Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9198332888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Robert Crawford
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the lounge Monday through Sunday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tucker Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $4. Self parking is also available.
A word from Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh reviews from OpenTable diners
279 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (229)romantic (147)notable wine list (122)good for groups (80)fit for foodies (79)vibrant bar scene (70)hot spot (52)neighborhood gem (41)late-night find (20)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Everything I expected
    SouthernTornado
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've heard a lot about Sullivan's but never been, though lots of my friends, etc. have. Husband took me there for a special evening on Friday and I was not disappointed. We each had the prix fix and there was more than enough food to satisfy us :) Our server, David, was personable and great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food; great service
    MIkeyMike
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was wonderful. I had a NY strip and my wife had salmon. She said it was one of the best fish dishes she's ever had. My steak was cooked just as ordered. The sides were a great compliment. The s'mores chocolate mousse cake was the perfect ending to a delicious meal. Our waitress was fantastic. She was very attentive without being intrusive. The only downside to Sullivan's is that it is not a relaxing atmosphere. With so many waitstaff running around and turning tables over very quickly we felt very rushed ourselves (even though we weren't).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Sullivan's for our anniversary. Although pricey, you certainly get your money's worth. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. No less than 5 employees from server to manager walked by our table and wished us a happy anniversary. They even prepared a unique dessert on the house.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hanan
    PaulL
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server Hanan was great!! The reason I gave service a lower rating is because of timing. The meal took about 30-45 minutes longer than it should have, I think because of a large party in the private room?
    Special Features:
    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 Food!
    cupchuruch
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything that I ate here was amazing! There was also good portions for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I choose to have the age rub new strip for dinner after recommendation by waitress and a friend dining before us. I was greatly disappointed in the quality of the steak. There was so much gristle in my steak I could barely cut it with the knife, then chewing it was near impossible. All this from a $50 steak. The chef should have rejected this cut from the beginning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crowded and noisy
    Megu
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I forgot to request a booth, so I was feeling a bit claustrophobic with the tables SO close together and so many people maneuvering between them. The food is fairly good, but the waitstaff was unprofessional for this type of restaurant. When we ordered mixed drinks instead of choosing from the wine list our waitress actually said "liquor is quicker". Yikes. At least we didn't have the waiter at the next table over, who rambled on about sports for so long we thought he was going to sit down and join the couple he was serving. The food was reasonably good, but presentation was really lacking. I tried to make the best of it, but for this price range I think I'll stick to Second Empire in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sullivans has gone downhill
    Local
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dined there 9/11 service and food were horrible with 2 business colleagues. Experience was embarrassing as both remarked as we were leaving that I need to find a new favorite place. Have been to Sullivan's many times and was always pleased but steak was undercooked and sent back and it took 15 minutes to get it back to the table. Sides which were not replaced. No one (manager) came to the table to ask if anything was alright other than someone hovering over me when the steak was delivered asking of it was OK. Steak medallions were mostly gristle and fat. Service was substandard compared to what I've experienced in the past. Not sure what has happened there (at Sullivan's) but it is not the restaurant it used to be.,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service was fantastic. Food was great also. Being from WI always compare the steaks. Still love WI steaks better but Sullivan's was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was great
    oldfoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We used Opentable to make the reservations out of convenience. We met our friends in their bar, where the choices and prices were reasonable, especially since the ladies martini's were on sale. The meal and service was just about as good as it could get. Granted we all had steaks, which is what the restaurant has been known for as long as I've been around. Sauteed mushrooms as a side was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    Skinnyeats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Myself and partner really enjoyed our meal, service, location, and ambiance. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was incredible along with the drinks. Had a wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 5th Anniversary
    JustDowntheRoad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    "My wife and I chose Sullivan's for our 5th anniversary dinner. I definitely would return, but just not on a special occasion. There were people filing in from an NC State football game in t-shirts and shorts and I was in dress pants and a dress shirt. They should consider a dress code after a certain time. It didn't quite have the intimate and special feel we were expecting, however we still enjoyed the time together and adapted just fine to the energetic atmosphere. The 12 oz. filet and crab cake were wonderful choices. The lobster and shrimp bisque was great too. Service was friendly and we did not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal; service not up to par
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We often dine at Sullivan's for a great meal. We had salmon and a dry aged strip steak. Both entrees were prepared perfectly. Our starters of French onion soup and kale salad were very good as were the sides of asparagus and au gratin potatoes. When it came time to pay the bill our server, Lou, questioned the validity of the Open Table $20 check. When the manager approved I told her I wanted to use frequent diner points to offset a portion of the check. I don't know if she thought I would short her tip or she didn't want to be bothered but Lou became argumentative giving me silly reasons why I shouldn't. I insisted on using the points so she complied. I tipped her 20% of the original check so I hope she was satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only steakhouse for me! Period!
    DonE
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Sullivan's on a fee occasions, and most recently celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary there. Everything, as it's been each time we have been, was exceptional! We have been to Angus Barn and Ruth's Chris, and I wouldn't even recommend either of those places to anyone I know, especially when Sullivan's is, in my opinion, the ONLY option! Thank you for making my decision this easy, and thank you for your standard of excellence which sets you apart!
    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 LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary celebration
    jackcorvette
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First time at Sullivan's. Cose it for the reviews - best of all the steak houses in Raleigh. Food and service stood up to the fabulous reviews previously received. When they found out it was our 50th anniversary, the wait staff couldn't do enough for us. Will go again and not just for a special occasaion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Sullivan's is amazing. The food is wonderful and the service is amazing. Perfect for a romantic dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 7 years made special
    WillB
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Phenomenal experience. We were first time guests enjoying a special (and rare) night out to celebrate our 7th anniversary and the staff at Sullivan's made us feel so welcome that it was as if we had been going there for years, and were part of the family. Exceeded all expectations and I highly recommend it. We will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Enjoyfinedining
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The meal at the restaurant was great. We had 4 people in the party and all of us had a great experience. I was disappointed in the service overall at the restaurant. The last 2 times I came here, it appeared that the servers had very little knowledge of the good and didn't come around all that often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday!
