St. Elmo Steak House

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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.
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CS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was our anniversary and we wanted to go some place special while in Indy. Our waiter and the food was excellent. The biggest disappointment was how loud our table became. Looking back we should have asked to move sooner. The group table next to us was so loud that even when I put my hands over my ears they were still loud. We tried to stick it out but then the loudness became unbearable and I had to stop eating because my stomach started hurting. It took a moment but our waiter was able to move us and was still excellent at serving us even in a another part of the restaurant. Unfortunately, my stomach didn’t fully recover so we took our dessert to go. I will make sure next time to ask for a table in a quieter area, especially since I just wanted to talk quietly with my husband of 11 years.

DP
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food. Andy our waiter was excellent!

AW
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! Second time we have been here and I know this visit was even better than the first! Fantastic staff, orderly and took great care of our group of 10.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks, shrimp cocktails and desserts were all excellent!

LL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was an excellent experience. We went there for our 2 year anniversary. The food and staff were exceptional. The portions were large and our steaks were cooked perfectly to our liking. The staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. We will be back but maybe not for an anniversary. It was very loud and the seating is rather tight.

RF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and a icon of downtown Indianapolis. Very good and the shrimp cocktail is outstanding

OT
New England
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While on a business trip to Indianapolis, it was recommended to dine at St. Elmo's and I'm glad we did. The place is an iconic steak house with superb service as well as food. It was evident that it was the place to go to given the large restaurant with three rooms were packed and tables continued to turn over. The shrimp cocktail is one of their signature appetizers with a sauce that will cure any sinus condition. Fun place!

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great place fir date or celebrating a special event. Menu selections were varied and server was very attentive. I will definitely visit again.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun.

DD
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!…… very enjoyable!!! Best steak ever!!!!!!!

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic as usual, but our waiter seems preoccupied. My wife and I took our 14 yr old son as a reward for working so hard in school, but we disappointed in our waiters overall attention he gave our table. Good experience but no so good when you expected it to be Great...

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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M
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The steak was a little over cooked for medium rare but everything was delicious.

LM
Naples
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to this and its companion restaurants for some 45 years and always find the visit very special.

LE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother’s birthday

D
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from being seated to service to food and drink was simply superb! Wow!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Dave, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us and we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon.

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PM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary there this weekend. Quite possibly the best steak I’ve ever had. Impeccable service. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Philip, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are honored you chose to celebrate with us and we are so glad you had a pleasant experience.

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GR
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

St. Elmo's is such a classic, wonderful steak house. The service is impeccable. They are just so helpful and accommodating. They really made us feel welcome and that our business and presence pleased them. The food was excellent. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and was served superbly. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and the St. Elmo staff really helped make it special.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Gary, and thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and hope to serve you again soon.

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LG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at St.Elmos. It was a special gift from my husband for my birthday.
It was everything I had imagined.
Great food, good drinks and we had a wonderful waitress.
The ambiance is wonderful.
Elegant but yet very warm and comfortable. I did not feel out of place at all.
I can't wait to return.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Leslie, for choosing to celebrate with us and thank you for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate it and look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

JJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elmo’s is our very favorite place to eat. Everything about it is amazing. You’ll never have a better steak or shrimp cocktail.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the coldest beer in the iciest mug I’ve had in years...to a horseradish magical ride in the shrimp cocktail...and ending on the cowboy ribeye...this place is a must when in Indy.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience from start to finish and we are humbled to be considered a must-do in Indy.

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SF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service ! Starting with Abby the hostess and ending with our servers ! Wow ! What a shrimp cocktail and delicious aged steak ... for sure will be back when in town

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Sandra, Thank you for leaving us your review and thank you for dining with us. We are pleased to hear our staff took such great care of you.

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B
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible steak! So bad I had to spit it out. Loved the tuna! Loved the shrimp cocktail (very spicy)! I asked the waiter what was dairy free as I have a dairy allergy and his response was, “is this a real allergy?” WTF, yes. I wouldn’t ask if I wasn’t seriously allergic.

The potato was cooked perfectly.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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s
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott, our server Friday night, was one of the finest I've ever had in any rest. anywhere anytime!
Food was excellent, temperature of our Filet could've been a bit warmer though.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear Scott helped make your evening a memorable one. We are glad you had a good experience but we always strive for perfection. We look forward to improving upon your experience with us at your next visit.

