Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.09mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.09mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.09mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.09mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

About 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.

440 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60605
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 5:30 - 9:30; Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
Congress & Van Buren

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 663-8920

Website:
http://www.everestrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is complimentary valet parking inside the building along with a private parking lot.

Public Transit:
Right off the LaSalle/Van Buren stop of the Brown Line Trains.

Executive Chef:
Jean Joho

Additional:
Banquet, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Special Occasion (15)
See All
Scenic View (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
1830 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It was my girlfriend's birthday, I arrived an hour early to inform the hostess that is was her birthday and please bring out something special at the end of the meal. She advised me what she could bring out and I thanked her. It was a 3 hour meal and for the two of us with gratuity it was $600.
They brought out nothing but the check.....
Hello? Everest Room???? Michelin star??? Seriously???
For what????????
I called the manager over afterwards and told him and he said he would look into it. Look into what???? You didn't do your jobs!!!!
We left thoroughly disappointed.
If you have $600 lying around and don't want it...Just send a check to Rich Melman. It's much easier than spending 3 hours at Everest and getting let down.

2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Dinner was wonderful. Wait staff was terrific. Food fantastic. Could not have asked for a more wonderful experience Thank you Everest.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We dined on 8/12/2017 at 8pm, just in time to see the sun set. The restaurant is very small, only about 10 tables with high ceilings and polished white marble. There is a small bar to enjoy a cocktail if you arrive early. We didn't sit near a window, but the view was great from our table. We chose the Everest tasting menu with wine pairing. Standouts include the asparagus, lobster and foie gras. The most amazing dish of the night was the halibut. It was flaky and moist with a light flavor. The glass of Louis XIII was presented and served perfectly. We will always remember our experience at Everest.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Phenomenal! Get any of the seafood and you won't be disappointed

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything about our dinner at Everest was incredible from the service to pre and post meal surprise bites! It was amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Checks every box for a classic French place. Staff was incredibly accommodating and the wine list is stellar. Gorgeous setting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was great, and, best of all, we had a window table - the view of the city was spectacular! Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Wonderful evening!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Pretty theater prix fixe meal was perfect for our table of six. Out in plenty of time and never felt rushed. Each course was better than anyone expected.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Given all the fine dining options in Chicago there is no reason to go here. The service was off at first, with no attention paid to our table. Once service started it was good, but it was shocking to find land o'lakes butter served with the bread, given the superior options out there. We had the vegetarian tasting menu, the same foam appeared in 2 dishes, the beets in the first course were flavorless and seemed to come off a salad bar somewhere. On the whole, unimpressive, particularly for the price. The wines included in the pairing menu were uninspired and flat. No one seemed to know much about the wines either. One waiter could not identify the region in California for a wine. To be at that price point the restaurant must offer more in service and quality and ingredients.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Outstanding food, beautiful setting, knowledgeable and attentive staff. That doesn't come cheaply, but it was worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Wonderful. Truly enjoyed the service and food. Chef Joho is one of a kind. A national treasure.
When visiting Chicago this is a can't miss experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 30, 2017

Absolutely wonderful, across all fronts - the food was magnificent, the wine selection full of lesser known producers, and the service was unrivaled.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This icon of the Chicago culinary scene provided a memorable evening. The spectacular view of the Sears tower, Eisenhower Expressway and the west suburbs offered a wonderful backdrop to exceptional food with impeccable service. Fine dining doesn't get any better than this.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was great, but not transcendiary. I felt like I was nouveau riche dining here (I'm not, but not like it should matter). I guess I'd hoped for a less stuffy dining experience in Chicago. I love French classics and admire the beautiful plating, knife skills, and technique we experienced, but I also like to breathe.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

After more than a decade of fine dining in Chicago, my partner and I finally had a chance to go to dinner here. The ambiance and decoration has quite a bit of old-school glamour but the food is as exciting as it gets in Chicago. We had a lovely time--it was quite a special way to celebrate my partner's birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on July 23, 2017

