J. Joho

Chef · Proprietaire

Everest · Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Brasserie Jo · Paris Club

A French awakening is happening in River North. Internationally-acclaimed French Chef Joho and RJ and Jerrod Melman have teamed up to introduce the highly-anticipated Paris Club in Chicago's popular River North neighborhood. The trio has set out with a goal of serving up approachable French fare in a casual, urban setting that appeals to a new generation of diners.

With an emphasis on plates to share and their spin on updated classics, the Melman brothers and French powerhouse Chef Joho (Everest, Eiffel Tower, Brasserie JO Boston) have assembled an impressive culinary team of some of the most respected names in French dining.

With an emphasis on plates to share and their spin on updated classics, the Melman brothers and French powerhouse Chef Joho (Everest, Eiffel Tower, Brasserie JO Boston) have assembled an impressive culinary team of some of the most respected names in French.

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Just above the Strip on the 11th floor of the Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica, Chef Joho's Eiffel Tower Restaurant offers the city's premier French cuisine, breathtaking views of the Las Vegas strip, and is regarded as the crown jewel in Paris La Vegas' collection of restaurants.

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Known the world over for having made an indelible mark on the culinary world with his exquisite personal cuisine, Chef Joho humbly entered the profession as a 6-year-old, peeling vegetables in his aunt's restaurant kitchen. His rise to international success began on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange with, what is now one of the world's premier dining rooms, Everest. Today, his establishments across the country set standards for dining and win accolades at every turn.

Chef Joho's formal training began as a 13-year-old apprentice for Paul Haeberlin of the acclaimed L'Auberge de L'Ill in Alsace, France, and continued in kitchens in France, Italy and Switzerland. By the age of 23, Joho was the sous chef at a Michelin three-star restaurant where he commanded a 35-person staff. It was while he was studying at the Hotel Restaurant School in Strasbourg that Joho immersed himself in the hotel and restaurant business, as well as the arts of pastry, cheese and wine.

Known the world over for having made an indelible mark on the culinary world with his exquisite personal cuisine, Chef Joho humbly entered the profession as a 6-year-old, peeling vegetables in his aunt's restaurant kitchen. His rise to international success began on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange with, what is now one of the world's premier dining rooms, Everest. Today, his establishments across the country set standards for dining and win accolades at every turn.

Chef Joho's formal training began as a 13-year-old apprentice for Paul Haeberlin of the acclaimed L'Auberge de L'Ill in Alsace, France, and continued in kitchens in France, Italy and Switzerland. By the age of 23, Joho was the sous chef at a Michelin three-star restaurant where he commanded a 35-person staff. It was while he was studying at the Hotel Restaurant School in Strasbourg that Joho immersed himself in the hotel and restaurant business, as well as the arts of pastry, cheese and wine.

Accolades

  • James Beard Foundation (JBF) "Who's Who," JBF "Best New Restaurant," JBF "Best American Chef: Midwest"
  • Robert Mondavi "Culinary Award of Excellence"
  • Bon Appetit's "Best Chef of the Year"
  • Gourmet Magazine's "Best Restaurant for Business Dining"
  • Everest has been named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of America's most romantic restaurants
  • Chicago Magazine's "Best Restaurant in Chicago"
  • Mobile Dining Award, Everest
  • JBF nominations for "Best Outstanding Restaurant," "Outstanding Chef," "Outstanding Service"
  • Everest consistently rated 4 stars from Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine
  • Everest's wine list has been credited as the "country's best selection of Alsace wine" by USA Today, The New
  • York Times and Saveur
  • Five-Diamond AAA rating, Everest
  • Gayot's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

Press Clips

International Press

Television Apearances


Chef Joho of Chicago's Everest Restaurant featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.



  • BRAVO'S Top Chef
  • TBS's Dinner & A Movie
  • PBS, CNN
  • WXYZ, Detroit
  • Chicago: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WGN
  • CPTV, Las Vegas

Highlighted Praise

  • "The jovial Mr. Joho stands astride the culinary heap" - The New York Times
  • "Best Alsace wine list in the hemisphere" - Johnny Apple, New York Times
  • "A brilliant meal from a great chef who is at the top of his game" - Robert M. Parker Jr.
  • "Four stars - Chicago's most romantic restaurant" - Chicago Tribune
  • "Four stars - spectacular in every way" - Chicago Sun-Times



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Chef Joho's menu offers a variety of light snacks and full meals, with highlights including Uncle Hansi's Onion Tart, Hanger Steak, Pomme Frites, Coq au Vin, Croque Monsieur, and classic desserts like Profiteroles covered in Homemade Chocolate Sauce and the Crème Brûlée, of course.

Along with its extensive wine and beer lists, Brasserie JO pulls in an eclectic crowd of Bostonians at cocktail time with an extensive selection of martinis and the restaurant's signature beer, Hopla, an authentic Alsace-style draft beer.

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This, the pinnacle of Chef-Proprietor Jean Joho's restaurant collections, is recognized worldwide for its superb cuisine and unique wine collection. In this spectacular setting with the glittering city spread out 40 stories below, you will experience a caliber of personal service and a level of culinary excellence that defines "world-class."

The world's toughest critics call Everest "spectacular in every way," the city's "most romantic restaurant," and the "best Chicago restaurant for business dining." Discover for yourself what Robert Parker calls "a brilliant meal from a great chef at the top of his game."

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