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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PK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the "Cowboy" Ribeye Steaks w/ Redskin Mashed Potatoes, Lobster Bisque and shared a Shrimp Cocktail. The adult in the group enjoyed an "Elmo Cola" as well as an "Infusion Shot" to finish the coke. All was outstanding!

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my college son at St. Elmo's. It was his first visit and he is a picky eater! The shrimp cocktail was awesome as usual! Both of us got the 8oz filet, and the steaks were really good! He got an add on lobster tail and we shared it! Great meal and really good service as well!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Emily was a great server and we liked the Sunday menu

S
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had the Sunday dinner special meal. Observations were that the steak and trout were very good but not as exceptional as we were expecting. Shrimp cocktail was very very spicy and its sauce overpowered the taste of the delicious shrimp itself—I was shaking off the sauce into the bowl to be able to eat it. Good mashed potatoes (but a small portion) but the green beans, while cooked nicely had little flavor—the brown butter was nowhere to be found. Dessets were good. Overall a mixed experience and a bit disappointing.

c
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was under the assumption that the Sunday 3 course meal was priced at the listed price on the menu. When I receive my bill it was rang up separate and increasing my bill by $50.
5 filet meals are advertised at $40
5x40=200+7=$214, my bill was nearly $270.
Just thought that was odd that the price would be off by that much. Didn’t want to say anything because it was my dads birthday so I just paid and left.

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp cocktail, good steak and the best service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members were very pleasant. Our server was very knowledgeable. My steak was so tender. Everything was delicious.

K
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Great drinks and even better food!

JB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a good history. Our waiter Andy was thorough, attentive and answered all our questions. It was an outstanding evening.

C
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were exemplary.
The food was good but overpriced. The shrimp cocktail was not
everyone's cup of tea at our table, but I enjoyed it.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was amazing!!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelor party

CR
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Elmo’s was everything I had heard it would be. Classic setting,great food,great service. This was our first visit but will not be our last,

JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great dining experience. From the server's friendliness and helpful direction to the food in each course of our meal - unforgettable shrimp cocktail, a wedge salad just the right size for sharing, a perfectly prepared flat iron steak and green beans, and the apple/blueberry signature pie ala mode - the evening was one to remember. Already looking forward to our return visit!

IR
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed spending our anniversary with you and our waiter George. Steaks were great, my sidecar drink was perfect (mixed by Mike Gaines) and the dessert tasted the best (chocolate cake). thanks for a wonderful evening.

M
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had business colleagues in town. Great service, no nonsense and food is always great!

DH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The shrimp cocktail is everything they say! A definite must. Everything was superb.

PR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classic restaurant with wonderful staff and great steaks, not to forget that shrimp cocktail.

JB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exellent, Ribeye was cooked perfectly I had it Oscar style topped it with King Crab. Great place to have dinner and drinks with friend's.

DO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These folks have what they do down to a science. Everything was top notch. So good.....👍🏻🏆

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Reservation was fo 630, we were early at 605, seated immediately. Waiter took drink order promptly and gave us a quick rundown of the restaurant and specials, drinks arrived quickly.
Appetizer was 30 min from order, bread never was offered, we asked only becuase we saw table near us get some (different waiter). After appetizer seved it was 1 full hour for entree. We saw several tables around us order and actually eat and pay their bill before we got our dinner. We had to ask the young girl serving water for drinks, waiter never came by. Actually think waiter was sick or had an issue with his motor skills, couldnt pour wine without 2 hands and spilling, martini arrived mostly spilled out from shaking before arrival to table. When asked waiter what delay was, were told its the kitchen, not his fault and walked away,
For dropping over $450 for a 3 person meal, i was disappointed to say the least . Also table behind us of 8 people was very loud and obnoxious as noted by several other patrons.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on March 11, 2020

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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CH
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I must say that St Elmo’s was an overall disappointment. The seating is so close that we could hear every word of our neighbors’ conversation .
The food is vey good but then, a $68 steak SHOULD be very good at the least.
Our biggest problem was service Unfortunately, it was nowhere near as attentive or friendly as the many high- end steak houses to which we have been.
Both my date and I have been waiter/ waitress in our younger days so I don’t easily complain about wait staff.
However, our waitress was oddly aloof.She had the required slight smile but only came around when ready to take orders/ deliver orders. There was none of the checking on us as customers at other times.
In fact, the bread came late to the table.
At an exemplary restaurant, more than adequate service is required.
I was glad we went, but I won’t be back.
I will have my $200 dinner for two elsewhere .

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on March 11, 2020

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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PG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our occasion was celebrating our sons 21st birthday...it was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend!!

DC
Indiana
1 review