Everest

4.5
2004 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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4.5
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4.4
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2, 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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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening celebrating my mom’s birthday!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience and great service.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening at the Everest Room for a special occasion, especially the round table for six which made the conversation easy. We didn’t like how they handled the unusual extra pricing on the menu- too many of these extras. The value for the pricing was moderate.

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ZB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was stupendous from the amuse-bouches to the post-dessert sweets. My date ordered the duck entrée and I had the venison; both were outstanding. The squash risotto with quail appetizer was exceptionally good. Unfortunately we were seated at a table far from the view, so we didn't get the full 40th floor overlooking Chicago experience, but the meal more than made up for this. Very expensive, but given the quality of food, presentation, and service, it was worth it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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K
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my fiance at Everest. The staff did an amazing job helping me pull it off. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Thanks Everest! The Maine Lobster is to die for!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

I was looking forward to dinner at Everest because I love eating, but I love the whole dining experience. Being a Michelin Star restaurant, I was sadly disappointed on pretty much every level. I had read plenty of reviews and even though people mentioned some of the things I experienced, I was still looking forward to it because I am aware that people usually will complain before giving a compliment.
At the end of the day, there are thousands of restaurants in Chicago and there are a thousand that are better than Everest. From the complicated entrance, which I would have been happy with if I was entering a space more appealing to the eyes. The stuffy atmosphere would be okay if the service was above mediocre. I feel terrible thinking that I looked forward to this meal/dinner, and walked away hungry and $400.00 poorer...;)

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R
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine French dining with excellent service. Pricey but you don't go there to save money.

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DZ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delightful meal to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Staff was knowledgeable, kind and patient. I would recommend for any occasion. View was phenomenal. The food was on point. For your first experience try the Everest tasting menu.

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BF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best of the best in terms of food, service, ambience. Everest is a gem!!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Disappointed. Address is hard to find. We were seated promptly but then left with nothing and no interaction for at least 25 minutes (no menus, bread, or an initial greeting and take our drink orders). The waitress got my order wrong and made a rare and surly appearance. The serving staff were sloppy for a Michelin Star restaurant - one would put my plate in front of me but drop it the last inch onto the table instead of setting it down. We had the wine pairing which never seemed to match in time with the food’s arrival .

On the bright side, the sommelier was charming and knowledgeable.

The food was good. The dessert was a disappointment - the tarte tatin was really an undercooked baked apple on a swatch of puff pastry.

For a restaurant of this price range, it was an utter failure.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everest is a high end establishment which has established an esteemed prestige from of years of serving. I was aware it would be expensive, but dinner for two reached a level a bit beyond what was originally anticipated. The staff and service were incredible, and the food was fantastic. My only recommendation for people interested in visiting a restaurant rated so highly would be to research the atmosphere more closely. Everest was made up of +48 years of age couples, older business associates, and small families. If you are a younger individual, under 37 years of age, with a little cash to spend this may not be the atmosphere you are looking for. Very quiet, very bright, I’ve used the word “stuffy” to describe to others. Otherwise a great experience, we just felt a little out of place due to age and stature.

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VM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food, quite beautiful place, very cold though, had to keep my jacket on all the time

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EQ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated immediately upon arrival for 8:30 dinner reservation. The waitress and sommelier were charming, informative, and prompt without being intrusive. The wine list is amazing and the recommended wine was great. The food was flavorful and beautifully plated. Despite what appeared to be smallish servings, by the time the entrees were finished, we had no appetite for dessert. The after dinner espresso was perfect. A bit pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not worth it

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Reservations were for 8pm, arrived on time, was informed table was not ready and was shown to the bar. 30 minutes later the hostess came and informed us they would like to take us to “the view room” while we waited. Room was small, didn’t have a bar, and only had a few chairs. The view was unimpressive. Turns out the view room is just a means for the restaurant to prevent the bar area from getting backed up from people waiting. Other patrons and us joked about the room and wait at first. However, this quickly became disgust as our drinks became dry and time passed. It took a total of an 75 minutes for us to finally be seated. It took another 15 to be presented the wine menu. We ended up having to ask for the food menu afraid it would take another 15-20 minutes. We partook in the chefs menu with wine pairings. With exception of the cod, all servings were mediocre at best. Guests all around us were complaining of the food quality and the wait as well. We did complain about the food and wait to the manager, who in turn removed our alcohol costs from the bill. Even so meal was over $400 for a very mediocre food. I’m not sure how this restaurant ever received any awards, it was horrific. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.

