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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

St. Elmo lived up to their reputation. The shrimp cocktail, ribeye, seafood linguine and creme brulee were fantastic. I'd go again anytime!

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GD
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We appreciated the immediate call when my friend left his credit card.

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BA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always. St. Elmo is always on my personal "Top 5 Steakhouses in the US" list. Server Bill (been there over 30 years) is a star. Flawless and always consistent. One of the few fine dining or steak restaurants in the country that doesn't screwup steak temps. Rare is always rare. Medium Rare is always Medium Rare. You'd be amazed how few restaurants are actually capable of that anymore.

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

What can you say about St. Elmo that hasn't already been said. It is a classic steakhouse of the old school, but it never feels stuffy. The shrimp cocktail is the signature dish, and if you love the acute pop of horseradish in your nostrils, it is a must. The prime rib is, simply put, one of the best pieces of meat around. It's huge (38 oz!), but with the bone and fat, taking up about half of that, it is more like like a 16 oz steak, perfect for sharing or leftovers.

The service is outstanding--always friendly and welcoming. The wine list is extensive, and the cocktails are great. St. Elmo has earned its reputation.

It is expensive. A couple can easily spend $150 w/ tax and tip on food alone, but it makes for a great night out.

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RO
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was Excellent! Our server was top notch, very attentive, but not over attentive. Our food was served HOT and very tasteful. Could not have asked for anything more! We will be back.

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DC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, something everyone should experience at least once.

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LJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best filet I have ever had. Cooked perfectly to temperature, and melted in my mouth. Everyone in my party had similar feelings.

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RR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there about 30-years ago and wanted to take my wife there. She absolutely loved it despite being a bit expensive.

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TC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

First time I ate st Elmo it was magnificent this past weekend sucked drove all the way from Cincinnati I keep trying to convince myself the head chef got snowed in

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son lives in Indy and we came her for his 25th birthday celebration. It was everything you could want from a high end restaurant. From our waiter Mark, to the food, to the atmosphere, all was perfect. The timing, the attention, the food - just wonderful. The icing on the cake was they had a special with Artic Char, a first I had while on vacation in Iceland. Haven’t found it here in the states since being back. It was as good as I remember.

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h
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Shimp cocktail was not that spicy
This is the second time we were disappointed so I don’t think we will return

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H
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding steak dinners for my son and I passing through Indianapolis. Service was excellent as well. Arrived half hour earlier than our reservation time but were seated immediately.

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

Food was fabulous!! Glenn our waiter was friendly, efficient, attentive and very knowledgeable.

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SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is everything people told us. Great steaks, the shrimp cocktail was fantastic. We will go again.

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing birthday dinner with my husband! Food was great and Ricardo made the evening delightful!

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

The steak had great flavor, the navy bean soup was great,the service was great we joke that there was a 10 second rule on the plates, and my glass was never empty, but for the cost it was not that all that, $116 no alcohol in that cost was 2 steak dinners.

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BJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only visit for special occasions but food is always great. The world famous shrimp cocktail is a MUST when you go. Our waiter Glenn made our experience fun and entertaining. 5 stars for Glenn.

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DE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the food, shrimp cocktail and the bartenders. They treat us like family. Great customer service.

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

Excellent service, great food.

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. The food was amazing and so were the people. The shrimp cocktail lives up to its hipe! Will definitely come again next time we’re in Indy.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, exceptional service. Shrimp cocktail definitely worth the hype.

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BB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgettable shrimp cocktail and ambience for most any occasion.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Everyone helping him, was very efficient and friendly as well. Service was impeccable.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Old school steakhouse with great stakes and outstanding service. I try to go every time I am in Indianapolis.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Drove 100 miles to celebrate our son's 25th birthday. The food and service made it totally worth the trip. Looking forward to more visits.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Shrimp cocktail was great other than that over rated.

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w
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in classic old steakhouse

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G
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - part of (4) could hold a good conversation with no issues. Food was outstanding!

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AS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food was served by attentive staff. The shrimp, lobster, and noodles in a cream sauce was superb.

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S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service
Always an enjoyable experience!

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P
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall with great waiter (Scott) a 16-year employee!!

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

First time experience for me and my girlfriend. Great service. The shrimp cocktail was great, but spicier than I thought it was going to be. Steaks were cooked to perfection, you could have cut them with a butter knife.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, I ordered my food before the 2 guys sat down next to me and they got their food before I did and we ordered very similar meals. The food was very tasty though and friendly wait staff.

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KB
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love St Elmo's!! Our server acted like he was disappointed that we choose the Sunday "value" menu even though we are both older and would not be able to eat anymore food than we were served. In fact, we did not finish everything. The food was fantastic as usual. Perfect size for smaller appetites but still a lot of food. Excellent!

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, prepared just right. Unique atmosphere with themed rooms. Expensive for regular dining but for a special occasion it would be perfect. A one of a kind restaurant taylored to Indianapolis.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and classy overall it was a perfect St Elmo's experience. Its a must see in Indy!

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to St. Elmo’s for all occasions. The steaks are amazing and so are the drinks. The shrimp cocktail is a must. One of our favorite places to eat while we’re in Indy.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark gave outstanding service, awesome food as always... talk about a consistent product.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a pretty good experience it was a little bit noisy where we sat, but overall very good food. Waiter was excellent.

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e
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were perfectly prepared and were delicious. Our server Sean was knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs. We would definitely recommend St Elmo’s to anyone

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