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St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
4.8
17683 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TD

    TheoD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time eating here in probably 15 years. It was very good but not as good as I remember. The shrimp cocktail is legit but the shrimp seemed smaller. The prime aged ribeye was very good but at$85, probably not worth the extra $30 compared to the standard ribeye. Service was impeccable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waiter had an attitude, but overall good experience.
  3. ED

    EileenD

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Prices are very high— we knew that going in. Presentation of food, especially signature shrimp cocktail, was poor. Restaurant is VERY NOISY. Restaurant could not fully accommodate gluten free dining. Given the price point of this restaurant it is disappointing to say the least that at a minimum GF bread is not available. I would not recommend St Elmo. One can find luxury steak house dining at other places for better value. In short, the high prices are not worth it.
  4. MR

    MichelleR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was so excited to try this place. Prime rib was so tasteless I was unable to eat. Sides were ok. Drinks too strong could not drink it either. Salad and soup were good. Not worth the 2 hr drive or the 300$
  5. RL

    RondaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. They covered every detail making our 30th anniversary very special. The food and service was amazing
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmo’s was a bucket list restaurant for me especially coming from the West Coast. Loved every minute of my experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff were very attentive and were excellent over all. Most of the food was excellent, my cut of steak however was not up to par. While the taste was excellent, a large percentage of the aged steak was inedible due bad marbling and large amounts of grissel.
  8. CC

    ChuckC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We only get to eat at Saint Elmo once a year after the last day of Gen Con. I make our reservation months in advance and look forward to the experience every year.
  9. EC

    EastCoastMike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St Elmo lives up to the hype. Steaks that need no seasoning, delicious food overall, attentive service, it’s got its reputation for a reason. A must for anyone visiting Indianapolis!
  10. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a big rowdy group and Richard not only managed us with grace but made excellent suggestions and accomodated those who had to depart early. The food was classic old-school steakhouse, perfectly prepared and accompanied by tasty sides.
  11. MN

    MaxN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect way to wrap up a weekend in Indianapolis. The service alone is worth a return trip, and the menu does not have a single item that disappoints.
  12. RS

    RickSummon

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great cocktails, great lobster bisque, and, of course - great steak!
  13. BF

    BryanF

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the experience was good; however I was surprised the mashed potatoes were a little cool for our tastes and the cocktails were watered down. Other than that it was good. For what we spent I would expect them to nail everything, they didn't.
  14. JH

    JHtx

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. I had the dry aged ribeye that could have been one of the best steak I’ve ever had, if it was seasoned at all. It was tender but bland. However, the butter cake was amazing. The tables were small and close to together and the noise level was pretty high.
  15. NG

    NG111

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmo's is a classic steakhouse. The service is always impeccable and the food is delicious. I am looking forward to my next dining experience here.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I've gone here for over 10 years. 2021 and 2022 were bad experiences. Fatty steak and cold sides... slow service
  17. AY

    AlyssaY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I wanted to provide my honest feedback. My husband and I were so excited to dine here. We had looked up St. Elmo's prior to moving here back when we lived in Austin and knew we wanted to come here for our anniversary. We arrived evening for our 6:45 pm reservation and we were caught off guard by how loud it was inside. For an upscale restaurant, the noise was the first turn off. We were seated and they brought out the rolls, which were the best thing we had the entire evening. We ordered the shrimp cocktail, because we knew we had to, and we didn't like it. No big deal, we just wanted to try it. We each ordered the flat iron steak well done, Oscar style, with mashed potatoes and lobster bisque. The soup was good. Then, the steaks arrived. It was disappointing to receive a small amount of crab and four spears of asparagus for an extra $21 (I believe it was). That aside the amount of mashed potatoes served with the steak was insane. I then tried the steak and we both found them to be dry. Now, I know your argument will be that the steaks were well done, but that shouldn't be a problem. We ate at one of the finest steakhouses in Austin, Texas, ordered our steaks well done, and they were cooked to perfection and so juicy. Besides that the steak, I found to be flavorless. Moving onto the check, we were disappointed by the food, but then annoyed when the check arrived. At no point in the ordering process did our server say the lobster bisque was an extra charge of almost $9 a bowl. That soup was in no way worth that. When we ordered, he said we have the navy bean soup, the tomato juice, or we also have lobster bisque. If it was an extra charge, like it was, that should have been addressed. We went out for an expensive dinner, yes, but that does not mean we wanted to spend almost $20 on soup that we did not even want. We thought it just came with the steak. Our server did comp the shrimp because he knew we didn't like it, so we decided to not say anything more.
  18. B

