About Sullivan's Steakhouse - Tucson

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.

1785 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
HAPPY HOUR:
Sundays: 3-10pm
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 3-6pm
Thurs: 3-11pm

DINNER:
Sun-Wed: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thurs-Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


*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:
North Campbell Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(520) 299-4275

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

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday through Saturday.

*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.

Executive Chef:
Isaias Marines

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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 - Tucson Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Live Music (10)
People Watching (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Party of four for Valentines dinner. Servers were OK, nothing exceptional. Two of the four steaks were cooked to the wrong request (by a long margin). A restaurant of that caliber should inspire one to want to relax and enjoy the evening. We were pretty much ready to pay and go. At on point the floor manager berated one of the servers in the middle of the dining room. It was uncomfortable.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The wedge, bisque, asparagus, and large steaks were delicious! The garlic mashed potatoes tasted like they had horse radish in them and the deserts (cheese cake and bread pudding) were not a good ending to a $200 meal for two. I hope they were store bought and not made on site because they tasted like it. Fortunately the coffee had a rich taste to wash it away.

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·Dined 4 days ago

There was a special event menu which was not mentioned online when making the reservation. The food took a long time to come out. The overall flavor was okay but nothing special. I would not recommend this place.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We were there for Valentines. Bar service was poor. We felt ignored, had to bus my own table. Dinner waiter, Vladimir was good. But dinner was served cold and was sent back. Meat entree's was tough and fibrous. Not tender at all for a Rib-eye or our Filet Mignony . I can do a far better meal with Costco steak and wine at home, than a noisy $200 dinner at Sullivan's Tucson. I have other choices in town.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best steak I have ever had! I recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was good, but the restaurant had too many tables crammed into a small area. It was hard to get in and out of your chair and was a little uncomfortable. Also we were never given bread with our meal. Was a little disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

For an upper-class steakhouse this place surely disappointed. Went day before Valentine's Day to avoid crowds. With fewer customers you'd think customers would be getting more attention to detail. Shrimp appetizer over-cooked, steak requested as medium came prepared as medium-well done, and desert that should've been warm came prepared not warm...TWICE. Waitress didn't come around to check enough, to ensure food was prepared to satisfaction...and water wasn't filled when needed. Manager discounted one of our meals. But, fact that he had tie clip of an AK-47 on day of mass shooting at Florida school was a little insensitive and disconcerning. All combined to take away from what we expected to be a great dining experience. Won't be headed back here anytime soon!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This used to be one of the best restaurants in the city but it's in decline.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Your hostess kept pulling in her skirt because it was too short. The first guests that we saw were in tank tops. Our waitress was friendly and attentive until she visited with guests and we had to ask for our check after waiting 15 minutes. The dining room was 20% occupied. We would have spoken with the manager, but he never visited our table. Not a fan of watching employees wash glasses next to me as i was eating.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Incredibly good service and amazing food as always. Free valet too!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for our anniversary and the restaurant made it special with rose petals and complimentary champagne. We did the coursed meal, it was all very tasty. Good service and good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Went to Sullivan's to celebrate Wife's birthday. Food and atmosphere was outstanding. Service was impeccable. We enjoyed the occasion very much. This is a great place for a wonderful meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our dinners and desserts were fabulous! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and being able to sit outside in February was the perfect touch. Fortunately we had a gift card because it's priced beyond our everyday means.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We dine here every time we are in town but this time we were very disappointed. Two of the steak orders were not cooked as we ordered. By the time we received the replacements, our fellow diner had finished their meal. The manager was aware of that but did not offer any comps to make up for the wait time and inconvenience. There were other service snafus as well. We will not be returning the next time we are in town.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing service A+++

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very accommodating to allergies and dietary restrictions. In advance I called and asked for fresh fruit for dessert for one in the party.Thry had it—no problem. Excellent service. Will come again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The meal took over 3 hours. There were larger tables that seemed to get all the attention. Two of the four steaks were over cooked

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have enjoyed our 50th and 51st anniversaries here and have always enjoyed the food, service, and courtesy. The steaks are done to perfection and the prices are reasonable. The manager has always approached our table and given us special attention. The wine list is exceptional. We want to come back and enjoy a happy hour with our neighbors.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is delicious, the service is impeccable and the prices are reasonable for what you get. Our server, Hunter, was excellent.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Each time we dine at Sullivan’s we feel valued and appreciated as customers. The service is always excellent, the food is outstanding and the environment is conducive to easy conversations which we appreciate.

