Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in world

April 17, 2011 10:00:00 PM PDT
Chicago's Alinea moved up a spot to No. 6 on the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. That makes it the best in the U.S. and all of North America.

Alinea opened in 2005 and has been on the list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants for the last five years.

In its first ever Chicago Michelin Guide, the French organization gave Alinea three stars, its highest ranking.

Chef Grant Achatz is in the process of opening a second restaurant, Next.