Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
Great but...Pete Miller's is a favorite for all special occasions for us. It has always met high expectations. This visit was a little different in that, strangely, on Mother's Day, they were not set up prior to opening and were moving chairs and tables around at a frantic pace for 20 minutes while guests were waiting to be seated.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and FlavorfulEverything from the seared tuna medallion appetizer to my Pinapple Mustard Tilapia was delicious and very unique. Definitely a nice place to go for a special dinner!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks were first-rate, andSteaks were first-rate, and the service was superb. Definitely a good spot for special occasions.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest filet in the Chicago areaI am a bit of a snob when it comes to filets. If you're getting a porter house go to Capital Grill, if you want it mega-aged, go to Primehouse but if you want an amazing filet, Pete Miller's is your place. I don't know how they manage to make such a perfect filet every time but they have it down pat. I've been eating there for over 10 years and they rarely let me down in any area but NEVER on the meat. I was concerned when the new mgnt took over last year but they have exceeded expectations with new specials, and more side items to choose from on the every day menu.
The restaurant is on the more expensive side, but it's not pompous. (my favorite, the filet, 10oz is $38. With bone-in 14oz its $44. But that includes a decent side item)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is great to see that serviceIt is great to see that service remains top-notch and the live jazz makes dining even more delightful. The food, however, has not remained as stellar. Side dishes were heavy with salt. Fish dishes that were overcooked made it to our table. While many folks may not even notice it, the grand flourishes of the steakhouse are no longer part of the fun of dining at PM. The steak tray is no longer brought out except on request. Fire has also left the building- Bananas Foster are no longer flambeed table side, and other bits of dinner theater that were so much fun are gone. The style and theater that made PM so remarkable seems to have been lost to today's express diners.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 52nd wedding aniversaryWe have been going for many years, in the main they have maintained the high standards to which we are accustom.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best thing about PeteThe best thing about Pete Miller's is music, the very best jazz musicians. We listened to Jeannie Tanner, an exceptional lady, great singer, and piano and trumpet player.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMService great drinks greatService great drinks great but cut of steak was stringy4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great night here. GreatHad a great night here. Great food. Had the lobster and the buffalo steak. Both were cooked perfectly. Only kind of weird thing was that we were told they charge extra to crack the lobster for you. Hmmmm.... Nevertheless, we'll return.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was knowledgeableOur waiter was knowledgeable regarding his menu, wines & liquor - ready & willing to offer his recommendations when asked. The steaks were out of this world! Filet mignon done to perfection - whatever their seasoning is - fabulous! I was told the Lobster Salad was to die for. The sides - all delicious. Lighting just enough & not too much. My only regret - dessert menu is limited; I would personally have preferred more offerings.Can have a date or bring the kids. Great bar.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMK. CrabThis place has some great sea food. Form the sounds of it, they have some great steaks too. They have a large wine list as well as some cocktail. They have a nice large bar that was packed when we were there and they usually have live music in the main room. We went there for king crab legs and forgot that they offer a accompaniment with any meal for an additional $15, which is awesome. So we each ordered a different fish dish and each of us had a accompaniment of King crab. Perfect! This place is kid friendly which is cool, but not cool at the same time.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out in Evanston!Classic steak and seafood done right. Side veggies are fresh and still have a crunch to them. Friendly knowledgeable staff from the moment you walk through the door. Live jazz, great food, wine and service, makes a really nice evening!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Pete's for the firstWent to Pete's for the first time with my elderly Mother and two sisters for my 52nd birthday and we are a tough crowd to please. The wine by the glass list is the largest I've ever seen and a really great option. I ordered the blue cheese wedge, which is one of my favorites. Pete's was the perfect wedge salad, just the right amount of everything. I had the 7 ounce fillet and it was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. Mom and sister's had sea bass, grouper, and shrimp, and they were all extremely happy. This says a lot for our family.....we are foodies. My Mother (87) ordered a Cosmo, and I swear it was the best one that I've ever had, and I've had many. Can't wait to go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Pete Millers. We were greeted warmly, and were anticipated for our reservation. We were served in a timely and courteous fashion. Excellent service actually, and enjoyed a wonderful vocalist in Abigail. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and will come again for ambience and everything else. One suggestion would be to beef up the crab cakes as they were puny compared to the other things we were serves. We ordered soup salad appetizer and the wonderful ribs and lobster Mac. Took my Dad there for his 83rd b-day and we had a great time even though our reservation was quite early, 5pm, due to a 7:30pm show. Everything was anticpated perfectly and served timely with all side requests received with accommodation.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRomanticI really enjoyed the appetizers which was the french onion soup, oh my!, the main dish: the tasty brick chicken OMG! The Service was the friendliest ever. The sultry music was the perfect evening to spend our 20th anniversary together.....does it get any better then that?4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect special dinner forPerfect special dinner for Easter. The jazz vocalist and pianist were engaging and added to our experience. Food was very good. Menu options would be more enticing with special dishes added daily from the chef. Choices for children and vegetarians are extensive and appreciated. We will definitely return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPete Miller's: An Evanston GemPete Miller's is one of the gems of Evanston. A restaurant sporting exquisite ciuisine, professional and friendly service and a classy presentation of jazz, and an overall ambiance that inspires those who like the good things of life.