St. Elmo Steak House

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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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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sliders and Mac and Cheese is best this side of Heaven. Oh, and never leave without trying shrimp cocktail.

F
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is better than dining at an Indianapolis icon? Food, service is fantastic! It is worth your time to arrive early and have a cocktail upstairs.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious! The side dishes were just as decadent as our steaks. This is my favorite steak house. Too bad we aren't from Indy.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Thanks for your review! We're so glad to hear that you had such a great experience and that your food was delicious. Thank you for your kind words, and we'll see you next time you're in Indy.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your in Indianapolis and you desire a steak. Go to the best steak house in the city. St. Elmos. They’ve been doing it for over 100 years.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, John. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. Thanks again!

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had noted that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation. Everybody wished us a Happy Anniversary when helping us. The service was great, the food was AMAZING! It was probably the most expensive meal I have ever enjoyed, but it was so good, it is hard to say it wasn't worth it. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. You have a lot of options for an exceptional dining experience in Indy and we are honored you chose us for your special day. Happy anniversary!

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J
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

RA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo's always does it right. My anniversary dinner started with a card signed by the staff followed by the famous shrimp cocktail; perfectly cooked steak who were so tender they cut like butter. Finally a complimentary dessert. Perfect!!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 15 hours ago

Happy anniversary, Ralph! We're honored that you chose us to celebrate your anniversary, and we couldn't be more thrilled to hear that everything was to perfection for your celebration. Thanks for your review. Cheers!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to have our parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary dinner in the wine cellar. Classic fine dining with a very caring & sincere server on a Sunday!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 15 hours ago

Thanks for leaving your review, and thank you for letting us play a part in your parents' special day! We're so glad that you had such a positive experience and that your service was sincere. We hope to see you again in the future.

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SV
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. Our server was probably the best server we’ve ever had so if you get a chance, ask for Jeff!
Do the upgrade to lobster bisque, bc it’s perfect and we splurge and split the tomahawk ribeye and it lived up to its hype! I don’t even like mushrooms and the mushrooms were great! You can’t go wrong whatever you order

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Sarah, thank you so much for your review and your kind words! We're so happy to hear that everything was fantastic and that Jeff took such great care of you, and we'll be sure to pass your words along to Jeff. Cheers!

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday evening menu offers three courses for $40.00 (if you get the filet). The world famous shrimp cocktail and creme brulee to die for were my selections, and they were wonderful! Highly recommend the Sunday evening menu. It's not well know, most likely because it is such a bargain.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Randall, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed what the Sunday Dinner Feature has to offer and that your food was all wonderful! We appreciate your review, and we hope to serve you again.

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CP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to visit before the Colts game! Food, Service, and atmosphere perfect!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Pamela, we're thrilled that we could help make your game day special, and that everything was perfect for you! We'll see you next Sunday!

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GH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very helpful, ribeye steak was cooked well done just the way I like, was very tender and delicious. not a lot of sides that I like but the loaded baked potato was one of the best I have had. Would definitely come back next time I am in town.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Thanks for your review, Gary! We're glad that the waitstaff and our kitchen were able to make this a special experience for yoyu, and we look forward to the next time you're in Indy.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

BP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A steak you can eat without a knife.

The shrimp cocktail sauce is the best I’ve ever had.

Their own Bourbon was also a nice touch.

D
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick was an amazing waiter truly took care of and ensure we were happy with the food. Also he ensured our experience was amazing can’t say enough of the staff truly amazing

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for leaving your review! We're glad to hear that Rick took such great care of you, and we'll be sure to pass your kind words along. Thanks again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out and were seated in a private room and this added to an already amazing experience! Very quiet, and we all had plenty of space. I know this isn’t the common experience, but this still put a great twist on our night!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you!

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, excellent staff!

JT
New England
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So I was told I had to try the shrimp cocktail...and I did. I’m pretty sure my eyes are still watering. It was definitely a nice kick to start my dinner paired with a famous St Elmo’s Cola. Between the cherries and cocktail sauce I had a few different feels going on.

For dinner I had the 28oz Porterhouse,med rare +...the cook was perfect. Added a touch of salt and pepper to taste. I wasn’t a fan of the mashed potatoes and I love mashed. Service was excellent,and attentive.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for leaving your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. And everyone surely remembers their first bite of St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, so we are glad yours will be a fond memory. Thanks again!

