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: 7603413560x
  • 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: 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
124 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)vibrant bar scene (58)romantic (41)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (27)hot spot (24)late-night find (15)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    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 2010
    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.
  • Gem of the Desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As somewhat regulars at Sullivan's it never disappoints, great atmosphere, service and food....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Birthday Celebration
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was outstanding - attentive but not overbearing. Acknowledged my wife's birthday and had special dessert to celebrate! Food was terrific and well prepared to our specifications. Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • left completly speechless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Over all great experience! The attention to detail was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seamless
    Reneux
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The place is bullet proof-been there dozen times over the years. Always on point.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gigi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The re-vamped decor is hip and cool without losing the old school supper club feel. Tables in the (60's) next to the library and with romantic table lamps are best. The manager came from the Sullivans Chicago and really seems to care about the experience to be had at this wonderful restaurant. The food is very good, service is excellent and the bar scene has a real neighborhood feel with a vibrant scene and good music in the bar starting at 6:30. My husband and I felt very welcomed there and had a truly wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jimk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sullivan's is always a GREAT place to dine. Service is excellent. When we want to go out for a nice dinner Sullivan's is always our first choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RaineyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I met Kevin the new Manager & he was very nice. He came to the table to make sure alls well. Our server Laura was a delight & did a great job. Our steak was like butter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Prefixe
    Desertman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They have a great Prefixe menu, good portions and great choices
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Sullivan's
    Satisfied
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A bit disappointing because the place was about only 1/4 full or less, and our foursome was seated at a table beside the only other foursome there. There were many foursome places where we could have been seated. The other folks became noisier and noisier as the evening went on, and spoiled our time together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gret Value
    thebrasilian
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Recently had dinner here; it's one of our favorites in Palm Desert. "Melody" was our server; she did an outstanding job; very attentive, professional and courteous. We took advantage of the fixed price dinner and thought the value for what we got was fantastic. Nice-sized portions; perfectly prepared. The manager visited our table to check on things. Towards the end of the meal, we were asked if we were there for anything special, and actually yes - we were celebrating my wife's birthday! To our surprise, the manager took our photo and placed it in a nice card signed by everyone; we also got a free dessert! All this: from the delicious food to the wonderful staff, made this evening a memorable one for us. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love it!
    NewdesertratsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything was great! The special menu is a great value and still perfect quality and quantity! We have enjoyed having server, Stephanie twice now and will ask for her again! We ordered a second bottle of wine at the dinner table and were able to finish it in the amazing bar with entertainment! You can watch the sun go down in this lounge! One of our great pleasures here in the desert view to the west! The chef came out to deliver a dish to a neighboring table and he was very gracious and a pleasure to meet. His attention to detail makes this a great meal from calamari (and shrimp cocktail) to New York with garlic, gorgonzola garlic butter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy employees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The service was fine, the appetizers were unique, the salad and soup just average as were the steaks. They were extremely tender but they didn't have much taste. They needed more seasoning. The steaks were PRICEY!!!!! especially when they did not come with any sides. How often can you afford a $75.00 meal, excluding drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DesertRat92253
    DesertRat92253
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We absolutely love Sullivan's and are never disappointed! Great food, fabulous service, overall a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, Tasteful Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had reservations and were promptly seated in a booth. Nice and quiet for a birthday dinner. Service was fine but a lot of upselling. Asked for a certain brand of Vodka for a martini but was brought something else. Wife's glass of wine was small and for $9 was not worth it. We split a salad which was very good. Had steaks which were perfectly cooked. Dessert was on the house and it was yummy. All in all not a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthdaygirl65
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great experience with wonderful service and food. We had a truly memorable experience with friends and family. The Prix Fix "Sure Thing" meal choices are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Prefix menu was terrific. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Expectations - Low Quality
    Experienced
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I read many reviews and at Mastro's, Morton's, and Morgan's. Ate last week at Mastro's Newport Beach and loved it. Dined at many high end restaurants. I expected this place, at a minimum to serve great food especially at their prices. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. Side dishes; large jumbo shrimp was not fresh and seemed like it was very old then microwaved and tough. Mushrooms - greasy and tasted awful. Entrees; Rack of lamb was very greasy, not tender nor flavorable. Lobster not fresh and did not even resemble the normal looking species. The small filet mignon that came with the lobster was good. Despite all of this, we made do and enjoyed our own company and the server was nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse completely redine
    MaroisronVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A new fresh new open look. The food continues to be terrific, the service even better. And they are now both matched with a great look and environment. Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sullivan's Superb
    MisterMark
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The dining experience at Sullivan's is superb. The assistant manager (Kristen) is the most friendly and sincere restaurant manager we have ever encountered. Our waitress was also extremely friendly and helpful. The food is always plentiful and excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    NickiVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We go to Sullivan's every time we go to the desert and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sullivan's
    Gary
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First class service- Food was excellent- Server was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Overall great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not too bad
    mpinla
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went here for a celebration with friends. Some of the food was good, but two of my guests had to send their steaks back. One was overcooked and the other was raw. Our waitress was really nice and on the ball. If it wasn't for her, there might be 1 less star in this this review. Our waitress got the second round of steaks out really quickly and they were perfect the second time around. I went here because it's a little more reasonable than Mastro's. I think i'll probably bite the bullet and do Mastro's next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Sdscorpions
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We read about Sullivan's on Yelp and the reviews were spot on. We Took our two kids 13 and 11 and they both were treated great and brought endless free refills for my daughters Shirley Temple. Just great experience all the way around, highly recommend!! My wife is still raving about the Banana bread pudding and my daughter went crazy for the blond brownie. Must try!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delcious meal
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service, atmosphere and food is always the best!! Great job all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NICE PLACE
    OCDINERVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great atomosphere, great service, good food! Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for a romantic dinner
    Sullyfan
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Sullivan's is not only an intimate dining experience with excellent food, but the wait staff is second to none. The attention diners receive makes for a special evening without being overwhelming. If you're looking for a quiet place for a romantic dinner, consider Sullivan's. The food is brought out fresh and hot, but not before you're finished with the previous course. And in between courses, the staff always make sure you have everything you need (bread, drink, etc.). Every time I've dined at Sullivan's, I've always been pleased and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Private, fancy and very affordable.
    Pereztroyka
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We when to Sullivan's to celebrate our engagement. Was terrific very private the time do they serve the food and appetizer, and the service was awesome. The food I order steak with lobster and was delicious and affordable. The drinks was perfect. Overall was a great night and over our expectations. I highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    Valentines2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Would not like to recommend for a romantic evening. Way too loud and too casual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvlouann
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have had a second home at Ironwood Country Club for almost thirty years. This is our first trip to Sullivan's. We only went because our neighbor in Livermore CA was on a golf trip here and asked if we would recommend Sullivan's.....told him we'd never been....he tried you and said "best bone-in rib ever".....so we made a reservation.....glad we did....we go often to Morton's and Mastros while in the desert and now....they become 2 and 3 on our list....so happy with our dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.