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M
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have not been here for a while. Food choice is excellent, preparation is good, service is what you expect at prevailing price point.

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G
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience celebrating our anniversary @Everest. The atmosphere is fancy but not intimidating and the food is really good!

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M
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite. Old school. French. Nothing else need be said.

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LA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I lived in Chicago for many years and always considered Everest excellent. On a recent return visit after 16 years away we had the good fortune of dining there yet again and found the experience absolutely as good as ever. Having just returned from some travel in Europe we are puzzled/Baffeled by the Michelin star rating system and are fairly certain that a rating of 1 Michelin star is inaccurate! At least 2 if not 3 are deserving of Chef Joho and his talented staff.
Thank You, Everest, for an awesome birthday dinner! We will be visiting you in the future, and looking forward.

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PE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service and demeanor of the staff was abysmal. Our party was very underwhelmed. I don't think that we will be returning.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Service was slow and staff was not welcoming or attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely a special occasion restaurant but it lived up to its reputation. Excellent View, friendly service, and delicious food.

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JH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here over 20 years ago and we went for our daughter in laws Birthday and the food was just as wonderful! The quality of the service was only surpassed by the amazing food! If you have a chance to go, you definitely should experience Everest!

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful table with view, excellent wine service, all food was superb EXCEPT entrees. Rack of lamb was raw , duck was dry.
Play on corn dessert was most imaginative .

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service and perfect food. One of the best chefs in Chicago

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CB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Pretentious cuisine executed with no creativity whatsoever, and an condescending menu build around cliches that are unbecoming for a restaurant pretending to be at that level, and certainly doesn't not reflect how wonder classical French cuisine could be.
Waiters are lacking some basic education, knowledge of etiquette when it comes to serving wines, especially champagne, and go to extreme lengths to make convey to their patron that they feel superior to them, and that is is not in their job description to make their feel comfortable in this restaurant, or even welcome.
As far as the location goes, a winding narrow hallway eventually opening to what must have been an utility room of some sort originally. The dining room is very small, and the view they brag about, is an obstructed view over notbing

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent cuisine—with the exception of desserts—in a weirdly vacant room with no ambiance..

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food, great service, & a awesome staff!!

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3
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Everest was very disappointing. I really expected to be wowed and I walked away feeling meh. I felt the décor was very dated (seriously, mirrors on the wall?) and the lighting was very bright for a fine dinning restaurant.

We started with the Everest Roasted Maine Lobster in Alsace Gewurztraminer butter and ginger and the hand harvest Casco Bay sea scallops, fennel choucroute, Tokay juse de puolet, both were good. Scallops were tender.

Our main entrée was the baked wild sea bass, which was very good and the Dry-aged new York Steak with bearnaise and Alsace potato Gnocchi. The potato Gnocchi was also very good! The steak was another story. It was tough, I didn’t finish it. I should probably have mentioned at the restaurant but since I was not inspired by the rest of the meal I said nothing.

For dessert we had the Alsace Vacherin, Crispy Meringue, Vanilla and Strawberry Glacée, Red Berry Coulis, again this was just okay, I wouldn’t order it again.

Overall, everything was good but not fantastic and that is what I expected for a restaurant of this caliber, reputation and price tag. Especially disappointed with the quality of the steak, I expected so much better.

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RS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where we go for very special occasions. The food is the best in Chicago and the wine might be better.

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant setting, delicious food and a wonderful dining experience.

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LS
Jacksonville
71 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was nice, but we expected more from a Michelin starred restaurant.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Ours servers were exceedingly unfriendly, angry, which made our experience awkward and uncomfortable. They (she) was not pleasant.

The chef was amazing, food was awesome-amazing. Stinks that the staff are so reticent.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Everest was a good meal, but not worthy of a Michelin star. The food was quite good, the lamb was out of this world good. The wine, while good, was well over-priced. The service was only fair. Our plates were left on our table for over 20 minutes. The food came slowly, as did the wine. Overall, I would remove the Michelin star and will not recommend Everest to others.

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