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About Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

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.

73505 El Paseo
Suite 2600
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lounge:
Opens Daily at 3:00pm
Happy Hour Daily 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Swingin' at Sully's - Every Thursday & Sunday 3:00pm to Close

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

*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:
San Pablo Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 341-3560

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

Entertainment:
Live music six nights a week. Smooth Brothers every Thursday, Saturday and 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.

Catering:
We are THE valley offsite catering choice, our reputation is known for such stellar events as the "Bob Hope Chrysler Classic" and the annual music festivals at the Polo Grounds each year. For parties of twenty to two thousand, we are the choice.

Parking Details:
The parking is extensive, well lit and safe. A two story structure can handle your car, private limo or group bus.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Favinger

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, View, 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 - Palm Desert Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (34)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Live Music (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great experience at Sullivan's. They seated us on time, service was attentive and friendly. The steak was cooked perfect and the baked potato was hot with a crusty perfect skin. We will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The steaks were not cooked right and when they were brought back to the kitchen to fix them we were told they were just going to give us new steaks. The Steaks were brought back to the table on the wrong dirty plates with cold side items on them. Things were not handled well for a high end pricy steakhouse.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been to Sullivan's Pam Desert many time and have always had great food and a great time. Staff just makes you feel good. We'll be going back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had an early dinner so there was hardly anyone there because it was 5 o'clock ... our service and food were exceptional

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our perfect meal: Shanghai Calamari, Petite Filet, shaved Brussels sprouts, any salad, any dessert. BLISS!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food always. Don’t overlook the sea bass. The bar is noisy, but the dining room is quiet and lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was great, food and especially the service. We will be coming back with our friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always visit Sullivan's when we're in town. Only reason I did not give 5 stars in review was due to noise level. It was a busy night and dining room was full so not a surprise or is there a remedy. Made table conversation a bit difficult. Not a big enough issue to keep us from coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Three old friends out for dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and wonderful service. Went for a birthday dinner and we weren’t disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Staff was excellent food was excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always good! Incredibly professional staff
We were seated next to the lovely but hot open kitchen.
When I asked if we could move they moved us graciously and efficiently .
Ice cold martinis with hand stuffed blue cheese olives , perfect!!
I would give the food 5 stars but my husbands
Medium rare steak was well, well done
The prix fixe dinner with salad , choice of steak, dessert was a great bargain
One if my favorite places in the desert.
and you can sit on the outdoor patio with your puppy 🐾🐾

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sullivan's has never has disappointed us! Always great food and service. The place was packed and extremely loud making hard to hear our guest is our only complaint. The staff managed the crowd very well. The steaks were cooked to perfection and I had the salmon, delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We used to go to Sullivans Steakhouse for years before Mastros opened. Then started to go to Mastros a lot. We decided to return back to Sullivans and had a great time. The food was great and flavorful. The chopped brussels sprouts and potatoes au-graten were amazing. Lisete was a great server. Very thoughtful and professional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday. The food is excellent, but when you have great service and wait staff it makes it an experience of exquisite elegance. Managers stopping by to say hi makes you feel at home but at the home of a land Barron where the people are your people and they want you satisfied. The only problem with this place is that it’s going to ruin your experience of having dinner in your own home.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for early dinner.Food was very good and our server was very attentive.Certainly would have no trouble going back.The steak rolls appetizer was really special.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday Supper

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food as always, but the team at El Paseo went above and beyond for my birthday dinner. With a beautiful dessert and a framed photograph signed by the entire staff, it’s the little things that go so far.
You guys all rock, thanks for another great night of service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of the best Cowboy steaks I’ve had. Great experience for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing Thanksgiving dinner

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our second year to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner at Sullivan's and it has quickly become a tradition for our family. We were running about 10 minutes late for our reservation so I called in hopes of not losing our table on a busy holiday. Britney (hostess) was very friendly, assuring us it was not a problem. Our waitress, Nicole, was outstanding! She was super friendly and energetic, especially on a long, busy day. Nicole was engaging with our kids (5 and 7 years old) and so accommodating (asked chef to make buttered pasta off-menu, found chocolate syrup to make them chocolate milk, gave WiFi password for iPad). We want to thank Nicole, chef, Britney and the Sullivan's staff for making our Thanksgiving evening so wonderful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server, Richard, was excellent. The manager, Jacob, was incredible. When we were here last year there were problems with not getting served, Jacob took care of everything. This year, my Open Table coupon didn't show up, Jacob gave us $15.00 off instead of $10.00. Since it was our anniversary, Richard gave us a free desert & took a wonderful picture; put it in a frame signed by many of the staff.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our favorite in the desert! Jacob the manager is fantastic as well as Nicole our server! The food is amazing! If you go on a holiday the regular menu is modified and we really like the regular menu the best!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner here. Was happy they had turkey. It was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful meal for Thanksgiving. Even had leftovers for next day. Very reasonable in price for good food. Not rushed during meal -- service was excellent. We felt very welcome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Over priced. Service was not great. Not much flavor. Would not go back or recommend

