Anniversary at Everest 1M
We celebrated our anniversary at Everest. I actually went here a long time ago when I was just a little undergrad, too young to even drink, and actually hated it. I found it stuffy, overpriced, and our waiter was not very nice. Things are better now – not sure if because I’m older and know what to expect at these fancy french restaurants, or if the restaurant itself as changed.
We got the tasting menu $160/person requiring entire table participation. Best was the foie gras, although I also really liked the cheeses and the souffle. Our cocktails were good – Yuzu Collins and Monk’s paradise. Waiters seemed nicer this time around as well, and we got to see the great JJ himself.
A bunch of the Yelp low reviews are for not getting a window seat, which I think is silly. Anyway, it was cloudy and raining so no one could see anything anyways.
It’s cool that you have to take a special elevator to the restaurant. They gave us a nice little chocolate mousse for our anniversary. Also nice to have some amuse bouches – joking called ‘courses 1, 2, and 3’ by one of our servers. The petit fours are always nice as well. They kept trying to take away my bread and butter though I enjoy nibbling on this throughout the meal. Also left us without silverware during one course, oops.
Overall, a nice expensive dining experience, good for special occasions or if you’re trying to impress a date. One Michelin star. Fancy and quite French.