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

Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.petemillers.com/
  • Phone: 8472433700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday- Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sundays 4:30pm - 9:00pm

    Kitchen Hours Subject to Change
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Mooney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private space for 2-200 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 8472433700x
  • Entertainment: hows Times (Unless otherwise noted):
    6:00 - 10pm Monday -Thursday
    7:00 - 11:00 Friday & Saturday
    5:00 - 9:00 Sunday

    Never A Cover & Never A Minimum.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake -Cook
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet Friday and Saturday, with private lot also available.
A word from Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling
Pete Miller's has been serving the finest prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood and the country's best live jazz to the Chicago area since 1994. The Pete Miller's experience takes you through the grand days of post World War II as live swingin' jazz fills the air while you feast on great steaks, pastas, fresh seafood and enjoy the world's best wines. Pete Miller's two locations in Evanston and Wheeling each has its own unique charm and character, as well as its own distinct menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)great for outdoor dining (31)romantic (22)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • foodieover40VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been there a few times before and was surprised that the restaurant wasn't more crowded on a Saturday night at prime time. The hostesses seemed less than professional; more in line with an "Applebees". The waiter was excellent, however. The prime rib was rather tasteless and chewy. Overall, I would think twice before visiting again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WAS HOPING FOR BETTER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've been to the Pete Miller's in Evanston so I thought this one in Wheeling would be comparable...NOPE! First of all they had two sides of the restaurant. One side was remodeled I'm guessing and the other was like a very drab cave away from everything...which is where I and my wife was seated...on her birthday no less. The service was nonexistent with the quality exception of Omar whom I believe was a bus boy. However, since my waiter was soooo busy attending to the big party of 8 that arrived after my wife and I, we were barely scene. GREAT JOB ANYWAY BY OMAR who would come by to assist while busing tables. The food was ok but nothing out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skdh
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was disappointed. I expected more from an upscale restaurant. The salad had way too much iceberg lettuce (cheap), the sea bass was thin and dry, and the carrot cake was very dry (didn't even eat much of it). Normally, my wife and I can eat in about 1-1.5 hours, this took in excess of 2 hours. Service was terrible. Unless someone close to us has a much better experience, we will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skier416VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Haven't been here in about a year, but seems to have gone downhill a bit. Server was friendly, but service was slow. Surprising since the restaurant was pretty much empty. Food tasted good, but should have been hotter, especially the soup.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    They seemed to be understaffed. I saw the host running in the public areas of the restaurant. Our waiter seemed very rushed and spent little time at our table. My steak was good, and I liked the Au Poivre sauce. I also liked the lobster bisque. However, the garlic mashed were rather dry, and my fiancee said the crab legs were just ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it once was
    JackS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What used to be a solid competitor to any top tier Chicago steakhouse, Pete Millers seems to have fallen on hard times. That, or just complete disregard for keeping the restaurant clean and polished. Service too is no longer what it once was. Food is still good, but not good enough to overcome the overall decline in service and facilities. The restaurant feels like it is about to close and, indeed thT may be the case.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was very good at Pete Millers. We had a young lady by the name of Cathy that was very attentive and pleasant, also very accomodating. The food was very good and served in a timely manner. We would definitely return to Pete Millers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DFWJG
    DFWJGVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It has changed. Menu, food, prices, and attitude. Where is the Lobster/Mac? The new Pork Chop is not as good as what they took off menu. Charging an up charge for sides if you don't get a potato. This did change a while ago, but still frustrates me. Prices went up and I now have found Ruth and Morton's. Still great outside with friends, just not as often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was really attentive and gave us good recommendations about the menu. Loved the fact that he showed us uncooked items. One of the persons dining with us was a vegetarian. Of course, whenever you go to a seafood & prime steak restaurant one should not expect a great selection of items for vegetarians, but according to our friend, his meal was good. Seafood and steak were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sgcltd
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Four of us enjoyed every morsel of our dinners. The lobster bisque was divine, but terribly rich. Everything was prepared as ordered and was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    Terri
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Four of us went to dinner and had a great time. Music this past Saturday night was really great! Chilean sea bass, fish tacos and sesame tuna were fabulous. My gin gimlet was especially refreshing. A good time was had by all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food great price
    carnivore
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a great time food was excellent. As was service , only complaint side vegetables were a little over priced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced
    WangerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    $26 for a half chicken and almost the same for a pork chop? Really? Service was very good. Just way overpriced compared to Wildfire, Saranellos or other area steak houses
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievably horrible food
    Dadd
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Terrible service Garbage food Can't believe I paid for it
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good and steaks were cooked to order. Waiter left a little to be desired, he came across as being rushed and too busy to really give our table any real attention. For the price of the meal you would expect a lot more from the waiter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant on it's way out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went for dinner on the Sunday before Labor Day. The place was pretty much empty. Sat outside which is very nice. Our waiter was very good but they were out of several items on the menu. My husband ordered prime rib and I ordered salmon. After 20 minutes out waiter came over and said they were out of prime rib and I had ordered the last piece of salmon. I felt bad for our waiter who was very nice. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience as always!
    Mark1979
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    GREAT times and WONDERFUL food, It is a wonderful place for a romantic evening or a drink in a comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nothing to recommend
    explorer
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    truly disappointing experience - food was mediocre at best - prices high for the low quality - service unprofessional - will not return or recommend as a complete waste of time and calories
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak and more
    pi65
