Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6303050230x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    DINNER
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Terrell Cole
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire napervillecatering@dfrg.com for details.
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz 5 nights a week Tue-Sat, starting at 5:00pm.
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking for $7.00 on the corner of Main St. and Chicago Ave.
A word from Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Naperville reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (181)romantic (106)notable wine list (95)vibrant bar scene (66)neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (60)good for groups (57)hot spot (37)great for lunch (28)great for brunch (13)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice food but doesn't live up
    swgu
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was pretty good, but this place doesn't live up to the high expectations they set as a high-end steakhouse. I'm comparing to Capital Grille, where they wait on you hand and foot and you feel like you are the only table the waiter has. The service he is comparable to any restaurant, nothing special. I think service is what makes the difference in these high end restaurants and make it worth it. The food was good. Steaks were good. Nothing to get too excited about. Don't think we'll be back. Not for any particular reason, it just didn't live up to our expect ions. Capital Grille is still our favorite high-end steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth Another Visit
    JustOK
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Being a regular Chicago steak house visitor, I was looking forward to my visit to Sullivan's in Naperville. Having enjoyed several visits to the location in King of Prussia, PA, I have been accustomed to stellar service, great food, and an overall top-notch experience. While the food at the Naperville location was good, the quality of the steaks was not what I expected. One filet appeared to be a small strip steak and the other, larger one actually contained a fair amount of fat. On the plus side, our wait staff was great in spite of being slightly overwhelmed by the packed house. I will definitely dine there again as I know that the Sullivan's brand has a good reputation and I will just chalk this up as the anomaly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Teacher5
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We hadn't been here in a couple of years. We had such a wonderful experience. Our waiter couldn't have been more attentive and made the entire evening perfect. He even took our picture and presented it to us at the end of our meal. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a great dinner, the pre-fixed menu is a bargain !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent choice
    Bd1901VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I went to Sullivan's on a weeknight to celebrate our anniversary and was pleasantly surprised at the live music in the bar. They were fantastic! There was a short wait, which tells me that the restaurant is quite popular. Our server gave us excellent suggestions and our meal was delicious. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Rossnme
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Every time we dine here their seafood specials are outstanding. They never disappoint us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unexpected charge
    naper
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    When offered toppings for your steak be aware that there is a charge of $3 each. The mushrooms were overcooked but we did not complain since we thought they were complimentary until we saw the bill. Since a guest ordered three toppings ($9)and pushed them to the side we did not say anything at the time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    OldManInChicago
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A chain with character, Sullivan's has great food with friendly service at the table, the welcoming crew (hostess) need to be actually welcoming! The wine list is long with notable bottles and brands. Great place for dinner with family and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, late to table, COLD!
    MtFirbbit
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We'd booked a table for 7.30pm, and when we arrived we were told there would be a 30 min delay...I'm of the opinion that when I book a table it should be ready within 10 minutes of the time I booked - anything else tells me that the restaurant isn't allocating enough time for the diners. Once we got through to our table we found ourselves on a table near the air conditioning unit and my wife was literally shivering - we explained the issue to the server and he told us we were under the air con unit (unsurprisingly we'd worked that out for ourselves...) and he vaguely suggested he'd ask for the air con to be turned down...I was disappointed that this didn't happen! The food itself was excellent...but didn't offset the experience...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Outstanding
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Every aspect of our dining experience was first class. The best waiter we've ever had. Our steaks were delicious and prepared to perfection. We truly enjoyed all of our dishes and the desert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food top notch
    Bigred
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to Sullivan's and they have never disappointed. The food is always amazing and the service always puts it over the top! We had a party of 5 and we had 4 people sweep in and clear at one time. They are so attentive but not overly noticeable. Our appetizers were delicious, especially enjoyed the philly beef egg rolls. The entrees were all cooked perfectly (we all orders steaks). The ambiance was great for our party and we look forward to our next visit to Sullivans. Overall, one of our favorite local steak houses and that is saying a lot for being I'm the metro Chicago area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Beef!
