Everest

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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was a tasty, but the service are mediocre, although we were transplanted to the view table, there were plenty of jambs. Since the restaurant has one Michelin star, the demand is corresponding.

AR
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and outstanding service!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The space was gorgeous. The view was unmatched. The food was brilliant classic French cuisine. The little surprises were fun. All in all an unforgettable experience.

MT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall I was disappointed in my experience with the food. I will say the service was good, our waiter did a great job. The appetizers we ordered were delicious and the dessert was outstanding. The main course, however, was only subpar. I ordered the duck and I was not impressed with the taste. My boyfriend ordered the sea bass and he agreed with his. The wine was amazing, the sommelier did a fabulous job. Overall I would say it was not worth the price and I would not go again unless someone else was paying for it.

A
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

This is far and away the worst dining experience I've had in Chicago. The aging and unsophisticated decor is rivaled only by the bland food and drink selections. Firstly, upon entry I was not greeted by staff at the hosting station but instead several glanced and walked by my party. When the hostess did arrive after about a 3 minute wait, we were ushered to the bar where we were served mediocre cocktails and waited an additional 15 min to be seated. Once seated, I was assaulted with the sour stench of an old dish rag, undoubtedly used to clean our plates and cutlery. The dishes were uninspiring and mundane. Mealy foie gras. Rubbery lobster. Overcooked steak. It was all so insipid that I could not tell if my expectations were too high or if the experience was really that bad. Had the meal been tasty, I would have endured the fading 80s inspired chrome, souring utensils and downtrodden carpeting. But alas, my tastebuds were greeted with food that would have been better served in a test kitchen for aspiring but talentless chefs. The staff, however eager to be pleasant, had already failed to properly greet its guest and thus spoiled ant attempt at goodwill.

It was just...bad. And pricey. That juxtaposition alone should inspire you to make another choice.

OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Have experienced fine dining everywhere in the world and although the food was good we did not think it was worth the money. We did the 7 course dinner with wine pairings and with a 20% tip the bill was $875 for two. We maxed out with 4 people at Bazaar Meat in Las Vegas for around the same price and a way better overall experience. Found the atmosphere to be stuffy. Service was excellent but service people need to loosen up. Would give it a 3.5 overall.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lobster starter in a wonderful buttery sauce. Was in town with the girlfriend was quieter than expected on a Thursday night only 1/4 capacity. Get a table by the window. Double the experience. My gfs venison was better than my veal tenderloin and definitely get the peach soufflé ootw 🥰

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent at every step of the way

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d
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend was visiting from out of town to celebrate her birthday and mine. The view and food were great. The service attentive but not intrusive. Perfect for a special occasion!

C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time for our 33 wedding anniversary. The service was simply outstanding. Everyone who works there is so helpful and nice to deal with.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super accommodating for showing up late to reservation. Staff super attentive and made sure night was perfect. Food delicious

JC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great staff, great view! Other clientele was pretentious. We’re younger (20s) and felt unwelcome by other clientele, maybe because of our age. The staff was AMAZING and the food delicious. We know seafood and this is some of the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommend.

CB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outrageously expensive. $776 for 3 diners. Three of us ordered New York Strips $128 each. Each one had a thread of gristle that SHOULD have been trimmed in the kitchen. The signature lobster starter remains outstanding. The selections on the bread tray have downgraded. No more croissant or crusty hard rolls. Desserts are “good” but in the past chocolate souffles were available by special order. All in all: still good but I miss what was

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! They couldn't celebrate us in a better way, recommend it 100%

RH
Berlin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine list, impeccable service, outstanding preparation of the dishes with highest quality, great views over the western part of the city

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have so many nice things to say about all of the Lettuce Entertainer Restaurants thru the years. Last nite I was at
Everest for my niece’s 24th birthday. So special! What a special dinner and what great service!

Nancy

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Poor seating given to us, seated side by side with no view - which defeats the purpose at a restaurant on the 40th floor. Many tables next to us offered to move to alternate locations despite us asking first. No effort made on this front despite noting in our reservation that we were celebrating a special occasion/birthday. Other than that restaurant was very very quiet and had no real ambiance, and felt a little dated. Food was great, no complaints there.

P
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

When I made the reservation I was never told we won’t be sitting near the windows until we arrived. What a total let down I wanted to leave the restaurant, but at this point it is Saturday night and I had planned weeks in advance. The staff tried to be accommodating, but Anniversary was ruined. I will never go back. We weren’t the only couple this happened to.

