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“Excellent prime rib”

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: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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.
Loa Gatos, CA
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent prime rib”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We went here for dinner with our Japanese customers. The restaurant doesn't have much in the way of parking and the waiting area at the front desk is pretty tight. Once in the restaurant it is very nice. It was crowded including several customers who appeared to be regulars. It is true the restaurant is pretty loud. However, the food makes up for all of this. The prime rib was cooked just right as were vegetables and baked potatoes. The service was prompt and friendly. The tables were somewhat close together and we happened to be next to someone who was quite loud. However, overall , very nice and I would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Heidelberg
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great steak, nice environment, just a little bit noisy”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I enjoyed the steak very much. The chowder soup is also great. This is my first time to the US. I think the environment is quite traditional American steakhouse, quite dark inside, but nice enough. One not is good thing is a little bit noisy. The service is also good.

  • Visited August 2014
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Palo Alto, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretty darned good...”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If we’re going to Sundance, we usually try to do it about 3 or 4 pm. Nice and quiet, the waitstaff is excellent (there’s usually no one else in there, and that’s pleasant). I go for the Prime Rib and a nice afternoon with my husband.. both work out.

  • Visited June 2014
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Modesto, California
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal in a Cozy Setting!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My friends and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Sundance Steakhouse. They have a comprehensive wine list. My friends' steaks were each cooked to perfection. I had the salmon, and it was delicious! Try it with the Sour Cream Dill Caper Sauce. Our server was pleasant and attentive. We liked the ambiance, complete with wood paneling and hunting lodge flourishes. Definitely worth a visit when you visit Palo Alto.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great early dinner menu”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you like to eat early (5-6) you can't beat the entries that are offered at that time. Great food at a reasonable price with outstanding service. The regular menu is also reasonably priced and has a large selection of appetizing dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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