Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (760) 341-3560
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lounge:
    Opens Daily at 3:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Swingin' at Sully's - Every Thursday & Sunday 3:00pm to Close

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Favinger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are THE valley offsite catering choice, our reputation is known for such stellar events as the "Bob Hope Chrysler Classic" and the annual music festivals at the Polo Grounds each year. For parties of twenty to two thousand, we are the choice.
  • Entertainment: Live music six nights a week. Smooth Brothers every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Pablo Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The parking is extensive, well lit and safe. A two story structure can handle your car, private limo or group bus.
A word from Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)vibrant bar scene (44)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (30)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (21)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • whydothisVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    not necessary after designating attributes of dining at Sullivan's. Note that all Sullivan's are not equal---Palm Desert is outstaning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Sullivan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The attentive staff at Sullivan's made my wife's Birthday celebration very special. We had a wonderful time, and considered the food, service and ambiance to be perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allen
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food and service were excellant.Started out with the Stone Crab Claws and a kale salad. The entrees included an 8oz filet grilled as requested and seared scallops with steaked seared mushrooms and creamed spinach. Ended the dinner with a banana pudding bread and vanilla bean ice creme.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knockout!
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We regularly return to Sullivan's for both the dining experience and their famous martini. We started in the bar with the blue cheese chips and Knockout martinis. (Happy hour prices). Dinner straight to entrees: 8oz filet mignons and creamed corn accompanied by glasses of Cherry Tart Pinot. My steak was fabulous, my husband's, although good was a bit tough. Nevertheless,we will continue to frequent. Our server Stephanie was lovely and very knowledgeable. She recommended the wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sullivans
    Tavern
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Steak cooked to perfection! Server was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Sullivan's has become our local "go to" restaurant for special occasions. The interior was remodeled over the summer, and my husband was bummed by the loss of the wood paneling and overall 40s look. The new look is more modern. Bottom line for me, the food is still good. Wait staff was, perhaps, a bit too attentive, but it beats being ignored!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Things started out shaky but they quickly recovered and made it for and them some. Lauren was fantastic and took very good care of us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a celebration!
    Robert
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We celebrated 3 birthdays and they treated us like royalty! Very attentive service and the food was wonderful. Try the wedge salad! Awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great Service....our server, Kaitlin, couldn't have been more attentive. As was true with our previous visits, our meals were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal!
    NMS53
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our third visit over the last two years. Three of us had the filet and we all felt it was cooked to perfection and had a melt in your mouth texture. Also, the service was excellent. Our waiter helped us select a bottle of wine to compliment our meal and it did just that. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    Terrie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had the Lobster it was huge and very tasty. My hisband had the New York it was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and service was excellent. The noise level- just way too loud. Would seek the library section next time. I am speaking from the 80+ age group. Our younger guests were not bothered by the noise. We all enjoyed excellently prepared dinners. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Killer chairs
    Pattyto44
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We sat in the patio because we wanted to be close to the music, but the chairs are very uncomfortable. I had my mom with me and we decided not to stay for diner because of the chairs. We had only an appetizer that was delicious. It was a shame we didn't stay for diner. The high chairs at the bar are not appealing to everybody, although they looked more comfy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service and Food
    Getinmybelly32
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Was very surprised at the quality of the food and the service. They even took a picture of us because of our anniversary and gave us the picture. Still can taste the perfectly made steak, it was a night and dinner to remember. Thank you Sullivans! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite place to meet friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We love to meet our friends here before or after dinner. Enjoy the live music and staff is always friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy from Texas
    JTexas
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had a large group of customers out to dinner. Sullivan's came highly recommended and they didn't disappoint. From the private dining room, to the great wine, excellent food and fantastic service, it was a great night for my customers, their wives and myself. I would gladly return there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Hapazap
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First time enjoying Sullivan's and we were impressed with the service immediately. The hostesses very friendly and we were promptly greeted by our wait staff and floor manager Lauren. The food was phenomenal! We selected their prix fare menu at a very reasonable fixed price point. To say the proportions were large would be an understatement. From the appetizers to the main course, we enjoyed every bit of the meal and dessert was a hit too. We celebrated a special occasion and staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our visit. Well done Sullivan's! This has now become our new favorite restaurant. Will definitely be returning for our date nights or other special occasions. Just one thing...make sure to have reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Loverofsteak
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service, great food, great experience! I will return and bring my friends. Very close to El Paseo shopping in palm desert
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as usual
    FoodmikeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We missed the books in the little "library" area but the steaks were perfect as usual. Only minor complaint was that the shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were slightly overcooked. And Laura was a fantastic waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sullivan's Rocks
    DesertDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Sullivan's is one of the most consistently good restaurants at which I have dined. Everything is great--food, service and ambiance. The manager always comes over to check to make sure everything is to one's satisfaction. There are a lot of dining choices in Palm Desert, but we always go back to Sullivan's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dbreuk
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Still the BEST Steak place in the desert. My wife and I always celebrate special occasions there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECIAL OCCASION
    OCDINERVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We live in Huntington Beach and have a place in Palm Desert. This was our second visit to Sullivan's. It was our 34th wedding anniversary and the staff made our dining experience extra special. The food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rick
    RickP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food! Second time there and the experience was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice date spot
    rosietosie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    For dinner at 8 PM I was surprised how loud it was. The food was great as always. I found the wine list to be rather disappointing this time around. Hopefully they are getting ready to restock :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner at Sullivan's
    PDDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a great meal there- tried the Prix Fix and it was just delicious. Had a really good bottle of Cabernet, affordable at $38. The wait staff, Richard in particular, was friendly, available, informed about the menu and generally did a very good job. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    PerfectVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Staff very attentive and courteous , very prompt service . The comp. desert was a nice touch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ppllytag
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always consistently good food. Steaks perfectly cooked to order
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great!