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Not great—-had been there before and gave u high marks. Not this time. Server sounded like a Disneyland employee. Kidish voice. Too programmed. “is everything delicious??? Yuck!!! 65$ for a pound if crab legs with no side. Costco charges $20. Prix fix. $46. Not a great deal. Small steak-tiny cup of good soup-portion of potatoes. Salmon came w/ 2 spears asparagus. Was farm raised Atlantic. Deserts were large and good exceot for chz cake. Not creamy. Manager took pic of himself before us and made strange comment to us about our food. Snobird here-back to my fav steakhouse in world Ruth Chris. Sorry Mr. Sullivan. PS:place was pretty empty except for bar!!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was our first visit and we really enjoyed ourselves! We started with a drink in the bar and then went for dinner. The staff was exceptional!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was extremely salty and the wine was overpriced

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great filet, very friendly staff, extremely welcoming. Fabulous experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were celebrating our 32nd Anniversary and everyone was very gracious. The food was great and the service top notch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 6th year anniversary!
Sullivan’s is our favorite place to go eat and celebrate.
The stag is amazing and the food is the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great, tasty steak from the price fixed menu!! Who knew such an unexpected delight. Great waitress named Katerina. Very nice dining experience. Been here before but this time was the best. Oh and don't miss the banana foster bread pudding.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Perfect for any special occasion. The entire staff was extemly nice, best Anniversary dinner . Bonus special picture to take home from the restaurant was awesome. Thanks again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sullivan's is always my favorite place for Happy Hour as well as dinner on any special occasion. They treat a special occasion with red rose petals on the table, a lovely keepsake picture, and extra attentiveness. It is by far my favorite restaurant in all of the Palm Desert area!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place with superb service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sullivans is one of the better Steak Houses in the Desert. We have been to Sullivans many times in the past couple of years.
The steaks are generally very good. There was a group of -4- of us and everyone had steak. Our Rib Eye steaks were cooked perfectly; we had asked for seared/blackened on the outside and rare on the inside & the steaks came out perfect. I would suggest a little less salt though. No need to over salt a great piece of steak. The shrimp cocktail was good, but ho-hum for the price. Crab Cake appetizer also very good, but very small, so one bite per person. The Calamari was very good with a nice chili sauce, however, it came out barely warm, so that could have been better.
Normally service is very attentive when we dine at Sullivans. Our server Dalia was very lovely, very pleasant and very helpful. Regrettably, they gave her too many tables, including a large B'Day Party of about 20 guests in the main dining room, so she had to split her time with the large group in the main dining room and then our tables in the Library. Unfortunately, we feel we did not receive the attention we would have liked, spending nearly $500.00 with tip. This is not the right way to interact with dining guests. Some of the food was not hot, so we figured out this was a timing issue with our server scattered all over the place. It was a Friday night, so they should have had adequate staffing.
We order by course, not all at once and most servers get exasperated with this concept. We like to enjoy our meal and not be rushed by ordering all at once. At the end of the meal, Dalia was bringing our check & we asked about desert - she just looked at us and it was clear she had no intention of offering us desert so we just said to forget it - SO, no desert, no coffee or anything else.
Regrettably, this is what has happened all over the desert, including Mastro's Steakhouse. Service has sunk at all the fine dining venues.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our second visit, after finding the best steak my wife was ever had. First, the MAJOR disappointment: finding that Sullivan’s no longer had that steak on their new menu. Beyond that, the cowboy rib-eye and the New York were excellent, the service impeccable, and the apologies for the missing Porterhouse effusive.

Near the bar and front entrance is a bit loud, and cigar or cigarette smoke from outside finds its way in. Not a deal-breaker, but we will ask for seating elsewhere on future visits.

Nicole is an efficient, up-beat newer member of the wait staff. Jacob makes it all work seamlessly. Everyone is attentive, and everything is high quality and perfectly prepared.

With luck, they’ll address the menu error and bring the Porterhouse back. It’s truly an awe-inspiring entree that made Sullivan’s shine far above just another steak house.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

6oz filet...tasteless, dry, overcooked. They did comp the steak and give us a free round of drinks, but not the evening we were looking forward to, would have preferred a decent meal

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