St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17306 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17306 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacobL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was also great as Emilee did a great job

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GabrielV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had written in the reservation the dinner was for our anniversary and they gave us a cute hand signed card. The food and service was amazing. Would visit again!!

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BarryR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always - and the best shrimp cocktail in the world.

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MiltonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best restaurant in downtown Indy! A go to every time we return to the area!

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MickiZ
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Sunday course meal options. Celebrated a birthday and did a nice job overall.

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RogerO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not as good as in the past for the experience. Very difficult to understand the waiter with his mask on. He seemed to be in a hurry and rushed us. The caring to details was not there by our waiter. We will be back again, hopefully things will improve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Billy was a fantastic waiter. Our meal was outstanding as usual! And we love to people watch to see the first timers of the famous shrimp cocktail burn face.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Mark was wonderful! Recognized my special birthday with a complimentary dessert. Food was amazing as always. Restaurant was well organized and Covid compliant!

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vipNd2374
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always.

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AMOCOBOB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick our waiter was excellent, food was also excellent

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LaurenD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect social distancing. Great atmosphere. Of course the food was all amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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VinnyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience once again! Took a couple family members here for the first time. They loved it! We will be back again!

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ChristieR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in town to celebrate a milestone birthday. There is something magical about old school cool and horseradish.

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JacquelineP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as we were celebrating our 32 nd wedding anniversary very quiet nice setting

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BethM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Billy server had long absences, had to ask for soup.
Didn't ask us if we needed dessert.

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CHRISTINAP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food and service was Perfect. However there should be more of a selection of appetizers and better choices of food on the menu. I'm not sure if Covid is the cause of this but theres not a lot of options. The liquid love affair was very good. All and all the choice of food I selected was Very tasty and worth it.

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vipJess
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always a special dinner. Everything was great except for the dry aged steak. It had much more fat than previous dry aged steaks. We think it might have been a mix up. All the rest of the meal was wonderful!

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Mhr583
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was very good. Waiter was excellent.

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LisaY
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Spent 500.00 for what appeared to be a limited menu. Steaks were cold and bland. Sides were nothing exciting. Very disappointed that we drove 2 hours to have a mediocre meal. We had family with us who we had him so excited to eat at St. Elmos. Sorry to say he was not impressed. We did a prime rib roast at home the following night that was superb and much better than the food we ate at St. Elmos. We will stay with Ruth Chris’s and Prime 47.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever going and it was fantastic. Staff was friendly and made you feel like you've been coming there for years. Food is incredible, atmosphere is calm and professional. 10/10 would return and recommend.

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vipPurpleAceFan
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere...what else is there to say?

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DanS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mark took excellent care of us walking through each part of the menu and meal. He unhurriedly answered all our questions and made us feel like we were the only guests he had to attend to.

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ryanls1
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 dads took our 12 year old sons to dinner while we were in Indy for a hockey tournament. It was an outstanding dinner and they took care of the boys very well. This was well worth the price.

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WIMMERS
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. He had the voice of the Allstate commercial lol. Hope he gets extra kudos!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday and I could not think of a better place to spend the milestone. We both did the iconic shrimp cocktail, steaks for each and finished with the crème brulee. What a nice evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband’s Birthday

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KaryB
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner as usual but sure wish the person at the next table hadn't coughed through our entire meal. Hope he didn't have anything contagious.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with 2 of my daughters. Vladimir was our waiter, he was awesome. Started out with the shrimp cocktail, really spicy and a “kick in the face.” Steaks were delicious. Ended with the creme brûlée 🎉

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MomHeart
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me the Mom & my 2 adult kids drove little over 2 hrs to eat at St Elmo's steakhouse. My kids ordered the dry aged tom-a-hawk ribeye & me porkchops. We had shrimp cocktail & sides with bread & sodas & also Liquid Love Affair champagne beverage. They were all awesome & outstanding! We even ordered desserts to go home with us. My Son very picky on his steaks said finally a place that cooks steaks right! Both our visits on a Wednesday & Sunday evening were outstanding! Staff was very nice & place was very pretty & elegant looking. We were dressed casual as well. We left nice tips for our waiters/waitress. We enjoy walking around Indy Mall before we ate at St Elmo's too. 5 stars 🌟 for St Elmo's

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ChrissyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at your establishment and it exceeded all our expectations! We will most definitely be returning.

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Erin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic meal as expected, the service was great, staff was very friendly and I was happy with the adjustments made in response to the pandemic. It was a great night out and we'll definitely be back.

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! St. Elmo’s allows you to enjoy your meal and caters to your every need.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The aged Prime Ribeye was surprisingly very tough. I ordered Medium. The edges and top of steak were charred almost even classified as burnt. the only enjoyable part was the middle. I did not complain because I was not sure if it was more so my fault for not understanding how the aged steaks are prepared. It had been almost two years or so since I had eaten there. This was the first time I have eaten there and came away thinking the price was not worth it. Everything else was amazing. Your barrel pick bourbons were a pleasant surprise. My wife loved here chicken and I did as well. Truth be told it was juicier than my steak...

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Anon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Our waiter saved the meal, he was great... the food however for the hype around the restaurant is subpar. I definitely would only repeat for drinks. For the cost their are much better options for great steakhouses in Indianapolis.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on January 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have lived in Indiana for 16 years but up until Saturday had never gone to St Elmos Steakhouse. Wow! What a great overall experience. The atmosphere is really cool with an old charm that doesn’t look likes it has changed since the early 1900’s but clean. Our waiter Steve has waited tables there for 31 years and was a wealth of information and a really good server. The food was excellent from the shrimp appetizer to the lobster bisque to the chopped salad to the 38 oz Tomahawk ribeye to the butter cake with home made ice cream. Over all it was a great night. Plan on $100 per person plus tip but well worth every penny.

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CraigB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our GoTo steakhouse in Indy!
We always request the same server. He is awesome!
The staff is wonderfully friendly and accommodating.
We love St. Elmo's!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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DarinT9
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always receive great service here and the food is always excellent. For this visit, Billy served our table and he was the best we've had here so far. In addition to excellent service, his stories about the history of the restaurant were entertaining and fun to listen to.

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ERICR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. They do an excellent job of making allowances for seating due to the pandemic.

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Malone
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is the food top notch, the service is immaculate. Jody was our server and she was so patient and nice and funny as well. We celebrated a birthday after a hard holiday of loss. She brightened the night and we had a BLAST. The food can’t be beat. Cooked to perfection. The food is always great, even by DoorDash, (Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for us to be specific. Busy nights and the food was STILL exceptional as always). DEFINITELY RECOMMEND 100%.

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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