DB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing meal. We got the tasting menu with the wine pairing
Wines were very good but several from Alsace region and I would have preferred more variety. But that’s my preference
The food was exquisite and well presented. Staff was very friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Felt rushed to go through a very expensive dinner. First 4 courses of tasting menu were done in 40 minutes. Small pours of wine, even though says 2 oz, felt almost less most times. Food was really good but wish we didn’t feel were were rushed to get out of there. Would try their choice menu instead of tasting next time if we ever go back. Our 10th Michelin restaurant and has been our least favorite to date.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For 20 years Everest has been our Special Occasion (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) go to place and it has never disappointed. Saturday we celebrated my wife’s 70th birthday, the food, service, and ambience were impeccable. Our lead server, Emily, was masterful in orchestrating the 3 other servers assigned to our table; and recommending wine pairings to compliment our delicious and perfectly timed meal courses. The chairs at our window table were positioned to allow a full view of the sunset. The attention to detail included someone periodically adjusted the the shades to prevent too much sunshine, but not blocking the western view as the city lite up. During our 2 1/2 hour dining experience, we never felt the staff was interested in rushing us in order to turnover the table. Thanks Emily & Everest for making our evening truly a special occasion!

Leo/F

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Beautiful presentation

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well paced and executed. Superb food. Clever wine pairing.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and the amount of food provided for the fixed course pre-theatre dinner was just right. Enjoyed our visit and would recommend to others. Nice view from the top of the building.

T
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I got married in one of their private rooms three years ago, and we've returned for our anniversary each year. The food and the service are fantastic a always. It's definitely a special occasion place.

As for special events, our wedding there was fantastic. They helped to plan everything and even had a special vegan menu for one of my wife's nieces. Everyone who was at it had wonderfully memorable time. We'll returning for our anniversary each year.

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

To be honest, I was expecting more. We were dissatisfied with a few of the options we ordered but no one came around to check on us so we never had a chance to voice our concerns. $355 is a lot to spend on a meal you’d rate a 3 star. Individually the servers are clearly more than capable of Michelin star service, but together they fail to work as a cohesive team. Signature duck was dry and lacking flavor. The venison (main) and lobster (starter) were amazing! The staff was attentive to my gluten allergy which is much appreciated.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s 16 Th birthday

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern fine dining experience for classic French food with an Alsatian twist. The staff finds that perfect balance of being there we you need them but only when you need them, and they seem equipped for any circumstance. Every dish is thoughtful and all the ingredients are well sourced. Combined with the view, it truly creates an occasion.

As it happens, we stayed at the Buckingham hotel the night we dined, so we only needed to walk down the hall to get there and back, which helped preserve the afterglow.

n
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great time. Our server was amazing and so nice. We will be coming back 100%

C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pinnacle of fine dining.

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding!

EH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I took my wife here for her birthday with high expectations given the reputation of the restaurant. I was disappointed in the food and ambiance, although the service was generally quite good. The food (appetizers and entree) is simply underwhelming in terms of its flavor, presentation, and creatively. We ordered the lamb and sea bass, both of which were rather bland and unremarkable. When you go out to a restaurant you want to experience something you cannot get at home because it's too time consuming to make, you lack the skills to make it, or it is unique in some way that justifies $100+ per person not including wine. The prices here are also eyebrow raising ($24 for a cocktail!) for what you get. The highlight was the desserts, which were excellent, well presented, and generous. As for the ambiance, at least where we sat, the view was awkward (both of us looking out at the wine station), and the decor is very old-fashioned and outdated. Having been to nearly every Michelin stared restaurant in Chicago, this one ranks near the bottom. I really wanted to like Everest, but it seems like the climb to the top (ok, it was two elevator rides), was not worth the view...

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everest greatly surpassed our expectation. From the moment you enter the restaurant their friendly, yet professional service was exquisite. Their wine selection is magnificent and the chef’s selection was perfect.

AK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience overall, definitely one of the best dining experiences I have had in my life. The staff was extremely attentive and gave great detail on the preparation and origin of the dishes and ingredients. Only had one problem with one server but it was quickly rectified by another. Would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food but nothing special if you ask me. The wines are great so that’s a big plus.... prices are outrageous!! Way to expensive for what you get

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cooking, impeccable yet friendly service. Were able to accommodate dietary restriction with our selection of the tasting menu. Other than the dessert course which was a soufflé with rhubarb compote that was too sweet, the balance of each course was spot on!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time experience. Absolutely perfect

RB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing, service spot on. Room is dated, needs a refresh.

BH
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, delicious selections and beautiful presentation. Memorable meal

CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing

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