Sullivan's Steakhouse - Wilmington
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Wilmington

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Wilmington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3024797970x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Monday - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tim Baker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Tuesday through Sunday in lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Route 202 and Naamans Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sullivan's Steakhouse - Wilmington
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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Sullivan's Steakhouse - Wilmington reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (75)notable wine list (54)good for groups (50)fit for foodies (41)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (26)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (9)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Last Time Eating Here!
    Marlonphotos
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I had eaten at Sullivan's several time before. The food has been declining each time I have returned since my first visits. After my most recent visit, I have decided not to go back. During this visit my food was over cooked and after letting the waitress know nothing was done about it. She told me someone would be informed about what happened with the food, but nothing was done. Rather then make an uproar, I felt it would be best to count my losses and just not return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Perfection
    NoNickname
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I ordered an appetizer, salads, the larger filet cut and the aged strip along with garlic horseradish mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese. The meal was delivered at the proper time increments. The steaks were done perfectly as ordered. Portion sizes on the salads and the sides were large. The food was all delicious. The bar mixes great cocktails. Staff at the restaurant have been top notch and well trained and managed each time I have visited.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Captain
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent service, food and beverage. It is our go to place for "date night" and to get the best steak dinner in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is always excellent at Sullivan's. However, it has become very expensive. Our bill was $128 for the fixed price option with an inexpensive bottle of wine and no dessert. With the tip $150 is going to be dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with class.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our 50th wedding anniversary dinner and we were treated as VIP's. Only the service topped the food. I had to carefully pick the right spot for such an important occasion and I could not have found a better place in the greater Wilmington area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch The Seafood
    Allan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a good time and we were treated well. The 1/2 Lobster that came with my steak was one of the worst I've had. It was tough, stringy, chewy, you get the idea. I told the manager that I had better at Ruby Tuesday's. They took it of the bill but that doesn't do much for My Dinner. Manager said to please come back and try it again because their seafood is normally very good. the rest of our meals were well prepared and done as requested.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fast service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    but not what we're looking for from a high end restaurant which is what they are trying to be. If this place wasn't in close proximity we certainly wouldn't go out of our way. Servers were nice but apps and salad came out way too fast (about 60 seconds after ordering) which indicates that they were prepped and in the fridge and not prepared fresh. My steak was cooked perfectly, but the 1/2 lobster tail seemed to be cooked much earlier. My Wife ordered Medium + and it came out Medium Rare. At this price point I expect better. Nothing worse than spending $200 on a meal and being underwhelmed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Diner08
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sullivan's is a phenomenal restaurant with unbelievable service and food. Every time I go I am blown away by the dining experience. In addition, Bill, the manager, always comes out to say hello and see how everything is. The food is always cooked to perfection and makes your taste buds explode with happiness. It is a must go.
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steaklover 08
    steaklover08VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Waitress served me water with floating particles. .when I asked for another glass she told me the next glass would be the same and that their machine for water was not able to give clear water. That waitress later left and the next waitress and waiter were great...the food was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    SussexMom
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Special Occasion -- that's what we mostly come to Sullivan's for. We both had specials (involving steak) and they were both excellent. Wine by the glass for this evening, but in the past we have ordered bottles from the wine list which is very good. I have never been disappointed at Sullivan's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    kdrb
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Sullivan's staff members were attentive, addressed food allergies questions, and served delicious food. We would go back again, and wouldrecommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect for business discussion
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very hard to find good restaurants which are quiet enough to hold business discussion - many places are either so loud you have to yell or too closely packed that you can't have a private business discussion. This place is perfect if you want to hear your peers and clients, without having others hear them as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the cost
    AnnDe
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My marks for the food were because many of the side dishes contain pork (bacon) which is NOT mentioned on the menu. If I had not made an off-handed comment to my waitress, I might have had an upsetting experience that would really have ruined the evening. That didn't happen, but I found that my options were much more restricted than I initially thought when I reviewed the menu online and made a reservation. That all aside, I had a wonderful evening. My date loved his meal and the wait-staff was friendly. They paid exactly the right amount of attention. They responded to our needs without being asked, but did not hover or constantly badger. We will definitely try to come back for one of the Thursday/Sunday evening events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    karinanderic
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Has the look and feel of a chain restaurant. The staff were friendly and professional. The quality of the meat was excellent and the preparation was perfect. We shared several side dishes and appetizers and they were much better than expected. Wine list was a bit uneven, but had a number of good choices at reasonable—by restaurant standards—prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly cooked steaks
    cap10mc
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the service was very good. Crowd was light so restaurant was very quiet and very conducive to nice conversation. We hjad a reservation right after opening time at 3 PM and it worked out great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Successful
    Love2Dine2
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Upon my arrival I was greeted by Sullivan's Steakhouse "smiling Staff", they were very busy, I waited before giving my name and said I was still waiting for my guest. I contacted my brother & informed he was having traffic issues; I went back to the Greeting Staff and told them my guest would be arriving within the next ten minutes. Bill, the Maitre'd, introduced himself and offered me a soda while I continued waiting (how gracious); I declined & thanked him for his considerate kindness. He returned minutes later and asked if I cared for a cocktail or a glass of wine; I again declined and explained my brother was finally on US 202 and within moments my brother arrived, Bill & I greeted him with"Happy Birthday!" We were seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dry-Aged beef and wine list
    best2wa
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Dry-aged NY strip was perfectly prepared Medium-Rare... Sommelier was very helpful in finding a nice bottle for us... 2010 Clos Du Bois Marlston Alexander Valley...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was great, service was great. No complaints nice night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Sullivans!
    Chefpie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went with 2 other couples. Dinner was amazing as always! Great place to take new and old friends! LOVE SULLIVANS!! Make sure your bartenders stick to the recipe's of your famous drinks though. Myself and 2 of the other ladies at the table ordered the Mango Tango Martini. The 2nd ones brought to us didn't look right and we knew right away someone else has made them. Thank goodness the waitress knew too. She was right there to get us new drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeding Expectations.
    BobP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was great as always. One of the things that sets this restaurant apart from others is the sincere friendliness of the staff and this visit was no exception.
    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 LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I loved the food and the service. I would truly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • consistently good
    unclefrankVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's always a treat to go here. Bar is fun and food is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Foxdine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Found this spot close by and went for dinner. Great meal and an even better wine list to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    jack
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was very good, but disappointing that we made a reservation 48 hours ahead of time and still had to wait for a table. The dinning room is noisy the bar area is actually more quiet. Service was good and food was very good. Over steakhouses prefer Flemings over Sullivans due to the prompt seating, great service, superior food, and the same price.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks
    Rich
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The waitress was great and the steaks came out perfectly cook
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Filet
    69erVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had the prefix menu which was great except vegetable selection. The filet mignon was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Filet!
    JoeT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had not been to Sullivan's in several years.....it was as good as we remembered it! My wife and I dined there last Saturday evening. We both had the 8 oz filet which were excellent. We shared grilled asparagus and skillet mushrooms as sides which were both delicious. I started my meal with the iceberg lettuce wedge, and my wife had the kale salad. Again, both were terrific. Excellent service added to the high quality if our meal. Sullivan's is, of course, always pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Perry
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent food and service.......................................................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our waiter, Christopher is an asset to the restaurant staff. He's professional; very personable, but not too chatty. Daniella was in training and will learn the ropes soon enough. Good luck! We have had some great bottles of wine at Sullivan's, and this evening's was no exception. A delicious 12 year old cab to celebrate our anniversary. Too bad it was the last one. We'll be searching for it elsewhere for sure...it was a fine compliment to a great steak dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AdelVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    As always the food and service were excellent!! Even my parents loved it who don't like to eat out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant - Upscale
    Smokie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Sullivan's is a fantastic restaurant. The food was great and it was easy to identify the smokey flavors that the chef is going for. As far as price, it seems that the guest is paying for the brand, as you can get the same dining experience at Firebirds for half the price. This does not go to say that I will not return to Sullivan's, as well as recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeDelaware
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    First time visit really like the music at the bar good drinks, food was great had a great time will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food in a relaxing atmosphere
    JoeM
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I brought a party of 3 here for dinner. We all ordered the Summer Fling, filet with a half of lobster. It was delicious. We also had the tomato & Mozzarella Salad, cheese steak egg rolls & the tuna appetizer everything was perfect. We had great service, they were knowledgeable regarding the menu and wines. I have been to sullivan's a number of times and I'll keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed...again...
    Jerseyboy
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have frequented Sullivan's over the years, but have been disappointed with the food lately. I ordered the Steak & Lobster. The steak was delicious! However, the lobster tasted very musky and smelled very fishy (likely the cause of the musky, unpleasant taste). Anyway, the manager offered me a replacement, but I turned down the offer. Apparently, he checked the lobster and noticed the odor as well. So, he removed the entire dinner from the bill, although half credit would have been fine. Anyway, I appreciate what the manager did, but I'm really concerned about the food of late (two previous issues over the past year). Consequently, we're really not sure if we're willing to give them one more chance...we'll see...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sullivan's at Concord Pike
    Jimmyfoodie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    After having lived in DE/PA area for five years, this was the first time I dined at Sullivan's with friends. The atmosphere was cozy, and the staff very friendly. The food was good, especially the steaks. Everyone at my table tried the filet mignon, and/or Kansas steak, and they were very pleased with the quality and the taste of the cut. It was a memorable dinner for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed
    KenCee
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    High quality steaks, delicious appys, friendly and proper service...a treat for a special occasion. Perhaps the highest price point in the area though for food and drinks. The promotion (Surf & Turf) at $42 and the prix fixed dinner at $39 were well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ellen
    Ellen
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We always enjoy Sullivan's and once again had a terrific time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JOM123
    JOM123
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Overall food was very good, steaks were excellent, cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we hoped for
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My son was turning 15 and wanted to try a steak house for his birthday dinner. Our meals took a very long time, and we were not served all at the same time. In addition, since we told them it was a birthday celebration, they offered him a choice of cheesecake or pie for dessert. We ordered pie, but the manager said they were out of birthday candles. Then we ordered an additional dessert for the table, and the waitress brought only the additional dessert, set it down in front of my son, and said , "Happy birthday, buddy." Very anticlimactic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience all around
    robo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Sullivan's was great start to finish. From host to server. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.