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Sundance The Steakhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Hibachi Ahi Sashimi
Pan seared & sliced rare. Served with a cucumber sunomono salad & classic garniture
Panko Crusted Calamari
Tender cutlets panko breaded & tempura fried. Served with chipotle aioli & cocktail sauce
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Lightly fried golden brown. Served on a bed of seasoned greens with sherry cayenne aioli
Filet Mignon Spring Rolls
Served on a bed of our famous asian salad. Soy sesame ginger dipping sauce
Tempura Gulf Prawns
Panko breaded & tempura fried "Japanese-style." Cocktail dipping sauce & lemon aside
Idaho Potato Skins
Tillamook cheddar, smoked bacon & diced green onions. Sour cream chive dip
Chilled Prawn Cocktail
Succulent wild gulf prawns served chilled with cocktail dipping sauce & lemon aside
Oysters on the Half Shell
Half dozen hand-shucked oysters on a bed of crushed ice with "oyster bar" garniture
Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella
Italian 'Caprese Salad' drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & reduced balsamic vinegar
Sautéed Sea Scallops
New England sea scallops sautéed in a white wine garlic butter sauce
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.5
Award-Winning Clam Chowder
Creamy New England style
Cup $5.95
Bowl $7.5
Lobster Bisque
Thursdays & Fridays only
Tossed Sonoma Salad
Micro greens, campari tomatoes, pinenuts, crumbled feta, balsamic vinaigrette
The Steakhouse Wedge
Iceberg, chopped tomato, crumbled bleu, smoked bacon, blue cheese dressing
Strawberry Arugula Salad
Wild organic arugula, sliced strawberries, toasted almonds, crumbled feta, champagne vinaigrette
Sundance House Salad
Organic greens, campari tomatoes, radishes, red onion, rustic croutons
Crisp Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, rustic croutons, parmesan reggiano, creamy anchovy dressing
Substitute grilled skirt steak or salmon with any salad for an additional charge
Classic Shrimp Louis
House mixed greens, Canadian bay shrimp, chopped red bells, cucumber, diced tomato, hard cooked egg, sliced avocado, louis dressing
Chicken Arugula Salad
Wild arugula & mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, organic strawberries, blueberries, toasted almonds, crumbled feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette
Asian Chicken Salad
Chopped napa cabbage, grilled teriyaki chicken, peanuts, cilantro, green onion, red bells, slivered carrot, mandarin oranges, wonton strips, asian peanut vinaigrette
Monterey Chicken Salad
Micro greens, grilled chicken breast, toasted pinenuts, diced red bells, crumbled feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
Sesame Ginger Ahi Salad
Rare sesame crusted ahi, micro greens, julienne yellow & red peppers, slivered carrot, cilantro, avocado, mandarin oranges, almonds, sesame ginger vinaigrette
Chicken Cobb Salad
House mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, diced tomato, crumbled bleu, hard cooked egg, smoked bacon, avocado, choice of dressing. Tossed or "Derby style"
Grilled Chicken Caesar
Crisp romaine hearts, grilled chicken breast, rustic croutons, parmesan reggiano, creamy anchovy dressing
Sundance Burgers & Hot Sandwiches are served with your choice of seasoned french fries or a petite salad. All Burgers are made from freshly ground chuck charbroiled over an open flame & served on a gourmet sesame seed bun. All sauces are served on the side. Add Applewood Smoked Bacon or Sliced Avocado for $1.50 ea
The Sundance Cheeseburger
Choice of melted cheddar, danish bleu, imported havarti, sonoma pepper jack
Black Jack Burger
Cajun seasoned, sliced avocado, sonoma pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli
Sonora Chicken Grill
Grilled herb marinated chicken breast, seasoned arugula, sliced avocado, havarti cheese, house aioli
Seared Ahi Burger
Sesame crusted ahi, soy sake glaze, sliced avocado, asian slaw, wasabi ginger aioli
Our Famous Prime Rib Dip
Thinly sliced roasted prime rib, butter toasted sourdough roll, hot au jus dip
Fresh Fish of the Day
A hand picked selection from sustainable sources as far as Hawaii & Alaska. Special beurre blanc sauce aside
Grilled Fresh Salmon
Sustainability farm-raised in Norway. Open flame grilled & served with a sour cream dill caper sauce aside
Fresh Pacific Swordfish
Hook & line caught. Open flame grilled & served with a sour cream dill caper sauce aside
Wild Gulf Prawns
Jumbo prawns sautéed in a classic white wine garlic butter sauce or tempura fried "Japanese Style"
Hibachi Ahi Sashimi
Sushi grade #1 ahi tuna pan seared on one side & sliced thin "extra rare". Served with classic Japanese condiments
