Peterson's
Peterson's

Peterson's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.petersonsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3175988863
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm . Bar: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm. Join us for special occasions on Sundays!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ricky Hatfeild
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Peterson"s can accommodate requests to cater special events. Please contact Kendra Travez at 317-598-8863 for information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining for groups of up to 40. Peterson’s will work with you to customize your business meeting, lunches, celebrations, rehearsal dinners, and other special events. We have wireless access and on-site equipment for audio/video presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Kendra Travez 317-598-8863
  • Entertainment: Live piano on Thursday nights.
  • Special Events: Monday nights we feature 1/2 price wine and $1.00 oysters.
    Thurday nights we feature live music and 1/2 priced bar appetizers.
    Every night we feature $1 oysters from 6pm to 9pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hague Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Easy access to our private parking lot leaves you steps from our front door.
A word from Peterson's
Locally owned and operated, Peterson’s showcases an expansive menu featuring Prime steaks, and seafood flown in fresh every day. Our guests are surrounded by the same metropolitan, sophisticated atmosphere found in cities like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles.

Only U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks are hand selected and custom cut to guarantee the finest in the country. Every day, we contact our seafood purveyors to locate the best and freshest catch, which is then flown in each day. At Peterson’s we firmly believe in supporting local and Indiana grown products. Our Chefs maintain close contact with area farmers to seek out the best of Indiana.

Peterson’s award winning wine list spans the globe with 700 plus wines. Wine Spectator's 2012 Best of Award of Excellence was blessed upon 878 wine lists in the world, we are extremely honored to be one.

ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Peterson's reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)romantic (47)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Experience, attention to detail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were at Peterson's for the Quintessa wine tasting and stayed for dinner. The tasting was a great way to start the evening, and the setup was perfect for the event. They had excellent small plate offerings to go along with the tasting wines, there was good information from representatives for the winery and the distributor. Dinner was pitch perfect as anticipated, and special attention from the sommelier Jan made for a very successful dinner pairing. Looking forward to a repeat performance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    CNE1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were very good. The atmosphere was more on the quiet/serious side as most customers were in their 50s or older.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    purrty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My favorite of all time.I would recommend this establishment to anyone!! Ill definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Peterson's
    kimdelongVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is our "Go To" for Date Night. My husband and I enjoy Petersons.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Date Night!
    wilkinjs
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Last second decision to go to Peterson's for dinner - very enjoyable!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 10 year anniversary
    Suffrin1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary a couple nights ago. Overall, it was an exceptional experience. The wait staff was not only super friendly, but always seemed to be there at the right time. Definitely worth the price. Apps were great, both our steaks were flawless, and we enjoyed our experience. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a dining experience
    iuhoosier59
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary at Peterson's. It had been quite some time since we had visited this establishment so we were very quickly and pleasantly reminded what a great experience it had been and still is. The atmosphere is great and the food outstanding. Peterson's is truly dining at its finest.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • stesa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    just not good like in the past. i ordered the new pork special that i received email from petersons promoting it. it was tough and over cooked and taseless. my wifes fish was undercooked. i may not go back. i've been there many times for business, and pleasure. very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came for the rack of lamb and the location of the restaurant. The meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be .......
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have not been to Petersons for several years. Did not seem to be nearly as good as we remembered. Food was just okay, and for those prices , that's not okay....wrong item brought to one of the guests and then had to wait for correction which they did do , but didn't discount a thing for the awkward wait.
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  • Good but Not Great
    Fauljo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The setting was awesome. Very cosmopolitan. Service was only OK. Server did not check in with us and left us with empty wine glasses. Steak was awesome. Halibut interesting. Carrots were great. Potatoes were greasy. Our first visit to Peterson's. Will give it a second try sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak
    PonchoBuckDinesAgain
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have not had a better steak since the last time I visited Peterson's. If they have any dry aged specials - just do it. You will be very pleased. Need help with a nice wine - ask Jan.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dress code
    HailstoneVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    this is a nice restaurant with moderately high prices. i don't think they should permit customers to sit there with baseball caps on like the local wings joint. while i don't think these days one needs to "dress up" this is beyond the line and ruins the ambiance of the restaurant . some form of dress code would make this a good place to repeat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimoncopley
    JimonCopley
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is truly a special place. Great knowledgeable wait-staff. Although the chef has changed, the food is always creative and well prepared. The wine list is extensive and up-to-date. Even though it is a bit of a drive it's really worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    IndyJJP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary (and a birthday) at Peterson's. Our server (Noel) was fantastic (great suggestions on wine and food)! The food was awesome, and the deserts (both the chocolate cake and the sugar cream pie) were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Gooddinner7845
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our 34th anniversary and the staff congratulated us nicely. My husband's dinner was good but my dinner was not. I ate just a couple bites and left the entire meal (halibut). I thought the waiter would notice but he did not. We didn't complain, paid the full bill, and left. Anna Rust
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were delighted with Petersons !!
    4gooddining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    ...for us it is one of the best, if not THE best dining experience we have had in the Indianapolis area in our 15 years living here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect anniversary dinner
    indywife
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I went to Peterson's for our anniversary dinner on Monday night. It was a quiet atmosphere and all the workers were very polite. Our server was attentive and never let our drinks get 1/2 full before they were filled up or we were offered more. We ordered wine and beer to drink and the scallops and double sirloin for dinner. All were fantastic! Would go back on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hurry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It seemed like they wanted to rush us out and our waitress wasn't very friendly. She seemed annoyed when we asked questions. The food was good though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    jewel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our dinner was perfect. The filet was so tender and the crab legs delicious. Our waiter was perfect as well. We will return for special occasions.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • maccVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was spotty, food was good but both were not what I would have expected for the price. We asked our waiter for the chef to split a steak, and it caused a issue because " the chef does not like to do that". The manager even came out to tell us that the chef would split a steak, but usually does not. What happened to giving the customer what they want?
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  • Filets are the best in the City!!!!
    Topnotchfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful!!!!!! The food and servicevis always outstanding. Our favorite place to dine.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Restaurant
    Dennis
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • wonderful neighborhood find
    ebow
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Had a wonderful meal with exceptional quality food, competitively priced with other area steakhouses, but in a quiet, highly personalized atmosphere with exceptionally attentive service. We will definitely return again only maybe not wait for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    hungryeye
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Peterson's pricing would make one expect a dining experience similar to Ruth's Chris, for example. Neither the ambiance or the flavor comes close to that standard. Salads were lackluster, dessert was slightly overdone. The steak was a relatively poor cut for the price.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    bjdesigner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a wonderful meal - great ambiance - and terrific service - there when we needed him but not interactive -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Rock
    Rock
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There are very few institutions which retain their initial approach to their endeavors... especially restaurants. Peterson's has been excellent every time I have visited over the years. (The worst visit I ever had at Peterson's was great!) It's such a relief to find Peterson's maintaining their excellence every time I have dinner there. Thank you Peterson's! Please keep it up!!
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  • So very disappointed!
    jwh20
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Peterson's many times in the past and on every prior occasion the food and service was exceptional. This year we chose to celebrate our anniversary at Peterson's and the experience could not have been more unpleasant. The food was mediocre, the service was inattentive, and we found ourselves wondering how such a fine establishment could have declined so quickly. I don't know if this was just an anomaly or a sign that things have changed at Peterson's.
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  • Our experience
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and the service and food was excellent. We were glad we chose Peterson's for our special dinner. The Hostess took our picture and gave us a copy, a very nice touch.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    HoosierDiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went for the first time for an anniversary dinner after receiving a gift card. We got an bottle of wine for $50, 2 entrees, and 2 sides and the bill ran us $140. Our server Kevin was great...very laid back but informative and showed up just enough times to make sure we were taken care of. My only complaint was that for ordering a medium-well filet mine was a little too pink. But, overall, we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    tbrusse
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was great for Father's Day. The food was excellent and more than plentiful. The service was impeccable. Would definitely dine on Father's day again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love it here
    samjam801
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We love this place. We have been many times with friends and clients and the wine menu and selections of food never disappoint. We will go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    MichaelOCVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Took mom and dad for an early Father's Day celebration while I was visiting from out of town. This place has quickly become our favorite steakhouse as food, service and ambiance are top shelf and an overall great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The service was good, but I was disappointed with the food. I usually have a better dining experience here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Celebratory Place
    Superb
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful time. The food is great. The service is very accommodating. It just does not get much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The View
    Hoosier2ubeShooter
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were seated in front of the Bar & Entrance, not the ambience we were expecting from a place like Peterson's. We felt like we were in an Applebee's except the food was better! After driving 2.5 hrs down to Indy, we expected better!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cnote
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We are never disappointed after an evening at Peterson's. The filets are the best in Indy. If you'd rather have seafood, the scallops are fantastic also. Not to mention the many other menu choices. Just a great place to dine with family, friends or clients.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, but not great
    foodie2
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Due to the respect the restaurant has I shall choose to keep that reputation positive although for the price it was not worth it. Have a different favorite restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 646 reviews are from the Peterson's reviews archive.
  • Delicious fare, but be patient
    WeLoveFood
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We arrived at 5:30 p.m. on a Monday evening. The restaurant was dimly lit and the main dining area was mostly empty. We had a friendly and attentive server, who thoroughly answered our questions about various menu items. We enjoyed everything we ordered, including the charcuterie plate, wild game sausages, wedge salad, roasted beets, lobster bisque, 8 oz filet with accompaniment. Even the bread rolls and whipped butter were outstanding. One of our complaints is that as the restaurant began to fill in, our server was rarely to be seen. After finishing a wedge salad, we thought entrees were soon to follow. We sat for at least twenty minutes, maybe more, and our server did not offer any updates, apologies, or explanation for the delay.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    celbr824th
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent service despite our server being overly extended. The food was good, but it appeared that the kitchen could not keep up with the demand.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.