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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

food was amazing... our waiter didn’t seem very interested in adding value to the experience. i’ve experienced much better service at this restaurant

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good

A
Houston
363 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Other than one of our steak's being served medium rare instead of medium, I would have rated the food excellent/outstanding. However in a steakhouse, the steak should be done right. I also rate the service as only fair as they did a poor job in taking care of the steak issue. When they took away the plate to redo the steak, they took all the sides and they did not replenish when it returned. We even asked for additional Bernaise sauce but that never came. We did not expect them to comp anything, but just don't take away all the sides so she has to eat the steak all be herself. Jason, our waiter, did a great job, but this should have been the kitchen/manager to make sure it was done right.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Elmo’s never disappoints. Excellent service by Mark, our waiter. He had great recommendations for food and drink. He also shared some great stories about himself and the restaurant!

LY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food with quality service. Our group had a great experience.

j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience.... from the time we walked in the door until we left we felt taken care of. Rick our server made some awesome recommendations and we enjoyed every bite, especially the shrimp cocktail which made my eyes water with delight.

JR
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall enjoyable experience. Don’t expect value chain prices, but you will not be receiving value chain quality, service, or experience either. Everything was top notch and superior in every way. Place is a little snug but somehow not overly noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

We made reservations for dinner & noted this was to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived for our reservations we were waited for about 15 minutes before being sat. The ambiance was very cool. The waiter greeted us and gave us a little info on the menu & cocktail menu. When our food came, out steaks were fairly undercooked and cold. Our side or mashed potatoes were cold. Side note- it would have been great if the waiter recommended to share sides and try some others out due to the potion. We had to send back one of the steaks, and kept the other. It took a long time for a different waiter to return with the re cooked steak. There was no reference make to our birthday celebration occasion. We would not return nor suggest St Elmo’s

LR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular meal with excellent service! Our first time to St Elmo’s and we will be back! Our waiter Jason took great care of us!

D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took some friends there for dinner Friday night and it was very good. Just made 1 miss stake I wanted the wedge salad and ended up with the chopped salad. Not to self make it clear what you want. Over all it was very nice, Darryl

SB
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as always!

DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and excellent service. Wine service was a little slow but I got the impression that was unusual versus the norm. The cheesecake is incredible. The steaks divine and the lobster bisque exceptional. I was absolutely stuffed but so happy with the quality of both the food and service.

DO
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go a few times a year to St. Elmo, with never a complaint. The food is excellent, the service all you expect it to be. Not expected but sincerely appreciated is the extra steps they take to make sure you are completely satisfied with your total experience. We will go back, we will take others with us and we don’t hesitate to recommend .

NR
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place and staff. The food was just what we were looking for. The added Birthday card and desert was perfect.

AD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall we loved the food, the atmosphere, and the host staff. However, our waiter seemed annoyed or bothered by us. We are a young couple in our mid twenties celebrating our 6 years of being together and we felt like we were treated like children. Our waiter never smiled and gave us a look like “are you sure?” when placing our order. He made us feel uncomfortable and like we didn’t belong in such a high end restaurant. That was the only problem we had with the evening. As I previously stated the rest of the staff were great and the food was also very good. Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here with family. Scott was amazing!

LD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic customer service. David was our service and he was great. The food was fantastic again. A real special family evening!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had better steak ay yard house for 1/3 the price

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ambience was great. Cocktails were on point! Steak was cooked perfectly as requested.

MO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to put a rating on value, but I never saw prices and my cousin paid...

TO
Little Rock
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic for many reasons.

SG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first meal at St. Elmo’s. I enjoy historical establishments and this one was over the top, awesome! I really enjoyed the meal and walking through the restaurant I enjoyed reading all of the photos of many celebrities that have enjoyed meals there too.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience as always! Our server Dana was great!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced for basic food. Atmosphere was nice and service was good.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 6 days ago

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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a
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

This is a staple here in Indy...everything was great. Only reason for three stars on service is because of how long dinner takes. Waiter was exceptional and very friendly.

KK
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two of the best steaks we've eaten. We came for the shrimp cocktail and were not disappointed. Our server Doug was excellent. My steak was cooked a little more than ordered and he asked if it was okay. I said it was fine and he still came back and offered to replace it. It was seriously tender and juicy. We will definitely come back when in this area again.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for leaving us your review and thank you for dining with us. We are pleased to hear Doug took such great care of you and we look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chopped steak is a winner!

KM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredible. There was a large table that was seated after us that she was helping with, but she still took good care of us.

CE
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food! The ribeye steak was perfect and the seasonal pie heavenly.

The waiter reached over us several times to clear the table settings that were inside of where we were sitting, when he should have gone around our backs.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, Christina. We are always striving for perfection but it sounds like we were good, not great. We hope to exceed all of your expectations at your next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous and great service. Shrimp cocktail is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

We could not be more pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, especially our shrimp cocktail. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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I
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not what I expect from such a well known steak house.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 6 days ago

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good but its not zagrebs in bloomington

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a good experience but we always strive for perfection. We look forward to improving upon your experience with us at your next visit.

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EC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! We went to celebrate our anniversary and there was a card at the table when we arrived signed by the staff their that day. The service, food, and experience were all top notch!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

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

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DC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

birthday celebr

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday Dinner. Couldn’t have been more satisfied with the service and the food.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday with us and thank you for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate it.

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OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Phillip was a fantastic waier

JM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. Made our perfect night on the town just that much better. Thank you so much!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are honored you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and we are so glad you had a pleasant experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration. The filet was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

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

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RP
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening in all respects. Everything exceeded our expectations. The shrimp cocktail and the navy been soup were superb! And our ribeye, filet mignon, and swordfish were done to perfection. We were in and out in time to see Hugh Jackman's show, just one block away. Overall, a very memorable trip to Indy, in large part because of our experience at St. Elmo's. When in Indianapolis, this restaurant is a must!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us and we are humbled by your kind words. Thanks again!

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