Map of the Best

St. Elmo Steak House

4.7 (4,618) $$$$ $$$$ Steakhouse

Description

Summary: Old-school steakhouse with spicy shrimp.

Stepping into St. Elmo Steak House is like taking a trip back in time, where the aroma of perfectly grilled steaks fills the air. Established over a century ago, this venerable institution is a hallmark of dining excellence. Patrons can expect to rub shoulders with the city's elite, from rock stars to sports icons. The service is as impeccable as the uniforms the staff wear, and the ambiance is steeped in history, with walls lined with photographs of the city's storied automobile racing past. The tables are cozy, creating an intimate atmosphere despite the restaurant's size. St. Elmo is renowned not just for its succulent steaks, but also for its legendary shrimp cocktail, famed throughout the Midwest for its fiery sauce. The menu is a testament to tradition, with each dish, from the New York strip to the New York-style cheesecake, being a nod to classic American cuisine. For those seeking a spirited dining experience, the cocktail lounge offers classic drinks, local craft beers, and a wine list that leans heavily towards reds. Whether you're here for the food, the history, or the chance to spot a celebrity, St. Elmo Steak House is more than a restaurant—it's an iconic destination where every visit is an event.

Awards

Google
Superb
AAA
3 Diamonds
Gayot
10 Steakhouses in the U.S.A.
1 Toque
1 Toque
Show 4 more awards...
James Beard
America's Classics - Winner 2012

Location

127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Open in Google Maps