Loading Preparing Cameras

The Alinea Group

General Info
Nick Kokonas
Chicago, IL
51-100

About

On May 4th, 2005 we opened the doors to Alinea. The culmination of years of dreaming and imagination, Alinea was a minimalist modern vision that put the focal point on the cuisine and dining as an experience.

Chasing modernity is a fool’s errand. What was modern design in 2004 when we began the project is unlikely to be cutting edge in 2020. And so just before our 10th anniversary we committed to completely redesign and rebuild Alinea. On January 4th of this year the demolition crew came through and the rebuild began shortly after. Crews worked continuously to do in 4 months what took 13 months the first time around. And we sent our team around the world in the process. The new design is an intentional juxtaposition of classical architectural references and modern touchstones. It seeks to be timeless and sophisticated while giving no direct hints to a specific time or place. We also took the opportunity to improve the mechanicals, modernize the lighting systems, and install a five-zone sound system. We’ve also come to understand that the best moments of creativity come when we are uncomfortable and uncertain. So we are starting with a blank slate on the cuisine as well – and adding a few completely new experiences and choices for patrons. Some people are calling this iteration Alinea 2.0 or the Alinea Reboot. We just call it Alinea. Because all along we’ve always desired to embrace innovation and change as our core identity. “Alinea” means the beginning of a new train of thought.
Videos (1)
What Can You Break Today?
Company Spotlight in Tech
EZLinks Golf
videos (1)
Gary Cohen
NowSecure
videos (1)
Andrew Hoog
InstruMMents Inc.
videos (1)
Mladen Barbaric
Emerging Technologies, Inc.
videos (1)
Inna Berkovich
XSELL Technologies
videos (1)
Matt Coughlin
mLevel
videos (1)
Dave Cutler
Chicago Innovation Exchange
videos (1)
John Flavin
Soothe
videos (1)
Chris To
ParqEx
videos (1)
Vivek Mehra
Liberty Advisor Group
videos (1)
Sara Fitzgerald
Medcor
videos (2)
Curtis Smith
Active Graphics
videos (1)
Jeremy Hayes
Northwestern Mutual Chicago
videos (1)
Nathan Kinzinger
HigherGround Managed Services
videos (1)
Brian Brammeier
SwiftIQ
videos (1)
Jason Lobel
Regroup Therapy
videos (1)
David Cohn
Burwood Group, Inc.
videos (1)
Jim Hart
Accretive Health Inc.
videos (1)
Dr. Emad Rizk
Compass
videos (1)
Demeko Taylor
Ora Interactive
videos (1)
Mike Kelly
3Discovered
videos (1)
Peer Munck
Steadfast Networks
videos (2)
Karl Zimmerman
Cision
videos (1)
Kevin Akeroyd
Edovo
videos (1)
Brian Hill
Codal
videos (1)
Keval Baxi
BCD Meetings & Events
videos (1)
Scott Graf
Middleground IT
videos (1)
Sagar Pandya
Seller Labs
videos (1)
Jeff Cohen
LOGIC GATE
videos (1)
Matt Kunkel
Techweek
videos (2)
Amanda Signorelli
LaunchPad Lab
videos (1)
Tom Cullen
Hireology
videos (2)
TextNinja Co.
videos (1)
JIM RAMIREZ
uBack
videos (1)
Kaitlin Reimann
Elements Holdings Group & Subsidiaries
videos (1)
Rick Hammell
Kenway Consulting
videos (1)
Brian King
The Ballast Group
videos (2)
Kellee Johnson
Intetics, Inc.
videos (2)
Keono
videos (1)
Michael Medema
Gympass
videos (1)
Sean Flynn
PeopleVine
videos (2)
Jordan Gilman
Shiftgig
videos (3)
Eddie Lou
Insuresoft
videos (1)
Tony Villa
Steadfast.net
videos (1)
James Webb
Truss Holdings, Inc.
videos (1)
Bobby Goodman
Amount
videos (1)
Adam Hughe
SimpleRelevance, Inc.
videos (2)
Erik Severinghaus
Jobbatical
videos (1)
Karoli Hindriks