Classy small formal table set for a party of two, with a grandfather clock visible in the background.
Indianapolis' St. Elmo Steak House Is One Of The Most Romantic Restaurants In America
By Julia Mullaney
Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days and a popular time to dine out, and OpenTable has released a list of the most romantic restaurants in 2023. As the only steakhouse on the list, St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis is a staple in the city and is one of America’s most romantic dinner date spots.
Incepted in 1902, St. Elmo Steak House was founded by Joe Stahr as a small tavern and is now owned by the father-son duo Stephen and Craig Huse. Although the bar area retains a tavern-like appearance, the dimly lit, romantic atmosphere of the restaurant features white-clothed tables, wood-paneled walls, and servers and bartenders in formal tuxedos, adding to the upscale grandeur.
Boasting a rating of 4.8 on OpenTable, 4.5 on TripAdvisor, and 4 on Yelp, those looking for the most romantic dinner should be prepared to spend a pretty penny, as the menu features items like a shrimp cocktail dish for $17.95, USDA prime ribeye for $85, a porterhouse for $95, and Tom-a-Hawk ribeye for $135. A basic Béarnaise sauce costs $5, an extra lobster tail on the steak costs $55, and side dishes range from $9 to $35.