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440 S. La Salle St., 40th Fl. (Congress Pkwy.) Send to Phone
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French refinement, complete with an art-adorned space, profoundly endures 40 floors above Chicago's Loop.

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Everest, Chicago, IL

Everest Restaurant Review

About the restaurant and décor: Everest has maintained its perch above Chicago's skyline since 1987; 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-proprietor Jean Joho's personal vision.

About the food: Chef Joho's Alsatian roots dot the menu. One night, slow-poached farm egg with lentils, chorizo and sunchoke bouillon appears first. On another visit, it may be home-smoked salmon. Then it's on to Casco Bay sea scallops or tender venison surrounded by a wild huckleberry jus, and spiced pear and braised red cabbage. Another dish to ponder could be a dry-aged New York steak complemented by béarnaise, braised endive and Alsace potato gnocchi. Risottos distinguish themselves by their rich and creamy mouth-feel, as in a carnaroli version with quail and Michigan peas. In addition to the seven-course menu dégustation, 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 a “new wave” soufflé.

About the wine: The wine list has one of the largest selections of Alsatian wines in the world, along with classic French wines and global offerings. Impeccable service adds to the feeling of luxury.
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