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“Took a friend for a retirement lunch”

Sundance The Steakhouse
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Ranked #2 of 389 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Nice but not as special as evening meals I've had here.

I guess it stands to reason, most folks who come for lunch are looking for an "in-and-out" experience. We were not in the usual rush, but the service was quick and we were done in little more than an hour.

Food was very good, although I didn't enjoy one of their great steaks this time, the prime rib sandwich (french dip) was excellent and the portion more than generous.

The soup of the day was a tomato bisque - also very nice.

One downside that first time visitors should know about is the very (very, very, very) limited parking. This isn't a "everyone bring your own car" sort of place. You'll be lucky to find space for one.

Date of visit: December 2013
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Wonderful food and service in a club-like setting. Would definitely return on my next visit to the area.

Date of visit: November 2013
1  Thank James B
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Twice during Stanford class reunions - in 2008 and September 2013 - we gathered for dinner at Sundance The Steakhouse. Terrific food, pleasant ambience and nice accommodations for groups. Location is good too - just a couple minutes walk from The Stanford Terrace Inn.

Date of visit: September 2013
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Every time we go back to Palo Alto we go the Sundance restaurant for their Prime rib, Caesar salad and their fantastic wine list. Delicious. The restaurant is serving a meat which cooked to perfection. We have tried tens of restaurants for their prime rib, but this one is really exceptional. We also had a Far Niente cabernet sauvignon 2008 which was exceptional. We will return as soon as we visit Palo again.

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

i am coming to this restaurant for many years every other business trip - it is a classic American food, high quality and always very good.
the service at the bar area was great.
the new England clam chowder was good even though it is California, however it was low on seafood.
the steak was very good and well prepared.

Date of visit: November 2013
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Thank AM3108
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