Everest

4.6
1957 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 5:00pm -10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 663-8920
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Jean Joho
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress & Van Buren
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Parking details
There is complimentary valet parking inside the building along with a private parking lot.
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Public transit
Right off the LaSalle/Van Buren stop of the Brown Line Trains.
Additional
Banquet, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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GL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner, nice view and excellent service.
Red wine was delicious and 4 of the 7 course meal were amazing.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Good service wine food view

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, service was fine. Expected more from the view, especially having read that it has a good view. Restaurant seating faces westward, the flat side of Chicago. Night lights visible were like any city in the night. Nothing to write about.

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BN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Spectacular views to the west of the city. Excellent service; seamless wait staff, if a little cursory in terms of personality. Alsace wine list is a dream with plenty of other options. Food was excellent without being outstanding. Quality and tasty, but not dramatic. This is a restaurant to go for the experience of dining in an exquisite setting, 40 floors up - and you'll pay overs for it. I would say worth it.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exquisite tasting menu in a gorgeously elegant setting. I would have the staff take more time explaining the dishes and the wine pairings. 2016 Justin wine not appropriate for a Michelin star restaurant, especially with the extensive wine cellar. Otherwise, the food top notch!

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Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Everest within the past year. We just love it. The chilled lobster/corn bisque was delectable, and the warm lobster starter and the duck entree are not to be missed. My husband loves their rack of lamb. Wine selection is extraordinary.

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DC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Overpriced. Food is just ok, desserts and service were excellent. Not worth the very high price. I would not go again.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Very Ordinary Experience! The restaurant feels like walking into the 1980s...the quality of the food was very average. Have lived in Chicago for 20 years and have always wanted to try Everest..now I wish we hadn't. Was a disappointment.

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AV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff made you feel like you were the most important person at the restaurant. Incredible service and the food is spectacular.

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W
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Still great after all these years. Not wildly inventive but solid dishes and great wine pairings. Very good staff.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went to Everest before a show. Views from the dining room are wonderful, but the restaurant interior lacks decoration and ambiance. It’s a very sterile environment with very little character. I dined with two kids (9 and 12 years who are well behaved and comfortable in upscale restaurants); however, we did not feel welcome at Everest. The restaurant was so quiet that we could hear the staff talking about guests at each table and commentary was generally not kind. While the food was served professionally and the staff were attentive, it was not warm or comfortable service. Food was good, but not creative or worthy of its price.

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RF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with a beautiful view. Highly recommend getting a resy right when they open at 5ish or around 9 to get a window seat. One of the best experiences Chicago has to offer and worth every penny with the phenomenal service.

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DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

You expect only 5 start service from this restaurant- it’s anything but
There are many restaurants in Chicago that have food and view as good as this one. I would definitely go to one of them first
The food thou is excellent!

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LY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing attention to details. I am allergic to milk and every entree was specially prepared for me to make sure it didn't contain any milk. Staff is very attentive. Food was well prepared and artfully presented. Foie gras is to die for. Entrees around the table were from bass to steak to lamb and everyone loved it!

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Honestly for a restaurant this nice...the service was bad. We were seated...then not spoken to for 10 min, with no servers. Half of the wait staff could hardly speak English and the wait staff was not friendly or attentive at all. We ordered the tasting menu, and took an extremely long time between dishes. Baffled on how they have one Michelin star. The cherry on top was when the “complimentary valet” cost $10 and the parking attendant tried to fight us.

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SQ
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting, great food and excellent service

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SM
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Kind of a strange experience in getting to the restaurant. We went in an unmarked building, had to go through a turnstile, go up an elevator to the 39th floor and then transfer to another elevator to get to the restaurant on the 40th floor. Once there, we were seated near a window with a nice view. We were then offered a wine list; the large majority of the options ranged from $500 to $1200 per bottle. The dinner menu offered a couple of options with a starter, main dish, and dessert for $110 or two starters, a main dish, and a dessert for $130. We are not big eaters and when we asked to share the second option, we were chastised and had to ask the chef if that was an option. In the end, the meal was just OK. I prob will not go back or refer others here

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were dining with our daughter for her birthday and 7 year old granddaughter. The staff was very helpful in helping our granddaughter with her dining choices and making her feel welcome. (She was the only child on a Saturday evening!) The extra dessert for my daughters birthday was lovely.
As visitors from Pittsburgh, we are very impressed with your beautiful city. See you next time we are in Chicago. Thank you to the Everest staff!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to Everest several times over many years. Although they are attempting to modernize their menu, I felt like the food was not as interesting and flavorful as I would have expected. Nothing was exceptional and we were disappointed in our experience. Service was fine, a little obsequious but not warm and friendly.

