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St. Elmo Steak House Established in 1902 - St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis, IN

St. Elmo Steak House

4.7
4.7
20056 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 171 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Karl Benko
  • 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

What 20,056 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

    Steak

  • Indianapolis

    Most Booked

20,056 Reviews
  1. JDJD

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a dozen times or so. It’s consistently good. Shrimp cocktail is unbeatable. For the first time in my experience, they overcooked my steak. It’s not my favorite steakhouse but when in Indianapolis it’s a must.

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  2. Girlstrip2013

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter tonight at dinner was wonderful! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always quality. Wait staff always good - informative, funny, timely. Combine week is always a fun week to eat at Elmo.

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  4. JohnR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You have to have the Spicy Shrimp Cocktail, Service is outstanding. This is a throwback to the old Steak houses. A must visit

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  5. chuckw

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with craft cocktails that were superb and then we went right in for the patented Shrimp Cocktail. The navy bean sup is very good. I tried the stuffed shrimp and it was amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly. We sat in the bar area and our bartender was on top of everything and was quite knowledgeable. We love this iconic destination.

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  6. Rickeats

    Indiana

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jennifer was a wonderful server!! Food and fun as always!! A treasure!!

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  7. BrianG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a great dining experience! Love St. Elmo!

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  8. ChristyI

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp cocktail was totally worth it! Yet the sauce is not for the faint hearted or those that do not appreciate a good horseradish burn ! Steaks and chops were outstanding !

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  9. Toscha

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here several times. Never have I experienced my steak not being good. It was my birthday, I was so unhappy.

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  10. PhilipE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, Great History, Service was Spotty, Didn't feel any connection w/ waiter, Food was a 7 out of 10, came for the Steak, was not Wowed as I had hoped, Lobster Bisque was Solid, Overall Grade B+

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff. It was packed when we arrived with quite a few rowdy customers. Shrimp, salad and lamb were incredible! However the filet we were served came cold. We asked for it to be warmed and they warmed it but it became overcooked.

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  12. PaulaD

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great night! It was my hubby and I and our 2 teens celebrating one of their 18th birthdays. Andre our waiter was amazing! Fun! Joyful and just an absolute delight!!! Thank you for truly one of our best nights ever!

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  13. JonathanG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have always loved dining at St Elmo and go each year for our Anniversary. Overall this was another very good visit. Our server was efficient but was very stiff and showed virtually zero personality. If she had lightened up a bit our experience would have been more enjoyable.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience Definitely will go back.

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  15. CharL

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food and service, but dark, loud, and very old smelling.

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  16. soupey28

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andy was the best waiter. He made the food come to life. We will never forget the evening.

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  17. KrystalD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best steakhouse meal we’ve had between WI and IN.

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  18. JillyG

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a class act! We've never been disappointed with the service, food or experience and enjoy St. Elmo every time we've visited.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience all together was good but got the 150$ dry aged tomahawk and the flavor was just not there, steak had a great sear but that was all the flavor I got from it. Will go again but definitely won’t be spending that much for a steak that just tasted burnt, I love a good sear mark on a steak but if there’s no flavor to complement it then all your tasting is burnt meat. The shrimp cocktail was great but be warned because it packs quite the punch, all in all it was a good experience and the server there( think his name was mark) was amazing.

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  20. Steve

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    St. Elmo’s give you exactly what you are expecting - an old world steakhouse where most items aren’t particularly good for you, but they are “oh so good.” Couple this with an outstanding wine list, and you have the perfect combination for an exceptional night out.

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  21. LTClose

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally every single thing on the menu is outstanding! Service is always great too! Friendly and respectful servers. Always a blast to come here no matter how many times you’ve been.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! The best server I have ever had and the food was top tier and worth every dollar!!!

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  23. EagleK

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a great dinner with perfect service and food. And the atmosphere was great as we could talk and be heard. Very nice experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Very slow service. Unfortunately, a few in my group were not satisfied with their steaks.

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  25. LindsayK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are in town for a work seminar for my husband. I always make sure we have our st elmos reservations when we're in town. Dinner was outstanding as always. Our server was phenomenal.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. AliciaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place!! It is always good food!! We will be back.

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  27. RickH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food attentive staff. Shrimp cocktail sauce very spicy with horseradish, found out later milder sauce is available

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Josh

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience our server was amazing food was immaculate

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  29. MarkG

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, the service was top notch, and our server was first class!

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  30. JadaS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during the NBA All-Star Weekend and had an amazing experience! The food was great and the staff were very attentive!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, David, and the food was excellent! Highly recommend St Elmo’s!

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  32. CoreyT

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp cocktail was exceptional. This was one of the reasons that we went to St. Elmo. It was something that was referred to us and it did not disappoint. The majority of the steaks were very good as well. There were 5 steaks ordered and 4 of them were very good. Those 4 were cooked as ordered and tasted great. One of the steaks was not cooked as ordered. I ordered medium rare and it came out rare. I should have sent it back to be cooked a little longer but did not, so that is my fault. All of the other members in our party thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, but my experience was not as good. If not for my undercooked steak, definitely would have been 5 stars all the way across. Drinks were very good as well, especially my Old Fashioned!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. RICHARDH

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is ALWAYS GREAT !! the kitchen was really busy this last night we were there for dinner, but our server-waitress apologized to us about the slow kitchen service without us having to say anything and she comp'd the desert for us to take back to the hotel. We eat here more than several times a year when we're in Indianapolis and throughout all these years of eating here we've NEVER had a bad meal.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great service, great food, the restaurant is so beautiful and historic.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. MarkB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Shrimp were overcooked in a sauce that is usually very hot, the reason most customers order it. Steak was okay, not as good as normal. The bean soup was at most luck warm, in my opinion it was cold. The service was okay, I’m assuming the holiday made it much more challenging for the servers this night. We eat at St Elmo’s often, we also have observed the quality of the food has been headed south for awhile now.

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  36. ToddF

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love dining there but this is the second time in a row that my wife's steak was overcooked. They did make another but the time waiting was uncomfortable and means I eat alone and then she eats alone when her steak comes. I think for the price we pay some adjustment should have been made if not paying for her steak. A

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  37. ChrisT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Seated in a timely manner. Fare was up to the Elmo's par.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very lovely … the service was immaculate… highly recommend & ohhh the bread is to die for

    1 person found this helpful

  39. AaronC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very polite, loved the table side service, unlike any other.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. TanitaP

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I usually love the food, I did not this time. My steak was well well done, I ordered medium well. The chopped salad was subpar, hardly any toppings. I specifically come for the chopped salad and it was very disappointing.

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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 4.7 stars by 20056 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 171 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.
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Karl Benko
  • 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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