At St. Elmo there's a good chance your server has been working his job for 20 or 30 years. Lorenza Acuna, who, in 1997, won the Rose Award for service and hospitality (that's a program for non-managerial hospitality employees presented by Visit Indy), has about 37 years under his belt. A few other guys have been around since 1989. Most of them have good celebrity stories, and they might share if you're nice. But if you just want excellent, black-tie service with effortless grace, minimum fuss and maximum respect for the customer, St. Elmo is good for that too.
127 S. Illinois St., 635-0636, stelmos.com
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