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St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 635-0636
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Ranked #4 of 1,991 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Cross street: Maryland
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Minneapolis, MN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had heard about the St. Elmo Steak House and had an opportunity to have dinner there on a recent business trip to Indy. I wasn't disappointed. From the energetic bar to old school dining room filled with photos of notables who have dined at the restaurant, the atmosphere was great. My server was very attentive, knowing exactly when to... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After dining at St. Elmo during a recent business trip, my colleagues and I unanimously voted St. Elmo's steak as the best steak we have ever eaten. Period. But it goes beyond steak. The service was impeccable. We arrived fairly early for our reservation and were seated within five minutes. Our server was perfectly attentive. He helped us select just... More

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Brentwood, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough great things about our experience at St. Elmo this past weekend. I had a 12 oz. filet that was cooked to perfection. The shrimp cocktail is a necessity to order for an appetizer before the main course. The cocktail sauce was amazing. Service was great and the bourbon list was robust. It was certainly worth the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Heard so much about this place had to try it out. The food was good. Not quite at the Capital Grill or Ruth's Chris level (IMHO), but good nonetheless. I will say the king crab mac n cheese was my favorite dish...even better then the steak. Service was very attentive and friendly. Great wine list as well. Will dine again!

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Have you ever had a meal that was so good you had to to write the review the same night you ate at the restaurant? Let alone its 12:30 am here while I write this?? Well here is my same night review of St. Elmo's Steak House in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lets start by saying this was not a cheap meal... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

To be honest, I am a bit surprised at the large number of positive reviews. You have a LOT of steak restaurant options these days, and as far as the taste and food, this one is at the bottom of the list! If you have never been to any other upscale steak restaurants, then this may be a great place... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After years of hearing about this place, we finally made it down. If you go, you must get the spicy shrimp cocktail. It will definitely clear your sinuses. Our group had steaks, which were done well. Service was good. Overall, it was a good meal and cool older place to visit. Check out the lounge upstairs before or after dinner... More

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Baltimore, MD
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The shrimp are really overrated, just a jumbo shrimp in a hot horseradish sauce. The steaks were wonderful, as expected. I enjoyed the wine variety. We had a large group downstairs and things got wonderfully rowdy and fun--a great experience. (Upstairs was beautiful and quiet and staid.) Lots of food but definitely a steak-lover's destination.

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Amo, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My youngest son had purchased a gift certificate for my wife and me to dine at St. Elmo's. Living near Indianapolis, we had long heard of the legend of the restaurant, but this was our first visit. We chose the date of our 30th anniversary. We reserved a table for very early evening on a Monday. We did not need... More

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Sullivan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Best part of evening by far was spicy shrimp cocktail. It's a must if you go. Otherwise meal was fine but service lacking on this particular evening. I'd go back for the shrimp and a beer in the bar.

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