St. Elmo Steak House

4.8
17679 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.
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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 17679 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rare night out for my wife. St. Elmo’s was awesome!

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KenC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When ever I leave California going to the Midwest I route my flights thru Indianapolis
to eat at St Elmo , always well worth the detour!

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vipJosephB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience.... Highly Recommend... Atmosphere is amazing

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our room was a bit noisy with others nearby. Just think it is an old building without sound reduction help in place.

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cliff216
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best steak I've ever had. The service was amazing. This place is a must for anyone that comes to Indianapolis.

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Lilibear95
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Food was not the greatest. I ordered the new York stip. No flavor and not cooked to my liking. Sides were bland. I didn't even enjoy the water. There was no ice in the water. Only good thing I had was the bourbon butter cake. Don't waste your money.

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AngelethiaC
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was in town for an event and we always try to diner at a nice steakhouse during our stay. This restaurant didn’t disappoint. Very good. We enjoyed the Filet Mignon, Sirloin, and Ribeye. The shrimp cocktail was good and spicy. The lobster bisque was delicious. Unfortunately, we didn’t have room for dessert. The service was terrific. Our waiter was Jeff S. Very nice, attentive, and made wonderful suggestions of what to try. We will be back if we visit Indianapolis again.

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NickieS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Steak and Lobster tail were amazing. Shrimp Cocktail was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Everything was great!!

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JamieM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been waiting for almost two years to drive from Columbus Oh to Indianapolis for St Elmo's. The cocktail is great from the store, but it's amazing to have there. So much hotter and so good. We can't wait to come back.

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HeatherM
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and the service was as well! Everything was so amazing that we decided to go twice during the week we were in INDY.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time with awesome food & service!

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JohnP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited while on business a couple years ago. Wanted to visit with the wife while on personal trip to Indy. Great experience, good food. A classic restaurant.

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TomL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just average at best
Shrimp Cocktail sauce was excellent
Bread pudding for dessert- it was poor

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MarkD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I celebrated our 31st anniversary and enjoyed our evening at St Elmo’s. Our waiter Jake did a very good job with service and the food was delicious. We were in the bottom part of the restaurant and there were several large parties around us so it got very loud in the room. Despite that, we had a nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend there for his birthday. It was a very nice evening.

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heatherr
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always dine at St. Elmo’s when passing through the area. One of two favorite steakhouses in the US. Don’t even need to see a menu: shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, 8 oz filet with baked potato. Glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or a bottle if husband will share. Can’t wait to return when traveling again.

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GregH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and our waiter was fantastic.

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KatyAnnie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place to spend an anniversary!
Service from the moment we walked in was impeccable. I ordered the prime rib... which was 38oz of sheer perfection!

We will be back hopefully for many more years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. All items served were properly prepared and delicious. I would highly recommend the Lobster bisque. Service was attentive and recommendations were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 of us were in town for my birthday, and St Elmo came highly recommended. It absolutely lived up to our hopes. The reserve wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. Service was prompt and very friendly. David was superb, including taking us on a tour of the wine cellar and explaining some of the history of the restaurant. Just an excellent overall experience, and I’ll be back for certain.

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AmyH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for his birthday and we had an awesome nigy

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SusanS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Phillip and he was outstanding. We had great service and great food and he took great care of us while being very funny and sassy. We brought people who had never been there before and they can’t wait to go back. We were celebrating two birthdays and they received complimentary desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Didn’t cook my steak to my preference so I was disappointed I had to send it back!

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RENEC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 27th anniversary and it was a beautiful evening in our waiter Steve was phenomenal thank you for a beautiful and warm experience.

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JustinM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good. Would return. Shrimp cocktail is a must

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ScottS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere, and food. We had a party of 14 and all went smoothly from reservation through arrival and dinner.

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ChristopherB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome experiance from the beginning, valet parking, was given an anniversary card when we checked in and a dessert as well. Jodi did an excellant job in taking care of us and the chefs prepared our food to absolute perfection! We will definatly be back soon!

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RobertP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We are frequent fliers at St Elmo and this was probably the worst experience we’ve had. The air conditioner was blasting over top of us, the server brought me the wrong steak, and when informed I ordered something else she was apologized and put in a “rush” order. I ate my potatoes and was fine with this but it came out in 10 minutes and was pretty well under cooked when I originally asked for medium. Still had to pay full price. She wasn’t overly friendly or fun as other servers we have had in the past. Not to mention all that is going on with COVID there, you would think all servers would be over the top accommodating and friendly. Don’t need to go back for awhile.

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Andrew
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful anniversary and birthday celebration at St. Elmo!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always. First time back since pandemic and, with the exception of fewer tables and everyone reading masks, it felt the same. Same great good and service.

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Kats
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

appalled waiter approached table with hands full of dirty glasses

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BillH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Services by Jeff was really good. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

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PaulB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Classic. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable prices given reputation and portion sizes. Food actually came out too quick as we didn’t finish soup when meals came. Seated right away with reservations on a Friday night. Waiter Philip was top class.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought my wife here for our celebration. It was awesome as usual

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djindenver
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Excellent steps to make you feel safe and comfortable in light of Covid. Avoid the bone-in filet...too dry.

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swlufc
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Passing thru Indianapolis and was recommended to us by friends. So glad we stopped in for dinner. Steak was excellent, service was first class.

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ArtIe
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Clearly Saint Elmo is not a cheap place to eat. If you want cheap, go to steak and shake! My wife and I moved here in 2013 and have enjoyed our anniversary dinner and typically one other visit every year since then. The establishment has never let us down. I also enjoy taking visitors there as well. Some of my favorites are the brussels sprouts, of course the shrimp cocktail, the ribeye, and lobster.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. One of the best steaks Ive had. Ambience was classicsl and well done. The white chocolate blueberry bread pudding was amazing as well. I’ll definitely return!

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St. Elmo Steak House is rated 4.8 stars by 17679 OpenTable diners.

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