• Peterson's

  • Online Reservations


Peterson's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.petersonsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (317) 598-8863
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.

Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "This is the best fine dining restaurant in Indianapolis. My wife and I have tried the others and they are not a match when you consider all of the main factors together: ambiance, food, and service."
    Dined on 11/19/2014
  • "Took our daughter to Peterson's to celebrate her 22nd birthday. Had a terrific meal, attentive service and great atmosphere! The desserts were amazing!"
    Dined on 11/6/2014
  • "Every visit brings us a consistent and enjoyable dining experience. We don't stray too far from our favorite meal of the filet and au gratin potatoes and we were not disappointed Wednesday evening. Attentive service, great ambiance, and close to home - an unbeatable combination !"
    Dined on 10/29/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Peterson's. We started our dining experience in the bar and really enjoyed the bar environment and selection. Moving to the dining room, our service was very good and attentive. We really enjoyed baby spinach salad; however, our entree took a while to arrive. When it did arrive, no sides in sight. They did comp our sides. We ordered the medalion trio which were cooked to order but they were not even warm enough to melt the garlic butter on one of the medalions. Flavor was good but not great. The side of the jumbo asparagus again was good but not memorable. Not sure I'll return."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • " Our first dining experience with Peterson's was outstanding. The food was wonderful. Would highly recommend the lobster bisque and their signature mashed potatoes. The prime rib was perfect and the crab cakes were very good. The wait staff took very good care of us. Looking forward to future celebrations at Peterson's."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "My 27 year old son took me here on my 49th birthday. Sat at table for 4 near the bar. We waited about 20 minutes for the waiter/server to approach us for drink/appetizer order. It then took an additional 20 minutes to receive drinks, and total of 40 minutes to get the appetizer. Everyone walked around oblivious of us sitting there without bread or drinks the 1st 40 minutes. Almost 90 minutes after being seated we were finally given our entrée. After complaining to the GM, she only felt obligated to deduct the appetizer (knowing it was our first experience here on my birthday). Will NEVER eat here again. I was SHOCKED at the poor service given because of the great reviews given the place (on the yellow pages app)."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "Our experience at Peterson's was exactly the experience one should have when dining out. Excellent, personal service. Michael was our waiter and he was outstanding! Our steaks were amazing and dessert was abosulutely decadent."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "My husband and I chose Peterson's for our 5 year anniversary. We had never been before and wanted to try something different. I am 7 months pregnant, so I wasn't able to try everything that I wanted (no raw meats or fish). There was no shortage of delicious options and I decided on the scallops, my husband had the filet trio. Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavors were amazing. I would definitely love to go back again great food and great service."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "The food was some of the best I've had when it came to flavor and presentation. If the service wasn't so slow i'd give this place the highest rating!"
    Dined on 10/16/2014
  • "Peterson's has always been one of my favorite places when in Indianapolis. This time, the waiter was very indifferent and always somewhat responded to our requests as he was passing by. We ordered a bottle of wine and once our dinner started to arrive, we were told this was not available. We ordered another wine selection and once again were informed after a time that it was not available. Finally we were told of a wine that was in stock, but it did not come until after we had started our meal. This is unusual for Peterson's. We have always enjoyed our visits and would go back again. All places can have an off night."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service were very good at Peterson's. We were there for an anniversary dinner and it was very enjoyable. I thought the food was good, but definitely not superb enough to warrant the final bill. We did not have anything that was extraordinary in terms of our food, although it was very good, the prices were extreme! We probably will not return for that fact alone."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "An all around great experience with excellent steaks, salads and sides, but we were too full to try desert."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "The staff greeted us by saying "Happy Anniversary" because I had noted that it was our anniversary in our reservation. We did get a quiet seat in a corner because of this as well. Our waiter & staff were good, but not over the top great. I asked not the waiter, but one of his backups for a second drink that I never received. The steaks had excellent flavor & were cooked to perfection, however I definitely did not taste the garlic butter sauce that I paid extra for. The spinach salad was very good, but had a bit too much dressing, and the lobster bisque was good, but didn't have enough lobster flavor to it. The creamed corn was WAY too smokey in flavor, the potatoes au gratin were nothing special, but the creamed spinach was delicious."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "Jane was awesome. Our first time there and she explain the specials and answered questions about the menu without making us feel like we were troubling her. She didn't rush us. Made good suggestions. Food was great.. my husband and I both had steaks..was not cook enough and they gladly returned it. Tasted great."
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "Excellent steak, easy to get reservation, fancy, nice and quiet, relaxed setting, romantic!"
    Dined on 10/4/2014
  • "Excellent place. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Excellent wine pairings suggested by the sommelier Jan. Dessert (pumpkin goat cheesecake) was phenomenal."
