Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston
Enjoyable restaurantWe enjoyed our evening. The service was good and the food was good. If I had one criticism it would be the freshness of the bass.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to meet friendsI took a friend here for dinner before a play. Our waiter, Cory, was outstanding and knew both the menu and the wine list. He made several helpful suggestions. The appetizers were delicious and had a nice presentation. Try the bacon wrapped scallops in the whiskey reduction with apple chutney. The wine list was good with both affordable bottles and wines by the glass. The wines by the glass were fresh ( and I'm picky when it comes to wine). Our main dishes were good. I had medium rare grass fed bison. My steak was a bit on the tough/sinewy side even for grass fed bison. Will try the beef on the next trip. Side dish offerings were great. Nothing was rushed which was nice. Good desserts, coffees and after dinner drink selection.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steak - great jazzWe had a great time with a wonderful steak - for me filet, of course. The jazz was really good and made our 25th anniversary very special.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good for theThe food was good for the price, our waiter was very attentive but not to much. I brought my mother to Pete Miller's for her birthday and she loved it. I would like to say thank you to the entire staff, for making my mother's birthday so special.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Nice Place for a CelebrationService was friendly and attentive. Food was good, although I was somewhat disappointed in the prime rib. 4 of us ordered the prime rib and two portions were gristly and exceptionally fatty. House side salad is large, can be shared. Expensive, but portions are generous. Live music was very good although somewhat loud in spite of having a table quite far away from the entertainment. Very dark in the restaurant, needed a flashlight to read the menu.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Menu and ServiceTable waiting right by the window and our waiter was very prompt and attentive throughout the evening. He did a great job in highlighting the menu choices and assisted my friend from Kenya who was not an experienced steak house diner. The side choices on the menu were fantastic, as were our steaks and lobster bisque. The jazz band arrived at the tail end of our meal and conversation was still possible, but more difficult.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time and mealHad a wonderful time and meal celebrating my wife's birthday. It's too bad we have to limit Pete Miller's to special occasions as unfortunately it's just to darn expensive......6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPete Miller's consistentlyPete Miller's consistently delivers in food, service, and atmosphere. We have always had a wonderful evening and the live music simply adds the perfect touch to make it a lasting memory. I would highly recommend making your reservation today.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit of old world charmWe always looked for a neighborhood restaurant that has goodie music
withgood food. This is it.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding!We go here quite often and normally stick with the great steaks but as of late we have been ordering a variety of fish dishes and they are top notch! Great music and, if you are in the back rooms, it is a great blend of background and privacy. Pete's continues to be a real gem!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is always great food, service,It is always great food, service, the smallest details are excellent.
There is a reason they have lasted so long.
Excellent live music to top it all off6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat music, food unevenPete Miller's is a stop for jazz. They also have great service, and prime steaks at a bit less than top steak chains. Past that, the food is hit and miss. Fish, lamb, ribs - pass. Burgers, recommended. Stick with steaks, very reasonably priced drinks, and jazz6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, service fantastic,Food was great, service fantastic, really nice music5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service, butGreat food and service, but the noise was very loud5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my go-to spots!I visited for the first time with my grandmother and fiancé two nights ago. The Chris Greene quartet was playing an amazing set. The food was amazing. My grandma and I had the lobster Mac & Cheese, and my fiancé had delicious mussels. The entire ambiance was laid back but still energetic. Noise level was decent (music was loud enough, but you could still have a conversation, and we were right in front of the stage. I will definitely be visiting again!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMChris Green Quartet and greatChris Green Quartet and great food - an amazing combination.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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 AMGood restaurant to try.Pete Miller's was good. Our server was quick and responsive, and my steak was well prepared. My lady's sauteed spinach didn't have any flavor to it, but other than that, a good place to try if you are in the area.5/11/2013 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 AMShrimp great, steak so soWe started off with the Spinach & Artichoke Fondue, which was rich, but bursting with flavor and texture w/ the crostini. A rich appetizer for two people, but probably great for 3 or more to share. There was a great selection of wine, beer and spirits, as I had a nice Belgian beer while the wife had a crisp Californian Chardonnay.
The 10 oz filet we ordered was mediocre at best, but the Shrimp De Jonghe was amazing. I know it's a Chicago classic, but this dish accompanied with the Mac & Cheese is just perfect. If only the steaks had a bit more seasoning and a demi-glace or reduction of some sort to enhance the flavor, especially with the leaner cuts of meat like the filet. I'll go back and try a ribeye next time and will hope for the best.5/5/2013 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 AMVery goodAs always, great service, great food and great wine.4/27/2013 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 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 AM