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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Groups (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Music (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

We dined at the restaurant on a busy Saturday evening. We were impressed that we were immediately seated in our preferred booth. The booth provided some separation from the crowded and noisy dining room but it was difficult to carry on a conversation with each other or our server without shouting. We have found meals at the restaurant to be consistently delicious but the service definitely varies a great deal depending on the individual server you draw for the evening. We ordered a shrimp cocktail, salmon Rockefeller, 12 oz strip steak, au gratin potatoes and asparagus. The shrimp was prepared perfectly tasting fresh and crisp. The steak was prepared medium rare as ordered and the salmon medium. Our entrees were delicious. The sides of asparagus and potatoes au gratin were also very good. Our server, Geoffrey was terrific. He was pleasant and efficient and made sure we had everything needed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our dinner was wonderful. Outstanding service. Excellent dining experience.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

After hearing about Sullivan's for sometime, I decided to give it a try for a nice Anniversary dinner. I must say, my wife and I found it spectacular. The service and food (Salmon, Ribeye) were great. Enough to want to stay for dessert. Will definitely be back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I took his parents, who were visiting from NY, out to dinner on 11.11.2017. Our waiter Tyler was absolutely awesome! He was friendly knowledgeable and had a great memory. He always made sure we had our drinks. Even the manager stopped by which I thought was awesome.

The menu for both food and drinks is better than I remember. Your martinis are awesome and your food menu - WOW! We loved it and will be back.

Thank you for a great time.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been going to Sullivans for years. This was the first time I was disappointed. The NY Strip was ok... Definitely not worth the $39. I will not order that again. Hopefully next time, the experience would be different.

On a positive note, the music was much better. Jazz is much more appropriate for a steak house

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The finest meal we have had all year. The food was outstanding and service was fabulous. Management made a point of coming over as well. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took forever to get seated even with a reservation. Table was not cleared. Service was mostly professional but slow. Decent food, but not worth the price.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous waiter Geoffrey. Great meal. Super night

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is amazing in every aspect. It’s a great place to celebrate a special evening.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a group of four and this was our first visit to Sullivan's in Raleigh. I have eaten at the Charlotte and King of Prussia locations. We had great meal with excellent service from Kristian.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time, service was outstanding and so was the food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always an amazing meal! Sullivan’s does it well! The food is perfect every time! Very expensive however worth it for that special occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service, recommend everyone there, special occasion like anniversary

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was amazing! Would recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The wait was a little long when we had a reservation but the food and service were great. I recommend the bone-in ribeye with the gorgonzola butter!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had such an amazing time, thank you for your wonderful service.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very good except it would have been better if server had deboned and divided the Porterhouse Steak for 2 (like they do at Ruth's Chris) and also divided the Blue Cheese Iceberg Wedge for 2.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have been coming to Sullivan's for about fifteen years and never had a bad meal, until now! TERRIBLE! The steaks were overly seasoned, particularly on the pepper!! This produced a bitter flavor when they were grilled/cooked! They got the temperature right - medium - but the charred/bitter flavor was overwhelming. The server tried to tell my wife it was because she hadn't had enough water to drink that day!!!! LOLz! REALLY!?!? Proof that the customer is wrong! I guess there's no way possible that the cook was heavy handed?!?!?!? I cook a better steak at home, and next time that's what we'll do, for a fraction of the price. As for the sides: the mashed potatoes were under-cooked and lumpy, the broccoli with "hollandaise" was also a miss (broccoli was barely steamed and the "sauce" had ZERO flavor). Finally, my gin martini had traces of another cocktail, almost as if the bartender didn't rinse out the shaker before starting my drink! NOPE...we'll never be back! $250 for a sub-par meal...I won't be fooled again! In full disclose, they did comp one of the steaks and a shrimp cocktail, which was delicious. YMMV, but I'd look elsewhere...

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Unfortunately, this was the first and last time we will be going to Sullivan's. My wife had already been looking over the menu online for days in anticipation.

Her steak came and we expected the separate sides to be close behind.

Our server was missing and we asked another server as well as a hostess to help us.

The hostess went to the kitchen and came back with the news that it would be at least 10 more minutes before we should expect the sides. It had already been 10 minutes and the steak was cold.

There were no apologies from the staff and everyone was done eating by the time the sides eventually came out. You would expect a meal for 2 that costs $150+ that the restaurant would have a certain standard and controls in place to prevent this from happening.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a great steak! You want a traditional steakhouse with great meat, come here

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

They were out of several wines and actually attempted to sell me a 2015 bottle (which was not on the wine list) of Caymas for the same price as the 2014 on the wine list. With that logic, I told them I would take the 2013 bottle of Caymas for the 2014 price. They refused. We finally settled in their awful house wine. We will never return...

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The light at the tables at the wall was too deemed

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

3rd time there and never disappointed. Absolutely will go back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to dinner at Sullivan’s for our Anniversary on Saturday and the experience was so-so. We were seated promptly at our reservation time of 7:45. Our server came to welcome us and wished us a happy anniversary, which was a nice welcome. However, after that interaction there was nothing special that she added to our dining experience and could be described as awkward. It seemed she would be a great bartender at a more casual establishment, but definitely didn’t have the skills to serve in an upscale restaurant like Sullivan’s. We ordered two steaks and while both were cooked to temperature, the char on both of them completely overpowered the flavor of the meat. Our two sides were just so-so as well.(Brussels sprouts and au gratin potatoes) We ordered a chocolate meltdown (that included a table side presentation via the description) and a chocolate dome and a small pitcher of chocolate sauce was placed in front of us and told to enjoy. We were unsure of what we were supposed to do with the dish, coincidentally a manager was walking by and saw our confused look and said “did the server not pour this for you?” We said no we didn’t even know what to do with it and he went to go warm up the sauce some more and then returned to pour it over the dome and it melted and the desert was good after that.

Overall, our server was nice (although lacking skills)and the food was ok but was definitely not worth the money. I don’t believe we will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was awesome still here drinking

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our server Geoff was fantastic. Food is always great, too. Sulivan's is a classic spot for any special dinner occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Usually loud, but this time the noise level was just right. Amazing food and service. Great for date night.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The steaks our excellent. Do NOT get their keylime pie. Very small portions & our pc. looked to be very old. I should of had them take it back but I didn't. Not worth $8.50. Everything else was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went to Sullivan's for a family get together. Sullivan's was a great setting for our special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went for our 40th anniversary. They had a red rose on the table. Our waitress was very good and friendly. The food and wine were excellent .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a sure outstanding experience for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at Sullivan's

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Drinks were extra slow but I'm not going to hold it against them this time. Perhaps they seemed a little understaffed.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I totally enjoyed dinner at Sullivan's as we were celebrating our 39th Wedding Anniversary! Upon arrival she was presented a beautiful red rose and from that point forward our entire dining pleasure was exactly that....a pleasure. Our waitress was extremely attentive and one of the managers came by to wish us a Happy Anniversary as well as to offer his assistance should we need anything at all. Oh yes, we'll be back for sure and we highly recommend Sullivan's to our friends. Thanks to our son and his dear wife for recommending Sullivan's to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

There were a lot of issues with each course, but the management accomadated us for the inconvenience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant is definitely over rated. The "Wagu" steaks were just OK, nothing like the Japanese Wagu that they described. Kale salad, appetizers including calamari and egg rolls were all very very sweet.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was good, but sea bass is a delicate fish. Our sea bass appeared to have been placed under a heat lamp too long and developed a tough “skin” before being served. They can do better.

Tags: Business Meals
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