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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
18129 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 174 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 18,129 people are saying

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

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    Steak

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  1. W

    Will

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Too loud to hear across the table.
  2. MH

    MikeH

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Other than the table not being ready (25 minutes late) we had a great meal.
  3. BJ

    BillJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I as told I had to go to St Elmo’s from Numerous friends. It was awesome and I can wait to go again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The best in Indy.
  5. P

    Patrickk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. I’d made reservations 6 months ago as I knew it would be Monday night football and took clients to dinner. I was a little disappointed with how small the table was as there were 6 of us, but we made it work. Everything was outstanding.
  6. JM

    JasonM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dined here several times, brought my son for his first time before the Colts Monday Night Football game. Love the restaurant history and ambience. Ricardo was an excellent and attentive server. Big issue with food. Steaks arrived to the table no more than 90 seconds after being served our Tomato Juice/Navy Bean Soup. Ordered both Medium Temp and they were Rare (I'm being generous). I didn't even have to say anything to Ricardo as he was confused why we were served so quickly and called the meat, "Raw." This should NEVER happen at a 120 year old restaurant, ranked this highly, and at the 4:00 (earliest) reservation slot to boot. Had I not been local and an Elmo's apologist, I would have been stunned that a place with this reputation was capable of this. I'm very laid back. But for the price you pay, you really kind of need to expect certain benchmarks.
  7. JC

    JeffC

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is perfect, of course we have the shrimp cocktail it is a must if you go. The steak was delicious and perfectly fixed, Pittsburgh style. Also loves the wedge salad and our side of vegetables.
  8. PT

    PaulT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The quality of both the ribeye my guest ordered and the 12 oz filet I ordered were not what we’ve come to expect from St. Elmo’s. This is a reference to the quality of meat alone, not the preparation.
  9. BP

    BradParker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was magnificent food was great best ribeye and filet. Very accommodating
  10. AH

    AustinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time at St. Elmo for my 4 year anniversary. Our server Jeff was very attentive and helpful, and was very thorough with his service. Our meal was absolutely delicious, one of my favorites was the ribeye paired with a loaded baked potato and the navy bean soup. I really enjoyed my meal and I look forward to coming back again!
  11. e

    eyrshiis

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I went to Indy for grandson's state high school championship game. Made reservations for late night, 10:15 pm. We were seated a few minutes early. The wait staff and server were extremely helpful with recommendations, whether food, drink or specials. My wife has a food allergy that a manager came out to explain what precautions were made to make sure her order was correct. Appetizers, drinks and food were served in a timely manner. Waiter checked on us several times to make sure everything was ok. Food was excellent. Just know when you visit, it will be an above average cost, for an excellent meal. But what do you expect at one on America's top rated steak houses? In and out in one hour.
  12. MR

    MeghanR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always spot on and we expect that but what really makes this spot special are the servers. Our server last night was such a delight and others would often jump into the conversation or offer assistance. “It’s not my job” doesn’t fly at St Elmo’s and it’s a joy to see the staff enjoy their work.
  13. JS

    JeanineS

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our evening and food and service!!
  14. JE

    JoEllenM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Sean, was the best! Our food was amazing!
  15. t

    tedm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great celebration dinner. Doug was a superb waiter.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around.
  17. EH

    ErikH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not executed well across the board. Had higher expectations.
  18. RS

    RodneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wait staff a must visit when we are in town
  19. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat steaks I've had. Shrimp cocktail is very unique.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers 80th birthday. Great time and service as expected
  21. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu and recommended and excellent wine that pared well with the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Loved it - pricey … but so tasty.
  23. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only negative comment would be the table next to us was very loud. Was hard to hear our waiter & we couldn’t carry on a conversation since the table beside us were very loud.
  24. SG

    StephaniG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. The shrimp cocktail was so good and the cocktail sauce was wild, so flavorful and fresh. All of our steak were cooked as requested and the meat was tender, juicy and flavorful. The Lobster bisque was probably the best lobster bisque I have ever had. Our server (I believe his name was Sean) was excellent as well. Very engaging, knowledgeable and so much fun! I would definitely go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have an amazing dinner from the cocktails to entrees. I enjoyed the The signature “Elmo Cola” and the spinalis steak was as great as our server said it would be. Erin was an amazing server with all the answers to our questions. In addition to great knowledge of the restaurant history and food. Can’t wait to come back.
  26. KG

    KeriG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joel was a fantastic, friendly, knowledgable server! Food was great and service was excellent!!
  27. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tommy was a great waiter. He explained the entire menu with great enthusiasm. Thanks Tommy!
  28. SL

    ScottL

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blonde hostess very rude. Remainder of the experience was outstanding. Scott was am outstanding waiter.
  29. HM

    HeatherM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our “Go To” restaurant for special occasions. Our waiter (Jason) was excellent & let us enjoy our meal without rushing us even though they were packed with state football final fans downtown. Food was spectacular as always. Been coming here for over 30 years & have never been disappointed!
  30. RS

    RickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Other than the brussel sprouts being overcooked, our meals, cocktails, and wines were excellent!
  31. S

    Scardy94

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner. Filet seemed to much better than when I had it around a year ago or so.
  32. CD

    CurtisD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and our server David was spectacular!!!!! Will be back
  33. JT

    JamesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St.Elmo's was fantastic it was my wife's and I's first time there we were celebrating our anniversary and every staff member we had contact with wished us a happy anniversary our waiter was great the food was amazing we can not wait until we can come again.
  34. D

    Dennis

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling thru Indianapolis. Always try to stop here. It’s a real treat. Dana is a great waiter.
  35. CM

    ChesterM

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chopped steak is SMT good! Life hack is putting leftover cocktail sauce in your bean soup
  36. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My 3rd time at St. Elmos. The food was below par compared to previous visits. Service and ambience was excellent.
  37. R

    Rike

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We try and get to St. Elmo's 2-3 times a year when we are on Indy. Our server Shaun was as tremendous as the food. We look forward to our next visit.
  38. MF

    MariaF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good.
  39. AD

    AppreciativeDiner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. The shrimp cocktail was hearty and hot. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Service from JB and Jonathan was friendly and fantastic.
  40. j

    jaym

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our daughter's 16th birthday! Amazing food....great vibe.

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 18129 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 174 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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