Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

4.1
2619 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 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Contactless payment available
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipMick
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service took a long time, food was cold. Overpriced. Only the creamed spinach was good.

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vipBella
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good but service poor. Waitress was friendly but spent the majority of her time talking to the bar tender instead of checking on our table.

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vipKrisC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ryan was excellent and the food was amazing as usual. Love this place. Petit filet and bread pudding dessert were delicious.

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barbaraf
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Is started off great, very energetic service. We ordered appetizers and drinks first. Full on steaks that the made us check to see if they were medium. They were basically raw, so three steaks went back. My seabass was amazing!
We ordered another glass of wine but it took till we were almost done with dinner. The dirty plates stayed in front of us and we couldn’t grab her for either coffee, desert or the check. We ordered a lot of food and it was thanksgiving, but overall, it was pretty disappointing for the almost $400 check. I probably would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We come here every Thanksgiving for their Thanksgiving meal. This year was definitely a sub par meal. Service was great, ambience was great.

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vipSuzsReview
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointing. We were visiting for the Thanksgiving week and excited to celebrate the holiday at Sullivans. In short, they were not prepared for diners……potatoes au gratin, not cooked, and no gravy for the turkey???. Sorry chef, “au jus” in ramekins that is chicken broth is not suitable for turkey, especially when it was presented as “gravy” in the advertisement.
The manager was surprised when we let her know how the meal was, though she never returned to let us know why there was no gravy. We did receive 10% off the Thanksgiving dinners and the potatoes were removed from the bill, though when you are celebrating a holiday with family at an upscale restaurant you expect a good meal and unfortunately Sullivans missed the mark this year……

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danr
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible

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Shark
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is expensive for the quality

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jpc763
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch and the food was excellent

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vipTrangL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was mediocre, food was ok. Nothing to memorable, not bad but not great either. Not sure we will be returning.

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vipRobynD
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Steak was like leather on the outside. Asked for medium. Sinewy in parts with uncooked veins. Everything else was fine. Desert was great. Jessica our server and Ryan in training were great and attentive. Would like to see a red Zinfandel by glass on the menu.

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vipIlene
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Chrystal was great!

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vipCateG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining area. The food was excellent as was the service.

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aimeeB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance , our server was
Awesome and the food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this steak house. Our server, Jason was excellent!! Good sense of humor. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and we dined in early which was quiet and allowed my husband and I to chat and enjoy our dinner. We will be back🙌

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good. Menu had variety. Service attentive. Much Quieter than most restaurants. Would go back.

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bchqst
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The quality of the steak and preparation has declined since our last visit in 2019. Overall we chose this as a change of pace, but should have gone to Ruth’s Chris.

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JessicaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and our anniversary while traveling in the Palm Springs area. Everything was perfect, food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I understand there is a worker shortage. Finding servers to work is impossible. Have eaten her a few times prepandemic and once early pandemic. Service tonight was painful. I don’t know if I felt worse for the untrained server who had no clue or for us getting such poor service. Didn’t know martini basics. Asked for dry. Don’t know if she didn’t write it down or the bartender doesn’t know what that means, but all I could taste was vermouth. Ordered oysters. They were ok. Ordered entrees with sides. Didn’t know how to do rare plus (medium rare less a bit). Out of baked potatoes so ordered gratin. One steak came out ok, the other not so much. Two sides came out with entrees. The other appeared a good 5 minutes later. And the gratin potatoes weren’t what we thought (thin sliced etc)…a diced baked potato with a goopy cheese sauce and bacon bits, very odd. Had no clue about the wine menu or service. Did get free dessert for the birthday girl. Overall not what it used to be in the least. Hoping they have someone who can train up their servers.

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JeanneA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely do reviews but this was worth one. My husband and I had dinner at Sullivan’s for our anniversary. We were treated exceptionally from the moment we walked in. We were seated at a large booth with rose petals on the table, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was very cheerful. Our server Amanda was personable, professional and really made us feel special. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary and overall just a great dining experience!

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GregM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food.
Service was horrible.
The first time, in 20 years, I have had a bad experience at Sullivans.

