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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

4.3
1820 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lounge:
Opens Daily at 3:00 pm
Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Swingin' at Sully's - Every Thursday & Sunday 3:00 pm - Close

Dinner:
Open Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

*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.

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Phone number
(760) 341-3560
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Favinger
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Pablo Avenue
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Parking details
The parking is extensive, well lit and safe. A two story structure can handle your car, private limo or group bus.
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Entertainment
Live music available Thursday though 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.
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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

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.

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What 1820 People Are Saying
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Spending time in Palm Springs we always go to one of the steakhouses, usually Ruth Chris. We decided to try Sullivan’s based on friends recommendations,
We are very happy we did too. My Husband had the Filet and I had the Chilean Sea Bass, both dishes were excellent and cooked to perfection.
Our waiter was wonderful as were other servers keeping the flow of food and drinks in perfect harmony.
We will return next time we are in town.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food and service was very good. There was a nice wine menu.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a good steak you can’t go wrong here. I’ll Beyonce was nice and lighting was just right. Outstanding service is probably most notable.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, wine list was reasonable and good. Service was excellent!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was not to expensive for a steak house . However the steaks came out cold and even if they were piping hot u don't think they match up with other steak houses in the area

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Outstanding service, food, ambiance!
A must visit while vacationing in the Palm Desert area!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

So elegant, we had family in town and enjoyed a beautiful dinner with excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent experience, the service was wonderful, very attentive & pleasant. They all made our 26th Anniversary Dinner a wonderful memorable experience... we loved it!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Still one of the best steakhouses in the desert. Food and service have consistently been great year after year.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We enjoyed Sullivan's mostly. Service was great, but we felt the food was only just above average. One of the steaks had a lot of gristle. We felt it cost a bit more than it should have. We would, however, say that their prix fixe menu was reasonable. We appreciated the fact that there was no blaring thump-thump music. Atmosphere was good.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We've gone to Sullivans many times and have always enjoyed it. My only complaint is the wedge salad doesn't have bacon, red onions or trickle of balsamic vinegar on it which is pretty standard in other nice dinner houses. (especially for the price)

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Food was good and service was good once initial contact was made which took too long. The food was attractively presented and the timing of the courses was very good. We were celebrating a birthday and a special effort was made to provide a desert with a candle as well as the singing of happy birthday. A photo of the group was also provide which was a very nice touch.
We arrived during happy hour which included live music. Unfortunately the the music was very loud and the noise carried into the dining room.
Overall we had a great time but the the restaurant is quite pricey.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Requested my steak to be medium medium rare when the steak game it was well done. I told the waiter and some girl came up to the table and asked me what the problem was and I explained that the steak was well done sarcastically she asked me to cut the steak which I did and then she asked me to cut it again to see if the middle was more rare my shoe was more rare than the steak I really didn't appreciate the way the girl handled it I regret I did not get her name but again sarcastic

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great steak and service. Love the lettuce wedge and Idaho baker

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Dinner was great! Only issue was that they were out of many of the main courses on the menu.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very disappointing ambience. Hoped the food would be better but steak was also disappointing. Would definitely not go back !

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Long meal with poor service and meats cooked at wrong temperature

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were warmly greeted when we approached hostess desk. They were able to seat us in the area we requested. We had expressed the fact that we had theater tickets and they were very good at accommodating, while in no way rushing us. Though busy, our servers were very attentive. The wedge salad was one of the best I'v ever tasted. I asked our server which salad she recommended and without hesitation she said the wedge. Our steaks were cooked to our requested temperatures and were very tasty.
My only issues (though minor) were that I had ordered an Absolut on the rocks with olives, and when it was presented was told that the olives were not available, but that they would bring them right over, but they forgot. After a while I got the attention of another server and they were immediately brought to me. Also, we were surprised at how many young children were dining there. Some were a bit loud and two mothers were standing with their infants and rocking them to soothe them and keep them quiet. I mention that only because to us it was unusual to see this at a fine steakhouse. (Not judging, just commenting on what we observed).

All in all, it was a great experience and we will continue to dine at Sullivan's.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Service and food were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fabulous Valentine’s Day menu

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful except the service was a little slow.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Snow crab claws were very good

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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