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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.
Chicago, IL 60605
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 5:30 - 9:30; Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
Congress & Van Buren
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
There is complimentary valet parking inside the building along with a private parking lot.
Right off the LaSalle/Van Buren stop of the Brown Line Trains.
Banquet, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Everest is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange building. We serve the personalized cuisine of Chef Joho featuring multi-course tasting menus offering guests a unique culinary experience.
Everest Ratings and Reviews
This was a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. The staff was very accommodating and very professional. The food was not severely overpriced and was fantastic. Overall, I believe this was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place if you would like to experience true fine dining.
I was looking forward to my first tasting menu experience at a Michelin starred restarant in Chicago, however I cannot say this lived up to my expectations. We went all in for the Christmas in Alsace menu, and I really expected it to blow us away at every course. Service was great, with the exception of our "steak knives" being dull. (Seriously, I had a hard time cutting through a thin piece of goose-that is not a detail I expected from a Michelin starred restaurant. Wine parings were mostly good, but never overwhelmingly impressive. Amuse-Bouche started out strong-I am not a lover of mushrooms, but I was the first to comment on the exquisite flavor of that portion of the amuse-bouche. First and second courses were well prepared, ascetic, and tasted good, but not stunningly so. Main course was tasty, but not impressive (further marred by difficulty with steak knife). Cheese course was divine, and my favorite, though the souffle and prune ice cream was a close second. The Gelee /sorbet was also tasty.
I don't wish to make it sound as if we had a poor meal. Nothing was bad. I admit, I have only dined in a handful of Michelin Starred locations. However my history with them has been that every course and each offering was stunning in both visual design, and most importantly taste. This tasting menu had its highlights that indeed wowed us, but for a total bill of over $700, I felt it did not meet my expectations.
We had a great meal and an amazing evening. It was a special occasion for our Anniversary. We selected the Everest tasting menu along with the wine pairings. It was pricey but the food and wine were outstanding!
Our table guides Clare and Lisa were wonderful
The service was excellent. My favorite part of the meal was the Pinot Noir Wilmet Valley wine. We did the 2 hr Everest 7-course pre fix with 3 glasses of wine and cappuccino ($500). Compared to other pre fix meals, we left the restaurant a little hungry with a larger bill; except for dessert, every course was 1-3 small bites. If you really liked something, there was not enough to truly enjoy it. The main dish was not as flavorful as I would hoped for, from a Michelin star restaurant. There was a cheese course that was presented AFTER the main course, (not dessert cheeses), which we thought was an odd placement. Overall, each dish was presented beautifully.
I have been going to Everest for the past 10 years and I was my favorite restaurant in Chicago up until this past Saturday when I was greeted by the worst surprise of my life, I encountered RACISM, yes you heard me correctly, RACISM, this coming from the newly appointed MANAGER from this fabulous restaurant. A MANAGER who knows nothing about SERVICE or CUSTOMERS, knows nothing about the golden rule of service "THE CLIENT IS ALWAYS RIGHT" and who has the audacity of saying that he does not care about the client, the client being me because I am no one, eventhough I made my reservation a month in advance and asked for an specific table and have been going to this restaurant for the past 10 years. That goes out the window because he does not care, better yet, from the start he believes I do not speak English and so he sends me someone that might be able to speak my language so on top of eveything, he proceeds to insult me... it has been such a disappointing experience which I wanted to share with you all because until this man learns the most fundamental rules of service, you will all be completely disrepected at this fabulous restaurant which is such a pity because the food is out of this world, the waiters are sweet and honest and the ambience is the best in Chicago but one person ruins it all: the MANAGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Outstanding in every respect - food quality/flavor, service, wine menu. Also appreciate that the noise level in the restaurant allows for a reasonable conversation with others without having to shout above the din of music, other diners’ conversations or the clanging of dishes.
Pre theater 3 course price fix is outstanding! Chef tasting, Sea bass, Pheasant, and two dessert tasting - all were amazing! Paired wines for 2 and the total bill is less than $250 with tip (even includes parking)! Still at their top of the game 30 years and counting!
