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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 Dining
  • Website: http://www.petemillers.com
  • Email: rohitnevins@gmail.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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Mooney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private room seats 40 for sit-down dinner. Billiard Room accommodates 75 for buffet-style dining with high bar tables.
  • Private Party Contact: Rohit Sahajpal (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 or a friendly game of billiards & experience what Pete's has to offer.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I moved out of the Evanston area years ago and found myself in town and Pete's was at the top of my to eat list. Great quality doesn't fade away. From beginning to end the food and drink were superb, the service was impeccable, and the timing was spot on. Throw in the live jazz and it was every bit as great as I remembered. Thank you, everyone at Pete's, for a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Pete Miller's Steak and Seafood is one of those dark wood restaurant gems that you can sink into as an experience. It's upscale and elegant without being in the least stuffy. The crowd was mixed on Saturday early evening with a fresh young business crowd and older diners as well. The atmosphere is fun but sophisticated and the service was professional but jovial. Our steaks were perfectly cooked, the wine list was solid and there was an excellent cocktail and spirits offering. In all, I would highly recommend Pete Miller's to my friends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was like something out of the movie Ground Hog Day. No waiter for 30 minutes and upon requesting service we ended up with three, all showing up at different times unaware we had placed any type of order.. The third asked if we would like a drink or appetizer as we were finishing our drinks and appetizers. It was surreal. We did hang out for 3 1/2 hours and the live jazz was decent. The food was good. Not sure if I'll be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent choice for dinner. Good food served promptly and nice bckground music from a live band. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "There were three in our party. The waitress did not inform us that coleslaw came with the meals. Two in our party decided to order salads a few minutes after the original order. The salads arrived followed in less than five minutes by the main course. The food itself was subpar. We have been to Miller's on prior occasions and have generally been satisfied. This time was a disaster."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "How nice to have a warm, friendly, convenient spot for a pleasant meal after work! Great drinks and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a very good meal at Pete Millers. My NY Strip was over cooked but replaced so it was good. The others ordered fish, all satisfied. The Chopped salad was ok although I didn't think greens were up to par. Tuna appetizer was outstanding. Death by chocolate cake was intense."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The steaks were excellent as usual as was the Shrimp cocktail, but the singer and piano player made the evening especially memorable."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The bone-in filet is an awesome cut-- and they know how to grill it just right."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "If you're looking for good steak and seafood served in a comfortable atmosphere, with a bit of live jazz music thrown in for good measure, then this is the place for you. We were in town for a college visit with our son, and we wanted to check out the local restaurant scene. Evanston has several good restaurants serving all types of cuisine. Pete Miller's is a classic, no nonsense, Chicago style steakhouse. You won't leave this place hungry - the portions are large and the service is excellent. The waiters are there when you want them, and they are very knowledgeable regarding the menu. We enjoyed ourselves so much on Wednesday night that we returned on Thursday. We had a great experience, and would not hesitate to return."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had the medallion trio and my husband the bone in all lathered in a parmesan crust and what can I say..heaven! Our favorite place for special occasions, by far beats every steakhouse out there. Still my favorite not stuffy steakhouse in the world!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a good experience. The staff was nice. I was a little under the weather so I couldn't eat much. But what I did eat was very good. My fiancé enjoyed her rib eye steak. I give it thumbs up."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent steak dishes and appetizers; great overall experience"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent experience at Pete Miller's. The music was lively, but not too loud, service was great, and the food pretty good. My one major disapointment was that I went with the biggest/most expensive steak (22oz ribeye) and it tasted bland. Just like a big hunk of steak. If it wasn't for the Oscar topping it would have been downright boring, which is too bad considering how expensive it was, and how delicious my wife's filet (and everything else was.)"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We were happy to find this restaurant on OpenTable before heading out for a trip to Evanston. Great neighborhood which I would love to visit again but this restaurant had a solid selection for a slightly picky teen guest. Large portions, friendly staff and nice ambience. Would love to come to hear their jazz performances another time. Definitely worth the time and money!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was the second time I have taken my family to eat here over the past 2 months. Both times the food, wait staff and dining experience have been very good. There is enough going on that it is not to sterile of an environment, so kind of kid friendly. My kids had pasta which they enjoyed. My wife had the seared Tuna, which was very good. I nailed it down with a steak....and ate every bite. overall very good!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is one of Evanstons best. The steak is always good as well as the fish. The service is outstanding and the place is usually pretty crowded. Definitely worth having dinner at Pete Millers. I'm sure the same is true for lunch."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Pete Millers delivers a good solid meal - steak, seafood, salads. Cost is slight less than comparable steakhouses, with some less expensive options. New policy is that you need to ask for bread."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Valentines weekend & we ended up with one of the best waiters we have had in quite some time, plus the food was everything one could hope for, with all of the trimmings we asked for included immediately. My only complaint would be that the bartender needs to learn to make a French Martini properly...but the dessert made up for it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pete Millers is always great for the steak lovers out there. It's really tasty and has a good selection of meats. I've had most the different cuts there and they've all tasted great. The service was also outstanding as our server was really friendly and on top of it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First: we had a reservation (through opentable) but 2 of our 5 were running late so we (3) sat at the bar and had a couple of really good drinks. The bartenders really ran a good operation on a busy night - very attentive. Also great was the host-staff that got us our table even though we were almost an hour past our reservation when the last of our 5 arrived. We were seated near the stage area and were treated to an excellent jazz performance. Oh --- the food. Really, really good. My wife and I had the chateaubriand and it was cooked perfectly. side dishes, superb, lobster bisque delicious, and deserts -- mountainous carrot cake enough for 6!!, and super cheesecake. Wow..........."