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·Dined on January 26, 2018

Date night for my husband and I. Staff vet attentive and helpful. Really enjoyed our noght

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·Dined on January 24, 2018

Celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends. We enjoyed the “prix fixed” menu. Excellent service and attention. Fun night!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very good food. Service was great. Pace of meal was appropriate between courses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

The staff went above and beyond to make my parents anniversary special. They were extremely happy.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great steak and apps! I don’t recommend the Brussel sprouts. I was expecting them to be cooked less - crunchier vs a sauerkraut consistency

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·Dined on January 19, 2018

My wife and I have heard about Sullivan's a long time ago, but never prioritized going. Why? Well, now I have no idea. Why'd we wait so long to try out such an amazing place. If you're into steak, wine, and have someone special to share it with, you need to go. When you go, make sure you saved enough to try what pops out to you. It's not cheap, but there's no comparison. It's simple that good.

We were also extremely happy with the service we received and the atmosphere altogether. Our server was Megan, and she was knowledgeable, patient, very welcoming, and went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. The manager on the floor was Josh and he took everything to the next level. He even provided us with dessert on the house for absolutely no reason.

In short, the food we ate is on an entirely different level than we have anywhere else and the service we received was remarkable. Thank you, Sullivans. You're killing it!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

The staff did a terrific job making my birthday special. They provided a complimentary dessert and group photo. Most of the food was delicious, but 2 of us ordered from a prix fixe menu and our steaks were definitely lower quality than those who ordered off the normal menu. Overall it was a lovely dinner but I would avoid the prix fixe menu unless you are okay with a cheap steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waiters and maitre d’ were quite attentive. Other tables we observed were having as good a time as we!

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·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent meal. This was our second time visiting as we are from Canada. We came here last year for an excellent dinner, and a year later, they still don’t fail to impress.

Everything from the delicious French fashioned cocktail (delicious) to the wonderfully warm bananas foster bread pudding.

3 of us ordered the 12 oz filet and after being delivered the server asked us to cut into the steaks to ensure they were done to perfection, before leaving our table.

I highly recommend getting the “Sullivan’s special” on your steak. 3 jumbo shrimp with a hot garlic parmesan butter poured over top. To die for.

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·Dined on January 17, 2018

An important dinner we were provided excellent as well as attentive service, good menu selections ( our non-meat eater found great tuna).
Even though I entertained a large group there was NOT an arbitrarily gratuity added to the check. I consider to be very professional on their part and added a significant percentage. Overall an excellent evening well worth the 35 minute drive from our hotel

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Waiter josh was excellent. Attendant help was there when needed and did jobs quickly and left
Four soups were excellent
Three steaks were perfect. One person said his filet was a little tough and grainy

