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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston

Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petemillers.com
  • Phone: (847) 328-0399
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

    Kitchen Hours Subject to Change
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Mooney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private space for 2-150 guests. The perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, awards banquets, birthdays, graduations, and any special event! Please email petemillers@aol.com for more information, and for bookings.
  • Private Party Contact: Christi Land (847) 328-0399
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz every night of the week.

    Mondays - Thursdays: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    Fridays-Saturdays: 8:00PM - 12:00AM
    Sundays: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Grove & Davis
  • Public Transit: CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, Metered Street Parking, Public lot 2-3 blocks away.
A word from Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
Located in downtown Evanston, the original Pete Miller's was founded in 1994 as a tribute to the late Harold "Pete" Miller. The restaurant celebrates his favorite things; swingin' jazz, a good honest drink & a great steak. Join us for dinner and experience what Pete's has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Always have great meals at Pete Miller's. Service is great for the most part. Occasional slow waiter/waitress but majority of the time you're in great hands. Food is always excellent. Not a bad choice on the menu"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "For prime steaks and great seafood it doesn't get much better than Pete Miller's"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "On our last few visits, we have enjoyed the delicious fish and fresh seafood selections. Started off with the scallop appetizer: huge, tender scallops wrapped in bacon and drizzled with an apple-whiskey glaze that was out of this world! Two of us tried the whole Maine lobster special and it was outstanding! The crustacean was perfectly prepared ~ succulent and flavorful with a simple garnish of lemon wedges and drawn butter to accompany it. Here, the lobster was the star! The jail island salmon was prepared to order, beautifully grilled on a cedar plank, but without the glaze. It was perfect with a side of steamed broccoli. The waitstaff is always friendly and polished, and our waiter was attentive and really seemed to enjoy his job."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was loud with a lot of boisterous kids near us. My filet was fine. I got garlic broccoli on the side rather than the usual potato - the garlic tasted like it was from a jar, and it was coated in maybe an oil, butter mix that did not taste good. I am used to using cold-pressed olive oil and good butter, and this had a rather off flavor to it. For $4.00 we got a jumbo shrimp cocktail with one shrimp (we misunderstood what he said, but should have figured that out!) - it was huge and tasty. My son got a pork dish with blue cheese and apples that he enjoyed. He also enjoyed his calamari. My impression was that this was an old-school supper club type of place. So if that is what you like, you will probably like this."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were excited to celebrate an occasion at a fine dining restaurant, we didn't get the overall "wow" that was in the reviews. Parts of our dinner were very good and other menu items were just "ok". We had the escargot, which was good, but not outstanding. My NY Strip was a little tough, but for the prices it should of been a lot more tender. The Beef Wellington was average, but small portions. The garlic potatoes were tasteful. The service made up for the small faults but I doubt we will return as there are too many restaurants in this big City to explore then return to Pete Miller's for an average meal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The band was fine, but you need to tone down the volume. We couldn't hear each other and needed to scream/wait for the band to stop playing. Read the past reviews - they're saying the same thing - listen to your customers. The food was good, but if the ambience is poor, then we'll think twice before coming back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We checked out Lobster Fest at Pete Miller's this past weekend and were wowed. The lobsters were gigantic and cooked to perfection. The service, as always, was impeccable - a 5 star dining experience all around. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Filet mignon and salmon were excellent. The jazz orchestra, especially the singing, was obtrusive on Fathers Day. We had poor wait service that seemed unrelated to the holiday crowd."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We made reservations for Father's Day a week in advance. We arrived and the hostess offered us two tables which were located in the bar area with high chairs or a table near the stage. These two options were terrible as we had a young child and my mother. Then, we were informed we needed to wait an additional 20 min. Then, we were surprisingly seated within 5 minutes at a very nice booth. We asked to speak to the manager who was the rudest man I have ever had to deal with in my life. He tried to intimidate me by leaning his body across the table and speaking in a rather rude and loud voice. My son was physically scared and leaned on my shoulder for comfort. I would never recommend Pete Miller's again to any of friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love this place and usually visit 2-3 times each year. My boys always love to choose a