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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KS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around. Food staff everything shrimp cocktail a must

LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since 1982 anytime business brings me to Indianapolis the only place I go to dinner is Saint Elmo’s. The quality of food, not just the steaks but the best shrimp cocktail (sauce is perfect), the service and the ambience are always five stars.
I have recommended Saint Elmo’s to anyone that goes to Indianapolis over the years and after this visit I will continue to do so!!!

LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy St Elmo's, never sad to have gone. The shrimp cocktail is the best and the filet sliders are fantastic!!

RW
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Indy for steak. Great place to have private dining for work events.

EP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love St. Elmo’s and am always very happy with the service and the food. St. Elmo’s is one of the top restaurants in Indiana for sure!

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and friendly staff and great food

RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lots of character, and best Gin Martini Up in Indiana.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, just wonderful! We were traveling through Indianapolis, a place we have been often for work. And, as we have done many times before, made a point of stopping and sharing a meal here. St. Elmo’s never disappoints. Thank you!

LI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service. Best porterhouse, ribeye, and lobster soup. Amazing food and environment

E
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was slow on refills, the navy bean soup was luke warm and the description of the mild shrimp cocktail sauce was way off! It was almost as painful as the hot sauce. I probably will choose another restaurant before we try St. Elmos again.

FP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First impression. Water was tepid, no ice. Bread wasn’t warm enough to melt the hard butter. The steaks were both undercooked, and mixed when brought to the table. No one waited to be sure that they were right. Later, our server came by and tried to make it right.

KM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mom and her husband there to celebrate their 1st anniversary. You guys knocked it out of the park! An anniversary card, champagne, and dessert on the house! You guys do it the right way! Thanks for creating a memorable night out!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great experience. Our first time there but so many friends have told us how amazing St. Elmos was and I agree!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. One of the best, if not the best steak I’ve ever had.

DH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love St. Elmo's! Brought our kids and had a wonderful dinner. Great food and service! Shrimp cocktail is everything I wanted and more.

EE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and experience...do the Shrimp cocktail absolutely

k
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE, FOOD, HISTORY. ALWAYS THE BEST FOOD

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was an amazing waiter. Much appreciated.

a
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I have been to the restaurant a few times and always had amazing service and food. This time, my steak was overcooked (no pink and ordered medium rare). They did bring me another but my husband and friends had finished before I was served, so I ended up leaving most of it. No discount on our bill (we didn't ask for it but would have been a nice offer). Several times, we had to remind the waiter to being things too. I'm sure it was a fluke in the normally high quality of service we expect but disappointed it happened when we brought our friends for the first time.

s
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The rib eye was bland, no flavor at all. Very disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, St. Elmo’s was a perfect location for a family holiday dinner! Food was delicious, we never felt rushed, and our server Glenn was outstanding! We have been coming to St. Elmo’s for years and look forward to continuing the tradition for many more!
Thank you!

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to St. Elmos. Glenn Ware is our favorite waiter he just makes our experience even better.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, David B., had been with the restaurant almost 30 years and was outstanding. Food and drink amazing every time. We don’t live as close as we used to, but had the chance to make reservations to stop for our anniversary on a drive through Indy heading home after the holiday.

L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From the beginning of my family’s reservation until we walked out, everything was absolutely fabulous!!! Dave, our server was awesome!!!

CS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent but was a little disappointed in the service.

IR
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and we requested George for our waiter. He is excellent, well organized and very attentive to all his parties. Bartender Mike G makes the best drinks.

CW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We were your regular old Ron Swanson’s. What up meat sweats!!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the filet, best steak I have ever had. Cooked to perfection. Highly recommend. Excellent service as well.

RL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! Highly recommend

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter and son in law were in town for the holiday. We decided to eat at St. Elmo’s before the Pacers game and tree lighting. We really enjoyed the food and service received. It was a great beginning to wonderful night.

CM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating here as it just gets better each time I’m able to come in. My brother and sister n law comes in from TN every year, Tommys Birthday is the 26th so it’s always birthday dinner on the 27th.
I made reservations online this year instead of calling so in the special request box I put it was my brothers birthday in hopes you would put a Happy Birthday Tommy placard or card as in the past but there wasn’t anything, maybe you all don’t do that any long so maybe I just need to do it over the phone.
Bill done an amazing job and we were very appreciative of him and of St Elmos.

j
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed in my bone in filet. I probably got 5 or 6 bites and was left with 75% bone fat and tendons. Not a lot of flavor or crab in the king crab Mac. However our server was very attentive and accommodating. They made sure the steaks were cooked well and told us ahead of time how they prepare them. The shrimp as always was the best part!

G
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good. The ambience was not what I expected from a steakhouse. Lights were very bright and it was noisy. The server we had was a total dud. Our waters were always filled, food was served quickly and on time. The server refused to recommend things. I asked about a few bottles of wine and he admitted knowing nothing. Then when I asked about desserts he recommended he told me it was a “trick” and refused to answer. Overall I wouldn’t go back to this restaurant.

GL
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great facility. Will definitely come back next time I am in Indianapolis.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We took our newly wed brother, new wife, & son for their first visit. They were very impressed.
Great special treat meal.

R
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was outstanding, food and service as always were top notch.

A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered two steak dinners. Both dinners were prepared and tasted great. Drinks were superb. Service was excellent. First time going here, and will return in a heartbeat. Highly recommend it!!

s
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and we,ll be back daughter wife and sc on lovefbit.

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