Everest Restaurant*

25 years of Personal French Cuisine.

One of the country’s premier dining rooms, Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Chef/proprietor J. Joho’s world-renowned cuisine and award-winning wine list have earned Everest international recognition. Everest is a member of Relais & Chateaux/Relais Gourmand, Le Grande Table du Monde, Traditions & Qualité, Academie Culinaire de France, and Maitre Cuisiniers de France.

Everest Restaurant Review

Everest has maintained its perch above Chicago’s skyline for over 25 years; the spectacular view from the 40th floor never gets old. Evolved décor brought sleek silver fixtures and contemporary artwork on the walls. The changes made sense, the easier feel analogous to chef-owner Jean Joho’s personal vision. Chef Joho’s Alsatian roots dot the menu. One night, slow-poached farm egg, cauliflower mousseline, topinambours (Jerusalem artichoke) and black truffle appears first. On another visit, it may be home-smoked salmon. Then it’s on to roasted Maine lobster in Alsace Gewürztraminer butter and ginger, or tender venison surrounded by a wild huckleberry jus with fromage blanc knepfla. Another dish to ponder might be a dry-aged New York steak. Risottos distinguish themselves by their rich and creamy mouth-feel, as in a carnaroli version with fricassée of petite gris snail, Riesling and pain persillé. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. The fact is that the food, even through seasonal changes, is never without creativity and unquestionable goodness. Desserts are no less artful or enticing, perhaps a chocolate tasting or Alsace new-style cheesecake. The wine list has the largest selection of Alsatian wines in the world, along with classic French wines and global offerings. Impeccable service adds to the feeling of luxury. Gayot.

Listing Information

Award Winning,Bar,Dinner,Fine Dining,Views,Wheelchair Access

Exclusive - $61 and above




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One Review

  1. MrFiveStar
    November 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm Log in to reply.

    Looking for French Cuisine in the Loop, Everest is the best place to get it. Expensive, Yes, but the food and views are certainly worth it. Our choice to impress the out-of towner.

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