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Hostess greeted us with a birthday greeting when we arrived, when she sat us and when we left. But the waiter, Vladimir, never mentioned it. Also he did not serve my wife first, especially since it was her birthday. At each serving drinks, salad and entree and desert he served mine first. Otherwise he did a courteous job.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived for our reservation to an empty host desk. Waited for 3-4 minutes for a very nice woman to seat us. She sat us and wished us happy anniversary. Our server approached and bumbled through his spiel, he was very awkward. He asked if we were celebrating, I would assume that the hostess gave him the chit that stated an anniversary. The server stopped by 3 times attempting to take our order. He really did not read us very well we were conversing and obviously not even looking at our menus. We ordered our starter the steak egg roll, it was tasty but a bit greasy. We both had the wedge, it was average. I had a 12oz strip and my wife had a 6oz filet both from the Prix Fixe menu and a side of Brussels sprouts. Our steaks arrived and we were instructed to cut into the center to make sure they were to our liking. My wife’s M was M+ to MW and my MR was MW. My wife elected to eat hers and I sent mine back. About 5 minutes after I sent for a recook we realized that we hadn’t received our Brussels sprouts, they arrived 1 minute later. The manager arrived and apologized for the overcook and I informed him about the sprouts and their tardiness. My steak arrived and was cooked MR. Both of our steaks were good. We requested for our desserts Togo. The cheesecake was average and the bananas foster bread pudding could have been excellent if it wasn’t for the under ripe Bananas baked into it. The check came and the server charged us for one of the dessert that came with the Prix Fixe menu. We paid with a gift card we received for Christmas and a credit card for overage and tip. The server came back and tossed the presenter back on our table and mumbled something unintelligible and walked away. We were very confused and looked in the check presenter and only saw the credit card but no slip to add tip and sign. He returned a few minutes later and took he check again. We think he needed a manager to run gift cards but why bring the presenter back?

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Tucson, AZ Sullivan’s Steakhouse is the best restaurant in the greater Tucson area. The manager and staff are both professional and welcoming. They treat each customer as a king or queen and very, very special. We are repeat customers because we are treated like both royalty and family at the same time. A very unique experience. We wish all our family and friends , plus the greater Tucson area could experience Sullivan’s Steakhouse like we have.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Hot Spot, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined on New Year's day evening. 6 guests. Of the 6, 3 we're unable to get what they ordered, 1 had to be offered different whiskey. Poor percentages. It was explained to us that New Year's Eve was very busy. Understood, however, perhaps it is better to tell when offering the evenings special, items not available. Better yet, don't open. Our server came to our table three separate times to tell us what we had ordered was not available, as did the bartender which brought along a glass of rye whiskey in place of the bourbon my husband had been drinking, as they had run out of the bourbon. (Bourbon and rye are two very different whiskey - the bartender should have know that). Additionally, food for some other table was brought to ours. We selected Sullivan's specifically for the service, which in past visits had been amazing and over the top. Frankly, it was embarrassing. It was an expensive embarrassing disappointment.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our reservation was for 9:15 but we weren’t seated until 10. We got our starter course fairly quick. Our waiter came back after about 15 minutes of us finishing our starter asking if we had received our salads, which we hadn’t. We received our salads and that’s when our waiter went MIA. About 20 minutes later a runner came with our main course but couldn’t set them down because of our salad course not being cleared from the table. By then my girlfriend had had enough between us having to wait for our table and our waiter not attending to our table. He had our main course boxed along with our desserts and left the restaurant at 11:30pm. Overall after being seated it took nearly an hour and a half for us to receive our main course. If we would have stayed and finished our main course and dessert I’m sure we would have been waiting until 1am for our check. The food was great but for the price I would say ok. The overall service was below that of a fast food restaurant, table not being cleared between courses, drinks sitting empty nearly the entire hour and a half we were seated for examples. At the end of the day I would never consider coming back due to the simple lack of service one would expect for a upper mid level steak house. I would rather spend more and go to Fleming’s or less and go to Outback/Texas Roadhouse/other chain steak restaurant.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nos psaron 40min despues de nuestra hora d reservacion.. una vez dentro pesimo servicio., el lugar no estaba del todo lleno pero servicio de lo mas lento.
del menu q tenian ya se habian acabado varias cosas” que no se habian dado abasto ese dia. En general la comida estuvo bien.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The only problem I had was that they took the big knife used to cut the bread, away when they took the bread dish away and did not replace it with a knife I could use on the Iceberg lettuce wedge I had for dinner. This was the waiter helpers. I had to use the fork to cut thru the ice berg lettuce wedge and almost lost the wedge when it slid off the plate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Busy night but good service and food. We enjoyed ringing in 2018 with a great meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fish was horrible. First time almost raw! Second time, half raw! Changed to steak. Sides replaced by excellent waiter after two raw fish and waiting for steak. Bar great. Others in party had to wait 45min for my meal. Not sure will return. Maybe just to bar area

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find
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