St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17893 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.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17893 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. I thought food was ok for the premium price. Steaks were very good. Side dishes not that great esp. cream spinach which was cool and too much cheese on top. Onion rolls good, sourdough not so much. Chicken quite yummy. Roasted asparagus great. Mashed potatoes meh
Not quite as good as in the past

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Nomnom
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was nothing special.
I think it's more of something to do just to say you did it but wouldnt plan a special occasion there.
Honestly alot better places to spend $250

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DustinD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great servicing staff members. Very polite and family friendly.

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Ashlee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my hubby for Father's Day and what an experience! Great food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed our meal and our service was great

HP
vipHard2Please
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 40th wedding anniversary. Very enjoyable. We were given a complimentary dessert for the occasion.

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SteveZ
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible as always. Our waiter, Phillip, was very knowledgeable and extremely personable! The steaks were cooked exactly how we like them

The only thing I would change is the one dining room with no windows is very dark and dated. It could use some modernizing to lighten it up a bit. But I would not let that stop me from going. This is a fantastic restaurant!

JR
vipJRF1
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great eveneing. Phillip our waiter was excellent.

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David
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Server advised us that the steaks were cooked rarer than traditional. So we ordered a little more well done then we would normally, it was not the case. Steaks came out as I would have expected, not as we were advised.

Order it normally.

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Iured4
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, waitress awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Elmo’s NEVER disappoints! The food is amazing and the service is like none other in the city.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal (tho a little pricey) and as always, wonderful service from Andy. Will be back again.

KT
KellyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience, with great food and service. It was a little pricey, but the taste made it much more worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The dining room needs a face lift.

SH
ScottH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Indy. Never disappoints. Always recommend to anyone who is looking for a great song experience.

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BrianD
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak house. The atmosphere was terrific . Have eaten in many upscale places around the Cincinnati area and other areas around the country. This was definitely one of the tops as far as quality goes.

CB
CharlesB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and the ambiance was awesome. Took my wife and son her for our 26th, Fathers Day and an outstanding day on the pitching mound. Great way to celebrate.

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! Even the the guy bussing our table was pleasant, and efficient. The food was terrific and our waiter was really great!

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TimV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Elmo's, as always, was great. My only concern was the proliferation of balding, wanna-"ballers" wearing blue tooth headsets at dinner, along with the patented jeans with sport coat and tee shirt combo. I even heard one say "I want you to make my martini strong." to his waiter.

A martini is a glorified glass of vodka. There is no such thing as a strong or weak martini...go buy some propecia before you return to your gated community of townhomes.

My wife & I loved our meal, and our waiter was fantastic. I expect nothing less from St. Elmo's. There's a reason it's an institution in town.

KM
KimM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! We come here every time we're in town. Jeffrey is the best!

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ShelleyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner, service,ambiance. Not a tourist restaurant- it’s reputation is well deserved.

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vipMRudy1220
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit for our guest!

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lynnt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, our experience was excellent. Plan to dine at St Elmo's again when we are back in Indy.

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lford
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a retirement dinner. Our server Philip was personable, attentive and lively!

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Flowell
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steaks in town. And the service is always good

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lukr
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful server!! Although one steak was overcooked, the other two were perfect. The one piece of Blueberry Bread Pudding for 3 to share was huge and melted in our mouths. Great place for a memorable meal.

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vipTomB
St. Louis
69 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philip was our server and was fantastic! Food was very good

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vipJohnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This restaurant is highly overrted. The aged steak just was not worth the price.

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vipFoodie7
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

St. Elmo's is a wonderful experience. The staff is fabulous

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CaptnSafety
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to bring a clients with its legacy recipes and a historic roots. It's not the restaurant's fault, but the very interactive panhandlers hanging around the front door are discouraging.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks cooked to perfection. Sides had great flavor. Server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Shrimp cocktail was great!

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Dcat56
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in Indianapolis! Great ambiance and food!

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Bzimble
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Shrimp was fantastic steak was adequate

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AimeeC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and helpful!! We enjoyed having him as our waiter. The food was amazing!

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Steak
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience is a treat and should be experienced by everyone.

MS
MichaelS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and they made us feel very special during our dinner. Food was simply delicious. The shrimp cocktail did not disappoint!!

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Greatfood
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner in the Husse room and it was amazing. Excellent service and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back.

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RebeccaN
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only the third time I’ve had the pleasure to eat here and it’s just as good as always. Grounds of delight with each bite from our table.

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17893 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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