Pete Miller's Steak & Seafood in Naperville

3.8
226 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(630) 428-4242
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcus Mooney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
RT 59 and 103rd
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Entertainment
Live Jazz 7 Nights A Week
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private "library" room seats up to 30 for sit-down dinner with full menu or catering options available.<br /><br />The North Dining Room seats up t 86 guests for sit down dinner with full menu or cater options.

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What 226 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 hours ago

Fabulous!! Great food and we loved the live jazz! Super friendly service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The Manager, wait Staff & support Staff attended to the needs of our dining party. They made us feel welcome and we felt as if we were the only ones dining. The Manager and Staff had no problem with us arriving 25 Mins early prior to our 5:00 PM reservation. The food was excellently seasoned and valued. A restaurant of this caliber is needed in this section of Naperville. The Jazz music added to the ambiance... a gem in South Naperville. ❤️

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

For the price, this place was quite average. If I didn’t get 30% back with Groupon it would have been worse. Server and service were very good. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was excellent. My wife’s lamb chops didn’t have the greatest flavor and some bites had little salt and other bites enough salt to knock you over. She stopped eating after two as she is sensitive to too much salt. I had the blackened, bourbon ribeye which was neither blackened nor had any bourbon flavor. For a thin ponderosa type ribeye, it wasn’t bad, just not what was expected. The sauteed mushrooms were excellent. We didn’t stay for desert and while super close to home there are too many better options in Naperville so we won’t be back.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service by Kim. Steaks were good but slightly over cooked to a Medium versus a Medium rare liking and request
Generous portion for gelato

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our server (Dina I think) was great!! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious steaks! Live jazz every night from about 7:30-9:30.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I really was looking forward to finally going to this restaurant and really wanted to like it. There were a few things that bothered me. Each of these things on their own may not have been that big of an issue, but, together, for the price, we expected better.
First, weeds at the curbside where you park and walk in. It reflects the overall experience. OK at Portillos, but, not OK when you're paying the prices on their menu...
Second, we were seated by a hostess, but shortly thereafter it was a round robin of people. The hostess was bringing out food and the bus boy was seating people and a good five or six minutes went by where we could not find our waiter or any other waiter. I'm pretty sure he was the only waiter working the room, which was pretty full.
Last, I order my steak medium. My brother ordered his medium rare. Mine was medium rare and his was medium. Again, when you're a steakhouse charging good money for you steaks, you better cook them right.
Maybe, someone called in sick. Maybe it was a bad evening (although Sunday at 5:30 should be easy). I don't know. Never saw a manager. I do know, we will not be going back...
PS. One positive - the lemon drop martini's were amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The singer and the band were phenomenal. We loved the food, except the "Do it yourself" loaded baked potato. The Ahi Tuna, Long Island Strip were great.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

My first time at Pete Miller’s in Naperville. Food service in bar area could definitely be improved. Jazz band on Thursday was OUTSTANDING!!! Vegetables weren’t cooked. Salmon was good however it was one of the smallest portions I’ve ever seen at a restaurant. Thankfully we ordered appetizers. We Loved the music and $5 Martinis on Thursday so we’re going to give the food another try. We LOVED the jazz band. Nice diverse over 40 crowd! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The ambiance and location are great, however, the quality of food for the price is not worth it. If you spend that much for dinner, there are much better local choices with much better food

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Steaks were delicious service was also great.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was not good, bad fish, overcooked meat, not fresh shrimp. we had high hopes because the restaurant has a nice setup but service and food were not good.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very nice and loved the Jazz Band Sunday. Great job

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very nice. Food was all excellent and beautifully presented. We especially loved the firecracker shrimp appetizer that we shared and I highly recommend it! The salmon was flaky and fresh and the steak was tender and tasty. The ribs were meaty and delicious. The live music is a special treat! The music is in the cozy bar area, but can be heard in main restaurant too, and is not too loud. Looking forward to a return visit to try more fabulous appetizers and drinks and enjoy the music

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was good but if you’re looking for a true fine dining experience, this isn’t it.
If comparing outback to say Sullivan’s or Hugo’s, this leans more towards outback.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The ambiance is good. We loved the shrimp and lobster bisque but it came out lukewarm. Was fantastic after it was reheated. The steak temp was wrong and they have switched to an "Australian" Sea Bass recently that is nothing like Chilean. The carrot cake was good.

All in all I think it was good but plates needed to be returned to the kitchen too often. I have RARELY returned food to the kitchen. After they were fixed it was much better. I'll chalk it up to being a Monday night but there were literally 4 tables seated for dinner so I expected much more for the price. Perhaps weekend experiences are much better .

At the end the server apologized and so did the manager for the mishaps even they recognized. It seemed to be a training night for some of the staff. The food was good enough for me to try again on a different night.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

My wife and I had Saturday evening dinner and very much enjoyed it as usual when we go there. Kim was very attentive to our needs and paced the meal well. We did run into a little snag when my wife's filet came out undercooked, but it was quickly taken care of and came back out just right. The Death By Chocolate dessert was awesome!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service was very slow. The food very good. It took 30 minutes between the salad an the entrée. 20 minutes to get coffee.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Husband and I went for our 6 year anniversary, it was PERFECT!!! Wonderful live music will be coming again!!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

As always,a Wonderful dining experience. We dined outside on the patio with friends , and the service and dishes we selected were outstanding. Normally we get to enjoy great food along with amazing jazz music inside, but it was a nice evening to be outdoors. I also enjoy the changing seasonal menu. We will be returning !

