History Timeline

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Finally realizing his dream of opening a white-tablecloth establishment, Eli and his Wife Esther open Eli's The Place for Steak in what was then the luxury hotel The Carriage House. Eli's soon becomes the spot for celebrities and dignitaries to dine. Everyone from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. to Gayle Sayers of the Chicago Bears and comedian Henny Youngman, all begin to make Eli's their Place for Steak.