St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17462 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!
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17462 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
E
Erocku
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter wasn't very talkative. Overall, the food was good, but not worth the price. Hostesses were nice.

C
Closer
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school place. Honestly, can not get much better

W
Whahkn
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love St Elmos. This time we sat in a room upstairs we have never been in before so that was great! Service was impeccable. But, we ordered a 45 day aged ribeye and it tasted and looked more like a New York strip. No marbeling. It was good but not the ribeye we were hoping for. Still an amazing 10 year anniversary night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and wow what a great experience. The service was fabulous and all staff interaction was great. Friendly and attentive. The steak, spinach salad and lobster Mac and cheese outstanding!

SA
SusanA
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant. We usually sit upstairs in the bar area. The shrimp cocktail and the Mac-n-cheese are a must!!!!

SB
SarahB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place everytime I come! We were celebrating a friend's 50th birthday and this was the perfect spot! Thank you St. Elmo.

RC
RichC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. The staff was attentive, friendly, and highly engaged. The only thing I would bring up is the price point. I don’t mind paying if the food represents the quality. My ribeye was good... but was it worth the cost, I’m not sure as I’ve had better for a lower cost. Other than that, great experience.

DZ
DerekZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing environment with the best steak I’ve ever had! It was worth every penny.

UR
UncleRon
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo's is a legendary restaurant for a reason. The lively atomosphere and the friendly service makes people feel comfortable in a high-end steak restaurant. Some other similarly priced restaurants have an atomosphere where people are almost afraid to laugh. The waiter was excellent and knowledgable and it was a pleasure to show off Indy a little bit to customers through St Elmo's.

R
Rickeats
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Joel and wonderful food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Always great food at St. Elmo’s.

RS
RachelS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose St. Elmos as the last meal before my husband’s throat surgery, hoping to pick the best meal I could think of. It did not disappoint! It was a whole dining experience. The waiter, Andy, was a wealth of knowledge and an interesting person. The food was incredible! It was a meal and evening to remember!

r
rodney
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. My favorite place to go. Fantastic service from Phillip. Great food. Loved the fact that they spread us out. I also like the fact that over the years we’ve eaten in different areas of the restaurant! Amazing place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has been for years, the good and service were outstanding! This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been lucky enough to visit multiple times over the years. We live in Chicago and we drive to Indianapolis to eat there. The steaks are from their own cattle and the shrimp cocktail is the best you’ve ever had. Do not miss a chance to have dinner at St Elmo’s.

C
Celebrating4
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that made our Anniversary special! Food is top notch.

M
Mich
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had high hopes as a first time patron. Ordered a filet mignon cooked medium. It was suggested by our server we get medium well so based on his recommendation we did. He never mention they butterfly the filet which was disappointing and ended up making the filet overcooked for all 4 in my party. The food was also close to cold with a skin formed on the hollandaise sauce. I honestly expected much more

TR
TammyR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was misled about seating our party together. Had they been frank from the beginning I would not have been upset but I feel like they avoided telling me that if my party was more than 4 people we would not be together and possibly not even in the same room. They seated us in 2 different rooms when there was a table available right next to our party. They eventually moved us but should have put us there from the beginning. Covid sucks!

PC
PaulC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended , the food and service is nothing less than
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

BB
BBS3
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, service were all excellent. I would probably rate this 5's across all categories, but I do not dine at restaurants at this level, nor have steak very frequently, so to give it a 5 on value, with the total price at the restaurant considered, is difficult. I have little to compare to it in all my dining experience.

BP
vipBryanP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a small room upstairs near the 1933 Lounge.

BA
vipBillA
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place with so much history. Really enjoyed learning about the history of the restaurant and it’s owners and patrons.

KW
KaleighW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone always says the steaks are amazing and they are! But I just loved their wedge salad! I want to go back already!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular, as always. Our server was fantastic. It was a great early dinner.

TM
ToddM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere and the service was superb

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, St. Elmo delivered a great experience!

a
addieb
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$40 devour menu was excellent. Added a side of king crab Mac n cheese, which is a must. Finished with a chocolate martini. Overall the food was phenomenal and the service was perfect. Will be going here again.

R
Ryan
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails. Our waiter, Steve Allen, is so attentive and his suggestion for the Spinelis was the best steak I have ever had.

An incredible meal all around.

Well done St Elmo’s.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and I had the best steak I've ever had. St. Elmos is truly an icon when it comes to resteraunts.

J
Jared
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of our steaks came out decently raw, rest of the meal was good and service was great.

S
Scotchlover
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall it was really nice. I'm not a professional chef but do okay with cooking steaks so the cost is hard for me to justify. The steak i ordered was great and the presentation was great. We also had the shrimp cocktail that was also really good but i have been buying that sauce for years so it really wasn't any different.

I'm not sure if will go again not because of any real issues other than the cost. I would rather spend money elsewhere perhaps on food that im not that familiar with making.

JW
JeremyW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from entering the door to paying the bill was exceptional all around, as was the meal. Highly recommend dinner at St. Elmo’s!

MF
vipMichaelF
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested seating for 10. I assumed we would have 2 tables of 5, socially distanced, which would have been fine. Instead we were seated in a private dining room with no minimum food and drink requirement. Our waiter Patrick was nothing short of outstanding. Perhaps the best experience we’ve ever had at St Elmo’s. Thank you to all the staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands Birthday

EM
vipElsaM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always hands down the best steakhouse in the country. Shrimp cocktail, navy bean soup and their filet mignon is worth flying 2000 miles for!

V
Vinay
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This the best steak I've had anywhere. The shrimp cocktail is a really startling starter. Definitely try it if you've never had it before although I don't know if I would order it every time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was really nice, food was pretty good but I think other steak houses have better quality cuts of meat. My filet had a decent amount of fat deposits within it which was strange. Mark was our server and he was really informative and quick.

JT
JeffreyT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING all the way around... GREAT food and service...

s
steveb
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to St. Elmo's for 40+ years and with few exceptions I have never been disappointed. The shrimp cocktail is always great, and will clear out your nose, the steaks are always great, the drinks are always a great pour. Our server, Andy, also did a great job!

SH
ScottH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go to experience in downtown Indianapolis. Historic restaurant awesome ambiance. Service is second to none food is excellent every time . No complaints and the shrimp cocktail is a no brained

S
Sager
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands Down the best food and service ever!!! I could not ask for a more perfect night thank you St. Elmo’s for the unforgettable experience!!

FAQs

St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17462 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.

Tweets by St. Elmo Steak House