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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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4.4

service

4.5

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4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for a Date (40)
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Romantic (27)
Business Meals (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Casual (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (8)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Music (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Long meal with poor service and meats cooked at wrong temperature

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was not as good as it has been in the past. Also we did not get to our table to several minutes past our reservation time. Service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Complete mixed review. My daughter and I are vacationing for the weekend We were two hours early for our 815 reservation. My reasoning was that they must take walk ins and we could wait 45 mins or whatever. I also had a hungry 12 year old with me. So I asked the hostess who initially told me no and said there was no room to be flexible on their end. Being that I was using an opentable reward (which requires me to use the reward AT the restaurant I pick), and vacationing ..We HAD to eat at this Sullivan’s. So we sat and waited. Expecting to wait a full 2 hours. About 15 mins later the hostess called me up and had someone seat us. I was very appreciative given my situation and hungry child.

The service was more than slow from the start. We didn’t end up getting our meal (even though we ordered fairly quickly in effort to release the table fast as they made an exception for us) for 50 mins. The waitress was very sweet and told us they were behind in the kitchen. I didn’t realize HOW behind. No real issue as we weren’t in a hurry. I asked two different people 3x for sparkling water but it never came. Again not a big deal. The calamari was amazing. Our filet was rare even though we ordered medium. But by the time it arrived we were starving so ate it anyway. All in all, the best part of the experience was our sweet waitress who did the best she could and was attentive as she could be given the large parties she was tending to. I doubt I will return though.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. What would’ve been a great experience, was definitely brought down by the service. The waitress would disappear for long periods of time. We waited an unusually long time between our first course and entrée. Refills of water took a few requests. It seemed as if no one knew whose job that was. We asked her a couple of times for the check; she didn’t seem to remember the original request. Strange & off putting behavior from a server, indeed.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

we have visited Sullivan's ever since it opened. have had up to 12 people there as my guests. i am in the cattle business and even though the bone in filet was cooked right it lacked the flavor of other prime steaks. Gallagers in las Vegas sets the standard for aged PRIME steaks but there are only 2 of them in the U.S. and they dry age their meat for weeks. the price of the bone in filets are about the same. we will continue to visit Sullivan's

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service and food were excellent.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 5 days ago

It was Valentines Day so it was very busy but they did a great job under the circumstances. Very friendly server.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Made reservations on Open Table. Got a phone call from the restaurant to confirm within the hour. Busy Valentine's Day but the food was outstanding.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Went on Valentines Day so it was very busy. Everyone and everything was great. Food was excellent and the anniversary gesture of a photo with all the staff signing the picture frame was a pleasant suprise. We will return to enjoy the wonderful food and spirits!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Checked in at 5:45 which was my reservation time, was told there would unfortunately be about a 15 minute delay so that we should either go to the bar or just mingle around. We were fortunate to find two seats at bar and had a glass of wine. At 6:15 , 30 minutes past our reservation I told my husband we we leaving if our table still wasn't ready, so he went back to check in counter. He was told that he had never checked in and the attendant seemed confused..... they did seat us right then but what a waste of time! We have a two hour drive to this location and obviously a two hour drive home so really didn't have time to waste when your paying babysitters!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Was a busy night on Valentines so it was quite loud and lots of activity happening around our table. Nevertheless, the wait staff was happy and upbeat, and the food was good quality. We’ll definitely go back to experience it on a more normal night. Also to test the lounge that looked like a comfortable casual dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Fair value for prix fixe menu which they don't give you unless you ask for it (check web site first).

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was wonderful except the service was a little slow.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good but not as good as our previous experience. The last time we were there, the food was fabulous and service was superior. We were a little disappointed on this trip.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Sullivans is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always tasty and the servers are friendly and timely. When we have a special occasion, this is the restaurant where the staff treats you like royalty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

From the start disorganized. Reconfirmed 7p reservation. Upon arrival, advised 15 behind. No place to wait and the noise level precluded any conversation. When they shout the names of those waiting for a table no one could hear. When we were finally called for a table, the three “sitter” took another 5 minutes to figure which table and who was to lead us. All the service crew moved a frantic rate. The noise level in the dining area was as loud as the lobby.area. Wait person total vocabulary was you got it and beautiful. 20 minutes wait between the salad being cleared and the arrival of the entree. While the food was good, the

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Noises, Drink size had been reduced - martini glAsses are 50% smaller but same price.

