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Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak
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Ranked #8 of 288 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Grove & Davis
Transit: CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
Description: 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 or a friendly game of billiards & experience what Pete's has to offer.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This restaurant had it all. Top notch beef filet and also moderately priced burgers. It was reasonably quiet for a Saturday night. Ask for a table along an outside wall and it will be quieter.
The service was impeccable and the server was pleasant without being overly friendly.
The food was all good and the timing between courses was great.

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Thank summercruiser
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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

This was a very expensive meal for some pretty basic food. Way too much food- we couldn't eat even half of it. Service was very slow & there were only 5 other people in the restaurant. There was a piano player so that was nice but I won't return.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a great jazz spot with an even better sports bar attached. It is located less than a 5 minute walk to/from the train. The service was subpar considering when we walked in the host was on the phone and did not readily acknowledge our presence. The server was not much better considering it took 22 minutes to receive an initial drink order, moderate time for the main dish and over 25 minutes to receive cheesecake and creme brûlée. A 2nd drink was ordered although the server forgot about it and basically said oh well, sorry. The Chris Greene Quartet made the experience tolerable.

Thank Tawana W
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had a Holiday with my wife and two girlfriends (hers, not mine). We had 6:30 PM reservations, but arrived at 7:00 PM. We were promptly seated is a rather private area in the rear. While it was nice to have a private spot to chat, it was really dark. I needed a flashlight to see my menu! After we ordered the dim light provided a nice ambiance. As noted in previous reviews, Pete Miller's is paneled in wood and has a very relaxed feel. No doubt the lighting helped that. Well, so did the cocktails. The cocktails are very generous and strong. No second martini for me ( my wife's request). The menu is not huge, but offers adequate choices. Our meal were very good, and of ample proportions. The service was professional and courteous. Once we ordered our meal, it arrived quickly. All of the steaks were done as requested. I ordered the Bison Steak, medium. The server suggested I order it medium rare, a good suggestion. We did not feel rushed throughout the dinner and had a very pleasant outing.

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Thank JohnnyK
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Dark, lots of wood grain, rich / warm aromas, comfort oozing from food, etc. This is the penultimate classic steak spot with all the requisite cuts. Throw in helpful, attentive staff and a larger-than-average menu that expands into burgers and fish specialties, Pete Miller's is a great choice for a masculine dinner. The wine list is a bit thin but very tasty - especially the by the glass Malbec. This won't be your best meal of the month but it will be far, far from your worst!

Thank Michael M
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