Sullivan’s Steakhouse

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Year: 2010
  • Client: Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
  • Architect: Interplan
  • Photos: Krogstad Photography / Rafn Company

Sullivan’s Steakhouse was a new restaurant build-out in the Two Union Square building in downtown Seattle billed as a “1940s Chicago-style steakhouse”, the 20th restaurant of the national chain. Spanning two stories and almost 10,000 square feet, the layout includes a dedicated lounge with cozy booths, cocktail tables, and bar top seating for 20.

The sprawling, handsomely appointed main dining room is filled with colorful paintings, crisp linens, and fresh flowers with seating for 200. The downstairs private dining room features 10’ drop screen and state-of-the-art audio visual system with seating for 50. A dramatic staircase leads up to a second private dining room with accommodations for 75.

Rafn was first brought in to demolish an old restaurant and prepare the space for the new Sullivan’s. We then completed the build-out which features curved walls, various ceiling heights, and a new staircase. Rafn crews self-performed structural and miscellaneous steel work including the centerpiece of the restaurant, the grand staircase.

The Rafn Company had just 14 weeks after completing demolition to have the restaurant ready for its grand opening. Accomplished by impeccable coordination between our Project Manager and the owner, and precision timing by our Superintendent, the restaurant made its opening on time and on budget.

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