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About Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh

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.

414 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon - Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sun: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lunch
Private Dining Only

Cocktails
Mon - Sun: 4:30pm - Close
*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:
Tucker Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 833-2888

Website:
http://www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in the lounge Thursday through 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.

Parking Details:
Valet is $4. Self parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Mario Ledezma

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our dedicated private dining coordinators will help you plan and personalize your event so you and your guest can have an unforgettable experience. View our available rooms below to determine which one best fits your needs.

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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 - Raleigh Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (70)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
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Business Meals (50)
Good for Birthdays (48)
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Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Good for Groups (24)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fun (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
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People Watching (6)
Live Music (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious and outstanding. The steaks were amazing. However, we had a 7:30 reservation on a Tuesday night and did not get seated until 8:30. We checked a few times with the staff on the wait and no one seemed that interested or keen in getting us an answer. The bartender was very helpful though, and even went to check himself on our behalf. There was never any acknowledgment of the wait, much less an apology. Loved the bar and the food and the waitress was very pleasant too. Just not sure what good it does making a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

2nd time here, all was great just as before!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

It seemed to be a race to get us searved and out the door . The seating was very tight . It felt like the goal was throughput 1st .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff couldn't have been nicer to my wife and l celebrating our wedding anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great steakhouse ambience. wait staff very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. JK did beautifully. Food all prepared and presented properly. Expensive for sure, but overall value for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Improve the damn bar service! I 100% get it when you are not the regulars and they get service first. I am a regular at numerous places and get it. Here I have always felt like I am pleading to get a drink at the bar.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! I took my girlfriend for our two year anniversary. I made reservations and on the reservation I said I was celebrating my anniversary. When we got to the restaurant they told her and I "happy anniversary" when we were seated our waitress told us the same and a rose was brought to our table. The food was amazing my class of water was never empty for more then 1 minute. We we're given a free dessert. My girlfriend and I have never been to a really nice and fancy restaurant so we were nervous but the staff made us feel right at home. Truly a amazing restaurant I'll definitely be returning

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The experience was very good. Good for groups. Large tables.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding steaks cooked perfectly. Large salads and nice choice of sides.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I'm well-acquainted with Del Frisco's restaurant group and consider myself a huge fan. This was my third visit to Sullivan's Raleigh and this time it was a huge disappointment. During prior visits I've found the service to be outstanding, and food excellent. Service met my expectations this time too, but the food did not. While the steaks were delicious, several in our party did not have them cooked as we'd asked. Additionally, almost every side dish served with the entrees was cold. I don't mean less than piping hot, I mean COLD - as if they'd be served up 30 minutes before the steaks were cooked. It was my father's birthday and I knew he was paying so didn't want to make a scene and didn't say anything. However, when the manager came by to check on us, my father told him his sides were cold and asked that this be taken care of which he promptly did. Sullivan's is expensive and well worth ever penny when up to it's usual level of quality; however, after this experience, I'm not motivated to return to this location any time soon.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always look forward to dining at Sullivan's. Stacey was a great waitress.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

1) We were sat 20 minutes later than our reservation. Hostess was rude about it. 2) Brought me a bone-in Filet when I ordered bone-in KC strip. 3) When new steak was brought it appeared to have been served to somebody else already (sides are al a carte but my plate already had mashed potatoes on it). 4) Wine I ordered was out of stock. 5) Manager's lame offer for free asparagus after we were done eating was insulting.

We averaged over $100 / person. For that cost, things should have been much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food outstanding waitress and very accommodative manager. Well run and great customer service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a few cocktails at the bar, music was the perfect level as well as the lighting. During dinner everything came out cooked perfectly, the server was always withing earshot and all things considered was fairly priced! Highly recommend for a date or any special occasion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wish they really would have had the bone in waygue steak available. Sold out before 7pm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great service, however, very noisy, hard to have conversation without yelling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated promptly and a waiter immediately arrived at our table. We made recommendations and was very helpful. The seafood platter was outstanding. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The sides were not as good. The au gratin potatoes lacked in flavor as did the wild mushrooms. The waiters response was everyone else likes it. Overall we had a great experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sullivan's never let's us down. My wife and I have celebrated multiple anniversaries here and plan to visit again shortly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our first time at Sullivan's and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. The ambiance, food, service and overall experience was top notch. We would recommend Sullivan's to anyone and will be going back again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Let me 1st say our waiter was great! The steaks on the other hand were over cooked. You’d think they’d try and get it right when you are spending nearly $100 on 2 steaks. Filets, both ordered medium well, suppose to have some pink inside. At least what we were told. Mine actually had char on the outside. Yes, burnt medium well. The irony of this meal is it was a gift certificate because the last time we were there everything was bad so we got another freeby. Doesn’t look like anything has changed. I’d expect better of a $200 meal for 2. Again i want to state all the wait staff was perfect. It was the steaks! I only wanted to write this in hopes that you will get better.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very nice, but very expensive. Most expensive meal we have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Diana was super great and knowledgeable! Food was amazing. Our first time here and she gave great recommendations. Manager came to check us out. Service was attentive, especially for a fancy restaurant and food was cooked exactly how we wanted it. Definitely worth the money!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was such a disappointment. We called ahead to let them know it was for our sons 18th birthday . They did not mention it all and at the end , we shared with the waiter. The asparagus was over done, rubbery and we sent it back . The loaded potato was not fully baked and two of the 3 steaks were over cooked..for $67 each a bone in steak should be perfect ..it is hit or miss these days at Sullivan's..not sure we have had many hits there lately...very sad about that ...

