About Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago

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.

415 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Dinner:
Mon - Thu: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Bar:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - Close
Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - Close

*Alcohol, Happy Hour times and offers are subject to change to comply with local and state liquor laws and vary by location. Advertisements are not valid nor intended for residents of specific states where such promotions are prohibited by law.

Cross Street:
Hubbard Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 527-3510

Website:
http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring live music Thursday - Sunday.

*Alcohol, Happy Hour times and offers are subject to change to comply with local and state liquor laws and vary by location. Advertisements are not valid nor intended for residents of specific states where such promotions are prohibited by law.

Parking Details:
We offer Valet parking for $15

Public Transit:
Red Line to Grand Avenue
Bus 22: Southbound to Clark & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard
Bus 29: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to State & Kinzie
Bus 36: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard
Bus 65: Eastbound to Illinois & Clark, Westbound to Grand & Dearborn

Executive Chef:
Julio Oquendo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Sullivan’s offers a variety of private/semi-private dining and reception spaces perfectly suited for special occasions or business gatherings. Sullivan’s provides private diners with warm hospitality and custom menus featuring our finest steak and seafood, as well as personalized beverage service.

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Live Music (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

SLOW service with a nearly empty dining room. Over cooked steak for all of us which is inexcusable and stone crabs were poorly cracked. Had to ask for a cracker and crab fork. Friendly servers who brought us another steak but we had already eaten ours. It is expensive and dinner was disappointing. There are much better options for better quality food and more selection. Live music is love.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

steak was not the quality I expected it to be

calamari was not good at all

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wish we would have know it was fixed menu. Beside that everything else was perfect.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had the worse time at this restaurant for my 30th birthday’ The food didn’t come out until 2hours later and it was dry and horrible. The server was great! It wasn’t his fought it was the kitchen. Never will go to this restaurant again

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The whole restaurant experience was so excellent. We were seated right away. The waiter was excellent. And the dining room manager, Cole, was more than gracious and friendly and absolutely gorgeous. Very very handsome.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fun, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was very poor, wait staff untrained and unpolished. It appeared as if they hired banquet staff to serve the event. Food delivery very uneven.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for New Year's 2017-18. Made reservation through website / OpenTable. Would have liked to have known it was Price Fix before we made reservation - call a few days later informed us. Probably still would have gone there but would have been nice to know before-hand. Food was excellent. Service was attentive. A lot of value for the price ($75 each - included excellent 16oz ribeye for me!). Will go back. Will recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Did not realize that night was going to be a preset menu. Food was obviously prepared in advance and then warmed up. For the cost we were very disappointed. We have eaten at Sullivan’s dozens of times and consider it one of our favorite restaurants but that night left us wondering if something has changed with them.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My steak was cooked to perfection. I would strongly recommend the calimari! Our whole table enjoyed it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not impressed several years ago compared to other area steak places, but this time was hit out of the park. Excellent cocktails, a great menu with steaks char crusted perfectly, wedge salad and a comped bowl of garlic mashed potatoes. Also, for whatever reason, we got a cheesecake serving for dessert to take to the hotel. Nice EXTRA touch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a very memorable dinner at Sullivan's the other evening. Everything was perfect from our server to the drinks and wine and the food. It was a great way to start off the Xmas holidays.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service! Great ambiance!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A little disappointed with this visit. We have been to the sullivans in naperville several times and the service, table and food were all better there. For those prices it should have been much better. We won’t be back to the downtown location.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent staff and excellent meal.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Steak (Rib Eye), baked potato, salad were all excellent. Nice, “Old Chicago Steakhouse” feel. Excellent service from Mike D.
Just a great dinner. The reason we go to the big city.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Treated the family to a nice dinner and had a nice experience. No kids menu so expect top pay top dollar for the kids. My kids were 10/11 so they were able to finish their meals so it worked out. Great dinner. Would do it again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love this restaurant! Great food and service. We also like the piano bar and live quiet music. It’s a nice touch.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were pre-theater dining and quite honestly expected it to be quiet and romantic. The bar area was packed and quite noisy. Noise carried into the dining room but the dining room was beautiful. We were dining early because of the theater. Maybe that is why the bar was crowded and noisy. The noise was a dissappointment

