Everest
Everest

Everest

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.everestrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3126638920x
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Everest reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)scenic view (97)romantic (87)notable wine list (86)fit for foodies (74)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Midwesterner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a great restaurant. Very high-end. Food, service, wine list all were excellent. A wonderful spot for a special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    All I can say, one of the best places I've been service-wise & excellent dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great view and excellent service.
    shanghaijbVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Going to Everest does feel like a time capsule (2014 Michelin Guide review). Entering the desolate Chicago Stock Exchange at night, rising to the 40th floor, and walking the tiny carpeted corridor into the restaurant to finally reach Everest's art deco interiors is its own experience. Food was good but richer than we expected. We made the mistake to take the 4-course menu, which includes 2 starters. That was way too much food for us, we were stuffed, and it altered our food experience. However, service was excellent, and the wine that the sommelier recommended was outstanding. Everest succeeds to be both grand (the view) and intimate (the setting and service). I will go back, but I will choose lighter dishes, and only the 3-course menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the World
    TonyB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everest meets expectations with food that is beautifully prepared but not ridiculously over the top. Attentive service: we were never rushed and never ignored. We arrived almost a half hour early, but they were delighted to see us and sat us at an excellent table immediately. I had the sea bass as a main course. I generally don't order fish, but this was excellent. The flavor of the fish was not overwhelmed by te preparation, but complimented by it. This included gently sautéed delicate calamari. Appetizers were inventive and ranged from the deeply rich and intense (fois gras) to the delicate (oysters with cucumbers). Extensive wine list with some splits and some 'by the glass.' If you love good food, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occassion Gem
    GGPP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice restaurant for a special occasion. Great service and wonderful food. Seating and view are great if you are by a window. Much less so if you are not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ne plus ultra
    orthoepist
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everest has got to be not just one of Chicago's finest but also one of the world's great restaurants. Civility is the order of the day here from beginning to end. Service by the gracious and unobtrusive staff is well-timed and choreographed, and the food is superb. The Magret of Mulard Duck was the best I have ever had and has set a new standard for comparison. Away from "restaurant row" and trendy, overhyped places that so often disappoint in so many ways, Everest is the real thing. For overall experience - ambience, service, view, and especially the food - this gem of a restaurant gets my highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Birthday Celebration
    FoodieKaren
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had two children, 7 and 13. We were very worried about how our 7 year old would do. They do not have a children's menu but the chef catered to him. He ate (or at least tried) everything they brought him. Everyone in our group loved there choices and the view was amazing. I highly recommend Everest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was amazing, the staff was even better. I saw a review that said the staff was stuffy. I found them personable. They performed the wine pairings and really were enthusiastic about their work. My only ding is finding this place. That was a pain and when we left, there was no one to tell us where they put the car. Found it by walking around lot. The window was open with keys inside. That seems reasonable in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!!!
    Prettyfirst
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I chose Everest to celebrate both of our birthdays, which are within one week of each other. Everest is a perfect choice: elegant, beautiful, delicious, with world class service. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant to others, and we will undoubtedly fine at Everest again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luxury dining worth the high price
    TheaterFanaticVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Everest Room is the place to go if you are looking for caviar, foie gras, pricey but delicious food, and a terrific wine list. They were terrific t helping us make our deadline for the Joffrey Ballet -- although it would have been nice to have had more time for a leisurely experience. The view of the city was lovely. Expect a costly tab. If you are prepared for that, you will find it worthy of the expenditure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yet another extraordinary night
    Elleontable
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were the first to the restaurant right when it opened at 5:30, and the restaurant team greeted us knowing what we were celebrating, and sat us at possibly one of the best seats in the restaurant. We were so impressed and grateful for it. Service was outstanding, the food was outstanding, there was nothing I would complain. Restaurant was very classy, upscale, and romantic. What a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The room and view are great. The food and the presentation was outstanding. The service was very good but at times we were left with dishes that could have been bussed quicker rather than looking at an empty plate. The staff needs to smile more and be a bit warmer. At times I felt that they really did not want to interact with us. The dining experience is also an educational one for us and without the interaction we felt like it was almost inappropriate to ask a question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uber Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Friendly and Professional. Cuisine not only farm to table, but ocean to table too! Check out the Pre-Theatre offering - Uber Value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    DimitriInBellingham
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Not too impressed after being spoiled by Bouley in NYC ... They were both approximately the same price but, not worlds, but UNIVERSES apart in food, service, and ambience. If you have to be in Chicago, then go to Goat and the Girl.... much more fun and much better food.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    Niuniaboo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was outstanding so good and the wine list was so good. For my boyfriend's birthday they gave a little cake with a candle. Very romantic staff was very friendly. I really appreciate the night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently the Best
    Geezer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everest is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. Elegant setting, wonderful service, beautiful food. Always a memorable evening.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Kay
    KayR
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was great; food, view, service. An amazing place
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lalala
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Nice view and food. We were being able to watch sunset during the dinner. The foie gras was wonderful, tender and juicy, as well the veal. Wonderfully experience!
