St. Elias is a full service restaurant and brewpub offering a menu of rustic Neapolitan style pizzas, gourmet salads, sandwiches and desserts. We strive to use the freshest inredients to maintain a high standard of quality.Our on sight brewhouse is designed to produce fine handcrafted ale, using the freshest grain and hops from around the world.Our restaurant offers up to 11 ales on tap and an extensive wine menu, including some Alaskan made varieites. At St. Elias, our mission is to provide the highest quality dining experience for your enjoyment.
Mount St. Elias rises 18,008 ft high, in the St. Elias Mts. on the U.S.-Canadian border between SW Yukon Territory and SE Alaska; the fourth highest peak of North America. The St. Elias Mountains were named by explorer Vitus Bering
(1681-1741). Bering was a Danish explorer in Russian employ that was selected in 1725 by Peter I to explore far NE Siberia. In 1728 Bering oversaw the exploration and mapping of the far reaches of Siberia and headed an expedition across the sea (which later was to bear his name) to Alaska. Bering sighted massive coastal mountains on July 16.
The lofty summit of Mt. St. Elias was the first piece of Alaska mainland to catch Vitus Bering’s eye. That same day happened to be the feast day of the Saint Elias. A feast day or festival is the date a saint or holy event is commemorated, and is often times the date of his or her death. The area where Vitus Bering made landfall was named for Elias. Eventually the mountain too came to be called Mount St. Elias. “Elias” is the Greek form of the Biblical name “Elijah.” Hence, “St. Elias” is how we refer to the Holy Prophet, Elijah.
The name “Elias” in Hebrew means: My God is LORD.