About St. Elmo Steak House

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!

127 S. Illinois
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

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.

Cross Street:
Georgia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 635-0636

Website:
http://www.stelmos.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Holmes

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.

St. Elmo Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (123)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Once again you all have done it right! The food is always excellent and the service was fantastic! Shrimp cocktail is probably the best I’ve ever had. The dry aged ribeye was awesome and cooked to perfection! Keep it up. I love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, an awesome steak and excellent service. No.1 steakhouse without a doubt.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

The entire experience was great. Wonderful server. Food was phenomenal. We both had the New York strip steaks and they were cooked perfectly. My boyfriend orders his Pittsburgh rare and it was cooked exactly as he wanted. We will be returning and recommend it to anyone. A truly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner and service were perfect, as is the case every time we visit St. Elmo's.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Drove to Indianapolis from Pittsburgh for this and was not disappointed. Phenomenal food and the service was excellent. Glenn is the man. (And I really hope I spelled that right.) Worth the trip! One of the best meals I've ever had. A comfortable place to have a fantastic meal. I doubt there's something on the menu that isn't good.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Ordered the Filet, cooked to perfection. The house cut fries were good but probably will order a baked potato next visit. Great atmosphere and the service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

We visited this restaurant for 10th Anniversary. We talked “ This stake and cream brûlée are best tastes for our 10 years”. We will never forget today.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely Fabulous experience as always!!
St. Elmo’s never disappoints

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was terrific but could have been warmer. Service wasn't what I expected at this price point. Not as attentive as I had hoped, could have just been our waiter. However, busing wasn't immediate. Restaurant was cold, could have been about 5 degrees warmer.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been dining at Elmo’s for 55 years. Best in the world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful and deserves 5 stars and anyone who gives less than that is an idiot

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

A must if your in indy. Great service and great food

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was fantastic. Our waiter went above and beyond the expected for a nice restaurant. The steaks were good and so were the potatoes. We were a little disappointed in the tomato appetizer but it was probably the wrong season for quality tomatoes in November. Atmosphere was as you would expect with a top quality restaurant and not too noisy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Always one of our favorite celebration places. Food is awesome, ambiance is fun and service is top notch!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great food, awesome time.

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·Dined 5 days ago

There is a reason it has carried its name for over 100 years. Every time I am in the city, I must go and so should you.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Jeff was fantastic and has been serving customers for nearly 115 years. Steaks and sides were 5 stars. Only problem was the noise level. I had to literally yell across the table to have a conversation with my wife.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first time at St Elmo’s and we now understand the hype! It was amazing! We had the shrimp cocktail, the chopped salad and the surf & turf! Best steak ever! Everything was delicious & perfectly cooked. Great looking place also, old school steakhouse!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve heard about St. Elmo’s for a long time and suddenly had an opportunity to try it while in Indianapolis. The restaurant itself is quite large, made up of three rooms plus the bar area at the entry door. It’s a steakhouse, so we ate excellent beef, but the menu is large with other options. Expensive, but worth it. Tuxedoed waiters provide excellent service. Their signature appetiser is the shrimp cocktail with house-made cocktail sauce which includes lots and lots of fresh horseradish. The sauce is very spicy hot because of the horseradish. I like spicy food, but if you don’t, ask for the sauce on the side. It brought tears to my eyes! The beef is excellent and superbly prepared. Super service. Excellent wine list. Glad we went.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

My daughter and I sat in the bar and had a wonderful meal and fabulous cocktails.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

We make a point to stop at St. Elmo's to eat yearly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and the food as always was impeccable. The ambiance at St. Elmo’s reminds of the oldest steakhouses in the U.S.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We loved it. Great food, and the cookies and milk for the children’s hospital is really a sweet way to help sick children.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was outstanding.. great service !

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A must if you want a great meal in Indianapolis. An institution since 1902.
Great food served by a professional waitstaff. Known for their famous shrimp cocktail and dry aged steaks. We were very impressed!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Went for our 25th wedding anniversary. Was worth every penny.....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

St. Elmo's is the premier Indy Restaurant, and probably one of the best steakhouses in the country. When you plan a trip to St. Elmo's, remember a few things- it WILL be busy, the food is fabulous, and it IS expensive. The bill for our party of four was well over $500.
However, if your idea of a great supper is a very large hunk of cow prepared to perfection ( I recommend blue-rare) go here.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Filet was Perfectly cooked but uninspired. Same with the baked potato, it would have been better with salt rubbed all over the outside of the skin. Brussel sprouts were fantastic, mushrooms were good. Shrimp cocktail was the one and only.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great business meeting and great meal, as always! Food was top quality and the service was great!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Best steak I have had in a long time!!! Always lived in Indiana and had never been to St Elmo's. I work in a bar downtown and have received bottles of St Elmo's Cocktail Sauce as tip, but had never been in! I have to say I have had some pretty amazing steaks, but this was an amazing overall experience, not just great steak!!! The service was exceptional, the food was outstanding! I had the Filet Mignon and my wife had the NY Strip, both were incredible leaving us miserably full! But well worth it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Went there for dinner and desert for our anniversary tho evening!
Our overall experience was nothing shy of incredible!
Food was out of this world and service and ambiance was impeccable!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We really like to go Sundays because of the deal that is running. It is a nice way to get a little taste of the menu without breaking the bank.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our dinner at St Elmo was absolutely phenomenal. Our server Phil was absolutely fantastic. He was very informative, personable, and really made our experience that much better. The food was out of this world! Between the steaks, shrimp cocktail, and the dessert. We fully enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

best restaurant in town!!! loved it we cant wait to come back

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Traditional Post Colts Game Dinner with friends When in Indy my wife and I or if I am alone meet friends from Indy for dinner at Elmo's Once again Elmo's didnt disappoint Drinks at The Bar before dinner Bartenders were quick to get us our many drinks We were seated even before our reservation time Our waiter was excellent Steaks were perfect Shrimp Cocktails were extra spicy it seemed The Chocolate Cake! Oh my The Chocolate Cake best I have ever had Thank You Elmos for another great time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always, great food, service, wine, and everything else. Always a good time!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great as usual and our server, Andy, was outstanding also as usual!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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