I will start with the food. Escargot and ahi tartar were very good. Salads were good, but nothing special. I enjoy tomato/mozzarella salads. Unfortunately, the tomatoes were not quite ripe enough and the seasoning was a bit salty and heavy handed. Generally a bit of basil and balsamic does the trick. The main courses were truly memorable and outstanding. I had the bone-in filet and it made my top 5 steak of all time list. Didn't need any sauces over it, etc. Just great as is. The desserts were not of the quality that I'd expect of a restaurant this expensive.
The service was hurry up and wait. Not smooth at all. Very clumsy in attending to the plates/glasses at the table. We felt like we were being descended upon and pushed aside to get to them. In the interim, there were lulls in the service. 10 minutes to be greeted after being seated. 10 more to get drink orders. A full 20 minutes to get our after dinner coffee/drinks. Cappuccino was room temp and sent back and one of the aperitif glasses was dirty...very dirty. The restaurant itself wasn't terribly cozy and looked like they tried to decorate it like a traditional speak easy on a shoestring budget.
Total with tip/tax/wine was $700 for 4 people.
My recommendation for great steak and atmosphere for that price wouldn't be Sullivan's, but rather the El Gaucho in Tacoma. Much cooler atmosphere, much more attentive/refined service and wonderful food.
Top 5 All-time
1. Manny's - MPLS
2. Charley's - Orlando
3. Murray's - MPLS
4. El Gaucho - Tacoma
5. Smith and Willensky - NYC