Peterson's Steakhouse

Indianapolis
$$$$

This locally owned restaurant is classic, classy, but not at all stuffy, with a menu that goes well beyond steak. Sit down, order some appetizers, and take your pick between a list of cuts -- filet, New York strip, Kansas City bone-in strip, rib-eye -- and sides to go with it. The garlic butter melts perfectly over any choice, and the bacon blue cheese crust is always a good idea.