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January 27, 2009

The skinny on Sullivan's Steakhouse

sullivans steakhouse baltimoreSullivan's Steakhouse is slated to open on the first floor of the Verizon building (at Pratt and Light streets) in just a few weeks.

But, as always, Midnight Sun has the scoop.*

The grand opening of Sullivan's is Feb. 9. The restaurant will have a dining section, as well as a large bar area with scaled back prices of menu items.

The bar at Sullivan's will have live jazz six nights a week, as well as a massive wine and cocktail list ...

Thursdays and Sundays, signature martinis will be a mere $5 and bar entrees will be half price. The bar will have more than 25 scotches, separated by region, as well as 10 bourbons and a list of a couple dozen cognacs and brandies.

The signature martini, called the Knockout, consists of Smirnoff Orange Vodka infused with Hawaiian gold pineapples and an orange twist. 


*Pardon the cheeseball-ness of this toot-my-own-horn line.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:32 PM | | Comments (15)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sweet! I saw the sign for this place yesterday and made a mental note to inquire about it. I'm glad you have the scoop, and what a good scoop it is! Looks like a good place for the fancier work happy hour (which for our office usually turns into hours plural and ends up in a dive somewhere or us closing the bar down).

DANG. thursdays - jazz, cheap martinis, i'm there!

awesome! they're opening at just the right time, with the economy booming in the bleak midwinter!

yeah i've been driving past this place on my way home from work watching it being built for months now, i'm definitely gonna go hog wild on some scotch.

Will they be open for lunch? I hope so. Most steakhouses in the city are not open for lunch.

Multiple high end steakhouses within stumbling distance of each other? I guess the real question is, which of the various steak houses downtown will fail first and/or which ones will still be around by next year at this time?

I didn't really realize how many there were until I thought about it - Two Ruth's Chris locations, Flemings, Capital Grille, Mortons, Shulas, and now this... did I miss any?

Sullivan's are great restaurants in my opinon and are little more relaxed than a Morton's or Ruth's Chris. The Knockout tastes amazing and you tend to order one too many because of that. And one little thing that I always like about nice restaurants is the fun free stuff like matches, mints or whatever. Sullivan's ups the ante and provides golf tees, the long one too which makes the giveaway a tad cooler. I sound like an old man but whenever I go to one I load up on the tees. Why not? Sullivan's also owns Lone Star Steakhouse but there are no basketball sized fried onions, or loose peanut shells anywhere.

wow, another overpriced steakhouse i will never patronize. i guess junior's is going to lose their cougar clientele with this opening.

now all we need is another mediocre bar opening, avery's pearl!?!?!?!?, and the neighborhood will be perfect.

wrong neighborhood dude

in my walking radius they are close enough

Any Armagnacs among the other burnt wines? That I would like to sample.

I'm sure that when they close, the city will be blamed not the flagging economy.


I wouldn't get your hopes up. When we get into a spot I will let you know. We have a variety of Armagnacs imported from Gascony that I'm sure you will enjoy.

Dined tonight at Sullivan's in Baltimore. They had a soft opening for friends and family of employee's. You drew you meal selections out of a hat, literally. We started with their signature Martini, the Knockout. really good. Very smooth. We were lucky enough to draw the seafood sampler as our appetizer. Served on an elevated chilled plate. It included shrimp, crab with avacado, oysters, and king crab claws. Very good and a real neat presentation. We then received our salads. An iceberg wedge with their house blue cheese dressing. I'm not a big fan of blue cheese but I really enjoyed this salad. My wife drew the Australian cold water lobster tail and I got the 12 oz Filet with topping. We also drew 2 sides. Their fantastic onion rings and au gratin potatoe's. First the lobster almost exploded with flavor. It was so juicy and delicious you really did not need to dip each bite in the melted butter that came with it. My filet came exactly as I ordered, medium well. I got it topped with onions in a gorgonzola sause. Very tender and delicious. It paired very well with the Shiraz I ordered. If all of this was not enough we split a piece of their cheese cake for dessert. It was very good but the very fine graham craker crust and topping added a different texture to the cheese cake. It went very well with their coffee. Overall a great dining experience. Good luck in the future. We'll certainly be back.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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