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St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House

St. Elmo Steak House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stelmos.com
  • Phone: (317) 635-0636
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday: 3pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm



    Open for Private Luncheons for Groups of 20 or More with 72 Hour Notice.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Dave Foegley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: St. Elmo's offers 4 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.
  • Private Party Contact: April Wheeler (317) 635-0636 x106

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.
A word from St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902. It is the oldest Indiana restaurant in its original location & has earned a national reputation for its excellent steaks, seafood, chops & professional service. We happily accommodate special requests; please call the restaurant directly. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a fantastic meal and one of the best wait staffers ever! Prime rib was too big to eat! My friend had a New York Strip that was also delectable. Couldn't even consider dessert when we were finishing. Newly remodeled upstairs bar looks like a happening place, too!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Third time at St. Elmo. Food always top-notch. Service terrific. Love this place. Only complaint: In a restaurant where the wait staff all dress in tuxedos I would expect the clientele to dress accordingly. We sat next to a "Larry the Cable-guy" wanna-be. Lowers the ambiance grade significantly. Suggest you change the dress code from casual to business casual."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This restaurant has great history and character and awesome food!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my recent visit. Had out of town guests and they wanted to eat at St Elmo's. I had not been there in about five years - preferring other local steak restaurants. Could not have enjoyed myself more. Everything was great - from valet parking, to greeting and seating, to table service and the meal. Will go back soon."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "It was my first time at St. Elmo's. I had heard nothing but positive things before I went. I was excited to go! Everything was fine, but wish I would have ordered something different. Being Indy's best steakhouse, I know I should have gotten a steak. But I was in the mood for seafood and ordered the tuna. It was ok, but I expected much better. I'll go again and definitely order a steak and anticipate my review to be much, much higher. Lesson learned."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was a special occasion as we were celebrating our 1st anniversary! The service was great from the time we walked into the door until the time we left. Food was absolutely wonderful and we loved our free dessert at the end! Thank you to all who made our evening special."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was my fourth visit to St. Elmo and let's just say that I'll ALWAYS find a way to get there when in Indianapolis. This is simply a classic steakhouse and a "must visit" restaurant in this city. The steaks are always cooked to perfection. And, what can be said about the shrimp cocktail that hasn't been written before--it's a religious, and sinus-altering, experience. The wine list is spectacular."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Famous for their shrimp cocktail but their lobster bisque was outstanding. Steaks were delicious and the service was spot on. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The Sunday dinner special at St. Elmo's is a wonderful experience. The quality of the food for $40 per person is outstanding. You must start with the 3 shrimp version of their famous strong horseradish sauced shrimp cocktail, just remember to breathe through your mouth. The filet is cooked to perfection, accompanied well with the seasoned mashed potatoes and green beans. The special even includes three choices for dessert: chocolate cake, cheesecake or creme brulee. We celebrated a family birthday with our Sunday dinner and I highly recommend it. The ambience leaves something to be desired, as the tables are small and the dining area is a little crowded, but you will find no fault with the food or the service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We visited on Saturday 19th July, and were a little disappointed. Our table assignment (basement, as far back as you can go) wasn't a good start, but the service was friendly and attentive despite our location. However, the speed of delivery was a little to "fast food" for our liking, with very little time to relax between courses. It was almost as though the kitchen staff had somewhere else they needed to be. The food was fine, other than the green beans (way over-boiled), but not sufficiently good enough for the price. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Seating was way to close we felt like we was sitting with the couple beside us we could hear everything they was talking about.. It took around 45 minutes to receive our food once we received it the steaks was under cooked I had to trade my husband steaks cause he could not eat it that under cooked when our server finally came back my husband had already cut the steak up so we did not want to wait another 45 minutes!The couple beside us had the same problem they sent their steak back to only get the same steak they cut and handle meaning they put their steak back on a grill that other guest steak was being prepared not sanitary at all! Don't think we will be returning..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "went here for anniversary dinner. all I can say was that the highlight of the entire meal was the spicy shrimp cocktail. it was fantastic. i ordered filet mignon and my wife had pork chops. both were good, but very much overpriced. i can think of at least 2 other steakhouses in indy that i would choose over st. elmos. glad i tried it, but will probably not return unless for a a beer and a shrimp cocktail in the bar before or after a sporting event."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We celebrated our 17th anniversary. It was great service and the food was wonderful. The steaks were so tender. Would go back again. The shrimp cocktail is the best ever!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to dinner July 18. Rushed through meal. No time to even talk before meals brought to table. Waiting to pick up plate before my silverware even hit the plate. For 125$ Plus tip,would think they would give you more."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food and service from Kirk, 25 years serving there. Only complaint was table location and noise from dishroom."