Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sullivansteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3125273510x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Bar:
    Monday - Friday: 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jesus Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We feature live jazz every night.
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hubbard Street
  • Public Transit: Red Line to Grand Avenue
    Bus 22: Southbound to Clark & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard
    Bus 29: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to State & Kinzie
    Bus 36: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard
    Bus 65: Eastbound to Illinois & Clark, Westbound to Grand & Dearborn
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet parking for $12
A word from Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago
Sullivan’s is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks & seafood, hand shaken martinis, & live music. We offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside our lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by our professional team. Sullivan’s serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes. Our desserts are house-made daily. Our Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence" wine list offers an array of selections from around the world. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, we look forward to quickly becoming your favorite local steakhouse.
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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)romantic (41)notable wine list (33)good for groups (29)fit for foodies (24)vibrant bar scene (12)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good Steak House in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    If you are looking for a typical Chicago steak meal, this would be a good choice. We were there on a quiet night. The service was excellent, the steak was delicious, and the sides & salads were as good as the steak. In our experience, not every restaurant can lay claim to that. If you want to hear the piano bar, be sure to specify that in your reservation, otherwise you may not hear much of the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic steak house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Not just the steak, but the other food options are very good at this steakhouse. I like the prix fixe menu which allows you to have a small steak as well as an appetizer and dessert. It has an old Chicago feel. I didn't like the fact that the waitress called me "dear", "darling", etc. She was considerable younger than I am. Not appropriate regardless of age. Also too intense on the service. Not enough time between her suggestions and her return to the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak House
    RIdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Fantastic restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and awesome food. They had a great prix fix menu and let me substitute a 14 oz dry aged New York Strip for just a few dollars more. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    brucer500
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a business dinner for 6 here. Everything was great. Steaks were all done correctly, and one had Ahi tuna, and said it was very good. Service was very good and attentive. Only negative was the noise level. It is a high energy place, and a bit difficult to have any group conversation. I would recommend Sullivan's highly, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    leahvan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful time there with friends. Service and food was beyond expectations. Top notch!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Datenight
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Took my wife here for a date night and it was perfect. Low lighting and live music that wasn'tooverpowering. Food was a bit expensive but worth every penny. We will definitely be going back but I recommend this place for special occasions or if you wanna do something romantic for your significant other
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the $42 special which was very good. Our waitress was new, but did an excellent job. We will come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite Restaraunt in Chicago
    JfadmdVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Consistently fantastic . Third time eating here and looking forward to coming again . Steaks are delicious and cooked perfectly . Sides are tasty and large . Service is prompt and professional . You get wf hat you pay for here . A bit expensive but worth it .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but service can be better.
    NA11VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good, but the waitress was slow. The food was good, but the waitress was slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my husband to Sullivan's in Chicago for his birthday. We split the Cowboy Ribeye, and it was prepared to perfection! We initially ordered it medium rare, but our server recommended that it be cooked to medium. We were so glad we took his recommendation - it was amazing. We selected the shaved brussel sprouts and the garlic mashed potatoes to accompany our steak, and both were excellent! While I did not mention to our server that it was my husband's birthday, we were surprised with a tasty bananas foster bread pudding on the house, as he noticed the birthday card I had given him on our table. It was a great way to spend the evening, and I would recommend Sullivan's to anyone looking for a great steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    IMTSVisitor
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Tables and chairs were so close together that the wait staff couldn't even get around table - we had to pass food and plates. Food was just okay. One steak plate showed up cold. Ordered mashed potatoes, got french fries. Ordered dessert and it took 20 minutes to get served it. Waitress forgot to get an order from one person at the table and walked away. Best part was the calamari appetizer which was excellent. Everything else was just "okay", definitely over rated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Review
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've eaten at Sullivan's multiple times. I am not one to send my food back but, during a recent visit (to the Naperville location) I returned my rib-eye because it was severely undercooked. The second attempt simply charred the outside of the steak sent back. The third attempt was a new rib-eye and was perfect. The manager stopped by the table to check, reduced the bill and bought us a round of drinks. I was very pleased how the situation was handled and vowed to return. I recently entertained a group of 8 at the Chgo Loop location. Four meals were perfect. The balance were cold and one steak was returned three times. Service was also very slow. I will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but not romantic
    Rko2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great steaks and sides. A visitor to Chicago this steakhouse was recommended by the hotel. The shaved brussel sprouts were excellent for those who like brussel sprouts. Like most the steak houses, you need to wonder why the can't throw in a couple sides for the price of the meal! A bit too noisy to call it romantic, which cost them points for ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable birthday steakhouse meal
    ExNewYorker
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Steak perfectly cooked - melted in our mouths. Mellow jazz, live two piece act in bar area. Every morsel was delicious - we ordered a variety from the prix fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Win, win, win...
