St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17114 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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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 17114 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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vipRyanVanScoyoc
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Experience as always! Thanks for the great booth! See ya next game! Go Colts!!!

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JoannayB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s talk about this place...Joe heard about it in a NFL podcast.

1. Mark our server was so awesome.
2. They are renowned for their Cocktail Shrimp for a reason. It will clean up your sinuses!
3. St. Elmo cola was amazing. Is 4 fingers of house-made bourbon with 2 luxardo cherries aged in bourbon as well (OMG)
5. Steaks will melt in your mouth.
6. It was the best lobster bisque I ever had.
7. Loaded potato was so good that Joe finished before the steak!
8. Cocktails were amazing! I had to have a cosmo and it was on point!

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KaraH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Tables spaced out for social distancing. Food was great, steak was cooked perfect. Highly recommend and would return.

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KellyD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Wonderful ambience for a nice date night for a special occasion

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KeithW
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo Steak House was perfect as always! Amazing shrimp cocktail, great steak and wine selection, and desserts were delicious! Our family gets together once a year and always has a great time - never rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner at St.Elmos! Jake was our server and he was awesome. The food was so good! We love eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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CindyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job of social distancing. Our waiter, Jake, was excellent.

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Mike
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch as always! Best steak house in town and in Indiana as far as I know.

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Jonathan
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. Aged steak had a wonderful flavor. Classic Old fashion had an excellent flavor and presentation.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diner was delicious as expected and Ricardo, our server, was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Been dining here personally since 1991.

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robertk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are in the mood for steak and shrimp cocktails with spicy horseradish sauce in a higher end venue, this is the place.

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KevinG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit. Food and service were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife.

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BethC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful. I’m sorry, I can’t remember his name.

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RoccoD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite mid-pandemic atmosphere, my first visit after many recommendations and insights was just as advertised. Food was outstanding, and service was top notch. The only slight disappointment was the creamed spinach. I know this isn't the major draw, but its quintessentially part of a steakhouse repertoire. It wasn't enjoyable at all. Everything else was amazing and worth the price. Would absolutely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner!

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Lett
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner which was made even better by the excellent service provided by Scott.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have worked in high end fine dining restaurants from the French Quarter of New Orleans to Palm Springs California for thirty years and I can tell your this place hits on all cylinders. In spite of the terrible overtime loss my favorite football team suffered in overtime my friend and I had a fantastic meal immediately after the game. The waiter handled the meal perfectly. Shout out to that man (he told me his name, I wasn’t listening) he’s a professional. My experience was so much fun it prompted me to write this review and I never do this type of thing. Absolutely check this place out!

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ShaneiceR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service. Even the hostess was friendly. A very inviting environment!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Kate is an incredible asset to the restaurant. We are from out of town and St Elmo is always a destination highlight.

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vipSherylT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant specializes in steak, yet over-cooked my filet, then under-cooked the replacement steak and had to fire it up again. At no time did a manager visit our table to apologize and the waiter did not take the steak off of our check. I could not eat with my family as they were done by the time their 3rd attempt arrived. I love this restaurant and haven't had an issue in the past. I expected our visit on Sunday, November 22, 2020 to be no different.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Sheryl. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail is a must order. I ordered the 14 oz Rib eye, definitely not a quality cut. A fine steakhouse, perhaps I was unlucky

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best place I’ve ever had dinner

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MarkF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse I have been to. This was my third time and it never disappoints.

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JimS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Typically a go to when in Indy, but this time was somewhat of a disappointment. The service was stellar (Rick), but 2 out of our 4 steaks where grossly underdone. We politely asked for them to be cooked more and they came back 10 minutes later not much better.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Jim. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal starting with the famous shrimp cocktail, which was delicious. Our meal was exquisite. The filet mignon was so tender it practically melted! Also, the Elmo cola was perfect! Next time we are in Indy, we will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was to celebrate my 10-year anniversary. Best filet mignon I've ever had. Best service I've ever had. Best dining experience I've ever had. Period.

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vipVeronicaL
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place, the fillet and the service, we had a wonderful dinner!

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MichaelR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo's is always a great place to go for nice night out. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner here was a celebration of our wedding. Glenn was amazing! He was knowledgeable of St Elmos history as well as having the perfect ratio of being attentive to us & letting us enjoy the experience of St Elmos. We had a food allergy & special attention & care was given under this special circumstance. The temperatures of our steaks were PERFECT & the shrimp cocktail that St Elmos is known for exceeded our expectations! It is very spicy but very tasty. I cannot say enough of our visit to St Elmos & we will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

Thanks,
James & Laura Davis

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Eric
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love St. Elmo. Perfect date night location for local residents, a “bucket list” experience for Indy visitors. Food, service & ambiance is as good as ever. Is an 8 Oz fillet worth $44. Probably not, but it’s market price, like it or not. I can’t afford to go often, but our birthdays celebration on Nov 20 was as good as expected.

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Amanda
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual St Elmo’s continues to provide the best service and delicious food. We came for a birthday dinner during COVID and every table was more than 6 ft apart and the servers wore masks. Everything looked and smelt very clean and we felt very safe there. 10/10 always recommend!

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CaroleA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic atmosphere and amazing service. Steaks and shrimp cocktail are out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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TerryC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. I was surprised there was no social distancing there were no empty tables and really no distance chairs back to back.

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17114 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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