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SD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always funny to read the 1-star reviews. Those people are never happy. Everest was our date night choice while staying downtown. We arrived 30 min early, waited 2 minutes for our table, greeted promptly, and enjoyed our 5-course meal, great cocktails and wine. Exceptional food, exceptional service. What you'd expect for a fine dining restaurant.

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c
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was prepared to dislike Everest after not being able to cancel my reservation less than 48 hours in advance without a $75 per person charge. Still, the staff won us over. They were charming, polite, knowledgeable, attentive, and humble. The lobster with butter and ginger was unforgettable! The additional touches like an amuse bouche and extra dessert nibbles were expected, but still excellent and deserve acknowledgement. A must try for any foodie in Chicago.

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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Chicago for the first time and took my husband there as a surprise for his birthday. It was a wonderful experience. The food was perfect.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fixe prie pre-theater and were blown away. Delicious is understating. Need to go back when we have more time. Great views.

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CE
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal although the three course theater menu is twice as much as listed on the website

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PT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dining experience! We came here for our anniversary dinner visiting from out of town and we were overwhelmed by the quality of the service and the food. It was one of our top five dining experiences EVER.

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DA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful overall experience. Great fine dining experience perfect for any special occasion.

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c
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. Everything was perfect. I am the corp chef for a large food distributor and could not have been happier with the evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We liked the food a lot and the service good too.

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LR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was fine, but service's timing was off. We did the tasting with wine pairing, on multiple occasions dishes were just set down without description, wine arrived ahead or way behind the assigned course and our cocktails which were "bartender's choice" were never described. Overall just an okay experience. Will not be back and wouldn't suggest to a friend.

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HC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Price for good is very reasonable. It’s the wine that gets you...buy worth the money for a special occasion.

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AQ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an extraordinary event would recommend to anyone looking for a special place

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Best restaurant in Chicago! Sorry, Grant.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been 10 years since I dined at this wonderful place, and the food is just as memorable! I had the filet of Sole dish and my wife had the Vegan dish. Both were perfectly recommended and paired with a French Chardonnay from the Alsace appellation / Gran Cru.

LaSalle street has got to do some renovations, otherwise it’s a very pleasurable and memorable dining experience.

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CD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was poor because the restaurant was understaffed. The team really tried hard, but they were rushing and fumbling to keep up. They were very late to our table to take a drink order, very late to come back later for the dessert order after our mains, routinely late refilling our wine glasses from the bottle we purchased (and we couldn't do it ourselves because the wine was chilling across the room!) The food was fine but hardly a "wow" and certainly not in keeping with the prices and the history at Everest. A real disappointment at restaurant that shouldn't disappointment given how it's positioned itself.

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D
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were excellent. Decor was tired and old fashioned. It was disappointing to be unable to see the view, considering the restaurant was located on the 40th floor.

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d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything we were served was fantastic and the service was fine... until the bill came. We tried a glass of Riesling ($26) and because we enjoyed it, opted to order a bottle of the same. When the bill arrived we had been charged $220 for that bottle. Assuming there had been an error, we asked the server (Janelle?) to send the sommelier. She returned alone some minutes later with a new bill adjusted to 5x$26=$130. She said she had done us a favor but “we won’t ever do that for you again!”
In what fantasy world is a bottle charge $90 more than 5 glasses??? We felt scammed... and more importantly... extremely embarrassed by the public scene the server made at our table. At the very least the sommelier should have disclosed this upfront. This restaurant has been my go-to restaurant for happy celebrations since 1988! Sad that they ruined my 60th birthday.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. The food was delightful and a thrill to the senses. Romantic, intimate, and white glove from beginning to end.

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TS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best Michelin Star restaurants that we have been to in Europe or America. Jojo is a true artist. Great views of the city's west side. Service was attentive with a slight miscommunication between waiters. Very nice people. Would recommend it for a very special occasion. Get there early for a window view.

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A
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the restaurant. But it is quite expensive. It is also very difficult to find. More signage would be helpful. It has a very formal feel that was initially off putting. But the warmth of the staff quickly offset that reaction. The views and the food are outstanding. We did not give it straight fives because of the prices and how difficult it was to find. Nonetheless we highly recommend it.

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