Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 5:00pm -10:00pm
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.View Private Dining Details
Reservations were for 8pm, arrived on time, was informed table was not ready and was shown to the bar. 30 minutes later the hostess came and informed us they would like to take us to “the view room” while we waited. Room was small, didn’t have a bar, and only had a few chairs. The view was unimpressive. Turns out the view room is just a means for the restaurant to prevent the bar area from getting backed up from people waiting. Other patrons and us joked about the room and wait at first. However, this quickly became disgust as our drinks became dry and time passed. It took a total of an 75 minutes for us to finally be seated. It took another 15 to be presented the wine menu. We ended up having to ask for the food menu afraid it would take another 15-20 minutes. We partook in the chefs menu with wine pairings. With exception of the cod, all servings were mediocre at best. Guests all around us were complaining of the food quality and the wait as well. We did complain about the food and wait to the manager, who in turn removed our alcohol costs from the bill. Even so meal was over $400 for a very mediocre food. I’m not sure how this restaurant ever received any awards, it was horrific. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.
Had a great experience celebrating our anniversary @Everest. The atmosphere is fancy but not intimidating and the food is really good!
Exquisite. Old school. French. Nothing else need be said.
My wife and I lived in Chicago for many years and always considered Everest excellent. On a recent return visit after 16 years away we had the good fortune of dining there yet again and found the experience absolutely as good as ever. Having just returned from some travel in Europe we are puzzled/Baffeled by the Michelin star rating system and are fairly certain that a rating of 1 Michelin star is inaccurate! At least 2 if not 3 are deserving of Chef Joho and his talented staff.
Thank You, Everest, for an awesome birthday dinner! We will be visiting you in the future, and looking forward.
Service and demeanor of the staff was abysmal. Our party was very underwhelmed. I don't think that we will be returning.
Disappointing. Service was slow and staff was not welcoming or attentive.
This is definitely a special occasion restaurant but it lived up to its reputation. Excellent View, friendly service, and delicious food.
My husband and I had dinner here over 20 years ago and we went for our daughter in laws Birthday and the food was just as wonderful! The quality of the service was only surpassed by the amazing food! If you have a chance to go, you definitely should experience Everest!
Wonderful table with view, excellent wine service, all food was superb EXCEPT entrees. Rack of lamb was raw , duck was dry.
Play on corn dessert was most imaginative .
Perfect service and perfect food. One of the best chefs in Chicago
Excellent cuisine—with the exception of desserts—in a weirdly vacant room with no ambiance..
Amazing! Great food, great service, & a awesome staff!!
Everest was very disappointing. I really expected to be wowed and I walked away feeling meh. I felt the décor was very dated (seriously, mirrors on the wall?) and the lighting was very bright for a fine dinning restaurant.
We started with the Everest Roasted Maine Lobster in Alsace Gewurztraminer butter and ginger and the hand harvest Casco Bay sea scallops, fennel choucroute, Tokay juse de puolet, both were good. Scallops were tender.
Our main entrée was the baked wild sea bass, which was very good and the Dry-aged new York Steak with bearnaise and Alsace potato Gnocchi. The potato Gnocchi was also very good! The steak was another story. It was tough, I didn’t finish it. I should probably have mentioned at the restaurant but since I was not inspired by the rest of the meal I said nothing.
For dessert we had the Alsace Vacherin, Crispy Meringue, Vanilla and Strawberry Glacée, Red Berry Coulis, again this was just okay, I wouldn’t order it again.
Overall, everything was good but not fantastic and that is what I expected for a restaurant of this caliber, reputation and price tag. Especially disappointed with the quality of the steak, I expected so much better.
Elegant setting, delicious food and a wonderful dining experience.
Ours servers were exceedingly unfriendly, angry, which made our experience awkward and uncomfortable. They (she) was not pleasant.
The chef was amazing, food was awesome-amazing. Stinks that the staff are so reticent.
Everest was a good meal, but not worthy of a Michelin star. The food was quite good, the lamb was out of this world good. The wine, while good, was well over-priced. The service was only fair. Our plates were left on our table for over 20 minutes. The food came slowly, as did the wine. Overall, I would remove the Michelin star and will not recommend Everest to others.
My wife and I celebrated our 14th year anniversary and this was the perfect place. The ambiance and the food did not disappoint. They have a good wine selection to go along with the excellent French cuisine. We had a wonderful time - so much so that I forgot to ask the staff about the bouquet of red roses that I had reserved in advance. That wasn't a damper though as we enjoyed the dining experience.
My husband and I thought our dining experience was just okay. We were at Everest a year ago and thought it was phenomenal. But for some reason, we thought the food and selection was just fair, service was a little fast.
It was nothing like advertised. Felt like chef was on vacation. Food looked and tasted terrible. Everything was reheated or taken from refrigerator. Was the worse disappointment of my experiences with over-hyped restaurants. Ambiance was awful: bright cheap lights. Looked like an ugly cafeteria. It was one of the absolute worse foods/experiences i have had. This was a scam.