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WB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo Steak House was an incredible dining experience. It is truly a piece of Indianapolis history and the food quality is superb. I had the famous shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, and Oscar-style filet. I would recommend those food items as well as the delicious cocktails.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Wayne, thanks for your review, and we're so glad that you had such a positive experience! We look forward to getting the opportunity to serve you again. Cheers!

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SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was both but perfection, so that I would change nothing about it. The appetizers were outstanding having some of the best salads my family and I have ever had. Your world famous shrimp cocktail is something I could eat every day. On to the main corse shall we. The steaks were outstanding, it’s flavor still stuck with me to this day. And finally the desserts. The cheesecake is something I could not only eat but devour every single day. The bread pudding was excellent and the chocolate cake was so creamy and delicious. I would also like to thank the staff for comfort and great service. This restaurant will forever be one of our favorites.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're so incredibly proud to hear that everything about your visit was perfection, and we very much appreciate all of your kind words. We're honored to be one of your favorite restaurants, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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SR
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We love St Elmos and this was our first disappointing experience. The food was great as always, but the service was horrible. The waiter who took care of us paid zero attention to my group. We will be back, but hope not to have the same server.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your service didn't meet our standards, though we're thrilled to hear that your food was delicious as always. We'll be sure to follow up with our service managers, and we hope to see you again for an improved experience.

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DJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only because of the history. Steak was undercooked and service was slow. Also, it was pricey for what we received.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

We appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on our food execution and incredible service, and we're sorry to hear that we have have missed the mark for you in some ways. We're always striving to be the best, and your feedback helps us to do so. We hope to get the opportunity to improve upon your next visit.

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W
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, incomparable. The waiter was very professional and friendly. The food and tradition is refreshing and I took my son there for an introduction and he really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

William, thanks for taking the time to leave your review! We're thrilled that your have such a pleasant experience and that your food and service were incomparable. Thanks again!

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BL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the expensive side. Not a weekly destination for most of us ordinary blue collar people. But definitely a nice place for a special occasion.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, Bob. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. You have a lot of options for an exceptional dining experience in Indy and we are honored you chose us. Cheers!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This time only 2 of our 4 steaks were cooked correctly. Sort of disappointing.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s goals & adventures.

h
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never have to worry about getting the best food and best service at St. Elmo. It was my dad's 70th birthday and they made it absolutely perfect. Our usual waiter, Steve Allen, always remembers our favorites and gives us the best recommendations. I loved hearing about the new dry aged portion of the menu, as well as some of the special picks of bourbon. I can't wait until my next trip up to visit again!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 16 hours ago

We're so thrilled to hear that Steve Allen creates such a special experience for you. We will be sure to pass your kind words along. Thanks for leaving your review, and we'll see you next time!

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KP
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary with St. Elmo’s every year. We go for exceptional food and service. If you want the finest, look no further than St. Elmo’s.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day each year, and we're so glad to hear that it's always such a pleasant experience for you. We appreciate you leaving your review, and happy anniversary!

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Love the small touches by the staff.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review, Stephen! We're glad to hear that everything was excellent and that our staff took such great care of you. Cheers!

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DS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place to celebrate a special birthday. A little disappointed that for a place that prides itself on details we had to remind the server we ordered asparagus and that we had ordered three well done steaks and one medium but they all came out alike. We also reminded our server that we were celebrating a birthday when asked if we wanted a dessert

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Diane. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are disappointed to hear it was lacking in some ways. I have taken note of your comments and will be sure to follow up with our service and kitchen management teams. Thanks again!

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BN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious entrees and intimate seating. Sincerely appreciate the service.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

Brad, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit and that your service was so excellent. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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BB
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal.

MP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

N
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo’s met all expectations. Everyone got something different and loved it. Kurt (?) was an excellent server. Made us feel special even after his 30 years being there. I had the skirt steak. Perfect as I wasn’t extremely hungry. Very pricey but you’re paying to be where it is happening.

JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We all had the shrimp cocktail and different steaks. Everyone was very impressed.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 days ago

We're so glad to hear that you had a great all-around experience, Jeff. Thanks for leaving your review, and we look forward to serving you again!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic like always. And the whole restaurant went above and beyond to help make my wife feel special on her birthday. She got a free birthday dessert and all the employees we encountered wished her a happy birthday!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Great food, pricey but delicious

MP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Our server was a pleasure to work with and the food was spot on.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, Michael! We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was amazing. He never let us run out of anything, he acknowledged and abided by our pace and made the evening very enjoyable. The only thing that lowers my review at all is not something that can be fixed. The noise level grows as the evening goes on and it made conversation difficult.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Judy! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for coming in.

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