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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston

4.3
1662 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday & Monday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Kitchen Hours Subject to Change
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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
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marcus Mooney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Grove & Davis
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Parking details
Valet, 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: 7:00PM - 11:00AM
Sundays: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Special events & promotions
Easter & Mother's Day Brunch
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

With 20 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join our Pete Miller's famous Mother's Day Jazz Brunch!
Whether its's our succulent seafood or fall-off-the bone prime rib, our freshly prepared omelettes or our amazing chocolate fondue fountain, you and the whole family are in for an unforgettable experience. Make your reservations today!

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What 1662 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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3.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The Food was great. I found this restaurant on yelp and was kinda hesitant because of the star rating it had, but went for it because there seemed to be a few people that came back often. my date and I had the Lobster bisque and the Lamb Lolichops for starters. they were really good! I was especially blown away by the lobster bisque. the portion for the Lamb seemed very small, but it was still very good. For my entrée, I had the babyback ribs paired with the garlic shrimp and broccoli instead of fries. I know, I know, its a steak and seafood restaurant, but when I saw the ribs floating to someone else's table, I knew I wanted to get them. The steak was really good and fall of the bone. The broccoli was nice and crunchy, which I was so pleased with because I was expecting it to be soft. The garlic shrimp was good, but it was such a small portion for the price. My partner had some chicken dish I cant remember the name, with potatoes. It was his birthday, and I'm not entirely sold that he enjoyed it as much as he hopped. We switched plates at one point to try each other's food and he seemed to enjoy the ribs more than his dish. I felt the chicken was a little dry, and the presentation wasn't the best, but it was good. For drinks we both had pear martini's and the first sip was tough. After that initial sip it was a great drink.
We got there at around 6:30 and it seemed as though a Jazz band was setting up. They played nice music, and the atmosphere was nice as well. Maybe we went too early, but I didn't really like that people where there in hoodies and jeans and what not. I wondered what would have happened if we walked in with jeans on. The only other issue is that when I made the reservation I requested that my partner be told happy birthday and congratulations. At no point was he told this, and it really bothered me because it didn't seem like asking for much. He was, however, brought a small cup cake with a candle on it by our waiter, who just set it there.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to dine for a date or with a significant other.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food & great service! Will come again.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The fool was excellent and we really enjoyed the band on Saturday night, the Rhythm Rockets!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great music, great service, good food, pricey.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Interesting that OpenTable believes we were seated and ate at Pete Miller's! We arrived about 5 minutes early for our 7:30 reservation. We had parked in the garage and walked ourselves because valet was stacked up 10 cars deep outside. I was feeling nervous, but hey, we had a reservation! We should be fine. Gave our name to one of the four young ladies at the desk, and she said it should be a few minutes. After standing there for a few minutes, it became quite clear there were a lot of unhappy people waiting around. I overheard a young man say to one of the hostesses that he and his date had a 7pm reservation- they'd been waiting for 35 minutes!!! I looked at my husband, pulled out my smartphone and called another restaurant around the corner that we'd always wanted to try anyway. They had one 2 top they could hold for us and it ended up being the best meal we'd had in a long time. So, thank you Pete Miller's for helping us discover a new restaurant! And in the future, there are other places to get a steak where a reservation means you'll be seated in a reasonable amount of time. As to the seating confirmation email that came through at 9:30pm that evening... maybe some poor person who'd been waiting benefited from our reservation. I don't know what to suggest- work on your reservation management?

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made a reservation two weeks prior to visit. Arrived on time . Shuffled aside for 20 minutes while others
arriving after us were being seated. Complained to hostess who talked to asst manager.
Asst manager immediately escorted us to a table and was apologetic for delay and made
sure we were taken care of by wait staff. Evening then went well. Service, drinks,music and
food were all very good. Will return on our next visit to Northwestern University.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great jazz music at night friendly customer oriented atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was excellent from the appetizer to the steak. The waiter was attentive and friendly. Unfortunately. one of the reasons we go to Pete Miller's is to hear the live jazz. I asked for seats near the music and was refused. We were given a table next to a large table of people who were having a great time and made it impossible to listen to the music. When we arrived and when we left, there were many tables near the music. It is incomprehensible to me why you would hire a musician and then refuse to allow a customer who came to hear her sit where she could be heard. I don't know if it was an incompetent employee or a corporate policy, but I was considerably annoyed.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was very good! Service was excellent and very helpful and friendly. We ordered two hot fudge sundaes but they were very skimpy with the hot fudge. Only a dribble. I’d order extra on the side next time.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic place in Evanston. Live quartet and a great meal!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

