Indianapolis, IN 46225
About St. Elmo Steakhouse
BEST OF INDY 2018 WINNER: Best Service, Best Upscale Dining, Best Romantic Dining, Best Steak
A meal at St. Elmo is truly an experience unlike anywhere else in the city. Recently-retired head server, Lorenzo, has been taking care of tables and bringing back a slew of regulars for over 40 years and every bit of service here strives to be at that level of precision, friendliness, and expertise. This is where you come to be treated like royalty in Indy by an impeccable staff serving amazing food.
Even though it’s THE place that gets mentioned by sportscasters gunning for a free steak, THE place where the older glitterati gather when Indy hosts a big event, THE place that was featured as the eatery of choice for a fictional bachelor party in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, St. Elmo’s has an almost homey feel. The bar is woody and loud, adorned with photos of patrons who run the gamut from A-list celebs to Z-list wannabes, and the staff exudes the best kind of midwestern charm. You can order a pricey signature cocktail (like the Elmo Cola or the French 75) or pick out a super pricey bottle of cab from the expansive wine list, sure. But if you ask for a cold macro-brew, they don’t judge. After all, Peyton Manning made it a habit to venture into Elmo’s and order a New York Strip and a Bud Light after every Colts home game and ... and ... erp ... (sniffle) ... sorry, got a little misty there. Oh, and if you’re trying to torch all the hair out of your nasal cavities, order up a shrimp cocktail. It’s painfully delicious. Visit the 1933 Lounge upstairs for an authentic post-Prohibition cocktail or two.
Is this your business?
Promote your business through our innovative Marketplace system! It's free to sign up!
With over 10,000 bottles, including very, very expensive to the altogether more reasonable bottles, Wine Spectator has given St. Elmo its Award of Excellence for several years running.
No surprise here that the best steak in town would be served with white glove-level attention to detail. There’s a reason why celebrities and …
Indianapolis is still a city known for our sports, but our food and drink scenes have rapidly grown and made names for themselves. So, if you're in town for the race, you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't at least check out some the best cuisine Indy has to offer.
New eateries and bars are popping up monthly, which is exciting, but we can't forget to continually support the places that have been with us for decades and are still going strong. This is a guide to Indy's restaurants that have stood the test of time.
St. Elmo has been serving Indianapolis for over 100 years, for 40 of those years one man has been there making sure our meals have been memorable and delicious.
While you have plenty of restaurants to get a taste of right now, don't forget there are many, many more on the horizon.
No matter which side of town you are on, there are hip new joints, historical mainstays, and everything in between that can give you some of the most unforgettable meals in the city.
With so many reasons to love our hometown, we resolve to check off what we haven’t done, seen, explored, tasted or touched on this list in 2018.