Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

4.7
4300 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4300 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was extremely sick to the point of actual green mucus coming out of his nose at one point. And he never wore his mask over his full face. There was never a manager to find to bring it up. We had stop anyone we could to get more water all evening and one of our side dishes was barely warm. We patronize Sullivan’s every couple of months and this was honestly the worst experience we have ever had. I also believe the Gorgonzola cheese in the Gorgonzola butter topping had gone bad as two in our party were sick upon getting home. All in all a truly bad experience at one of our favorite restaurants.

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Holly
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The service and food were excellent. I highly recommend.

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ScottH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food took forever to come out. Great waitress, but took entirely too long. Like most places these days they need more help.

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ChrisS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out!

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AaronE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service, steaks were good, sides were marginal.

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ChrisR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of had the Thanksgiving turkey dinner and it was awesome. Good flavor and sides were good too. Elaina did an excellent job keeping water full and drinks coming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a very busy Thanksgiving, the service was great, the food excellent and the entire was very friendly. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving meal

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You did not disappoint. We opted for filet mignon instead of the turkey dinner and everything was excellent!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, a great place to have an easy Thanksgiving.

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BryanS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal. No waiting. Nice waitress. Great food.

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vipBarbieP
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was amazing. First time at Sullivan’s and we loved it!

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Allison
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we couldn’t be more pleased! Our food was amazing, we got steaks and my husband got the garlic shrimp topping and even said it was the best shrimp he’s ever had. Our waitress was friendly helped us make delicious menu choices. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our server Eddie was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions!!

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PaulS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful as always! The atmosphere is great and you can carry on a conversation with your better half without the background noise. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of wife’s Birthday with friends went very well

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Linton
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Servers were very professional. Really enjoyed our dinner and will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our experience, from the host seating us upon arrival (even though we arrived 30 minutes early), to the ambiance, the wonderful service and food. Thank you all for a great anniversary dinner!

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Summer
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service couldn’t have been better! Carl was our waitress and she was great! Definitely will be going back soon!

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Tonya
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

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DawnV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent service, Oysters, and sides. Both of our ribeyes were overcooked and lacking marbling/flavor which was disappointing

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viplackattack
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Attention to details is less than was the case prior to their buyout a couple of years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall, Sullivan’s is a nice spot in Raleigh - but they could have been having an off night during our last visit. Table of 4. Moderately busy. First, they were out of Chilean sea bass which was a huge disappointment. I’m usually a ribeye guy, but I got the 8 oz Filet with crab stuffed shrimp along with everyone else at the table. It was just ok. But At $50, I expected to be wowed. The Caesar salad was pretty much just a plate full of lettuce with a few croutons, a sprinkle of parm, and no dressing. My wife did have to ask twice for a refill of champagne and the server did mess up the check at the end. Nice atmosphere and great location. But we’ll probably check out a few other steakhouses in town before coming back based on this visit.

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vipNomad
Raleigh
86 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had not been to Sullivan's since before the pandemic started. Nice to see the bar was crowded and many tables in the restaurant were filled on a Saturday night. Hostesses were friendly and polite and seated us promptly. We were seated right next to the bar entrance, which was quite loud, and could not tell if there was any music playing in the restuarant. Spouse ordered the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail -- five jumbo shrimp (and these were Jumbo with a capital J!) with cocktail suace, luie sauce and lemon. She was delighted! I feasted on the complimentary baguette with butter. Ordered the Iceberg Lettuce Wedge, with smoked apple bacon as an add on and it was so good. Do not know where Sullivan's gets its lettuce, but it was bursting with freshness and taste, often missing at other restaurants. For the main meal, spouse ordered the sea scallops with sauteed spinach and bok choy, shallot dijon nad soy sherrry broth with a side of garlic mashed potatoes complimented with chardonnay to drink and she was in heaven. All her food items were gluten free by design and gluten free options are clearly identified on the menu and online. I ordered the strip steak with a side of the three mac cheese. The steak was cooked to perfection, tender and full of flavor. The three mac cheese was outstanding, but very rich. A warning to the salt conscious, both the steak and the three mac cheese are heavily salted. No room for dessert and no gluten-free options. Perhaps management might want to look into seeing if a gluten-free dessert option is feasible. Waitress was very good and there was a gaggle of others that cleared dishes, refilled glasses and checked on our needs throughout. Well done Sullivan's, very well done. We will be back and tell others to come as well.

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DanG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good, however the server was very inexperienced and could use some further training. He began going over the menu and specials before everyone at the table was seated. After each course we had to request new silverware as they took our used silverware but left us with no utensils when our next course arrived. The food was delicious and nice atmosphere but service was very lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I dined with Sullivan’s for our anniversary and it was great! The food and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently went to Sullivan’s to celebrate my anniversary and it was great. The drinks were delicious, the appetizers were tasty, and our steaks were cooked perfectly. We had an amazing time.

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lindah
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We took another couple out to dinner for their anniversary. We were seated next to a large table of people that were very loud. We practically had to shout to each other to be heard. We were given silverware without knives. Everyone around us had been given a bread basket but us. We had to ask for one instead of our waitress noticing that we didn’t have any bread and it did not arrive until we had already eaten our appetizer and soup and salad. We ordered calamari for an appetizer which was good. Three of us ordered the lobster and shrimp bisque soup which arrived lukewarm. The Caesar salad was just ok. We all ordered the Prix Fixe meal for $48 along with 2 side dishes. My husband and I asked for our steaks to be cooked medium. Our steaks came out rare instead. We ate the outside of the steak and had to take the rest home to heat to medium. My husband ordered a Diet Coke which came in a small sized water glass. Our waitress asked him if he wanted a refill which he did. He had a total of 4 glasses. When we received our bill he was charged $3.50 for each glass for a total of $14. He was never told that he would be charged for each refill. Refills of soda are typically free. Two of the diners were charged an up-charge of $7 each for what Is called “Indulge” for a larger cut of steak. The waitress never asked them if they wanted the larger cut and they were not aware that that’s what they received. We felt that we needed to challenge these charges as we were not asked nor informed about these additional charges. It was embarrassing to have that discussion with our waitress in front of our guests. We paid over $356 for a meal that was mediocre for an upscale steakhouse in a very noisy atmosphere. It was a very disappointing evening dining out.

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ChrisS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, efficient and nice staff, moderately expensive but a nice change of pace from the normal outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best waiter EVER!
Every recommendation was spot on delicious!
So professional, knowledgeable and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipLindaP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have an amazing meal here! We went for my father-in-law’s birthday and it was amazing. Service and food were both wonderful. Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary celebration !! Made us feel special

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vipMAJ1
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Didn’t get the booth we requested but otherwise ok

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Clark
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great traditional steakhouse atmosphere with good food.

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RobertoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Atmosphere ideal. True old works steakhouse feel.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 4300 OpenTable diners.

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