Quispamsis, New Brunswick
July 22, 2003
As the name implies the specialty is steak, but they also have quite a few seafood items on the menu (which I ignored since I live near the ocean). I tried the house specialty cocktail, which was a pineapple martini. It's made by soaking pineapple in vodka for a week and then straining off the juice -- it was delicious! While I was less enthusiastic about my appetizer (pureed split pea soup), my 8 oz tenderloin steak was perfect. All of the entrees also included an appetizer of a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with blue cheese dressing. This was so much better than it sounds -- and was actually quite addictive. (For less adventurous diners, they do offer other types of salad dressings.) The salad was also massive -- when they say it's a quarter wedge of lettuce, they mean a quarter of a big head of lettuce! All of the side dishes (potatoes, vegetables, etc.) are ordered as "family sides", which means that they are far too big for one person to eat by themselves. If you're with a group, order a couple of sides and share. If it's two people dining together, you'll probably only want to order one side dish. I didn't try the desserts on the menu. But when we sat down, we were offered the opportunity to preorder their chocolate souffle.
Overall, Sullivan's was a satisfying dining experience and I would certainly love to have another of their steaks again.
From journal Week in the Hoosier State's Capital City