Everest

4.6
2044 reviews
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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.
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SW
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If you have never been to Everst it is a must try. While quite a different experience don't go here if you are on a budget or are a picky eater. While I understand a Michelin star restaurant will be expensive at some point how much is too much. Lets take a look at the bar for instance . Makers Mark is Makers Mark no matter where you drink it so 18.00 for a drink is a bit excessive. You will not leave without spending at least 125.00 pp. I've been here twice not sure if we will be back.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday. The tasting menu takes your palate on a journey from savory to sweet. We added the truffle risotto, which was a star dish, along with the lobster with fingerling potatoes and venison for the main course. The service was top notch; professional yet approachable staff were a pleasure to interact with. The only knock was the wine pairing. The fruity, Alsace wines weren’t really our style and I didn’t think they stood up to the cuisine as well as they could have. My tip is to choose your favorite Chardonnay from the extensive wine list and finish with a 1/2 bottle of red for the main.

A great place I would definitely dine at again.

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AR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a first class experience!

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BD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal and service I have had in a long time.

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NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Allow yourself to enjoy the experience. We sat for 2.5 hours. The food was exceptional. The portions were decent size.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it.....the food outstanding, and the service was impeccable!

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OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good classical high quality French food. Extensive wine list with decent sommelier support. Service was slow and number of different people serving each table was too high, not enough focus for the price.
Took 45 minutes to get water in the beginning and significant time to get a drink. We sat down at 8.15pm and left close to midnight. Wouldn’t spend this amount of money here again, rather in other top Chicago establishments.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the place and food. Service started off a little slow but was overall satisfying

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DR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Visited on Valentine's Day which was a fixed priced menu. The food was delicious, however the service was lackluster. It took 30 minutes to get our first drink. For the amount that we spent on the dinner, which was incredibly expensive, we expected the service to be much better.

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but everything else was fair to poor. We were originally placed in a side conference room that was NOT like the main dining area. It was cramped and not what the Everest dining experience presented itself to be. The wait staff seemed very busy and preoccupied.

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TW
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here before a show and each had the classic choice menu which was definitely enough food before the show. The timing also worked well. Next time we will request a table by the window which seems like a fabulous view. Very nice service.

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JW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to go before a show.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was amazing and they had a huge wine list. Service was good but not what I’d expect for a restaurant of this caliber... the sommelier introduced us to the the paired wine option and left to let us think about it. We decided not to go with that option and do a bottle instead but she never came back. Had to ask some random person for the regular wine menu and it still took a while to actually order the wine. Meanwhile, courses kept coming out so we were 2 or 3 courses in before we could ever order a bottle. We decided to just order a half bottle at that point since we the food was coming out faster than the wine. The most attentive server was the gentleman serving the bread tray.
The view was definitely beautiful but I have to say the restaurant was SO quiet it felt awkward to have a conversation. I could hear everything at the tables around me.
Chef came out which was nice and we were able to compliment him!

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SC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in town for 2 days at a business conference. I love to experience Michelin rated restaurants throughout the world while traveling. My experience at Everest was among the best. The foie gras was the best I’ve ever eaten with a unique presentation to match.

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DO
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way, well worth the visit. All courses in the tasting menu were delicious, and the right amount of food at the end of the night. Ambiance is elegant, views very nice, and service first rate. Wonderful experience.

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PT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st Birthday for our daughter and boyfriend. Ambiance and decor is elegant but not overwhelming. Service is attentive but not intrusive...food and presentation are impeccable not only beautifully presented, just as delicious. I would recommend without hesitation and will surely go back again and again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic service
Hope I can get a window table next time

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Literally everything was spectacular

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C
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a recent special occasion birthday dinner for my husband and myself at Everest and we were not disappointed. They offer a spectacular degustation pre-fix dinner (last weekend the main course was venison) with a great sampling of Chef Jean Joho’s dishes along with a great wine pairing. The food is always very high-quality, beautifully presented and the service you receive is impeccable.

Some of my favorite appetizer items on the menu include the fresh farm shirred egg with oyster caviar and artisanal Marc de Gewurtztraminer as well as the fresh oysters with cucumber/champagne vinegrette. For a main course, the fillet of prime rib beef tenderloin is fantastic. When it’s available, the risotto with mushrooms and fresh shaved truffle on the top is out of this world. It’s a wonderful dinner for a special occasion where you can sit and look out at the city from the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange building. My husband and I have been going to Everest now for approximately 20 years and we have never had a bad meal or sub-par customer service. This is the type of restaurant where you want to get a bit more dressed up for a special occasion and have 2-3 hours for a relaxed dinner. My husband normally wears a jacket and tie for dinner there, although it is not required (I would recommend a jacket for the men, though). We highly recommend this restaurant - you will love it.

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JN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service are outstanding, second to none.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience, great food service booze and one hell of a view

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M
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great fine dining restaurant. Wonderful food and service. Great view of city; ask for a window table. Excellent wine list.

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JR
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were amazing but we chose it for its view and our table didn’t have one. The food was good but for 4 people it was almost $1500 and there are so many dining options in Chicago it doesn’t hold up. We wanted ambiance and it fell way short.

