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St. Elmo Steak House

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4.8
17534 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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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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What 17,534 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. k

    kjcollinsindy

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had reservations for 8 people, Server ready at the door when we arrived. Showed us to an exceptional table, provided excellent service. Cocktails delicious, giant shrimp with St. Elmo horseradish sauce, WOO!! Every entree we ordered came to the table hot and all together. Busser kept table cleared off and tidy. Music nice and not too loud. Overall, most excellent experience. Highly recommend.

  2. JH

    JonathanH

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best shrimp cocktail in the game! Always make a reservation when I am in Indianapolis

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fanfuckintastic. Highly recommend

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and amazing steak!! It was very fun to watch our teenage son try the shrimp appetizer and try not to act like the cocktail sauce was hot! Lots of laughter!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lives up to its reputation as one of the best steakhouses in the country. With every penny. Already decided we will be back on our next trip to Indy.

  6. AZ

    AlexandriaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. The food and service was excellent!

  7. D

    Dennist

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Birthday celebration for our 17 year old Grandson. Everything was enjoyed by all Thank you

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were told to go the St Elmo by one of our friends and we must say that it was a great idea. The food was amazing! It’s definitely a place that we will be goi g back to when we visit Indianapolis in the future.The shrimp cocktail is a must BUT, just a word of caution, it will open up your sinuses! The horseradish…spicy!

  9. m

    mz0827

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, atmosphere, and food. Everything was so delicious and fresh! Will definitely go back if we're ever in the Indianapolis area again.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Had to send both steaks back. Good was cold.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Atmosphere was incredible. Our server Steve was amazing and the food was fantastic! Definitely will be going back.

  12. E

    Epicurian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    St. Elmo is an Indy tradition. Food is very good. Pricy so you only go on special occasions. Server was very nice but quite busy. Main challenge is the tables are very close together and too many in one room so ambient noise makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation.

  13. w

    wtraveler

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Restaurant was very crowded and noisy on a weeknight. Very good service. Steaks were very good also. Wine list mostly over $100.00 but there were some good wines below that.

  14. C

    Chris24

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They made our son's 21st birthday a very special and memorable event for our family!

  15. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. First time dining here, and will definitely return. Shrimp cocktail was great, lobster bisque was the best we have had, and entrees did not disappoint. Really enjoyable evening! Thanks

  16. EF

    ElizabethF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Nothing special about the steaks. Just the oldest steakhouse experience

    St. Elmo Steak HouseResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Elizabeth. 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.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation, Birthday, new job, Father’s Day!!! Always a terrific dining experience at St. Elmo’s. The best there is. No doubt

  18. AB

    AndyB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My kids and I enjoyed a great meal for Father’s Day. The service is like nowhere else.

  19. b

    bocadoc

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are many reasons why this restaurant has been here since 1902. Excellent staff, excellent food.

  20. AW

    AmyW

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best Filet and Shrimp Cocktail I’ve ever had. Great Service.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was great. Everyone was very welcoming. Food was excellent

  22. JH

    JoanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We went back here because of the Prime Rib. The cut of meat was huge. Size is not always a good thing! It was very sinewy and hard to even cut in to. The meat had very little flavor. My husband loved it and ate the whole thing. I barely touched mine. I do not like to struggle to eat food. We made our reservations way in advance and early in the day, so I thought we would get a good table, but we were put way down in the lower level in the back by a serving station. Not happy about that. The mashed potatoes, bread and creme brulee were all good.

    St. Elmo Steak HouseResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Joan. 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.

  23. u

    uwtb2ups

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome place, we will be back

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kate was the best server!!

  25. MA

    MatthewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Started off the perfect evening for our 28th anniversary!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and great service

  27. M

    Michael

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great experience. Ricardo (our waiter) was extraordinary.

  28. MH

    MattH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a fine dining experience at St Elmo’s. I will have to comment on the parking garage across the street. Filthy and lots of street people half clothed hanging out on the stairs. The stairs themselves, the elevators, the every surface looks to have never been power washed or cleaned. Just disgusting. Then the street people begging with cup shaking all up and down the strip. City leadership has their head in the sand. Until that leadership goes away and we get someone serious about the ambience and quality of downtown we’ll be forced to dine elsewhere even if the drive is twice the distance

  29. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Billy was the best server. Made the Father’s Day dinner very enjoyable

  30. h

    hnm1

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, St. Elmo was amazing! The steaks were cooked perfectly, as usual, and the bourbon suggestions were perfect. Our server, Steve Allen, is still our fave. He's one of the best in the business! I can never get enough of the shrimp cocktail and creme brulee...both were fantastic as expected. Every time I fly back home to Indy, this is my go-to for dinner. I cannot wait to come back again! My only suggestion is to please bring back the original St. Elmo bourbon blend that was made in house with Maker's 46 and vanilla beans. While the new bottled stuff is OK and is easy to take back to Florida, it doesn't even come close to tasting like the original. I'm sure the in house version is quite costly and time consuming to make but it is so good I would happily pay double or more for this version over the bottled stuff.

  31. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent. Never disappointed Best server. Best menu.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was wonderful, the waiter had lots of knowledge about the place . Did not like sitting right on top of other no privacy in talking . Tables so close felt like I came with them. For the price I paid thought I wold of had more privacy. But I can say I've been there now

  33. GS

    GeoffS

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall it was a good experience. Not quite what I would expect from the critically acclaimed St. Elmo’s. Maybe I set the bar too high as well but overall it was good not great.

  34. BR

    BRuce

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best food and drinks

  35. JM

    JimM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best steak ever. Mark was very helpful with food choices. It was a wonderful evening.

  36. BC

    BethC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Accolades and birthday

  37. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great Birthday celebration for my Father. He had never been to St. Elmo Steak House and I told him he was going to have a great experience and an amazing steak. Thank you for the amazing service and the food was outstanding.

  38. MM

    MadiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancé and I made reservations to celebrate both graduation and our recent engagement. We were taken care of throughout our entire stay.

  39. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The ambiance was amazing. Our service was quick which was amazing, but our waiter could have looked a bit more happy to be there, he kind of rushed through the menu description and did not seem happy to be working. The navy soup, mashed potatoes, and asparagus were amazing!!!! The steak could have used more seasoning.

  40. SD

    SarahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at St Elmo’s. We are already planning our next visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17534 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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