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was really good,Everything was really good, but particularly, we enjoyed the performer, Linda Solotaire, and her band. She is beautiful, she draws the audience in with warmth, has a beautiful voice, and selects a really interesting repertoire, even for someone who didn't come to this particularly interested in that type of music.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious steaksWhat I love about Evanston Pete Miller's is that it is an unpretentious restaurant with friendly, genuine service and top quality steaks. The Wedge salad is a solid salad with rich blue cheese chunks and crisp bacon. The 7 oz filet is always tender and just the right portion. Whether it is an evening out with parents or in laws or just a quick bite, you can't go wrong with Pete Millers. It's our north shore go to place when my 70 year old parents visit. The steaks are delicious and the bartender knows how to make a good Rob Roy.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at restaurant, wilreturnHad a great experience. Amazing staff and good. And you have to try their carrot cake it's to die for.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become a birthdayThis has become a birthday celebration favorite for our family. The service is generally good and the food is fine. It would be nice if they seated families in the same or contiguous sections so that we don't disrupt adult-only dining parties.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot. Had the perfectGreat spot. Had the perfect combo. Great meal, felt good, comfortable but upscale.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodThe seafood choices were very good. On Wednesday, the service was incredible, our server (a young woman who served us in the bar/music stage area) was professional and impressive -- she was very knowledgeable regarding the food and preparations, and made excellent suggestions for our dinner choices.
...Of course the music is always top-notch.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with a friend. It wasDinner with a friend. It was excellent, Everything you would expect from a high-end steak house. Not possibloe to leave hungry. Excellent menu for non beef eaters. Will go back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the food and the Jazz.I love the food and the Jazz. Music is not too loud, so you can enjoy the music as well as the conversation with your dinner party.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is as perfect as a steakhouseThis is as perfect as a steakhouse gets. Everything from the selection of food to service to the music was TOP NOTCH. A wonderful find.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place for businessA great place for business entertaining or a romantic night out. Live jazz nightly, with options to be close to the music for romance or further away for a business conversation. Steaks and seafood are all excellent quality with attentive but not overbearing service.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely experience!Great place! Very nice atmosphere! Delicious food!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious steaks and seafood!Delicious steaks and seafood! Great ambiance and jazz band.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful venue wiht greatWonderful venue wiht great food and good music, will definitely make it a repeat.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Pete Millers in Evanston. We had a top notch waitress in Gina. She was knowledgable about the wine list and didn't rush us through our meal. The steaks were done exactly as ordered, the sides and the spinach salad were delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food and the serviceLoved the food and the service was fast and the food was great!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my mom and dad forI brought my mom and dad for their anniversary and it was great!
The music was good the food was good I enjoyed it thoroughly. I can't wait to go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe piano player was greatThe piano player was great and very personable. The food was excellent and the server was great - very professional yet friendly.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningWe got a great table in the main dining room near the evening entertainment. It was a Wednesday, so there was an extraordinary jazz singer/pianist. The food and service, as always, were top notch. I had the prime rib and my wife had the small filet -- both excellent.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOver priced, but good. primeOver priced, but good. prime rib was just ok, filet was great.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and band was fabulous.Great food and band was fabulous. Highly recommend.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwe enjoyed a birthday celebration.we enjoyed a birthday celebration. first time to Evanston. sat at a small table near back but enjoyed background jazz music. The service was excellent.Did not feel rushed .The wait staff was very friendly.will go again!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe didn't think the beef WellingtonWe didn't think the beef Wellington was that great - compared to Wildfire's. But the chopped salad was very good and our server was excellent. So nice to hear live music in the middle of the week.2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location and wonderfulGreat location and wonderful menu. I often go to the Pete's in Wheeling but am glad I came here.1/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good.Everytime we visit Pete Millers we have a great experience, the food is fantastic, the wine is delicious and the service is great. Its also nice to sit in the bar and watch sports with friends or sit in the restaurant side in the bar and listen to live jazz. Overall a great neighborhood gem.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the second time weThis was the second time we went to Pete Miller's after not having been there for a few years. The food, service, and atmosphere were much improved from our initial visit. And, a nice surprise, there was very good live jazz starting at 8 pm. It made for a very enjoyable evening and we'll definitely be going back.11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM