Alinea earns 3 stars from Michelin

November 15, 2011 3:26:20 PM PST
One Chicago restaurant has earned a rare three-star rating from the Michelin guide this year.

Alinea has earned the prestigious honor in fine dining. The restaurant also received the rating last year, which was the first year Michelin produced a guide for Chicago.

More than 400 Chicago restaurants are listed in the new 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago. Twenty one of those restaurants received star ratings. Only two earned two stars: Ria and Charlie Trotter's.