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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
17901 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

7:00 PM


Booked 154 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Steak

  • Indiana

    Most Booked

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

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  1. SJ

    StevenJ

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful steak and the service was great. The shrimp cocktail lived up to its reputation.
  2. AH

    AaronH

    Cleveland

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have wanted to eat here for years. Finally got my chance and was not disappointed. Great steak, bar and service. Will make the trip again.
  3. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St Elmo's is one of the best steak places in downtown INDY! The price is high and most things are extra, but you defiantly get what you pay for and if you love good food be ready for your taste buds to explode! For my wife and I this is a special occasion place for us and last night was our 41st anniversary! Shrimp Cocktail was fabulous and my wife had the 6oz Filet with a baked potato and bean soup and loved it! I had the Lamb and it was cooked to perfection with a baked potato and lobster bisque. The soup had chunks of lobster actually in it. We closed with Creme brulee and a fresh cup of coffee! The only complaint I have is they used to have a 7-layer chocolate cake that was to die for. It came out of Dallas Texas and they no longer carry it. That was a big disappointment for me as I love it! The do have a carrot cake that is excellent also. My only advice to first timers is don't overload the shrimp with cocktail sauce on your first bite. Try a little and then dive right in to it! We love going here we just don't often. Enjoy all and the parking is good on most nights!
  4. LG

    LuisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place, nice food, Phillipe, who attend us is great.
  5. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything about this dinner was very nice. The staff was awesome. Food was great. Made my sons birthday special
  6. CC

    CindyC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Over priced. We had excellent service , but our food was barely warm. That should not happen with a $200 dollar meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were great. Do not skip out on the shrimp cocktail.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phillip and Beau were the BEST!! The meal was amazing and the service top notch!
  9. TL

    TomandLaura

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent. AGAIN ! David was an awesome knowledgeable
  10. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great steak that melted in my mouth. Great food and great service.
  11. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place needs no review.. If you know, you know. If not, you need to go find out!
  12. c

    cfoss626

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for my son’s birthday! Everything was outstanding and we had a great night…definitely will go back soon
  13. AD

    AdityaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is great and so attentive! Love when I have the chance to come here.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks are amazing and service is great!
  15. D

    David

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good. Service was excellent
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Ok I’ve been to many steakhouses. This one has no appetizers except the $17 shrimp cocktail which the server will tell you comes w 4 shrimp and insanely hot sauce. The quote of the night was “this doesn’t have a taste…except pain” because it’s so hot. I will say The steak was cooked to perfection. I’ll give them that. But we were in the basement. No atmosphere. And we had one glass of wine w three people. Bill was $400 w 20% tip. No appetizers other than the shrimp of death. Not worth the nostalgia of coming to a well known historical Indy restaurant. Go to Ruth Chris.
  17. k

    kathleent

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Our waiter (Doug) was very good. The food was simply amazing and we loved our cozy table. Can’t wait to come back again. Came in from Houston for the Colts game.
  18. SL

    SallyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and David was an excellent waiter!
  19. D

    Dave

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service from David. Thanks!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colts weekend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous! Our waiter Billy was the best!
  22. RR

    RonRon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the wife for her bday dinner and everything from the moment we walked in the door the service was on point. Jason our waiter was attentive to our table but not overly attentive to the point it was bothersome. The food was delicious as always. Never disappointed when I dine here.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience, as always. Introduced my 13 y/o daughter to the shrimp cocktail to much amusement all around.
  24. SH

    ScottH

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Garret our waiter was absolutely outstanding!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  26. R

    Ruth

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Vladimir was excellent and made our visit even more memorable. The food was outstanding
  27. HS

    HeatherS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, staff, and food are all exceptional. We were in Indianapolis for a conference and had a small group dinner. Our waiter, Alec, was the best. He joined in the fun and had a great sense of humor.
  28. CJ

    ChadJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The experience and the food were outstanding. Caution is necessary if you choose the shrimp cocktail - while excellent, the horseraddish sauce is over the top and there wasn't a dry eye at our table!
  29. LE

    LonnaE

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steaks we’ve ever had! The filet mignon is outstanding and the recommendations for how to have it cooked to order was perfection. Scott was our waiter this time and he was great! This was only our 2nd time eating here and it’s quickly become our all time favorite place for steak. The number of years these guys have worked here is pretty incredible! 20+ years for Scott. I’m sure they get paid very well because it is one of the most expensive restaurants I’ve ever eaten at and their tips have to be insanely high. We already can’t wait to save up some money and come back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  31. G

    Gregg

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Steak and unbelievable Service!!
  32. P

    Phil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmos does not disappoint! Old School ambiance, exceptional service with incredible food. St. Elmos is pricey but worth every penny! Be sure to get their famous shrimp cocktail and a dry aged steak. Be prepared for an incredible experience!
  33. HD

    HDPR

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As expected a fantastic dinner. We live on West Coast but when travel brings us to Midwest we spend the night in Indy just to go to St Elmo’s. Our server, Scott was fantastic.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything amazing from food to service! Joel B. was the best and he made the night!
  35. p

    prisciliar

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved This place! You have intense sinus clearing shrimp cocktails, fabulous old fashioneds/Sazarecs and fantastic steaks! Leave room for desert because the rum cake is so good!! The service is unbelievable and I’ll definitely be back! 5 star ⭐️
  36. S

    Stan

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. Pure and simple a 5-star experience from start to finish.
  37. KK

    KoKo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service! Everything from the bread and soups to the entrees and desserts were great!
  38. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joel was terrific! Best steak I've ever had. The grappa was fabulous.
  39. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmo's was everything everyone said it was. Great service and fantastic food. The steaks practically melt in your mouth.
  40. BM

    BevM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress….The Colts won so excitement in the restaurant!

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 17901 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 154 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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