    Jhm783
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another wonderful experience...you can't ever go wrong @Sullivan's. Love love LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    firsttimebutnotmylast
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary here and our limo was about 30 minutes late. I called the restaurant and I was assured that it wouldn't be a problem, our table would be ready for us when we arrived and it was no problem at all. The greeting staff were upbeat, friendly and courteous. Service staff prompt, efficient, attentive and eager to please. The food was absolutely delicious worth the price. We had a large party and were treated like we were the only customers there. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and I will become a regular customer here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sullivan's Steakhouse a Raleigh Gem
    Slayer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've eaten at Sullivan's numerous times now and it's always outstanding...from the waiters/waitresses to the food and drinks. This is an outstanding place to have a splendid dinner with someone special. The level of concern and professionalism shown by employees and management staff is commendable...from neat and professional demeanors to keen knowledge of the menu, to the way they make guests feel cared for and welcome. This time they had a special buffalo mozzarella and various tomatoes salad available that was a superb starter. After that, we had a delectable steak and lobster trio followed by a banana foster type desert--all of which were excellent. Thank you Sullivan's for making another dining experience special for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My customers like Sullivan's...
    bt102586
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good food but weirdly dark for a small, serious business dinner. Service good but a little overbearing. The waitress went thru the beer selection (no draughts!) and neglected to mention the locals. Wine selection excellent. A boisterous table near us that detracted from the experience. The shrimp cocktail was good as was the HK-style Sea Bass but the Caesar salad was unremarkable. I'll be back because this is the kind of place several of my customers covet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food good service
    Luvfinedinning
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was excellent along with excellent service. Immediate seating. Excellent wait staff very professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    DrMouse
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was excellent, staff was great, and atmosphere was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pavy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was excellent as well as the food. Courses were nicely spaced to allow a leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too Rushed service
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was excellent but service was way too rushed... Like they wanted us out fast so they could fill with another customer... Was restaurant week and excellent price but rush spoiled the evening... Could see waitresses running down the aisle... Finished 3 courses before one glass of wine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    YumYum
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What a pleasant surprise - the best steak I have EVER tasted! Wonderful service! Wonderful everything! We look forward to visiting as often as we can. So happy we have a new favorite to enjoy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out-bit of a wait
    intheneighborhood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We arrived early, but were not seated until 30+ minutes after our reservation. Other than that, ambience is great, as is the food. The price is about what you would expect to pay for a destination restaurant. Live music was playing in an active bar area. For a great night out in a vibrant part of town, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful Experience
    et24
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Arrived 10 mins early for our 8pm reservation to celebrate my mom's 50th birthday. Was told by the hostess that we were to be seated in 10 minutes, however, 30 mins later we were still not seated. I asked how much longer it would be since our reservation time had long passed and was told by the hostess that she could not tell us when. The hostess did not want to tell us a time as it may be inaccurate, she was extremely rude. We decided to leave the restaurant without even dining. The manager apologized by offering complimentary wine/cocktails but was unable to guarantee a table. We have been to Sullivan's several times before but have never had a poor experience like this one. We were very disappointed and will likely not return.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • An Experience
    keg1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 45th Wedding Anniversary at Sullivans in Downtown Raleigh. NC. We had 6:45 reservations, but the place was packed and several very large parties came through. We finally were seated at about 7:00. Not too bad all in all. Everyone was cordial. Our wait staff, Alexis and Lindsey were perfectly aware of our needs and while not intrusive were on the spot to serve us when needed. I had arranged to have a large bouquet of roses delivered earlier in the day and they were prominently placed on the table when we arrived. Three managers stopped by during our meal and asked about our experience. The food was wonderful. Steaks cooked to perfection. We had a grand time and would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service!!
    flemingsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Gui was our server and he, as always, is amazing!! So friendly and spot on with our orders!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed Sullivan's
    mikendeb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I tried Sullivan's during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. The food was fabulous and the service was even better! I cannot recall any time having better service than what we had at Sullivan's! My wife's steak came out a little over done and it was corrected very quickly with the apologies of two different managers. We will definitely return to Sullivan's for another fabulous dining experience. By the was the filet just melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Celebrated anniversary here. Little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Best steak Ive ever had. It's a little noisy, but for what it is I could get over it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    To be honest, it was very loud. Not what I would expect for the price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raleigh Restaurant Week outing
    CaptainB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had heard about Sullivan's for many years but never had an opportunity to go. A friend suggested Sullivan's for Raleigh's Restaurant week, so we dined there. Big place, very good food (we both had great steaks), good wine, excellent service. If I had to pick something to improve, it was the noise level. Just lots of people talking, but it was loud enough that talking across a table-for-two required full speaking voice. All in all, a very enjoyable dinner. I will return here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grest selection for business dinner
    CaryRE
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Business dinner party of 7; excellent food and service; great atmosphere (round table) for a fully-engaged discussion with all attendees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 47th anniversary dinner
    Grandma
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food and the service were absolutely impeccable. My only complaint was the noise level. It was extremely noisy when we first arrived but once we had our food we didn't pay much attention to the noise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night location
    CB88
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a good time. Just pricey for it being considered a dinner special. The service was great and the bar area was very inviting
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I ordered my filet medium and it came rare. On top of that, it was tough. Baked Potato was warm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate