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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 reservatins and were seated immediatly in this busy place. Service outstanding, wine list is one of the very best in town and Not overpriced. Best Filet M., tasty mashed potatoes and crunchy green beens."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Our first visit here for girls night out and we will definitely be back, the atmosphere and the people was just great. Scott was great from the time we sat down to when we left, the food OMG. Great place and great staff. Thank You!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We brought some out of town vendors from Boulder, CO to St. Elmo's. They enjoyed the local beers, and thought the food was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We go to St. Elmo's about 4 times a year ( 13 years now) for special occasions. The steaks are always perfectly prepared, the service is impeccable and the wedge salad and bread pudding are fantastic. Your water glass never even gets low on ice and an empty plate disappears immediately. The best part of all of that is it all happens without a word or a bother. The whole staff knows what to do and the do it very we'll!! BRAVO!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Thought experience was very good Compares To gourmet meals on cruise"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "If you want the best steak, go to St. Elmos. The shrimp cocktail is a no brainer as well."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The steak I got was great. Mashed potatoes were good. The green beans were a little under cooked to be honest. Overall, the food was good, but the atmosphere just didn't do it for me. I figured it would be a little nicer. I guess I have pretty high standards, but we were stuck in a room that literally just had white walls. Nothing else. Also, I found it a little strange that there is no dress code. I guess I was picturing something somewhat similar, but obviously a step down from say the Seelbach in Louisville, Kentucky."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "As one of our Pre-game ritual the food was excellent! Be back next home game!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The biggest turn off was that the waiter made us feel like it was below him serve us. If I'm going to spend that price for food I do not want to be treated like less of a person while I do it! Furthermore, I asked for a rare steak and got medium rare. I understand that it is a hard steak to cook but isn't that why we are going there, for things to be perfect? Not impressed!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Steak was cooked to perfection. The creme brûlée was so light and fluffy better than some I've had in France! Delicious!! Recommend highly!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Went for Devour Downtown and was disappointed. Again. Shrimp cocktail was very good and chocolate cake was also tasty. But... This is allegedly a steakhouse. Filet arrived cold and dry. We had a similar experience there a couple of years ago but decided to give it another shot. Unfortunately we regret it now. Plenty of other steakhouses around that deserve our money. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The shrimp cocktail was the best part of the evening. Although the filet was very tender it was severely lacking flavor."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to St. Elmo several times and they never disappoint. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is top-notch!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to spend the night in downtown Indpls and take advantage of the Devour Indianapolis special menu. We had a wonderful waiter and an all around great meal. Pricing is a little high but, the waiter we had a delicious steak was well worth ever penny."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were seated immediately with our with our reservation. We did the Devour Downtown menu. it was the first visit for 2 of us. Our waiter was very professional, not overly friendly. 2 of us had the Filet and it was excellent. Cooked perfectly. The 3rd meal was Salmon, it was also very good. I had the Creme Brulee for dessert, it was great. The other two diners had cheesecake. It was also good. Two of us had the famous Shrimp Cocktail and it was very good. It was nice to be able to try St. Elmo's. I would not have been able to justify the cost otherwise. We took a picture to record our visit and post it on FB. When I got home and started to work on posting that picture, I noticed our waiter photo bombed the picture! Pretty funny."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Came for the Devour menu. Great deal and the filet was delicious!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "St. Elmo's has a great menu -- steaks are prepared to perfection and the atmosphere is energizing!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Service top notch...shrimp cocktail to die for...steak cooked to perfection...great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon...what else is there???"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Wonderful food with great friends. We look forward twice a year to Devour Downtown and dining at St Elmo's. The best shrimp cocktail, delicious steaks...fantastic evening."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Disappointed that the shrimp come from Indonesia instead of USA. We were seated and then moved, because the hostess made an error in placing us in an area where a group would be. The service was not as stellar as I had expected. This was for an early reservation."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "St. Elmo's was great as usual! Wonderful food, great service."