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true fine dining establishment for over 30 years, treated my girlfriend since I got a surprise bonus and it was a treat for both of us. The service is impeccable and courteous. Their wine selection is amazing to the point it was like the wine was customized for the EXACT dish that came out. Overall, highly recommended for a classic French dining experience. Get the wine pairing, it's more than worth it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This an elegant restaurant, but not necessarily the most romantic. The food is absolutely delicious and service is excellent. It is definitely a special occasion restaurant as it is very pricey; however, you get what you pay for. One hidden value is the free valet parking as the restaurant is in the heart of the loop.

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R
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve celebration!

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DS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was as wonderful as always. Where other restaurants struggle on New Year’s Eve, everything was flawless.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Great food with polished attentive service in a beautiful setting.

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We’ve eaten here more than a dozen times over the years and we’re sorry that New Year’s Eve was such a disappointment this time. Unlike past years they seemed to have crammed in as many tables as possible and although the dining room is beautiful the effect was cheap.
Our server asked if we were in a rush and we said we weren’t and since we were the first in at a 4:30 seating we didn’t think we’d be rushed along but 1 hour and 15 minutes and $360 later we found ourselves out the door. That price included 1 glass of wine and a fruit juice. The food service was too fast with practically no time between courses. The menu was very limited which seemed different from the past and was certainly a lot more expensive than the almost identical meal we had there last month. The normal menu is more interesting and a much better value.
This was our 4th New Year’s Eve at Everest over the last 10 years and, I’m sorry to say, our last since it doesn’t feel special anymore.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good, Foie gras was incredible and scallops were fantastic. The reserve wine pairing was extremely disappointing and not worth the money for the wines we had.

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PM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been celebrating our first date here for 12 years. We were married at the Everest and return every anniversary. I have never been disappointed. So elegant, upscale with wonderful courses. The staff are so conscious of making the meal feel so high end. Love your place.

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LT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I personally enjoyed the food and the experience of a prefixed tasting menu. I did not like the poor dissemination of information regarding costs.

I’m not wealthy or rich and I don’t have super wealthy friends. My friends and I merely wanted to experience a special night for what we thought would be about $160/pp... I called and spoke to several people several times and we were fully prepared for that and a decent tip. We were also told there was a standard menu for those of us who did not want the prefixed tasting option. We arrived and were told the chef decided that day to change the menu and the prices 😳 Everyone at the table was caught off guard and we were not offered anything but the prefixed tasting option. What we expected to be about $900 for a party of 6 was doubled.

The experience was great but having to pay double and being notified at the last minute... I think when you open your restaurant to all classes of people you have to be upfront with pricing, especially since you charge a cancellation fee without appropriate notice.

I would recommend the food and experience but it was way overpriced for my personal taste.

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KV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an absolutely fantastic time here. We booked a nice dinner instead of Christmas presents this year and it was a cherished memory better than any tangible gift. I am also 8 months pregnant and it was a last nice night out for us, and everyone congratulated us. The food was amazing, the staff was superb from the moment we pulled into the valet. I cannot thank Everest and its staff enough for a beautiful and relaxing evening. Thank you ever so much!

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GM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lives up to it's Michelin star billing. The food was exceptional, as expected. The lobster appetizer was the best I've ever had in my life. I ordered the NY strip, but wish we had opted for the tasting menu. My only complaint is that I watched other tables receive better service. Pretty good experience overall...

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for superior service and a culinary experience above others this is the restaurant for you.

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JP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

First time at Everest celebrating my fiance's birthday. We have dined frequently at and actively seek out Michelin starred restaurants. While the food at Everest is on par for the one star rating, the service is sub par for not only the type of restaurant that Everest is attempting to be, but really a shame for the quality of the food that is served. The price of the dining experience at Everest not only demands outstanding food but also service. Our server was very nice and engaging but the support staff and the timing of the whole experience just fell short of a restaurant of this caliber.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This my fiancé’s and my first experience at a Michelin star restaurant. We went as part of her Christmas present and both of us were blown away by the food and the service! Everything we had was absolutely amazing. The staff were attentive and conscientious and made us feel very special and important.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

While the food is still very good, this restaurant is pst it’s prime. The service was mediocre at best and inconsistent overall. It took nearly 30 minutes to get our first drink. The menu was not promptly explained. I’ve eaten at nearly all other Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago and can say that this restaurant has by far the worst service. Part of what you are paying for in dining dining is a ambience and a seamless dining experience. Also, the place was dead, so it’s not as if they were over extended- just poorly managed. They won’t be around much longer.

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d
Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

What a disappointment !!! Food mediocre, service looks like you are there as a favor and price is as stealing from a blind person!!!
One star Michelin??? I would say that star is fallen sky. Looong time!!!!

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EW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

If you're out of town its hard to find the parking, restaurant website stated complimentary parking yet we were still charged. Over all I found the food to be a bit over priced. Bread was cold not the usual warm bread I am used to when dining at a fine restaurant.

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