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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
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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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
Romantic (21)
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Scenic View (16)
Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

First class dining experience. We enjoyed this very beautiful restaurant two days after our wedding and it could not have been more special.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great taste, excellent presentation, very poor service, they even forgot to bring coffee.

Compliments to the chef, needs improvement in training staff.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great reputation held up. Great food and service. Don't miss it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We went to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and before seeing a show at the PrivateBank theater nearby.

The location, at the top of the Stock Exchange, boasts some incredible views of Chicago (and Chicago's incredible traffic). Even though we were on a strict schedule, the staff accommodated us with the tasting menu (my dream) and sped up the process so we could get to our show in time.

The food - presentation was gorgeous, variety was astounding, and the taste was exquisite. The experience was simply wonderful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Heidelberg)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The Everest is a good restaurant, but not more. Whereas the chef's handcrafted concoctions are mostly out standing (yet boring) unless you don't have to make changes due to allergies, the service staff works uncoordinated and not customer-oriented. The guest is cursed at while at the same time smiled happily in the face. At least this was my sensation. In addition, the highly celebrated Alsation-inspired cuisine never arrived at my table. Also the promised views are not worth going up at all. My visit was a full-blast disappointment. I'm sorry to say that I definitely can't recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This was a wonderful restaurant with excellent service. We were celebrating a birthday in Chicago. The staff was very nice and help us with directions to the restaurant. The tasting menu was incredible! The playing was artful and rather tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Celebrating my daughters birthday before going to the production of Hamilton. The service was amazing and the food was wonderful! The view was spectacular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Everest, after not dining there for some years. As we enjoyed our meal, we kept asking ourselves why we hadn't been there for so long. The food is beyond exquisite, it is a marvel. While quite expensive, it is clear that the amount of work that goes into preparing food at this level justifies the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great ambience, absolutely amazing food, awesome service and everything there could be to make your evening special. The service is again, out of the world!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Maitre D' is intimidating, stiff and her superior attitude is not welcoming; for our friends ordering became stressful, until the delicious food and exquisite wine arrived and the atmosphere became more enjoyable . Also, for us, first time in Chicago, finding the place was quite a challenge: not a very inviting fine dining place .

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Travelled and dined around the world, one of the finest.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2017

If there was a "6" rating, Everest would receive it. It has to be the best restaurant in Chicago.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 23, 2017

i am not sure if my words can express this magnificent experience. from the adventurous trek from parking the car, to the ascent to the 40th floor requiring two different elevators, the suspense builds until finally arriving to the restaurant. we were warmly greeted by a hostess, and everyone from the gentleman serving bread, another refilling our water glasses, and our delightful server, Lisa, was an example of flawless service in sync. how can i describe the food? heavenly. everything presented beautifully. everything delicious, and spectacular. i sometimes wonder why i waited so long to experience this divine gem. thank you all at Everest.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our second visit to Everest and as experienced diners, we knew what we wanted and what to expect unlike our first visit. This time we knew about the amazing view, the better seating near the window and the entire experience that is Everest. Unfortunately, even though we specified a table near the window, and no banquet seating on 2 occasions (when we made the reservation and when they called to ask us about any requests), we arrived looking forward to our nice table and were seated in a corner banquet in the back room!!! Well, we had a cocktail and they did eventually move us to wonderful table it was a little aggravating and made for a much longer evening as they didn't want to start actual food service until we were at our final spot. All in all, it was amazing food, wonderful service and a lovely evening, I don't think we will be rushing back. It is a little too quite and the elegance is a tad on the stuffy side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I took my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday. The staff was wonderful and the food was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I've been coming to Everest yearly since 2000 and always had a great experience . However, this last three times something was missing. I notice the carpeting at the entrance to the dinning room had duck tape. The movement of the staff seemed confused, not smooth like it use to be. The staff seemed like they were still in training-culinary students. The food was good but not excellent. The menu has been the same for the last three times I was there. The "in between goodies" were the same as previous visits- not creative. Perhaps I'm old fashion but it seems that the high standards that Everest had been known for have been lowered for younger clients who do not know any better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The rhubarb dessert was fantastic. Never had rhubarb done this way - so many textures. This isn't the rhubarb your mother made.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. Each dish was delicious and artfully plated. This allowed us to try many new dishes and the wines were excellent. Service was awesome and the view was amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The Everest Room represents truly fine dining at a very high level. For many it may be old fashioned, but it really represents a time when going out to eat was a special occasion marked by civility, some formality and food you truly could not make at home or get at any inexpensive restaurant.
The room is classy and yet subdued. The wait staff is impeccably dressed and highly attuned to the needs of the diners. The food is simply exquisite. The filet of sole almost looked to beautiful to eat but I'm glad I managed to eat it anyway!
The wine list is extensive with many older vintages at very reasonable prices. As the chef is Alsatian, the list is heavy on wines from that reason. The sommelier can expertly guide you to a wonderful choice. There are also numerous 375 ml bottles which is something I wish more restaurants would have.
In summary, this is fine dining at its best. It ranks with the top choices in Chicago and could easily hold its own in NY or even France. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Their website advertizes floor to ceiling windows with a great view of Chicago. The restaurant has one wall facing the exterior with about 6 tables that have a view. The rest of the tables have a very limited view of the outside. We were stuck in a corner with almost zero outside view. The average age of the clientele looked to be in their 70s and the atmosphere was stuffy to the extreme. The food prices were incredible. I took a photo of the starters we were served because the size of the servings were so minuscule. We ordered coffee after dinner and finally told them to forget it and just give us the bill because it took them so long to make the coffee. We will not be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was delicious and Chef Joho deserves accolades for that, but for an expensive upscale dining experience the service was not up to par. We were never sure who was in charge of our table. I think since there were so many different people serving us they got confused on who was doing what. Our dining took over 3 hours and 15 minutes and the gaps between the beginning, middle and end were too long. The staff seemed frazzled.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We had a Fabulous pre-theater dinner at Everest! Beautiful view and simply wonderful food. We brought our 10-year old daughter and all three of us had so much fun! I thought about checking Kid-Friendly, but it would really depend on the kid. The staff was friendly and nice to all of us and we really appreciated that. The Food was just lovely to look at and even more lovely to Eat! We all chose the pre-theater dinner and it was three courses - each a marvel! The halibut was divine, the duck outstanding and the dessert wonderfully good. Also, even though the pre-theater option was the least expensive way to go, the Chef still sent a triple amuse to start the dinner and a selection of sweets to end.