Great dinner, nice view and excellent service.
Red wine was delicious and 4 of the 7 course meal were amazing.
Great. Good service wine food view
My husband and I celebrated his birthday at Everest. We had a lovely window table enjoying a spectacular sunset followed by night views of the city. The background music was soothingly pleasant allowing intimate adult conversations. It was quite romantic until a family with two toddlers were seated next to our table. The lovely evening turned out to be an expensive night at a fast food restaurant. The children were allowed to run to the window in addition to running around the table. One child had been screaming while another repeatedly sang the alphabet song. I never expected this atmosphere at Everest. Never, never again. There was no apology for the circus atmosphere.
World Class! There’s a reason it’s on the list!! Strongest recommendation!!!
Food was good, service was fine. Expected more from the view, especially having read that it has a good view. Restaurant seating faces westward, the flat side of Chicago. Night lights visible were like any city in the night. Nothing to write about.
Spectacular views to the west of the city. Excellent service; seamless wait staff, if a little cursory in terms of personality. Alsace wine list is a dream with plenty of other options. Food was excellent without being outstanding. Quality and tasty, but not dramatic. This is a restaurant to go for the experience of dining in an exquisite setting, 40 floors up - and you'll pay overs for it. I would say worth it.
Exquisite tasting menu in a gorgeously elegant setting. I would have the staff take more time explaining the dishes and the wine pairings. 2016 Justin wine not appropriate for a Michelin star restaurant, especially with the extensive wine cellar. Otherwise, the food top notch!
This was our second visit to Everest within the past year. We just love it. The chilled lobster/corn bisque was delectable, and the warm lobster starter and the duck entree are not to be missed. My husband loves their rack of lamb. Wine selection is extraordinary.
Overpriced. Food is just ok, desserts and service were excellent. Not worth the very high price. I would not go again.
Very Ordinary Experience! The restaurant feels like walking into the 1980s...the quality of the food was very average. Have lived in Chicago for 20 years and have always wanted to try Everest..now I wish we hadn't. Was a disappointment.
Staff made you feel like you were the most important person at the restaurant. Incredible service and the food is spectacular.
Still great after all these years. Not wildly inventive but solid dishes and great wine pairings. Very good staff.
Went to Everest before a show. Views from the dining room are wonderful, but the restaurant interior lacks decoration and ambiance. It’s a very sterile environment with very little character. I dined with two kids (9 and 12 years who are well behaved and comfortable in upscale restaurants); however, we did not feel welcome at Everest. The restaurant was so quiet that we could hear the staff talking about guests at each table and commentary was generally not kind. While the food was served professionally and the staff were attentive, it was not warm or comfortable service. Food was good, but not creative or worthy of its price.
Amazing food with a beautiful view. Highly recommend getting a resy right when they open at 5ish or around 9 to get a window seat. One of the best experiences Chicago has to offer and worth every penny with the phenomenal service.
You expect only 5 start service from this restaurant- it’s anything but
There are many restaurants in Chicago that have food and view as good as this one. I would definitely go to one of them first
The food thou is excellent!
Amazing attention to details. I am allergic to milk and every entree was specially prepared for me to make sure it didn't contain any milk. Staff is very attentive. Food was well prepared and artfully presented. Foie gras is to die for. Entrees around the table were from bass to steak to lamb and everyone loved it!
Honestly for a restaurant this nice...the service was bad. We were seated...then not spoken to for 10 min, with no servers. Half of the wait staff could hardly speak English and the wait staff was not friendly or attentive at all. We ordered the tasting menu, and took an extremely long time between dishes. Baffled on how they have one Michelin star. The cherry on top was when the “complimentary valet” cost $10 and the parking attendant tried to fight us.
Beautiful setting, great food and excellent service
Kind of a strange experience in getting to the restaurant. We went in an unmarked building, had to go through a turnstile, go up an elevator to the 39th floor and then transfer to another elevator to get to the restaurant on the 40th floor. Once there, we were seated near a window with a nice view. We were then offered a wine list; the large majority of the options ranged from $500 to $1200 per bottle. The dinner menu offered a couple of options with a starter, main dish, and dessert for $110 or two starters, a main dish, and a dessert for $130. We are not big eaters and when we asked to share the second option, we were chastised and had to ask the chef if that was an option. In the end, the meal was just OK. I prob will not go back or refer others here
We were dining with our daughter for her birthday and 7 year old granddaughter. The staff was very helpful in helping our granddaughter with her dining choices and making her feel welcome. (She was the only child on a Saturday evening!) The extra dessert for my daughters birthday was lovely.
As visitors from Pittsburgh, we are very impressed with your beautiful city. See you next time we are in Chicago. Thank you to the Everest staff!