Alinea tops Elite Traveler magazine's best restaurant list

Chef Grant Achatz looks across the Alinea Restaurant kitchen at his small army of chefs, and servers as they create the nationally acclaimed food creations in Chicago, Thursday, April 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

March 31, 2014 6:24:00 PM PDT
According to one magazine, you don't have to go far to dine at the world's best restaurant. Alinea topped the Elite Traveler's list of best restaurants for the third year in a row.

A writer for the magazine said while molecular gastronomy is not his preferred style of food, it's impossible not to admire the sheer talent on display.

In an interview with Elite Traveler, chef Grant Achatz said his goal is to make sure Alinea is constantly evolving, and instead of following trends, he and his staff are trying to make the trends.