Peterson’s is renowned for hand-selected and custom cut steaks, daily fresh seafood, an award winning wine list of over 500 labels, intimate atmosphere and outstanding service.
One of only two Indiana restaurants to receive multiple “Best of Award of Excellence” citations from Wine Spectator, Peterson’s is also one of only two area restaurants listed in every “Best Restaurant” issue published by Indianapolis Monthly dating back to our first year in business.
Peterson’s also caters private dining and group events for parties of up to 150. From business meetings, networking events, and fundraisers, to luncheons, dinners and weddings, our chefs and managers work closely with guest hosts and event planners to personally tailor the perfect hospitality plan.
Restaurateur - Joe Peterson & Family
Executive Chef - Dave Foegley
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: M-TH 5 - 9:30 pm FRI & SAT 5 -10:00 pm
Bar: M-TH 4:30 - 10:00 pm FRI & SAT 4:30 - 10:30 pm
Private Dining: For Groups of 15-150
AGE REQUIREMENT: 21 YEARS OLD
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano on Thursday nights.
Peterson's will cater special events by request. Please contact Daniel Emerson, or Guest Services at 317-598-8863 for information.
Easy access private parking, just steps from the front door.
Private Party Facilities:
We accommodate business and private dining groups from 15 to 150 for:
Luncheons, Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Business Meetings, Cocktail Receptions, Networking Events, Small Weddings and more.
Other service highlights include:
Executive Chef Attention
Pastry Chef Inspired Desserts & Cakes
Sommelier Assistance & Pairing Suggestions
Butler, Buffet & Table Service
Personal Event Coordination
Wireless & AV Access
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Emerson: 317-598-8863x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mondays - 1/2 Price Select Bottles of Wine & 1/2 Price Chef Select Oysters
Wednesdays - $5 Pint Nite / Craft Beer on Tap Half Price Steakhouse Sliders
Thursday Night - 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu & Live Piano in the Bar
Peterson's Ratings and Reviews
The service was excellent, but we were u ...
The service was excellent, but we were underwhelmed with the food. I ordered my steak medium which was supposed to be a warm red center. It was delivered mostly brown with barely any pink in the very center. The creamed spinach was bland - barely warm when it arrived. The server sent it back and while the second dish was warm, it looked like the kitchen had just dumped bread crumbs on the top without finishing in the oven or broiler. We expect more from any dining experience and particularly more considering the prices. Will be a very long time before we go back.
We have wanted to try Peterson's for yea ...
We have wanted to try Peterson's for years, but only get to Indy 2-3x/yr. We walked from our nearby hotel and arrived early for our Open Table reservation to find the dining room almost empty at 7P on Fri after Thanksgiving. We were offered immediate seating and Emily, our server, arrived soon after. My wife's Dirty martini was well-above average and the recommended Pinot Noir was solid. Broiled Crabmeat stuffed/bacon wrapped shrimp and Bacon apps were unusual and good. The excellent Double cut filet is more than enough for two, so we had leftovers. The chef did not overly spice or marinate - that cut does notneed it! My wife ordered the cedar plank salmon - very good. Dark & Decadent for my wife and a superb Old Fashion for me topped off a very nice meal. Our waitress kept the service pace just right as the dining room got a bit busier.
I had a gift card and drove 2.5 hours to ...
I had a gift card and drove 2.5 hours to come here . We were there for 2 hours. Didn't get our sides. The other table with more people got theirs before us. They tried to make it right by not charging us for our sides but what's the point of the sides if I can't have them with my meal ? The chicken was very dry . I'm not a fussy person but for the price I expected way better.
We went here for a Friday night dinner ...
We went here for a Friday night dinner after a long week of work. We had a lovely booth in the main dining room. The crab cakes were truly among the best we have ever had and are outstanding. The filet mignon was also very good, and comes with a nice wine sauce that I wished I had known about before ordering Bernaise sauce as an extra but both were also very good. We had well made cocktails of lemon drop martini and scotch on the rocks. Excellent pretzel rolls with good butter spreads. Our side of creamed corn was good. The potatoes au gratin was good but both my husband I ageeed that the potatoes were cut too big- almost in large quarters or eights and a true au gratin has more diced potatoes and they would have tasted better if smaller. The prices are high so that is why the 4 stars instead of 5 as everything is a la carte but the food quality is excellent. It is a wonderful restaurant that is not a chain and has a nice relaxing inside ambience even though it is on a busy corner. You will not be disappointed!
The service was great, seated promptly a ...
The service was great, seated promptly and server was very good. French Onion soup was subpar, cool and had more bread than soup, I had better at Applebee's. Wife's filet was very good, my NY strip was rather bland, but cooked well. Sides were good. I thought the cost of dinner was high for the offerings and not on par with other steak houses in the area.
