About St. Elmo Steak House

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!

127 S. Illinois
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

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.

Cross Street:
Georgia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 635-0636

Website:
http://www.stelmos.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Holmes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

St. Elmo Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.8

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4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Recommended

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful staff and perfect time for quiet meal. Food was out of this world, my favorite was the lobster bisque soup and of course the shrimp cocktail.... YUM!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Best restaurant I have ever eaten at. We celebrated our anniversary and at our table was a card congratulating us on the special occasion. St. Elmo's goes above and beyond for their customers. The food is second to none.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. My only problem was our waiter. I had a whiskey drink before dinner and was enjoying it. My client told the waiter to serve me another drink and I told the waiter No thanks. My client insisted and again I said no thank you. The waiter served me the drink. #1 I was paying for the meal and was on a budget, #2 I truly didn’t want another drink. Waiters should never overrule a customer. It was unprofessional.

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·Dined 3 days ago

First time to Indy and St Elmo’s did not disappoint! Cocktails were prepared perfectly.
Shrimp cocktail is a must for first timers!
Jordan our waiter made great recommendations and was spot on. Excellent ambiance and service to go with top notch food!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

We came there to celebrate my brothers 40th birthday. We had a group of 10. There were 3 in the group that had never been to St. Elmo’s. The food was perfect and served timely. Steve aka the Tool was our waiter. He was superb. Steve handled our table perfectly and also entertained us when serving us. I live in South Carolina and send any one I know that travels to Indianapolis to this establishment. They all come back with positive stories on their experiences.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

St. Elmo's is an institution and it starts off with the most delicious shrimp cocktail in the world. The service was amazing and the people were enjoyable to be around. I cannot stress enough how great this restaurant is. Get a reservation with Open Table and go, eat, drink and be happy with your choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as always. Jorden our waiter was the best ever. Knowlegable. Recommended fabulous choices. Accomidating. I would request Jorden next time we come to town.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

love st elmos! Awesome service- waiter was Glenn and he was fabulous

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, good food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time visiting St. Elmo's and the food was excellent. My only negative was the level of noise in the small room we were placed in. The table beside us was very loud; I was confused as to why we would be put there when there were many other tables open. My husband and I could hardly hear each other talk. I was almost tempted to ask to be moved. That was surprising to me. Besides that, the wait staff was excellent.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a wonderful time at St. Elmo’s! The staff is so much fun and upbeat! A pleasure to eat there every time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Classic steak house, renown, always a great meal
Shrimp cocktail a must.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great place, great food! LOVE IT!! We celebrated a birthday this year, so it was alot of fun

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent steaks, usually I always apply steak sauce when eating out but not here!

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My hubby and I decided to take a date night and made reservations to St Elmo’s. Great ambience, From the time we walked in the door until we left the staff was friendly, professional and there for your needs. The food was & is delicious as always, never a disappointment. Known for their steaks & shrimp cocktail.

We started out with soup and their signature shrimp cocktail. I had the lobster bisque which was delicious. My husband enjoys the bean soup.
We went on a Sunday and looking at the menu did not realize that they have the Sunday special.

The special - choice of appetizer, main course with garlic mash potatoes, green beans & dessert.

I enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, 6oz filet which comes with green beans & garlic mash potatoes and dessert - creme brûlée. One of the best meals I had there.

Yes you can afford it too!! Go on a date night or out to enjoy Great food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Another amazing meal at St Elmo’s. Classic steak house. You won’t be disappointed

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Probably one of the finest Steak Houses in the mid-west.
I have traveled across the US and have had many opportunities to experience fine dining from New York to Los Angeles. St Elmo's provides all of the things it takes to be in the top ten. I would prefer St Elmo's over Ruth Christ's, Morton's, Smith and Wilenskys and several others.
There just isn't any place that matches St Elmo's.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

For as much as the meals cost, I should be able to choose the sides I want. Do not like that I am restricted to green beans and soup as my sides no matter what meat I choose.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is always the most amazing steak and the shrimp cocktail is stellar

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Maybe the most overrated food/restaurant experience ever. The "famous" cocktail sauce is merely a heap of horseradish and the steak not better than what you'd find in any decent restaurant. Is Indianapolis that starved of good food? What a disappointment. Don't waste your money or your calories...

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

AMAZING!!!! Our servers were incredible and the fare was delightful. CANNOT wait for another special occasion to go back.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very good; service was great; and drinks were great. The negatives were our entrees came out a bit too soon--still eating the salad; and there wasn't much dining intimacy--we were pretty close to other diners.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great! Valet was awesome as well!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food outstanding cocktails. Waiter was a bit bored.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good! I asked for a well-done steak but it was dry. Should have gone for medium or medium-well. The service was superb!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Weird waiter, food took a while, overall good experience

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always delicious at St. Elmo’s. An expensive dinner, but worth every dollar so don’t mind every once in awhile.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were in town for a Pacers game and decided to have dinner at this gem, so glad we did!! Jordan was an awesome server and the food was divine!! Beware, the shrimp cocktail will get you! Two thumbs up all around!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food as always was absolutely superb. The wait staff is very knowledgeable. Anyone who has the opportunity should make it a priority to enjoy one of their world famous steaks. Absolutely the best I have ever had to the pleasure to enjoy.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

St. Elmo’s is a true dining experience. Started first with the famous Shrimp cocktail. It truly will clear our your sineses. The steak was to die for. Best streak I’ve ever ate. St. Elmo is a must go to for any special occasion. Truly impressed with top notch service and unique dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The meal was great, we were in town for a convention and went on another friends recommendation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The shrimp cocktail was good, but you better like spicy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best restaurant in Indy! Everything was cooked perfect and the service was fantastic. If you visit Indianapolis, you MUST go to St. Elmo's.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing as usual. Food was great. Service was great. Drinks were great.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had heard this was an excellent steakhouse and were not disappointed. Steaks were amazing and shrimp cocktail appetizer is a must.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

St. Elmo was as advertised. The shrimp cocktail was incredible. What a blast to the sinuses. Cheesecake was great. Steak was amazing. A+ experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bill our server was excellent an knowledgeable atmosphere perfect and the food what can I say the kitchen rocked it best steaks in Indy hands down. The Casper’s

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our server was Fantastic, food delicious. Only complaint & just personal not a serious one noisy and dark inside. Lobster bisque and Lobster & Shrimp linguine was out of this world good at a well know Steak house. Thank you for a wonderful evening definitely recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I'm not one to complain at restaurants, never have been. However, I ordered the ribeye and received a cut of meat that I believe was prime rib. It was tough and full of tendons, it was very tough to chew. Also when I received the bill my steak was $68 instead of the $41 which is what the ribeye was priced at. I still didn't complain, I paid the bill, tipped the waiter 20% even though it was probably his fault for entering the wrong steak. So my over all first experience was just OK, not what I was hoping for.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful! Knowledge of food was point on and the tables were elegant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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