delicious steak but are often tempted by seafood specials that they didn't expect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been to Pete Miller's a dozen times -- keep going back because we usually have a lovely time. But the staff was off its game on the evening of Father's day. Specifically requested a quiet table -- and got seated next to a family of seven with three kids 3 or younger who screamed through the whole meal. The service was slow and inattentive - and after being told that there would be no corkage fee, a $50 corkage fee appeared on the bill. The salads and steaks were up to their usual wonderfulness - the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce was perfectly cooked, but the creamed spinach was sad -- not creamy at all -- and the red potatoes I had as a side were dry and seemed like they were leftovers from lunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Lively with band and energetic diners. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Even though this a the place for steak...I ordered fish and it was among the best fish I have ever eaten. Service was superb. We were not rushed. It was conversation friendly....even while the music was playing!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wait staff was knowledgable about wine and menu items. Steak was done to perfection and was juicy and flavorful. Grouper and sweet potato fries were wonderful. And spinach salad was loaded with goodies and filling. Having wine flights enhanced entrees."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The service was wonderful, my filet mignon was cooked perfectly and it was very high quality meet. ALSO, ALL DESSERTS ARE MADE IN HOUSE DAILY -- not pre-made! Rare to find in restaurants these days. Pete Millers was a great experience overall and the menu definitely has something to please everybody."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere is red leather couch steakhouses of old. We order a filet, bone in ribeye and NY strip as well as the lobster macaroni. We all loved our dishes. The garlic mashed are full of garlic and a great compliment. All steaks tasted phenomenal. We all ordered medium, and they actually came that way. Pink in the middle, not red. Our waiter Derek was attentive and not overbearing. For the kids order the ice cream sundae. It comes in the size of a fishbowl practically. Great time. Expect to pay steakhouse prices."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The most poorly managed restaurant I've been in over the last 25 years. Hostess was directing people to the "Billiard Room," which had 40-60 people in it. The only person servicing the room was the bartender! I don't know who manages the hostess station and the server schedules, but whoever it is is incompetent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is very good. I am not a steak eater but the salmon was excellent and so were the sides. The staff is friendly and service good. Personally, it's a bit too dark for me and the band was too loud."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service great, & the jazz group (Chris Jones) was wonderful. Thought they were classic! Reminded me of Eric Dolphy & Co. (Had I been there long enough I would have asked for their rendition of "Warm Canto.")"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was might favorite spot to go for steak. Until my last visit. I don't have steak very often and this where I would go. It had been competitively priced with steakhouses of similar ilk. Conveniently located for me. Meat that was as good as any other steakhouse. This time the New York Strip had way too much gristle. The seabass was nothing special. And my brother's tuna, although he did not complain, was served thin sliced and didn't look like the tuna steaks I'm used to seeing. Was afraid this would happen once ownership changed. Really don't know if I will go back there to give it another chance. Service would have received an excellent, but our waiter was over the top, way to ebullient. That's the word. I looked it up. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food and service. Nice music. Delicious bananas foster desert. Sea bass was excellent."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "LOVE THE FOOD, THE SERVICE, THE AMBIENCE, THE MUSIC, THE MOOD.....OUTSTANDING PLACE"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Best steak in a while. They are consistently tender and flavorful. Decided to try a crust this time-parmesan. Good decision! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Steak is priced in the steak house range, but not close in quality. Calamari was heavily breaded. Son didn't like the burger. All in all, OK food, but expected better and not worth the money. Live entertainment helped set it apart from other dining establishments. I asked in reservation for something special for a birthday celebration, but did not get even an acknowledgment from the wait staff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We sat looking over the menu for over 30min without even a smile from waiters and workers. The waiter continued to serve the family next to us. Never acknowledging us. After a total of 40 min I stopped a female worker who was not a waitress. I let her know we haven't received a greeting, bread, water, nothing. She was very polite and brought someone else over who was not a waiter. We were served and had to deal with uncomfortable eye contact with the waiter who was either overworked or just plain horrible at his job. The food was EXCELLENT. Calamari appetizer, I had the 22oz ribeye and my wife had the sirloin. We both had garlic mashed potatoes. All food was great! It's unfortunate we will never be back do to the service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I both ordered the Prime Rib. While tasty, both were so full of gristle that they were almost unedible. Also the side of broccoli we ordered was undercooked to the point of being raw. My son ordered the NY steak and it was fine."