Snow crab claws were very good

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were treated first class from the moment we arrived. The Host seated us to a great booth. We were able to enjoy delicious food and had a fun evening people watching!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As a local resident we dine at Sullivans many times during the year. We have always found it to be superb. Last night the service seemed extra special with a young man named Connor. He was a fabulous waiter and so attentive. The food was great as usual. We have never been disappointed at Sullivans in Palm Desert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service was impeccable from the moment we were seated.
The food was served hot and perfectly timed

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I am done going here. Last several times food has been horrible. Last nights steak was cold and really tasted bad. Service people are great but the food has gone downhill. Just not worth the money.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Decent food, but nothing special.
It felt as if they were just wanting turn the table.
There are better choices in the area.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We found a wide choice of menu options to our liking. The three course fixed menu included some excellent choices - the lobster-crab bisque was exceptionally good. The staff was very attentive to our needs and the atmosphere was most pleasing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve already given you a review...2-3 days ago?....I see that you haven’t addressed me.....lost in your system?...

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Shannon our server was outstanding. She was the best. Although my steak (26 oz. bone in dry aged rib eye) was good it was not the best I've ever had. I prefer it a bit thicker, cooked with more of a crust. Two of my friends said that their steaks were a bit chewy. It was my first visit and I ordered the wedge salad. It was good, fresh and chilled but would have been better with the addition of some bacon. I will return the next time I'm up for a steak in the neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was good but the steaks were too charred on the outside.
The 6 oz fillet dinner, the steak was not a nice one piece but looked
put together somehow.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The quality of the steaks at Sullivan's are very inconsistent!
On our last visit they were wonderful!
This visit terrible! Tough-Chewy & definitely NOT PRIME!
We were very unhappy since we bragged to our friends how good the food had gotten again!
Obviously we were red faced!
Lilo Cooper

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Steak came out raw, then still too rare then strip was replaced. With a filet!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The steak with the buttersauce was out of this world. The salad and baked potato great. The Manhattan was terrible as was the vesper martini my husband had. Told the waiter and he didn’t offer anything so I just wouldn’t order it again. Was pretty loud, and we noticed the other tables had trouble hearing one another too. Not a romantic place, lots of hustle and bustle as there are a ton of tables squeezed in there. But I Guess you can do that when you have the best steak in town.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and Service were very good. Table for 6 was on a very busy isle with constant traffic and people almost bumping into some of those seated. Very noisy.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner and service was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you for a wonderful, memorable evening! We love to bring friends here for dinner! We know that they will enjoy!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service and ambiance great... sound level too high... we were in a booth and couldn't hear across the table. One of the four steaks was overcooked. They offered to re-do but u know how that is, everybody in your party finishes their steak and then u get yours. The overcooked steak was consumed and a 30% reduction in the price of that steak was credited... a proper recovery but the damage was done.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Group of guys at a conference looking for a good meal before Work begins. It was really good. Steaks cooked to perfection, wine was good, in fact the did not have our first choice and the recommendation bottle was half the cost. Surprising but appreciated. Only thing is the veggies where a Lille plain but I was there for the steak. Mushrooms were killer.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I ordered a 22 oz rib eye cooked medium but it came well done and it was more like 14 oz .
When I mentioned this to our waitress all communication was lost. She talked with the manager and said they would prepare another steak for me, It was too late as we were all finished with our meals. We were going to use my left over rib eye for breakfast burritos in the morning but were disappointed to discover that it wasn’t in the takeout bag. Had I known they were going to throw out my first steak I would have said yes to their offer of the second steak.
So overall it was a pretty bad fumble and a huge disappointment of a dinning experience for myself. They did comp my cocktail but we may choose a different steakhouse on our next visit.
It’s too bad because I made reservations well in advance for our special evening out. I do want to mention that our waitress was wonderful and the manager was very nice also.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

good food and service. A little load but get you into a good mood. Bar was above average also.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was great and waiter was very attentive to a group of 7. Food was delivered together - tables not too close so you can have a nice conversation without table chatter from surrounding tables.
Great overall experience!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our experience was absolutely terrific. Service was better than usual, friendliness outstanding from wait staff. Glen, our waiter was on top of his game. Food was outstanding. Steak cooked to perfection. I would like to say however the jumbo shrimp were disappointing. . They were Not large prawns as we expected and not worth the high price.Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was just ok, not great. Our server seemed to be in such a hurry and did not have time for us event though the restaurant was not very busy at all. There was a promotion going on and we were not told about it but found out about when the information feel on the floor from the menu. The food was just ok as well. We have been there many times before and this is the first time we did not enjoy the restaurant. Not sure we would go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One steak was over cooked no pink what so ever. My wife's steak was cold in the middle like it just came from the freezer. She could not eat it She had 8 oz fliet and I had the big bone rib eye The vine was good I wanted to buy a bottle of there reserve sullivan vine but I didn't we just got out of there and want be back

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