Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

4.4
4243 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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DaxP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Asked for medium land but was served rare land. Sent back and second was cooked perfectly. Seafood was perfect. Service was mediocre. We were not served in the order we sat down. Waitress seemed unconcerned about service or undercooked food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The wait was humiliating even with reservations! I had 9 people and no ones water or drinks stayed full. We had to ask more than 4 times for service even before the food was ordered. Some received drinks while others sat and waited. We had to ask for silverware and even though they was told it was my birthday I was the last to receive my food which was burnt! They didn’t bring my sides and I had to share food off others plates til they brought my aged season steak out! Then the busboy Brock some glass next to our table which shattered all over our food and drinks on the table !!! Only to just walk away without saying anything to us!

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MollyB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, will definitely be back for any special occasion or date in the future.

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JasonD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JK provided great service as well as the support staff and management

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter had too many tables. We asked for a second bottle of wine for our main course and we had to ask twice and it didn’t come out until dessert was served. We asked for an after dinner drink menu which never came so we finished our dessert with the small amounts of water we had left. It took forever to get the check too. Soup course and steaks were amazing. The potato side was cold and slightly burnt and the bread pudding was hard as a rock. Definitely not our typical Sullivan’s experience. We dine here every year for our family Christmas and almost any special occasion in between. Very disappointed with this visit.

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kcs0819
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as always but our server wasn't very good.

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fatimaK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and our server was amazing 🥰🙌🏾.will comeback

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LorenzoM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Way to long fo appetizers Brussels sprouts no taste under cook steak to spend 360 dollar

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vipCarolineS
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had dinner here on Christmas and unfortunately the takeout orders seemed to overwhelm the restaurant so in house guests had to wait. They were out of the prime rib special at 5pm. We were here an hour and a half before we had food, and took 30 minutes for a drink. When we finally got food, the steak was delicious. Thankful they were open, but it wasn't the experience we were hoping for.

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vip4Catdoc
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

It was very disappointing. The meat was tough even through cooked rare.
There was no social distancing and will not return after our experience on Christmas.

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Peacefulsistah68
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This was my first dining experience with Sullivan's! The food was absolutely delicious! For appetizers I had the half dozen raw oysters on the half shell and my husband and daughter shared the calamari. For dinner, I had the Scallops, my husband had the Crab Cakes and my daughter had the Rack of Lamb. Dessert, Cheesecake! No complaints on the food AT ALL!! My only gripe was our waiter who seemed to be very disorganized. Initially I thought it was because it was Christmas but as I observed other waitstaff in the restaurant it really seemed to be only my waiter. He continually bypassed our table to serve a table with a larger group. We sat with empty glasses needing refilled for at least 20 minutes and then we had to stop him as he kept walking by not checking if we needed anything. EVERY time we had to stop him to get his attention so that our needs could be met or ask another worker as they walked by our table. I ordered a glass of wine and literally did not get it until a half hour later!! By the time I got it I didn't even enjoy it and left half of the glass on the table. I will definitely visit Sullivan's again but would hope I do not have the same waiter. Having said that I still gave him a decent tip because it was Christmas! He wasn't rude just unorganized! My daughter took a video of our plates I wished it would have been pictures instead so I could show them.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sullivan’s is consistently delicious! Service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sullivan’s , always great food and service!

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HeatherB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Steaks great!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The overall service did not meet my expectations at this price point. Sides came out much later than entrees, drinks not refilled timely and overall average service at best. A disappointment for our holiday meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Felt safe and our waitress was extremely attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not as good as I thought it was going to be. It was loud and the ambience wasn’t anything special. Service was slow and our server got our check wrong several times and took forever for it to be corrected. However, the drinks were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful. Our reservation was at 8, so when we sat down we were hungry. We ordered drinks and appetizers, and our drinks came out. 45 minutes later our appetizers came, with the food we’d ordered... management came up to us and apologized saying the waitress was “new” but still charged us for the apps we didn’t even want at that point. Just disappointing for how much everything is there

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lukewarmwf
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! JK was incredible in taking care of us. She was as outstanding as our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent! We come here for special occasions and this time was for my husband’s promotion. Gabe was great! Very attentive, respectful and prompt. Food was amazing as usual.

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vipCurrylib
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First time here. Very nice restaurant. I had called earlier today to inquire about Covid policies in place. I was told all tables are socially distanced and that everybody is required to wear a mask constantly, unless actively eating or drinking. When the hostess called later in the day to confirm our reservation, I confirmed these policies. We arrived and we’re placed at a table that was no more than 3 feet away from another table. The staff was very polite and helpful, and moved us to a table that was much safer. However within an hour the restaurant was completely packed, no empty tables, and not a single diner wearing their mask at the table. Complete opposite of what the manager had assured me on the phone. I felt uncomfortable and unsafe throughout the meal, and was especially disappointed given that I was told the opposite would be happening. For a $600 meal, very disappointed.

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Bono55
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Sullivan’s. It is one of my favorite places to dine in Raleigh and this time reaffirmed why. From the starter Spicy Shrimp tacos, my filet and my husband’s crab cakes, the best Brussel sprouts and finally my favorite key lime pie , the meal was superb. Our server was attentive and respectful. The atmosphere subdued with appropriate spacing for safety. We appreciate our evening and look forward to dining again at Sullivan’s.

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vipjoym
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was bland and the service was lacking attentive response, just for my table not other table around me.

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KarenS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always.

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HANKD
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. However my steak was over seasoned. The waitress did get me another one. Too noisy next to the kitchen so I would recommend sitting away from it.

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vipbrendab
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fabulous! The food (ribeye & salmon) was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The wine was reasonably priced and delicious.
Our waitress was the best (Brittany). She was helpful and patient.

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vipHolly
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good experience and the menu items were very well chosen. The atmosphere was great and the server was superior. The only negative was that I was told no to a simple substitution of vegetables. I don't think that's really good to tell customers "no" to a reasonable request.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular, as usual. Their Thanksgiving dinner is always delicious. You can’t say a bad word about this restaurant.

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vipFoodie
Raleigh
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was so nice and special at Sullivan’s. The turkey plate was good, but not great.

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vipScottL
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Thanksgiving. Exceptional service, quality and variety of food options.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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DameDolla
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience for us. The food was phenomenal and we would definitely return. Please be careful though as everything looks great and you will want to sample / order a number for things...but remember there is a bill at the end of this!!

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vipCarolA
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant for special occasions or for swanky dinner out.

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vipDawnC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, unique drinks, nice atmosphere.

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RalphC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Excellent food! Great place to have an anniversary dinner with a loved one ❤

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PatT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sullivan’s is just awesome. The food is superb. The service was great. The filet had the best seasoning. I also tried the crab cakes and they were awesome. If you want a great meal, great atmosphere and great service Sullivan’s is the place to go.

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
122 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We usually love this place, but COVID-19 has really affected the experience. We loved the old menu, so this paired down one does not compare. There seems to be too few servers, and we had to wait for drink refills and check. Also, my husband’s steak had so much salt and pepper on it that he could barely eat it. Before the virus, the food was superb.

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MELISSAD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dianna was amazing & the food was delicious!

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 4.4 stars by 4243 OpenTable diners.

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.