August 23, 2022
IF YOU’VE BEEN filling up seats since 1902, you’re doing something right. If you’re getting nods from Forbes and the James Beard Foundation, you’re definitely doing something right. And if the mention of your steakhouse name evokes all that’s legendary and iconic about a particular Midwestern city, you’re St. Elmo. The swanky downtown meat mecca—once known as a “dining bastion for men”—is now a destination for date nights as much as for business deals. Elegant without being overly stuffy, it achieved something long ago many restaurants struggle with: nailing their niche.
Not a lot has changed here menu-wise over the years, and why should it? Hungry crowds still want what they want, and can always find it waiting here: a whiskey and Coke, fiery shrimp cocktail, and, of course, the crown jewel of any plate—generous cuts of majestically marbled, melt-in-your-mouth meat. Read more here