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pete Miller's was great. Initially, they tried to sit four of us at a tiny table, but the waiter almost immediately went back and made them switch things. The service was great. The food and drink menu were fantastic. The food was great, although my steak was closer to well done than medium (as I had ordered). Nonetheless, the food was worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Classy steak house with excellent steaks, sides, entertainment, and cocktails. Been here 30 times, although we live 20 miles away."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We really like PM but this visit was not fantastic. We dined Sat of Valentines Day- seated one hour late. The server was poor-not animated, slow, inattentive, forgetful, uncaring and confused. With the crab appetizer, no small forks so we could not eat it. He divided the salads very unequally and never asked about pepper. He was so slow, that by the time he took our order (I had to call him over), they were out of our preferred steak, then it was 15 minutes to figure that out. It took another hour for the food to come and he never even came back to explain what was taking so long. We ate 2 hours after our Reservation time. The food and music were excellent and manager was gracious. We will come back again just not on a holiday weekend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places for celebrating a special occasion, but I'll be avoiding this restaurant on holiday weekends from now on as they were seriously overbooked. If they had warned me when I made the reservation two weeks in advance that I would end up being seated at a card table in front of an outside door that kept opening and letting in freezing blasts of air, and that I would be nowhere near the musical entertainment I had come to see, I would simply have found someplace else to go. I could see them offering this alternate seating option to last minute walk-ins, but anyone with the foresight to reserve in advance should have been seated at a real table in the main restaurant. Live jazz is a big draw, but we just got Muzac."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a nice experience in our first visit to Pete Miller's. The food was excellent and the service was courteous but quite slow. Dinner lasted over 3 hours, mainly due to long waits for the waiter. We had not anticipated a floor show, but there was a good performance suitable for those past 50. It did inhibit conversation though. We'd try it again, but perhaps not on Saturday night in prime time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner and seeing that it was Valentine's weekend you never know what to expect. Service was perfect and so was the food. Classic American steakhouse with class but no ego. The live music was great but it was just too loud for the dining area, honestly all they had to do was turn the volume down a touch. The singer was fabulous don't get me wrong but the volume was a bit much."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "we had a wonderful valentine's day dinner with friends! thanks, pete miller's!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for Valentines Day, and they brought in extra tables/chairs to accommodate the holiday. As a result, we sat at a card table on plastic chairs. They dressed them up w/ covers and looked ok, but so uncomfortable and tacky. I spent $160 on a meal consumed at a card table. Just wrong. Further, my fish was over-cooked and they ran out of baked potatoes. How does that happen? Waiter was wonderful as was the rest of the staff - just super disappointed in the overall experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Pete Millers for Valentines day. Although quite busy the staff remained very attentive polite and freindly. The food was great and was definitely at level expected for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Attended on the Valentines day. At the time of arrival the restaurant was overcrowded and very noisy, which is understood. The server clearly rushed us out bringing entries when we were half way done with our appetizers. At the end , when there were several empty tables and nobody waited to be seated, the waiter said that we had been at the table for two hours and had to leave. The waiter did not pour our wine when it was appropriate. The food was good, so was the live music. Overall, the restaurant was not conductive to a special evening"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I dine at Pete Miller's about once each month. The food is always excellent. This past Saturday I brought a guest to dinner. We were seated next to a table of 15 women. Our tables were SO close that the woman's chair next to mine were touching, her hair and coat were on our table as well as her elbows. Our table was also half-way in the way of a two-step to the remainder of the restaurant. My guest was constantly being bumped by guests and wait-staff. Poor table service, i.e., no water when requested, waited 20 minutes to order drinks,waited 20 minutes to get them, waited and waited and waited for dinner order and dinner."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I made my reservation for 5:30 pm, so I can't comment on the later-night profile of Pete Miller's. Even tho I was an early reservation, I received top-notch service (and a seat by the window!) My filet mignon was perfect, my vegetable (so often skimped these days) plump and plentiful. The sound system played jazz, and at 6:00 a really accomplished singer/pianist played atmospheric jazz standards. I didn't announce that this day (a Monday) was my birthday, but my experience lived up to every anticipation of the celebration I wanted it to be. I thought the prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "A wonderful place for special occasions! Excellent food and service is amazing! Will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The food took an hour and a half to arrive and then it was only luke warm. We were likely the victims of a wedding party that was in the private room. But that's not an excuse. In addition, the restaurant has changed it's substitution policy and wanted to impose an upcharge for substituting another vegetable for the potato that comes with the entrees. We have often enjoyed Pete Miller's, but this experience was very disappointing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Tried one last time but service continues to be a reak problem very slow night due to extreme cold. Server basically ignored us for the last half of the meal and we had to wait while they closed down the restaurant until he finally looked at us to give us our check. Steak was only so so which may can't happen in a steak house in Chicago. Won't be back. Guessing Petes will be gone soon."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I have been going to Pete's for years. I know good steak and they have it. Was really impressed. The live music also makes it special. My only suggestion is to get a bigger wine list. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I took my daughter to the restaurant for her 18th birthday along with her mother and sister. It was a good time for all of us the waiter was attentive and knowledgeable to all of us. The food was good and plentiful. I will be back. My daughter has already asked that we come back for her graduation dinner."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Went there with my two sons The staff was great The food was everything you could expect and they even had live music."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I took my family out for dinner, a friend recommend Pete's I love Sea Food my husband is a Steak person. When our food arrived I couldn't help myself my husband Steak was so appetizing that I just couldn't resist tasting it. It was absolutely wonderful the taste was so tender and a flavor out of this world! I would recommend Pete's to everyone that's looking for great meal and a great night out."
    Dined on 1/10/2014