    Torio
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Celebrated a Bday and was treated very special! Food was tasty and plentiful-- this was unexpected! Ended up with leftovers ;) Don't leave without having the white choc brownie with pralines and caramel sauce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveItInPS
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a wonderful time. Since it was mid-week we were happy that we could get into the bar to have a drink and enjoy the entertainment before dinner. It was our 47th wedding anniversary and Kirsten took our picture and returned it in a cute frame signed by the staff. We had a lot of laughs and the food and service was great. We really liked the new renovation and look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    WoodinvilledadVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very poor dining experience. Will not go again. Steak was overcooked so I sent it back. They provided a new steak but the original plate had all the side dish items on it, which you have to purchase separately. So I paid for side dishes but didn't get what I paid for. My wife's menu item reportedly came with arugula salad. The plate shows up with regular lettuce. We question this and the explanation given is that this is "adult" arugula. It wasn't....what is our compensation for me having to wait for my new steak while others eat, side dishes vanishing and not replaced, and not accurate food for my wife? Zippo. This is only the 2nd negative review I have written about a restaurant in 10+ years and I never send my food back but this was bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went there for our anniversary. Food was very good, and menu had lots of variety. Treated us very well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    weekenders
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant for many years. They recently changed their look and it is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were very satisfied with the service, presentation and the food you provided for this special occasion. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Galore
    WowinSF
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Moist, tender New York, cooked to perfection with my favorite sauce, Béarnaise. Au gratin potatoes to die for and Cobbler to finish. What's not to like.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our friend who live in the area recommends this place out of other steakhouses. It is low season in the desert and people are not in the rush. It is very relaxing to eat and enjoy the moment at the restaurant. The steaks are tender and the taste is very good. My filet mignon is very very good. Soft. The flavor was inside of the meat. It is good as expected. My husband ordered a New York Strip. It was charcoaled outside and rare inside. A very different style from mine. They just cooked it right. The cocktail is nice. The signature one is good. I also tried the second one with raspberry flavor...very tasty and smooth. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow! What an experience!
    Ftworthguy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We celebrated our 15th anniversary at Sullivan's. It was amazing! The service was top notch, first class all the way. The food was delicious! We will be coming back on our next trip. The staff & attention to every detail was unlike any other place I have dined at. Highly recommended. The location is beautiful too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notably unexceptional
    Montgomery
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We found it loud, not particularly comfortable, and "mainstream steakhouse". At $50/per, +tip, it was nothing to write home about. Our server did a good job; the front desk was abysmally slow in getting the show on the road, despite having a reservation. Our food was good - about what we expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary celebration
    Alton
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrated our Anniversary dinner, and this place has become our gem in the desert. The service was excellent as we were given an overview of the specials, and suggested item's. The food was great!! Management personnel visited us and as an added touch, we had our picture taken which added a personal touch to this special evening. Great time...***Filet Mignon***
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Experience
    Bunb86
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sullivan's is always solid. On this particular occassion it was even better! Great appetizers, steak was prepared perfectly (medium rare) and the side dishes were awesome. Any time au gratin potatos are the third best thing you taste, the food was really good!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/service
    BruceWVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A big fan of Del Friscos Double Eagle at Dallas and Vegas, just found out that Sullivan's is part of the same group, so had to try it. Coming in to a restaurant like this, don't expect the price to be cheap, but the quality of food and service is top notch. Everyone that saw me and my wife said hi. Those that knew, said "happy anniversary", and that was a minimum of 5 people. Our server was great. The manager Keith came by a couple of times to greet us, wished us "happy anniversary", and chatted about new Del Friscos opening up all over SoCal. Love to come back again soon. Thank you for a good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.