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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
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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