St. Elmo Steak House

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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always!

TT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was not near as impressed with the quality of food this time around. I love the atmosphere and will return, hoping this was a one off time thing.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback Troy. 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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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for dinner, totally lived up to the hype.

r
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

At least 30 visits in the last 15yrs. WORST ANNIVERSARY DINNER EVER. I am disappointed beyond belief on the service on this trip. ZERO response from Management or Huse.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for reaching out Richard. 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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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our table was where the servers were putting clean wine glasses and we could not fully enjoy our meal because it was always interrupted. They were constantly putting the glasses away right by our table. My boyfriend even had to move his chair so they could reach the shelf

TK
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch customer service. You always feel important when dining at St. Elmo's.

OT
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing , would have rather to be seating in the dining room than in the cellar .

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but highly recommended. Made reservation through Open Table, had to wait less than 5 minutes on a super busy night to get seated. Our server was very knowledgeable about the entire menu. The food was fantastic, the shrimp cocktail is a MUST! Love, Love!

G
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and shrimp cocktail anywhere. Excellent service

AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a party of 7, so they gave us a private room upstairs. It was wonderful! It made the night comfortable and special.

MW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great! Liked our experienced waiter. The only neg was they were out of prime rib.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always. Great service, great food, lively environment.

AD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was my server and he met high expectations. The service was amazing all together.

BA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the porter house, great steak, can't go wrong with shrimp cocktail.

J
Denver
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Not the best steak. Had the dry aged filet and it was hard to cut and chew. Not what filet should be. The shrimp cocktail was excellent

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Janice. 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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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Phillip, made for an outstanding dining experience!

OT
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Top notch quality. Would totally go back. One

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. 1933 lounge upstairs is an awesome start and the service food and experience was great

G
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely way to celebrate a birthday. Nice touch with the birthday card! Meal was delicious!

SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top drawer. Service attentive not obtrusive, steaks wonderful, and wine list extensive.

RQ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior in every way.

KK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stop here on my way through Indy. Love the food and service.

PD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from the staff down to the attention to detail was outstanding. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars for value is because my husband's bone-in (prime) filet was unexpectedly fatty. The server said this was a rare occurrence, which we believe as we've been there before, and wouldn't take "no" to a free dessert. Truly a great place and experience overall!

MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And BTW the best Bourdon Cake desert ever!!!

TS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been in Indianapolis for the WWETT show for just under a week. We researched places to eat and St. Elmo was high on the list. We were able to work the schedule to get reservations on our last night here. Walking into the entrance set the stage as a cool, good old boys, kinda vibe. Darker wood, darker carpet, red lamps. Just felt homey and comfortable. Our waiter, George, was awesome! So much fun and informative. The cocktails were delicious and large. Great pours here, but still a smooth drink you can enjoy. The food, O.M.G. Amazing. My filet was just like butter, cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes tasted like a fully loaded baked potato, amazing and smooth. We asked for a recommendation for a bottle of wine and gave our price range. George came up with 3 different choices and we picked one based on the name. Excellent bottle that paired perfectly with our meal. It was a 2012 that had a bit of sediment. George poured it perfectly into the decanter to greatly minimize the sediment which meant we could easily drink the wine, and we enjoyed it greatly!! Kinda sad this is our last night as we would have eaten here nightly if we could! Can’t wait until we’re back again next year!

TW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always but was loud enough we couldn't all hear the server when he was trying to explain the specials and asking us for drinks and dinner. Otherwise, outstanding as always.

EE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Our server, Rico Alvarez has worked there for 31 years! He was wonderful. A must go place to eat!

KS
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m sure it’s not always as loud as it is when our group of contractors come to town! Any way you look at it, still by far the best steak house in town!!! Gotta get the shrimp!

AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was superb, the ambience excellent and the staff attentive. Billy, our server, was well informed about all aspects of the menu and wine list. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyable meal.

BM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. The service is unmatched, anywhere. Thanks to Jeff our server ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Good service but poor quality bottom end food.......

CS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, enjoyed our evening. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

KS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Loud, but that’s typical for our convention crowd in town. Wouldn’t want to go to any other steak house!

TB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for the best steak and service in downtown Indianapolis. This is the place!! Amazing food and service every time.

TR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and everything was enjoyable. Pricey but very tasty.

AE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great service, great food. Will definitely go again

AH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit. Lovely, relaxing environment! Our waiter was very knowledgeable with an outstanding personality. The food and drinks were delectable. Perfect steak!

RD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I ordered the aged ribeye thinking it would be the best taste........my buddy ordered the porterhouse and it was a lot better tasting steak. Plus my ribeye was burnt on one end

MA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Waiter was not attentive and didn’t bring our drink after it was ordered nor our soup. He didn’t come back to check on us

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