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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
18170 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 133 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indianapolis

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  1. r

    robertl

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a 5:30 reservation and two days ago on the OpenTable app I send a message to the restaurant asking if I could add one to the party. I received a reply back from the restaurant saying yes, and confirming they would make the change. Upon arriving, I was told that it was their error, and that they didn’t update the information but there was no table available for a party of five. I was told that I would need to wait over four hours for a table for five. I showed the hostess my reply from the restaurant and again she said that she was sorry and that it was their mistake but they might be able to get me in as early as 7 o’clock, about an hour and a half after my scheduled reservation time. I was there with some of my best customers, and there was no way I could ask them to reschedule their night. After asking to speak to a manager, they were able to somehow get us seated after a half hour delay. After that, it was the same excellent St Elmo experience. Fantastic food and exceptional service. I’ve always had great food and great service at St Elmo but the check-in experience was definitely a disappointment this time around. I mean, when they acknowledge it’s their mistake and still want you to wait over four hours for a table does not sound reasonable. All went well after we were seated however. I would still highly recommend this place because the food and wait staff service is fantastic.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to St. Elmo Steak House in several years. Everything was perfect from service to our meals. Glad to see this wonderful restaurant continue to be the cream of the crop.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill was awesome
  4. TF

    TwoFoodies

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. We had a guest with gluten sensitivity and the whole staff went over and above to ensure comfort and care. No wonder this restaurant is still a top 5 in Indianapolis for over a century!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. A rare treat but always very good.
  6. LM

    LeslieM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Siri disappointed in our $85 prime rib. well, the size of it was quite impressive, basically got so tired of trying to sort through it because of its texture and toughness we gave up on eating it. we waited quite a while for our food and we’re with a few other people at our waiter ever come over and asked if everything was okay, we could’ve shown him basically just decided to forget it since you never checked in ones, delivering the food and the bus staff took it away before we could even make him aware of it.
  7. KG

    KGalvin

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, drinks and food for Girl's Night out!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  9. SG

    SherryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and environment. This was my first visit and I will definitely be going back.
  10. TE

    ThomasE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was delightful. The food was terrific, prepared perfectly. Our server, Bill, was the best. We would return readily for a special occasion.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp cocktail was amazing, as was the filet. Service was top notch. Definitely recommend this place to everyone.
  12. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They got us in early. Food was awesome. Staff was the best. Period
  13. AV

    AmyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son was celebrating a birthday and asked for a good steak. St. Elmo's was an obvious choice. He had the tomahawk. St. Elmo's has a highend, crowded, elegant, bar feel to it.
  14. GJ

    GJFB

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice Steak was not rare
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner - everything was good throughout the night with atmosphere and server. Food wasn’t served at a hot temperature is only complaint but overall food was warm and good
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  17. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. Brought my grandson who was swimming in the national meet at IUPUI. It was my 4th time at St. Elmo's over many years, his first. It is always a treat to go here. He said the New York strip was the best steak he has ever had. I wanted him to have the experience of being with me at the best steakhouse in the country.
  18. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 45th anniversary. The whole experience was great. Service was excellent. Thanks, GS
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service from Tommy. Lived up to its reputation easily.
  20. S

    kevinS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned back to St. Elmo’s and was first time for one of my sisters. The service was beyond spectacular by Andy and the food was as well. The shrimp cocktail certainly didn’t disappoint. Always a great experience going to St. Elmo!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall outstanding experience! From service to meal to ambiance, St. Elmo’s was as advertised. We will be back again!
  22. BC

    BarbaraC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    St. Elmo’s is iconic in Indianapolis and we wanted to have a Christmas dinner with friends there. The shrimp cocktail, which they are known for, was hands down amazing. Be ready to have your senses and sinuses awoken with that sauce. Packs a punch, but so worth it. The steaks were good - highly recommend adding the horseradish Gorgonzola butter - so delicious! Portion size of the sides were more than needed and a lot went to waste. I would prefer to have a little less to avoid all the waste and maybe cut down on the overall cost a bit. Ambience was good. Bar was vibrant with people as we had pre drinks before dinner. Both at the bar and throughout dinner, the staff was very attentive. Overall great night with friends.
  23. NN

    NoName

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific night at St. Elmo’s celebrating our elopement. Out waiter, Shawn, also eloped with his wife and we immediately connected on that commonality. To start, he brought us 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate without asking and it was a very kind gesture. The rest of the evening was smooth. I wish we weren’t so close to the another party of 6, but at least their conversation was interesting!
  24. KH

    KrystalH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tim was an excellent server. His customer service was through the roof. We never ran out of water and the food was excellent.
  25. F

    Frolic

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Enjoyed having my company holiday dinner at St Elmo’s. Food was fantastic, table was ready when we arrived, and drinks were tasteful. The service was slower than usual, took over 20 mins to even see our waiter and another 15+ when drinks arrived. Overall, dinner took over 3 hours, which is much longer than usual, I think mainly due to them being so busy. Overall, everyone enjoyed themselves, and the food was outstanding.
  26. J

    Jweiss

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go Blue!💙💛
  27. RE

    RoseE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious, my filet cooked perfectly. The potatoes Romanoff were fantastic. Our server Tim was wonderful, very personable. The place was full of visiting fans and still had a nice friendly atmosphere.
  28. KB

    KirkB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! First time..not the last time!
  29. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch experience at St.Elmo’s during the B1G championship weekend. It’s become an annual tradition of ours.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Steak House in the US !
  31. CH

    CaleH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff very accomodating and marvelous service and food
  32. JS

    JosephS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. The entire experience was amazing. We will come back next year when we come to Indianapolis.
  33. a

    al2019

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent with the filet being the best steak my wife saying she has ever had.
  34. JH

    JolieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and atmosphere. Will be back when we come back to Indy
  35. W

    Wags

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was Scott….. He was an Ace.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big 10. Championship game
  37. J

    Joes

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The gold standard for traditional steakhouses.
  38. C

    Craig

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Been there 12-15 times. Incredible food as always!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Seafood pasta was cold. The server had it reheated when I asked but didn’t seem to care. My husband liked his steak. She was also clearly trying to flip our table and was rushing us, which isn’t acceptable when you’re spending $200 at a dinner you had to book out 2 months in advance to get a table.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails and atmosphere are always top notch. Service and food is outstanding. We always enjoy ourselves at St Elmo’s ♥️

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 18170 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 133 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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