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    On my second visit to Pete Millers I discovered the ribeye steak. One of the best I have ever had. Perfectly charred and yet medium rare and not at all fatty as some can be. Other guests scarfed down their steaks also. Roasted red potatoes were not quite as crispy as the first time but still very good. Our waiter made the night. He quickly saw we were a group of kidders and he joined right in and made it more fun. Great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • emily1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The two ladies in our group had the filet. It was very tender, favorable, and cooked perfectly. The men had the house special pork chop and were very pleased with their meal. Our waiter was outstanding! He was informative and very personable (ask for John when making your reservation).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, Steaks, Chops, and Seafood. Friendly enthusiastic servers. Music nightly in the bar that can be heard through out the restaurant. Enjoy the outdoor patio before the summer is over. Have been diners since they opened and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nancyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    excellence Filet, everything was really good, my first time at this restaurant, I would recommend it
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Ronp
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is usually vibrant, great food & great service. Not this time! Restaurant was unusually slow for a Friday night. Seems like they must have cut the staff as our server was not attentive and was forgetful. Food was good. Band in bar cancelled too! Not sure what happened - hope they get it fixed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ozzie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my first visit to Pete Miller's. It was truly a wonderful dining experience. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun get together
    pi65
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The scallop appetizer had the most tasty apple chutney and they were terrific too but way too big for an appetizer. The prime rib was succulent and cooked just right. However, the creamed spinach did better the day after when I took home the leftovers and chopped them up in a food processor. While tasty, it was stringy as served. Roasted red potatoes were the best I have had. Overall it is a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yumyum2VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed our meal at Pete's as usual. Too bad they no longer have the "Twilight Dinner Specials". Waiter could have been a little more attentive. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    g8homecook
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    When you eat out alone sometimes you get stuck with a terrible table, but that was not the case here. I was seated at a very comfortable small booth. The atmosphere was upscale,service was attentive but not obtrusive. I started off with a tasty cocktail called Prime the Pump. The filet and garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. The house salad was satisfactory if not unusual. I didn't have room for any appetizers or desert. However the meal finished with a nice cappuccino. The piano and singer were a nice relaxing touch. If you are in the mood for a really nice steak dinner done exactly as you ordered served in a nice atmosphere with good service this is an ideal choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BendyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful evening sitting on the patio with good steaks and a nice bottle of wine. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great north-north shore burb gem
    Bobbypastrami13VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friday nights are usually a traffic nightmare navigating the city. Pete Millers offers a great bar with great music and a versatile menu in the middle of Wheeling (near Northbrook, Mt Prospect, Deerfield, etc) and even has a very nice outdoor eating area all summer long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was dead...very few diners. The service was horrible! Entrée came to the table prepared very different than was described on the menu - it was sent back to the kitchen to be prepared the way the menu stated. Had to ask the waiter to serve an appetizer that he forgot about! Had to ask for second glasses of wine! Will never go back again!!
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  • great place
    bob1VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    very friendly staff; excellent food; great place, I highly recommend it !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Disappointed
    Disappointed3
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and son joined me to celebrate my wife's birthday. Although we had dined here previously and had wonderful experiences this one was the opposite. The service consisted of 2 servers fighting over our table and neither responded to any of our requests for beverages, food and then coffee. They called it a mis-communication when we asked why we weren't receiving anything. My crab legs were not hot when served, my son's filet came out after my wife and I were served. They explained that his filet was overlooked and it would be a few minutes yet. Dessert took 15 minutes to receive while coffee waited 20 minutes for services. In all for the price and service we will probably not return. No management ever asked anything about our meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best After Work Spot
    JB22
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We love to meet at Pete's patio during the summer months for after work drinks and food. It is the BEST after work spot we have found in the NW suburbs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Outdoor Patio
    MathladyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The outdoor patio at Pete Miller's is wonderful. Tables are close together, but groups are still able to converse and be heard. There are some outdoor flames that heat up certain areas, but if there is a breeze, every table will feel it. The bread is served warm and buttery even without adding any extra butter. Salads shared were small but tasty. The burgers were great. Unfortunately, our server was less than superb. In fact, he never checked on our food after it was served, and he never asked if we would like a beverage without us requesting them. As he knew that he was less than wonderful, he offered us desserts on him. This was the only time I have been to this restaurant and had such poor service. Mathlady
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating 20 year anniversary
    DGBenn
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The dining experience was top notch! We had been to Pete's once before and have wanted to return ever since. It was even better than we remembered! The food was delicious and the service was the best. Ask for John to be your server. The drinks were also very good. It is a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    44dinner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were very pleased with our experience. One of the best parts was the server, Christina. She was an absolute delight. Friendly, honest and sincere. We couldn't have been more pleased with her attitude and humor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Mdunk
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ended up at Pete's on our anniversary after abandoning another restaurant because it was neither classy or romantic. Pet's proved to be both. The ambiance was great with white tablecloths and live jazz in the lounge. The food was excellent. Shrimp appetizer was great.I had a filet, my wife the lobster. Simple but cooked to perfection. Pete Miller saved our night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night out for dinner.
    chicagocool
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very nice for special occasions. I just wanted to take my sweetie out for a nice dinner. Pete Miller's definitely fit the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1411 reviews are from the Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was great! Portion size was a good value for the prices. Wine flights are a wonderful option. The cheesecake for dessert was delicious. The live Jazz was a pleasant background to our dinner. I liked the more mature, subdued patrons as opposed to the high energy bar scene you find in many places. The only negative was that the waitstaff seemed very stressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night Jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I enjoy hearing the Jazz there on Saturday night. This was our 3rd time going to have dinner and enjoying the jazz that was playing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic