Sullivan's Steakhouse - Charlotte

4.3
3551 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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 hand-selected steaks, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes.
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aliciaT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, but the food was average. I expected more for $50-70 per plate. My son had a fillet and it was amazing. The scallops were gritty and my lobster didn't have much flavor. I expected more for the money.

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MarjieW
Orlando
61 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended Sullivan’s and it worked perfectly for an early dinner coming from the airport. Upon greeting us and being told we had a 90 min drive after dinner the server, Matthew, asked if we wanted the service hurried up. We did not. Everything arrived perfectly timed. I started with the signature cocktail which was delicious bits but sweet for me. Next time I’d order a shot of vodka to cut it. The Caesar salad was delicious. Most often I can’t taste any anchovies and sometimes they’re too strong for my taste. This salad was perfectly balanced. We were told the menu is reduced due to COVID. The only ribeye, as I understood it, was a cowboy cut with the long bone. It was wonderfully seasoned and perfectly medium rare. I just wish it was hotter when it arrived. The side of creamed spinach had a nice touch of nutmeg. We both noted the music was a nice selection, some giving a 50’s steakhouse vibe. The manager, Chris, stopped by and listened to our compliments and suggestions. We felt very welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The food was excellent. The ambiance could use some work. The dress code should be enforced and proper attire required. Timeliness of the drinks would be a plus also. For the money the experience could honestly be better. There are other places in Charlotte to go where there would be a more upscale feel at a similar price.

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the restaurant and the food was great and the staff were very nice and helpful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and friendly staff.

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vipTBone
Charlotte
64 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Problems with service due to staff shortages. Slow service and one person didn't get food until others were half finished. One person ordered a sirloin and got a ribeye instead

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our dinner came out 1.5hrs after we were seated and ordered. The staff and manager kept apologizing for a large wedding party already there. I do understand, I’ve worked in restaurants before...but should not be the problem of other guests expecting good food and service as well. The manager did discount our meal greatly after asking a couple times. This has been a good experience dining here in the past, just not this time. Cold steaks are never enjoyable, especially when you are ready to go home to relieve your baby sister but your meal just came out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The staff is so genuine and nice. We got there 15 min before they opened and they went ahead and let us sit down and were super nice about it.

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vipmthauvette
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot in Southend to enjoy covered outdoor dining. Amazing food and the wine selection is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice setting and service but while food was not cold it also wasn’t warm and certainly not hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a very pleasant experience. Overall a great place for a quiet dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The waitress was amazing and attentive. The decor was beautiful. The prices for some items could’ve been a little cheaper but other than that, great place. I’ll be going back.

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vipKenneth
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wife’s Birthday

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vipParticularGuest
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the stale bread, brown cabbage underneath the shrimp on the $17 shrimp cocktail appetizer, to the slow service, only the friends made the meal enjoyable. Would not recommend for the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Great food, noisy on the patio

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vipDanielG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Steak was overcooked. Service was slow. Not many people in the restaurant. 2nd bad experience here. Won’t be back.

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Jimp
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very relaxing evening. One little kitchen goof but they more than made up for it.
One of the best steaks in charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipHalP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was average at best. Steak quality and preparation not up the standards the price would deserve. Have been a customer at this location since the mid 90’s. Last few dinners have been very disappointing. Clearly not what it used to be, many better options available. Sad to see what was once a great spot decline soooo much.

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CarolineC
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Sullivan's was exquisitely delicious 😋 we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and meal. The manager and servers were attentive and gracious. Thank ❤ you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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TheresaG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. We use to visit Sullivan’s a lot when we were dating so it was fun to relive a date night there and celebrate our anniversary!

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JoshaulynnM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Me and my husband went to celebrate starting our new business yay! Our server Sarah was amazing. We enjoyed the eggrolls they were very tasty. Manager on duty was Awesome as well great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My first time . She had been multiple times and I was very impressed with the whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The ladies bathroom was filthy . There were several wine selections that were not available. The food arrived and several items were cold . We spoke up about the mash potatoes because we couldn’t even eat them . The manager was extremely professional and tried to make up for things ...... but. It even not having egg rolls because they were SOLD OUT the night before ????
We are out of this
We are out of that
Rough night

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Chasrestgroupie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service, food was mediocre, loud atmosphere

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vipTravelDoc
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Sullivan's to celebrate our 49th anniversary. On arrival, the receptionist knew our name and occasion. Our table was ready promptly and decked out with rose petals! During the evening each member of the staff and the manager came by to wish us well. And of course the steaks were perfect and delicious! The waitress had a complimentary desert for us -- complete with candle -- at the end. It couldn't be any better than that!

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JKenn
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful again-the food, the service, and all staff came by to offer Happy Anniversary’s to us!

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vipdbfsr
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was so tender a knife was not needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was great service was questionable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all the way around. Felt very safe and the staff was awesome. Food was great as always

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Our waitress was outstanding. Food was awesome. Highly recommend!

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vipMarciaB
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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vipjsdb
Charlotte
75 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sullivan's is one of my favorite restaurants. Absolutely love this place. We went back for dinner during a week night, but during the pandemic. There was a limited menu. We were not disappointed, but it did limit our options. We completely understand their need to have a limited menu and that will not detract from us going back to Sullivan's again in the future. Some of the items that we would have liked to order were not available, though.
I should say that the restaurant did a very nice job of social distancing and adhering to mask protocols and sanitizing. Since I work in health care, that made me very happy to see.
Will definitely be back to Sullivan's in the future!

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MattH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Outstanding service and food, we haven’t been to Sullivans in 10+ years. Very quiet for a friday night, not the place it used to be I guess. Same o

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vipDavid
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic- we had salmon - steak and crab cakes and all were fantastic- our waitress was very friendly, attentive and helpful- would highly recommend and plan on going back

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vipSailorladies
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good wait staff ,dismal looking patio. very noisy due to traffic. Food good.

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vipDBDtraveler
Charlotte
135 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and my first venture out for dinner inside a restaurant since the COVID19 pandemic. Sullivan’s did an outstanding job in making us feel safe while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server Jesse was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and quite professional. She balanced giving us attention and giving us alone time. It never felt unsafe and we are senior citizens. We were seated much further than 6 ft from any other guests and all servers wore masks. We also wore them in and out of the restaurant but not at our table or while eating. They have tall plexiglass between each booth. They have paper disposal menus but we decided what we wanted online off our iPhones. We used our own pen to sign CC receipt and that’s only because they didn’t have Apple Pay. I did let the server take our photo off my phone but I Clorox wiped it and CC as soon as I got back in the car. I think going on a Sunday and at 5 o’clock made a huge difference because as we were leaving it was getting busier. However, the restaurant is still only allowed 50% capacity as we are still in phase 2 in NC. All in all it was a fun adventure and we highly recommend Sullivan’s. It was so nice to be able to go out to dinner and drinks again! Thank you Sullivan’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was very mediocre and overpriced. Especially the steak. Would not recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our date was amazing. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Charlotte does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sullivan's Steakhouse - Charlotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 335-8228.

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Charlotte is rated 4.3 stars by 3551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.