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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
Horrible place to eat. The food was sub par. The service for lack of a better word, sucked. We sat there for 30 minutes before anyone even addressed us. The waiter spilled a desert on my girlfriend's dress and did not even say sorry. The dress needed cleaning and they did not offer nor did they take anything off our bill. AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE. It is not worth the money or the time. I can't believe that it is "suppose" to be one of the best places in Chicago. Those people who give it a high rating have no taste!
Great dining experience with outstanding service. First, the free valet parking is a plus. Had no problem negotiating the three elevators up to the restaurant. Unlike previous reviewers, we were met by coat check upon exiting the last elevator. Service from the staff was exquisite. Seated near a window with a view (I do believe every table has a view of the skyline). We both ordered two starters, main, and desert. The Everest roasted main lobster starter was our favorite and is to die for. My wife had the steak with bearnaise sauce which was outstanding. I opted for the hare, however, I've had better and felt that the meat was a bit dry. Altogether the meal and service were outstanding. Two 4-course meals, two glasses of wine and coffee cost around $450 including gratuity.
Lovely restaurant and beautiful tasty food. Service was SPECTACULAR! Beautiful window view EXCEPT Everest advertised as a fireworks view for New Years (which is impossible when the restaurant' windows face the city not Lake Michigan. :( Regardless, a beautiful meal and experience (and SIGNIFICANT bill $$$$$. ) French loveliness and portions were nice. Every choice we made was yummy.
Please note that this review is for a New Year's eve prix-fixe dinner. Unfortunately, the dinner experience was sub par for due to a couple of factors. Upon reservation, I made a request for a table by a window. When I was called to reconfirm the reservation I mentioned our request once again and the host told me that they would do everything possible to accommodate us. When we got to the restaurant, we got seated at one of the worst possible tables - it was in between the windows by the column and neither I or my wife had any views other than the restaurant's interior which by all means is nice and European. There was a round table right next to us and a large window which was only occupied by 2 people instead of 6. When it cleared up we asked one of the hosts to be relocated to that table. We were again told that they would do everything possible to get us reseated. 15 minutes later they put another couple at that table and nobody even came back to tell us that it would not be possible to relocate us. To sum it up, higher than average price level does not guarantee you a top notch overall service that you would expect from a restaurant of this level. The food overall was good...for Chicago. If you travel to Europe and around the world please do not have your hopes too high if electing to visit Everest. Go without any expectations. We were in Paris for a week a month ago and dined at some some local family owned restaurants without Michelin stars and all the hype...the food was as good and the cost was 3-4 times less...so do not expect value for money at Everest compared to France. Finally, if I knew we would get such an overall treatment, there is no way I would have selected this place for a New Year's eve dinner with my wife. We have dined at Sixteen numerous times and even though it is more expensive, we were never treated with such arrogance as we were at Everest. Total disappointment!
We chose this restaurant because it was one of the first listed in a search for restaurants with vegetarian dishes. No question, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We knew that it was a nice restaurant. We did not realize it was the most expensive restaurant in Chicago. Certainly this restaurant is top of the line in quality and a great experience, if you are prepared to pay $500 for 2 people. We did go on NYE so they had only the tasting menu as an option. Still I thought a bit of warning would have been nice. Otherwise, you will not regret a visit to Everest.
Excellent as it was decades ago. We were very frequent diners for years after Everest first opened but have not been back for 15 years. The two of us celebrated a milestone anniversary. The sommelier was knowledgeable and confirmed our pre-determined choice. The food was spectacular and timed perfectly. The wait staff was orchestrated well. The table for two was not next to the window but was perfect as we both had a view - at the window one would have had their back to the view. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
Went on Saturday and from the time we were seated it took over 25 min before we were properly greeted and asked if we would like a glass of Champagne or a cocktail.
After letting the staff know of my displeasure it did get better but for the prices they charge and being a Michelin star restauarant, the service should be perfect.
Food overall was good, Scallops on the hot appetizer were the best dish of the night.
Thank you Chef for preparing an off menu risotto for me, and also for providing without a doubt one of the best food experiences of my life. This was certainly a magical meal and night to remember. Your greeting at our table was a great personal touch, and I hope to return again to your wonderful establishment. Thank you and the rest of your team!
This was a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. The staff was very accommodating and very professional. The food was not severely overpriced and was fantastic. Overall, I believe this was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place if you would like to experience true fine dining.
I was looking forward to my first tasting menu experience at a Michelin starred restarant in Chicago, however I cannot say this lived up to my expectations. We went all in for the Christmas in Alsace menu, and I really expected it to blow us away at every course. Service was great, with the exception of our "steak knives" being dull. (Seriously, I had a hard time cutting through a thin piece of goose-that is not a detail I expected from a Michelin starred restaurant. Wine parings were mostly good, but never overwhelmingly impressive. Amuse-Bouche started out strong-I am not a lover of mushrooms, but I was the first to comment on the exquisite flavor of that portion of the amuse-bouche. First and second courses were well prepared, ascetic, and tasted good, but not stunningly so. Main course was tasty, but not impressive (further marred by difficulty with steak knife). Cheese course was divine, and my favorite, though the souffle and prune ice cream was a close second. The Gelee /sorbet was also tasty.
I don't wish to make it sound as if we had a poor meal. Nothing was bad. I admit, I have only dined in a handful of Michelin Starred locations. However my history with them has been that every course and each offering was stunning in both visual design, and most importantly taste. This tasting menu had its highlights that indeed wowed us, but for a total bill of over $700, I felt it did not meet my expectations.
We had a great meal and an amazing evening. It was a special occasion for our Anniversary. We selected the Everest tasting menu along with the wine pairings. It was pricey but the food and wine were outstanding!
Our table guides Clare and Lisa were wonderful
The service was excellent. My favorite part of the meal was the Pinot Noir Wilmet Valley wine. We did the 2 hr Everest 7-course pre fix with 3 glasses of wine and cappuccino ($500). Compared to other pre fix meals, we left the restaurant a little hungry with a larger bill; except for dessert, every course was 1-3 small bites. If you really liked something, there was not enough to truly enjoy it. The main dish was not as flavorful as I would hoped for, from a Michelin star restaurant. There was a cheese course that was presented AFTER the main course, (not dessert cheeses), which we thought was an odd placement. Overall, each dish was presented beautifully.
I have been going to Everest for the past 10 years and I was my favorite restaurant in Chicago up until this past Saturday when I was greeted by the worst surprise of my life, I encountered RACISM, yes you heard me correctly, RACISM, this coming from the newly appointed MANAGER from this fabulous restaurant. A MANAGER who knows nothing about SERVICE or CUSTOMERS, knows nothing about the golden rule of service "THE CLIENT IS ALWAYS RIGHT" and who has the audacity of saying that he does not care about the client, the client being me because I am no one, eventhough I made my reservation a month in advance and asked for an specific table and have been going to this restaurant for the past 10 years. That goes out the window because he does not care, better yet, from the start he believes I do not speak English and so he sends me someone that might be able to speak my language so on top of eveything, he proceeds to insult me... it has been such a disappointing experience which I wanted to share with you all because until this man learns the most fundamental rules of service, you will all be completely disrepected at this fabulous restaurant which is such a pity because the food is out of this world, the waiters are sweet and honest and the ambience is the best in Chicago but one person ruins it all: the MANAGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
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