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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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been a repeat customer for many years. This is the first time I found our waiter to be overly aggressive and somewhat unwelcoming. Because I brought friends in from out of town this was a bit of a disapointment

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

Great food, great waiter.

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

Awesome! Doesn't matter what cut of steak you get, it is always perfect.

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JO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

St. Elmo’s has ruined Steak for me. (I don’t want any other steak) and Jeff has ruined Custmer Service as well. You owe it to yourself to find out what I mean.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

consistent quality steaks / good wine selections / great dessert (bread pudding.........)

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

St Elmo’s always delivers. Excellent food with high quality service. If you live in Indy or visiting...St Elmo’s will deliver a great dining experience

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

Only two suggestions. I overheard the people at the table behind me talking about being offered a tour of the facility. I would have enjoyed this tremendously. It would also be nice for those of us who don't love horseradish to have that option for the shrimp cocktail.

Drink was spot on! Food was spot on! Service was spot on!

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

Worlds best resteraunt. I have been at least 12 times and I have never had a complaint about one thing.

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

St Elmo’s does not disappoint. Great meal. Great service. A must when in Indianapolis. My daughter and I had a great meal. The lobster bisque was wonderful!

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LR
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we loved the whole experience with the restaurant itself. We, however were less that pleased with the valet parking. We visit several restaurants downtown, always valet, and have never had the experience with valet that we had Saturday. It was very cold outside when we left the restaurant, there were several people waiting outside and we soon found out they were all waiting for their vehicles. We ended up waiting outside in the cold for 1 1/2 hours. The guy in charge was very short, unapologetic,and basically acted like we should expect this when we come downtown. I'm sure he was overwhelmed, but this is not the way to attract people downtown. It wasn't just us, he was this way to everyone. I know that he was directing things for both St Elmo's and Harry & Izzy's. I hope this problem gets resolved because we do enjoy coming downtown, but this was ridiculous!

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KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Elmo is a great old fashion steak house. We had a reservation for 8 at 7:30 on a Sat night. We got right in on time. Service was great. Had a couple orders of shrimp cocktails which were fantastic. Everyone thought their food was great. Had a fish order and the rest were steaks all cooked perfect. My third time there and would definitely would go back.

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

It's a beautiful restaurant and the service was AMAZING. Andy is one of the two or three best waiters I've ever had. The shrimp cocktail is fantastic. The green beans and the steak were very good, though my expectations may have been too high. I was looking forward to a bit better for the price. Still, it was a 4.5-star dinner and a memorable experience.

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - the shrimp cocktail doesn't disappoint!

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RT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere Jordan was very good waiter. Gave us all info we needed.

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n
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, as usual. SE will always be our go-to for family birthday occasions - even though we all drive in from 2 and 3 hours away to celebrate! We wouldn't miss the SE experience! Drinks, Dinner and Desserts - each, over-the-top amazing!

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

Delicious and great atmosphere! Amazing food and staff was spectacular and knowledgeable.

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

One of the best dinning experiences i have ever had. Highly recommend it!

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

Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow, but very good.

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

Great experience and reservations were right on time. Food was amazing with the cocktail sauce being out of this world. Something my family and I will remember and do again soon.

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TM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat. The service is great. It is a little pricey but a wonderful place to dine.

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

As always, perfect service and amazing food! Never disappointing!

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ST
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party had everything from aged NY Strip to Surf and Turf and it was all perfectly cooked and delicious! This was our fourth annual visit and the Shrimp Cocktail never gets cooler. Service was as always first rate.

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

St. Elmo’s is a SPECIAL place, therefore it should be treated as such. Don’t wear jeans & t-shirt, take off your hat inside & don’t yell and swear, there’s no need for that.
The food is EPIC!! The best steak I’ve ever had & the shrimp cocktail kicked my butt! The service was fantastic, quick and accurate. The ambiance was warm & rustic with historic pictures of Indianapolis all around.
It’s a special place and if you go there once a week, then you’ll take the significance out of a grand meal. Keep it special, keep it rare & let the magic of St Elmo’s take it from there.....

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h
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was as amazing! Food, just as good!!! Extremely worth it!!!

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

Great steak! My son tried the cocktail sauce for the first time and it was a little strong for him, funny because he used alot, he laughed afterwards though! Very nice staff!

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

Awesome meal. Server was very polite and offered suggestions. Shrimp cocktail was great

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EP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Beyond the Shrimp cocktail sauce, everything else was average. There are plenty of great restaurants in Indy offering better food for less cost.

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s
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phillip is the best waiter I have ever had anywhere

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

I don’t go to Indy without stopping at st Elmo’s. I never order the same thing and it’s always amazing

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

Always juicy and grilled the way we like them. The service is always cordial and amazing as well. St Elmo's never disappoints. YUMMMMM!!!

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SB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was slow, luke warm food, and 1 over cooked steak

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

Amazing place with great food. Always worth a visit twice a year for us and worth the money for sure!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Steaks tend to be undercooked

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S
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My husband and I were traveling through Indianapolis and wanted to have dinner at St. Elmo’s. We have dined there 5 or 6 times before and have always enjoyed it. What a disappointment! The table we were seated at was a 2 top, up against a wall and was leaning so badly to one side my husband rolled up his napkin and tried to level it. The restaurant was so loud that we couldn’t hear each other. Our waiter never introduced himself and asked if we knew what we wanted to drink and what appetizers we would like as i was still taking my coat off. He was definitely trying to rush us through. St. Elmo’s has turned into a tourist attraction and is definitely not fine dining except for the price! we have sadly marked St. Elmo’s off our list if go to places.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. 5 star restaurant. Food was incredible, but a bit overwhelming with the portion sizes. Shrimp cocktail is AMAZING! Lobster Bisque was phenomenal. Very expensive, but worth the money to try here. Great place!

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

Wonderful food and service. Only negative was the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation. But, we were expecting that.

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WC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The 8pz filet was Delicious but the shrimp cocktail, which they are known for, was average at best. The shrimp were of poor quality.

I was very disappointed in the shrimp cocktail

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan Freeman was the best waiter and the food was amazing!!

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BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Library section louder than other parts of St Elmo's.

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j
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic decor and history. Service is impeccable along with the food.

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