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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 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've said before that my all time favorite steakhouse is Berns in Tampa but St Elmo comes very close. I've been there several times and it has always been excellent. A warning though their signature appetizer is a shrimp cocktail with over the top ridiculously hot cocktail sauce that IMO ruins the good shrimp and burns one's mouth. And I'm... More 

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Thank Flabluefan1
New York
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So the best thing here were our steaks which were both great. I started with their shrimp and cocktail sauce which just had too much horseradish in it, but was otherwise nice. The service was good and the waiter was quick to call the sommelier when he realized we had 'real' questions on the wine and I was impressed that... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have had business meetings here on a number of occasions. Classic and well known steak house. The shrimp cocktail is certainly a classic but quite hot, so be careful if you are not into "hot". Drinks well done and the steaks are always memorable. A bit pricey. Does seem to live on its reputation to some degree but a good... More 

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Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, you would expect everything to be fantastic and it was! The service was excellent and so was the food. The shrimp cocktail is fantastic! You can also order their sauce on line! Worth it!

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Thank schinnyNewJersey34
York, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best steak and sea bass in town! Matt makes a great cosmo and manhattan! Super great atmosphere and wonderful restaurant! Service is outstanding!! A must go to when in town!

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Thank Ed D
Burlington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes you should try the shrimp cocktail if you can handle very spicy. The ribeye steak made to order and delicious. The King Crab and lobster linguini was very good. The sashimi tuna was tasty. Four stars instead of five because a straight up ordered martini came on the rocks and an after dinner coffee was never served. If my... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like the atmosphere of this old building. The staff was top notch and our waiter was great. The shrimp cocktail was good especially if like A LOT of horseradish. I got the ribeye, it was cooked to perfection but it lacked flavor. Seemed to be no seasoning at all. Others at my table felt the same. The sides... More 

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Thank GYNinSTL
Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is very good. Did not have to wait to long. I think that the prices were a bit much. Service was good. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very hungry and tired from driving on our trip. We stayed at the Omni around the corner. We felt bad because we didn't think we were dressed with the right attire, we were wrong. They welcomed us, the hostess said you have to try the Shrimp Cocktail, that's what they are known for besides the great steak, I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and I chose this restaurant as a surprise . He is a huge steak fan while I am not so we rarely seek out eateries whose specialty is this but this was HIS day so hoped it would be special.....and it was!! He pronounced the 14 ounce ribeye to be a " once in... 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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?