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Everest Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.everestrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 663-8920
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 5:30 - 9:30; Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jean Joho
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress & Van Buren
  • Public Transit: Right off the LaSalle/Van Buren stop of the Brown Line Trains.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is complimentary valet parking inside the building along with a private parking lot.
A word from Everest
Soaring above Chicago's skyline on the 40th floor of One Financial Place and under the culinary direction of Chef/Owner Jean Joho, Everest serves some of Chicago's finest personalized cuisine. "Though the restaurant has a spectacular unobstructed cityscape as a backdrop, the food is what commands attention," said Chicago Magazine, which has voted Everest four stars for the tenth year in a row, since Everest opened.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Lovely setting with a spectacular evening sky. Service was great (thank you, Jennifer and Brenna and others). The food was excellent. I loved the small risotto dish and the palette refresher (Meyers lemon panecotta with strawberry tapioca pearls) in particular. The staff was incredibly attentive and nice. The wine was wonderful. Our travel time was noted by the servers and were accommodated. It was a wonderful first time at Everest. We will be back in the future. Thank you."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "cant believe more people do not take advantage of the daily pre theater meal. one of the best values in town first seating 3 course meal for $55.00 on a saturday!!! call for details"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Arrived on the earlier side and, the dining room was very quiet, but it did fill up later. It's too bad that this is a forgotten little gem, a throwback to a byegone era of fine dining. You will NOT find small sharing plates, tattooed waiters, or hearth-fired flatbreads. What you WILL find is a very classy continental dining experience. Service was great for most of the meal, all plates arrived at the same time, chairs pulled out. The food was very well prepared with some very interesting combinations and seasonal dishes. Extensive wine list. A bit pricey, but this quiet restaurant is great for a romantic dinner or if you have a business meeting and want to talk. Usually you either get good food or good view, at Everest you get both."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent, great wine choices, but the atmosphere was stunted. Waaay too bright, waaay too quiet. You could hear everyone's conversations which made talking uncomfortable for everyone. Good sized restaurant but everyone was crowded into one level. The way the tables were arranged, only 2 or 3 people got a view of the city. The service was great, the menu confusing.(If this, then that but not these two together--crazy) Very attentive staff. Great wine. Did I mention great wine selections? I wish this place was more romantic--dimmer lighting, soft music in background to mask conversation. The food was extraordinary."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The restaurant and the service is amazing! I have only a problem with a nife that was not clean, but it was not a big deal! I recomend for romantic dinners!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal accented with perfect service. The menu is classic french without being fussy or old fashioned. I would return to have the tasting menu."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I would put Everest on my top ten list in the Chicago area for Outstanding Food and Excellent Service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I go to Everest for elegantly simple food and perfect service. It never lets me down. The basic style of the cuisine is Alsatian, with additional notes from many parts of France. Both the conception and the execution of the dishes is outstanding. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable, but never overbearing. If I lived within walking distance of Everest I'd eat there two or three times a week"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have been waiting anxiously to dine at Everest. Travel delays required us to really hustle to make our 9:30 reservation. Upon arriving we were told that our table was not ready and that we should wait in the lounge, which was down the hall, past the elevator, through a door into this weird little ex-office with a desktop and a microwave. At 9:55 we were escorted to our table and did have a spectacular, foodie meal. They told us they would "comp" our cocktails to apologize for the delay. That doesn't come close to cutting it. If you are going to aim Everest high, you better have a better plan than marooning diners down the hall for 25 minutes. For $150+per get the table ready, or do the Euro thing of having a real lounge. Anything."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went here for my birthday expecting an exceptional dining experience. Maybe our expectations were too high based on reputation and price. The atmosphere was ok with a nice view of the river. It did get noisy at times but not unreasonable. Service was good and for the most part attentive. The biggest letdown was the food. Overwrought and short on delivery. I've had much better at other Chi town restaurants. A good meal but great? Not. If you don't mind spending $100+ per person for meh..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th Wedding anniversary at Everest. The food as well as the service were world class. Great special occassion venue."