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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
17564 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

  • Hours of operation

    Monday thru Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 3pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Open for Private Luncheons for Groups of 20 or More with 72 Hour Notice.

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 17,564 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steak

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  1. CM

    ConnorM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, great food, and the server was by far the best part.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for our son. Food and service were excellent.
  3. d

    drenmatt

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cool restaurant. Excellent food and service as always.
  4. RK

    RachelK

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Headed here with friends to celebrate a birthday. The food was fantastic especially the soup but our waiter was pushy initially with the ordering up front even after we had stated we had not been here before. They comped our dessert which was nice however the wine list was overpriced in comparison the both chain and local steak houses of similar standards.
  5. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were sat a small table, was tight for 4 people, outstanding service and quality.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Volleyball tournament celebration
  7. LG

    LynnG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, as always. The usual top-notch service and excellent food.
  8. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent late lunch-early dinner. Our server Andy was superb.
  9. BA

    BarbAndJerrey

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Had a gift card to use. Very crowded, high noise level, too cold due to A/C. Food and service was great. Not likely to return since there are at least two other steak houses with equally excellent food and significantly better ambiance and service.
  10. SB

    SteveB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best steak, service and atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good steakhouse!
  11. DC

    DonC

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Main issue was a steak ordered at medium came out rare. It happens, but the time it took to get it back from the kitchen was a bit long. Onion rings were barely cooked also. Everything else was very solid, not out of this world like I was expecting. I’d return and hope for perfection.
  12. AP

    AngelaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s great!! Steaks are melt in your mouth and the staff know how to take care of you.
  13. VH

    VickiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service by Juan. Quick seating. Wonderful food. Loved it!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I have ever had!
  15. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love St. Elmo’s!! The staff is amazing and great food!! The shrimp cocktail is so good!! We celebrated our 9 year Anniversary there!! Loved everything about our dining experience!! Definitely recommend going there for a nice dinner and some cocktails!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak was great! But one fries undercooked the other one overcooked. There was a volleyball team gathering. So it was loud. Overall, if you come just for the steak. It is the right place
  17. R

    Rawfonz

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food, and great ambience.
  18. JW

    JaysonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Thank you for having such a great place to dine.
  19. JM

    JohnM

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, food was excellent and plentiful. Service superb but not overwhelming.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re from Kansas City and anytime we’re in town we love going to St. Elmo’s. Food is excellent, always great service. The shrimp cocktail is a favorite, so much so, we buy a couple bottles to bring home.
  21. AS

    AlSORR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The caprese salad was awesome. Good portions of food. Steaks were as expected. Very tasty! Wait staff was tremendous.
  22. GP

    GaryP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with great ambiance
  23. SR

    SunshineRising

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plan ahead and make a reservation! It is so work it!!
  24. AT

    AlvinaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners I've ever had. Everything was delicious and well-served by an excellent waiter. My group and I enjoyed it immensely!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phillip is the absolute best waiter there. The man is an absolute treasure to Indianapolis.
  26. DP

    DannyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated her 40th birthday with dinner at this historic restaurant. It never disappoints. Truly the best service to compliment the unforgettable food. The staff signed a birthday card for her and it’s the small things like this that make it worth the visit.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere,food, and service.
  28. AG

    AshleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dining experience ever! It was our anniversary and they got us card and put a lit candle in our dessert. I found it to be very thoughtful. The food was absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server- Jennifer was outstanding and very attentive. The food was served in a timely manner and our drinks never ran dry. Overall great experience
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The food was decent but not superb. The atmosphere was the most disappointing. We were sitting right on top of the two tables next to us. For a 320 dollar dinner I expected something a little more intimate and private
  31. MP

    MariaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Everyone was very nice and congratulated us on our anniversary!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best waiter. Ask for Phillip
  33. HK

    HeatherK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing as always. Food and service was great.
  34. K

    Kellynellie15

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our parents 60th Anniversary and I would’ve thought they would’ve made a bigger deal out of it than just a card, which was nice don’t get me wrong, but complimentary dessert, visit from a group of servers to wish them well would’ve been nice. Just a suggestion. Also steaks were good but not as fabulous as they’ve always been before. Not sure what happened there. Paying $50ish dollars for a Filet. It should be like cutting butter.
  35. k

    kjcollinsindy

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations for 8 people, Server ready at the door when we arrived. Showed us to an exceptional table, provided excellent service. Cocktails delicious, giant shrimp with St. Elmo horseradish sauce, WOO!! Every entree we ordered came to the table hot and all together. Busser kept table cleared off and tidy. Music nice and not too loud. Overall, most excellent experience. Highly recommend.
  36. JC

    JosephC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and Phillip provided outstanding service.
  37. JH

    JonathanH

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp cocktail in the game! Always make a reservation when I am in Indianapolis
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fanfuckintastic. Highly recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing steak!! It was very fun to watch our teenage son try the shrimp appetizer and try not to act like the cocktail sauce was hot! Lots of laughter!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to its reputation as one of the best steakhouses in the country. With every penny. Already decided we will be back on our next trip to Indy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 92 times today
Google Map for St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Monday thru Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 3pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Open for Private Luncheons for Groups of 20 or More with 72 Hour Notice.

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

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