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful experience! Delicious French onion soup! Calamari! Hot fresh bread. Tender moist steak! Exceptional waiter! Overall wonderful dining experience.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Came to Raleigh from Canada for the weekend. Ate here in our last night and it was fantastic. Everything about Sullivan’s was amazing. Cocktails, food, and service was spectacular! Thanks for a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our visit was suppose to be memorable our kids were here from England to celebrate my birthday. we seated in the kitchen very noisy and difficult to hear and for conversation. Not to mention that area of resturant was cold. The waitress was very forgetful. For example, our second round of drinks never arrived until we asked if she remembered.
My steak was requested to be well done. The edges was so so burnt they were not edible. Our waitress constantly dashed in to check on our needs yet barely allowing us adequate time to respond before darting off.
The best part about our experience was the cheese cake birthday provided. For the price our hospitality was aweful.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful food and the staff is so attentive!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went on thanksgiving day but ordered from ala Carte menu. Pretty busy evening but we were sat within ten minutes of our reservation. The salon rockafellar was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!!! The rest of the family enjoyed the steaks. The bread was delicious and hot. However, the sides were a disappointment. I️ was looking forward to the sweet potato casserole thinking it would be like their main competitor’s but sad to say it was NOTHING like it. Service was good being our waiter appeared to be overworked. Our food came out rather quickly which was nice. Mix of families with decent noise level. Overall, enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have been satisfied customers of Sullivan's for several years but had never tried a holiday event before. Our group of 4 went for Thanksgiving expecting the usual exceptional food and service we have experienced in the past.
The seating was about 1 hour behind the actual reservation time. The booth was comfortable. The wait staff were polite.
We all opted for the Turkey dinner menu. When we finally received our plates it looked as if all 4 were just plopped on the plate. The portions varied from plate to plate and 1 was missing a side and the other didn't even have a dollop of dressing.
What was lacking was the usual attention to the detail and consistency. The mashed potatoes were heavy handed with horseradish which made them bitter rather than a complement to the turkey. The desserts were average with the table choosing pumpkin pie, cheesecake and pecan pie. The pumpkin pie was very disappointing as it tasted like it was from a frozen boxed pie. Wet with undercooked cold crust.

All and all not really what we expected on such a special day.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait 30 minutes for our seat, but the bar area had plenty of seating and friendly service. We waited a while once we were seated, but the service was great and the food was outstanding. My 11 year old son said, "if this is what Thanksgiving is supposed to taste like, its my favorite holiday!" We will not be sharing that sentiment with Grandma. :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving Dinner - the $39 price for a 3 course dinner which include soup or salad, Turkey w/Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing, choice of 2 sides and Dessert was very reasonable. Everything was delicious. I had the Butternut Squash soup which was out of this world. My husband had a Shrimp bisque which he said was delicious. We ordered the Brussels sprouts as an extra side which was more than enough for two people to share. I would definitely recommend the Bannas Foster Bread Pudding for dessert. The atmosphere was lovely and even though the restaurant was crowded you could have a quiet conversation and be heard. While everything was great the highlight had to be the service. Our Waitress was friendly, attentive and made great suggestions. She knew exactly when to come over and when to leave us alone. I never once had to wait for anything. All in all it made our Holiday memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server Jeff was amazing! The food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was just OK. It was not hot, we should have sent it back. It was Thanksgiving so maybe there were too many people.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I live Sullivan's the food and the ambiance is great And management us awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, food, and service! Very attentive staff, very accomodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Outstanding!!! Due to work schedules on Thanksgiving Day and thru the weekend, the only time that all of my family could be together to share a Thanksgiving meal was before my husband's scheduled work shift beginning at 12:30pm Thanksgiving Day. I made a reservation for 11:00am at Sullivan's Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day and then spoke to Philip, the manager, about my concerns of having our meal served right away. I wanted my family to be able to enjoy our meal and each other's company without being rushed before my husband had to leave for work. To accommodate my request, Philip offered that I provide each of my family members' meal options to him ahead of time to ensure that our meals would be served timely. From the moment we walked in, it was very evident that the entire staff was aware of our tight schedule. The staff was very attentive to my family; they engaged us in light conversation, and they were prepared. Our meal courses were served accurately, and in a very timely manner. The food was excellent! Philip was absolutely fabulous and on point with accommodating my request! This was my family's first experience at Sullivan's Steakhouse, and it surely will not be the last!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent customer service! Very detailed oriented!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overall our meal was good. The service was slow but attentive. The kitchen must have been busy prepping for Thanksgiving.

Three of us had leftovers, but only 2 of us left with them in our bag along with the sides which were leftover. This is the second time it has happened to my family, and I wish I had checked more thoroughly before we left the restaurant.

If there are leftovers you want to carry out, the plate is taken to the back to be packed up. I recommend taking the time to pull out every container to ensure you have all of your carry out items, or insist for the leftovers to be packed at the table.

I'm tempted not to return, but we purchased gift cards in anticipation of returning.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a lot of fun . We celebrated my 50th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wanted to share the Sullivan’s experience with my friend who has never been, and as usual it was excellent and they made my friends birthday extremely pleasant.

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