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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2011

Not one negative here...fantastic all around!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2011

Quiet elegance . . . sophisticated cuisine . . . a blend of subtle and full flavors . . . gracious service . . . and a wine list with great depth . . . . A very nice place to be.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2011

Great - nothing could have been better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2011

We were blown away by the food and the service. The sauces on both of our main courses were delicate but flavorful. I ate small bites because I didn't want the evening to end.

The service was very attentive and professional without being overbearing.

While were not lucky enough to have a direct view through a window, the view from th 40th floor was wonderful.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2011

Everything was great with the exception of our table. We were seated 2 feet away from another table and it made for uncomfortable conversation. My wife and I basically had to whisper to one another so as to not have the couple sitting next to us hear every word we were saying.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2011

Magnificent view. Attentive service. An expensive place that looks it. A table at the window would wow any date for birthday or anniversary (faces west so get there for sunset). Very, very, expensive wine list--while some notable and rare may command the price, there are very good wines that other places manage to sell for under a $150 and I'd like to see a few added here at that price instead of double that. The food and service value isn't bad for such high quality, but the average bottle shouldn't cost more than the entire dinner for 2.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2011

The food and service is outstanding in an elegant room. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and every course was more amazing than the next. My only complaint is that it is VERY expensive. Just the wine list is hard to sort through since it is very long and grouped by varietal. However, since many of the wines are $1000 or more, most of us regular folk, need a under $100 list. Also, beware of the side drinks, coffee and tea for two ended up tacking another $24 onto our already extensive bill. This set us back $453 with a $70 bottle of wine for 2 people.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2011

Amazing wine list & talented, energetic sommeliers!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2011

I know that it is pricey but it is worth every penny. This is truly fine dining at its best. Possibly the best lobster I have ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2011

Everest offers good service and decent food, but is outrageously over-priced. For the amount of money we spent, we should have been raving about how everything on the plate was the best thing we'd ever tasted, but that simply wasn't the case. Although we had told them in advance that we would be celebrating our daughter's birthday, they did very little to make her feel special. We won't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2011

Great dining experience from beginning to end, with a beautiful view of the city to boot! Although the restaurant is quite formal, the staff was friendly and provided a high level of service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2011

This is a very old school classic restaurant, lovely subtle decor using lots of mirrors. The food is well prepared and tasty. The experience is expensive, and we were happy we went, but we would probably not go again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 2, 2011

Everest has the best tasting menu I have ever had! I have only visited Chicago twice and both times was fortunate enough to dine at Everest. I will continue to dine there any time I visit Chicago. The food is truly amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2011

Always excellent food, service and ambiance. Still one of my 2 favorite restaurants in Chicago. Convenient valet parking, great views of the west in Chicago. Go for sunset or a thunderstorm. Our friends from France were totally blown away by their experience at Everest.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2011

Food was very good, delicatley flavorful, nothing was overpowering .
Ambience was also good. Service was great too and everyone was friendly.
One aspect I noticed was that all the tables are not uniform, so where you are seated does affect the ambience of the dinner, like if you are seated by the window. against the wall, against a mirored wall, or seated in the middle of the hall etc.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2011

We had such a wonderful time. The view, food, service and ambience was perfect for my birthday celebration. They made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, it couldn't have been better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2011

One of the best R&C restaurant ever visited. Great food with an unique alsace slant ! We enjoyed our special occasion evening.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 27, 2011

We were celebrating 45 years of marriage and could not have had a better experience. This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! The food, the view and the ambience were beyond compare.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2011

From the time one arrives, to the time one leaves it is a total world class experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Wonderful place for special occasions

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Outstanding! Had the seven course degustation with excellent wine pairings. If you have a broad palate I highly recommend going this route. Over all, it is very expensive, $525 for 2, but well worth it. Can't wait to return. Definitely Chicago's best French restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2011

I had not been to Everest Room for 14 years and I was delighted not only that it still exists but that it is still superb. The perfect special occasion restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2011

One of our favorite places to celebrate in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2011

Perfect except occasionally too noisy for conversation. Always too noisy for quiet conversation

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 23, 2011

Top-notch from one end to the other. As an out-of-towner, I've read about lapses in service in Chicago, but not this one. Real "service" isn't showy - it's just "there", prompt, personal, and practically invisible We've skipped Charlie Trotter's on our trips for a while, for example, because we feel it's lost its edge - things done "right" but a definite feeling of being "on the clock" to turn a table. Everest staff and service were on a par with our best experiences in Europe. Great food and wine list to go with it. We've got a "short list" of Chicago favorites; some are now gone (like the old Bakery for foodie fun until the brothers retired), and some have seemed to have lost their edge - but not here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2011

The food was really great and really nice views of the city.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 20, 2011

This was a bit of a disappointment. We had reservations for 8 pm and arrived starving, but it took almost a full hour to get the first food and drink on our table. Once the food arrived, the pacing was a bit too fast. The food itself was delicious--not a single misstep--but it also wasn't transcendent. An amuse bouche was an unexpected delight--but they should have done more of that. They did do a nice job pairing the wines, but even then at one point my husband and I had the same wine for different dishes (really?!? not even going to try?!) The decor was tired. Even the view from the top of the building was a bit of a let down, as the direction (west?) overlooks flat, uninteresting roads/freeway, not city buildings or river.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2011

We had never been to Everest and what a wonderful dining experience. The lobster and salmon appetizer was amazing. Our entrees of venison and sea bass were also fabulous.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2011

We had the tasting menu, and the chef was willing to make substitutions, which was greatly appreciated. Overall the food was quite good, but not as good as some of the highly rated French resturants in other cities. The service was exceptional.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2011

I've been to many many up-scale restaurants and this blew me away. The 9 course meal we had, including desserts and such, was phenomenal. Notably, the 3rd dish - the lobster, was by far the most amazing dish I have had the joy of eating in my life. Everything though was superb, the service was wonderful, and the view was mesmerizing.

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on August 20, 2011

chef tasting and wine pairing a foodie's delight

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 20, 2011

One of the best restaurants my wife and I have visited and truly THE BEST restaurant in Chicago!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2011

I highly recommend this romantic restaurant for special occasions! Very romantic and beautiful night view of the city lights. Large, bay shaped windows overlooking downtown!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 10, 2011

For the price we didn't think this was a value. we spent $500 for 2 people which included some amazing wine and some ok wine. The matches were spectacular in some cases in others just ok. The lobster in the signature apetizer was tough. the service was wonderful. People were playful, not stuffy. view was amazing if looking toward the city and poor when looking away from the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2011

Wonderful views and beatifully prepared and presented food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2011

Fantastic experience, excellent service, definitely a must dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2011

The food was excellent exceeded only by the service and friendliness of the wait staff. We would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2011

Everest is at the pinnacle of dining experiences. Chef Joho continues to ascend to new heights with his wonderful food creations. On this evening we enjoyed four course dinners that included crab, lobster, duck, and veal dishes that illustrated the kitchen's versatility and ability to produce beautifully presented and heavenly tasting dishes. The service was especially noteworthy as a team of servers worked together as if a well rehearsed orchestra to provide an attentive and interactive, yet unintrusive performance. As expected, the wine list had a wide offering of top flight global wines and the surroundings were classically elegant. We will be back to Everest soon - there are no higher culinary heights to climb.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2011

Nice but 'aged' steak was a tough flank steak...in Chicago!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2011

Wonderful dining experience! Tasting menu and wine pairing was fantastic!

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