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • good does not match the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant been in the CBOE building for a long time. The food is good but in my opinion not able to match the price. Great view. Absolutely great service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at Everest. It was a wonderful evening. The Everest staff congratulated us when we were seated. The sommelier was excellent and helped us pick out an outstanding wine from Alsace. The food and ambiance were outstanding. The courses were nicely spread and made for a relaxed dining experience. Would recommend for special occasions!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB food and service
    OrangetabbyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everest sets the bar extremely high for food and service and wows us on every visit. Every restaurant service employee in Chicago should train with Everest; the service is efficient, thoughtful, discreet, polished, yet never stuffy or overbearing. Food is exceptional for this city--do not miss the foie gras, sole meuniere or the vacherin. Each dish is an exercise in culinary technique and gastronomic artistry. It is also refreshing to see demonstrated restraint in the masterful plating of every dish; every so-so restaurant now has swipes of this AND dots of that AND towers of stuff on every plate, which only results in a more-is-more-kitchen-sink type amateur jumble. When you dine at Everest, less is so much more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Traditional French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Living in Loop for over four years, I still cannot believe it was my first time to be Everest. After entering the dining room and see the wine list, I starts to believe that I made a huge mistake not visit here before. The food here gives you the reasons why Michelin gives a traditional french restaurant one star. They have to do that since you cannot pick a bone from here. However, if you want to find a more leisure place, Everest is not too you. It is the best for the one who want to take a traditional dining experience. If you respect their rules, you will enjoy the full menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was a remarkably civilized experience that we look forward to repeating. The amuse bouches were especially wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Good but not very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The above title says it all; the ambience feels artificial, would not go there for a romantic evening. Would be good though for a husiness lunch or diner
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Très bon
    qc23
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everest est un très bon restaurant. La sommelière nous a donné de judicieux conseils afin d'harmoniser le vin à notre repas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room without a view
    FreqTravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you sit facing the bar the efficiency and frantic news is really all that you see. Great meal lousy view if you can't see out
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was out first time, and we have a group going back there the end of the month. It was memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great experience at Everest
    nonoise
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Once again, Everest proved to be a truly memorable dining experience. We arrived almost 30 minutes early for our reservation, yet the staff made us feel immediately welcome and appreciated. I ventured beyond my comfort zone with several choices and was rewarded with new tastes and wonderful flavor combinations each time. Having had the good fortune to eat at several of the greatest restaurants in France, I would place Everest as their equal in food and service and their superior in the spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Too small
    Fowincof
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The venue is great if you have a window if not turn and walk away.
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    notable wine list
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  • Extremely Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was very mediocre and uninspired. The soup (corn!) was flavorless and the pate was like eating an oily piece of fat.
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  • Wonderful first time
    Kris
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!
    andermacVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was perfect for a special birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden gem/foodies unite
    echristmasVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Classic but good
    jayjayVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Great food, uncomfortable dining
    mrs3m
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Robert
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I would put Everest on my top ten list in the Chicago area for Outstanding Food and Excellent Service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Classic Cuisine, Subtly Updated
    josephisen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
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  • You lost me at hello
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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