The food and service were outstanding. ...
The food and service were outstanding. We were seated at exactly the time of our reservation. Our only (slightly) negative comment would be that the noise level was higher than we liked. It WAS Friday night, and that could have something to do with it. On balance we enjoyed our visit very much.
Ordered a ribeye medium rare period was ...
Ordered a ribeye medium rare period was served a New York strip medium. Send it back, and receive the new steak quickly. It was also a New York strip and medium. I ended up just accepting it and going to dinner rather than send a steak back a second time.
Nice place, people were okay , but they was wrong and overcooked. Won't be back.
We went to celebrate our anniversary. We ...
We went to celebrate our anniversary. We love this place so typically choose it to celebrate or for something special. Love the bar and feel this is as close to Chicago level and ambiance as you can get. Had great drinks, wonderful appetizers (great Oysters Rockefeller), wedge salad, and lamb entree. Staff took our picture and attached it to large signed Anniversary card. Private booth with privacy screen. Great food, great service. Pricey, but well worth it.
Dined at Peterson's in celebration of ou ...
Dined at Peterson's in celebration of our 21st wedding anniversary. The whole experience was enjoyable and the service and food were exceptional. I had ordered flowers to be delivered to the restaurant, and they had setup our table in a quiet corner with the flowers awaiting us. They also took a nice photo for us, printed it and inserted it into a nice card signed by all the staff. To top off an excellent meal and bottle of wine they offered us a complimentary slice of cheesecake.
If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy a meal as good as any in the Indy metro area, you can't go wrong here. I highly recommend it, and we'll certainly be back.
We had reservations on Sept 24 at 6:30. ...
We had reservations on Sept 24 at 6:30. We were seated and our server seemed friendly...or so we thought. My husband had a cocktail called the Roundabout and his glass was full when it came to the table. I was undecided on a drink choice, so I tasted his and decided I wanted the same. My drink came about 4/5 full. No big deal. The bread and pretzel rolls were really good and came with a cheddar butter. When asking for more bread and the cheddar butter,our server seemed a little put out. He came back with fresh bread and said they were all out of the cheddar butter. (A complete lie as I saw another server who brought it out for their table. Again, NBD.) Entrees were good. However, when ordering a second round of drinks, the glasses came back half full. At $10 a cocktail, one would expect the glass to be full. At most, it was 3 sips. We discussed with our server and he was confused and said he watched as the drinks were being made. A complete fib because he had tables to serve and there was no way for him to wait for a cocktail to be made. He did not attempt to rectify the situation. He was very inattentive to our table. We waited for the floor manager to come around and told him about the drink issue. He was very nice and said he would get two new drinks for us. Turns out, the mixer for the drink had ran out so he asked if we wanted a different drink. When our server came back,we told him what we wanted. Magically, he came back and said the bartender had recreated the drink. We tasted it but it was mostly bourbon, not like the initial drink whatsoever. Entrees were good and desserts were delicious but when spending upwards of $100 before tip, we expected better service. They did comp the 2nd and 3rd round of drinks which was nice of them. It was our 6 yr wedding anniversary and our first date night since having a baby in March and we were disappointed in the experience. We should have gone to Capitol Grille or Harry and Izzy's.
We went to Peterson's for Devour Indy No ...
We went to Peterson's for Devour Indy Northside Nights. Given that it was a special and reduced prix fixe menu and that the purpose of DNN is to discover a new restaurant that we may desire then to frequent regularly (at least that's what it is for us), we were expecting to experience this restaurant at its best. This was not the case. Our waiter was slow. It may not have been his fault as it appeared as though he were servicing tables in the bar (where we were, not busy as it was only 6:30 on a Saturday night) and in the restaurant. We though it was a steak restaurant, so we ordered steaks. First we had a nice salad and lobster bisque in which we spied a couple of pieces of lobster bits. Then the steaks arrived, my husband's was perfect (he ordered medium) and mine was rare (I ordered medium). The sides, mashed potatoes and veggie medley, were served at a cool temperature and the serving size was very small. We got the attention of another server, ours was no where to be found, and asked for our waiter. My plate was taken away, my husband ate his dinner, I watched. The manager, Mr. Emerson, came out immediately and apologized and expressed concern for our comfort and stated that he would stop back after my steak arrived. My filet finally arrived, I ate it, my husband watched. The filet was very good, however the minuscule side dishes were cool bordering on cold. Then, as promised, the manager came back out, gave us his card and gave us a gift card for $10 to use on our next visit. Mr. Emerson also stated that this gesture is so we wouldn't tell our friends that we had a less than satisfactory experience. While we appreciated his honesty we had to laugh at the fact that we were given a $10 gift card to keep quiet or perhaps it was to tell our friends it was a worthwhile restaurant. We were not expecting anything. When all was said and done, we spent $175 for two average steak dinners and I am now writing to tell our tale in spite of the hush money.
