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

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (446)
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Good for a Date (354)
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Pre/post Theatre (144)
Neighborhood Gem (141)
Cozy (129)
Hot Spot (117)
Fit for Foodies (114)
Fun (111)
Handcrafted Cocktails (106)
Quiet Conversation (105)
Bar Seating (104)
Casual (77)
Vibrant Bar Scene (71)
Comfort Food (55)
Local Ingredients (55)
People Watching (45)
Spicy (43)
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Tasting Menu (41)
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Seasonal (33)
Happy Hour (32)
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Healthy (21)
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Scenic View (19)
Disabled Access (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
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Live Sports (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived at 7:45pm and our wait, for a table of 5, was an hour- on a Wednesday night. It was worth it. Our waiter, Mark, was fantastic in knowledge and service and our food was amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing and service from Jordan was even better. He is a rockstar.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food and service. Delicious steak and wonderful chopped salad

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve had a better steak, no doubt. The shrimp cocktail was great and baked potato was great as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellence restaurant with outstanding food. However, the dinner crowd on this night was very loud.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

I have never had a bad meal at St. Elmo's. Since I don't live in Indy it is a real treat for me when in town. Make reservations well in advance especially if there is an event in town or you will not get in, it is that popular. I took two newbies this time and they both are now believers. George was our waiter and did an outstanding job for us. If you have never been, check it out! Pricey, but worth every penny.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

My visit was ok until the waiter kept flirting with my date and made a comment about my level of class when I asked for steak sauce then went on to tell me he was tired and this was the attitude you get when u come in close to closing (I had a reservation though) I watched him give very professional service to the table next to mine though. When I return if he is my waiter I will definitely request another one

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food & superb service. All of our food was excellent. In fact, there was something to complain about, it would've been their 'World Famous' shrimp cocktail. It was not as good as I remember from years ago. But the steaks were out of this world, melting in your mouth, with such great taste. Even the macaroni with crab meat and the lobster bits soup were excellent. Wish I could visit more often, but the prices won't let me do that. OH... and our server Joel was absolutely great, along with the service attendants. Always watching your table if you needed anything, or plates to be removed. Just an overall excellent place!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a reservation, seated promptly, service outstanding, food selection outstanding, all staff friendly, shrimp cocktail, the very best available any where!!! A great dinning experience all around!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for the sunday special $40 meal. Always a treat: great steaks, fantastic shrimp cocktail!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed their special Sunday menu which is similar to their Devour menu and a good deal at $40. You get a smaller size appetizer, main course, and dessert, but I found the size to be perfect. I had the famous shrimp cocktail, and it did not disappoint. Next was the 6 oz. filet which was excellent...even the sides were tasty. I finished with the creme brulee which was good and just the right size to finish off dinner without making me feel overstuffed. My husband enjoyed the larger filet off of the regular menu with soup and a salad. Everything was cooked exactly to our specifications and was excellent. I am looking forward to dining at St. Elmo's again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

First time here and definitely won't be my last. Get the Mezcal margarita paired with a steak. You won't regret it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service good, steak good, cake good, other food just ok...no refills on bread. Nothing special about the atmosphere...actually noisy .

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service top notch, just like every visit to St. Elmo's. Our "go to" for a great steak downtown.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

My dates meal was good. I order the prime rib. I could not cut it, more like I had to rip it to get a piece and then it was so tough that I could not chew through it. The waiter ((David)was great ! I will come back again if the occasion present itself.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent steaks cooked perfectly. Memorable Shrimp Cocktail that is a must for the adventurous eater. Really cool old steakhouse that has stood the test of time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Recommended

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was top notch!! Service was great and the food was outstanding. The only negative I can think of was that it was a little noisy in our area. Be back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 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 6 days ago

Food and service was great. Only issue i had it was a little to dark for my liking which made it hard for us to see the menu. My husband had to take his phone out and us his light to really see it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 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 7 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined 7 days ago

My son and I had dinner before the Pacers/Cavs game and thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service and our server was excellent.

Thanks

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Live Sports
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, good food

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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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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