St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House

St. Elmo Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stelmos.com/
  • Phone: 3176350636x
  • 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 3176350636x106

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
St. Elmo Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
942 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (757)notable wine list (376)romantic (353)good for groups (283)fit for foodies (257)hot spot (235)neighborhood gem (224)vibrant bar scene (157)late-night find (54)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (22)scenic view (19)great for brunch (10)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Always great to dine at with friends and co workers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went to St. Elmo's on our honeymoon having seen it on one of our favorite shows (Parks and Recreation.) I was not disappointed. The wait staff was extremely professional and very friendly. The appearance felt was a 1930s yet modern feel. While the food menu is smaller they have a huge wine list along with several other drinks. It was here I was able to try Lagavullin scotch that I had been looking for for quite awhile. The food itself was incredible. While the main entrees are a bit more pricey, the quality and portions are such that I feel they are appropriate. I would recommend St Elmo's to anyone and look forward to returning next time I am in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp Cocktail Headquarters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A must have if you are in the area. Amazing, kick you in the pants, shrimp cocktail. Great service, ambiance and overall experience. Can't wait to fly back to Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak
    Lefty
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Romance, quaint, with the best food and service. This is one of our favorites, and will always be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner Out
    Lasowq
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with a friend from Arizona. Ask for Glenn , he was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SchoolGuys
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Once again, St. Elmo Steak House delivered on food and service! While we had a different server this time, Natalie was on top of her game and did an outstanding job for us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Juwann
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Me and my wife enjoyed our dinner. Very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    ChicagoDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is as good as any place (especially in Indy) Make sure to get the shrimp cocktail. The "cocktail" sauce isn't really a sauce, it is better described as a salsa like paste with an overwhelming delicious horse radish flavor, but be careful, the strength is near wasabi like.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great
    griff
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    everytime we go to indy we have to eat here. of course the shrimp cocktail is a must, but a big surprise…the best pork chops ever!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • St Elmo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was well organized and very professional. The food was outstanding. Wait staff were very respectful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sept 12
    Artie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    In town for ND/Purdue game. First time at St Elmo's. Everything that the hype says. Great time great food. A little noisy. Both if us had the filet. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak House
    lovefinedinning
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been looking forward to dine at St. Elmo Steak House for a long time. Great meal. Waiter was OUTSTANDING. He told me he had been there for over 23(?) years. His suggestions were wonderful. I look forward to my next visit. P.S. Do not forget to order the shrimp cocktail.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Beef cooked 2 Perfection!
    St8wrkr
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Top quality restaurant. All staff friendly and attentive. Food was superb. I found all my favorite cabs on the wine list. Server was pleasant and prompt. Reservations a MUST.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Fabulous
    Eatwell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Just a wonderful experience. Steak was excellent. Shrimp Cocktail will make tears come to your eyes. The Lobster Bisque was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding as usual
    CaptainRich
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my wife there for our anniversary and her birthday. Everything was outstanding as it always has been. Great service. great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shamrock
    Domer1968VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Known for its steaks, and it didn't disappoint. Is it much better than chicago steakhouses I don't think so but it is a gem going way back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always a great steak
    Scream5384
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my boyfriend here while he was visiting town. The dinner was excellent and the service was great. My only complaint was that St. Elmo's would not honor the gift card I had been given by my brother. They claimed that the company that they did gift cards with was changing banks so they could not verify the card. While I know that this is not the fault of St. Elmo's, but more and issue with their gift card provider, they did little at all to address the issue. Essentially I was just given my gift card back and told, sorry it didn't work but if you come back again it should work at that time. I feel like they could have done something to make the situation a little less frustrating. Now I'm out $100 more than I thought I would be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the BEST steakhouses!
    eqvet4life
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I find it very hard to find a steakhouse that makes a steak just perfect and and also have amazing quality. This placed nailed it! One of the best Ribeyes I have ever had! Service was excellent and restaurant was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Elmos Steakhouse
    foody73
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a fantastic evening at St Elmos. Our waiter, Joel Black, was maybe the best waiter we have ever had anywhere. The steaks were great as well as their mashed potatoes. You definitely want to start your meal with their famous shrimp cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The very best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The best food and service 100% Gem wish there was one in Tampa
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Becoming my favorite
    SarahBethPhotog
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is only the second time I've been to St. Elmo's but it is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant. The shrimp cocktail is famous for a reason and the steaks and sides are delicious. The service is great and they are helpful and you feel like they are truly interested in your dining experience. I recommend St. Elmo's highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lesluv12
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Slow service, waiter had no knowledge of wines to recommend (huge list), ordered a side dish never came and it was on the bill. Old atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTabler99
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A friend visiting from Hawaii accompanied us to St Elmo's. She is a big fan of the shrimp cocktail and bought a jar of the sauce to take home to Honolulu! Our steaks were great, and Rick served us exceptionally well. Our experience was tremendous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    EatOutWayTooMuchVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wonderful as usual. Server was a little bit too attentive: my wife and I just wanted to enjoy our meal and conversation on our anniversary but were interrupted multiple times, to the point of comedy ("really, everything is wonderful, why do you keep asking, is there something you're not telling us?")
