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About 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 and experience what Pete's has to offer.

1557 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Between Grove & Davis

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 328-0399

Website:
http://www.petemillers.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet, Metered Street Parking, Public lot 1-2 blocks away.

Public Transit:
CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop, Metra -Davis Street Stop

Executive Chef:
Marcus Mooney

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter & Mother's Day Brunch

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Sun 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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Pete Miller's Seafood and Prime Steak - Evanston Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.3

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3.7

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Fun (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Ok
Not great
Waiter was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 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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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service, great food. A go-to spot for the special occasion meals in our life.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My 4th time there... it has been awhile. Their prices dramatically increased and the portions were 50-60% of the size before. Totally NOT worth it. $35 for lamb chops.. 3 small lamb chops..? not that good. My daughter ordered a caesars salad and lobster bisque soup. more like a cup of soup and 1/3 portion of salad... more like a side salad, but it was the regular portion.

Likely won't go again. Sad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I enjoyed the jazz band that played during my dinner. The waiter was very nice and really took care of us and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice date night or celebrating with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Cory a wonderful waiter made a special anniversary suberb

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Must go for a good meal in Evanston!!! Eat here every chance I get to town.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great but our waiter was terrible. He pretty much abandoned our table after serving us an appetizer and drinks. With a help of another waiter we had our entrees delivered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love this place. It fell off in quality for a few years but it's back. Really good steaks, good wine list, excellent cocktails and live jazz every night. Best value: grab a burger at the bar and enjoy the comprehensive bourbon and scotch selection, and the live music.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went here on a very cold night and it was quite cool at our table. The maitra d was very accomodating and offered to move us. Instead, he brought a space heater. Our server was very good, although she didn't tell me that the sauce for the scallops was made with red peppers, which I had told her I dislike. The glass of wine I got was very small - so next time I would opt for a bottle, at least you know what you are getting. My husband had a filet - he said it was good, but not as tender as the ones we get at the super market. The calamari app was very tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I typically have great experiences here, but this last visit was a disappointment. It took a very long time for our entrees to arrive and two had to be sent back because one was too rare and the other was barely warm. The server brought three desserts to appease us, which was nice, but I'd rather we received a discount from the check. We were at the restaurant for two hours, it took 50 minutes for our entrees. We'll go again at some point, but not soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner was slow and not cooked through

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We chose Pete Miller's because our friends from out of town enjoy good food and live Jazz. All of us were very pleased with the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My wife absolutely loved the Salmon & Prawn Brodo and my 14oz Boneless Ribeye was perfect for every bite with an even Medium cooked from end to end. I added the Alaskan King Crab and the sauteded mushrooms which for me were just the right touch. The King Crab was flakey and a great counter point to the steak. Both my wife and I really enjoyed finishing off the entire bowl of shareable Brussel Sprouts! The La Marca Prosecco for my wife and my Falesco Tellus Merlot were outstanding for our different meals. We meant to take just one desert to share back to our hotel for later, but couldn't agree so shared both the Death by Chocolate Cheesecake and the Key Lime Tart. They were both to die for.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food, as always, was great. The room was cold because we were there on a REALLY cold night. It made it slightly less enjoyable. They were aware enough not to seat anybody by the windows!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place. Food was good. Only real complaint was being seated essentially 'on stage'. The music was great, just too loud for conversation. Probably shouldn't be any seating that close to the perfomers.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seated away from music, food was good, but over priced. Our server, Ada was excellent. Not what it used to be.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here early on New Year's Ever. We love sitting at the bar, having appetizers, a drink and listening to soft jazz music. Nicest bar on the North Shore, friendly bartenders and great food, even for my vegetarian wife.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Pete Miller's for a New Years Eve dinner. The food was great! The people watching was entertaining. Our waiter was attentive but not overly attentive. They had two jazz bands going in separate rooms, but we were still able to have a conversation. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Celebrating our anniversary here was a good choice. With a traditional steakhouse feel, they have a full bar and large, old styled booths in a semi formal setting. A jazz duo was playing the night we were there and they were a great add-on to the traditional decor.