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had the most wonderful evening at Everest. The food and service were outstanding and we will definitely return. Many thanks to the attentive, helpful and genuinely caring professions who made our experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I took my husband here to celebrate his 40th birthday and it was everything I could have hoped for and more! The food was outstanding. Our server, Valerie helped pair spectacular wines. It was an amazing evening!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We chose the Everest because of its myriad rave reviews. The view, several stories above the city, is fantastic but call ahead and see if you can finagle a window table. There are only 4 (we didn't get so lucky and that was a disappointment). The staff is pleasant, efficient, polished and know their craft. They cant- as does the overall atmosphere- to the "formal-at-the-expense-of-warmth". The food was superbly prepared, beautifully presented and nicely apportioned. What it lacked in creativity, bravery or 'edge', it provided in solid, dependable fare. I was sorry that my mother & grandmother- were not with us, as the decor and 'energy' of Everest would have made them feel right at home. All in all, delightful, and well worth the climb!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a 5:45 reservation and 8 PM theater tickets a few blocks away. Our server said "Oh, so you are in a bit of a rush - I might suggest the three course Theatre Menu then." I must have looked at her askance, but she was right. That's the way it is at Everest. I imagine that the 7 course tasting menu would take the entire evening. But what an evening that must be - the dishes were all delicious and artfully prepared. The service was attentive, the wine sommelier knowledgable, and the prices as high as the 40th floor view of the city - but worth every penny. My only nit to pick is that they didn't seat us by the window despite there being tables open there - of course we didn't request it either."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Don't go here expecting a reasonably priced meal. Wine and dinner for two - $375. We had a one of the cheapest bottles on the wine list and it was $75 a bottle. One could spend $400 or more in a bottle of wine here and I just can't imagine anyone getting $400 of pleasure out of a bottle of wine, but perhaps if you're made of money and you just need to shed the dollars, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had an excellent dinner at Everest last week. Too bad it was a cloudy evening, because the view would normally be spectacular. I had the multicourse dinner, which was two starters, the entre and a dessert, for $120.00. I really think that is a reasonable price, given the quality of the food. The degustion menu just looked like too much food. I have to say the portions were on the large side, for this type of restaurant. My two starters were the smoked salmon and soft shell crab. Delicious!! My entre was was the Dover sole, again, excellent. Kuegel Hof for desert. Terrific wine list. The service was good, all the wait staff were very friendly. Getting to the restaurant involves multiple elevators, name on checklist. Fort Knox??"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were here years ago and the food if anything has gotten even better! The staff bent over backwards to make sure that everything was wonderful. It should also be noted that this is a wonderful place for those who eat less because of age because one of the choices is to have only 3 courses. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "So thought I would be coming back after a wonderful meal and excellent service by waiter. But the end of the evening completely ruined our experience there. We had an early 5pm reservation so we could catch a show at 7:30. They opened 15 min late. We made it clear that we wanted a taxi waiting at 7pm. Long story short, their preferred taxi service was a no show, it started to pour rain and it wasn't easy to find a free cab. We ended up finally getting a cab at 7:25pm, missed our show. Their planning after dinner was unreliable and ruined my wife's bday night out. Absolutely never going back and will tell all business associates and friends that Everest is a great place to ruin an evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Just fabulous from start to finish!!! The staff was totally professional,yet accessible. The food was innovative and delicious. The presentations were,extremely creative ."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner and were well taken care of by the staff. This is a Chicago classic. My only surprise was that there did not appear to be a sommelier at the restaurant on the Friday evening we were there - no one offered to help us consider the wine list."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After been gone for sometime from the Chicagoland area, it was wonderful to visit again one of the best eating establishments in all of Chicago. The Everest knows how to take care of their customers at every level, from the initial greeting thru the various dinner courses to the final good-bye. I would highly recommend this as a place that needs to be on everyone's bucket list. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing. We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in. I appreciated the quiet elegance and the food was fantastic and so well prepared. Our servers paid attention to every detail without interrupting. I will go back there and bring my husband. This is a restaurant for people who enjoy fine dining and ambience. I would not want anyone to bring children. It is an adult dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It is very expensive, not that creative. It is traditional with a lot of older clientele. There are only three or four window tables but they are very hard to come by. I would rather return to Alinea, North Pond, Les Nomads or Next."