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "My waiter Bill, has now spoiled me for other waiters. He knowledge of the menu, and wines was outstanding."
    Dined on 9/27/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere for a romantic meal. Food was prepared properly, presentation was nice and the pacing was perfect"
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "We decided to go to Peterson's for a birthday celebration and Northside Nights. The food was excellent, although the portion was rather small. We had a salad, two small beef medallions and dessert. A breadbasket with two small dinner rolls was included. There was no side with the beef, other than some watercress. If my husband hadn't ordered extra bread, we would have left hungry. Most restaurants serve too much food, but even though this was a special menu, it was a little on the small side. When making the reservation several days in advance on Open Table, we noted it was a birthday celebration. The table we had was ok, but not in a location for a special evening. We sat just outside the bar area, able to see everyone coming and going."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "The menu hasn't changed in years, and the quality has declined dramatically. The wait staff in the past was polished and professional, but this time they were absent during the second half if the meal."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "Excellent steak good atmosphere and attention to detail"
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgeable about how the entrees were prepared and provided excellent service."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "This was out first time to have dinner at Peterson's. One reason we tried it was because of the North Side Nights menu. What a great idea and way to try a new place. We loved it. The food was excellent and the service exceptional. It was out anniversary and the gave us a private booth with a privacy screen. How awesome that was! We were very impressed by this. Wonderful time and atmosphere. We will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "The red trout currently on the menu is a wonderful entree. Perfectly cooked and served over roasted yellow potatoes and eggplant, it is so tasty I would order it again on my next visit. Fabulous service, great atmosphere. And on Monday, half price bottles of wine. What's not to love?"
    Dined on 9/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. The pork chop was incredible - possibly the best I've had in Indianapolis. The service was excellent. The bar tender recommended a great wine not on the menu that paired really well with our dinner. Our server was excellent and made the evening enjoyable. The decor needs a facelift."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "The pumpkin cheesecake was recommended by our waiter Sean. It was so delicious we ordered 2 to go!"
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "We tried Peterson's during the Northside Nights period. It was very busy with every table full, but the service was still attentive. The taste of the food, and presentation, was excellent, but there was a hiccup as my wife's filet medallions came out both well done and rare, when she ordered them well done. Management was right on top of it though, with Jan, the manager, more than making up for the error with two new medallions for her. Jan also had earlier made an excellent wine recommendation which we enjoyed. Overall, a very nice experience."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "Food was wonderful! Noelle was a fantastic server. She had great suggestions and made our meal great. This was our first time at Peterson's. Food, atmosphere and service were all great. Best part was getting the entire great dining experience without the pretentiousness that you have to deal with at a lot of other restaurants!!!"
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "We selected Peterson's for our tenth anniversary dinner. We both loved it. All the staff were courteous, pleasant and helpful---especially our waiter, Seth. We were permitted to relax, take our time , and never felt rushed. The service was attentive, but at very appropriate intervals. I have some very challenging dairy issues, and our waiter and chef were very accommodating of them. I had rack of lamb---cooked and crusted perfectly. It came with a minted risotto that the chef was kind enough and talented enough to make absolutely delicious---without any dairy!! My wife was equally besotted with her choices. Ambience, great service, haute cuisine, pleasant and attentive staff = great dining experience! foodpooch"
    Dined on 9/18/2014
  • "Took the wife out to celebrate our 16th anniversary. Atmosphere and service were excellent. Food was very good, but not wicked awesome. Like many fine dining establishments, it was pricey and the portion size was small. That being said, it was plenty of food. And, the food was prepared well and was unique. You're not going to get the same quality, presentation, uniqueness, and variety at most places. Will probably give it another try."
    Dined on 9/18/2014
  • "We had a 7:15 reservation and arrived at 7:05. We were seated promptly, but did not receive water for nearly 10 minutes. 10 minutes later, we were finally able to place our order of halibut and a rack of lamb with an appetizer of their lobster fingers. Our appetizer arrived promptly enough, but at 9:10 our entrees finally showed up. My halibut was dry and cool and my friend's lamb was also cool. Jan, the manager, apologized and took the entrees off our bill. She said that they were understaffed. If you're understaffed, why fill all your tables if you can not service them? This experience was disappointing and I won't go back."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "My favorite of all time.I would recommend this establishment to anyone!! Ill definitely return!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "This is our "Go To" for Date Night. My husband and I enjoy Petersons."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "Last second decision to go to Peterson's for dinner - very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We came for the rack of lamb and the location of the restaurant. The meal was delicious."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
Peterson's has partnered with OpenTable to provide free, secure and instantly confirmed online reservations. Learn More.