It takes a certain bravado to name a restaurant after the tallest mountain in the world — the damning reviews practically write themselves. Thankfully, chef Jean Joho’s Everest has scaled the culinary heights and remains perched at the top of Chicago’s fine-dining realm. Appropriately located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, its magnificent city views are a perfect companion for Joho’s highbrow Alsatian cuisine. The menu includes a filet of wild sturgeon wrapped and roasted in cured ham, and venison served with wild huckleberries and braised pear. It’s safe to say that a night at Everest will leave you feeling, well, on top of the world.