Everest, Chicago, Illinois
Concierge.com's insider take:
Top-of-the-world views and nosebleed prices match Chef Jean Joho's lofty Alsatian creations at this restaurant on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Power brokers and foodies alike are drawn to this swank dining room for the slow-braised veal shank with wild chanterelles and Maine lobster in Gewürztraminer butter and ginger. Sharing the spotlight is Everest's 1,400-label wine list managed by sommelier Stephen McGinnis. The seven-course tasting menu is the best way to sample Joho's creations; a three-course pretheater dinner is also available.
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 5:30 pm to 9 pm, Fridays 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturdays 5 pm to 10 pm.