Scaling Chicago's culinary heights with grace
It takes a certain bravado to name a restaurant after the tallest mountain on Earth — the damning reviews would practically write themselves. Thankfully, chef Jean Joho’s Everest has scaled the culinary heights and, even after 30 years in the business, 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. Plates are presented elegantly and intricately — almost like a stage production. Of course, once you realize that the restaurant also provides a three-course pre-theater menu, it all starts to make sense.

But with a play or not on the evening agenda, it’s still safe to say that a night at Everest will leave you feeling, well, on top of the world.
Things to Know
  • The dining room features the chef’s logo on the carpet and elegant chandeliers. In addition to its spectacular views, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant's dining room has distinctive paintings and sculptures around the space.
  • Everest offers elegant French cuisine with a strong focus on the Alsace region, where chef Joho is from. The menus at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant change frequently and concentrate on the freshest seasonal ingredients.
  • Depending on your appetite and dining preferences, you can choose from a three- or four-course prix fixe menu, a seven-course tasting menu, a vegetarian tasting menu or the daily changing pre-theater menu.
Getting There
440 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605
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