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Sullivan's Steakhouse King of Prussia

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Sullivan's Steakhouse King of Prussia

gaynphilly | Mar 31, 2003 08:53 AM

Friends took us out on Saturday night to Sullivan's in King of Prussia. I understand it is the upmarket brand of the Lone Star chain. There were four adults, and a three year old girl in our party. We had a early reservation, 5:30, and there were quite a few other tables with children that age. We started with french onion soup, hot and oniony; split pea soup, full flavored and nice consistency, and fried calamari, which was a tad overcooked, slightly chewy. Two of us had 8oz filets and two had the 20 oz kansas city strips steaks. The steaks were quite tasty and cooked as requested. The steaks are served with a wedge of iceberg lettuce served with a very-bleu-cheese dressing. For side dishes, we had macaroni and cheese, horseradish mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and creamed spinach. The potatoes had a nice amount of horseradish, but not enough to unblock your sinuses, and the creamed spinach was not overly creamy, or drowned with nutmeg, it was just right. We finished by sharing their house specialty chocolate souffle, which had to be ordered at the start of the meal, a chocolate omelet would be a good description. The service staff at the restaurant was large. Many of the busboys (and girls) seemed to understand little English. The waiters and waitresses were courteous and well-informed about the menu. However, the staff was not trained well enough. Our waterglasses were always full, but plates remained on the table long after we were finished with them. A martini glass from a pre-dinner cocktail, sat empty on the table for the entire meal, even after the waitress twice asked if I would like another.
Overall the food was quite good, and I recommend the place. The service needs to be more coordinated and attentive. I was also disappointed in the dress of the customers. A steak house is traditionally a clubby atmosphere, and this implies jackets and ties for men, especially on a Saturday evening. I saw more than one patron dressed in blue jeans and polo shirt.

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