St. Elmo Steak House

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12608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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.
Indy's best steakhouse!
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib
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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.
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Phone number
(317) 635-0636
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Holmes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgia
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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 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.

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Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This steakhouse was fantastic. If you want a great steak, great service this is the place. David, our waiter, has been there for over 20 years. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us the history of St Elmo and great tips on ordering!

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CS
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Both steaks were rare when medium rare was ordered. Everything else was good.

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DB
1 review
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The shrimp cocktail was unlike any I've ever had. It kicks so hard, you chew it with your head bent up and your nostrils flaring. It's really good, though. The texture of the steak was amazing. You do not need a steak knife to cut through the porterhouse--a butter knife would work. Shoot, a fork would probably work. But it doesn't have a particularly memorable flavor. I'd rather my steak by under seasoned than over seasoned, so that was okay. The service was exceptional and the ambiance was nice. There were people wearing bow ties and dresses, and there were casually dressed families with their kids--it has a classy and inviting atmosphere.

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CM
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks to Doug our waiter. Lot's of personality and connected with us (motorcycles)

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JC
Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Had really looked forward to this experience as I had heard many positive comments about St. Elmos. The shrimp cocktail was amazing of course! The steak was rather dry and potatoes a bit lack luster. The soup was wonderful as was the peach blueberry pie. For the cost, I would choose something else.

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A
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 2nd Anniversary and Jordan did an EXCELLENT job of taking care of us! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in a superb steak!

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M
Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to St. Elmo's and won me over! The first left me underwhelmed. The service was amazing, but the food just wasn't worth the hype.
Totally different experience this time. The food was wonderful. My NY strip was perfectly prepared and incredibly flavorful. The sides were delicious. Of course, the drinks were on point. Couldn't ask for a better server. Super attentive, but didn't hover. Will definitely return after this trip!

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JS
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, food, ambiance, and our waiter Andy Cooper is the best! Never disappointed!!!!

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i
Jacksonville
7 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!! Awesome service. Food was top of the line. Shrimp cocktail was the bomb!!

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RD
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Andy was amazing! Very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steve wonderful, as always.

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CJ
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will NEVER have a bad experience at St. Elmos. The wait staff there is beyond exceptional and the honest-to-goodness chef here makes certain that the quality lives up to its legend. This is NOT an inexpensive place to eat. I spent over $150 for two but it was well worth it for the experience.

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OT
Indiana
5 reviews
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our quiet seat, turned into a noisy meal. 2nd waiter slow, we had to ask for everything.

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RM
Richmond
2 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For the one only special appetizer, the shrimp cocktail, you would expect a great presentation. It was simply big shrimp thrown in the serving dish with sauce. Almost like it was served using a ladle. Shrimp and sauce. Great tasting but lack of attention to detail.

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m
Columbus
2 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved meeting the people next to us but our waiter seemed to rush us, so that
is the only negative I have.

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LM
E. Tennessee
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

Service was wonderful but not where you want to go for a quiet atmosphere. Steaks were good but honestly I’ve had better for the price.

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BL
Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Elmo has been a part of our trips to Indianapolis, every time we're in town, for the past ten years.

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KS
1 review
2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was very disappointed---I booked for a party of six---ALL were disappointed. I would not recommmend this restaurant to anyone. Our testimonies are not good.

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CM
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was lovely. Had great waiter that made the experience great. Shrimp cocktail was amazing so was the steak. Want to go again.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and preconcert dinner, fabulous food and service.

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BB
Columbus
1 review
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Second time here with a year apart wife's steak was good mine again was below average ordered the Cowboy Ribeye steak flavor was good but when your at a top rated steakhouse and the premium steak arrives to your table on a cool plate and the steak is not hot and seems to be of little concern to the waiter when he asked how it was and he says it did not sit for very long before serving(Hot plate when he set in down means to me don't touch it was cool to the touch) but said no more. I guess living on the long lasting name, you can't charge premium prices without premium PRODUCT and service.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took an agent as a reward for good quarter

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OT
New England
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grey Goose Cosmo, check, shrimp cocktail, check, bean soup, check, filet mignon, check, creme brûlée, check. Ah! Delicious! Craving satisfied. Scott our waiter was terrific and the staff were very attentive. A definite if in Indianapolis. Thank you St. Elmo's for another top dining experience. I'll be back.

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OT
1 review
1.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was not attentive. He messed up our order two times. We were rushed through our meal. He wasn’t personal at all. I took my girlfriend there because of a great past experience I had. To say the least I spent $150 for two people and she “wasn’t impressed”.

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FH
Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Cocktails were good, so was obviously the shrimp cocktail. But I asked for a quiet table, but that's not what we got. Steak was mediocre at best to my surprise. I ordered the 60 day aged steak medium rare, well, it was chewy and more rare than anything. The server never came to inquire, so I wasn't too thrilled about that, but didn't care at that point anymore. After all what I heard I expected way more.

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TT
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Our server was very attentive offering good opinions and advice for ordering.

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G
Indiana
11 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! I took my team out for a thank you dinner to celebrate a job well done. We started with cocktails in the 1933 Lounge and had dinner afterwards. The meal was wonderful and they even accommodated two of my guests with dietary restrictions and created vegan meals. The service was top notch and I would recommend everyone take an opportunity to visit and experience an Indianapolis diamond.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, awesome food!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional and classy

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PL
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

STEVE was an excellent server. As always the food was delicious and the shrimp cocktail lived up to it’s reputation

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D
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard a lot about the restaurant from cooking channels and they were right. The meat was excellent, homemade breads and the bean soup was great.

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RT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was amazing, I have never had such a tender steak. I will definitely return.

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GW
Tampa
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The shrimp cocktail is a must. The steaks needed more seasoning, but they were good. We had the ribeye.

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JH
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down the best steak we’ve ever had!!!! I will definitely go back again and again.

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JR
Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my top 5 restaurants. Food & service are great.

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NP
Indiana
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My drink came out wrong and had to be sent back right from the start. Then we were charged three (3) shrimp cocktails instead of one and had to wait for another bill to be corrected. Then it came back with the wrong bill instead of ours, so we were delayed again. However the service other than the errors, was very good, the meal was good and we would recommend to others. Anyone can have a bad day, I just wish it wasn't us, especially since we have many out of town guests that come to Indy and we would love to use St. Elmo again.

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MC
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff signed an anniversary card for our 50th wedding anniversary.

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BC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to St. Elmo's since moving away over 20 years ago and my wife had never been. It was exactly as I remembered. My wife and I decided to share an entrée so we would have room for dessert and there were no hassles, sometimes higher end restaurants scoff splitting. They even split everything in the kitchen before arriving at the table. We had an early dinner reservation because we had a flight to catch and noise was no issue at all, but I am sure it can be when the place gets full. The shrimp cocktail was great. The lobster bisque had nice chunks of lobster, and the steak was cooked perfect medium rare. Had a great time and will definitely put St. Elmo's on our to do list for future trips to Indy.

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KR
Indiana
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great, just wish the chocolate cake would've been available! It was listed on this app but no longer an item on the menu!

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