St. Elmo Steak House

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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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with social distancing practices in place, we had a great dinner.

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MattD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the Huse family for everything they do for our community! Indianapolis is blessed to have such a legendary restaurant like St. Elmo

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PokeynKC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the "Cowboy" Ribeye Steaks w/ Redskin Mashed Potatoes, Lobster Bisque and shared a Shrimp Cocktail. The adult in the group enjoyed an "Elmo Cola" as well as an "Infusion Shot" to finish the coke. All was outstanding!

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Ruedog
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my college son at St. Elmo's. It was his first visit and he is a picky eater! The shrimp cocktail was awesome as usual! Both of us got the 8oz filet, and the steaks were really good! He got an add on lobster tail and we shared it! Great meal and really good service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Emily was a great server and we liked the Sunday menu

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vipSealover
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had the Sunday dinner special meal. Observations were that the steak and trout were very good but not as exceptional as we were expecting. Shrimp cocktail was very very spicy and its sauce overpowered the taste of the delicious shrimp itself—I was shaking off the sauce into the bowl to be able to eat it. Good mashed potatoes (but a small portion) but the green beans, while cooked nicely had little flavor—the brown butter was nowhere to be found. Dessets were good. Overall a mixed experience and a bit disappointing.

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coleb
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was under the assumption that the Sunday 3 course meal was priced at the listed price on the menu. When I receive my bill it was rang up separate and increasing my bill by $50.
5 filet meals are advertised at $40
5x40=200+7=$214, my bill was nearly $270.
Just thought that was odd that the price would be off by that much. Didn’t want to say anything because it was my dads birthday so I just paid and left.

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vipKevin
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp cocktail, good steak and the best service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members were very pleasant. Our server was very knowledgeable. My steak was so tender. Everything was delicious.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Great drinks and even better food!

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a good history. Our waiter Andy was thorough, attentive and answered all our questions. It was an outstanding evening.

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Chuck
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were exemplary.
The food was good but overpriced. The shrimp cocktail was not
everyone's cup of tea at our table, but I enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was amazing!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelor party

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CraigR
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St Elmo’s was everything I had heard it would be. Classic setting,great food,great service. This was our first visit but will not be our last,

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JeffG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great dining experience. From the server's friendliness and helpful direction to the food in each course of our meal - unforgettable shrimp cocktail, a wedge salad just the right size for sharing, a perfectly prepared flat iron steak and green beans, and the apple/blueberry signature pie ala mode - the evening was one to remember. Already looking forward to our return visit!

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IndyRoy
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed spending our anniversary with you and our waiter George. Steaks were great, my sidecar drink was perfect (mixed by Mike Gaines) and the dessert tasted the best (chocolate cake). thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Mike
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had business colleagues in town. Great service, no nonsense and food is always great!

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The shrimp cocktail is everything they say! A definite must. Everything was superb.

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PeterR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classic restaurant with wonderful staff and great steaks, not to forget that shrimp cocktail.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was exellent, Ribeye was cooked perfectly I had it Oscar style topped it with King Crab. Great place to have dinner and drinks with friend's.

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DennisO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These folks have what they do down to a science. Everything was top notch. So good.....👍🏻🏆

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Corvettezo6
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Reservation was fo 630, we were early at 605, seated immediately. Waiter took drink order promptly and gave us a quick rundown of the restaurant and specials, drinks arrived quickly.
Appetizer was 30 min from order, bread never was offered, we asked only becuase we saw table near us get some (different waiter). After appetizer seved it was 1 full hour for entree. We saw several tables around us order and actually eat and pay their bill before we got our dinner. We had to ask the young girl serving water for drinks, waiter never came by. Actually think waiter was sick or had an issue with his motor skills, couldnt pour wine without 2 hands and spilling, martini arrived mostly spilled out from shaking before arrival to table. When asked waiter what delay was, were told its the kitchen, not his fault and walked away,
For dropping over $450 for a 3 person meal, i was disappointed to say the least . Also table behind us of 8 people was very loud and obnoxious as noted by several other patrons.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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vipCHERIWAC
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I must say that St Elmo’s was an overall disappointment. The seating is so close that we could hear every word of our neighbors’ conversation .
The food is vey good but then, a $68 steak SHOULD be very good at the least.
Our biggest problem was service Unfortunately, it was nowhere near as attentive or friendly as the many high- end steak houses to which we have been.
Both my date and I have been waiter/ waitress in our younger days so I don’t easily complain about wait staff.
However, our waitress was oddly aloof.She had the required slight smile but only came around when ready to take orders/ deliver orders. There was none of the checking on us as customers at other times.
In fact, the bread came late to the table.
At an exemplary restaurant, more than adequate service is required.
I was glad we went, but I won’t be back.
I will have my $200 dinner for two elsewhere .

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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PamG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our occasion was celebrating our sons 21st birthday...it was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend!!

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DebraC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. I did think you use to get 5 shrimps in the shrimp cocktail when we were there last year but now you only get 4 for the same price. Was disappointed with that but everything was delicious. Our server Bob was excellent and everyone was so nice. We have celebrated either our anniversary and birthdays at St. Elmo’s for the last three years and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Sunday for a birthday/retirement celebration. Steve was our waiter and he was very accommodating and attentive. Good food and fun!

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SharrC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I I lived in the area I would be there several times per month.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent, lobster bisque was very good, steaks were good, but o overpriced for the quality.

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RichardK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! What a great server we had . His name was Calvin. He was sooo patient and knowledgeable when I had questions! He was an absolute delight to have as a server.

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ErikP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

While the food and service was impeccable as always, the table we were sat at was not what I expected when I made a reservation months ago. A round table for a party of 10 in the middle of a large upstairs room meant I had to yell to have any conversation with those across from me. I asked to be moved downstairs as requested where I know it’s quieter for larger parties but was told no seating was available. Perhaps next time......

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food and service!

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and service I’ve ever experienced everyone needs to go al least once. You will not be disappointed

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BruceW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous dinner and evening. Our waitress, Rebecca was very attentive and very good at what she does. The steaks were perfect and I believe it was the best dinner since the last time I ate there.

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TerrenceC
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets, to put it simply. Food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. Our server, David Baird, was friendly, courteous, and helpful. I would rate this experience as one of the best I have ever enjoyed .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service!

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JimM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp was great! Service outstanding! Steak phenomenal!

Little pricey but worth going there once in a while

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SugarBear
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The young lady who was greeting customers needs a lesson in manners. When I came into the restaurant to be seated, she looked at me like I was homeless. 55% of communication is body language. Then when she passed me on to the back to be seated, I made a joke and she took me to the principal's office. She didn't like the joke so she made a very unpleasant response. I could be wrong, but restaurants like St. Elmo's can't afford to have amateurs greeting customers. Her self-righteous attitude and her unfriendly nature did not get the evening off to a great start. Rebecca, My waitress was superb, and more than made up for it. I see this more and more with service experiences...people judging books by the cover rather than just deciding that everyone should be treated with a high level of respect and friendliness. Too bad. Still a great restaurant.

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JordanC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had to send back 2 out of 4 of our steaks. One was cold and the other was over clearly overcooked. We had to wait over 20 minutes for new steaks and were not compensated at all. We were looking forward to dining at this renowned steakhouse and were very disappointed by the service and quality.

St. Elmo Steak House
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Jordan. We would like to extend our apologies for your disappointing experience. Please check your inbox as I have sent you a private message to discuss in detail the issue noted above. Thank you.

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Grandmachar7
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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