We really appreciate being able to bring our daughter on a special occasion and some nice restaurants no longer seat 3 diners. Also, we really felt comfortable and so well cared for by Everest! All together a fun, special, spectacular birthday dinner for me! Thanks so much!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The food was good. The staff was attentive and very informative. View was breath taken. I look forward to going again and the price reflects that!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Worth every penny! We celebrated our anniversary with the Chef's Tasting Menu accompanied by the wine pairings. While our table was not in a glamorous spot, it was blissfully quiet. The servers were all knowledgable and personable. Every minute spent there was glorious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I seldom rate this high, it is thoroughly justified in this case. The service was flawless, the room beautiful, and we loved everything we had. It is not cheap, but despite the price, we in no way felt overcharged. We let them know we had theatre tickets for 7:30, and they managed to get us threw a 3 course meal without having us feel rush and took it upon hemselves to call and have a cab waiting for us.

Our only regret was not going on a night were we could have stayed and lingered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Amazing wine list! Many awesome menu options that the chef powerfully delivered - everything was outstanding. Great service! The experience delivered in all areas.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Luxurious service and elevated French Alsatian cuisine with complex flavors, deserving of multiple Michelin stars. Best Alsatian wine list as well as domestic and international wines available, spanning multiple decades. Beautiful sunset, sans sand.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

El servicio es excepcional , la comida muy buena pero no excepcional

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Got the tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was delicious

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great experience from start to finish. The pacing of the meal was perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My husband and I love Everest when we are celebrating a birthday or anniversary. Every time we go, the food and service are unbeatable. The chef does a great job of combining unique flavors and creating appealing presentations for each dish. And you have a beautiful view of city lights along with the quiet old world charm.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Spectacular, every dish was approachable and executed with perfection. There is a reason why this has been a Chicago institution for so long.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Quality of food and presentation were perfect. Only slight dissatisfaction was at the beginning. When they served the hors d'oeuvres, there were some sprinkles of bacon on it. The problem is that we do not eat pork and we wrote this in our reservation request. Additionally, the restaurant called us the day before and asked us about special requests. They even confirmed that they know we don't eat pork. That's why we were surprised that it still went wrong. They apologized for the mistake which we accepted, however, at a top restaurant like this and especially as they seem to be aware, it should not happen.
As I said, aside of that little glitch it was outstanding and worth the money.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was excellent. The table service was not as good as past visits.
Fortunately the food more than made up for the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Excellent service from the hostess to the servers. Food was exquisite. Will definitely be returning. Desserts were amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Everest has great views and excellent French cuisine. The wine list is remarkable, but their upcharge is considerably higher than other restaurants (I like good wine, but their bottles were typical triple the retail price, when double is more average). The head waiter did not introduce herself (nor tell us her position - it was a bit confusing whom our waiter actually was, as another young man had brought menus and begun the ordering process), yet seemed offended when I asked a server to have her come to the table, and described her (nicely).

Overall, it was quite a nice evening, with excellent food. However, it does not quite compete with comparable NY establishments.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

The restaurant lives up to its reputation for excellent food with great views. Jennifer, the sommelier, gave us excellent half-bottle recommendations so that we could enjoy white with our starters and red with our mains. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Everest lived up to its well earned reputation. The food was amazing, the service spectacular and the view breathtaking. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Classy place with exquisite food and wine list. I highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Expensive and additional cost for steak that wasn't too impressive. Amazing service and a good view if you get one of the few window seats

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