We started out with old fashions using our favorite bourbon and I have to say, those were the best old fashions we ever had! I also had a cab with my steak and it was just ok, their wine list was a bit small and uninteresting. We loved our steak, lobster tail and short rib ravioli! Quite filling and delicious! We each had a different salad, plentiful and tasty. The bread and butter were an outrageously savory treat with our salads. Dessert was the flourless chocolate mousse cake which was outstanding. In sum, if you don’t mind the traditional steakhouse setting, it’s a great place for steak and seafood. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our reservation was for 6:30 on Christmas Eve. We arrived (party of 2) at 6:20, ordered our meal at 6:30 and left at 7.!!!!!!! We had no time to even enjoy the appetizers when the main courses arrived. We felt very rushed. We were seated in a high traffic area & the room was cold. My friend ordered a non-spicy Bloody Mary and it arrived spicy. The shrimp cocktail arrived on a huge bed of ice in a huge bowel that took up most of the space in front of me. The shrimp weren’t properly peeled and had large strands hanging from them! Very unappetizing. The sea bass had no flavor. We were so disappointed with everything.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was good and perfect until we ordered the baked Alaska for dessert.

Overall, I’ll come back for another date with my partner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very ordinary food. Not worth the prices.
Salad was good but steak had not much flavor. We felt a bit rushed even though the restaurant was not full. Dessert was a disappointment.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were very impressed with the décor of the restaurant. It was like stepping back into a steak house of years past. The drinks were very well done and the food was excellent. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. We had the tuna on sorba noodles, bone in filet and ribs and all were great. Valet parking also made the visit easy. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Although very crowded with two private parties, our waiter was very attentive to the two of us! Noise level was a little louder than usual, and the jazz singer could have lowered her volume slightly, but overall it was a delightful evening with great steaks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and attentive service. Live entertainment that is not overbearing but can be loud in some parts of the restaurant. Known for good steaks and hearty meals.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our waiter was fiendly and informative and lwe loved the live, Jazz Christmas music, even on a cold, snow Monday night! Our food was cooked perfectly and they even had a kids meal with a petite filet. Everyone was so nice to our son in this very grown up restaurant! We will defintely be going back again!

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service were excellent but amplified live music was so loud that we couldn't carry on a conversation across a small table for six, even with shouting. There was a speaker up by the ceiling above our table, blasting right at us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been Pete Miller's regulars forever, but I have to say that the food on Saturday night was disappointing. The lobster tails were incredibly dry and stringy, and a guest in my party said her lamb chops were not particularly good. Still, the appetizers, salads and sides were excellent, as always, and the staff tried hard to stay on top of the service which was a challenge as the restaurant filled to capacity. We will be back, but we might wait until the season changes and more fresh options are available.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was there for my brothers birthday. I had the short rib ravioli, which I tasted more pasta than short rib. The Lobster bisque soup was very good. I had a cucumber Margarita which was quite tasty , and the Bananas foster for dessert, very yummy. I would definitely go back. It is a bit pricey, but we had a live Jazz quartet for entertainment ,so it makes sense when the bill comes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love the food and drinks. The music is wonderful and we can't wait to come back. We would recommend it to everyone.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pete Millers had a bad night. Our entre arrived cold and and one steak was like leather...tough.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Purchased a gift card for the place at a silent auction benefit, so the splurge was easier to swallow, so to speak. Not one to normally indulge in a costly, quality steak and seafood dinner, I was looking forward to an old-school experience and the place didn't disappoint. Service was excellent, though slightly less formal than the price point would suggest. My last such dinner was at the Cape Cod Room, where the service was more buttoned up. Server was knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients, dishes served up hot, cooked and seasoned properly and tastefully presented. Seated in a quiet corner of the dining room so the live music was a nice backdrop that allowed for easy conversation. Wine list is accessible, not extravagant. Overall almost exactly as expected.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waitress was not attentive. Food was average. Tab for 4 adults 500$ ... Not worth returning.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food, not great food but overpriced and service was unresponsive and generally neglectful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Ok there is definately a change in vibe since management switched. The menu on one sheet is just tacky, none of the old house special or charms is there. I noticed something was out of place when I saw the utensils and salt and pepper dispensers. Seriously lack of detail in such a high staple in evanston, is just bad business. I pray things change

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Derek our server was very attentive and the food as usual superb!

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