High marks for presentation and ambiance. Salmon and prawns excellent. Jumbo shrimp with orange sauce/risotto over cooked.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good food and music, and I appreciated the waiter's recommendation on choices for the crusted filet. However, don't count on an Open Table note to get the message across that it's a special occasion. And I didn't appreciate the shilling (new happy hour menu, rewards program) in the middle of the meal. If you really must do that, save it for the end.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was incredibly good! Live music was awesome. However, despite being a repeat customer, I always feel that the prices are much too expensive. The place was empty on Friday night of a holiday weekend, and cost is likely the issue.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good food and reasonable portions for the price. Excellent service and staff.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We were spending the night in Evanston and looking for a place to relax while enjoying some great food and drink. We found that and more at Pete Miller's. Live jazz was a plus, apparently they have that nightly. And while we were seated very close to their intimate stage, the music was never too loud for us to enjoy conversation. Everything about the experience there was top notch, from the service to the food to the music.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The jazz band for the evening was excellent. My friend and I enjoyed our dinner. Her crab cake was moist and well flavored. The lobster bisque was perfect. If you have space, get the carrot cake. Our server was non-existent for the first 45 minutes of the meal and I had to ask others to locate him to have water glasses refilled and wine. He did redeem himself at the end and was personable.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We’ll definitely go for second time! Delicious food, friendly service, blues music. Recommend Garlic Mashed Potato & Rib

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was overpriced. Dissatsfaction is the result of poor preparation. The prawns were so dry I could not pull the meat from the shell. The lime tart crust could not be cut with the side of a fork. Will not return.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful food and music. Expensive but good.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was very attentive and food was terrific: enjoyed the calamari appetizer, lamb chops, filets, and an array of veggies: asparagus, broccoli, sautéed spinach and mushrooms. We asked to be seated away from the music to enable conversation which was perfect. Great music yet we could talk over it. The only little thing was that the nook we were in was a little cold for half of our party, but it didn't mare the good time we had. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food great service and a great time

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Both steaks were not cooked to temperature. They were very accommodating though and didn’t charge for either.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Generally good but our server was somewhat mistaken in explaining the offerings available

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent music, service, and food that was worth every penny.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Waiter was over worked with too many tables, 15-20 minutes to get a drink at table, food came out at different times, restaurant was freezing, they had space heaters setup everywhere.
The place had a foul odor as well. Been going there for years, worst experience yet, chalking it up to an off night

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I was disappointed in the service and food. Don’t remember it being bad on previous visits years ago. My $52 bone in ribeye was too chewy and lacked flavor, and my girlfriend’s scallops had a very bland sauce. Our seafood tower didn’t have $42 worth of seafood, either. Unfortunately, our server was not very attentive to our needs, either. He’d drop off food not realizing we needed new table settings or appetizer plates ...we had to ask for everything. Too bad. The ambiance and jazz band was excellent, but the food and service should match.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pete Miller's is one of my favorite places to go with another couple or small group because you can talk to each other and the food is reliably good. However, they have changed their menu and 2 of my favorites are gone - seafood salad and hot fudge sundae. And their prices have taken a noticeable climb.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I came to celebrate my guy’s birthday. Our server were very attentive as soon as we arrived, but after we expressed that we needed time to review the menu the service level dropped. The place was not very busy, but our server walked by us several times. We were not told of any special menu items or recommendations which happens at every fine steakhouse I have been too. We called the restaurant (while dining there) to request out drinks. The manager handled our request immediately and with great kindness. I would definitely visit again because we enjoyed the ambiance, especially the live jazz, and the food.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent service and fabulous, delicious food! A true “Chicago Steakhouse” ambiance. Fun live jazz.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We are always the last to leave but they are never rude or kick us out...thank you Pete Millers for great service!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Pete Miller's restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 21st for our 31st anniversary. Pete Miller's has been a "go-to" for many a nice date. The food was good--meat tender and sides tasty. Our service was very good, and the atmosphere is always nice, even for a Wednesday evening. My only complaint is that the dessert was disappointing. I ordered a Key Lime Pie that was like a crusted pudding--not a firm consistency--and had several inches of cream on top hiding the 1/2 inch of key lime flavor. Otherwise, the meal was very satisfactory. We will be there again.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Went to celebrate friends B-Day. The service was great. We took advantage of the prix fix for restaurant month in the northshore. The meals was great, but the key lime pie meringue was way tooooo sweet.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great place, live music is a nice touch on top of good food with good service

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We loved our meal! The sauce on the bacon wrapped scallops was perfection. Loved the filet duo, generous portions of the delicious crust. The frites were so caramelized I was convinced they were fried in beef tallow.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ok
Not great
Waiter was very good.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had reservations for valentines dinner at 7:00. Arrived a little early and after waiting 10 minutes in the car for valet the manager came out and said there was no valet available at the moment because there were too many cars !!?? Husband dropped me off and went out searching for street parking which he found about 4 blocks away. After a cold walk back we were seated in the back room next to an exit door where you could feel the cold wind blowing through. No wonder that room was empty. Requested another table and were seated near the band because they pulled a 4 Top apart so we were basically sitting 2 inches away from strangers. Initial service was awful.. took about 15 minutes to put in our drink order. Food was average.. weak wine list. Just a disappointment for a special expensive dinner. Won’t be going back but the band was good!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Freezing cold!!!! Detracted from everything else. Food and service was great. Just too cold to enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a superb meal during the week.
The entree, dessert, cocktail and wine excellent. We had a great female server who was right on target with her suggestions regarding entree choice and dessert.
All restaurant staff very nice including the valet.
Nice jazz ensemble and great ambiance.
This restaurant is a great asset to the Evanston area.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was over cooked and some side dishes were warm not hot. The waitress offered to take our food back but I didn’t want to wait or have the wast.

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