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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (145)
Neighborhood Gem (133)
Cozy (123)
Hot Spot (114)
Fit for Foodies (112)
Fun (108)
Quiet Conversation (107)
Bar Seating (100)
Handcrafted Cocktails (97)
Casual (71)
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Comfort Food (53)
Local Ingredients (53)
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 (Indiana)·Dined a day ago

The best steak ever. Shrimp cocktail was amazing as ever. It is still over-priced a bit no matter how good it is. $220 for 2 people with ZERO alcoholic drinks AND a FREE dessert is a little over the top. $52 for a 12 oz filet?? Come on now. Let’s get real. It’s still great tho. It’s a once a year meal due to the price however.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Our table was ready, even an little early which was nice. The hostesses were friendly and we were escorted to our table. The service was great and Adam, our server, was courteous and aware if anything we needed. The special Sunday 3 course menu was new to us and we both chose from that menu. Everything was very good and it was a nice addition to the St. Elmo’s regular menu. We always enjoy coming to St. Elmo’s for our special occasions, and we will continue to do so. Thank you St. Elmo’s for a wonderful evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

The filet mignon, potatoes, and vegetables all just melted in my mouth! I think I could make a meal of the bread alone! Fabulous meal as usual!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

High class without being stuffy or snooty. Our waiter, Jason, was great, friendly, fun and knowledgeable. The famous shrimp cocktail was an experience in itself!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

We all had the "Sunday Special" It is a very good deal, you had choice of wedge salad(1/4) or Shrimp cocktail (3), 3 different entrees (with upgrade to larger options) we all chose the upgrade to the 14oz. Strip, and dessert (smaller portion) for $48. Great deal, loved the wedge (bacon was fantastic!) The steaks didn't seem to be quite as tender as usual, still very good, but not great. The dessert was spot on, 1/2 order of Crème Brule, and smaller Chocolate layer cake (rich). The service was it's usual outstanding attention to detail. All in all a fine evening.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined 2 days ago

Second time here and not disappointed Service was impeccable, steaks were perfect, atmosphere was reminiscent of the times, highly recommend the shrimp cocktail, great time all around.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was fantastic

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing drinks, service and food! The shrimp cocktail is a must, hot but tasty. Hands down the best New York strip I’ve ever had. The service was impeccable. It is a bit pricey but totally worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and great service. Had a great time with my wife.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Steve was our waiter and did a fantastic job pacing our meal so we could enjoy our wine. Special meal for my 6oth birthday. Paul McManus

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife & I were celebrating our birthdays, which are just 2 days apart. Our waiter (David?) was amazing, gave us great insight as to our options and choices, and his knowledge of the dry aging process prompted me to try the dry aged strip. Best Steak I have EVER had! My wife had the surf & turf and loved both the steak and lobster. Our waiter also made my wifes day after he said "Mahalo" as we were leaving to her after she mentioned that she grew up in Hawaii. The shrimp cocktail is a must have. Also, big thanks to the chef who sent us out a complimentary crème brulee with birthday candles on it for us! Excellent food, and amazing staff makes it a destination dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined at St. Elmo just this passes Saturday and had an absolute wonderful time. Lorenzo was our server & there's a reason why he's been there so long, he was the BEST! Our drinks were perfect our steaks were perfect and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you so much to all the staff, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Never a bad meal here, I had Shrimp Cocktail, bisque, Bone in filet, and creme brule... All with the unique to St. Elmo's twist and very delicious. A must if you are looking for Steak in Indianapolis. The best.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrating Wedding Anniversary

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience..5 Stars

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Ambiance and food were very good. Green beans were sloggy. Service, while was a bit rushed. Trying to move us out in an hour was a little annoying.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy St Elmo’s. Kind of expensive for me but if you want a real treat, excellent food, and super laidback service, this is the place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Best steak we've had in years.The shrimp was awesome with the home made cocktail sauce.The service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is fabulous. Drove 70 miles just for dinner. We brought 2 friends with us so they could experience the amazing shrimp cocktail and steaks. Our server really jelled with us. We were having a good time and he chimed in perfectly with every aspect of our conversation we had with him. He is a true compliment to to your restaurant. Jason White was our server. We will be back again.

Scotts

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fabulous, as was the service! We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this place! Glen, our waiter, was professional, funny, knowledgable and very kind. He made our evening memorable and the food was excellent! We came for our anniversary dinner and the staff went above and beyond. The South African lobster tails are out of this world, and of course, the filet is amazing. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

We started our night in the lounge and it was very nice with live music. Our buzzer went off and we went down to the resturant to eat. This is where things turned a little. We wasnt sure what to expect but we was put in the middle of a large room. This was not very private for two people to have a nice quiet dinner. The room was loud and it was hard for us to talk. I will ask for better seats next time. The food and srvice however was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been to St. Elmo's numerous times and I can say that this was my worst experience. It wasn't bad, it was just not as good as in the past. We had a party of 8 and some of our steaks were not cooked as ordered and a few of them seemed like they say under the heat lamps a little too long. There was some lengthy gaps between courses. So this may have led to the quality of our meal. Disappointing, but will not keep me from going again, the next time I am in Indy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service and ambiance. Server, Glenn, is beyond outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Never been to St Elmo’s but we really loved it, had a wonderful time will definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

My first time at St Elmo was fantastic! From the food to the waiter (Jason) to the ambiance, and of course the shrimp cocktail, it was all top notch. My party of 3 were still talking about it the next day about how good it was, not just the food, but the whole experience. Thank you Jason, and St Elmo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated our 40th anniversary. Great food and service. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant is too noisy,and the wait staff is not accomodating.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Must visit for experience, but there are better steaks at other fine restaurants.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was our son’s 21st birthday and we could not have enjoyed It more!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

We went to this Indianapolis institution for our Mom's birthday and everything about the experience was terrific. Incredibly friendly service from the cooks to the wait staff. We really enjoyed the navy bean soup appetizer that comes with the entree. The salads were fresh and tasty, the steaks were perfectly cooked, and the smoked pork chops were amazing. Our waiter was incredibly and made great suggestions for places to visit. Overall, a terrific experience that I recommend to anyone who loves well-prepared steak.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a seat at one of the tables in the bar area and great service from Mike and great food.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy myself when I come to St. Elmo. Had a great dinner and we were treated well

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·Dined 5 days ago

This is a very well known, highly recommended restaurant. Always consistent quality food preparation. Comfortable old school atmosphere. Not our first time. Definitely not our last.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 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 6 days ago

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 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 on January 17, 2018

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

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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