Pete Miller's Steak & Seafood in Naperville

3.8
317 reviews
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Pete Miller's has been serving the finest aged steaks and fresh seafood and treating customers to the country's best live jazz since 1994. Pete Miller's is an ideal restaurant for a casual, quick bite, a corporate dinner meant to impress, or a luxurious, special occasion meal.

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 are pampered with exceptional service and feast on the finest aged steaks, chicken, chops, fresh seafood and the world's best wines.

Pete Miller’s is well-known for hosting the absolute best private parties and events. Our facilities offer you a range of choices for a small business or family gathering to a grand, no-holds-barred celebration.

"YOU’LL COMPLIMENT US AS MUCH AS OUR JAZZ"
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Specials

Toast to Thursdays

Enjoy a 7 oz a-la-cart Filet Mignon for $20 and $5 New Amsterdam Gin & Vodka Martinis with the Craig Harper Trio featuring Dora Washington on vocals

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 2, 2019

Ends: January 3, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:30PM-9:00PM

Toasty Tuesdays

Enjoy $10 Half Slab of Ribs, $4 Craft Draft Beers, Half Price Craft Cocktails and Rodger Weaver on panio and vocals

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 2, 2019

Ends: January 3, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-9:00PM

Wine Down Wednesdays

Enjoy
$20 Prime Rib Dinner
$4 Craft Draft Beers
$6 glasses of wine
25% off all bottles of wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 2, 2019

Ends: January 3, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:30PM-9:00PM

What 317 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the music and ambiance. Our server was wonderful. The steak was a bit disappointing. Their food overall is great.

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LU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Band was not good and service was poor. Was a holiday (Valentines), but we waited when we had a reservation and the inconvenience wAs not acknowledged.

Sax player in band was terribly out of tune and the singer did not have the correct words to classic songs.

Food was ok tho

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EB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance was GREAT. Service was a little lacking. May have been short staffed for the occasion, but good for the most part.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is a great restaurant with good food and a good atmosphere to enjoy your time there.

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GA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was excellent, service impeccable and friendly. It’s like a very upscale “Cheers” but higher quality food and ambiance. The manager Terry is amazing and clearly loves his job. Excellent band, in fact one of the best! Pete Miller’s is our go to restaurant to celebrate holidays and special occasions. Consistently excellent every time! Love this place ❤️

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H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on Valentines day early and we were seated right away. Very good live jazz music playing in the adjacent lounge and the music can be pleasantly heard in the main dinimg room their vocalist was amazing and she nailed Barbara Streisand songs.

Service was attentive and as expected. My wife loved everything about the restaurant and said several times that sbe would return reason for lacknof five stars is that Inordered a cocktail upon seating and requested at that time that it be served right away prior to the appetizer being served. Well yiu guessed it,we got the appetizer first and were about half way through it when the drinks came. The server even came to the table to aldvise us that the drink is being made now and would arrive st the table shortly.

Inordered a rib eye steak that was cooked perfectly as ordered but tougher than is what expected at a restaurant like this. The forecracker shrimp/lobster stuffed mushrooms/filet were excellent

Will definitely return but order a different cut of steak next time. All staff were professional and courteous

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was prepared to perfection and the live music made the evening perfect. The table service was absolutely the best, our waitress remembered my last visit three months ago. For special occasions Pete Miller is my first choice.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We originally walked in for the evening because when I checked for reservations earlier in the week it said on Tuesday through Thursday nights took reservations. When we walked in - no hostess was waiting to greet you so we waited for a long time until a manager came over to greet us, who walked away mid-sentence without taking any of our names for a wait list. He finally came back after we had been standing in line already over 15-20 minutes and said maybe 30-40 minutes. Two groups of guests left at this point for how rudely we were being treated. I was then able to put a reservation in on open table for 30 min from then. The waitress also randomly came to us but huge amounts of time in between. The food made up for the lack of any form of decent service and that no one cared the service was so bad. The live jazz music did make some great ambience for the evening.

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JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and music. Love their salad and appetizers.

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t
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I had a good experience. Took my girlfriend on a date there. Our first time there. The music was great. The ambiance was great. The layout was awesome. Two things that stood out to me is one, the owner cared more about us than our waitress. She took too long in moments to check on us. Took us a while to order an get refills on our drinks. Two, my girlfriend ordered the Surf and Turf. She enjoyed it but the food was not hot enough. Got cold on us. Overall a good experience and would recommend this place to other people.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Always a good experience. Weds and Thursday nights are best with the live music.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the live band was great. The steaks and firecracker shrimp were outstanding. Will definitely go again.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great mushroom appetizer. Small drinks. Adequate service. Scallops were delicious. The filet was cooked to specifications but could have used more seasoning. All in all the meal was good but it did not knock our dicks off.

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MS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After dining here several times, still can’t measure up to our first visit. Experience was “fine”, not great. Expect more from a fine dining experience at this price point. Steaks were overdone and lacking flavor. For a large party, our server should have had an assistant as it was a lot to expect her to keep up by herself. With so many wonderful steakhouse options, I don’t think we’ll return to Pete’s.

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KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were done perfectly! Quality was excellent and service was top notch!! We highly recommend Pete Miller’s. Music was great!!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great, which is why we continue to keep coming back. Keep up the great work.

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I were celebrating our birthday. We Loved the atmosphere with the live jazz band. Excellent Service and the food was cooked to perfection. No complaints at all. We Will definitely return!

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MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends at Pete Miller’s. The service was great, and the food was wonderful. The decor and ambience are very inviting, and a live jazz trio really made it feel special! The firecracker shrimp was a tasty appetizer, the bread and butter is delicious, and our steaks were great. We had a little problem with drinks, but it was quickly remedied, and all was well. We will definitely go back again!

