St. Elmo Steak House

4.7
13220 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib
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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.
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Phone number
(317) 635-0636
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Holmes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgia
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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 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.

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YE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Hostess at front desk had a real attitude.

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JG
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at St. Elmo! Our waiter was fantastic - he had a great charisma and also timed the meal very well. We didn't feel rushed, nor were we waiting around. The restaurant was a little loud, which was a problem for my dad who has hearing aids, but otherwise it was wonderful. Of course you can expect a high bill at a nice steakhouse, but honestly we thought we got a ton of food for the money. We love how much tradition is intertwined in the restaurant and the menu, and the filets were just amazing.

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E
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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MH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but price is getting high. Will probably only return for special occasions

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GF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by Scott was exceptional for my daughter, wife, and myself, and the food was delicious!
Thank you

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our server Phil! The meal was amazing and service was superb! A definite must-try when visiting Indy!

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N
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The NY Strip and Filet were disappointing

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are visiting Indianapolis this is a great fine dining experience. The shrimp cocktail is an absolute must. Just go easy on the cocktail sauce if you don't like it hot.

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DM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Steak under cooked so sent it back waited 20 minutes still undercooked a now cold.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town

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MB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I've always had a wonderful experience with an outstanding steak. However tonight's steak was one of the toughest I've ever had. I mentioned it to our waiter who took care of it right away. So I was still very impressed with their commitment to satisfied customers.

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JT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Food was delicious. We didn’t like not being able to hear each other speak. Two males were sat next to us and spoke VERY inappropriately about woman, etc. It ruined my wifes first experience. But not at all the restaurants fault.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for some of us. Great place.

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GM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant, great food and service!
Restaurant is a Hoosier Classic.

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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

All I can say is that I had to send back a steak for being over cooked at a restaurant world famous for ‘steak.’ Note this was my first time and could have been an off night.

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The shrimp cocktail alone is worth the trip but I was underwhelmed by the steak.

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DT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding Calvin was an excellent waiter. I was disappointed how long the food took to arrive. It was over an hour from the time we sat down to our meal arriving. First time it took this long from the kitchen.

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful as always, from the famous shrimp cocktail to delicious dessert. We had a filet and the shrimp entree.
I’m only sorry that customers these days think that shorts, ball caps, T-shirt’s and hoodies are appropriate attire for a high end restaurant at 8pm.

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AF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in the country. Seriously. Get the lobster bisque, it’s amazing. Of course the shrim cocktail, you have to have that. And the steaks are amazing.

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D
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason that St. Elmo Steak House is always at the top of dining choices in Indianapolis. We had a group of nine and St. Elmo went 9-for-9 that night. Fantastic libations, excellent service, and the meals were presented beautifully. Nary a complaint in the crowd. Fabulous. I'll be back... and I know the others feel the same way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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ER
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Food and service were terrific. Great casual atmosphere in the heart of Indy. Will definitely visit again when in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding waiter, Phillip!!! High high marks for him, the outstanding meal, from the moment we walked in until we left the total experience was wonderful. The staff was wonderful, like Phillip friendly, professional and so very nice.

We will be back!!! Can't wait!!

Review Nickname is not working, but nickname is Little Rock, brother is Rocky!!

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E
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual! The Sunday menu is a much better value than the usual menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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BG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very loud!!

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing experience. Dinner in a private room with a great server, Jake. ONLY complaint is they don’t have A-1. I don’t care how great my steak is, it’s a must!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. I was told there was no availability until 8:30PM when I called. I then went on their website and there were tables available all night. That was odd. Prices have gone up dramatically in the last couple of years and the quantity of food has shrunk. One example is the shrimp cocktail. I think we received four shrimp. It used to be 6 or 7 shrimp. That is life I suppose. I just left not as impressed as I was the last time I ate there.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. Our waiter was excellent.

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CC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, our waiter (Phillip) was fantastic.

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EO
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fine old style steak house. Superb cuisine especially the steaks. Very large portions, and very nicely done. Very expensive so best for business dinners and special occasions.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so nice to have friendly staff!! It is nice to be spoken to as if your presence is appreciated. All staff were very prompt and attentive. First time dining here and having the wonderful cocktail shrimp! Steaks cooked perfectly. Prices were spot on! I actually thought our bill would be more.
It was noisy and we hard time with conversation. Everyone was dressed professionally as well

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LE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great atmosphere. You must have the shrimp cocktail! One of my favorite stops of my Indy trips! Great service and great food at a fair price!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good prime rib good coffee good blueberry white chocolate bread pudding. It was all good

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WM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, the food was excellent. Our waitress was very nice, informative and polite. Great night

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JT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Worth the drive. Service is so good. Get the shrimp cocktail!!!!

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AD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Upon moving to Indiana, eating the shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo Steak House had become a bucket list activity. So my significant other and I decided we wanted to go here on a Friday night - I made a reservation a week in advance, and only 4:45pm, 9:15pm, and 9:45pm reservations were available, so I chose the 9:15pm slot. Note - I guess you really need to make plans in far advance if you want a reasonably-timed reservation here on the weekend! But the real question is was the shrimp cocktail worth the hype and the late dinner? Absolutely. It's got such a powerful horseradish kick that my sinuses cleared up and my eyes began to water instantly after the first bite, but you keep eating it because it's just that good. The steak was also spectacular and cooked to perfection, which for me is slightly more rare. I ordered my ribeye steak medium as recommended by our server and it was charred on the outside, yet still miraculously on the medium-rare side in the center, which tasted like perfection. My date ordered the filet cooked medium and it was some of the most tender, flavorful filet minion I have ever enjoyed. Even though the atmosphere was loud, bustling, and not as romantic as I was expecting, we still enjoyed very nice conversation and an outstanding dinner together. Our water glasses were always full, the cocktails were excellent, and our server made time to connect and engage with us throughout the evening. What a special night to enjoy at this Indianapolis staple. We certainly had a fun, memorable night at St. Elmo Steak House.

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it great B day gift from my wife. Food was amazing wait staff was exceptional. One word Awesome!!!!!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud acoustics could be better to keep noise level down not really ideal for romantic setting or low key celebrations

Valet service was outstanding

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