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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Everest

425 S. Financial Place, 40th Fl. (Congress Pkwy.) Send to Phone
312-663-8920 | Menu
French refinement, complete with an art-adorned space, profoundly endures 40 floors above Chicago's Loop.


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Open Tues.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Everest, Chicago, IL


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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Everest Restaurant Review

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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.



Watch our exclusive video interview with chef Jean Joho.

About the food: Chef Joho's Alsatian roots dot the menu. Choose three courses for $110 or four courses for $145. One night, slow-poached farm egg with salsify bouillon appears first. On another visit, it may be home-smoked salmon. Then it's on to Casco Bay sea scallops with cauliflower mousseline or veal tenderloin with spaghetti squash and chanterelles. 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 tomato. For the full experience, indulge in 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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