    CoreyD
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food.. great menu.. great prices! I would suggest that this in one of the best steak places in downtown Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was our daughter's 30th golden birthday. We told the hostess and thought she would mention that to our waitress, but apparently she didn't. At the end of the meal when I asked about something for the bday girl, the waitress had no idea what I was talking about. The ambience was excellent and noise level perfect, possibly because it was not crowded. Food was good, but nothing outstanding and certainly not as good as Ruth Chris, our go-to steak house for consistently wonderful buttery steaks. Service was just okay. The waitress may have been new, so I will give her a pass. She was much too casual, forgot to bring a few items, didn't know the menu well, and forgot to apply the $25 coupon we had. Our dining experience was okay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    STBear
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another great meal at Sullivan's!! Great food, great service - just a great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    LuvfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We we pleasantly surprised, visiting Chicago from California for my daughters birthday... Everyone was so happy, fantastic ribeye, salmon and surf & turf, the staff was great multiple servers waiting on us, thanks again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with my daughter
    Jenluvsfilet
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I wanted to take my daughter out for a nice dinner our last night in Chicago. Sullivan's did not disappoint! The ambiance was very nice. We ordered off of the sure thing menu (prix fixe). My daughter ordered the calamari which was very good albeit quite spicy.. (A little too spicy for the both of us). I ordered the roasted garlic meatballs which were excellent but tasted more like meatballs in Marsala sauce. Up next was the shrimp lobster bisque.. I declined the fresh cracked black pepper and that was a wise decision as the soup did have quite a bit of heat (from pepper) already. We both ordered the 6 oz filet and garlic horseradish mashed potatoes. The filet had a little too much pepper. The potatoes were to die for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comment on Sullivan's
    papi
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The evening at Sullivan's was to celebrate my daughter's forthcoming birthday, at first the service was slow and taking our orders but after that the restaurant exceeded our expectation - food was delicious, cocktails excellent, wine chosen was good. Attention given to us after my original complaint compensated for our slight inconvenience at the beginning. All in all a good night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I am bringing 10 people and I have to pour my own wine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sullivan's is a tradition for our wedding anniversary dinner, and for this year we dined at the downtown Chicago location - having a great experience there as well :) See you again next year, and before then for fun too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I both ordered filets and mine came out perfectly done and amazing. Her filet was too rare and had to be sent back. After trying to fix it unsuccessfully, we got a new one with a new side dish that was just as amazing as mine. A minor inconvenience, but the food was so good we didn't mind. Service was impeccable and they comped her wine for the trouble. Definitely one of favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and nice band!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 16th year anniversary. We had the special and everything was excellent! The live band was nice, the lights are dimmed so if you want to get romantic you can. Great atmosphere! I can't wait to go back for another dinner outing with friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must visit Sullivan's
    Mznita2u
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service, food, server and atmosphere was great I will defiantly be back soon and will recommend you to all for fine dining in Chicago one of my favorites
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    lolasguy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went on Tuesday evening, 9/5/14, kind of early, around 7. Reservations were made that afternoon, but we would not have needed them at that time on a Tuesday. I only have 2 concerns. First, the food was pretty good, but the green beans side were VERY salty. I tend to salt things quite a bit (more than i should) and these tasted salty to me. And secondly, they had a couple of guys playing music there. A guy on drums and a guy on keyboards. Boy do THEY need practice!!! As far as I'm concerned their music was just noise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss this place!