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joeonthegoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here service was outstanding and food the tops....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary! The food was EXCELLENT and it was an amazing evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Elmo
    Yummo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Love this restaurant in Indy. Food is delicious, service is great, I really liked the traditional feeling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Elmos
    onlybeinghonest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went there for the first time last Saturday. The food was very good but UNBELIEVABLY expensive. Definitely a place for us to go for a special occasion. Our family was dressed up, but it was surprising to us the number of people who were in jeans. DID NOT like how close the tables were to each other. Felt like the people sitting next to us heard every word of our conversation. Our waiter was nice…but not exceptional for the $45 tip that he received. Overall a 3-4 star in our book.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a Celebration
    lovetogather
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and wanted a special evening which we definitely received. The food was excellent and as was our waiter. We especially enjoyed listening to stories about the restaurant that he shared when asked by diners at the tables around us. Our reservation was at 8:30 and we were glad to be seated in the smaller room next to the wine cellar as the rest of the restaurant was quite loud. The shrimp cocktail was exactly as described- huge shrimp and fiery cocktail sauce. We were happy to be told we could add a shrimp and have 6 to split. The filet mignon was perfectly prepared and the cheesecake with fudge sauce delicious and also quite huge. Could not finish it between the two of us. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Specialnightdinner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent place to eat on that special occasion. The food is beyond compare. Our waiter was exactly what a waiter should be. The atmosphere was friendly. I noticed several tables became friends during the meal and even shook hands at the end. A real prize.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school steakhouse
    Papouras
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to St. Elmo's for my husband's birthday. Was everything we hoped for and more. Who would have thought bean soup as an appetizer would be so delightful. Yes, the shrimp cocktail is wonderful, but you have to taste the bean soup. A must if you are visiting Indy. Puts the other chain steak houses to shame!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was probably one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Typically when you dine at a fine dining restaurant, portions are small and expensive. I barely make it thru 1/3 of my meal and it's not because I didn't enjoy it. It was a generous portion of really good food. Our server made GREAT suggestions. There wasn't a single thing that we didn't enjoy during this meal. The atmosphere was just perfect. Not too loud but not deafening silent. I was, however, shocked that there was no dress code. BUT even that didn't take away from anything. It was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    pburgcouple
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food is wonderful and the service cannot be beat. Very attentive and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Sodsquad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As a special 50th birthday treat we knocked this off my bucket list. The shrimp cocktail was exactly as advertised and as we hear sports announcers describe. Three of us had steaks, 2 NY Strip and a bone in Rib-Eye and all were cooked to perfection as ordered and melt in your mouth tender. One of us had the Amish Chicken and it was so so. We had a piece of cheesecake with raspberry sauce and a piece of chocolate cake and they were perfect. Our waiter was also outstanding. It was also neat to see all of the pictures of the celebrities who have been there. Very expensive but worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal & service
    diecast92
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I recently visited to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Upon entering the restaurant and giving them our name, we were immediately congratulated on our anniversary and taken to our table. On our table was a card with a congratulatory note that specifically mentioned us by name. It was obvious they took the time to ensure our experience was great. The service was exceptional, the food was exceptional, the attention to detail was exceptional. They made our special occasion a wonderful experience for both of us. Outstanding job!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    JeffG
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A first visit for my wife and I. Very nice wait staff. Very professional. The food was outstanding except for my shrimp cocktail. The shrimp was a bit overcooked. I had the spinales steak as recommended by my server and it was outstanding. My wife had the shrimp and lobster linguini and she loved it. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colbw
    colbw
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food,exceptional service.hands down best restaurant in Indy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A perfect evening with family and my best friend was enhance by great service, great wine and a great atmosphere. St Elmo for thirty years has never disappointed us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE my St. Elmo's!
    Gina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The evening was perfect from the moment we walked in. My husband really enjoyed his birthday dinner celebration. The service was first class and the meal was amazing! Thank you to everyone at SE's that made our night even more special. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp and steak straight up
    Justget1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They helped make a friend's birthday celebration fantastic. Attentive and appropriately interactive waiters made it a fantastic social occasion. The food was just a bonus. Not being a steak lover, I ordered the 6 ounce prawn stuffed with crab meat filling. It was huge and absolutely delicious. I recommend upgrading to the lobster bisque from the bean soup. While both are delicious, the lobster bisque was exquisite and a healthy size serving. Warning, the shrimp cocktail appetizer with chunks of horseradish in the cocktail sauce, will clear your sinuses and require a full glass of wine to clear the pallet. But what a way to start a fantastic experience in dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.