Raleigh >Sullivan's Steakhouse
I will say that this is a ok place , I rate it 3 Stars out of 5. Not Great, But not bad...I recommend.
been dining here for years, food is good, but not as good as it use to be. i do recommend however.
Excellent Restaurant !!
They have a lively bar in front with music that was great. A main dining room with black table cloths and a large wine cellar under glass.
My husband and I had dinner in July 2012 getting seated right away on a Thursday night without a reservation.
We passed on the wine cellar since we dont drink wine and had a cocktail instead. I had the Red High Heels which was delicious!
the menu ranges from steaks to sea food with some chef specials. Most things are served a la carte they also have topping options for steaks.
We booth choose steaks with a Gorgonzola butter sauce that were perfectly cooked and delicious! We also shared a side of fabulous au gratin potatoes and had left overs. In fact everything we had from the bread at the beginning to the cheesecake for dessert was absolutely wonderful!
The service was friendly, attentive and excellent!
Great food! Great service!.
My husband and I went to Sullivan's for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We waited 10 mins before we were greeted by a waitress. I could tell from looking around that this was completely out of the ordinary, so I informed a member of staff and from then on service was spectacular!
Our waitress Megan was so pleasant and attentive. She was very knowledgeable about the food she was serving. We didn't want for anything. If Megan wasn't checking on us, someone else was. If Megan wasn't bringing a certain dish, someone else was. This restaurant is a little pricey, but its worth every penny. And to top it all off, because it was our anniversary, we got a free dessert. We chose the creme brulee because it's my favorite and I get it everywhere I go. The creme brulee at Sullivan's is by far the BEST I've ever had. I ordered the Salmon steak and my husband ordered the Ribeye with a gorgonzola butter (suggested by Megan) that was amazing. The martinis were spectacular. I honestly have no complaints and we will definitely be back!!
FIRST TIME AND LAST TIME.
Nine of us made a reservation for a table at Sullivan's to celebrate a friends birthday.
Our reservation was for 8:30 on Saturday, November 19th. We arrived and waited in the bar for an hour before we were escorted to our table.
Sullivan's did bring us 4 appetizers to thank us for waiting. THEN THE PRODUCTION REALLY BEGAN.
We all ordered. Few minutes later, waiter comes out and tells us that the kitchen is out of Romaine, and we would have to order the lettuce wedge, instead of Ceaser. (ICEBERG LETTUCE !!!)
Few minutes he comes out again to tell a couple of us that the kitchen was out of potatoes and they would have to order another side. (Steakhouse out of potatoes?????)
Few minutes later, he is there again to tell 3 ladies that the kitchen was out of the filet on the bone, and they would need to make another choice. By now we are all wondering if the inmates are running the asylum.
FINALLY, our dinner arrives, and those of us who made the mistake of ordering our meat medium were greeted with blood all over our plates. I mean RARE!!
So, they take the cut meat back to the kitchen to heat it. And naturally, it will never taste good when you heat meat like that.
ONce we finish dinner and ask for our checks, we are told that the computer is down and they are hand doing every credit card. Do you know how long that takes for 9 credit cards.
We thought we would never get out of that noisy place.
For the price I paid for that filet, I felt ripped off big time. On Monday of the next week, I e-mailed Sullivan's and have not yet heard back.
Don't waste your money. The place is super noisy and the food does not stand out.
Sullivans on Christmas Eve.
I wonder if Sullivan's read reviews? They should if they want to receive feedback and hence improve. We went there last evening. I had a $42 22oz cowboy ribeye and ordered it med-rare but it was rare and the quality of the meat didn't seem as good as the same cut that I had at Tripps earlier in the week. My wife had seared scallops which was a nice dish but the scallops were just warm on the inside, she mentioned it to the server , who mentioned it to the manager who wanted to offer a free desert but neither of us eat sweets. He did take half off her scallops which was good of them but we really would have preferred the meal cooked as ordered. Instead of the usual dinner jazz trio they had some noisy guitar-playing busker type young man, which seemed incongruent for the image they want to portray . He looked like he had come straight from fayetteville street including the scruffy attire. I was surprised that the house red was $13 a glass.
At these prices everything should be spot-on service, food drinks
Raleigh poorest Steakhouse. Visited on May 24, 2011, I would not recommend or return! The prices were the same as Ruth Chris, but the quality of food and service not close. The server should have been working at a chain restaurant (fast food). Ordered my steak Pittsburgh Rare, it was not close to being cooked properly. A waste of $218.00 w/o tip for two people.
Will never patronize this establishment again..
My wife and I are new to Durham so we don't know were to go. So we used the reviews on this site to make our decision. We drove 24 miles to this restaurant. We were turned away because we did not have a reservation. Now mind you the restaurant was empty and we saw lots of seating. We were told that we could not be seated until 8:30pm, it was 3pm when we arrived. I don't know what the problem was. Rather than raise a fuss we just patronized other establishments on Gleenwood Ave. We are a successful Afro-American couple residing in the Durham/Raleigh area. If the place was as good as it was said to be, it would of been rented for my 40th birthday bash. I no longer have any interest in doing business with Sulivan's. I wish them the best.
One of the most embarrassing moments I ever had in my life.
Excellent Food in Glenwood South. Great food and great atmosphere are the hallmarks of this Raleigh Glenwood South restaurant! There is an urban masculine feel to the environment with dark woods and finishing details, but the food is light and bright and terriffic! The specials are always worth ordering and of course, Sullivan's is known for their excellent steaks and extensive wine list. Perfect place for a batchelor's party! Published by Kevin Coats Raleigh NC
Not nearly as good as it used to be.
This is the second time in the last year we've been to Sullivan's where the steak's are not being cooked properly.
I am a medium rare guy, my wife (unfortunately) is a medium well gal.
Last night we ordered the filet's again along with a tail - my steak was flat out raw, and cold in the middle.
The fat lines were still hard, and it was disgusting.
My wifes medium well steak came out medium rare, warm to cool center - just the way I like it.
The tail was butchered beyond belief - no knife skills whatsoever.
Disapointing as we used to save going to Sullivans for a special occasion. We've been sticking with Vinnie's on sixforks and the Barn - and both of them are proving much more reliable, and presenting more skilled creations. I think the chain-ness of Sullivan's has caught up with them and the kitchen quality has gone down the drain. Won't be back anytime soon.
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