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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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4.6

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4.7

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Romantic (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Live Music (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (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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·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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 (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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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waiter was charming but humble, honest and unintrusive. The hostess on the other hand was a bit "short" and un-apologetic about a dirty bread and butter plate left on our table. She actually had the gall to change it out with an adjoining table's, leaving it there for the next party!!! Ugh!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful food and exceptional service! We are in Palm Desert on vacation and this has been our best experience by far. We felt welcome and Chrissy made us feel special. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and we were surprised with a photo card and a delicious dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our waiter, Richard, was exceptional!! He attended to us in a very friendly and professional manner. He made the evening extra special.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dinners and salads were very good. Portions are on the smaller side and many items on the menu are a la cart. Filet was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Dessert was cheesecake and key lime pie. Neither was worth the calories and the key lime pie was not good at all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Two words: customer service! Sullivan's knows how to make their customers feel welcomed and special ! The food is delicious, cocktails are tasty and I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dinner was fabulous - as usual. Sullivan’s has the best steaks in town and I always suggest Sullivan’s for a great dinner

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The overall experience was excellent. But the service was exemplary!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection, moist and flavorful. Pleased with the wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server Arron was great , unfortunately that’s where great ends.
TwoOf us ordered a long bone rib eye at 65.00 dollars each I ordered rare plus my friend ordered medium rare. Both steaks arrived cold !!! Ok not refrigerated cold but not even warm, we sent them back, and of course they came back over done, I ordered a 1 lb lobster tail and got king crab legs...they took it back and 30 plus minutes later, an under cooked lobster tail arrived, I ate it and shared with my friends,but was under impressed ..the appetizers were good siracha shrimp and blue cheese chips. Drinks were good.
Maybe the kitchen was having a bad night ,not sure.
But for almost a $400.00 ticket , everything should have been fantastic

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent! We were new to Palm Desert and didn't expect this to be part of a mall, but the food was outstanding, as was the service. We had 6 of us, had the calimari appetizer, which was good, maybe overly sauced. The steaks, crab and sauces were amazing and perfectly cooked to order. Nice wine selection too.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Dinner was great,special treatment for our Anniversary was exceptional and unexpected. Really appreciate the extra thought and effort to make it a very special evening. Loved the photo,rose petals and so many of the staff acknowledging our Anniversary. Thank you and we can’t wait to come back. We will share our experience with our family and friends.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service and great food. Awesome experience

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary as we always do at Sullivan’s. Everything was exceptional as always. We did miss having our photo taken this time because we have an on going collection of photos from anniversary’s and birthdays but other than that everything’s as top notch. We LOVE Sullivan’s!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding service and food was amazing!! So glad we chose Sullivan's

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful outdoor setting. Lovely patio that is dog friendly! Everything was very good with the exception of the salmon.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service not good. Waitress brought menus, however we needed to ask for a wine list. She did not know the wines. Mixed up orders, Steak that was to be medium was medium rare and vice versa. Dropped off bill 1 minute after delivering deserts. Did not ask if we wanted anything further, did not check how meal was. Overall service very poor. Meal quality average at best, would not call a memorable meaal

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

There is no better restaurant in town! From Ashley who served us in the bar, to Nicole who was our server for the evening and Jacob the manager who made my husband s birthday extra special... we pinched ourselves that this type of quality and service still exists. The happy hour is unbelievable with low priced apps and drinks and the dining is fantastic quality and entrees that are Mastros quality. We love this restaurant and being business owners ourselves appreciate the detsils and personalized service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The wedge salad was excellent but the NY Strip was tough and the baked potatoe was served so cold it would not even melt whipped butter.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They said it was quiet on Friday, but on Saturday they were jammed. Nevertheless, the service and food was top.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food & service!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sullivan's is an excellent steak house at El Paseo. My filet was cooked perfect and the service is amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was our first time at Sullivan's and it won't be our last. We were impressed by the service from the host greeting through desert. Our waiter - Daniel - couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. We celebrated our Domestic Partnership and did not feel awkward at all. Daniel quickly recognized us as a couple. The restaurant was noisy - but that is because of individuals seated near us who were loud and tacky; not because of the restaurant. The food was great; steaks cooked perfectly - and the Banana's Foster Bread Pudding - amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding! The service was excellent! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Perfect service, fantastic food, a great experience al around!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Enjoyed the oysters and jalapeno nocchi and the chili crusted rib eye was superb. Only negative is quite loud inside but most restaurants seem to be heading that way.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sullivan's has an upbeat vibe and serves an excellent menu choice.
service from Richard was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our server was awesome, the food was excellent, we were greeted with smiles and very helpful with menus options.
I would and will return because we were treated very well.
Thank you Kari for you outstanding service.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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