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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
17725 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 198 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 17,725 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Steak

  • Indiana

    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

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  • Indianapolis

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  1. F

    Food

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    While the food was excellent, we found the service and ambiance to be average. It felt like our waiter was trying to rush us out of the restaurant even though it wasn’t busy and we were ready for our orders each time. The room was louder than I would have expected and my seat was really close to the other table, leaving me with little room.
  2. BD

    BrianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the restaurant. Food was excellent, and definitely have to get the shrimp cocktail.
  3. RM

    RMann

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St Elmo's is the best steakhouse in Indiana. It has been around for over 100 years for a reason.
  4. BG

    BobG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly cooked steaks and superior service. Great night overall
  5. C

    Coalman

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our party of 9 had 3 steaks cooked incorrectly. A medium rare was raw (purple inside), a medium was rare, and a rare T-bone was medium. Plus one order was wrong (a rib eye and not a prime rib). Surprising for such a good restaurant. We traveled 70 miles for dinner; still had a good time but it was disappointing. Will go back.
  6. BE

    BobE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Brussels Sprouts were extremely spicy, made them not enjoyable.
  7. AK

    AdamK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best steak I’ve ever had. A must for anyone in Indiana.
  8. S

    Slyndon

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and the best food. Thanks
  9. R

    Redlands

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the dry aged ribeye and it was a little tuff. Great fast though.
  10. M

    Macguyvr23

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only place in Indy to get shrimp cocktail. Amazing
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Word class service and staff. Completely attentive. Excellent shrimp cocktail. Mediocre steak.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our warm welcome at the host stand, to our eager table maintenance throughout dinner by support staff, with wonderful service from Billy and personal touches from management and the Happy Anniversary card signed by staff, we had one of my favorite dinners ever. The wine list was delightful, and when I had difficulty choosing, Billy was clutch with the choice. I will be back asap, and will make sure I request Billy. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner. ❤️
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding
  14. PH

    PatH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the best steakhouses in the entire country. Fabulous service. Great food. Iconic. Timeless.
  15. s

    scheeky

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner, wonderful service from Sarah, in a storied, well respected restaurant. Shrimp cocktail and Steaks, sides top notch. Will definitely return
  16. c

    calpa

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There’s a reason St Elmo’s is an institution! They have amazing steak, delicious navy bean soup, shrimp cocktail with sauce that will make your eyes water and desserts. Food is cooked to your preference. Attentive wait staff. Beautiful decor. A trip to Indy isn’t complete without a dinner at St Elmo’s.
  17. NJ

    NickJ

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad I took a friend’s advice to check this place out while in town. It exceeded all our expectations. Delicious food and the shrimp cocktail is an absolute must. Decor is fantastic and I absolutely love how they honor history and tradition. Also, Phillip is the best waiter ever! We will be back!
  18. AH

    AngieH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were served a 3 piece shrimp cocktail instead of 4, received the incorrect soup selected & our server didn't bring us more bread after offering.
  19. FB

    FoodBoy

    Indiana

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuisine options were wide and varied. Cocktails and drinks were splendid. Phillip was absolutely wonderful - he made a festive evening all the more joyous and humorous.
  20. T

    Tash

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Too crowded,too loud at 5pm.Waiter was good,but drinks were promised as sweet,the pineapple non alcoholic drink,it was tart,but he brought simple syrup,made it better.The space between salad and main meal was at least 40 minutes,without asking in between if anything else wanted. We had asked for more bread,that took 25 minutes.I ordered my steak medium well done,he said if ok when slight pink. I said ok,but was very pink. I took it home to cook tonight. When finally bill came,we rushed,because we were there 3 hours and our bodies hurt from long sitting .It was my husbands 80th and we rushed out. For this kind of money,I expected a bit more.
  21. CH

    CourtneyH

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The services was wonderful. Really enjoyed the experience.
  22. SM

    SamanthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is pricey, but it’s worth every penny. We came here to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Every employee was kind and helpful, they all knew it was our anniversary without us saying a word, and they even gave us a card that all of the staff signed and a free dessert. The food was incredible! Get the shrimp cocktail, even if you don’t like seafood! Actually, get two! Also, it was super clean.
  23. KF

    KelvinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with our meals. We have been here a few times before and will continue to come back when we are in Indianapolis.
  24. MA

    MaryA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The shrimp cocktail was the best I have had and the filet mignon was the best.
  25. H

    Hojo

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I started off with a French martini made with vodka rather than gin--EXCELLANT! The shrimp cocktail was served ICE COLD--as it should be. It was yummy, and the horseradish cleared up our sinuses! The wedge salad was THE BEST I have had anywhere! The steaks were delicious--seasoned perfectly. Our waiter Richard, was very accommodating, and made our birthday celebration evening relaxed. Can't wait to go back again!
  26. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous evening and dinner with our very special waiter and friend, Andy Cooper! Top notch all around!!! ❤️❤️❤️
  27. S

    Stevo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal in a really wonderful location. A meal we will always remember.
  28. B

    Babsfl

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We choose to dine “down below” in the basement, BEST decision ever, very quiet and elegant !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is above average but not amazing, however the impeccable service by the wait staff is 5 star!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was so awesome! Our waiter Joel was great and so personable. Would totally recommend and go back!
  31. WM

    WayneM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way
  32. D

    Diner1

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. No longer the elegant experience it used to be. Too loud.
  33. E

    Excellent

    Des Moines

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joel was great! Love the place. We’ll be back.
  34. K

    Kaye

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We were disappointed to be seated in the basement. Although the food and service was wonderful, the basement lacks the energy and feel of the upstairs. We were a table of 3 in an area mostly reserved for large groups.
  35. MV

    MayaV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Shrimp cocktail always great . Our dinner was good. There was a couple who brought their very young child who would scream piercingly every once in a while. I believe people with small children should not be seated with the majority of adults.
  36. CH

    CindyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very accommodating to us with the multiple last minute changes. We were lucky to have one of the longest standing servers serve us last night. Shrimp Cocktail was amazing.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife there for her birthday. George was our waiter and he was awesome.
  38. R

    Richard

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must do for anyone traveling to Indianapolis! The shrimp cocktail is as advertised. Go slow and keep your water glass close by.
  39. k

    ktinpink

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server George was absolutely fantastic. Super friendly, super attentive, super helpful. Food was great. Of course pricey, but expected for a steak house. My steak was a little rare for my taste but the issue was quickly and happily remedied. Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and experience!
  40. MK

    MeKaydaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The customer service was excellent! Very inviting!

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 17725 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 198 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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