Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

4.6
4365 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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 hand-selected steaks, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around positive vibe and positive atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. My glass of water was never empty! In fact, I might not have reached half full. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks. 5 stars from us!

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xit95i95
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They accommodated moving forward my reservation by 45 minutes which was a big help. We were seated next to the grill which was very noisy and the you could feel the springs in the cushion. Service was very good and the meal.

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vipNats1
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The wait staff and even the General Manager were apologetic, but a water line or air conditioning pipe was leaking in the ceiling, consequently, our dinner was on the edge of where a chunk of plaster was going to fall. We were finished with dinner before it fell, but it was annoying.

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and the management was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Great service the food was sooo good

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Joec
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening and dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL dinner! The best steak I have had in Raleigh! The Passion Flower Martinai & the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding was out of this world!
Gabriel, our server was extremely efficient and polite!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This place is pretty hard pass from me.

Pros:
++ Very kind, friendly service staff
+ The mushroom side was pretty good.
+ They comped our bad cocktail and gave us a free dessert, which was very kind.

Cons:
- - $80 Steaks ordered medium rare, came out black and blue. Very under salted. Very tough.
- - Atmosphere is pretty stuffy and boring.
- - They’re selling bottom shelf grocery store wine for $12-16 a glass (stuff that’s $7 a bottle).
- - We had no silverware for the first 25 minutes of service. Had to ask for it.
- Bread and water came out 15 minutes after we sat down.
- Food service was pretty slow for 9pm and a room at 25% capacity. Our meal took 2.5 hours from start to finish.
- Cocktails lack balance, composure, and dimension.
- Sides are pretty flavorless. Especially the garlic mash potatoes. The asparagus side came out almost raw.
- Server asked me to cut my steak literally down the middle when he served it to make sure it was served to order. This felt awkward and not why I am paying $80 for a steakhouse steak. Just use an instant temp thermometer, and you’ll know exactly how well done the steak is. Don’t make your customers do the work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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Badge
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Main dining room back left corner booths nearest the bar server station very uncomfortable for 20-30minutes due to setting sun coming through barroom window and reflecting off and through COVID partition that separates the booths. Semi Opaque contact paper on the partition would fix 75 percent of the problem. Good Food and Great Service last night. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Brandon out waiter was amazing!! Would love to have him everytime we dine at Sullivan’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dads 50th birthday and they went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and felt the love. The manager came
Over to introduce himself (Nick) and even cracked some jokes! I loved it! All the waiters and waitresses took initiative over not just their own table but other tables so service was quiet quick!! Thanks so much Sullivan’s

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with our family celebrating our 21st Anniversary. Great food and service.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we come here for all kinds of occasions. Celebrated our 8 year anniversary last night and had a great time.. food was amazing! Cheesesteak egg rolls are definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner. Everything was great. Food, as always, was excellent. Service was also fantastic. An expensive dinner, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent until we got the banana foster. It was very hard on the outside but the middle was good. The service was ok. Drinks were not refilled in a timely fashion. It was very busy and back to full capacity. Also on the stairs coming in it would help to have some lighting on the floor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome service. Very nice atmosphere. The calamari and sides were great. The steaks were pretty good

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthday! We had the best time celebrating at Sullivan’s, with, of course, the yummiest tasting food.

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RituC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I kne

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great, as always. Waiter was very average - no personality. Others in the past have had plenty of personality and been more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day dinner was amazing

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Robin
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and everything was perfect from the time we arrived until the time we left. We will definitely be returning. They did have an off menu kids menu with great options that were really nice. Overall everything was great and looking forward to another visit!

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nj188
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day dinner and also celebrated a family birthday. The hostess presented me with a beautiful long stem red rose and my son had a delicious banana bread pudding birthday dessert. The entire meal was delicious, all the steaks were cooked to perfection. The seafood was also fresh and well-prepared. As an added bonus, our server Steve dazzled us with magic tricks and great stories. Highly recommend Sullivan's for any special occasion!

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ShanellM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and the staff was great. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration!! Sullivan’s always has excellent cuisine, service, and atmosphere, which is why I love any & every meal there! They are the best!

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vipetturner24
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For $250 for a brunch I would've expected a much superior service. The waiter forgot my drink, twice. The drinks took forever, the bread took forever. We asked for a Pittsburg char on the one of the filets didn't get that, split a bowl of soup the waiter said he'd split it for us, didn't do that either. He didn't take the women's orders first and kept coming by saying I'll be back in one second. He also took an extremely long time explaining the menu when we'd all dined there before. He seemed rather inexperienced and better fit for less of a fine dining environment.

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PITA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three mothers celebrating Mother’s Day a day early to avoid the crowds, throughly enjoyed our afternoon at Sullivan’s. Our waitress Colleen was absolutely phenomenal. She had patience with us, as this being our first time dining there. Colleen explained the specials and drinks to us. The restaurant was busy but not loud. The restrooms were nice and clean. The food was superb. The ribeye steak was scrumptious and that sautéed baby spinach...Mmmmmm. The bread to the appetizers was delicious, them drinks had two of us nice and the main course had us all full before we could finish our plates. Had to take the dessert to go, no more room in our bellies. We had heard great things about this establishment and wanted to try for self, not disappointed at all. This will be our special occasion location!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Graduation

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Vernon
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COVID has limited the number of persons whom seem to be at this restaurant. In previous times the place would be too busy. The last two visits for me has found my ability to get good seating and attentive service ideal for me. I am pleased the patronage is at what I observed to be a steady pace. This makes me feel good for those who work their, increasing their opportunities to earn their wages.

I hope I don’t sound selfish, yet seeing the place at about 10% - 15% less populated has enabled me to feel the establishment is once again a great place to have a superb meal and not have to cope with huge crowds.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was great Lil overpriced but good food

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Ezie
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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PaulS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and have enjoyed every one. Our server JK was wonderful as usual. Thank you for a very special evening!

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MeaghanT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I wanted to like this place - the ambiance is cool, with a great location, but the food and service were just lacking. The food is OK, but when you're spending $400 for 3 people you expect to be wowed, and we weren't. The service is where the biggest problem was. We expected really great service and were disappointed. Our waiter partially spilled one of our drinks on the table (and didn't replace it or clean it up), didn't seem knowledgeable about the menu, and was not very attentive. There are other restaurants in Raleigh where you'll get better food and MUCH better service - probably cheaper, too.

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RhondaD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience. Food and service outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Sullivan's delivered at this Duckhorn wine pairing dinner. Kudos to the chef who provided an outstanding 4 course dinner to match the wines we tasted. The service with narrative was excellent.

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iRUSHClan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience5

3 and a half hours in the restaurant. Nasty calamari and brussels sprout were not good. Steak was good just a little to much pepper. appetizers took 1 hour and as well the steaks.

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vipCarlos
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

3 hours to get meals for 4 !! Waitress tried his best and the restaurant paid for the appetizers but

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Pender
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was a little too dim for my liking, as it was hard to read the menu. I was seated with a group of 6 and when our food came out, some complained of their food being cold or overcooked. They had to send their food back to be corrected. The best part was the steak egg roll appetizers and the bread pudding dessert with ice cream.

FAQs

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 833-2888.

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh is rated 4.6 stars by 4365 OpenTable diners.

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sullivanssteakhouse.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.