Night out for steak and jazz can be found at Sullivan’s
Zenia (left) and Sam Pilch of Long Grove enjoy a meal at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire Saturday, February 23, 2013. | Josh Peckler ~ For Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 29, 2013 2:14AM
LINCOLNSHIRE — When the working day is done, kicking back with live jazz, martinis, a hearty steak and hot fudge sundae is just the kind of lounge experience the doctor ordered.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, at 250 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, is hoping to provide that needed prescription. Owned and operated by the popular Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, it has 20 locations nationwide.
Its Lincolnshire location offers its own unique appeal to local diners both inside and outside of the restaurant.
General Manager Jason Yuhasz said that Sullivan’s has jazz musicians like the John Wade, Joel Burt, David Holloway and Abigail Riccards Duos and Phil Seed Trio playing live music every night of the week.
More so than jazz lovers, Yuhasz said that Sullivan’s works to impress the steak lovers and critics.
“For the steak lovers, there’s a ton of options, but we always verbally feature our 26 oz. Tomahawk rib eye, which is just a monstrous piece of meat,” Yuhasz said, adding that his personal favorite was the dry-aged New York strip.
All of its steak-driven—yet diverse—menu items are made 100 percent from scratch.
“Nothing is premade; we make all of our soups, sauces and desserts in-house and all of our fish comes in fresh. We take great pride in the food that we serve,” he said.
For those less enthusiastic about meat, Yuhasz recommends the “Hong Kong Style” pan seared sea bass and the chilled ahi tuna steak.
Better known as “Swingin’ at Sully’s,” Thursdays and Sundays the restaurant runs a happy hour all night featuring $6 knockout martinis, wines by the glass and menu items.
Yuhasz said that the signature knockout martini is made with orange vodka that’s marinated in a pineapple for two weeks.
“It’s a tropical flavor, and it’s dangerous in the fact that you wouldn’t realize what you are drinking is pretty much straight alcohol,” he laughed.
On “Prime Time Sundays,” diners can choose a soup or salad, entrée, side and dessert for $34. The special features Sullivan’s slow roasted prime rib, though it gives customers a choice between a 14 oz. Delmonico steak; 12 oz. New York Strip; 8 oz. filet mignon; “Picatta Style” roasted chicken; broiled salmon with Beurre Blanc; and crab stuffed shrimp with chive butter.
Always appealing to those looking to have the traditional, good-old steak dinner, Sullivan’s is also an enticing option for co-workers that are hoping to enjoy a more fulfilling lunch while on break.
At lunchtime, diners can get a soup or salad and a choice between roasted chicken, salmon filet or a 6 oz. filet for $20.
Yuhasz, who is also the board president of the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said that Sullivan’s is involved in the local community in a variety of ways.
Sullivan’s participates in golf outings with both the Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove Area Chambers of Commerce, and holds a charity fashion show brunch in May to help raise funds for Chicago’s Misericordia Heart of Mery, which is a non-profit organization that provides a community of care and a network of services for people with developmental diseases.
“We try to do as much with the community as we can,” Yuhasz said.