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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
18398 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 159 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 18,398 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steak

  • Indiana

    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

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    Steak

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  1. DO

    DOUGG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding, Kate was an exceptional server, and Melissa was an outstanding bartender.
  2. W

    Waterfront

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St Elmo’s never disappoints. Shrimp cocktail and steak top notch. Our waiter Geoffrey was charming yet professional. Overall it was a fantastic evening
  3. S

    Soundman61

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmo's is absolutely the most consistent restaurant I have had the pleasure of frequenting over the past 20 years. I occasionally fly from Denver to eat here and stay at the Le Merdien next door. Great wine list, the new Barolo on the list is awesome. A pro operation the whole way.
  4. l

    luvitalian

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The room was a little cold. And the 2 large tables around us were a little loud but that wasn't the restaurant's fault. Great service and food as always.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for our daughter ! Fantastic as usual ! Thanks Geoffrey
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great experience!!
  7. G

    Gastronome1

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Decided to try St. Elmo’s for first time. Bartenders were friendly and accommodating. My old fashioned was perfect. Our waiter was very professional and friendly. The food came out quickly and was dry good, but not great. I had the famous and SPICY shrimp cocktail and it brought tears to my eyes, but good and fresh. Overall, there are much better steak houses, but St. Elmo’s is a historical icon in Indianapolis founded in 1902.
  8. BB

    BeckyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great people, what could be better 5 star
  9. FE

    FEBA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An Indianapolis institution. Worth a visit for the experience.
  10. KS

    KathleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter for her 21st birthday. Everyone was so gracious and our server Sean was outstanding! Thanks!
  11. PB

    PhyllisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 55th anniversary was memorable due to the service and food at St Elmo’s. Our server, Sarah was attentive and sweet.
  12. SF

    StevenF

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Birthday for my father. 89 yrs old and his first time here. Everything was excellent!
  13. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an even better experience. Our waitress Sarah was remarkable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my husband and I’s first time dining at St. Elmo’s during Indy’s Devour week. The best service we’ve ever had (thank you Rick!) and the best steaks! We will happily be back in no time at all!!
  15. ML

    MaryL

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I’ve ever had. Lived up to all the positive reviews. Had the filet, shrimp cocktail (eye watering for sure, be prepared😀), mashed potatoes (awesome), and bean soup. Will be back for sure.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time to St Elmos. Was very excited. Went during Devour Downtown. Read the information on how St Elmo’s addresses this occasion because I felt totally unprepared when I got the bill. Everything is charged separately. Just be aware. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Ambience was amazing.
  17. KH

    KaylaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, staff we love coming here! You have to get a shrimp cocktail, they're the best ever!!!
  18. B

    Brie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Waiter didnt know I was in his section so took me asking if our waiter was coming to get service, but seemed very genuine in his apology.
  19. IB

    IngerB

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went for Devour. We both ran into bad traffic and were 20 mins late, and they were very understanding. George was our server and he was excellent! Food was delicious, as always! We will be back!
  20. CQ

    ClaireQ

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    George was a great server!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night out! The best filet, cooked perfectly!
  22. PC

    PattyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in town for Steaks and Shrimp. There isn’t anything that we don’t like about StElmos.
  23. D

    Dancingbear

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our grandson’s 21st birthday and he was congratulated by employees and also with a signed birthday card on our reserved table. Very nice touch! The food was wonderful(prepared perfectly) and we had a great time!
  24. AH

    AlisonH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony was an excellent server, food was delicious, loved the ambiance. Whomever I’ve been chatting with on OpenTable has also been great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Steaks were overcooked and the basement was cold. Service was outstanding and I am sure we will try it again the next time we travel to Indianapolis
  26. EL

    ExileLA

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to St Elmo's many times - always great!
  27. M

    Marie

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Wasn’t happy being close to the server station. Too many dishes clanging. Next time I’m gonna request the basement
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Mediocre food and service
  30. RB

    RobertB

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great service and experience
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our late Family Christmas dinner at St Elmo. We do it every year!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Steak was excellent Shrimp cocktail was WOW spicy but good Mashed potatoes were chilly Waited a while for the server to attend to us Nice celebration dinner, but was not my best experience here
  34. BA

    BrianA

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The noise level was a bit loud, due to a larger party sitting close by, but the food, service and experience was phenomenal! If you haven’t tried the cream spinach, you’re missing out! Delicious!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is so good, it hardly needs a review. A review is an insult to its awesomeness. A bit pricey but so what fun!
  36. VS

    VegasSLP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service, environment and food was exceptional quality. Patrick was very personable and attentive. The only complaint, more of an annoyance, was an extremely loud group in the front of the restaurant.
  37. RY

    RobertY

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed sitting at the counter with my business associate. Food and drinks were well served by very courteous, knowledgeable and competent wait staff. Just love St. Elmo’s and of course the shrimp cocktail to kick things off.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just AWESOME in every way!!
  39. JH

    JimH

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary.
  40. K

    Kayleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always lovely to go here. Our waiter was David and he was so great and patient when we were having difficulties with out gift cards.

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 18398 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 159 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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