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Pete Miller's has staff to equal its great food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. His knowledge extended to the bar menu as well as the food. He added to our dinner experience!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My Mom does not eat steaks. Seafood is her thing. She had a great time. After all it was Mother's Day. We got there early. Our reservation was for 6:30 but we were hungry and wanted to get there before the rain hit. The restaurant was crowded but they found a table for us right away. Probably the best table in the house, too! Service was attentive without being overwrought. The excellent quality of the dinner was also not priced in the stratosphere. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for mother's day. We were very late for our 5:00 reservation, but the staff was very accommodating and still got us in right away. The service started out slow, but the waiter could have been waiting for our whole party to arrive. Once he came over the first time, he was very attentive. There was a singer that evening, who was lovely, but our table was right next to the stage, which made conversation difficult. They could have turned her mic down or might consider re-arranging the tables up front- or give people the option when making the reservation of being near the stage or away from the music. Great food and good experience all around though! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've done brunch on Mother's Day at lots of places in 25 years. Miller's is the best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My mom is currently visiting from Colombia, South America, where she permanently resides. This year I wanted to celebrate Mother's day in a special place given that I had the fortune to have her and my wife together for the holiday. Reservations were made at Pete Miller's, a place that I have frequented in the past and knew would live up to my expectations. I wasn't disappointed; the abundance and food quality of the brunch, coupled with the extraordinary service and ambience, made this a memorable occasion. Thanks Pete Miller's for such great moments."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had family in town so we wanted someplace close. I was thrilled with my pick because I had no idea how wonderful a place it was! It went way beyond our expectations! The food was spectacular...best brunch laid out with full seafood bar, omelette bar, waffle bar Bloody Mary bar....and more choices than were possible to taste. Highly recommend it for Mother's Day brunch. Great jazz was icing on the cake!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went there for Mother's Day, and it was by far the best brunch we've ever been to! They had everything you could imagine and the service was impeccable. I HIGHLY recommend!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "great place! great food! great service! My first time ever in this restaurant and for sure will come back ."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Simply not a well managed business. Had to wait 10 minutes for valet to take car, while no one at bar, had to wait to get check, and then after dinner being served had to wait long time to get waiter. Good was good, but rest of experience was sub par."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We visited Pete Miller's in Evanston on the Recommendstion of friends and family, and we were not disappointed! From appetizer to dessert, the meal was delicious and the service was excellent. We both had filets with different enhancements. We can recommend both the blue cheese and Stilton cheese with carmelized onions. The live music added to the ambience . "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My family and I were very disappointed with our experience at Pete Miller's this past Saturday. Our waiter was slow - at least at the beginning, with serving us. It was several minutes before he approached our table - he did have two other tables he was serving. After taking our drink order - it was another 10 minutes until we saw him again. We had to go ask the hostess for bread to snack on because the wait was so long. The food was so-so. Pete Miller's is expensive for us so we do not come here too often. We usually come as a special treat to celebrate with our family. It has been a couple of years but I remember the steaks being much more tender and bigger. Same with the salad and sides. For this quality, Outback is better."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A warm atmosphere and equally friendly and attentive staff. With business associate shared chopped salad w balsamic excellent crisp cold. Both had halibut encrusted w garlic mashed potatoes amazingly good! Service attentive throughout. Manager recognized bday and treated w top 5 all time key lime pie. Will be back again soon! Steaks and fresh water lobster next!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We understand that Pete Miller's is a steak House, but when an expensive restaurant doesn't have the regular chicken entree on the menu, something is wrong."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was okay. Had better. Waiter was good for first half of dinner then good luck until the check. The hostes that seated us passed us up by two guest all with no reservation. I think it was because we had a large group. Which is fine if you have to get a bigger table together, but how about communication. Oh well, I think Pete Miller is a maybe moly because we like downtown evanston."
    Dined on 4/20/2014