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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (86 reviews)
“steak” (120 reviews)
“mud pie” (13 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came with 3 friends for early happy hour and dinner. We arrived at 4:30 and the bar was starting to fill. 3 of us had De Loch Chardonnay ($5) and one had a margarita ($6). We then went to our table for the early dinner....More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the first bite of warm, sour-dough bread to the last sip of cappuccino, Sundance is a feast. Everything, salad, gorgeous prawn cocktail, vegetables, filet mignon, sides, seafood sautée, and cocktails were beautifully prepared and delicious. Service was friendly, non-intrusive, and excellent. Beautiful decor. It...More

Thank DlovesLabs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just stopped in. No tables available so sat in teh bar area. Waitress was excellent. Recommend the chowder. Both Steak and Chicken Marsala were excellent. Recommend.

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does great steaks. The atmosphere is a bit dark for larger parties, but perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Parking can get difficult on busy nights.

Thank tashlinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group for a business dinner, so we had a separate room and several selections from a separate menu. My only real caveat (I'm male) is that there is a little sexism in the greeting. When you walk in, there are three...More

1  Thank arthur0215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience in this traditional steakhouse - attentive but at times sporadic service, but well made up for by the awesome food - really nice steaks!!

Thank MattChampion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This might be a good substitute for a "classic steakhouse" in the steakhouse dessert that is the Bay Area, but make no mistake. This is no classic steakhouse. Exhibit A: my expensive rib eye was overcooked. Ordered medium rare, arrived medium well to well. No...More

Thank kbs2001
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place really knows how to treat its customers. Greeted by lovely young women and shown to the table. The waiters are very helpful and attentive throughout the meal without being obtrusive. The food is excellent and the atmosphere conducive to having a pleasant visit....More

Thank rcplacone
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've eaten at Sundance several times - always because of a group or event scheduled there. Even though I dine out frequently, this is not a restaurant I ever choose. I find the food to be very basic and somewhat bland. Not inedible, just really...More

Thank 2teens
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We did not book a table. We just walk-in late and had totally enjoyed our prime rib dinner. The steak was juicy and of high quality. It was cooked to what we had requested. Baked Idaho potato was good too.

Thank Esthermosy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
    (Stanford Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-6798
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Since its opening in 1974, prime steaks and martinis have never gone out of style at this Palo Alto institution. The atmosphere is very clubby with fireplaces, dark wood, sports memorabilia and plush leather booths tucked into the many nooks throughout the dining room. Famous for their slow-roasted prime rib & hand-cut U.S.D.A Prime Steaks, they also offer fresh seafood, cold water lobster tail & succulent shellfish. The 23 oz. Bone-In Rib eye Steak is the "Boss' Favorite" while the Double Cut Filet Mignon runs a close second. Sundance is respected for serving the best food money can buy coupled with value & simplicity – a welcome relief for serious food & steak aficionados. The menu is supported by an award-winning wine list that features over 400 selections focusing on highly allocated Napa Valley Cabernets & Sonoma Pinot Noirs. Exceptional ratings & numerous restaurant awards rank Sundance the Steakhouse as a true dining destination.
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