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“Did you see the 70-inch flat screen HDTV in the lounge?”

Sullivan's Steakhouse
Ranked #257 of 10,169 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Hubbard Street
Transit: Red Line to Grand Avenue Bus 22: Southbound to Clark & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard Bus 29: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to State & Kinzie Bus 36: Southbound to State & Hubbard, Northbound to Dearborn & Hubbard Bus 65: Eastbound to Illinois & Clark, Westbound to Grand & Dearborn
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I aren't lounge freaks or bar hounds to we only stopped in momentarily on the way out to see the huge 70-inch flat screen HDTV that adjacent diners declared "you just have to see it." For us, in a restaurant town as competitive as Chicago, what separates one steakhouse from another is the quality of the food and the service, in that order. No frills, no live music, no gimmicks. Sullivan's Steakhouse at 415 North Dearborn Street, at the corner of Hubbard and Dearborn in the bustling River North neighborhood, offers all the right things. And its location is a plus, right in the middle of everything, only a short walk from North Michigan Avenue. It's a great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and to schmooze with business colleagues and old college fraternity brothers, even a good place for a romantic first date. The food is the star of the show. The menu is filled with delicious seafood and steak options. For starters, how about a cup of shrimp and lobster bisque or fresh onion soup or a jumbo shrimp cocktail or oysters on the half shell or lump crabcake? If you prefer fish to meat, try the sea scallops or pan seared sea bass or King crab legs or broiled Bay of Fundy salmon or one-pound lobster tail. If you're not into steak, order roasted rack of lamb or roasted chicken. But Sullivan's is all about steak. How can you pass up steak at a steakhouse? You can order everything from an eight-ounce filet mignon to a 26-ounce dry aged long bone ribeye, from a 14-ounce dry aged New York strip to a 24-ounce Porterhouse. A baked potato or white cheddar au gratin potatoes is a tasty side. For dessert, we shared a big slice of warm chocolate cake. But it was hard to pass up the key lime pie or the New York style cheesecake or the Bananas Foster bread pudding. Oh yes, Sullivan's offers live music. But the food is the best entertainment of all.

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Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation for the evening. They couldn't find reservation so I showed my confirmation and they seated us to our preference. Our waiter greeted us in a casual manner but then made some condescending comments. We went ahead and ordered a bone in ribeye and a filet. The steaks were exceptional. The bread was fresh, and the salad and soup was very fresh and tasty. The black forest cake was just okay. Also , we ordered our steak Oscar and it wasnt all that exciting, sort of dry and flavorless. The disappointing part of the experience was our waiter. He was not very outgoing or personable, and not on top of things. He also dripped wine on the table while pouring and wasn't real attentive. The thing that separates a great steakhouse and a good one is the service . Sullivan's service was nothing special so we were somewhat disappointed. We went in the bar afterwards and wish we had gone their first.. The service is great in the bar.

Thank DaveofBlueRidge
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Party of 6 going on business. We simply asked the chef to feed us and he brought appetizers and numerous sides and sauces. All the sauce were made on the spot and were marvelous.

Really a tremendous experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Yan C
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

My coworker and I were in Chicago for the Americas Beauty Show. We didn't realize it was St Patrick's day weekend in Chicago until we got there! Wow...quite the festivities. The restaurant was very busy but the hostess guided us to the bar area to sit at any high top table and could eat full menu if we so chose. The waitress was very helpful and on point. She didn't rush or "forget" us. The food was great. I had the sliced tavern steak and it was fabulous. It was served with mashed potatoes and green beans. This was from the bar menu. My friend had the burger and she said it was great too. The drinks were made well and prices were average for that area. (Which to me was expensive lol!)
I would return there for a meal again.

Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Delicious, mouth watering steaks, cooked to perfect. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Our party included 2 teenages who said it was the best meal they ever had!

Thank Suze1028
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