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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%
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“prime rib” (96 reviews)
“steak” (131 reviews)
“mud pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a New Yorker, i’v Been to my fair share of steakhouses: they’re overpriced, pretentious, noisy places where dining and socializing clash. Don’t get me wrong: the food can be quite good, but your wallet will be much lighter (or your c/c bill much greater)...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wish to go back when I can look at all the sports memorabilia if nothing else. Overall I give it a B only because all the tables feel so close together.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us (4) came here to celebrate a special birthday. We are early morning people so we met in the bar for happy hour at 4:30. Wine, beer and margaritas are $5. We had reservations at 5:00. At 5, we were escorted to...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a nice steak with mashed potatoes and spinach on the side, also ordered scallops and a nice Pinot noir from Sonoma. The service and food were very good, anytime again!

Thank Martiiinnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wide and I visited Sundance on New Years Eve, Overall a very nice meal. We thought the battered prawns were better value than the prime Rib but both were good. The chowder was great. The staff were very helpful in making space for my...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great beef, good wine quality and variety, good looking and kind hostess, eficient staff. The bread is very tasty and I also recommend the scalops..Fancy/classic place!

Thank Pedro G
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The service at Sundance was excellent. The tempura shrimp and filet egg rolls were great. The prime rib ordered rare was medium and very dry. Once of our guests strip steak was over done. I would recommend bering very firm when ordering the way you...More

Thank Dealmaker752
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Our hotel, in Menlo Park, recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We arrived without reservations, so hostesses referred the bar area until a table became available. The wait was no really long. Before we knew it, one of the hostesses made it a...More

1  Thank Jay Jay J
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Sundance has been around for at least 35 years and they are still excellent. Parking is fine and the service and food are excellent.

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. Great Caesar salad and sea bass. Service was excellent. Parking can be an issue and it was very crowded. Fortunately we had reservations.

Thank Mac D
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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