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food and a great band on the patio!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great overall

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food great service. Love the live entertainment!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great steak ..... well priced

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My father in law commented that his order of a half dozen fresh oysters was indeed only 5 - the server inquired and came back with not just an apology - they were the last of the oysters for that evening, but offered him a choice of an additional appetizer, on the house. Very nicely done.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food and excellent live music

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Vegetables didn’t taste fresh, tasted like from frozen. Steak lacked taste.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food-lots of fun!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Good food, good service. I would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

1st visit to this location. The bisque was excellent, and the 12oz. strip steak was perfectly cooked to medium rare. My wife filet was also very good. The lobster tail, while very small, had a nice flavor. I was surprised that the restaurant was not more crowded on a Thursday night. Our sever was very attentive, almost too attentive, probably because they were not very busy.
Would recommend

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I ordered the Australian Seabass, which came with mushrooms, asparagus & brussel sprouts with Farro & Mirin sauce. The Open Table menu showed Chilean Sea Bass - but wasn’t on the restaurant’s menu when we got there.
The asparagus had “real” hard ends that should have been removed before cooking based on their prices charged. The fish still had the skin on it, but was doused in the sauce so you couldn’t see it. They over did the sauce on all the vegetables and Farro. Plus they had spinach in there that wasn’t listed on the menu. Luckily I’m not allergic to spinach.
My husband had BBQ Ribs with real French Fries. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal.
I would not go back based on the prices they charge for the quality of food.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Love the location. Food was very average and steak/potato were cold. Drink and food prices too high

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was well prepared and tasty. The service however could be improved. I never understand why when a restaurant is 2/3rds empty a patron who has a reservation and is visiting the restaurant for a special occasion is seated right next to a kitchen with a direct view of the dishes etc. While our server was very nice and attentive, entrees came out at the same time as the soup and salad and were shoved onto the table, I suppose with the expectation that all is eaten at the same time? Steak knives were offered for the steaks but never appeared. My husband asked for a few minutes to order beer/wine and was never asked again if he wanted anything to drink, so he just stuck with the water. No coffee offered after dinner. Overall we enjoyed the food we ordered and would consider another visit but with so many wonderful restaurant options in Naperville and nearby suburbs, we won't be rushing back.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was a second time at Pete’s Miller and I was a bit disappointed with the service. We got a dirty appetizer plate, we had problems getting replacement dinner ware after the appetizer. We order a non-alcoholic beverage. When we pointed this out the waitress instead of apologizing she response was to argue with us and the taste the drink. Ultimately she was wrong and brought us a new drink and then apologized. We will try Pete’s again and chalk this experience as one incident.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The restaurant (Naperville, Illinois) looks just like the old bar it use to be which is Tommy Nevins. I felt as if I was sitting in the old bar with table set up vs. the old tall pub tables. Our table was set but had to request new bread dishes, they were clearly dirty. The service was good but had only 1 server in our big area. She clearly worked really hard that day to accomodate everyone. When the food arrived (Steaks for all of us) the steaks tasted as if there was zero flavor -no salt/pepper or any seasoning at all. They tasted super bland. Even my sweet potato tasted watery. We go to a fair amount of steak places and really wanted to try this since it's close to home but it was a clear disappointment and we will not recommend to friends or come back.
The wine list was good but only a few options on glasses that were unrecognizable. The only wine worth getting were the ones only offered by the bottle which were prices way higher than other steak places in Naperville. This restaurant really needs to re-evaluate what's going on here or they will be out of business soon. It was a true disappointment for Fathers Day

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went here because of having had only positive experiences at the one in Evanston. This was a huge disappointment.

The live jazz was too loud.

Business was brisk, but there was no waiting to be seated. Yet service and pace were terrible. E.g., salads were delivered WITH the main course.

Server took our orders, then vanished until after food was served. Came back to say, "Sorry, the salads should have been served BEFORE the main course." True.

The two meat dishes at our table had cooled to nearly room temperature by the time they were served. The lone, pasta dish was served hot.

The automatic side with my lamb chops was something called "burned broccoli". Never heard of it. Tasted great, but it was served, literally, at room temperature. It was as though the pre-cooked stalks had been sitting on a side board and thrown on the plate as garnish.

A load of that broccoli garnish filled the void left by the meager chops.

Server had asked how I wanted my lamb chops cooked. I'd never been asked that before. I know that steak should be medium rare to rare, but did not know about lamb. I asked, given that I always order my steaks rare, how should my lamb chops should be done? She had no idea. I asked her to tell the chef took cook them the way they ought to be cooked.

They were served medium well -- cooled to nearly room temperature. These were not "just" lamb chops, but "New Zealand" lamb chops. The tiniest, least meaty lamb chops I have ever seen.

One person at our table was told that the Truffle fries came with aioli sauce. But they didn't -- until we pointed it out to our server, who, having just apologized for our salads being served with the main course, was further embarrassed, and went to get it. After that, she noticeably avoided us.

As I said, I went to this Pete Miller's due to positive experiences at the one in Evanston. If this had been the first Pete Miller's I'd been to, I'd have never gone to another one.

This was an expensive disappointment.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went there for Father's day. Food, service, and music are all wonderful! Not too much pricey for its quality.

The only suggestions: I hope the band plays a little bit more often.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day dinner with the family. New restaurant for us and wanted to try crab legs which were advertised on open table menu. However, when we got to the restaurant, the no longer had crab legs on the menu as an entree. Our server tried to accommodate and she was great; however, the cold crab legs were not good. The salmon entree was delicious! We’ll go back to try the steak next time.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Took my wife here for our anniversary and we thought the food was good and not overpriced. We had a good time and would definitely go back.

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