Everest

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2064 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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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience! Service was great, food was delicious and unique/creative.

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MG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great Chicago dining experience.

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RN
Charlotte
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Server had a lovely smile but after she asks if you want a cocktail refresh, then you ask her twice and finally have to ask the busboy, it ends up being sadly memorable. Wasn’t an issue with my condition. She finally brought the drink and I refused it minutes before we were getting up to leave.

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PC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience from time you arrive from elevator until you leave. They inderstand exceeding customer expectations.
They should consider banning cell phones

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EA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed Everest very much. The food was awesome and the service was impeccable. The whole experience was classy.

We both ordered the tasting menu. 7 or 8 courses (I lost count), each of which was incredible. Tasting menu servings were small, but by the end we were pleasantly full. The dessert soufflé was to die for!

We will definitely return, maybe with friends.

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O
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The tasting menu was such a delight with great features: lobster, foie gras and the soufflé for the last course is an enchantment.
Service did not match the food expectations with a lack of attention

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Overpriced mediocre food with less than pleasant servers. Wouldn’t recommend. For fine dining prices, many things were off — I.e, non simultaneous serving of courses, delayed beverage service, no dairy alternatives for coffee, white napkins for dark pants or dresses = lint. The steak was nothing to write home about and came out cold. Duck and amuse bouche were excellent, as was dessert.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal. The service, the food, the environment, the music, the view, the cleanliness, the professionalism, the structure, everything. Phenomenal. Couldn’t say better things. This is a true representation of a Michelin Star rated restaurant.

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H
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The tasting menu was DELICIOUS.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I absolutely loved our dinner at Everest! All of the food was amazing, the service was exceptional, and the view was fantastic!

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P
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Call early to get window seating

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MM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding , remains one of the great Restaurant experiences.

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

The tasting menu was spectacular and the service was impeccable.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Everest before going to see Hamilton. We did the pre-theater menu. Out of the 4 of us we have 2 shellfish allergies, and one beef sensitivity, they were pleasantly willing and able to accommodate our dietary needs. The sommelier helped a choose a bottle of wine we were all very pleased with. The dining room is on the 39th flor, which was lovely. It was perfect before the theater.

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TV
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was happy to experience Everest while on a business trip. Ate alone since I was traveling alone and glad to write that I was made to feel very welcome.
The view from the restaurant is outstanding. The food is a treat. The service was very good.
My 4-star ratings are due to little things I noticed compared to previous experiences with Michelin restaurants. None necessarily worth mentioning since I don’t believe they’ll take away from others’ experience.

Enjoy!

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

An oddly off-kilter experience. We dined on a Wednesday, and the dining room at 7pm was nearly empty; there were maybe four tables including us. So of course we had a beautiful view, which is every bit as lovely as described. Our guests had arrived 2 minutes before us, and were sat down with a wine menu and nothing more. We were seated and 20 minutes later didn't have menus, a greeting, an offer of a drink, or anything. And it's not as if the place was busy.

We ordered prix fixe for the table, and red and white wines from the upper end of their range, for which the young sommelier was very helpful.

Food began to arrive, and for the most part was well prepared, with the foie gras being truly inspired. The rest of the dishes, however, were competently executed with no particular extra flair: workmanlike, not exceptional. Bread service was a sad thing: four nicely executed choices were offered, pre-sliced on a tray which was repeatedly offered. Sadly, they'd been pre-sliced for quite some time, had dried, and continued to dry during the evening.

Overall the impression was simply of a place that was tired: doing what it knew it should do but (with the exception of the sommelier) not really that interested in doing it. A sad thing, because I've had some lovely meals there in the past. Not memorable this time.

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CR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu and décor are a bit tired with a strong 80's vibe. The wine advise was barely adequate and the value not there. There were service errors such as lacking consistency is placing and removing plates . At times it was not clear if it was a team effort with a table captain or just who ever was in the neighborhood, when a course was presented. I have dined in other restaurants without a Michelin star where the service and food were superior to this venerable old dame of the Chicago dining scene.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do not overlook Everest in Chicago. This has been the best restauant in Chicago for over 20 years. Chef Jo is outstanding. I recomend the tasting menu with wine paring. The view from the restaurant is spectacular. It may not be as trendy as some newer restaurants but if you want a spectacular experience you cannot go wrong. Incredible food and wine!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dinner. Chef Joho is amazing.

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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
7 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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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
10 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
143 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
11 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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KC
Chicago
4 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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