Featuring the fine steaks and lively atmosphere that have made Sullivan’s Steakhouse a nationwide hit, this outlet adds a northern twist: fresh-caught Alaskan seafood and locally distilled spirits. You’ll find Alaskan salmon, king crab, and fresh, seasonal specials, along with house-made cocktails like the “Knockout”: Alaska-made vodka and hand-squeezed pineapple juice. And it’s all centrally located on the corner of the 5th Avenue Mall—a short walk from downtown hotels, the Performing Arts Center, and the Anchorage Museum.

Sullivan’s dining room is one of Anchorage’s classiest, most upscale restaurants, and the bar is a fun, intimate hangout known for those specialty drinks and nightly live jazz. With black table linens and dark woods, the dining room has a sophistication and class often missing in Anchorage. And the food, wine list, and drinks live up to the setting. Locals come here to celebrate special nights, and the lunch hour is popular with business professionals (the meatloaf is particularly good).

The bar is more casual and has one of the better music scenes in town. Locals come for the live jazz and for the unique vibe—urban, stylish, intimate, and classy. It’s quiet without being subdued and classy without being snobbish. Rub elbows with musicians and locals while sampling Alaska-distilled liquors and Sullivan’s cocktail creations.

Reservations are recommended at lunch and dinner.