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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
18155 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902. It is one of the oldest Indiana restaurants in its original location & has earned a national reputation for its excellent steaks, seafood, chops & professional service. Try our famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail followed by a dry-aged USDA Prime Steak. We happily accommodate special requests; please call the restaurant directly. All reservations will be held for 15 minutes.
Indy's best steakhouse!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steak

  • Indiana

    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner - everything was good throughout the night with atmosphere and server. Food wasn’t served at a hot temperature is only complaint but overall food was warm and good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  3. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. Brought my grandson who was swimming in the national meet at IUPUI. It was my 4th time at St. Elmo's over many years, his first. It is always a treat to go here. He said the New York strip was the best steak he has ever had. I wanted him to have the experience of being with me at the best steakhouse in the country.
  4. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 45th anniversary. The whole experience was great. Service was excellent. Thanks, GS
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service from Tommy. Lived up to its reputation easily.
  6. S

    kevinS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned back to St. Elmo’s and was first time for one of my sisters. The service was beyond spectacular by Andy and the food was as well. The shrimp cocktail certainly didn’t disappoint. Always a great experience going to St. Elmo!
  7. BC

    BarbaraC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    St. Elmo’s is iconic in Indianapolis and we wanted to have a Christmas dinner with friends there. The shrimp cocktail, which they are known for, was hands down amazing. Be ready to have your senses and sinuses awoken with that sauce. Packs a punch, but so worth it. The steaks were good - highly recommend adding the horseradish Gorgonzola butter - so delicious! Portion size of the sides were more than needed and a lot went to waste. I would prefer to have a little less to avoid all the waste and maybe cut down on the overall cost a bit. Ambience was good. Bar was vibrant with people as we had pre drinks before dinner. Both at the bar and throughout dinner, the staff was very attentive. Overall great night with friends.
  8. NN

    NoName

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific night at St. Elmo’s celebrating our elopement. Out waiter, Shawn, also eloped with his wife and we immediately connected on that commonality. To start, he brought us 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate without asking and it was a very kind gesture. The rest of the evening was smooth. I wish we weren’t so close to the another party of 6, but at least their conversation was interesting!
  9. KH

    KrystalH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tim was an excellent server. His customer service was through the roof. We never ran out of water and the food was excellent.
  10. F

    Frolic

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Enjoyed having my company holiday dinner at St Elmo’s. Food was fantastic, table was ready when we arrived, and drinks were tasteful. The service was slower than usual, took over 20 mins to even see our waiter and another 15+ when drinks arrived. Overall, dinner took over 3 hours, which is much longer than usual, I think mainly due to them being so busy. Overall, everyone enjoyed themselves, and the food was outstanding.
  11. J

    Jweiss

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go Blue!💙💛
  12. RE

    RoseE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious, my filet cooked perfectly. The potatoes Romanoff were fantastic. Our server Tim was wonderful, very personable. The place was full of visiting fans and still had a nice friendly atmosphere.
  13. KB

    KirkB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! First time..not the last time!
  14. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch experience at St.Elmo’s during the B1G championship weekend. It’s become an annual tradition of ours.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Steak House in the US !
  16. CH

    CaleH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff very accomodating and marvelous service and food
  17. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. The entire experience was amazing. We will come back next year when we come to Indianapolis.
  18. a

    al2019

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent with the filet being the best steak my wife saying she has ever had.
  19. JH

    JolieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and atmosphere. Will be back when we come back to Indy
  20. W

    Wags

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was Scott….. He was an Ace.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big 10. Championship game
  22. J

    Joes

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The gold standard for traditional steakhouses.
  23. C

    Craig

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Been there 12-15 times. Incredible food as always!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Seafood pasta was cold. The server had it reheated when I asked but didn’t seem to care. My husband liked his steak. She was also clearly trying to flip our table and was rushing us, which isn’t acceptable when you’re spending $200 at a dinner you had to book out 2 months in advance to get a table.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails and atmosphere are always top notch. Service and food is outstanding. We always enjoy ourselves at St Elmo’s ♥️
  26. W

    Will

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Too loud to hear across the table.
  27. MH

    MikeH

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Other than the table not being ready (25 minutes late) we had a great meal.
  28. BJ

    BillJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I as told I had to go to St Elmo’s from Numerous friends. It was awesome and I can wait to go again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The best in Indy.
  30. P

    Patrickk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. I’d made reservations 6 months ago as I knew it would be Monday night football and took clients to dinner. I was a little disappointed with how small the table was as there were 6 of us, but we made it work. Everything was outstanding.
  31. JM

    JasonM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dined here several times, brought my son for his first time before the Colts Monday Night Football game. Love the restaurant history and ambience. Ricardo was an excellent and attentive server. Big issue with food. Steaks arrived to the table no more than 90 seconds after being served our Tomato Juice/Navy Bean Soup. Ordered both Medium Temp and they were Rare (I'm being generous). I didn't even have to say anything to Ricardo as he was confused why we were served so quickly and called the meat, "Raw." This should NEVER happen at a 120 year old restaurant, ranked this highly, and at the 4:00 (earliest) reservation slot to boot. Had I not been local and an Elmo's apologist, I would have been stunned that a place with this reputation was capable of this. I'm very laid back. But for the price you pay, you really kind of need to expect certain benchmarks.
  32. JC

    JeffC

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is perfect, of course we have the shrimp cocktail it is a must if you go. The steak was delicious and perfectly fixed, Pittsburgh style. Also loves the wedge salad and our side of vegetables.
  33. PT

    PaulT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The quality of both the ribeye my guest ordered and the 12 oz filet I ordered were not what we’ve come to expect from St. Elmo’s. This is a reference to the quality of meat alone, not the preparation.
  34. AB

    AndreaB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was fantastic
  35. BP

    BradParker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was magnificent food was great best ribeye and filet. Very accommodating
  36. AH

    AustinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time at St. Elmo for my 4 year anniversary. Our server Jeff was very attentive and helpful, and was very thorough with his service. Our meal was absolutely delicious, one of my favorites was the ribeye paired with a loaded baked potato and the navy bean soup. I really enjoyed my meal and I look forward to coming back again!
  37. e

    eyrshiis

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I went to Indy for grandson's state high school championship game. Made reservations for late night, 10:15 pm. We were seated a few minutes early. The wait staff and server were extremely helpful with recommendations, whether food, drink or specials. My wife has a food allergy that a manager came out to explain what precautions were made to make sure her order was correct. Appetizers, drinks and food were served in a timely manner. Waiter checked on us several times to make sure everything was ok. Food was excellent. Just know when you visit, it will be an above average cost, for an excellent meal. But what do you expect at one on America's top rated steak houses? In and out in one hour.
  38. MR

    MeghanR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always spot on and we expect that but what really makes this spot special are the servers. Our server last night was such a delight and others would often jump into the conversation or offer assistance. “It’s not my job” doesn’t fly at St Elmo’s and it’s a joy to see the staff enjoy their work.
  39. JS

    JeanineS

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening and food and service!!
  40. JE

    JoEllenM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Sean, was the best! Our food was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 18155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
Google Map for St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

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