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

Wonderful experience all around! Loved the live music and prices were reasonable for quality of food. We will absolutely be back!!!

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S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Only two tables this night. Booth seat was not wiped off. Lipstick on water glass. Tablecloth had stains on bottom. Steak had to be returned because rub was extremely salty. I have been to this restaurant several times before and things were fine. If this current situation is what’s to come, they won’t remain open too much longer.

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SR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Dana was excellent. Live music is lovely. Food was very good,we will return

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HO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was terrible. Manager was apologetic and accommodating. Will give it another try, and hope the server has either been trained or terminated if not able to improve her service.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow. Waited 10 minutes after being seated before waitress approached and took our drink order. Took too long for drinks to arrive. Never offered or given bread. Order lobster bisque which tasted okay but was very thick so texture wasn’t appetizing. Ordered filets which were cooked to order but bordelaise sauce tasted burnt to me. Had to flag down waitress when we needed something. Was not attentive even though restaurant didn’t seem that busy when we were there. Not worth the money

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food overshadowed by absolutely terrible service. Huge potential in this place but at the price they charge people expect service and this place does not deliver. Had to ask for bread three times after our waitress said she would bring some. I ordered an amaretto stone sour and after I asked for my drink two more times she apologized and asked again what I ordered. The place was not busy — odd for 7:30 on New Years Eve — and the live piano was not audible from our table.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible experience with slower than slow and inattentive service, cold food, lack of attention to details like filling water glasses or bringing out forks/knives. Truly disappointing, will think long and hard before going back. Initial reaction from manager was defensive vs trying to fix things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Fabulous food but horrible service. It was NYE but we waited 30 min for drinks, 30 min for a piece of carrot cake and never even got bread or mustard after we asked for it twice. It's not a cheap place and although it was a holiday, they seemed to have enough staff. A longer wait is ok by us for NYE but a half hour for a drink and a half hour for a piece of cake? That is a bit much! We were there for 2 hours and 15 min and there were only 2 of us.

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BC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service on New Years was not up to previous visits. They seemed to be very short of staff. Food was cold when delivered.

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l
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went on New Years Eve, expecting an elevated experience. That was our first mistake. We were enticed to go by a Prime Rib special. That was the 2nd mistake. The server told me that all the prime rib was served medium. What I got was more well done than shoe leather. Of course the server was nowhere to be found in between infrequent checking up, so my wife was pretty much done eating before I could even get the servers attention to correct it. To their credit, the manager did get involved and the result was a beautiful prime rib (comp'd), which I ate while my wife waited and watched. I wonder why they didn't bring that one out first?
Since we're apparently gluttons for punishment we ordered desert. We went with what we thought was the safest option, gelato (mint chocolate chip). The server brought the check before the desert came, just like at Cracker Barrel. Instead of being smooth as gelato is known for, it was exceptionally gritty. This is an indication that it was once allowed to melt and then refrozen, so they were serving us salvaged food. By this time, neither the server nor the manager were anywhere in sight to resolve this issue, so we just left and will not be returning.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seabass dish!

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I know I will destroy her name, but our server, Booshra was adorable, fabulous and awesome. !

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the jazz and fireplace while eating dinner

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RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Have been to restaurant several times. Always a great experience. However on this occasion, service was poor, food was bland and not hot. The music was fantastic; as always. Seemed to be understaffed this night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were seated quickly and had a very nice server who appeared to be training. The food was excellent except the Mac and cheese side dish and the steaks were somewhat cold which was surprising because the restaurant only had a handful of tables at the time. I would come back to have a few drinks and enjoy the music.

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m
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It too bright for a supper restaurant and the jazz is great but very loud, waitress was lovely but slow.
Food was quite good. Scallops with linguini instead of risotto and trout were great.
Onion soup excellent.
Calamari good but beware it is spicy.

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete Millers in Naperville was wonderful. I booked a reservation for my wife birthday. Our waitress and the manager gave us their undivided attention. The food and the service we received was awesome. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so it was extra special to have the gentleman playing the piano which seem like just for us . Thank you Pete Miller’s and your staff for a wonderful evening out .

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RK
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. From the welcome, drinks, appetizers, dinner, service. All was terrific. Our table had both fish and steaks as well as appetizers and desserts. All of it was very good. Service (Gina) was attentive and professional. We had a great time. Looking forward to returning.

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JR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been to this location 3 times because it is so close to our home we really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, the food and or service all three times was unacceptable especially for the price. We ordered the lobster stuffed mushrooms for the appetizer. They literally came out within 4 minutes of ordering. The mushrooms were dry and the filling was cold. The stuffed pork chop my husband ordered was also cold. I tried the steak sandwich which had so much fat on it, I couldn't eat it. We expressed our concerns to the waitress who in turn had the manager take my sandwich off the bill. At no time did a manager approach our table regarding our concerns. The place was dead too so it would have been easy for the manager to talk with us.

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s
Chicago
156 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Had dined at Evanston restaurant before and was excellent. got to restaurant greeted enthusiastically, sat down ordered a bottle of wine. Restaurant Not Buishas, waitress was very nice but overwhelmed.....
Ordered bacon appetizer, great presentation, however tough & Way too salty to the point of uneatable. We both got salads which were fine. I had the Pete Miller rib eye medium rare, came out WELL None. She had filet which was cooked ok but vegetables were ICE cold.
Waitress came back once after dinner was done, noticed food wasn’t eaten. Asked if she could bring warm vegetables!
Beautiful restaurant; that is plagued with bad service and below average preparation of food. ( the quality was there)
The management should try to save this beautiful restaurant.

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CS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IFood was great and so was the service !

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

It’s a beautiful spot with

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