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "It was my first time dining at St. Elmos, as well as my boyfriends. We came for his 35th birthday and they made it extra special. Food was amazing & the chocolate cake, out of this world!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "4 of us dined,3 ordered med. well steaks, two came blood red. Not a bad place to eat, but I can get good food and service elsewhere for a lot less, and a quieter atmosphere. I would go again, but not because of the ambiance, the server was great"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I was in Indy for work during restaurant week. St. Elmo lives up to its billing. The wait staff was very attentive, the space is beautiful, and of course the steak is amazing. I can't wait to go back during my next trip."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing from the incredible world famous shrimp cocktail to the "melt in your mouth" filets. And the service is just as amazing! Our server, Andy. Made my friend's first visit to St.Elmo's fabulous. He treated her like a princess and was very professional, personable and attentive even with all the other tables he had. Top level service to match their top level food."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "First time. Good but did not live up to hype. Very overpriced"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "so noisy that it was nearly impossible to converse; food was average (filet was good; cocktail was good)"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service with fantastic atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "St Elmo's consistently has the best service, best wine list, best steak (the filet melts in your mouth), best dessert (chocolate cake is double dark yummy), great martini. They know how to keep people talking about their place and how to keep the customer happy! I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great steak house that does it right every time."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Food is fabulous. Devour downtown is a good time to dine. Shrimp cocktail still makes me want to drink a lot of water but so good."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We visited St. Elmo during a business trip, coming off the recommendation from a friend. The atmosphere is polished, the staff is attentive, and the food is fantastic. Best filet I've had in a long time. And the waiter was great at explaining menu items and making suggestions based on our requests. I will definitely return over and over again."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Drinks, dinner, and service was all exactly as you would expect...GREAT! Sara did a fantastic job helping us, she is friendly and accommodating. Thank you for another great experience."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "My first visit to St. Elmo Steak House was over 20 years ago... The quality of the food and the service are still outstanding today. This is my favorite steak house in the U.S. And of course, the Shrimp Cocktail is just awesome!!!!!!!! Oh and the cheesecake... and the green beans... and the caesar salad..."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was top notch. First impression was outstanding. Can't wait to visit again!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I wanted a place to take her out for a romantic evening - and it was the best. We made the reservations early and when we arrived we were taken to our assigned seating. The gentleman who watched over our table; gave us ample time to make ourselves comfortable. Then he provided us with our menu. What an exceptional menu; although, we were there for the Devourer Downtown, we were treated as we were the only ones there. The wait staff was quick and ensured that we were well treated. The food preparation, for the entire meal, was at the 5 star level. The gentleman who served us was polite, efficient, and professional. He catered to our needs and made some super recommendations. Best place to eat in Indianapolis!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "First time at St. Elmo's and it was a time to remember. From the ambience to the service to the food, it was our best experience ever! Thanks to our waiter, Dana, who was top notch! And there was a card there welcoming us to our table recognizing our anniversary !"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent, as was the food. There's a very old-timey vibe to the place, and we really enjoyed it. Definitely a lovely place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great food but even better was our server. He gave great service, appropriately paced and truly went above and beyond"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The staff was very nice. We were waited on promptly. We over heard one of the other servers explaining the menu in detail to the tables near us. Our server wasn't as informative but was polite and checked on as frequently. We didn't have to wait long for our meals and our steaks were cooked to perfection. The green beans and mashed red potatoes were delicious. We were served three different kinds of breads that everyone at the table seemed to enjoy. We ended our evening with desserts consisting of cheese cake, chocolate cake and cream brûlée. I would not have changed anything about our delightful evening. We had heard so much about your unique restaurant and wonderful food that we just had to try it for ourselves. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our evening had a bumpy start. Despite arriving 15 minutes early we were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation. However, the made up for this by comping us some of their famous shrimp cocktail. Once seated the food and service was amazing. My friends and I plan to make St. Elmo's a Gencon tradition."
    Dined on 8/16/2014