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“Service makes up for OK food”

Sundance The Steakhouse
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Ranked #2 of 360 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Stanford Ave.
Description: 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.
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Service makes up for OK food”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Service was fantastic for our meal with a large group. Food wasn't anything to write home about. Oysters were nice and fresh. Other appetizers were OK. Main course (steak) wasn't what it should have been for a restaurant like this. Maybe just a bad cut or is this standard, not sure. Wine list was nice and recommendations were spot on.

  • Visited August 2013
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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Competent and Friendly service”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

They seated us on time. Our waiter was super friendly. The halibut was excellent. The surf and turf (prime rib and lobster) was excellent. However, the filet was just average and below average compared to other top end steak places. Hard to find parking in the lot and there was no valet- a letdown.

Visited September 2013
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PARADISE
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Owner went way ABOVE & BEYOND !!!!!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We order a prime rib dinner med rare that arrived med well. We mentioned this to our server. As we were telling her, the owner Aaron came by & gave us a new dinner cooked to perfection!! Then to our surprise a GIANT MUD PIE arrived compliments of Aaron!!! We will for sure come back and give word of mouth of this stand up owner who believes in your 100% satisfaction. Aaron is keeping his father's legacy alive!!!! Hats off to this great restaurant !!!!

Visited September 2013
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cambridge
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“large portions”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

we went on a very quiet night but still a nice atmosphere.The servicings are very large and two members of the party could not finish all the food,very good steaks

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank rosemary54Cambridge
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Above average steakhouse”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This place is busy so make sure you book. We had a party of 6 and got a great booth table right in front of a fire - worth asking for when you are booking. Service was very good and the food was fine - standard steakhouse fare but cooked correctly and nicely tasty. In you are in town and in need of a steak then this will not disappoint.

  • Visited September 2013
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