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

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner Sun–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(847) 328-0399
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luis Diaz
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Private party facilities
With 25 years of experience creating flawless events, you can trust our top-notch Event Coordinator, Executive Chef, and our service staff to create an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
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Private party contact
Yaneli Carrillo: (866) 804-3990
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Catering
For Private Events Please Contact yaneli.carrillo@petemillers.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Grove & Davis
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Parking details
Valet $8 Cash, Metered Street Parking, Public lot 1-2 blocks away.
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Public transit
CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop, Metra -Davis Street Stop
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Entertainment
Live Jazz every night of the week. Mondays - Thursdays: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Fridays-Saturdays: 8:00PM - 12:00AM Sundays: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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l
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary dinner . . .great jazz singer and piano . . .very helpful and personable waiter . . .Thanks

BB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was pretty good. The service was very slow, but our server was very nice and helpful.

SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little too expensive, but very good! Nice selection of steaks!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We made early dinner reservations on a Saturday so the restaurant was pretty empty and quiet (no jazz band). The Lobster stuffed Mushrooms, Bass, Brussel Sprouts and Creamed Spinach were tasty, but the Filet and Lobster Tail lacked flavor. The filet must have been oven broiled only. The Lobster tail was overdone and curled to one side. The Lobster Bisque soup had carrots... which was interesting (not bad, just different). Overall an average dining experience.

DS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great food, exceptional staff, and lovely atmosphere. Unfortunately, the food fell short of the mark. Fish & chips lacked seasoning as well as the pan seared fish.

J
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

WE have been to Pete Miller's many times. It is one of our favorite places. Last Sunday was a disappointment. The Steak was not up to usual standards and the service was a little off. The music was amazing. Petra Van Nueis is amazing and she alone made the trip worth it. I hope we just hit a bad nightas far as the steak is concerned. The soup and salad was as good as ever.

JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really great. We enjoyed the music while we were having our drinks and with dinner. The music was not overpowering. I would definitely come back.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal. The draft beer, the wine menu and the food were all tremendous.

BP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner & friendly staff! We went to an early dinner but the jazz band starting up as we paid our check sounded great as well!

BB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My FAVORITE! Live music, excellent food, service and ambiance. Pete Miller's is a jewel in Evanston's crown!

a
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service! I've been working in restaurants for over 20 years and this place has the best service. So professional. And the food is outstanding. Just went on Friday and going back again tonight to have the dry aged Kansas City strip.....again. And I love that each steak comes with a side. That's a rare find in a steakhouse of this caliber.

NN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome experience! We will definitely be back!!

BS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My burumundi was delicious. Two others in our party had ribs - also excellent, slide-off-the-bone delicious. Service was great. The jazz quartet was very good. The music added to our enjoyment while still allowing quiet conversation. We’re going to come more often.

NR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff were cheerful and professional. The food was great. The jazz music was of high quality. I look forward to returning one of these days.

J
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the ambiance and the burgers at Pete Millers. They are consistent with the quality of food and service.

DZ
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We rate based on food, service and ambiance. The ambiance was good, the entertainment was great. Our waiter basically ignored us, we had asked for steak knives and didn’t get them, while tables around us did without asking. There was too much time in between courses.
The steaks were very dry and not warm enough when we received them and we had to wait at least five minutes for steak knives, as I said before.
We were disappointed. There are quite a few good restaurants in Evanston. We will not be returning to Pete Miller’s.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best NY Strip in town. That live music was a bit annoying though....

QT
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We and our friends enjoyed the "Jazz Music" and the Lobster/Steak special. I had a salad and the other three had the soup. Everyone enjoyed their meals/music/drinks and the friendly waiter and the manager.

Will be go again??? You bet!

BL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Lobster Bisque. Reliable for a good Ribeye, tender, juicy and great flavor. Romantic spot with live music.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service and delicious food!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked in, greeted with big smiles and seated us in a cozy booth, great food and excellent service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our wait person, Yvette , was outstanding- very efficient, professional, attentive, and friendly. We would ask for her the next time. Our food was delicious.

QT
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Q-TIPS SAY: Service and drinks were outstanding. The Mr. had French Onion Soup and Firecracker Shrimp. I chose the Caesar Salad and Bacon wrapped scallops. Mrs. Q says: Thank you, the manager and bartender/waiter, for the awesome service and hospitality. They have Jazz musicians daily for the “Happy Hour” in the bar & “specials on food/drinks.” So go and enjoy the ambiance, service, Jazz, and drinks/food during “Happy Hour” and also dinner in the dining room. No dessert this time because we were full and had no room in the inn.

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Pete Miller's for dinner and music. The food has never disappointed us, and the service is great. Our go-to place for special occasions in Evanston.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite "STEAK HOUSE" for any occasion or no occasion
Love the Jazz

BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a special occasion. The staff could not have been nicer and the food was great. The live music provided a perfect ambiance for celebrating our anniversary.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Mike was the best! Jazz always a plus.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just OK service and good for the money.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The music was too loud. There was no information given about the price fixe option until we asked if they still offered it. Our dinner was not hot. Our friend ordered his steak plain, but it arrived covered with cheese. We were disappointed in our experience.

R
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and pleasant atmosphere
Live music was an added plus

m
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a good restaurant. The service and food was very good. The ambiance is awesome with the live jazz music. However, be prepared to spend a lot of money. Also, I think the dish my daughter was a rip-off. Let this be a warning. Don't order the spinach and cheese ravioli. It cost around $21. All she got was 5 pieces of ravioli for that price. It didn't even come with a side dish. I looked at the menu again when I got home and saw it was supposed to come with asparagus and tomatoes and she never got it. I would have said something when we were at the restaurant, but didn't realize it at the time. Anyway, vegetarian ravioli is a cheap product and therefore, she should have gotten at least twice as much for that price. Also, the average entree was $30.

r
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall this is an excellent selection for an upscale business dinner or a pleasant dinner out with your spouse or significant other. It is a bit noisy depending on where you sit, so the focus should be on the food and visiting. It is good for a business dinner as long as you are in entertainment mode rather than actually conducting business.

Pricewise it it about middle of the road for a steak house. There are others in Chicago that are a bit pricier, but you do not have to sacrifice quality to have a good meal at Pete Miller's.

H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 2

Not clean!!! Very expensive restaurant..Booths were full of crumbs.. and we were seated at 6pm!
My wine glass wasn’t even clean- it had someones lipstick still on it🤮
My filet was not cooked enough and came out cold!
Creamed spinach was overloaded with greasy pungent cheese
Very disappointing, we definitely will not go back

MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Evanston for our daughter's graduation and had an amazing celebration dinner at Pete Miller's. I'm sure all of the wait staff is amazing, but we had Jake for the evening who was personable, attentive, stellar memory and all around fun and great service. Phenomenal cocktails, appetizers, steaks, wine, desserts with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The live music was perfect!

DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, live music added to the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing dinner

EP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to go here once our son started Northwestern. Took him there for graduation. The whole night did not disappoint. The host staff were very enthusiastic and warming. We brought a cake to have and the took it to the kitchen to hold, cut and serve. The food was amazing. One of the best meals meals we have ever had. We will come back next time in Evanston.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music and great service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. We were celebrating our daughters grad school graduation and our dinner was a wonderful end to the day.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to many upscale steak shops. The food should have been prepared better than this.I have high steak standards. This was not tender. No prep of the meat. Sides were a mess. Service was excellent so it saved the night for us. I could have made this steak at home.

JL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was amazed how good it was. I had the best time and love music was awesome. Would recommend to anyone.

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