St. Elmo Steak House

4.7
13196 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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What 13196 People Are Saying
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MB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I've always had a wonderful experience with an outstanding steak. However tonight's steak was one of the toughest I've ever had. I mentioned it to our waiter who took care of it right away. So I was still very impressed with their commitment to satisfied customers.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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E
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual! The Sunday menu is a much better value than the usual menu.

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

Anniversary

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing experience. Dinner in a private room with a great server, Jake. ONLY complaint is they don’t have A-1. I don’t care how great my steak is, it’s a must!

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

Absolutely fabulous!

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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. I was told there was no availability until 8:30PM when I called. I then went on their website and there were tables available all night. That was odd. Prices have gone up dramatically in the last couple of years and the quantity of food has shrunk. One example is the shrimp cocktail. I think we received four shrimp. It used to be 6 or 7 shrimp. That is life I suppose. I just left not as impressed as I was the last time I ate there.

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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. Our waiter was excellent.

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CC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, our waiter (Phillip) was fantastic.

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EO
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fine old style steak house. Superb cuisine especially the steaks. Very large portions, and very nicely done. Very expensive so best for business dinners and special occasions.

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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so nice to have friendly staff!! It is nice to be spoken to as if your presence is appreciated. All staff were very prompt and attentive. First time dining here and having the wonderful cocktail shrimp! Steaks cooked perfectly. Prices were spot on! I actually thought our bill would be more.
It was noisy and we hard time with conversation. Everyone was dressed professionally as well

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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good prime rib good coffee good blueberry white chocolate bread pudding. It was all good

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WM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, the food was excellent. Our waitress was very nice, informative and polite. Great night

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JT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Worth the drive. Service is so good. Get the shrimp cocktail!!!!

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RW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it great B day gift from my wife. Food was amazing wait staff was exceptional. One word Awesome!!!!!!

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AD
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Upon moving to Indiana, eating the shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo Steak House had become a bucket list activity. So my significant other and I decided we wanted to go here on a Friday night - I made a reservation a week in advance, and only 4:45pm, 9:15pm, and 9:45pm reservations were available, so I chose the 9:15pm slot. Note - I guess you really need to make plans in far advance if you want a reasonably-timed reservation here on the weekend! But the real question is was the shrimp cocktail worth the hype and the late dinner? Absolutely. It's got such a powerful horseradish kick that my sinuses cleared up and my eyes began to water instantly after the first bite, but you keep eating it because it's just that good. The steak was also spectacular and cooked to perfection, which for me is slightly more rare. I ordered my ribeye steak medium as recommended by our server and it was charred on the outside, yet still miraculously on the medium-rare side in the center, which tasted like perfection. My date ordered the filet cooked medium and it was some of the most tender, flavorful filet minion I have ever enjoyed. Even though the atmosphere was loud, bustling, and not as romantic as I was expecting, we still enjoyed very nice conversation and an outstanding dinner together. Our water glasses were always full, the cocktails were excellent, and our server made time to connect and engage with us throughout the evening. What a special night to enjoy at this Indianapolis staple. We certainly had a fun, memorable night at St. Elmo Steak House.

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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud acoustics could be better to keep noise level down not really ideal for romantic setting or low key celebrations

Valet service was outstanding

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

This was my second visit to St. Elmo’s. It’s easily my new favorite steakhouse. The dry aged ribeye is perfection!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Steaks were very under cooked... ordered medium and they were very rare. For the amount of money and the fact they are well known establishment you would think a steak would be cooked to the order or at least close to it.. altho the shrimp cocktail sauce was awesome but also over priced for 4 shrimp..this was my first and last visit.

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P
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp cocktail tasty
Steak was cooked to perfection rare
Crab mac and cheese very creamy

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LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!! Always my choice for the MAPP conference every October.

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

Great food. Didn’t suck.

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, excellent service (thank you Rick)

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TB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience. From the moment we arrived until we departed the staff and food were second to none. A great place to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.

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

Our first experience was wonderful! Will definitely be back for big occasions.

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JP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Waiter was pushy on wine and I asked medium and got well done on my steak. How do you fail to cook Steak properly at a steak house!

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B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The 60 day dry aged was flavorful and delicious, but dry.

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PC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The classic American steak house, never disappoints.

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n
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. The shrimp were massive and the cocktail sauce was spot on.

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R
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was fairly good. I got the NY Strip and it wasn't the best I've had at a steak house (it was good though). By and away the highlights were the shrimp cocktail and their drink cocktails. Don't skip on any of those if you do go.

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a
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. Unfortunately our table was in the middle of the room and we kept getting bumped. The restaurant was packed so it did take awhile to get our food. Aside from that, my husband said it was the best filet mignon he has ever had...it melted in his mouth.

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e
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down. Best filet we’ve ever hand. Drop the mic

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Definitely will return when back in Indy.

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FT
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time @ St. Elmo's. We usually go to the north side for finer dining, now we won't have to :) The meal was very comparable to Eddie Merlot's or Flemings. We will definitely return!

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Wonderful food and service . Shrimp cocktail is all they claim it to be! We’re from out of state and took advice from a few that recommended and so happy we did!

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K
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I firmly believe that even though the food was great, I was slightly disappointed that the shrimp cocktail was $16.00 for 4 relatively small pieces of shrimp. The lobster bisque was good, but it would have been nice to have other variations of salad dressings for your wedge salad (rather than blue-cheese), as well as some other options besides a small glass of tomato juice or navy-bean soup. The service was good, but for what we paid, I would've liked to see a better selection of seafood items. Overall, a nice place to eat, but rather pricey.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! From the waiters to the food, this place is a must go to.
Starting with the unforgettable and famous Shrimp cocktail, the fantastic filet, ending with a creamy creme brulee.
Cocktails are fantastic as well. Very liberal with the pour.
Our table of 8 was taken care of very well the entire meal.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were very excited to eat at St. Elmos steak house. Everyone in Indianapolis knows of this restaurant and it's reputation for spicy shrimp cocktail and quality steaks. We ordered a special not listed on the menu: Dry rubbed ribeye aged for 28 days for $58.00 each. I have never had a steak that cost anywhere near this amount and I was excited to taste a steak that was somehow special enough to command this price. We each cut into the steak and took a bite at the same time. We watched each other eat with anticipation expecting the look of pure ecstacy to be displayed. It didn't appear. Hmmm.. Maybe another bite... nothing. After eating several more bites we compared notes and we both said the same thing... 'Tasteless'. These aged steaks were described by our waiter as having a deep harty bold steak flavor with a bit of smoke flavor. Our steaks were bland and boring with very little steak flavor at all. Without exaggeration we both agree that we have had much better steaks from Texas Roadhouse. Our dinner bill (with tip) was $200.00. We had a very disappointing experience.My advice: don't fall for the hype. There is nothing special to see or eat here.

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TK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was impeccable! It is always a treat to dine at St Elmo’s. Andy, our waiter, provided outstanding service! And of course the meal was delicious! Best steak house!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, and absolutely delicious food. We were sat quickly and greeted promptly. Calvin, our server, was not only knowledgeable but also personable. Highly recommended place for a special night.

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