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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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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 9 hours ago

Perfect. Great job Steve.

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·Dined 12 hours ago

Jason was our waiter. Wonderful service. We’ve eaten here for years. Food is awesome! Atmosphere is awesome! A bit pricey, so we save the experience for special occasions!

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·Dined a day ago

Excellent service, incredible food, perfect drinks, and a great atmosphere. Everything you would expect from the finest steakhouse in the nation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Had a good time. Sat us right away. Service and food were great

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·Dined 2 days ago

Had the special 60 day aged ribeye. Awesome cut !!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing experience as usual. Service is beyond reproach, skilled waiters and waitresses that are truly masters of their craft. Steak always cooked to perfection and the mashed red potatoes are to die for. My only complaint Is that something didn’t taste quite right with the shrimp cocktail. I have had it several times before and there were some sort of aftertaste this time that kind of ruined it for me. I will be back without a doubt, best restaurant in Indianapolis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined 2 days ago

Last time we were here it was phenomenal! By far the best steak, food, service we had ever had in our lives. From out of state and couldn't wait until the next time in Indy to come back. It was our anniversary both times. This time it wasn't as great. The waiter offered the special ribeye. We were both going to get the ribeye since that's what we had last time. So we got the special since we thought it would be even better. It was like $20 more each, which we didn't expect, and it wasn't nearly as good as last time. For $20 more it should have been a lot better that before. Last time I could cut my steak with a fork, this time we had to use a knife. Didn't taste as well. I've had better steak at Outback. We were offered lobster soup as well. Didn't realize it was an additional $8!!! We go to Indy every year with a ton of people. We probably won't be back to the restaurant. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

2nd time there. Love the shrimp cocktail but twice ordered the ribeye. First time standard cut from menu. Asked for medium rare and it was rare at best. Good flavor but chewy. Second time ordered the 60 day dry age medium. At first it was very good but as I got into the middle it was again rare at best, cool red center. Again flavor great but disappointed. I’ll go back and next time ask for a strip.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

We love st Elmo's, food it always good!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our reservation was at 7:45 and we were seated at 7:45. St, Elmo's is a bucket list place for steak lovers! Best service ever!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We are here once a year for a convention. We always make sure to book a reservation. The staff and the food are ALWAYS excellent.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great overall my Cowboy cut ribeye was a little tuff, lots of grisslefat content and overall not the quality cut I was expecting. My customers enjoyed there meals however mine was nothing that grand.

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great however the table we were seated at had a cold draft every time the AC kicked on. We ended up eating dinner with our winter coats on. When we complained to the manager he apologized but said that is how old buildings are. Way too much money to be freezing during the experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a reservation and were seated promptly, our waiter , Dana was prepared and very knowledgeable to answer all our questions about wine . The shrimp cocktail was out of this world. We both had strip steak and it was perfectly done. The atmosphere, food and service cat be beat! I stop in every time I’m in Indy.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place. Excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Everytime I come to Indy, I make it a point to eat at St. Elmo's. Great place, great steaks and don't forget to get their famous shrimp cocktail.

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·Dined 5 days ago

As we all know, St. Elmo's is known for their great steaks & shrimp cocktail. But they continue to provide great service along with the very good food and the ambiance is worth the extra cost of the meal. Waiters don't rush you to turn over the table so you can enjoy your meal along with conversation with your fellow guests and not feel like you need to eat & run. Our waiter was very funny and knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the actual menu.

Just a very enjoyable meal & evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was amazing and on target, no pestering just prompt. Food was excellent, we both had the shrimp cocktail, so we weren't all that hungry and we split a ribeye. Plenty to eat. And no charge for a slit plate. I think it would be hard to go wrong at St. Elmo's !

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

We come here every year during the PRI show in December. Steaks are always good and you have to get the Shrimp

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amy Yantiss is an outstanding server...,very kind warm and inviting ... all my guest felt comfortable and personally thanked her for her great service. She would be a reason to have business dinner at St Elmo's ... On the other hand you have a stiff bunch behind the bar and host stand... not impressed with these folks.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Another great meal! Steak was excellent! Shrimp cocktail was very good! Service and seating were excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal, great friends and great time!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

This place rocks!! The shrimp appetizer is amazing and the filet was top notch!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Kate was our server and she was outstanding. We were there on the evening of December 4 th and my husband ordered the 30 year Balvenie. She spoke to the in- house scotch resources to be able to explain the flavor profile to him to ensure he would enjoy the experience. Her description was perfection. Truly enhanced the entire dining experience. Thank you, really well done. Food was fantastic across the board.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything about our dining experience was top notch except the temperature in restaurant was unusually cold. I saw a few ladies with coats on. If we go back, I will dress in layers.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had an amazing evening and experience! Sean was our server and did an amazing job! The food was perfect! Of course we had the shrimp cocktail which was new for our guests first time. We also had the special cocktail that was recommended with Makers Mark and coke or Dt. Coke. It had special cherries that were soaked in bourbon. I had to have two! The steaks and baked potato were perfect! I love the old traditions they have held for over 100 years. The navy bean soup is one of them!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My wife’s steak was wonderful. My bone in filet was a bit chewy. It is an old time steakhouse worth the visit. Service was great. Google maps has a hard time finding it due to all the one way streets downtown, just a warning. Overall we had a nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding!!! The best prime rib I've ever, ever had. The famous shrimp cocktail...a must try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Every year my friends and I have Christmas dinner at St. Elmos. It's our treat for putting up with each other throughout the year! The food is always outstanding as well as the service. The Sunday 3 course deal along with the upgrades is an incredible value!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food - great service - great value compared to many other steakhouses. If you’re in Indianapolis you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to eat here!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was difficult to find open reservations on the weekend in December; but, well worth the less than ideal time. I enjoy both the atmosphere and the great steaks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Indiana’s oldest steakhouse for a reason- you’ll have to go to understand!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My food was good, however my wife ordered her NY Strip medium well. The steak was tough and very rare. We sent it back three times, but it was never cooked to her liking. You would expect an establishment that’s “World renowned” to get a fresh steak and start over. Oh well, they took her steak off the bill.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter Andy was exceptional. We needed to get through dinner quick to make the B1G championship game and Andy made it happen.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our 2nd trip to St. Elmo's before the Big Ten championship game. Old school steakhouse with top notch service and excellent food. The filet was the best steak I ever ate. The shrimp cocktail didn't disappoint, and we discovered the king crab mac-n-cheese, which was nothing short of fabulous. We'll be back next year to do it all again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Were immediately seated upon arrival for our reservation.
Waiter offered some great suggestions on how we could revise our orders for great steaks to be even better.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Another great meal, when visiting Indy St. Elmo's is a must

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

St. Elmo's is a great steak house. Their food is fantastic, the service is top-notch, and it is a awesome atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in the country.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This fine establishment will now be our routine whilest in Indy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I mentioned it was my Sons birthday and they went out of there way to make it special including a birthday card signed and cake. Food was outstanding and my son said it was the best steak he ever had (cowboy). This kid has been to some of the top steak houses in the nation including Peter Luger’s. The famous Shrimp Cocktail was too much for him so I ate the whole thing. The waiter, Evan (who I was lucky enough to have Years ago) was outstanding and never rushed us even though it was the Big 10 championship Saturday and the place was packed. Definite must when in Indianapolis.

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