Fine dining, unlike mime dining, elevates cuisine without climbing an imaginary rope to do so. Break free from invisible bon vivant boxes with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of upscale fare and drinks at Peterson’s in Fishers.
With fresh seafood flown in daily, a steak menu offering the top 2% of beef in the country, and a 475-bottle wine list, Peterson’s artfully bolsters its well-earned reputation as a Midwest bastion of fine dining. Starters such as grilled and braised maple-glazed pork belly with sautéed apples and brussels sprouts deliver flavor-packed punches to gnawing appetites, priming palates for the main event ($12). Aged USDA prime cuts including rib eyes ($34) and double filets ($40) receive premium treatment with an assortment of accompaniments such as a bacon and blue cheese crust ($5), while fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, and mussels enjoy a white-wine-infused soak in a classic Provençal bouillabaisse ($30). Bourbon pecan pie ($9), pumpkin caramel tiramisu ($10), and other desserts bring mealtime adventures to a sweet conclusion, much like a vat of maple syrup exploding in a cafeteria.
Meriting the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the west coast-heavy wine list throws its arms wide to encompass an extensive number of exceptional bottles from grape farms such as Shafer, Stag’s Leap, and Silver Oak. Cosmopolitan sophistication imbues every element of the dining room at Peterson’s, from white linens and dark wood to thoroughly polished service. Business casual dress and Victorian-era monocles are recommended.
7690 E 96th St.
Fishers, Indiana 46038