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E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We were very disappointed in our meal. My husband's steak was delicious and he said cooked to perfection, but was only mildly warm. The rest of our meal was blah at best. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and it was a complete disappointment. The temperature was cool and it was flavorless. I have never had shrimp that had the texture of rubber before, YUCK!!! We had asked for a quiet romantic table and we were placed just outside the kitchen area and it was extremely loud with banging and clanging of dishes and servers constantly buzzing past our table. Definitely not the dining experience we were hoping for. We traveled 2 hours to dine here based upon other reviews. I would not recommend eating here to anyone and unless they were looking for a loud environment with overpriced tasteless cold food.

DV
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a gem! The steaks are among the best I have ever had. Dinner entrees come with soup and potato, which is a refreshing change from the overpriced steakhouses where everything is a la carte. I highly recommend St. Elmo's. The waitstaff is as superb as the food!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we are humbled by your kind words. Thanks again Debra!

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ES
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love St. Elmo's. It never disappoints. Amazing food, Spectacular Service, Wonderful Atmosphere - it's our favorite restaurant!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving your review, Eric. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t remember a better meal.

b
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting St. Elmo and every expectation was exceeded! First started out in the 1933 Longe for drinks! Awesome vibe, decor and of course service! Gives you a feel for the for the prohibition era. Headed downstairs and was sat immediately! Longtime saint as they call them, Rick, provided outstanding service and was a joy to discuss all St. Elmo has to offer and favorite stories! All in all, this place is fantastic and even though I live in Texas, I will find my way back here for just another night at this historic steakhouse!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving your review. We always enjoy hearing about our guests making their first St Elmo memories! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and Rick took great care of you. Thanks for choosing to dine with us!

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd visit was no less enjoyable than the first. We ate three stories down and although a smaller venue it provided an elevated feeling of privacy for a group of seven. Emily and the staff were on time and on cue from the appetizer to the dessert. Her introduction to the horseradish shrimp resulted in a round for everyone and we will talk about it for years to come.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving us your review, Noah, and thank you for dining with us. We are pleased to hear Emily took such great care of your group. We will pass along your kind words.

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D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Love the aged steaks and shrimp cocktail.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon

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L
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 10 was seated in a private room in the lower level just off the wine cellar. We had excellent service and outstanding food. This was truly the best steak I've ever had! We were very impressed and thoroughly pleased with our experience.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the atmosphere in our wine cellar room. We hope to serve you again soon.

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RM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Elmo's never disappoints. The only thing better than the food is the service which is always outstanding!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Robert. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we are humbled by your kind words. Thanks again!

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BW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was lovely! The whole wait staff was amazing, they kept coming asking how was everything and filling water. For the expensive price, the food was well worth it. Perfect place for a beautiful date.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Brian, and thank you for choosing to celebrate date night with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Cheers!

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JT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. Everything I read about how good it is, spot-on.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us and we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I was very happy with our first experience. It was extra special as it was her birthday dinner and everything from the house staff and the food was excellent. We will be returning in the future for sure

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We always enjoy hearing about our guests making St Elmo memories! Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I ever had at a restaurant for only $40

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, Carol. We could not be more delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thanks for coming in!

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BC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Not a value because it’s a high end steakhouse. Don’t misunderstand, worth every dollar, but the tomahawk came in at a healthy $109. Great food, great experience, great service (Steve was awesome). I definitely recommend

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Bryan, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. You have a lot of options for an exceptional dining experience in Indy and we are honored you chose us. Thanks for your review!

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D
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, I liked it. The service was knowledgeable and informative. My steak was outstanding, my girlfriend ordered a tuna steak medium, but she could not eat it because it was RED and COLD on the inside. It was terribly EXPENSIVE, and I will probably not return. I have always heard about St. Elmo and wanted to check it out and I did, and now satisfied.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are disappointed to hear it was lacking in some ways. I have taken note of your experience and will be sure to follow up with our kitchen management team. We hope to have the opportunity to improve upon your experience with us.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been eating there since the late 60’s when I come to Indy for auto racing. I was there on Saturday night September 7 and the prices have make it not attainable to afford dinner at your restaurant. The food has always been excellent & service also. I will miss coming there to eat.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. You have a lot of options for an exceptional dining experience in Indy and we are honored you chose us.

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