St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17477 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 17477 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tigger
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was excellent!
Will definitely be back.

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JulieA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall a good experience. I expected a little more ambiance for such a high end restaurant. There were several large parties seated next to us and were very loud. While it didn't ruin the evening, we didn't take time to enjoy the evening as we wanted. The food was excellent. We had the shrimp cocktail and all ordered filet's. Steaks were all prepared exactly has ordered. We also shared the chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Would certainly recommend, but would request a quieter section if we go back.

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WIMMERS
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome!!! Extra kudos to him!! Always a good time at St. Elmos!

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KeshaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting St. Elmo once or twice a year, especially when they offer the Devour Indy menu and it's a little more affordable. The service and food are always impeccable. The shrimp cocktail is my favorite. The steak has a great crust on it, but is so soft like butter. Best steak in town, hands down.

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MaxwellM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere for an anniversary and great service. From when we walked in to when we left.

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DeanI
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always...the food, the service and the Tony Hulman Room!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are always great! Great service from all the staff. They got us in quickly(the line was long because our reservation was at open, but they got the line inside of the restaurant safely and fast) and to our table in no time. The food is always amazing and we came in on the last day of a promotion Indy Devour menu without realizing and the food was still top-notch as the rest of the menu items.

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EliotG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean our server was great! Made awesome recommendations. was witty and knowledgeable.

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viptheresey
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Next time i’ll order a steak because the stuffed shrimp was just ok- it was cold when it came out and they put a parmesan linguini with it, which didn’t make sense to me. Dessert was outstanding though

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Diana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn helped us and it was our first time there. He was pleasant and made the experience that much better for us. Thanks Shawn!

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JulieH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, our server Jodi was fabulous, ambiance very comfortable! We'll be back

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Erocku
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter wasn't very talkative. Overall, the food was good, but not worth the price. Hostesses were nice.

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Closer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school place. Honestly, can not get much better

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Whahkn
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love St Elmos. This time we sat in a room upstairs we have never been in before so that was great! Service was impeccable. But, we ordered a 45 day aged ribeye and it tasted and looked more like a New York strip. No marbeling. It was good but not the ribeye we were hoping for. Still an amazing 10 year anniversary night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and wow what a great experience. The service was fabulous and all staff interaction was great. Friendly and attentive. The steak, spinach salad and lobster Mac and cheese outstanding!

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SusanA
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant. We usually sit upstairs in the bar area. The shrimp cocktail and the Mac-n-cheese are a must!!!!

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SarahB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place everytime I come! We were celebrating a friend's 50th birthday and this was the perfect spot! Thank you St. Elmo.

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RichC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. The staff was attentive, friendly, and highly engaged. The only thing I would bring up is the price point. I don’t mind paying if the food represents the quality. My ribeye was good... but was it worth the cost, I’m not sure as I’ve had better for a lower cost. Other than that, great experience.

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DerekZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing environment with the best steak I’ve ever had! It was worth every penny.

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UncleRon
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St. Elmo's is a legendary restaurant for a reason. The lively atomosphere and the friendly service makes people feel comfortable in a high-end steak restaurant. Some other similarly priced restaurants have an atomosphere where people are almost afraid to laugh. The waiter was excellent and knowledgable and it was a pleasure to show off Indy a little bit to customers through St Elmo's.

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Rickeats
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Joel and wonderful food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Always great food at St. Elmo’s.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose St. Elmos as the last meal before my husband’s throat surgery, hoping to pick the best meal I could think of. It did not disappoint! It was a whole dining experience. The waiter, Andy, was a wealth of knowledge and an interesting person. The food was incredible! It was a meal and evening to remember!

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rodney
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. My favorite place to go. Fantastic service from Phillip. Great food. Loved the fact that they spread us out. I also like the fact that over the years we’ve eaten in different areas of the restaurant! Amazing place!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has been for years, the good and service were outstanding! This is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been lucky enough to visit multiple times over the years. We live in Chicago and we drive to Indianapolis to eat there. The steaks are from their own cattle and the shrimp cocktail is the best you’ve ever had. Do not miss a chance to have dinner at St Elmo’s.

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Celebrating4
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that made our Anniversary special! Food is top notch.

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Mich
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had high hopes as a first time patron. Ordered a filet mignon cooked medium. It was suggested by our server we get medium well so based on his recommendation we did. He never mention they butterfly the filet which was disappointing and ended up making the filet overcooked for all 4 in my party. The food was also close to cold with a skin formed on the hollandaise sauce. I honestly expected much more

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was misled about seating our party together. Had they been frank from the beginning I would not have been upset but I feel like they avoided telling me that if my party was more than 4 people we would not be together and possibly not even in the same room. They seated us in 2 different rooms when there was a table available right next to our party. They eventually moved us but should have put us there from the beginning. Covid sucks!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended , the food and service is nothing less than
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!

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BBS3
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, service were all excellent. I would probably rate this 5's across all categories, but I do not dine at restaurants at this level, nor have steak very frequently, so to give it a 5 on value, with the total price at the restaurant considered, is difficult. I have little to compare to it in all my dining experience.

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vipBryanP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a small room upstairs near the 1933 Lounge.

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vipBillA
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place with so much history. Really enjoyed learning about the history of the restaurant and it’s owners and patrons.

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KaleighW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone always says the steaks are amazing and they are! But I just loved their wedge salad! I want to go back already!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular, as always. Our server was fantastic. It was a great early dinner.

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ToddM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere and the service was superb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, St. Elmo delivered a great experience!

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addieb
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$40 devour menu was excellent. Added a side of king crab Mac n cheese, which is a must. Finished with a chocolate martini. Overall the food was phenomenal and the service was perfect. Will be going here again.

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Ryan
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails. Our waiter, Steve Allen, is so attentive and his suggestion for the Spinelis was the best steak I have ever had.

An incredible meal all around.

Well done St Elmo’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and I had the best steak I've ever had. St. Elmos is truly an icon when it comes to resteraunts.

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Jared
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of our steaks came out decently raw, rest of the meal was good and service was great.

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17477 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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