St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17785 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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Kristineb
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our waiter Mark Yong is the absolute best…attentive, friendly and considerate.

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ReeseT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was spectacular as always! It’s impossible to find any flaw while dining at St. Elmo. We are counting the days till we come back!

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vipStephenC
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have frequented St Elmos for over 30 years now. Never ever let’s you down.

The very best of the old time top level steakhouses I know internationally. Outstanding.

The shrimp cocktail is the best in the world.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Indianapolis, and my friend highly suggested we go to St Elmo. Am I glad we did! The ambiance is fancy, but welcoming. Our waiter, Jordan, was phenomenal and made many suggestions to enhance our meal. From the signature Cola Cocktail, the shrimp cocktail and expertly prepared ribeye steak made it a very special evening. It is absolutely worth the money and it’s an experience I won’t soon forget. Will be back the next time I am visiting.

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Bobby
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing (best steaks we’ve had) and our server Jeff was even better.

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RobertD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as advertised service great spot, these folks have a great understanding of food and service.

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bcalley
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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Maddie
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience! Delicious. They don’t skimp on portions! We had the bone-in porterhouse and it was done very nicely. Waiter was very attentive.

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Whit
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were fantastic. The basement was very noisy and difficult for a business meal. The upstairs seemed to be a more normal volume.

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JaysonG
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but the best. They go all out to provide 5 star service!

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DerikS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for our Anniversary. So glad I did. The food and ambiance were amazing, but it was the service that really did it for me. Few places in Indy can even come close to the level of attentiveness and quality of service that you get at St Elmos.

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MarieB
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an experience to remember

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Cyhawk
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and it was a truly wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Would definitely visit again if in town.

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BrentM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a little pricey but a great experience. My wife and son received a free desert for their birthdays.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was a wonderful waiter and the staff made my 100 year old grandma feel like a celebrity. The food was delicious! So glad we went to St Elmo’s for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This was our first time here and it was very disappointing. It was so loud, we were squeezed in a room at a table that was right up against a huge party. Also, it was freezing!

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vipPatriciaR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual this place is exquisite. Service top notch. Food & drinks delicious. The filet was perfect. Drinks strong & just right.

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vipVMVAtlanta
Atlanta
305 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amy-3 was impressively knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We particularly enjoyed the Bean Soup, the Brussel Sprouts (to die for), Filet Mignon, and the Butter Cake. Dining at St. Elmo's was relaxing and enjoyable. We look forward to returning the end of the month.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Erin took great care of us!

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Myles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top tier and so was the food. Also had a very well made Manhattan. The horseradish in the shrimp cocktail is as strong as they say it is. I could feel the burn on the back of my head. 11/10

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PeterC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amongst best steakhouses in USA. A walk back into history too.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have eaten here several times and after this experience, I am in no hurry to return. It wasn’t a terrible experience, it just didn’t live up to my previous visits.

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I saved up to take my wife here for our anniversary and I just loved it. Keep it up.

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, came very well recommended and did not disappoint. The Shrimp Cocktail is awesome, and the meal was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend St Elmo's for any family and friends going to Indy.

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Jason
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and historical. The food was good but definitely not worth the price. Potatoes were really good,steak was a little undercooked for medium well. The steaks from Texas roadhouse/ Longhorns is just as good for 1/3 of the cost.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my sister's marriage and were so lucky to have the room upstairs where we could enjoy our meal in private. This allowed for easier conversation since we didn't have to battle with background noise - somewhat felt like just enjoying a family meal at home. Our waiter did an outstanding job and of course the food did not disappoint!

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PadrinoBrian
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must visit when in Indianapoliis. Consistently great food, service, and always an understated elegance comfortable for everyone. You never feel out of place.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was slightly over cooked.

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NickP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, Ricardo is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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vipECee
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is delicious, from soup and salad to the steak…don’t get me started on the shrimp cocktail, out of this world!

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WilliamB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter missed a drink order. One steak (filet) was amazing. Other steak (NY Strip) was surprisingly low quality for this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great dinner at bar, as requested.
Bartender/server was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the bartender to the server, busser and manager they were all great!

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jasons
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

IT was our servers first table going solo. Not bad though not perfect. Food was exactly what I've come to expect from St. Elmos. Sautéed spinach was under seasoned but otherwise very good. I almost never go to Indy without stopping in! I'll certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing here. Food is amazing the atmosphere is great. Truly wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good, the restaurant was packed with convention goers. It was very noisy and the staff with somewhat rushed. Our waiter was extremely professional, however I get the sense that Saint Elmo‘s has become somewhat formulaic in what they do. They felt to be a high-volume decent quality restaurant catering to tourists. I’ve definitely been to better steak houses where it feels just a bit more special. With that, it was a good meal.

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vipMooner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private dining room was awesome! Great dinner with customers..... highly recommend! Thanks for a great dining experience.

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DonS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Waiter was extremely helpful in making selection. Ambience is super. Reminds me of restaurants from days gone by.

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jims
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, great sauces, great service, great dessert

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17785 OpenTable diners.

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