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was ok- not any better than the other steak houses in the area. Service was below our expectations. Waiter just going through the motions.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday. The service and food were great!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Memorable, unforgettable dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had been to Sullivan's before and always enjoy the place. This time, however, I was quite surprised to find out that I had been charged $24 for a glass of the 'house' Pinot Noir. So if you go, make sure to ask for a specific wine, or to double check the price of the 'house' option!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family dines at sullivans every thanksgiving and they never disappoint.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. This was our first time at Sullivan's and it was a wonderful experience. We chose of dinner selection off the Thanksgiving Day menu and it was outstanding! The drinks were wonderful too. The turkey was cooked perfectly, the green beans very flavorful, the sweet potato dish was awesome, and the sausage stuffing excellent! The bread was great and everything was served nice and hot. To top off our dinner was an amazing chocolate pecan pie!! Our server was very attentive and did an excellent job! We were very pleased with our choice to go to Sullivan's for our Thanksgiving meal. Thank you to our friendly server, the staff and manager too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for the Thanksgiving price fixe menu. While most of it was good, I have to say the turkey wasn't good at all. It tasted processed, and a day later it tasted like it had turned already. Was hoping for and expecting better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal was delicious and service was lovely. Friendly atmosphere.

Our group had the T-day specials, as well as some items off the regular menu: filet mignon, wedge salads, and philly-cheese rolls as appetizer. All were tasty— as was the bread pudding dessert!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food, steaks were prepared perfectly and the seasoning was amazing. I'd highly recommend as they're worth the price. Not something you'd get at your neighborhood place. The touch they added for my anniversary dinner was awesome as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very nice spot. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I would definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is one of the restaurants that provide great food and service with consistency. We went there last Saturday to celebrate my birthday and they were kind enough to accomodate our needs to tweak the original reservation of 8 people to 9 shortly after I booked it online. Also it was the day that Michigan Avenue had the Holiday Light parade and traffic was bad in the area; my in-laws were late for 45 min and they were panic that we wouldn't be able to get our table. But we were seated long before they even told us they would be late and the restaurant staff didn't have a single complaint on the long wait. Very delicious calamari appetizer - Slightly different from the one I first had years ago but still much tastier than average calamari dishes. Steaks were cooked decently to appeal everyone's taste at the table. Last but not least, desert is fantastic too. This is a restaurant that doesn't need those "rare and unique" fancy flavors nowadays you see at some Michelin's - It has all the authentic dishes and does it right. Same with the service - Nothing fancy but pretty accomodating. I would definitely want to go there again sometime in the future.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place but a little disappointed in the flavorless steak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been to Sullivan's several times before ... but it has been some time. My past experiences were good ... but apparently what was good in the past has deteriorated in the interim. The restaurant was virtually empty when we were seated and it took quite some time to be recognized by our server ... who I believe was recruited directly from Mel's Dinner. Our meal arrived before we were finished with our starters. We ordered the fixed menu but we did not expect the meal to be pre-cooked. The meat was dry (although we ordered medium) and warm (not hot) and the steak resembled stew meat more than filet. Our dessert order was taken but no one asked if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink. It took longer to get the check than it took get our meal. A very poor performance in my view ... and I will not go back there again.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is reliably great, but our service was rushed and we were celebrating a special occasion. The service has been superb the many other times we have dined here.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful night together, made that much better by our sever, Mike. He was very helpful with wine and meal selection and overall very knowledgeable. We were there for our anniversary and it was truly amazing. Thank you so much to everyone at Sullivan's and Mike especially for making our night amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It’s a nice place for a steak or seafood. Menu was full of options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went here to celebrate my fiancé birthday and my buddies wife birthday. Everything was fantastic. Food, service, and atmosphere. They took a photo of us and gave us a copy with signatures from the staff.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is a classic Chicago steakhouse, and in an area packed with steakhouses Sullivan's stands out. We had both a NY Strip and a filet and both were excellent. The atmosphere was great, the bartender puts together an outstanding drink and knew his way around the wine list, and the prices were about as decent as I'd expect in the city. I would have liked a little more on my plate than the steak and a few spears of asparagus, but the taste made up for the lack of sides.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I do not recommend Sullivan’s. Not only was the service slow for food and valet, the food wasn’t too great. The calamari and cheese steak egg rolls were the only good things I tired. Also, in my reservation I asked for a special dessert after we were done with our food, someone confirmed ir upon arrival and we still didn’t get it. I will never go back. It wasn’t worth the money over $100 bill for bland food and slow service.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Were joined by our friends with both couples celebrating 40th wedding anniversaries. Entire staff was very involved in making this a very special dining experience. Have eaten at Sullivan's on several occasions over 5 year period. Our table is always treated as if we were the most important table in the restaurant. When our 6 year old granddaughter is with us, she is treated as a valued guest. Fine food exceeded only by super staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Top notch place to eat service was amazing the manager was wonderful really catered to all of our needs would definitely done here again if we are in town!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good and the service was decent, but there is certainly nothing of the evening dinning experience that would rate a 4 or 5 star.

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