Absolutely perfect in every way. Worth every penny and then some. Service was flawless. The food was in a class of its own. The wine pairings were fantastic and the staff was incredibly knowledgeable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Fantastic experience, exceptional fine dining and you cannot find a better view. Attentive staff. I had the Filet of Sole and it was sublime, bring an appetite because this is not the micro-course dining that you find in some French restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Overall it was alright... But it didn't live up to my expectations of a Michelin star restaurant. Food-wise, some dishes were very well done (lobster, scallop, and duck were all good), others lacked seasoning, or were off in terms of sweetness or pairings (halibut, oysters)... Service was very slow when the restaurant was busy, but better when things calmed down towards the end. Service was more informative than personal. Overall, it was good, but no better than any other fine dining establishment I've been to. It definitely seems understaffed, and the consistency of service varied. Some staff were clearly better than others.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food and service was wonderful. The restaurant is a bit dated.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food at Everest is wonderful. The desserts are very good but not outstanding. The service is good to very good, but waiters could be more attentive. The experience as a whole is excellent. The view depending on where you are sitting is pretty good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Outstanding haute French cooking in a beautiful room with a great view. I had the "signature" lobster starter with the Gewürztraminer butter sauce and it was everything one could hope for. The veal tenderloin with seasonal vegetables was wonderful as well. Everest is not inexpensive, but it delivers a very high quality meal and outstanding service for the price. Also an excellent wine list and a very knowlegeable sommelier.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was a special anniversary celebration
Fabulous in every way!!
Reserved a table by the window.
Flowers were on the table when we were seated.
Servers were very attentive and very accommodating

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Although the service and ambiance was great the food was what we came for and it left very little impression on our tastebuds. The food was very bland and uninspiring- there were no distinct or unique flavours that we couldn't get somewhere else. The bread was dry and hard and the timing between each course took quite a long time. The amuse bouche was a nice touch although not very good either. Overall the food was edible but nothing was memorable and when you go to a restaurant that is so highly rated you expect the food to be outstanding. For the amount of money you will be spending here there are plenty of other restaurants that offer much more in terms of taste and selection. Anyone can offer a pretty venue but the food is the main attraction unfortunately for us the main attraction left us not wanting more.

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service4
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Amaizing place,very good quality food ,great service,amusing vibe list,a little price ,but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

As usual, Everest went above and beyond with its food, presentation and, of course, the view.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service is excellent. Great view which is a plus. The bread they serve was cold, which was a big disappointment for a upscale restaurant like this. The food is interesting and well executed, but you will also need a meal from McDonald afterwards though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food, as always, was amazing. This restaurant is our go-to special occasion dining establishment. Usually the service is also outstanding; however, on this last visit, I was less impressed. Maybe it was because it was a holiday weekend, but I had to ask for things, like a black napkin, that are normally proactively offered to me. I also had to ask several times. While the pace of the meal is slower here than at most restaurants, to savor the food, service was slower than normal and dinner took almost 3 hours. Additionally, we were not awarded our frequent buyer points. I will definitely eat here again, but I was a bit disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Although, the menu looked great, this place is not what we expected for the price and per the website description. Beware, you may not get a table near the window, so obstructed view, and there's really nothing dividing the tables, so it's very unromantic and noisy.

Hostess was rude. Waitress was rude. Ambiance and noise levels were terrible. Manager was great; she tried to accommodate us with a better table, but ultimately we left before dinner.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Disappointed about value for money.
The veal was not cooked (almost rare in the middle), the duck liver had nerves, ...
The wine at $120 was indeed one of the cheapest on the menu but would expect something good for this price and unfortunately was basic and in addition serve in carafe broken on the nose ...
Very classic interior.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Dinner at Everest is always a pleasure! The food is wonderful, the service is attentive and yet transparent at the same time. The setting and view are amazing. Expensive, but worth it for an annual treat!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We always wanted to dine here and the food and service were fantastic. Classic French cuisine with excellent service and a wonderful ambiance. Relax, savor the food, wine and view. Memorable dishes Foie Gras, Wild Halubut and Gin glacé. Bon Apetit

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very very fancy. Did not say they had a dress code but all men were in sport coats. Would be nice if it said this at the Open Table website because my husband felt out of place. VerY very fancy food. Very very expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Quiet and elegant setting. Service and food are superb. Loved the Roasted Maine Lobster.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Service and food still in tip top shape after 30 years

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The Everest met every expectation we had. We had the pre fix menu with the wine tasting. It was great. The team served us well and Valerie was our lead and was wonderful. It's expensive, but memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Excellent food....one of the best restaurants in Chicago. A wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This restaurant is a sham. If you're a real foodie this is not worth your money or time. Very disappointing in service and food execution.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

A very elegant restaurant that offers delicious carefully prepared and presented food. The wait staff are knowledgeable, friendly, but not obtrusive, and are intent on making sure you have fine evening of dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Anniversary

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

What a great experience; beautiful restaurant, excellent service, amazing food and outstanding wine list! I will be back for sure.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.