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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
+1 317-635-0636
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp cocktail” (1,415 reviews)
“steak” (1,410 reviews)
“navy bean soup” (108 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
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Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Elmo's is everything you've heard it to be. Top shelf food, service and wine. We've been here on past trips to Indianapolis as well. On this trip we arrived on Monday night. So you know...you still need reservations. This place is always packed. The...More

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a cozy find. In the upstairs of St. Elmo is a great bar with a nice app menu. The servers were great and it was a dark cozy area with some sofas and high tops. The bar was beautiful and the bartender was...More

Thank tedact
Sheri S, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit in the 1933 Lounge and we hope to serve you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always visit St Elmo’s when we come to visit our daughter. Their pre fixe menu on Sundays is perfect for us & its always wonderful food, great service in a beautiful place, this time we were on the lower level & we loved it.

Thank Carol E
Sheri S, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Carol! Thank you for leaving us your review. We are delighted to be a staple when you visit your daughter. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Indy.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited this steak house two times with a friend and it has been excellent. Had 7:15 pm reservations. Walked in at 7:15 and found a packed entrance and bar but we were taken right to our table. Amy was our server and she...More

Thank bruceclarkrealtor
Sheri S, Guest Service Representative at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, Bruce! We are so glad you enjoyed your visits and that Amy took such great care of you. We will definitely pass along your kind words.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Not gonna sit here and bash the place, we have been coming to St Elmo's for over 20 Years. All I can say is that they need to fix a lot of things. Cold Food, Bad Service, Cold Food, Bad Service. In that order. Over...More

Thank dbyanski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time I visit my family in Indiana, I have to go to St. Elmo Steak House. My husband first took me there in 1988 when we were first dating. I have never found a better Steakhouse anywhere else. You have to start out with...More

Thank Xena W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love St Elmo's selections! You must start with the shrimp cocktail, exceptionally good! Try a Mogul Mule from the bar, locally distilled. Steaks are among the best! Tasty, tender, prepared to perfection. The desserts are amazing, but I seldom have "room" for dessert, plenty...More

Thank Char J
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Elmo's is almost a destination unto itself. It is THE legendary Indy restaurant, frequented by visiting celebrities, sports figures, and football fans. This is a consummate steak house, with everything prepared to perfection. The shrimp cocktails are a signature item and flow from the...More

Thank paladinsf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upstairs from St. Elmo's is their 1933 Lounge, which is a great cocktail lounge. There is a separate entrance outside, and even a direct elevator, which was a nice addition. The service was great and the drinks and appetizers were well done. Drinks came quickly...More

Thank Warnerdang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok - the place was packed and is so every night, so they must be doing something right? On arrival the reception area was packed tight with lots of people waiting to be seated. We asked could we go to the bar - but were...More

Thank Palmyra14
Richard E, General Manager at St. Elmo Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations or our standards. We would like the opportunity to discuss your dining experience further. Please reach out to our me, Richard Edwards at richard@stelmos.com so we can learn more. Thanks!

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They do have a full bar with skilled bartenders.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-635-0636
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