Steakhouse Closing

One less Houston steakhouse: Sullivan's announces closing date

One less Houston steakhouse: Sullivan's announces closing date

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The Sullivan's Steakhouse library room was a popular gathering spot for diners. Courtesy of Sullivan's Steakhouse

In the land of steakhouses, there will soon be one less option for members of the red meat club in Houston. Sullivan's Steakhouse announced on its Facebook page that its days are numbered.

"Our time in Houston is almost over. Come relive the good times before we close our doors on May 23," the post reads.

In a conference call to investors last month, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group announced that the Sullivan's Houston location at 4608 Westheimer Road would close in late May as its lease expired. Located near River Oaks District and several new retail projects, the Sullivan's building is expected to be torn down as land is cleared for undisclosed development.

A CultureMap listing described the restaurant this way:

Reminiscent of Prohibition-era America, with dark wood and crisp black tablecloths, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is for all the cool cats in town looking for a bite to eat and a drink to sip. Known for their martinis and live music, Sullivan’s is a festive place to spend an evening. As far as the food goes, you can't beat the classics. An iceberg wedge salad and New York strip steak are the best bets. For dessert, nothing tops the crème brûlée.

At one time, the restaurant and its Ringside Lounge were a prime gathering spot for Houston's "see-and-be-seen" set. But in recent years, that crowd has decamped to newer and trendier steakhouses like Steak 48 and B&B Butchers.

Despite the closing, the Del Frisco's Restaurant Group retains a strong Houston presence with the popular Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in the Galleria and Del Frisco's Grille locations at West Ave and Hughes Landing in The Woodlands.