Denver >Food & Dining > Sullivan's Steakhouse
1745 Wazee St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.753051 -104.998141
Sun 04:00PM - 09:00PM, Mon 04:00PM - 10:00PM, Tue 04:00PM - 10:00PM, Wed 04:00PM - 10:00PM, Thu 04:00PM - 11:00PM, Fri 04:00PM - 11:00PM, Sat 04:00PM - 11:00PM
Neighborhoods: LoDo, Northwest Denver, Union Station
Great Place – My husband and I rarely get a chance to go out for a nice meal with two toddlers at home. A couple weeks ago we were able to grab a babysitter at the last minute and have a night for ourselves. We chose to go to Sullivan's after hearing several coworkers rave about it. We were both pleasantly surprised...good food, great service and cool environment. The service was top notch. I can't say anything negative about them. They are attentive, polite, and efficient. Truly great staff. My husband and I hadn't made a reservation and it was a packed Friday night (oops) but the manager sat us almost immediately. The food was superb. My steak was cooked to perfection. Bottom line, our experience at Sullivan's was great. No complaints. As soon as we can escape our madhouse again we will be dining here.
Expected more for the price – We spent an evening at Sullivan's on New Year's Eve. Given the occasion, we were seated within five minutes of arriving, which was nice.
Server was friendly, but kept hitting on a party member.
Our food took forever to get to our table, and when it did it was cool. It took three hours to get through five courses, which we were unable to finish.
The portions were too large for a five course meal. I suppose if we were all obese this wouldn't be an issue, but for four healthy people it was simply too much.
Simply the Best! – I am not one to usually spend time writing a review, but after my last visit, I feel compelled to tell the world. In these tough times a lot of restaurants are changing their menus, offerring value and trying to keep people coming in the door. I went to Sullivan's with some girlfriends for drinks and dinner and we had great food, service and most importantly, HOSPITALITY. With the world of discounts and deals, the servers at most restaurants are watching their tips dwindle and it conveys in the service. Sullivan's really gets the most important thing in the restaurant, ME. We enjoyed some great steak and seafood on their "Summer menu" , but we were treated by the staff and management that we were spending $1,000 per person.
Thank you for caring about the most important thing in any business, the Guest!
Look forward to my next visit!!
Steaks are terrible! – we were seated late for our reservation, the oysters were not fresh, and the shrimp cocktail was mealy and overcooked. Our server was deternine,to sell us everything possible. Myi filet had so much fat is it that I left half on the plate, she never bothered to ask if anything was wrong. Even the "manager" Angie, who clearly doesn't care, stopped by to see how everything was. Gross. I will never go back.
do yourself a favor, eat somewhere else – From the dirty bar, dirty bathrooms, dirty glasses, dirty silverware, this place is just GROSS! I couldn't get out of there fast enough. And our server, Karen, appeared intoxicated, as she couldn't recite the specials without slurring. Nice. We enjoyed our stone crab and left to a place that knows how to clean.
DELICIOUS and FUN! – I love steak, and I don't think I've had a better, more melt in your mouth cut filet than I did at Sullivan's. The martinis are delicious, and the service couldn't have been better. Everyone was so friendly and smiley. I'm not originally from Denver, I'm from Arizona where steaks are everywhere. As I've noticed there are a lot of steak houses in the downtown area, but so far, by far Sullivan's has been the best experience and taste. I asked my server what they seasoned their meat with, and it's just salt and pepper! How do they get all of that flavor into the meat with just those two seasonings?? The wedge salad was super blue cheesey, and their bread was a perfect beginning to the meal. I highly recommend going to Sullivan's and trying their steak. I know that I'm going back!!!!!
Best Steakhouse in Denver for sure! – I have heard Sullivan's was a great place and decided to try it. Our experience was incredible and I cannot wait to go back. The highlights were the staff as a whole, the energy in the building and most importantly... the food! Our server talked with us for a while and I felt like she got to know us and from there on out she recommended things for us to try that fit us to a "T". They offered us Florida Stone Crab! I didn't know you could get those in Denver even though they are in season right now! They were delicious with the mustard sauce they served. We then had french onion soup to die for and a caesar salad. The bread was sourdough and was served as an entire loaf and HOT. My husband ordered the bone in ribeye that our server recommended and he was in heaven. She even suggested a gorgonzola garlic butter melted over top which he did. I had their special that night. Two filets wrapped in bacon with bearnaise sauce and a small lobster tail. Our sides were Augratin potatoes and their amazing green beans (crispy - yum). So many servers came over to clear things and bring us hot, wet napkins to clean our hands. They all were smiling and it was really hoppin in there. We spent a little bit of time in their bar after dinner and enjoyed the live jazz. We even ran into a few other young friends of my husbands that were there enjoying scotch at the bar and we all talked about when we are all going to dine there together. I HIGHLY recommend this steakhouse over any other in town. A fun time with a great staff and food that will leave you wanting to make another reservation on the spot.
