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425 S. Financial Pl., 40th Fl
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920

True to its name, Everest towers head and shoulders above many of Chicago's other upscale restaurants — literally, from its perch on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, and also gastronomically, through Alsatian-born chef Jean Joho's superlative French food. Indeed, the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic Phil Vettel recently called it the “best tall restaurant in Chicago” (though, as he notes, its view facing west is devoid of architectural interest — its private rooms are the ones with the city views). The menu changes to reflect the seasons, but chef Joho’s seven-course tasting gives a great overview of the restaurant’s range. A recent tasting menu included presskopf (headcheese) of pheasant, duck, and quail with truffle vinaigrette; New York State foie gras, pineapple quince, and Alsace spice cake; and line-caught cod with stuffed macaroni, salsify, and pinot noir jus. The 1,600-bottle wine list stuns almost as much as the views — above all because of its collection of great wines from Joho's home region of Alsace.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • In a city of summits, Chef Joho elevates the flavors of his native Alsace with stunning success at this art deco jewel box. - Inspector
  • Alsatian-born chef Jean Joho serves refined and updated versions of French classics: cream of watercress soup with quenelles and frog legs, for example. The wine list is very extensive.
  • Une vue poustouflante. Grandiose.
  • No need to call ahead for a table with a view, the view will find you! Order any and all lobster - Everest does it right.
  • Jean Johos nuanced tasting menus (four courses, $110) deliver at the highest levels. The wine liststrong on Alsatian selectionsis among Chicagos most impressive.
  • One of our featured publications, Gayot, says, "One night, slow-poached farm egg, cauliflower mousseline, topinambours (Jerusalem artichoke) and black truffle appears first ..."
  • Everest's service and tasting menus are impeccable. Tonight's tasting menu was the one of the finest dining experiences I have had - worthy of its one Michelin star rating.
  • Try the Maine Peekytoe Crab And Avacado Salad - Excellent cold crab salad starter
  • The service, food, and prices are as high as this restaurant's location. Their Menu can feature items like roasted Maine lobster, medallion of venison, and imported Russian caviar.
  • Go for the testing menu, everything was delicious especially the dessert
  • Fantastic food and stunning view!
  • One Michelin star
  • French-Alsatian menus feature seasonal platters like house-smoked salmon w/ noodles + cabbage potage poured tableside. Green Guide Editor
  • If you have the first reservation don't show up on time since they lock the doors until its time.
  • A little bit confusing to find, but definitely worth the adventure. Beautiful views and outstanding, elegant food!
  • 2013 - 1 Michelin Star
  • Average check size: $546 (Source: Wired Magazine, February 2012)
  • Andy Warhol tastiing menu with limited edition Dom perignon champagne
  • French spins on American cuisine put this 40th-floor gem on top of the world. Sample the signature roasted lobster in Gewrztraminer-ginger butter sauce, but save room for the stellar cheese platter.
  • Try as much as you can as its all delicious. In particular, the salmon, scallops and venison were all to die for!

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220 S Michigan Ave (btwn Adams & Jackson)
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