6 Fancy Indianapolis Restaurants for Your Next Special Occasion

Indianapolis-Restaurants-for-Special-Occasions#Indianapolis – My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary. Normally, we go for a more low key date night. I’m usually content with a walk for ice cream or late night nacho platter. But, this was a special occasion, and it deserved a special date night. We decided to use a Ted’s Montana Grill gift certificate we had been given, and it was the perfect choice.

It got me thinking of all the other fancy dinner options at Indianapolis restaurants. There are delicious steaks paired with amazing wines and cocktails, usually out of our budget. But every now and then, for a special celebration, it’s totally worth it.

Here are a few of our favorite Indianapolis restaurants for a special occasion:

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk features an amazing wine list, a complete tasting room and gift store, and a modern casual menu. The medallion trio is awesome, and the have a separate gluten free menu.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

I’m pretty sure Ruth’s Chris may have the best steak I’ve ever eaten. It may be a chain, but the buttery steak was tender and juicy. I’ve been comparing every steak to Ruth’s Chris since my birthday celebration there a few years ago.

Ted’s Montana Grill

I like Ted’s Montana Grill a lot because it’s one of the few upscale restaurants I can stop in for an inexpensive lunch and enjoy at least a taste of the deliciousness. The bison nachos are excellent, as are any of the burgers. They also make a mean cocktail.

St. Elmo’s

St. Elmo’s is a classic in downtown Indianapolis. The iconic restaurant is famous for its shrimp cocktail — the sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail. And the cosmo isn’t bad either!

Fogo de Chão

The only restaurant on the list I haven’t actually been to is Fogo de Chão, but it’s been top of my list for awhile. I love a Brazilian steakhouse, and this one also boasts an award-winning wine list and amazing dessert list.

Peterson’s Restaurant

Peterson’s is actually in Fishers, Indiana, but it’s the perfect spot for a romantic celebration. Delicious steaks, smooth cocktails, and an atmosphere perfect for a special evening.