An offshoot of Indianapolis’ famous St. Elmo’s Steakhouse, Harry and Izzy’s offers the same great menu in a casual and modern atmosphere. This Indianapolis downtown restaurant has a swank 1940s feel with an updated style. Perfect for a business lunch or a romantic dinner, Harry and Izzy’s offers thick steaks, world-famous shrimp cocktail and a menu brimming with delectable creations. Surprise your love with a dinner at Harry and Izzy’s or celebrate a new business contract with a good steak and a delicious wine.
When Harry Met Izzy
Harry Roth and Izzy’s Rosen were bosom buddies, the quintessential “Odd Couple.” Since the age of ten, the two boys were inseparable. Whether in class together at Old Manual High School or playing in the Circle City, the boy’s were fast friends. At 13 Izzy’s father passed away, pushing him toward a new path selling produce and meats outside the old City Market. Harry left Indianapolis to attend Monroe College of Optometry in Chicago-land.
In 1946, Harry’s brothers, Sam and Ike, made him an offer that would change his life forever. Together the trio of brothers purchased St. Elmo’s Steakhouse. Harry traded eyeglasses for bar glasses, jumping feet first into a whole new industry. A decade later, Sam and Ike left the business and Harry made the same life-changing offer to his old friend Izzy, now working as a bookie. The friends became partners, 50/50, in St. Elmo’s.
Harry’s signature brightly colored, patterned bow ties were perhaps the first sign of St. Elmo’s success. His wife insisted he wear them in lieu of longer ties; she was not fond of cleaning their world famous spicy cocktail sauce out of his silk ties. Harry’s flamboyant style became a signature of the St. Elmo’s dining room. His business partner Izzy was a man of few words, whose large personality and even larger cigars signified him as the consummate man’s man.
The duo framed St. Elmo’s as Indianapolis’ fanciest restaurant, catering to many notable Indianapolis people. St. Elmo’s current owners celebrate the legacy of Harry and Izzy’s with an offshoot restaurant aptly named for the two men.
Cozy up inside Harry and Izzy’s, where the entire St. Elmo’s menu is available in a chic modern atmosphere. Beef lovers have a variety of options that include perfectly grilled classic cuts. Choose from chops, chicken entrees, seafood specialties, soups, salads, sandwiches and pastas, which round out the menu. Start your meal off with an appetizers, including the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail™. And, of course, the homemade desserts are a delicious way to finish off your trip to this delectable Indianapolis restaurant.
Benefiting from long standing relationships created through it’s sister restaurant, like St. Elmo’s Harry and Izzy’s enjoys the finest selection of wines from around the world. Go red or white, enjoy bubbly or domestic. Whatever you taste, Harry and Izzy’s aims to please your palate. If wine’s not for you, try a sampling of locally crafted brews or gourmet cocktails.
Harry and Izzy’s
153 South Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225