Everything about Everest seemed dated. The interiors were solid 1990s design and while the food was perfectly acceptable the service was slow and slipshod. Based on my experience my one visit, I am surprised they have retained their Michelin Star.
Once we were inside the restaurant it was quite elegant and very thoughtful. I booked based on a Chicago Tribune article about where to eat prior to seeing Hamilton. The waitstaff was masterful at managing the time and suggested that if we leave at 7:00, we'd be fine. (Eh, I wish we had had another 15 minutes. We sat down literally as the lights were coming down due to a huge traffic jam with ticket scanning.) Food was beautifully prepared and what we expected. What set the mood, unfortunately, was no communication from the restaurant about when they opened. Not familiar with Chicago, we arrived a little early. A man at the desk of the skyscraper had our name on a list & sent us upstairs. The door to the restaurant was locked. As we knew we were in a time crunch, it was a little stressful. It was maybe 5:10-5:15? When I called to see what was going on a curt person told me they'd open @ 5:25. We stood around in a hot lobby for @ 20 minutes before the doors were opened. No apology. No accommodation. Strange to me if you are catering to a pre-theatre crowd.
I took my fiancé here for dinner to celebrate our engagement earlier that day. We were blown away by the service and how knowledgeable the staff was. We did the seven course tasting menu with wine pairings and the food was perfect. The view was unbelievable and it was a perfect experience!
Everest is everything we were told to expect. It is considered one of the top 10 restaurants in Chicago, and everything from the cordial yet professional fretting by the hostess to the final petit fours was done impeccably. I had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was innovative and fun. My wife had the steak with fried gnocchi bits. More traditional, but delicious nonetheless. The service was attentive but not in the least overbearing. Yes, Everest is very pricey, but for a special occasion, it is well worth the price.
Treated a friend here last night for her 23rd birthday; it was her first time there(and my third or 4th time there...since the DotCom 90s and early 2000s)! We had a great time! We were able to get a 5:30 pm dinner reservation that same day, with a decent window view. We both had the 7-course Tasting Menu, which was awesome! The sommelier also made fantastic recommendations throughout our dinner! The place looks brighter, sleeker and more modern than the first time I dined there in ‘97–yet it was still very warm and elegant and had a more diverse clientele. We would definitely come back here!
So. My first visit to Everest was about two decades in the making, I have been visiting the city of Chicago on business since about 1998 and have lived here since 2007 and it took me until 2017 to make my first visit to Everest. Typically, in my experience, there are unspoken, subliminally unrecognized reasons for such a delay in a particular restaurant's first experience for me. In some cases, we really regret the delay (e.g., Green Zebra), in more cases, those reasons become evident. Sadly, Everest sort of fit into the latter category.
I won't be so presumptuous and arrogant as to claim that Everest is not a destination experience in Chicago, probably in the culinary world. In fact, that is primarily what it is, a DESTINATION experience. If you like high end dining, you cannot truly say that you have fully experienced Chicago dining until you have visited the tried-and-true that is Everest. We do not regret the experience. However, it is possible that one visit may be enough.
This has little to do with the quality of the food and service, though the view from our table was a narrow wall so that part of the experience was not so great. We did have to move the reservations late on day of owing to work-related reasons, so maybe we got what we earned regarding the view; there is no way to know for sure. The service was certainly impeccable and in line with the kind of performance and attentiveness that we would expect from an establishment as renowned as Everest.
The food was certainly also good. It simply was not great. We did the tasting with wine pairing and were not disappointed but also not electrified. Like I said, good but not great, though that is probably not quite accurate. Maybe more accurate is that, for us, Everest was not top 10 but probably was top 25 in our dining experience. We are glad we went and we would go back but we probably won't specifically seek out a return.
We enjoyed a lovely evening together for our 40th anniversary! Perfect atmosphere, relaxing yet elegant...service was great and helpful.
They also were very accommodating for my dairy restrictions without making it a big deal.
I would recommend this restaurant very highly!