• Peterson's

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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.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wonderful!!!!!! The food and servicevis always outstanding. Our favorite place to dine."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants in Indianapolis."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal - great ambiance - and terrific service - there when we needed him but not interactive -"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
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