About St. Elmo Steak House

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!

127 S. Illinois
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

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.

Cross Street:
Georgia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 635-0636

Website:
http://www.stelmos.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available & ample parking also available on the street or in the garage across the street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Holmes

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.

St. Elmo Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.8

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4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (135)
Pre/post Theatre (130)
Cozy (123)
Fit for Foodies (114)
Hot Spot (112)
Handcrafted Cocktails (107)
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Quiet Conversation (105)
Fun (95)
Casual (80)
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·Dined 12 hours ago

Service was exceptional and the good was cooked to perfection!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Classic and classy. Can’t go wrong here. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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 (Springfield)·Dined 3 days ago

Steak was burnt on the outside, mashed potatoes tasted more like sour cream than potatoes. Got a New steak and it was ok, not amazing. But not bad. And some really good French fries. ( steak was fillet mignon)

Service was awesome. I think the server I had was named Brian. He was really nice. And tried to makeup. But for 90 bucks for one person. ( 20 was probably drinks) seems expensive for “Good/okay” steak. Place is beautiful though.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience as usual. Bill did a great job and went out of his way to provide us a great dining experience!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was my first time going and I loved it so much. Everything about it was perfect!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great birthday dinner the service was wonderful and the noise level for such a bizzy place was very tolerable

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

St. Elmo's is my husband's favorite steak house. I take him every year for his birthday dinner. It's always the best dining experience. Perfect for special occasions!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Expensive but great food and outstanding service. Our favorite dining in Indianapolis although due to cost we don't go there very often.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect night out for my Wife and I. Excellent service and great food

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

Would only recommend it to wealthy friends! If we had not had a gift certificate,
we probably could not/would not have ever gone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our 1st time there. St Elmo's reputation obviously proceeds it and I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. I would say what sets it apart from other top tier steak houses is the service. Our server did a great job being attentive but not pushy or annoying. He seemed experienced and in control, not nervous or frantic as some servers can come across. The pacing of the three courses was on point. The food was very good. Me and my date both had steaks and split a few sides. I was not a fan of the green beans side. It seemed a little bit bland to me (but I still ate them). My filet was on point but I would not say it was any better than any other upper tier steakhouse. The vibe was very cool. We did not feel cramped or rushed and it had a bit more of speak-easy , adult atmosphere which I personally like. Price-wise it was quite fair for an establishment of its caliber. All in all, highly recommended.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect. Great job Steve.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed it overall. Not the best setting. Very close to other tables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

St. Elmo’s lives up to the hype. Best meal I’ve ever had, and the definition of service. We’ll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Server wasn’t to be found most of the evening. We’ve had him several times and he’s usually much better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal! I had the filet while my husband had the lamb chops. Both cooked perfectly and were absolutely delicious. We very much enjoyed it, were miserably stuffed, and had excellent service. The wine list was extensive and our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Our party enjoyed our evening to the fullest. Our table was ready upon our arrival, the server was pleasant and accommodating. The food was appetizing in appearance, as well as taste. It was served in a timely manner and the table was cleared as needed. We know we will be returning very soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Jason was our waiter. Wonderful service. We’ve eaten here for years. Food is awesome! Atmosphere is awesome! A bit pricey, so we save the experience for special occasions!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service! It was a great way to stay our night just before our Christmas concert. Our waiter was also very nice, personable and prompt. Success!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, incredible food, perfect drinks, and a great atmosphere. Everything you would expect from the finest steakhouse in the nation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a good time. Sat us right away. Service and food were great

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

This is my favorite place to come . We love having Philip wait on us. We try to always ask for him . We live in Terre Haute so we don't get to come as often as we would like. I love St. Elmo's .

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quick Bite, Romantic, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined 7 days ago

Best steak in Indy and awesome shrimp cocktail. Enjoy it everytime.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had the special 60 day aged ribeye. Awesome cut !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing experience as usual. Service is beyond reproach, skilled waiters and waitresses that are truly masters of their craft. Steak always cooked to perfection and the mashed red potatoes are to die for. My only complaint Is that something didn’t taste quite right with the shrimp cocktail. I have had it several times before and there were some sort of aftertaste this time that kind of ruined it for me. I will be back without a doubt, best restaurant in Indianapolis.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Last time we were here it was phenomenal! By far the best steak, food, service we had ever had in our lives. From out of state and couldn't wait until the next time in Indy to come back. It was our anniversary both times. This time it wasn't as great. The waiter offered the special ribeye. We were both going to get the ribeye since that's what we had last time. So we got the special since we thought it would be even better. It was like $20 more each, which we didn't expect, and it wasn't nearly as good as last time. For $20 more it should have been a lot better that before. Last time I could cut my steak with a fork, this time we had to use a knife. Didn't taste as well. I've had better steak at Outback. We were offered lobster soup as well. Didn't realize it was an additional $8!!! We go to Indy every year with a ton of people. We probably won't be back to the restaurant. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

2nd time there. Love the shrimp cocktail but twice ordered the ribeye. First time standard cut from menu. Asked for medium rare and it was rare at best. Good flavor but chewy. Second time ordered the 60 day dry age medium. At first it was very good but as I got into the middle it was again rare at best, cool red center. Again flavor great but disappointed. I’ll go back and next time ask for a strip.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love st Elmo's, food it always good!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our reservation was at 7:45 and we were seated at 7:45. St, Elmo's is a bucket list place for steak lovers! Best service ever!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Special thanks to Jorden for a wonderful dining experience. Food and service were exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We are here once a year for a convention. We always make sure to book a reservation. The staff and the food are ALWAYS excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Embarrassed.

After hyping this to my fellow team members for over a month, I was sadly let down and outright embarrassed by the food quality at St Elmo. My medium rare, was Rare, anothers was way over cooked, one was ok, another was fine and lastly, our newest team member, later became sick after eating his strip steak.
Ive been coming to Indy for many many years and have always looked forward to visiting St Elmo, but after our experience on Wednesday, I will be looking to visit other restaurants in the area.
I would suggest that management here, talk a walk north, on the same street and visit a certain Steak house on the same side of the street. They have it going on and could show you guys some much needed upgrades that St. Elmo is needing.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great overall my Cowboy cut ribeye was a little tuff, lots of grisslefat content and overall not the quality cut I was expecting. My customers enjoyed there meals however mine was nothing that grand.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was great however the table we were seated at had a cold draft every time the AC kicked on. We ended up eating dinner with our winter coats on. When we complained to the manager he apologized but said that is how old buildings are. Way too much money to be freezing during the experience.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated promptly, our waiter , Dana was prepared and very knowledgeable to answer all our questions about wine . The shrimp cocktail was out of this world. We both had strip steak and it was perfectly done. The atmosphere, food and service cat be beat! I stop in every time I’m in Indy.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

One of the top steak houses in the country. You can't miss St. Elmo's when visiting Indianapolis.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great place. Excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everytime I come to Indy, I make it a point to eat at St. Elmo's. Great place, great steaks and don't forget to get their famous shrimp cocktail.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

As we all know, St. Elmo's is known for their great steaks & shrimp cocktail. But they continue to provide great service along with the very good food and the ambiance is worth the extra cost of the meal. Waiters don't rush you to turn over the table so you can enjoy your meal along with conversation with your fellow guests and not feel like you need to eat & run. Our waiter was very funny and knowledgeable about the wine list as well as the actual menu.

Just a very enjoyable meal & evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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