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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Sullivan's with a traditional holiday feast. Enjoy our $39 three-course Roasted Turkey Dinner that features holiday favorites like Sweet Potato Casserole and Pumpkin Pie, or choose from our limited menu.

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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

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Dinner was beyond delicious, the best Steak and Lobster around!! Our server, Angela, could not have done a better job... efficient and a Great attitude!!! Most enjoyable dining experience we've had in a long time! It was a special occasion and it turned out to be just that! Oh, and the Oysters Rockefeller are to die for! Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Our server was delightful. She treated us like regulars when, in fact, we only eat at Sullivan's every few years when we come to Palm Desert. But, it is always on our list of places we must go when we come down here. The steaks are terrific.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 22, 2012

OK Only...many other superior restaurants in the desert. As we left, we noticed that the bar scene was hopping...if that's what you're into, you'd probably have fun with the live music.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 18, 2012

I loved the food and our server was fabulous. It was my son's birthday and he thinks it is the best food he has had in the desert. The seared tuna appetizer is awesome.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Excellent spot and incredible food. One of the best steak houses I have ever been to. Wish they had one in orange county.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 16, 2012

We were very happy with our dining experience. The food was excellent and cooked just as we requested. The dining room was lovely. Our server was very attentive and her pleasant personality added to a delightful evening. Excellent service and food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2012

Expensive fast food joint and pick up bar for seniors
Noise levels are obnoxious
Waitresses are supposed to titillate old men first and serve second

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 13, 2012

The quality of steaks seems to have declined. I have always been a fan of Sullivan's but for what I spent on my last outing therefor two people, I would have been better off at Ruth's Chris. I'll give Sullivan's another chance because this is the only disapointing meal I've ever had there. Usually their steaks are great. And the ambiance and service were still top shelf.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 11, 2012

Food was ok but not great. I had a NY Strip and it was underdone. My wife had the Sea Bass and it was good but again yes not great. Overall it was ok but not someplace you would rave to your friends to go and eat at.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2012

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and had incredible service and our steaks were to die for!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 10, 2012

The food was yummy but a little pricey. Our waitress was superb--she paid a lot of attention to us and didn't miss a detail. Great evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2012

Overall a great experience. A little pricey but that is what we expected. Steaks were ample and delicious. Some good wine specials.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 7, 2012

Consistently excellent food and service!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 5, 2012

Fair in Palm Desert is a kiss of death for a steak house since there are several others that are good to excellent. Sullivan's must try harder, improve its menu, and lower it's prices.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 3, 2012

The Chilean seabass melts in your mouth. Yum!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Wonderful food and martinis. The best oysters and lobster tails around!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 2, 2012

Had a very enjoyable experience at Sullivan's. Food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 29, 2012

Great service and great food. Classic Steakhouse experience. Attentive staff including manager. Ordered the Cowboy cut bone-in Rib-Eye. Half the steak was perfectly cooked the other half slightly more well done due to being a bit thinner than the portion next to the bone. Waiter immediately sent the steak back and had another one perfectly cooked on the table in 8 minutes. Manager was on top of it and offered a free side dish - GREAT service! Lively dining room and happening bar scene when we arrived. Will go back soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2012

This was a great find in the Desert! we loved the food and the very attentive service too. Wonderful place and the location is great also amidst great shopping in the El Paseo area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Steaks we ordered were cooked to our specifications. Sides were ample and are made to share. Our waiter John was attentive to our needs. I will definitely return on my next visit to the desert

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2012

number one, they ran out of glasses at the bar; number two, the waiters pretty much have no clue how to serve the dinners, reaching across other folks at the table when walking around the table would have been no problem; the waitress we had was exceptionally nice and personable, so that took the edge off the poor wait skills of the entire staff; if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful dinner, this is not the place for you

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2012

Recommended by a friend back in Chicago, Sullivan's was the best dining experience we've enjoyed so far in 2012. The Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream makes Sullivan's a "destination" restaurant! "Dieters beware!"

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 23, 2012

Great food and atmosphere. Noise needs to be lowered. Hard to hear. Will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 20, 2012

HAVE DINED IN OTHER SULLIVAN'S LOCATIONS. THE FOOD AND SERVICE IN THE PALM DESERT LOCATION WAS NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT AT SULLIVAN'S.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 20, 2012

Our server wasn't on his game. We had to ask for things a couple of times to get them, finally another server noticed the problems and helped out with clearing dishes and took our desert order. The food was great and the bar scene is awesome.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 18, 2012

We had a very difficult time trying to get the host staffs attention when we first arrived. We were pretty much ignored. However our brilliant server was impeccable. She was extremely knowledgable so friendly and she totally redeemed our negative first impression.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Excellent steakhouse food, but 30 min. wait for reserved table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Great food, good service, happening place in Palm Desert

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2012

We had a great anniversary dinner here Saturday the 18th. The Filet and Porterhouse were done perfectly (medium rare)!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 15, 2012

The menu at this steak house was consistent with the genre. The wedge salad was particularly good. The filet was almost crisp on the edges amd not at all consistent with the medium rare I requested. The bernaise sauce was a bit thin but still flavorful although the hollandaise sauce on the asparagus was a bit too salty. PortiOns were large and the sides should definitely be shared. Not outstanding but still overall a very good meal that could have been even better.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Very pleased overall, a little bit of wait, but understandable for the occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Sullivan's was unprepared to handle the Valentine's rush. Our reservation, made well in advance, was not honored. Food and service were not as good as prior visits.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Very crowded and overly busy for valentine's day. Extra tables crammed in making it uncomfortable and waiters couldn't keep up.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

went here for valentines day - reservation was at 5:45pm - you could clearly see they were overwhelmed/packed- plus they crammed in more tables and it was a bit of a zoo. The silverware was an issue at the table next to us as well as when we were served our steaks (no proper knives)- our server came by half way through our meal to ask "how everything is" - a bit late. When manager came over to see how it all was that is when we told them about the knives - he responded immediately and retrieved them for us.
The value for their preFIX meal was great (quality of food is very good) so I would recommend eating here anytime other than a holiday if you want a relaxing experience and more attention paid to detail.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2012

sent steak back-too peppery

never refilled my soda water, but filled my friend's iced tea

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

As always the food and service was GREAT!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

I had the new york strip. I ordered it medium rare, and it arrived tough, and medium to well done. Not a good piece.

My wife had the filet mignon, which was excellent.

The noise was excessive, and the space allowed for each table was minimal. Too crowded.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2012

This was our first eating at Sullivan's restaurant, and we were very disappointed. We went there for Valentines Day. The service was terrible, the atmosphere was not condusive for a romantic dinner, the personnel were not very hospitable, and the food was good but not memorable. We were not even offered coffee after dinner.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2012

The food was fabulous, I was impressed at how nice the servers were dressed, along with everyone else who worked there. Thisnwas our first visit, but we will definitely go back and have already recommended it to others

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 13, 2012

Great food but the service was a little on the slow side.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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