When I was catering, seared Filets were one of my favorite entrees to serve. Why? Because almost everyone loves a good steak (well everyone except vegetarians... sorry!) and they are so easy to prepare. My clients and their guests would be so amazed that I was able to cook all of them perfectly - at the same time, in the kitchen!
For some reason, most people (men especially...) think you have to cook steaks outside on the grill. Nope. I actually prefer a steak crusted in sea salt and cracked pepper, seared in a pan and finished in the oven*. The searing of the steaks with the salt and pepper creates a brown crust that seals in all of the juices that a grill just can't match.