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were celebrting our 40th wedding anniversary and could not have picked a better restaurant. Everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were in Chicago celebrating my birthday...looking for a classic french restaurant. Everest is elegant, the cuisine better than excellent. The executive chef was most gracious to us as he stopped at our table to discuss our menu selection and wine. Valerie, our waiter, was extremely knowledgeable about menu details and, with Jennifer acting as sommelier, we could not have asked for a more pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Caveat on the front end, we are foodies. This was the best meal and dining experience we've had in I don't know how many years. We're not quite sure how we missed it. Food, service, ambiance was the quality of Michelin 3 star. Every service, every detail for the four of us was perfect from the starters, entrees to deserts. Great wine list to boot. The service was impeccable, absolutely flawless and while the feel of the restaurant was a little buttoned down, our family group managed to laugh and have a great time without feeling the slightest bit uncomfortable. Really wonderful but be clear, it's a bull market experience. This said, it's now on our go to list for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Breath-taking views. Wonderful staff! Amazingly delicious symphony of eats!! Spectacular!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "An amazing place. Very pricey - not for the faint hearted. Service was great; would have given 5 stars (service) but waitress seemed a little put-off (twice) by our cocktail order & noted our suburban residence. Did Food&Wine pairing. Each and every course impressed my wife and I. Not a miss-step in any course or wine selection. Truely impressed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "best appetizer and dessert, but not the best main course.. but the view and ambience out-beats."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Tasting menu - fabulous, service - fabulous. Great for any occasion, but this place is made for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I would recommend if you happen to come to Chicago for a visit or any special occasions you have to come to Everest for a night of enjoying fine dining at least once. You will be enjoyed every moment you are there; the food, city view, and especially the services. The Everest team had shown their professionalism and kindness that went above and beyond our expectations and now wonder Everest was awarded one of the Michelin Stars. You should be Enjoying too! Live Well. Live Healthy. Enjoy Live!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Overpriced restaurant, the food is ok but nothing special."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Excellent choice for our anniversary, very attentive staff, knowledgeable about food and wine choices. Only disappointments were that our lead server was stiff as a board in style and not particularly informative about the food. Usually at places like Everest the food choices come with some background and then presentation, we felt a bit rushed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "From the moment you arrive you feel that they really want to make you happy. The food is wonderful and the staff is expertly trained, you'll feel that they really enjoy what they do, and they do it very well. I particularly enjoyed the boneless frog leg and nettle foam soup. It was innovative and delicious. I will go again when I visit Chicago."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "If you have very good food and a fantastic wine list, coupled with a very nice room and a great view, it would be great if you could get the other things right too. Both of our courses were brought to the table the wrong way around and, despite the server repeating our food selections, the wrong entree was brought. In addition NOBODY spoke to us at all for fully ten minutes after we were seated. They also decanted my quite expensive bottle of Brunello away from the table and out of my sight which I consider a no-no."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The service was top-notch at this restaurant, from being greeted to leaving the restaurant. The Staff was very genuine and knowledgeable about all of their products. The food was incredible, some beyond words. If you are looking for high-end quality when it comes to food and service, Everest is your restaurant. The restaurant even acknowledged my notes from online indicating the dinner was for a 'birthday celebration.' I have not had any restaurant actually acknowledge the notes I place when performing a reservation online."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "If you are looking for an elegant dining experience ... Look no further. Clean professional attentive staff and food and wine that will amaze! Not an inexpensive dinner but as they say ..."price is an issue when a lack of value is perceived" and this evening was well worth the price!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was an excellent dining experience, and was worth the drive from the burbs to Chicago. The whole staff was polite, attentive, pleasant, and very professional in demeanor."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Three of us get together twice a year during professional meetings. Our dining criteria involves finding the best restaurant we can on the one evening we can dine. While in Chicago we chose Everest and were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is beautiful, very romantic and the view is fantastic. We got to watch a thunderstorm roll in - awesome!. We all got the 3 course meal which was a starter, a main dish, and dessert. The wine list is extensive and a little pricey. The sommelier worked with us to find a good bottle within price range. Two of us started with broiled lobster and then had sole. Another got halibut. All were lovely to view and delicious. Desserts were yummy and the service was exquisite! Impeccable!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014