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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
18451 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

7:30 PM


Booked 148 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. f

    frankd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the soup to the desert is amazing. Their bourbon is a unique experience, and the waiters are attentive. It's not cheap but you feel like you get your monies worth. Very enjoyable.
  2. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was awesome as usual. Service for a 4star was terrible.
  3. KC

    KellyC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration!! Andy, our server was exceptional!
  4. TC

    TeresaC

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and great food! We always enjoy visiting during Devour.
  5. h

    hammertime407

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t visited since before Covid and it was just as great as I remembered. Perfect experience for a date day! Alec was fantastic and took great care of us. We will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Love it!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time visiting and we were extremely pleased. Service was kind and quick. We were dining on a somewhat tight schedule and our server was super helpful in ensuring that we would get out on time. Food was fantastic. Personally I am hard of hearing and the restaurant was extremely loud that I couldn’t hear my partner very well but the building is quite small and it’s certainly not the fault of the business that it was loud.
  8. g

    gregp

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steaks were cooked to perfection, our waitress was excellent and friendly. We had a 9:30 reservation and were seated within a few minutes of that time. Zero complaints and highly recommend St Elmo's.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    I've been looking forward to coming here for some time, and honestly I wasn't over impressed for the price and its reputation. We were seated on time. The food was good as was the service, but it is no doubt one of THE loudest restaurants I've ever been to. For the price, the atmosphere was very busy and loud, so I would not recommend it for a special occasion where privacy, the ability to speak at a normal volume, or an intimate setting is required.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took a trip here from Seattle to get airline miles and go to St Elmo’s. It didn’t disappoint. The shrimp cocktail was amazing. The bourbon was top notch. Our food was cooked perfectly (12oz Filet) and most of all the service was great!
  11. K

    Kathync

    Cincinnati

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Steaks were amazing as were all the sides. Shrimp cocktail is also delicious but be forewarned about the horseradish; Not for the faint of heart. Atmosphere is also great, quite a sense of history. Upstairs bar is also quaint. We look forward to visiting Indy so we can eat here.
  12. M

    Mranderson

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there, it was good, plan to go back again.
  13. DD

    DanielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was phenomenal. We received our food in a timely manner; we did not have to wait long. All staff was very nice! My food tasted amazing! It is a bit on the pricey side, but it would good for a date night or special event.
  14. A

    Ars27

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always. Great food and company! Definitely recommend this place for sure!! Love this place!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent first experience. Will definitely be going back!
  16. MM

    MM04

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Had the best service by Rick and our old waiter from 4 years ago, Phillip, was quite the character. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.
  17. JS

    JeffreyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server that we had last night done an excellent job honestly is the best server that I have ever had
  18. JT

    JonathanT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time at St. Elmo's. Good all around service and delicious steak.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall a decent experience. The service this time was slower than usual. The 8oz filet is excellent, as were the mashed red potatoes. The crème brûlée was delightful! I’ll definitely go back!
  20. E

    Erinw

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waited a bit past our reservation time for a table—even though we showed up 20 minutes early—but it was so worth it!! Food was amazing, service was perfect. Everyone was extremely friendly. Steak was great, and creamed spinach was THE BEST EVER! Drove three hours just to eat here, and will definitely do again!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! The food was phenomenal, the service impeccable. There’s something to be said for keeping things classic. It’s a bit on the pricier side but absolutely worth every cent.
  23. J

    Jesse

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We had a party of 8 and typically love St Elmo’s. I invited friends from NYC to showcase an Indiana steak house. The steaks were poorly executed. Half were cold. When we notified our server he took them back to the kitchen.Instead of preparing new steaks properly, the kitchen threw our pieces of meat back on the grill. Medium rare became well done. #superamateur
  24. JS

    JaimeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a gymnastics meet & was able to take advantage of an adult night out at our favorite place in Indianapolis! Food & service were amazing!
  25. CM

    ChrisM

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but worth penny!! Great food! Great service!
  26. NL

    NickLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the atmosphere was intoxicating.
  27. JW

    JeffW

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great as always - it is just a bit strange to eat in such an expensive place with great food and wine and have people dressed in shorts and backward ball caps - just saying.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter absolutely made our evening perfect. Also loved being down in the wine cellar. Much quieter and we could talk, laugh and catch up. Another wonderful experience for our annual family get together !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner after an afternoon appointment. Steaks cooked to perfection. Salad and sides also exemplary. Server,Ricardo, prompt and attentive as was his table assistant. St Elmo is a superior experience every time.
  30. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    St. Elmo is definitely a place to try! A destination in Indy! You can expect prompt and professional attention. Service is second to none - so friendly and responsive! The food is magnificently prepared and presented. Be prepared for the price tag, though it is worth it for a special occasion!
  31. T

    Ts4113

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have never had a bad time! It doesn’t matter how upscale, or casual, you are dressed, you are always treated right!
  32. B

    Barb

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Really disappointed-very loud -we were sat in the middle of the aisle. Food was lacking in presentation and taste and it was so loud I had to raise my voice to talk to my husband. My husbands filet was burnt, dry and not cooked properly. The mashed potatoes were dry and lacking in flavor. I had the chicken and risotto and both tasted like whatever gravylike sauce that it was sitting on. Chicken was moist was terrible flavor. In a city with so many steak options, this is in our opinion the worst. We do not plan on returning.

    St. Elmo Steak HouseResponded 7 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your feedback Barb. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

  33. LF

    LindaF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food (best steak I’ve had in several years) …excellent service… iconic atmosphere
  34. KP

    KarenP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends had been interested in eating at St. Elmos for three years. Since we are 55+ and live 50 miles away it was not convenient except for a special occasion. We avoided crowds and traveling too far from home during the pandemic. When we found out that St Elmos was doing the Devour Indy program we thought this was our chance. I wish we hadn't waited so long because the food was outstanding and the service was superb.
  35. OI

    OutandaboutinIndy

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was great. Just seems like the Devour portions get smaller & smaller or items removed. A small salad or crackers/bread wouldn’t hurt to add to the meal.
  36. JB

    JessicaB93

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most fantastic NY Prime I've ever had... Everything was fabulous about this meal from start to finish. I like to celebrate with my family after I receive my year end bonus. This year I elected to take my sons and my fiancé to St Elmo's. The best choice EVER!
  37. MA

    MARZ

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They always have a great wine and cocktail selection! Great spot for a special occasion or date night.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual
  39. DC

    DavidC

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a great place for special occasions or even any day!!!
  40. b

    billystarpip

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 2 birthdays. We had a wonderful meal- Joel Black was an excellent server who accommodated our multiple requests with ease!

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 18451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 148 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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