Everest

4.6
2025 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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DO
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
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 18 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Literally everything was spectacular

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C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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
102 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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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DS
San Francisco
12 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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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 30, 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 30, 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
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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 23, 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
5 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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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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 16, 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 15, 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 13, 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 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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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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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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RR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. However, only a couple tables near the window have the view. We still had to pay for the complimentary parking.. (then why call it complimentary?)

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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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