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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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