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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
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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