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vipBOCReview
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve dined here many times over the last eight years and the entire experience has simply slipped. Service was spotty, long gaps of time never seeing the server. Food was just OK not a good as many times before. Ordered a glass of wine do go with my entree and it never showed up. I hope they rally and improve the entire experience. I always give restaurants one more chance and I will. I hope they improve.

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vipGregJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was not very good. Cold and too thin for a sirloin. I’ve had great meals here before. Not tonight.
Also Oysters Rockefeller was also cold. Very disappointed.
Service was fantastic though .
No lobster tails available. No surf and turf. ☹️

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vipWiley1967
Denver
143 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We always dine here when visiting Palm Desert. This time, however, was a bit disappointing. My wife's scallops were wonderful, but my filet was overcooked and tough. Never had that problem before. Our wait person, Melissa, was very attentive and informed the manager who came right over and took the filet off the bill. Kudos to the staff. They've always been top notch. We'll try Sullivan's again when we return in a few months. Perhaps it was just an off night for the kitchen.

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KellyI
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. For a birthday or special occasion it was well worth it. We will definitely be back.

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vipDannyC
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience. Our server, Jessica, was friendly and very helpful. We had the NY Strip and the Chilean Sea Bass. Both were excellent. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was enjoyable. Our server disappeared early and made himself scarce.

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Fiveoclocksomewhere
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were a party of four, we sat outside on the terrace...lighting was soft, noise level low and the people watching great.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, steak, salmon, chicken and scallops. The wine was good, we went with two bottles, one from the list-a CA vintage and a chianti from the vault.
We'll be back.

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vipJayM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Waitress and service below expectations for a restaurant like this.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love Sullivan’s! The staff is friendly and attentive ( sorry I’m not good with names). The Cheesesteak egg rolls are amazing! I think I get them every time. Lol. And the Passion Flower martini, sooo good. We’ll be back soon.

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vipDisappointing
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of our favorite places but no more! It started when they were out of bread them delivered someone else's food to our table then took it to the correct table! Our steak was delivered with butter on it we are lactose intolerant so the had to remake our order the steak was delivered near raw and had to be recooked, we ordered medium rare +. The steak was tuff and flavorless. The bathroom was dirty and only 1 soap dispenser worked!?! We will NOT be going back!

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MJTM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall very disappointing considering the cost. We had a hard time getting the staff's attention to order cocktails and wine. Someone told us later we had to use the tiny QR code in the corner to access the drink menu. The wine came after we had finished most of our entree. The waitress did not introduce herself because none of use could even recall her name! She also never asked us how our meals were. My one friend enjoyed her filet. It was nice that they asked her to cut into it to see if it was done correctly. I had the Caesar salad with salmon. The salmon was very good but the portion was on the small side and the croutons hard. My other friend ordered the salmon dinner which again was delicious but the portion of salmon was small and she only got 3 spears of asparagus on the side! No potatoes or rice. My other friend was very happy with her scallops with baby bok choy. That portion was nice. The bananas foster and key lime pie were very good.
We come to the desert twice a year and had dinner here around 4 years ago so we thought we'd return. There are so many nice restaurants out here so we will not be returning to Sullivan's and will not recommend it to others. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great celebrating our anniversary there!

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vipDecent
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. My wife’s entre came as I was finishing with my meal!!. Ugh! Almost 15 minutes to get a cocktail. It wasn’t that busy. They need to shape up. Used to be a well run place.

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RonW
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have eaten at this restaurant at least 30-40 times. It has always been superb. This evening was not up to standard. There were very few patrons in the restaurant. The wrong food was served to our table resulting in having to reorder for one of us. Server admitted he messed up. We were comped a dessert and baked potatoe. Glad they weren't busy. Not sure what we would have received. Slightly disappointed in this experience.

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Smookie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was a terrific server. Very attentive.

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vipThomasB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great night out

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EricG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Great food, extremely poor service. Our waiter was very disinterested in our table. Won't ever go there again. Too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good last time, we had to come back. They did not disappoint! Steaks were perfect and the cocktails are AMAZING!! We will definitely be back soon.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food,great drinks. Expensive but worth it. Youvdont feel nipped.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert is rated 4.1 stars by 2619 OpenTable diners.

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