Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

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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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HE
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is always good. What needs improving is the service.
I realize this night was very busy & you should have more servers working, 20 minutes for the appetizer & another 15 for the wine. Paying Apprx $250.00 per person I except
better service.

m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was a little nervous coming back to Sullivans, with the knowledge it was under new management. But it was just as swanky and special as always. Great cocktails, wonderful service, incredible food offerings. The only thing that was not up to 5-star was my New York Strip Steak. I ordered the 'house hand cut' strip, cooked medium. Well, it came out well done, with some burnt edges. As well, when I pay for a $45 steak, I'm expecting at least a 3/4" - 1" thickness. No less than what I can buy and cook myself at Costco or Sams Club. This steak was a mere 1/2", and coupled with the mistake of overcooking it, it was not up to par. By that point in the dinner, I was too stuffed with cocktails, appetizers, the delicious table bread, salad and soup course to wait for a correction. I just ate half and brought the rest home. Will we come back, yes! But I probably won't order the steak unless I know it's a thick, juicy cut.

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wife’s steak was not cooked correctly. By the time hers came back out my daughter and I finished eating so out steaks would not get cold. But still paid full price. But I would still tell people to go here. Nice place.

SN
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole family managed to get together for dinner and I’m so glad I had the idea to go to Sullivan’s! The food was exceptional! I loved my lamb chops, and the sides are a move size to share. The server was enthusiastic and very detailed in explanation of the menu and our questions. I was overall very pleased w my experience!

S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We had a nice time but they were out of so many different things on the menu. They said it was because of the Valentine's Day weekend and they were waiting for a delivery but it was Wednesday night... Seems like they should have been able to get an order in some time between Sunday and Wednesday. Also, our servers were very nice but the pace of service was incredibly slow. Overall, it was a nice time by our group but I think the management failed that night with respect to managing proper inventory levels and having enough staff on to serve their patrons.

PM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I’ve eaten here many times. This night there was server training throughout. Not the level of service I have come to expect for a $250 meal (two people). Servers didn’t clean or set table correctly. Did not serve food properly.

S
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server JK was amazing

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a late Valentine's Day. Environment was nice, server was very attentive, and food was really good. Loved our cocktails.

CH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the restaurant was medium-busy, it was quiet and our service was very good. The food was excellent and overall we had a lovely experience. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and our server delivered our dessert on a silver tray with "happy anniversary" written out on the tray.

P
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always at Sullivan’s

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was cold and took forever.

L
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We booked on open table having eaten there many times over the years- one of our favorites in Raleigh. We were there on Saturday evening Feb 15. We usually order the prefix meal @ $49 and saw when we booked that was still a menu option. However when we went to order - although on the printed menu - we were informed they were not serving that option that evening instead they had a special menu where the prefix entree was $79. We had our son and his wife with us and had traveled into town to take them out for dinner. I was very disappointed in this outrageous charge because of Valentine weekend. Having spoken with several friends about this we have decided there are enough fine dining restaurants in Raleigh to eliminate Sullivan’s.

d
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. The main problem that we encounter was that we were forced to do the Valentines Day option and it was not Valentines Day. Typically we do the signature option, but was told we could not do it. There was a difference of almost $30 per meal. The food and service is always great, but don’t force your customers to pay more due to greed.

PN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The price for the service and food that we received was more than it should have been. I had a better experience at Second Empire...IJS, being perfectly honest.

WH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere with quiet dinning! Food was excellent and cooked perfectly. Service was good although they had forgot one thing. Highly recommend.

SW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Steak was very overdone. Asparagus was dry and the ends weren’t cut off. Food is not good for the price you pay. Disappointed.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was superb. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back.

DB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food, service, and atmosphere was great! We will definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice environment. Excellent service. Very good steaks but sides only average. 3 to 4 $ price. Overalll, definitely will come back for special occasions.

BS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Steven Kerry, made the experience fantastic! He was very engaging and personable. The restaurant was nice with a good ambiance inside.

D
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere wonderful food. Great for special occasions.

J
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early Valentines Day/10 year anniversary celebration! Our table had rose petals on it, which was a lovely touch and sweet surprise. We also got complimentary dessert and a Polaroid photo to take home to commemorate the evening. We loved the crab cakes, filet mignon, mac and cheese, and cheesecake as well as the garden salad. The fresh oysters were very small, therefore we likely won’t get them again. The service was fantastic too!

S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal prepared as requested. Service was excllent.

OT
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but the bathroom was dirty. More attention needed for the total cleanliness of the restaurant.

EN
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not a restaurant to book on a budget, but if you can stomach a $100 per person average ticket you will not likely be disappointed. Everything you expect to be great on the menu is. The portions are generous. The wine list is very nice (although more expensive than any restaurant we visit regularly. For example a bottle of wine we buy locally for $8.67 per bottle is $38 at Sullivan's. Normally wine is double retail at a restaurant. The bar is fun when its busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Delicious food. Would recommend and will return.

L
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My food came out late , But the server was amazing . There was a large party next to us that was really loud and drunk , but besides that food was amazing and great and I can’t stress enough my waiter was amazing overall wonderful night ...

L
Raleigh
112 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was busier than we’ve ever seen, and we had to wait thirty minutes for someone to take our order. The food is as amazing, as always, though. The noise level was VERY high, as always. Wish they could do something about that (improve the acoustics?). With all that said, we will return because of the food.

D
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

ZW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in town. It was better than Angus Barn and for those of you looking for a vegetarian option they do offer one that’s not listed on the menu, just ask your server.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Sullivan’s! THE BEST STEAKHOUSE IN RALEIGH HANDS DOWN!!! They participate in restaurant week so i took my boyfriend on a date there (as it was his first time going). Mind you I had already been once that week with my mother!!! I had to come back. I got a 16oz ribeye which came with mashed potatoes and green beans and I add the Gorgonzola Garlic butter!!! A GAME CHANGER!!! I usually get the Cajun butter but I think I have a new favorite. The steak was soooo juicy. The portions were hefty! I love this restaurant! Can’t wait to come back for Valentine’s Day!

G
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointing

AC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful time at Sullivan's Steakhouse. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, we loved the food. There was nothing bad about this place at all, very kind and friendly people. We will definately be returning for another steak dinner!

C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Definitely worth the money!!

c
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1 year wedding anniversary! Always such a great time at Sullivan's. Fabulous food and the service was excellent even though the place was packed.

P
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a family dinner Sullivan's. It was Restaurant Week so the restaurant was very busy. My dinner was outstanding. The wait for drinks from the bar was a little long but I'm assuming that was because the restaurant was very busy.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Cheesesteak Egg Rolls were amazing!!! Ribeye was cooked to perfection.

RB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience. Food was cooked well and service was great. Can be on the pricey side but worth the quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and our server Trey was beyond perfect!