A sure thing! – So I have lived in Denver all my life and have had the pleasure of dining at some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. I have to say that Sullivan's is at the top of my list. I have been there several times before and it seems to get better every time I go. My date and I arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time and were greeted by a warm and inviting hostess who offered to seat us right away, but we decided to enjoy a drink at the bar first and listen to the live Jazz. When we were seated in the dining room we were greeted right away by a smiling and relaxed server who was engaging and seemed genuinely happy to see us there. The service is what sets Sullivan's apart from say...a Capitol Grille....The service is top notch without being stuffy. Our server made great reccomendations, he talked me in to the nights steak special even though I came in with my heart set on a Rib-eye. I knew he wasn't just trying to sell me because the steak special was 10 bucks less than the steak I had in mind! I ordered the Del Monico Scampi style and my date ordered the Bass, along with the servers recomendation of Aug Ratin potato's and sauteed spinach. The wine list is a bit intimidating at first but we settled on a bottle of Emerald Hills Cab after our server told us that the wine maker is a pilot from Colorado and Sullivan's is the only restaurant in Denver that carries it. (how did he know that?!) The food came out perfect and we enjoyed an equally perfect evening. In a day and age when servers seem to be more "order takers" than "hosts" and "menu experts" it is nice to find the exception to the rule. The managers were roaming the floor the whole night and one of them named Amber even came to our table and spent some time making us laugh and making sure everything was perfect. You usually only meet the managers when things go wrong, not this time. I almost forgot, do yourself a favor and try the knockout martini when you go.
Great Dining in Lodo!!! – First let me say that I am the type of person who is first to complain when things are not perfect. I usually dine in Cherry Creek closer to my home and rarely get downtown to dine. A good friend of mine convinced me to go downtown and meet him at Sullivan's for drinks and dinner. My experience was no less than PERFECT. I was greeted by a valet attendant and went inside to find a lobby full of people. I walked past the hostess stand and into the lounge. LIVE MUSIC!! What a great surprise with most companies cutting back, there was still live music to enjoy on a Wednesday evening in January. I found my friend who managed a table and we enjoyed some martinis while catching up. We pushed our 6:30 reservation back so we could enjoy the full lounge with all the "good looking" people.
We sat around 7:30 and were greeted by a clean-cut male server who took us on a tour of the menu. We started with the seafood platter with Florida Stone Crab Claws, Jumbo shrimp and oysters. I enjoyed a wonderful 16 oz New York Strip and my friend had the 12 oz Filet, which he said was the best he has had in years. Asparagus, cooked perectly, mashed potatoes with a hint of horseradish that tasted like they were made tableside and Crab Fried Rice topped with jumbo lump crab meat. Service was attentive, brisk and we waited for nothing. I had a difficult time determining who our server was because we had so much attention at the table. I counted 4 servers who cleared our meals in all in about 5 seconds. Key Lime Pie and cheesecake with strawberries were outstanding and some of the best coffee I have ever had at a restaurant. If it was a little warmer, we would have finished with cigars on the patio, which they have a great selection. I would go out of my way to come back to Sullivan's. I have no problem waiting past my reservation for service and food this great. Dining and eating are two different things. I will go back to Sullivan's for my next great Dining experience.
Overpromised, underperformed, overpriced! – Had high expectations but they started us out being seated 45 minutes AFTER or 8:30 reservation time ... chased that with continually slow service and an undercooked filet that was 1/3 fat (mashed potatoes were OK) ... wife had crab-stuffed shrimp with crab suffing fine but shrimp rubbery/inedible. Sounds eerily familiar to review before this one which is also from December 2008 ... bad batch of meat? I won't be back to spot check. In any case the less-than-ordinary experience topped with high pricing left me wishing I had walked out before my 45 minute wait came to an end. Just another chain ... is this the old Bonanza Steakhouse reborn?
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