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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (94 reviews)
“steak” (135 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking in dedicated lot. Dark but luxurious ambiance. Good service. Excellent steaks. (No T-Bone on the menu.) Plan to return.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to get a table for 4. They’ve been booked solid so calling for reservations is a better bet. The service was outstanding and the meals was prepared to our tastes. The relaxed ambience of the dining room made things so comfortable. Price...More

Thank I5167SWaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the ambiance is warm, classic which makes you feel special. They have very pleasant and knowledgeable professional staff willing to guide you with menu choices or other options. The warm crusty bread is to die for. Oh, and the standard cut prime...More

Thank Mavis D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a business dinner. Table was ready exactly for when we reserved it. Like most steakhouses, the decor was dark woods and low light, but that's to be expected. The meat selection was fantastic. I ordered Prime rib rare and the taste and...More

Thank Jersey_Gourmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service outstanding but it is pricey... for 2 people we spent 206.00 and had no appetizers or deserts! But it is beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. If it was not for the price I would have given it...More

Thank jacques1543
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short story: amazing steaks, fantastic drinks, incredible service, in a perfect old school setting. Long story: the fantastic decadence of the American steak house is institutional, but seldom done as well as here at Sundance. I can’t recommend one thing more than another, as it...More

Thank JP N
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I had not been here before, but my wife had many times. The service was excellent, staff beautifully trained. Very nice decor. The steaks and prime rib were very good, however not excellent, lacked a little flavor. I usually do not salt my food, but...More

Thank Josmshank
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I had dinner at the restaurant together with colleagues an Wednesday evening. The restaurant is busy, so you need to book a table. We had a set menu, which was really good. The steak was really well prepared. The restaurant has a great selection of...More

Thank NilsLDK
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The only reason I can't make this place a five star is that the parking is awful. For a place obviously this popular, the parking is a joke. Be prepared to I don't know what if you come here. Car pool or Uber or whatever....More

1  Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had the most amazing waiter named Luke. He was attentive, he made excellent recommendations and sung a great celebration song to us to cap off our evening. Also, the food is great.

Thank peterfrenoman
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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