    WhateverCindy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my first time in Chicago. I was looking for a nice steak house but not a typical chain. The server and service along with food was AMAZING and totally exceeded my expectations!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bg13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed the evening and dinner. Had the steak and lobster. We sat and talked after dinner with dessert's and tea / coffee, and it felt like we were being watched even though the restaurant wasn't full. May have just been attentive service. Thought the food was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Classic Chicago steakhouse
    BacardiSFO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    After running down the list of "top 20" steak houses listed on Chicago magazine without much luck on a last minute Saturday night reservation, we landed a 7pm slot at Sullivan's. It was on the list, but not being familiar with the name, it wasn't our first choice. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise and a terrific choice. The table was ready immediately, but we decided to have a classic Martini in the bar first. They had a small live music combo playing and the generously poured drinks were served quickly with a smile from the hostess. A great start to the evening. Once seated at the table, the great experience continued. Fantastic servers, amazing old school steaks and side dishes. It was a great meal. A+ all the way around. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Me and my fiancée enjoy ourselves. Will be back soon to try one of those cigars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    luv2skate
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great meal at Sullivan's. Our waiter was fabulous and recommended an off menu entrée that was delicious. Great steak and seafood. And the waiter persuaded me to try the braised brussel sprouts and I was glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So
    Diningdivas
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The waiter and other staff were very attentive. I thought the food was good but I have had better at other downtown restaurants. The restaurant was clean and we were promptly seated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ROMANTIC DINNER
    Crime44
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My wife and I wanted to have a romantic dinner. Sullivan's was recommended by a friend for GREAT Food and awesome service...glad we were able to get a reservation on a short notice. Very enjoyable and tasty..! The atmosphere was amazing and the music was so very relaxing. Highly recommend the Filet Mignon cooked to perfection and delicately seasoned to perfection. We will return again, hopefully sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Again
    Love2Travel
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    5 of us went for dinner July 4th. 2 tables had patrons. My husband said wine & hesitated. Our waiter, Jason, immediately said, "something cheap." In the 1st 5 min. he called us cheap 3 times. We all frequent upscale restaurants on a regular basis & were surprised & insulted. When he came for our dinner order, we decided on the Prix Fixe Menu, since he felt we were cheap. We had all planned on ordering full meals that would have totaled in the $60/person range. The steaks were not cooked as we had asked; there was no Bordelaise sauce for starters.When he asked how our meal was, we said great. He turned to the kitchen where a group of servers & cooks watching & held 2 thumbs up. How very blatantly condescending. After diner drinks elsewhere.
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  • Expected more...
    Swerve
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We dined at Sullivan's during a recent getaway weekend to Chicago. My wife and I enjoy finding nice restaurants with good food and good service and this was just an average find. It started with slow service - we had a 8:45pm reservation so it wasn't like the place was busy. We had high hopes of good food based on the reviews we had seen but we were left disappointed there as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bachelor Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had an awesome time. Kenny our server did a great job taking care of us. And the manager even stopped by to offer a special desert for the Bachelor. Had an awesome time with great food and drink. Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Kenny was our waiter and he was just great! The food was delicious and he paced us very nicely. Have been meaning to go here for quite a while now, and finally did. So sorry I waited so long. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1105 reviews are from the Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago reviews archive.
  • Great Dining
    Saxdaze
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From the entrance to our seats, we were treated like royalty. Great service, food, drink, and atmosphere! A most stop for any 'out-of-towner' or local product.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet not great.
    AUC1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Filet not impressive. Prix fixe menu options good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day 6/15/14
    TMdining
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I surprised my sweetheart with reservations at Sullivan's on Father's Day. We had never dined there in the past and was pleasantly wowed with the experience. Food, entertainment, service, and ambiance were all fantastic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall