St. Elmo Steak House
Ritzy landmark for chops & seafood
Steakhouse · $$$
The Zagat Review
"Steak the way God intended" and a "fiery" shrimp cocktail pack plenty of "zing" at this Downtown landmark delivering "memorable" dinners in a white-tablecloth setting with "top-notch" service (and occasional "celeb sightings" ); sure, you'll "pay handsomely" , but most agree it "surpasses expectations" from "start to finish."
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hours Open Today · 3:00 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
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 127 South Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA phone +1 317-635-0636 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
My husband and I tried St. Elmo's for the first time to see what all the hype was about. I ordered the Lamb and he ordered the bone-in porterhouse. The server was excellent, courteous, insightful, quick and very polite. The area was nice and laid back. The food was tender, but wasn't seasoned well if at all. I probably won't be back for that reason. When i spend a lot of money on a steak and lamb, I want it to be both seasoned and tender. I heard this same complaint from two other people after sharing my experience with them. Besides the atmosphere, I'm really not sure what all the hype is about.
Tawana Willis · January 29, 2018
Truly lived up to the hype. Our server, Jason, was top notch and extremely professional. He opened with a short history of the restaurant and handled the service of our party of 8 without ever missing a beat. I was impressed that he went around out of order and took the orders of the ladies first yet everything arrived in precisely the right location. The food was amazing, I managed to handle (with copious amounts of water) the world famous shrimp cocktail and it exceeded the high expectations. I had the 60 day dry aged ribeye which was cooked perfectly and tasted ridiculously good. I ordered a few additional sides to share and everything was on point. The blueberry bread pudding finished things off quite nicely. St. Elmo has instantly jumped to the top of my list for top dining experiences in Indy.
Joshawa Gardner · January 21, 2018
We came here for a company party. We were not let down. We started in the upstairs lounge where service was decent despite the massive crowd for the Big 10 championship game. It was very busy, fairly crowded, but still a respite from the madhouse that was downtown Indianapolis leading up to the game. Drinks were expensive, but pours were generous - at least for liquor. We were seated in a private reserved room in the basement, with glass walls looking into the wine cellar. While this doesn't compare fairly with normal table seating, it made for an incredible overall experience. It felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves, between the privacy doors and the exceptional service. Service was impeccable, exceptionally courteous. Nothing sat unfilled for more than a moment or two. Plates cleared immediately. Drinks served with appropriate haste. Any food issues sorted without a moment's hassle. All this without once feeling like there were intrusions or interruptions - at times done without you even noticing. Food was astounding - less from a single or signature dish perspective, more from the broad view: everything was excellent. Fair to say that you might find a "more perfect steak," but you'd have to search far and wide to find a more perfect meal in total. For us, this was an above-and-beyond treat. For small group events in a private room, this was a top-notch experience - one that probably spoils us from ever dining in the main room.
Chris Kellogg · December 17, 2017