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440 S. La Salle St., 40th Fl. (Congress Pkwy.) Send to Phone
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French refinement, complete with an art-adorned space, profoundly endures 40 floors above Chicago's Loop.
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Everest, Chicago, IL

Everest Restaurant Review

About the restaurant and décor: Everest has maintained its perch above Chicago's skyline since 1987; the spectacular view from the 40th floor never gets old. Evolved décor brought sleek silver fixtures and contemporary artwork on the walls. The changes made sense, the easier feel analogous to chef-proprietor Jean Joho's personal vision.

About the food: Chef Joho's Alsatian roots dot the menu. One night, slow-poached farm egg with lentils, chorizo and sunchoke bouillon appears first. On another visit, it may be home-smoked salmon. Then it's on to Casco Bay sea scallops or tender venison surrounded by a wild huckleberry jus, and spiced pear and braised red cabbage. Another dish to ponder could be a dry-aged New York steak complemented by béarnaise, braised endive and Alsace potato gnocchi. Risottos distinguish themselves by their rich and creamy mouth-feel, as in a carnaroli version with quail and Michigan peas. In addition to the seven-course menu dégustation, a vegetarian tasting menu is also available. The fact is that the food, even through seasonal changes, is never without creativity and unquestionable goodness. Desserts are no less artful or enticing, perhaps a chocolate tasting or a “new wave” soufflé.

About the wine: The wine list has one of the largest selections of Alsatian wines in the world, along with classic French wines and global offerings. Impeccable service adds to the feeling of luxury.

User Ratings & Reviews for Everest
Average rating    3.67
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by RobertTheGreat on Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:18 am
:o The Everest was spectacular!
Excellent, High Quality Dining Experience
by ewestin on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:35 am
My husband and I took my parents here for their 35th wedding anniversary, our treat to them, and we all had a wonderful time. The restaurant is very elegant and classy, and really made my parents feel special. We chose to go all out and do the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. Each course was presented like small pieces of art with new flavors and textures. The food really is great, French cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. The view of the city from the 40th floor is fabulous and the service as well was superb, very gracious and polite without being overbearing. Overall I would certainly recommend Everest for a special evening out, the quality of our night was excellent and my parents couldn't stop thanking us!
Worst Service Ever!
by mnc77 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:03 am
First of all I got there early because I was with my wife getting around the city and I wasnt dressed formal (that you require to do so), when I arrived they told me there was no problem and let me in, first I received a call on my cellular phone and the waiter told me to please take the call at the entrance so I wouldnt bother any other persons (I thought it was a bit rude but ok), after I returned from my call my wife had asked for a foie gras and the waiter told her that she couldnt order one plate before the others that everything must be ordered in advance, I thought it was a bit odd but still we ordered everything and so I would not get in more trouble sice I was getting a bit mad I asked beforehand for the dessert which was a Grand Marnier souffle, the waiter told me that wasn't neccesary because the souffle was made in 15 minutes but I still told him that I wanted to order it before so we woudnt have to deal with it afterwards, also in the menu there was caviar, my wife and me only like beluga so we asked the waiter if it was beluga and he told me that beluga caviar was prohibited en the us (lol!!!), we asked for a bottle of wine, and ask the waiter to bring the entrees first and then the main dish he told us that it wasn't the way it worked and he told us he would arrange a lovely (what ever he meant?) arangement I told him to do as he pleases, I didnt want anymore trouble, we had dinner wich was very so so and then: the desserts arrived and the waiter gave the dessert menu to my wife, we got the souffle I asked beforehand and my wife wanted another souffle the chocolate souffle, but the waiter once more told us NO, that is when I really got out of myself and asked him the reason to answering that to my wife he told me that we had already asked for one souffle and that we should choose another (as if!!!), I told him that I didnt agree and I ordered him to bring it to my wife and I also wanted a digestive he told me NO once again because I had a glass of wine and a whisky on the table and if I crashed maybe he could get in trouble by then I was really mad I asked what his problem was and he answered that I was being beligerant with him and that I was treating him like a servant. I was amazed at how low ego this person had after that disscussion he brought me my liquour and I asked him not to bring the souffle any more (my wife was really upset and wasnt in th mood for more) we paid him 15% tip so that he coud rest, I got out very mad I went to my hotel (Ritz Carlton Chicago) and ask for the concierge to help me out with my experience after two days of looking for the general manager he told me the same as the waiter instead of making an apology (unbelivable), I have never been treated like that it is nothing I have lived before so DO NOT GO!!"
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