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“Mediocre experience for a top end price”

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Leawood
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Ranked #14 of 101 Restaurants in Leawood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 119th & Roe Avenue
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mediocre experience for a top end price”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have dined at Sullivan's before and had a "just so so" dining experience and thought I would give it one more try. Sadly, it is still just OK and not worth the steakhouse prices. The bar was hopping with a nice piano player entertaining the bar and restaurant. We we dining mid week and in spite of tables of four being available, we were seated just in front of the wine cellar at a booth table that was just too tight for 4 adults. The service was attentive, and is probably the highlight of the evening. The oysters were well presented and tasted fresh and salty. But things were mediocre from there, the chopped salad was drowned in dressing and the steaks were nothing special. The a la carte vegetables were a bit undercooked but I know this is matter of preference for many diners.
I get the feeling that Sullivan's is a Capitol Grille or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse wanna be. The prices are in the same ballpark, but the food is a notch below.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank ParisonthePlains
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English first
Overland Park, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome Steakhouse!!!”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

The best steakhouse in Kansas City!!! Great service, great food and the dirty CEO is over the top!!!

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank 720MarkW720
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Olathe, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Best steaks in KC!”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Not only excellent Fillets, but also the best wedge salad in the city! FYI, it is included with your dinner, which some waiters fail to mention, so don't order an extra salad!

Thank Keiki1963
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leawood, kansas
Level 6 Contributor
462 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“very good but EXPENSIVE”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

great food overall, but at the high end of price. Nice atmosphere, good service. Good manager. But it has to be an EVENT to make it worth dining here

Visited July 2011
Thank colesloough
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Overland Park, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“We were WOWED again!”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Mr. Mark Mednansky
930 S. Kimball Ave, Suite 100
Southlake, TX 76092

Dear Mark Mednansky,

Once again the incredible Sullivan team of Leawood, Kansas out-done themselves! Sharing another super Sullivan experience is indeed a joy! Sadly the lousy economy has kept us away for far too long, but for our 22nd anniversary, we had to have another sensational splurge of superb Sullivan splendor. So last Friday night your dedicated Sullivan staff welcomed us with open arms the second we walked in.
On the way to our very special table, smiling Sabrina Schully told us that Sherry Joseph had been promoted to Sullivan’s headquarters. Acting only as temporary GM, Sabrina told us she was happy with her own Sullivan position.
She said our table and all the staff were prepared for us and promised that everything would be perfect! (We should be used to the opulent Sullivan service by now, but it just keeps getting better!) Arriving at the table, an added touch of pure class, Sabrina had the staff sign a special anniversary card.
Our serer for the evening was bubbly, Jenny Beal. She quickly presented us with a gracious 22nd anniversary welcome! Jenn shared that she remembered us from last year. Normally I would think “sales talk” but not at Sullivan’s! Sincerity with a pleasant smile is Sullivan’s demanding trademark. Jenn took our drink orders in less than one minute we were in business. Even in this unbearable heat, quickly, the world was cool and all was well!
Followed by Sabrina then Jenn’s hearty greetings, came each of the staff, one by one conveying congrats’ for our 22nd!
About the food: For starters, Cheri had the Crab cakes and I had a succulent jumbo shrimp cocktail. The Wedge Salad was supreme! After all, everything taste better with plenty of bacon cover. As Sabrina gladly refers, handsome Chef Arron Henschen did my 14 ounce bone-in strip, with gorgonzola garlic butter 100% on the money and the garlic smashers made a perfect match. Cheri had her favorite, grilled Salmon with sautéed asparagus. The wine I picked was one of our favorites, the Catena Malbec, what an outstanding finish to a perfect meal! Then desserts were so salivating…. Sabrina brought forth all four!
The service was beyond superb and everywhere we turned, we were surrounded by exquisite ambiance and copiously trained professionals scurrying everywhere with incredible service. Please be assured, we will continue to tell others about your wonderful restaurant and all the expertly trained people who graciously serve at Sullivan’s of Leawood!

Two very satisfied customers,

Woody and Cheri Woodward
Cc: Sabrina Scully, Manager

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank Woody1048
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