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "St. Elmo's is known as a Class Act, and it proves it on every level. From the reservations, to the staff, to the food, to the atmosphere, St. Elmo's is the gold standard for any nationally known steakhouse."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "St Elmo is perfect for those special occasions that deserve something extra. It is well known for it's steaks and shrimp cocktail. Recommend the Sunday afternoon special pricing which is a bargain for an elegant establishment such as St Elmo. Food, service and atmosphere will not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Amazing food! Classic vintage steakhouse atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "St. Elmo's is a fantastic steak house deserving of its' high marks. The famous shrimp cocktail is indeed to-die-for and a must have appetizer. I've dined here a few times while in town on business and made a point of dining on my most recent trip. Even though I dined alone, I was provided excellent service from the reservations stand to the bar to the dining room. I even met a young lady on my flight home who works at the restaurant...she remembered me from earlier in the week. Overall, an excellent meal!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food & great service! Started with a bottle of Pinot Noir & Shrimp Cocktail! On to the Filet & ending with an outstanding Bread Pudding!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I invited guests from out of town and touted st Elmo's and they were not disappointed."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We took out of town friends to experience St. Elmo's. The evening was great and our server (Derek) was outstanding. Everyone said the food was "some of the best" and certainly the steak was superb! Our out of town friends said they would definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We chose St. Elmo's as our fancy dinner out while traveling out of town. We really enjoyed our evening. Cocktails, wine and atmosphere were perfect. Food was good, but nothing better than our steakhouses at home. While the famous shrimp cocktail was good, I think the fame comes from the horseradish in the cocktail sauce. It was yummy but not unique."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our 2nd anniversary with our two month old son. Everyone surrounding us made great conversation and the service was incredible. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Juan ( our waiter) was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, about the entrees, how to have it prepared. Juan took photos of us for our 10th Anniv. The restaurant also had a congratulatory note of same at our table. The waitstaff also prepped our table prior to seating us with the roses I had ordered beforehand. After dinner, Juan took us to all of the dinning areas of the restaurant and explained their history. The wine cellar was PHENOMENAL. We truly had a great time and evening. St Elmo's staff made our 10th Anniv a night to remember. July 12, 2014"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I took my son to St. Elmo's to celebrate his 23 birthday. In my view this was a rite of passage into adulthood. St. Elmo's IS the iconic Indianapolis steakhouse. Everything from the famous shrimp cocktail to the lobster bisque to the wonderful steaks was first class. Our server, Jason, was attentive without being intrusive. It was the experience I expect when going to palces like Peter Lugar's in NYC or Smith & Wollensky in Chicago, right here in Indy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fogo was awesome! The food was fantastic and the service was even better!! Everybody was kind and on their game!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a great time taking at St. Elmo. I would highly recommend their outstanding food and service. Always have the shrimp cocktail!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was outstanding ! This was one of the tastiest porterhouse I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The shrimp cocktail is reknown, and for good reason. The steak is of the highest quality; so tasty and tender. The setting, service and accompaniments are first rate. No better place for a special dinner."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I would like to see them offer smaller sizes in the steaks. In this day of not eating too much red meat, their steaks are too large for many people."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Glenn was a topnotch waiter. Great service! Steaks, wine, and atmosphere were terrific as well."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "While I travel quite a bit I have come to learn that service rates right up there with food quality. I found both to be very good and would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "BEST STEAK OF MY LIFE. Filet Mignon was perfect. Every other piece of food I put in my mouth was great. You can't go wrong here!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was in town for business and a friend informed me to eat at St Elmo's. It was worth every penny. And yes, the shrimp cocktail is awesome."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The Copper Salmon was the most expensive fish I have had. The fish was superb but I probably would not spend that much on fish again $54. The steak was very good as one would expect from a fine restaurant. Service was excellent. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went there because it was our sons 30th birthday. All 5 of us were very pleased with dinner. Rick was our server and he was superb. Extremely satisfied with everything!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I really enjoyed eating at St Elmo's. Thankful that my son had given me a gift card for Mother's Day, it made this experience a little more affordable. The food was out of this world good,the serving size was enough that it allowed me 3 days of left overs. The waitress was very good and delightful, also very helpful as this was our first time there. The only thing that was ok was that our group went from 2 to 4 and we had to eat in the bar. At around 6:30 quite a few business men came in and were standing in the isle waiting for there tables I guess, which didn't give you a lot of elbow room. When we were finished with dinner, we ordered chocolate cake, which I got free since it was my birthday. Thank you for a good dining experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Nice dinner overall. The server did forget to bring out my leftover filet which I was looking forward to taking home to my significant other. We bring clients here regularly and it has always been a great experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Went for first time for birthday celebration. The steak was perfect! The rest of the food was middle of the road. The service was less than desirable, but ok. It's a nice place for special occasions"
    Dined on 7/7/2014