    Amonche
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I lived in Argentina during four years and this beef is as good as it gets!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks outside of Chicago
    Matt
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This particular Sullivan's has really excellent steaks. I've been to several Sullivan's in different places and this is without a doubt the best. It is pretty pricey, but you know that going in. The wait staff is just dynamite. We had a birthday so they came back and took picture and then the whole kitchen staff signed it.. just kind of fun and a thoughtful thing to do.. I'm always happy with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    TraditionVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    An incredible dinner with the best bone in filet anywhere. Lobster bisque was fantastic and the special oyster rockefeller (all 18!) were incredible. We asked our special guests to grin and bear their 2 hour drive to join us and I am so pleased that the food, service, hostess' were all so wonderfully prepared to make this a truly memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Nightout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went with two other couples. Great place to enjoy others company. Both my wife's steak and mine were very blah. Tasted like a plain old cooked piece of meat not a lot of flavor. Great evening but food could of been a lot better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect dinner
    HollyS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were running late for our reservation and called to apologize for being late. The hostess could not have been nicer. Our dinner was perfection, right down to dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Ambience, Good Service
    Time4LunchVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The noise level was good so we did not have to shout. Our waiter was very friendly and attentative. He recommended a moderately priced wine, which we all loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks. Great service
    RuntoDineGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Received excellent service at this steak place. Food was well prepared and delicious. Seems to be a popular after work spot for business types.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sullivan's
    Ziffel
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Top-notch restaurant with outstanding food and service. Celebrated our 40th anniversary there and were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2fordinner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Staff was courteous, polite and informative. The ambiance was peaceful and enjoyable. Overall, everything was good except parking. Cannot find parking without valet service and they charge a rather large fee for parking a car. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Verysatisified
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Staff very attentive, last minute choice an we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Mediocre Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our drink order was work, our dishes were brought to the table incorrectly & billed incorrectly and the sauteed spinach was not good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovefood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very very slow service, total time on wait from 8pm reservations to getting our food 2 1/2 jours, took food to go instead. Everyone else had great service but us. Maybe because we are a gay couple but our waiter was to busy with other tables, including the one next to us. Wish we got the service and attention like the rest.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak
    Fatty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've pretty much visted all of the big prime steakhouses and let me say, this one did not disappoint. The steak was cooked exactly to my liking and the flavor, wow! Every bite was a little peice of heaven. Service was great. Was not disappointed one bit. However for a place this pricey, I wouldn't expect anything less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our go to restaurant for all special occassions and when we want a fabulous steak! The signature knockout martini is incredible. The service is consistently excellent. All staff are knowlegable to menu items, wine lists, and suggestions. The atmosphere is perfect with high energy but has a romantic feel. The General Manager Randy is on point for maintaining service excellence. We always feel like family at Sullivans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant for a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome food, and awesome service. I asked for two spoons for the soup, and the waited came out with two bowls to split the soup instead. That was great!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    Buff4stake
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A great place for a business or sprcial occasion lunch. Wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Tough Parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    They do offer valet, at $7 for a suburb since they really have no close parking. Use the garage about a block away. Food and service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    Admp81
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had dinner here with my Girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. The meal was great and Kevin our server was excellent. He gave good recommendations on a few new wines to try and was very attentive to us, even though it was a busy night. The food was excellent and the wait wasn't long at all. The steaks were cooked to perfection and our sides were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sullivan's Summer Special
    DLJCPA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We decided to celebrate a birthday at Sullivan's because of their advertised summer special of a filet and half a main lobster. There were 3 of us and only 2 of us got the main lobster because they ran out. The other person in our party got some small lobster tails. The lobster was very tough and chewy. It seemed to be over cooked. The service was very good. The salads and side dishes were also very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating at Sullivan's
    Reviewer57
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant in time for our reservation and got seated just before an another couple who did not have a reservation after we had waited almost 30 minutes. The food was good table location was right by the kitchen door. I would definitely go back and give it a second chance because the food is very good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like a chain
    Blac11
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The experience on this night was terrible. Cookie cutter food in every aspect. Bland potatoes, NY strip, calamari tasted like glazed candy. Not impressed. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great-As Always!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We love dining at Sullivan's because we count on the wine, food, and service being outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was a special celebration dinner for my best friend who had just retired after 39 years at the U of Chicago Medical Center. I wanted it to be special and it certainly was! Everything was perfect from the moment we sat down until the moment we left. Drinks were good, food was superb, and service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will never return
    Texastornado
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I'm from Austin and the Sullivan's there is quite a 180 from Naperville. We had reservations and didn't get seated until 30 minutes after our time. The dining area is so crammed with tables it's impossible to not hear what your neighbor is saying. The drinks and food took forever and my filet was chewy. I have had better food at an Outback, especially the cut and quality of meat. The waiter was extremely young and nice but had no clue what service was about. Way too pricy and staff was a bit stuffy for a restaurant who can't deliver.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Saturday night dinner reservations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The only complaint I have for the entire evening is when we arrived at 715 right on time for our reservations, and had to wait an additional 32 minutes to be seated, if you can fix that problem, you have made yourself 2 life long guests in your establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Dmat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I like two have a date night once a month. Sullivans is a great place for good food, conversation and overall great time. Service is very good also.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a steak house.
    Aaron
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was good for what it is. Chicago prices for decent food. You pay mostly for the experience of the cooks to not mess up your steak for the most part. I can get prime grade beef from my local market, and it is a lot cheaper than the steaks are here. I can cook them just the same, so I you are really paying the wages of the people cooking your food, not for fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fabulous meal we both enjoyed. It was nice to her the complimentary dessert & photo to commemorate our night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sullivan's
    sports8177
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Decided to try this place out. Checked on the website and noted that the dress code was dressy, so my party did so accordingly. To my surprise, the restaurant apparently does not enforce this as several patrons were in shorts, t shirt, jeans and gym shoes. To say the least, I was a little disappointed. Also noticed several waitresses with extremely short skirts, so much so that a few of them had to cover themselves while bending over. Off their pre-fix menu, had the cheesesteak eggroll, shrimp and lobster bisque (phenomenal) and the 8oz Filet Mignon. Our waiter had dropped off a wine menu to choose a glass to have with the meal, and I was ready, but he never came back around to take my order, so had to settle with water for my Filet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate