St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17716 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17716 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. We actually got engaged here. The steak is the best in the world and the experience is second to none.

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JodyH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better than a celebratory dinner at St. Elmo’s!

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AlanG
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 30th wedding anniversary.
From the time we were greeted to the time we left, we felt pampered and special.
Our server Joel was extremely accommodating and attentive.

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ChuckW
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service. We really enjoyed the dining experience and Philip was an exceptional server.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as always. They missed on my 38 ounce prime rib temperature twice. I wanted medium rare. The first was medium the second was rare. Staff was exceptional and this has been my only problem in 12 visits.

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EricM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Awesome service but the steak just wasn’t what I like in a steak got med rebeye steak 🥩 and the outside was to well done had char on it

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LINDAS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This was a special dinner I had planned for my 72 year old friend. We drove over two hundred miles to get to what we had been told was a five star restaurant. With my reservation, I had specifically said it was as a birthday celebration. This was reiterated at least two additional times to your staff. There was no special notice given. I would have expected something or why was the question asked. The waiter was not attentive to our table at all, even though he was to the other tables he serviced. Five star service to my thought patterns mean food and service. I was really disappointed.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

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

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MichaelB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Slightly above average. Will not return. Over priced.

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Jomarie
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food as always, with great service! Best filet in town 🙂

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DawnK
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose St Elmos to celebrate our daughters graduation from college. It was the perfect place for a small family celebration! The food was outstanding as was the service.
They just never let you down!

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MeganL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Excited for my next visit.

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davidc
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was wonderful and the wait staff unbelievably attentive. And to stay right next door at Le Meridian Hotel, made it an even more enjoyable evening. I wish they had small booths or banquets for small tables for two, but understandably they had to spread tables out a bit due to the pandemic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Especially our wonderful waiter, Rick, who has been there for 30+ years!
Cheers to St. Elmo's!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! She read the notes about our special occasion and mentioned it 2-3 times. Took great care of our gluten family member.

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Allisonww
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place to eat! Had a lot of fun with my boyfriend before prom.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, must do if in Indiana.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, incredible food. What more could you ask for?

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williamk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat our group of 7 and different tables to start due to silly Covid rules but never bothered to tell us that when I booked the table. Food nothing special and wait staff doesn’t care about customers until the bring the bill. Would never go their again!!!

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 3 days ago

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

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Amber
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with amazing food! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Dave
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends. First time out in over a year. Steaks were great as always, amazing lobster bisque. Service was attentive and friendly. All Covid protocols were thoroughly follower, including socially distanced seating. A wonderful evening at our favorite restaurant. Thanks!

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Jeffrey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Great server named Sarah .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful. Food and service lived up to the hype. Would highly recommend.

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KaylaS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner and the whole experience was wonderful. From the friendly hostess to our waiter. Birthday card was placed on the table and offered free dessert :)

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ColeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at St. Elmo's and I'll definitely be back. The service was top notch and the staff really sets the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rare night out for my wife. St. Elmo’s was awesome!

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KenC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When ever I leave California going to the Midwest I route my flights thru Indianapolis
to eat at St Elmo , always well worth the detour!

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GavinL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great place to take a dad who doesn’t want anything for his bday. Experience > Presents and the old man is still talking about it today.

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vipIndy
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but especially the fantastic service from Andy. He made it a fantastic celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJosephB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience.... Highly Recommend... Atmosphere is amazing

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ChrisN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing. Its everything you would expect from a top level restaurant! A must when in Downtown Indy!

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WilliamK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our room was a bit noisy with others nearby. Just think it is an old building without sound reduction help in place.

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victorg
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Steak was good nothing special
lacked a bit flavor, had the cowboy steak

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GeorgeA
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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cliff216
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best steak I've ever had. The service was amazing. This place is a must for anyone that comes to Indianapolis.

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Lilibear95
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Food was not the greatest. I ordered the new York stip. No flavor and not cooked to my liking. Sides were bland. I didn't even enjoy the water. There was no ice in the water. Only good thing I had was the bourbon butter cake. Don't waste your money.

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AngelethiaC
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was in town for an event and we always try to diner at a nice steakhouse during our stay. This restaurant didn’t disappoint. Very good. We enjoyed the Filet Mignon, Sirloin, and Ribeye. The shrimp cocktail was good and spicy. The lobster bisque was delicious. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room for dessert. The service was terrific. Our waiter was Jeff S. Very nice, attentive, and made wonderful suggestions of what to try. We will be back if we visit Indianapolis again.

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JeffG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went primarily for the shrimp cocktail, you cannot beat that anywhere. The steaks we ordered were very good, however for the price I would have expected something outstanding. I ordered the USDA Aged Ribeye for $77. I have had equally as good steaks for more than half that cost.
We had one person at our table that ordered the Tomahawk steak and said the same thing.
Overall, it is a great place to eat, I was just a little disappointed.

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DanielN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

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vipTammyA
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but server got steaks mixed up and gave my medium rare steak to someone else at the table and I got their medium well steak. We both had already cut into our steaks and took a bite before we realized the mix up. We simply switched steaks but I wouldn’t do that with just anyone sitting at the table. I understand that accidents happen, we are all human but for the pricey cost of their steaks, they should try very hard to get it right!

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17716 OpenTable diners.

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