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St. Elmo Steak House

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$$$$
Downtown Indianapolis
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127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079 (Maryland)
+1 317-635-0636
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You want a stea k that is so good that you think you might cry from joy? This is the place to go. Great steak!

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Thank Diane M
Noblesville, Indiana
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on Sunday for the 3 course special the food was very good ! Service was excellent. I love the history of the building ! Wait staff is very dressed up but most people dining were dressed nice in business casual. It's a place everyone should try to go at least one time !

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Thank amartin100
Management response:

Thank you for your review—we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. And we are humbled to be considered a “must-do.” Cheers More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the famous restaurants in Indianapolis. A true steak restaurant both with decor and menue. The food is excellent and the place has that true feel like your back to the days of a real upscale restaurant. The prices are definitely on the high end but it is a special place in Indianapolis - know that going in. One... More 

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Thank brownreb418
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are so glad we could make you feel at home. We strive to maintain a traditional and comfortable environment for all our guests. Thanks again! More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant, great atmosphere, fun staff. Great menu and delicious food, nice cocktails. I left here full and happy.

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Thank EMNJNYC
Management response:

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. And we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you! More 

casper, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is nice, but overpriced. While the shrimp cocktail was freakin' awesome, the filet was only so-so. The sautéed mushrooms were tasteless! Add 1 drink and my bill was over $75. Because the waitress was nice and attentive (service was not lacking), this place pushed $90 for a one person meal. Just not worth the price, even if my... More 

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Thank Steve S
New York
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, I will be honest that I picked this place for its name. But I made the reservation because of its history. --It's been in business since 1902! Yes, it's a steakhouse and yes, I did order meat, but the server sold us on the shrimp cocktail with its history and reputation. I was dubious about getting shrimp cocktail since... More 

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Thank nancy t
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Nancy, We could not be more pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, especially our shrimp cocktail. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, the shrimp cocktail was amazing, but you can get that at Harry and Izzy's too. The table service was so stuffy and snobby that it ruined the experience for us. The steaks had to be sent back twice to get it right and this is a steak house; they should know what medium rare looks like! Won't be back!!!

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Thank judy s
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best shrimp cocktail sauce in the USA. Strong horseradish spice, flavorful - they serve saltines because when the shrimp are gone you will finish the sauce on crackers. Every steak is done perfectly. For something in the lighter side if you are eating at the bar - filet sliders. For something different - the bacon with a root beer... More 

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Thank Loudspeakerguy
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. It's always great to have you. Thanks again! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No better steak house in the city. Located in the heart of downtown Indy where one can see the monument on the circle and walk the streets with ease and feel safe.

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Thank cnhbike
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. There are countless great restaurants in Indianapolis and we are humbled by your review. Thanks again! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just didn't live up to the hype. I love the atmosphere, but the steak was not even close to the best I've ever had.

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Thank Paslagle
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are sorry to hear about your steak. I have taken note of your comments and will be sure to follow up with our kitchen management team. Thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1079
    (Maryland)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-635-0636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?