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Marinated double breast of chicken charbroiled & basted with our house made Hawaiian teriyaki glaze
Chicken Marsala
Chicken breast lightly pounded thin "scaloppini style" & sautéed with a mushroom marsala wine sauce
Prawn Puttanesca Pasta
Fusilli pasta tossed with sautéed wild gulf prawns, diced tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives, basil & pomodoro sauce
Jumbo Prawn Linguine
Sautéed wild gulf prawns, campari tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, basil & baby spinach with a white wine cream sauce
Our Midwestern USDA Prime Graded Beef is specially aged for over 28 days to ensure tenderness & flavor. Rare or Medium Rare is preferred
The Petite Cut, 8 oz. $28.95
The House Cut, 12 oz. $36.95
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
The House Specialty since '74
9 oz $32.95
Grilled Baja Skirt Steak
Cajun seasoned, salsa fresca, chipotle aioli
14 oz $53.95
Prime New York Strip
Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce
7 oz. $44.95
Prime Filet Mignon
Cabernet Bordelaise Sauce
Selected entrées are served with buttered broccoli & carrots and your choice of:
Seasoned Fries
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Organic Tomatoes
with Balsamic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Basil
Sundance Rice
Extra Vegetables
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
USD 31 - USD 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
American, Steakhouse
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been going to Sundance several times a year -- a special treat -- for over 40 years. If anything, the food and service has gotten better over the years. Prime cuts of beef, I usually get a steak or their famous prime rib,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mayday5757
Reviewed 4 days ago

My recent visit was 5 days ago, decided to take of my friend to dinner. They been busy as usual with 2 hrs wait for table. We end up on the bar side, waiters was very friendly and helpful, but super busy, I think they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a casual dinner with attentive but not in your face service. Our waiter was just so right on. NY steak was good but the prime rib was better. Side dishes were well prepared and tasty. Quite busy for a Thursday night but we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheBel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places for classy dinner. Came with 3 friends to celebrate a birthday and Christmas. We started in The bar for happy hour at 4:40. $5 for wine and beer and $6 for margaritas. Followed that with the early dinner,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marciagabby
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great steaks and all of the sides are tremendous. Very east coast cozy atmosphere. Great for a date as well as a business lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Lovely dinner. Nice they have a senior menu until 6 p.m. Good steak place. Very nice ambience -intimate and quiet.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Paradise104656
Reviewed 12 December 2018

All four of us ordered the Prime Rib--3 went back to the kitchen. Flavorless, full of fat and no difference between any of the cut sizes, so if you order Prime Rib--go for the least expensive (8oz) cut to avoid wasting money. And, it comes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We had plans to attend a company holiday party in San Francisco but with a few miscommunications and parking challenges in SF, we left SF and quickly reserved a table for a late dinner at Sundance. This is a favorite restaurant of ours and since...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BBFan
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Date with our Financial Advisor. Lunch. I have driven by this classic steak house for years, yet had never dined. It is old school but in a good way. Attentative wait staff, great selections, well paced meal. Overall experience was excellent. Had a cup of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank loopycynic
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Sometimes you absolutely need a great steak, great wine, and a great sport/gun club atmosphere. Always consistently excellent in every dimension. A true treasure of Palo Alto.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Tom C
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure you can. The ambience of Sundance adds to the great food so dine in if you can.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Casual to formal is the attire that I have also observed.
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