St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17289 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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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 17289 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Billy was a fantastic waiter. Our meal was outstanding as usual! And we love to people watch to see the first timers of the famous shrimp cocktail burn face.

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ChristieR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in town to celebrate a milestone birthday. There is something magical about old school cool and horseradish.

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CHRISTINAP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food and service was Perfect. However there should be more of a selection of appetizers and better choices of food on the menu. I'm not sure if Covid is the cause of this but theres not a lot of options. The liquid love affair was very good. All and all the choice of food I selected was Very tasty and worth it.

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Mhr583
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was very good. Waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever going and it was fantastic. Staff was friendly and made you feel like you've been coming there for years. Food is incredible, atmosphere is calm and professional. 10/10 would return and recommend.

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vipPurpleAceFan
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere...what else is there to say?

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DanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mark took excellent care of us walking through each part of the menu and meal. He unhurriedly answered all our questions and made us feel like we were the only guests he had to attend to.

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ryanls1
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 dads took our 12 year old sons to dinner while we were in Indy for a hockey tournament. It was an outstanding dinner and they took care of the boys very well. This was well worth the price.

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WIMMERS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. He had the voice of the Allstate commercial lol. Hope he gets extra kudos!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday and I could not think of a better place to spend the milestone. We both did the iconic shrimp cocktail, steaks for each and finished with the crème brulee. What a nice evening!

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KaryB
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner as usual but sure wish the person at the next table hadn't coughed through our entire meal. Hope he didn't have anything contagious.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with 2 of my daughters. Vladimir was our waiter, he was awesome. Started out with the shrimp cocktail, really spicy and a “kick in the face.” Steaks were delicious. Ended with the creme brûlée 🎉

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MomHeart
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me the Mom & my 2 adult kids drove little over 2 hrs to eat at St Elmo's steakhouse. My kids ordered the dry aged tom-a-hawk ribeye & me porkchops. We had shrimp cocktail & sides with bread & sodas & also Liquid Love Affair champagne beverage. They were all awesome & outstanding! We even ordered desserts to go home with us. My Son very picky on his steaks said finally a place that cooks steaks right! Both our visits on a Wednesday & Sunday evening were outstanding! Staff was very nice & place was very pretty & elegant looking. We were dressed casual as well. We left nice tips for our waiters/waitress. We enjoy walking around Indy Mall before we ate at St Elmo's too. 5 stars 🌟 for St Elmo's

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ChrissyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at your establishment and it exceeded all our expectations! We will most definitely be returning.

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Erin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic meal as expected, the service was great, staff was very friendly and I was happy with the adjustments made in response to the pandemic. It was a great night out and we'll definitely be back.

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! St. Elmo’s allows you to enjoy your meal and caters to your every need.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The aged Prime Ribeye was surprisingly very tough. I ordered Medium. The edges and top of steak were charred almost even classified as burnt. the only enjoyable part was the middle. I did not complain because I was not sure if it was more so my fault for not understanding how the aged steaks are prepared. It had been almost two years or so since I had eaten there. This was the first time I have eaten there and came away thinking the price was not worth it. Everything else was amazing. Your barrel pick bourbons were a pleasant surprise. My wife loved here chicken and I did as well. Truth be told it was juicier than my steak...

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Anon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Our waiter saved the meal, he was great... the food however for the hype around the restaurant is subpar. I definitely would only repeat for drinks. For the cost their are much better options for great steakhouses in Indianapolis.

St. Elmo Steak House
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have lived in Indiana for 16 years but up until Saturday had never gone to St Elmos Steakhouse. Wow! What a great overall experience. The atmosphere is really cool with an old charm that doesn’t look likes it has changed since the early 1900’s but clean. Our waiter Steve has waited tables there for 31 years and was a wealth of information and a really good server. The food was excellent from the shrimp appetizer to the lobster bisque to the chopped salad to the 38 oz Tomahawk ribeye to the butter cake with home made ice cream. Over all it was a great night. Plan on $100 per person plus tip but well worth every penny.

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CraigB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our GoTo steakhouse in Indy!
We always request the same server. He is awesome!
The staff is wonderfully friendly and accommodating.
We love St. Elmo's!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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DarinT9
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always receive great service here and the food is always excellent. For this visit, Billy served our table and he was the best we've had here so far. In addition to excellent service, his stories about the history of the restaurant were entertaining and fun to listen to.

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ERICR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. They do an excellent job of making allowances for seating due to the pandemic.

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Malone
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the food top notch, the service is immaculate. Jody was our server and she was so patient and nice and funny as well. We celebrated a birthday after a hard holiday of loss. She brightened the night and we had a BLAST. The food can’t be beat. Cooked to perfection. The food is always great, even by DoorDash, (Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for us to be specific. Busy nights and the food was STILL exceptional as always). DEFINITELY RECOMMEND 100%.

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anneb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in a classic, warm atmosphere. Philip, our waiter, was attentive, professional and efficient.

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JonathanV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

It was my wife’s 30th birthday and the food was absolutely delicious. When our server asked us what we wanted to drink my wife asked for a fun cocktail for her birthday and the server dismissed her. She felt judged and it made her feel like she wanted to leave. Minus the service of our server it was a great place to be.

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IsaiahL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time taking myself out to a high end restaurant, and I am beyond impressed.
Walking in, my girlfriend and I were immediately greeted with a warm welcome and friendly service. When our waitress came, she was patient and friendly.
The navy bean soup was savory, and definitely a lone reason I would come back. The USDA New York strip is easily the best steak I’ve ever had the pleasure to taste. It was juicy, packed with flavor and perfectly prepared. My girlfriend ordered the Fillet Mignon, and that was just as good.
We didn’t end up getting the famous shrimp cocktail or any of the sauces, but the experience alone was one to remember.

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AshleyL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at St Elmo’s. It was so nice to go during the week and during covid, because it was fairly quiet, the atmosphere was calm, and our server was very attentive (which they always are, it was just with it not being so packed it didn’t feel rushed).

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ThomasK
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely on of, if not the best, filet I have had. Shrimp cocktail was amazing as usual. Wedge salad has a ton of large bacon bits. Service was outstanding. We had a drink in the upstairs lounge first and visited with cigar smokers from the past.

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JOHNH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding just doesn't cut it to describe the service. Hope I'm fortunate enough in the future to be able to dine at this establishment again. Top notch all the way around.

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AgnesW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will NEVER go wrong with St. Elmo. No question.

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vipDaveT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Still the best in town. Food was exceptional.

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SteveG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think $10 to park your car is over priced out dinner was $250 well

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DebbieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter even gave us a tour!

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HoosierMom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were pleased with everything for this anniversary dinner. However, we didn’t closely review the receipt at the time we were leaving. The next day we realized we had been charged for 4 soft drinks we did not order or receive. The soft drinks were charged at $2.95 each, so we had an almost $12 overcharge. Other than that, it was a wonderful dinner!

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careyh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We were in a room to ourselves, waitress was great and food was awesome!! Much appreciated!!😊

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AnthonyR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience Food was amazing. Server was attentive and fun overall great anniversary

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AEngland90
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner on the 2nd, birthday was the 1st. First visit to Elmo's and will not be the last. Exquisite food, best Bone-in Filet and on point service made this one the my top meals ever, ever. Would recommend to anyone!

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erikh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our head waiter Andy really made the night special for us and our children.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner spot! The shrimp cocktail is a must and one of the most unique appetizers I’ve ever tried. The navy bean soup with each steak is another item that makes this restaurant unique. Finally, their steaks will rival any top steakhouse!

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17289 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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