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“Interesting place & great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Elmo Steak House

St. Elmo Steak House
127 S. Illinois, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 635-0636
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Ranked #4 of 1,990 restaurants in Indianapolis
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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Interesting place & great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our party of four was able to sit at two small bar tables on a Saturday night without a reservation. Great start to a fine evening. The parade passing through the bar was more entertaining than a dining room table could possibly have been. We each had the highly recommended shrimp cocktail and all agreed it was excellent. The abundant horseradish in the sauce will open up your sinuses for sure. The steaks were flavorful, large and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was prompt with the food and our drink refills, somehow weaving his way through the crowded room to be there as needed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“SUPER OVERPRICED.......Average Steak and food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I read all the reviews on this restaurant and listened to my friends who have visited. The Shrimp cocktail really was stupendous, but the horseradish sauce is easily duplicated for 5 shrimp. Although the steaks are good, they are not stupendous. They in no respect justify the the $50 or so they command on the menu. PLUS, $10 for simple button mushrooms is ridiculous. Dinner, tip, and no dessert was well over $200 and we split a dinner. The ambiance doesn't make up for it and I'd recommend you just make this dinner at home. How hard is it to marinate a filet and make a loaded baked potato and buy a bottle of good wine? Mediocre' steakhouse at best.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Must have - excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

First time at this restaurant in Indy. Filet was perfectly med rare, boyfriend had pork chop which turned out to be three large chops. We got the king crab mac and cheese to split, there was enough for four people. Overall, food was excellent and the price was fine. Will also say our waiter, Scott, was awesome! Will definately be back when in the city next.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Avon, Indiana
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Must do if you're from out of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I do not care for shrimp but that's what they are known for, shrimp cocktails. Great fun atmosphere, yummy drinks delicious food and prices equivalent to Ruth's Chris or Flemmings. If you go while a visiting sports team is in town you are sure to have a celebrity sighting, very famous spot for out of Townes to come and repeat visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Haven, Indiana, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good but way too pricey!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We have been wanting to try this place for some time now. While the food was food, I'm not sure that it really lived up to all the expectations I had. Not to mention, I thought it was extremely overpriced. The shrimp cocktail was good but not the best I've had. I was disappointed that you could only get a cup of bean soup or tomato juice since I don't like either one. Both of our steaks were very good and cooked to perfection though. The service was outstanding! Would I go back? Probably not.....I can think of a lot better ways to spend that kind of money!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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