    Blossoms28

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner as we celebrated our anniversary. Our server and the waitstaff were so helpful and friendly. We always have a wonderful time, with lasting memories! The steaks are amazing. We were treated to a free crème brûlée for our anniversary. We couldn’t have had a better time!
  19. KF

    KimberlyF

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All I can say is Fantastic!Jason our waiter was top notch!Food great. Cocktail sauce insane
  20. JD

    JohnD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Elmos is all its cracked up to be. Very expensive but worth it for really special occasions. Service could not have been better and the sauce on the shrimp cocktail could not have been hotter.
  21. LP

    LukeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy, and amazing food. If you are in the area and don't go to st. Elmo you are missing out.
  22. d

    dawnp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are from Texas and every time we are in Indy we have dinner at St Elmo's. Even if there is an issue with the kitchen it is taken care of. The staff go the extra mile to make the experience wonderful.
  23. TG

    TheGameCrafter

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St Elmo Steakhouse is always a requirement each time we're at Gen Con. The product is consistent, service is excellent, and the experience is wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant and will continue to visit each time we're in town. :)
  24. G

    Grinner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience, from check in to table to wait staff to food. wonder wine selection to go along with first class steaks
  25. C

    Cary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    T'was very good. Depending on your preferences, if you haven't had dry-aged steak, then it might be a little hit-or-miss to go for it. Also, surprisingly, they have vegan pasta!
  26. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit since the pandemic, and it’s still the wonderful St. Elmo’s I remember… top-notch service, food, and even pace of the dinner itself! However, it appears inflation has now hit them as the tab was quite a bit more than pre-pandemic times… but that won’t stop me from going back for my once-a-year visit with old friends. :)
  27. BS

    BillS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff, very supportive for my sons 21st birthday.
  28. BC

    BCS4430

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Mark, was excellent. It was our first time eating there, and we will definitely go back.
  29. DD

    DaceyD

    New York Area

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great steak and shrimp cocktail! Great creamed corn! Perfectly fine green beans, wine, and bread. Impressive wine list.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 29th anniversary
  31. L

    Lindonesia

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here and is officially my favorite place I have ever eaten.
  32. Z

    Zoya

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal at St Elmo's. Shrimp cocktail was as hot as ever! Navy bean soup was wonderful. Try it with a bit of cocktail sauce in it. Really spices it up. Steaks were great; butter cake dessert was fabulous. Would recommend to anyone.
  33. RH

    RickH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've wanted to try the shrimp cocktails for years. Finally! Oh man, it's HOT!!! But oh so good. The shrimp were large and very chilled. The cocktail sauce is full of horseradish so tread carefully. It was Sunday so I had one of their specials: Shrimp cocktail, bean soup, filet mignon with mashed potatoes. Everything was perfect. Sat in one of the dining rooms but after viewing the bar on my way in and out, the next time I want to sit at the bar to eat. Well worth it.
  34. BT

    BarbaraT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. From the Shrimp cocktail to the upgraded lobster bisque, which is a must. The filet was perfect.
  35. CS

    CurtisS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most tender and best tasting Filet Mignons I've ever eaten. Spectacular wine list. Friendly service from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out. If they have their Indianapolis Cream Corn, order it...you won't regret it. Wedge salad with creamy gorganzola was fresh, and not too "blue-cheesy". Service was amazing from the moment we walked in to the moment we left!
  36. b

    barbs

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner for six. Shrimp cocktail always a hit. Steaks perfectly prepared. Great side. Love the cream spinach. Server, Alec, was terrific.
  37. RI

    RItaJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place! Great food and a historical place. Not cheap but much better than some other steakhouses. You can’t go wrong at St Elmo’s!
  38. J

    Jones

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary dinner here as we have for the last few years. We had a great time! Sarah is a joy and I sure hope we see her again. Food was excellent as always and everyone was pleasant.
  39. FB

    FaithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding as always, this wasn't our first time and for sure will not be our last!
  40. VK

    VictorK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience with both the service and the quality of the food. We had a large group with us and all were served well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17683 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 156 times today
Google Map for St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Georgia

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Holmes

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-0636

  • Private party facilities

    St. Elmo's offers 5 rooms from which to choose. Limited menus available. Please see website for details or e-mail us.

  • Private party contact

    Kirsten DeWitte: (317) 602-6786

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