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St. Elmo Steak House

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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRichardO
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Overall good experience however, not sure I would go again. Dry aged steak was too charred, only good flavor was in the center. 80 dollars for a burnt, not charred steak? Thank god the peppercorn sauce made it edible. Wet aged steak was good, side dishes were fair at best. Wait, did we need to ask for bread? Every other table got bread. Maybe I missed something? Maybe just an odd night, but for the first time attending this restaurant I would not recommend.

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VicJo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad dinner here. The Shrimp cocktail Did not disappoint, as usual. The filet was perfectly cooked, melted in my Mouth. Will be back

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Tiffany
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was ok.......

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Grislok
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Only two small things was host desk did not greet me immediately or with warmth and a smile and the bean soup was only good while everything else was great. Top three waiters of our lives.

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emilyv
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it..would go back if in town..it was our anniversary and they gave us a free dessert which was awesome would recommend the white chocolate blueberry bread pudding..

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KHornback
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was delicious, however the service was lacking. My husband got the wrong steak, and he had to wait while we all kind of waited not to be so rude eating. All our meals went cold. Our server brought bread but never brought bread plates until after they took the bread away. For the price of our meal it was very disappointing.

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PenelopeE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. We were seated early of our reservation time. The steaks were out of this world.

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TeresaS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have only been there a few times & it was another special experience. This was a delayed graduation dinner & our son was treated so special without being overboard

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vipRaquelN
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vladimir, was phenomenal! This was our first visit to St. Elmo and he explained everything on the menu (including the intensity of the shrimp cocktail sauce). The food was fabulous, the service was impeccable, we had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal.

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vipKatherineT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome,
Bone in filet was wonderful,
Shrimp cocktail a treat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joel Black was oversaw our table. It was our anniversary and he was attentive to every need. Answered our questions, kept the night flowing and was a real highlight to our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First visit to St. Elmos. Started in the lounge with cocktails. Mine was horrible. Dinner followed. It was just okay for me. The shrimp was good. Prime rib was very fatty. My expectations were high based on other’s recommendations. No hurry to return.

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JohnK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening with friends. As with each visit, the St. Elmo team was very attentive and classy.

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Biggsy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet was perfectly Cooked and one of the best I have ever had. The Red skin Mashed potato’s were awesome! Server was great!

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vipMikeB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo’s never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best service I’ve had in years. They were extremely conscientious of covid safety precautions. And the food...their dry aged rib eye was better than the steak I had at Peter Luger’s. The filet mignon could have been cut with a spoon. Also, the shrimp cocktail will cure any sinus ailment you have and was so delicious.

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HaleyM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! My family and I went to celebrate both my brother and sister's birthdays. Andy C. was our server and he was phenomenal! Extremely knowledgeable, kind, polite, and efficient. He knew his way around the menu, and even gave us a quick history lesson about the restaurant. We cannot wait to go back. It's one thing to have delicious food (which it was, everything was so fantastic and flavorful), it's another thing when it's matched by impeccable service. Thank you Andy!!

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Nate
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely in my top 3 restaurants in the country. Will definitely be back.

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SunshineS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST, most decadent steak I've ever had in my life! The cocktail sauce is amazing. I do not eat shrimp, but the waiter brought me my own bowl of cocktail and crackers. Service is impeccable. It's definitely a splurge but worth it at least once a year. We'll definitely be back next year.

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James
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice surprise having the Sunday dinner menu. It was perfect for our need. It was my wife's birthday so that was the occasion for our visit. Our waiter was excellent. We both enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Thank you so much!

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was an awesome anniversary dinner, and we loved the "Happy Anniversary" note we received! We also really appreciated the dessert that we got for having an anniversary.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always. I must for a great steak in Indy.

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BeccaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food!!! It was such a fun evening and everything from start to finish was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good quality food and drinks great service too

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had high expectations going in and hey exceeded them!

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vipBradW
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roxanne provided an amazing experience for us and our friends. Can’t wait to go back!

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BradH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wife and I enjoyed our first trip to St. Elmo, great food, great service, and we will be back in the future!

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SusanM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top quality restaurant! Before our meal, we went upstairs to the lounge for a drink. Highly recommend the smoked bacon appetizer on their bar menu. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection and my chicken was extremely moist and flavorful! I really enjoyed the parmesan crisps that were offered in the breadbasket. You won't be disappointed in your meal but it is quite pricey!

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AmandaP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful Anniversary Dinner on Saturday night. They were very busy and we couldn't get a reservation until 9:45 but they let us come on in a bit and enjoy the lounge upstairs while we waited. They had our table ready early and we got to enjoy the rest of the evening. Mark was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks St. Elmo's for a memorable night.

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JorisJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food and perfect service. Absolutely one of the best steaks I’ve ever had

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jason was great. Phil in the bar upstairs was exceptional as well.

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vipSDWAW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very overpriced for the quality. Understaffed as well.

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KurtC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo is a top steakhouse! Excellent food, superior service, and a distinguished atmosphere make it a night to remember!

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SMFCPA
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Shrimp cocktail was outstanding, as was the bone-in Filet Mignon - wonderful robust flavor, very tender. The USDA Prime Dry-Aged New York Strip was beyond disappointing. Ordered medium rare, it was still tough as nails and lacking flavor. Very disappointing for the money. Similarly, the crab stuffed shrimp entree was disappointing - run of the mill crab stuffing, overcooked shrimp and not nearly enough buerre blanc. Stick with the shrimp cocktail and the bone-in Filet Mignon and you should be a happy diner.

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MichaelS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for steak in Indianapolis. We go there every time we visit Indianapolis. Simply the best.

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RobynS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been to many higher end steakhouses and although the shrimp cocktail was fantastic the Filet lacked taste/flavor. It was the least seasoned steak I have ever had. The Bread Pudding has potential but a bit on the dry side. Waiter was outstanding, bar staff in the upstairs lounge left a lot to be desired on friendliness and efficiency. First trip to Indy if we ever go back another steakhouse will get our business.

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AimeeD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as always! Great service and wonderful restaurant overall.

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DoreenK
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at St. Elmo's. It was very well-prepared. We typically go to Ruth's Chris for our anniversary and we decided to branch out and we were not disappointed. It is a different aesthetic than RC, but worth comparing.

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DavidS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great. Portions were large, and I understand why the shrimp cocktail is so popular.

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17000 OpenTable diners.

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