It had been a long time since I had been ...
It had been a long time since I had been at Peterson's as our last experience had just been so-so.
I was very impressed and would definitely return again. The crab cake and the chocolate pot-de-crème were my favorite!
Our visit started with cocktails. The ba ...
Our visit started with cocktails. The bartender did a super job on the manhattan and the Southern Bliss (Tito's Vodka, Deep Eddy Grapefruit, Pomegranate Juice, Ginger Liquor, Lemon Juice, Pomegranate & Honey Syrup Drizzle). We took advantage of a special prix fixe menu including salad or soup, entrée and dessert and were pleased. The Caesar salad and lobster bisque were excellent. We both had the filet which was perfectly prepared! And we had the Fresh Madagascar Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee and Eli's Chicago Style Cheesecake topped with blueberrys and blueberry compote for dessert. A superb meal. The wine list is extensive. We found a delicious cabernet sauvignon to pair with our steaks.
Peterson's is a very good steak house th ...
Peterson's is a very good steak house that is changing to a more customer friendly restaurant. I would like to give them another half point just for that!
We arrived around 5:30 and found a convenient parking spot just outside the entrance in their private lot. Once seated, it did take about 15 minutes for our waiter to show up, but after that initial wait, service improved significantly.
Ah, but the food was worth the wait! After an amuse bouche of ceviched salmon on a crisp cracker, we were brought a bread course. These came with butter and cheddar butter. I appreciate that the butter is spreadable.
I ordered the Maryland Crab Cake. Excellent! It had a fresh taste and had bits of celery to add a crunch to the tender crab. Some spices, but nothing too strong to mask the crab flavor.
My wife ordered the Maine lobster bisque. In the description it denotes lump Maine lobster. Unfortunately, there was very little actual lobster lumped into the bowl. The flavor was good, but if you say there should be lumps of lobster, then you should check your dish before bringing it out.
We both ordered the 6 oz beef tenderloin filet. Very nicely prepared and served on a plate that didn't come with a burn warning. They let the steaks rest so that the juice doesn't rush out when you first slice into the meat (which you are asked to do at the time the steak is served to check that it is cooked properly.)
One of the improvements at Peterson's is that they now include side dishes with the steak instead of gouging you for shareable a la carte servings. The Peterson plate comes with their signature mashed potatoes and a side of garden fresh roasted carrots and squash medley. The veggies are sprinkled with tarragon to add an herbal taste to compliment the savory roasted flavors.
For dessert, my wife went with the creme brulee while I opted for the Cheesecake with blueberry compote. The desserts were okay, but not the spectacular culmination we hoped for on a nice evening dining out.
The food was simply incredible. Though i ...
The food was simply incredible. Though it runs on the pricier side, we would most definitely come back. The wine list was also very extensive, and on Mondays with the half price bottle special, you really can't beat it! Our server was helpful, knowledgeable, and very timely on our courses.
Service was excellent, we were greeted p ...
Service was excellent, we were greeted promptly and even made changes to our reservations in which Peterson's gladly accommodated!! Service at our table was also outstanding, (2) lovely individuals took care of us and the food was wonderful - as always!! Another great experience...
Very disappointing..steak over done and ...
Very disappointing..steak over done and had to ask a busser to bring out our ordered sides.. Lobster fingers good, lobster bisque good. Had to ask for bread twice. Just not up to our expectations especially for the money...Marco's cheap meat nite much better... Sorry.. Hoping for more.
We had dinner there and the food and ser ...
We had dinner there and the food and service were perfect. The steaks were the best we had had in years. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I highly recommend Peterson's for the best steak in town.
Christina and I had wanted to try Peters ...
Christina and I had wanted to try Peterson's for some time and finally we made it. Why did we wait so long!!! As stated above, every aspect of the evening was suburb. The only reason I gave the Ambiance 4 stars was because of the birthday party that came halfway through our meal. A bevy of 9 ladies who were just having a grand time. They gat a bit loud but that was expected. We were made to feel like family! We will certainly return and enjoy! I enjoyed a rather large ribeye and Christina the beef cheeks. The lobster fingers were outstanding as well as the bacon wrapped shrimp. Our best to Daniel, Benjamin, Emily and Bill for a wonderful evening!
What a wonderful experience! We were ce ...
What a wonderful experience! We were celebrating our anniversary and were treated "royally".
The food, wine and our "private" table were terrific. Our server, Noel, was quite knowledgeable about your wines and food. She also was very considerate.
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