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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” (93 reviews)
“steak” (131 reviews)
“baked potato” (14 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 15 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
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Good dining experience-think leather booth, classic and house cocktails, satisfying classic and not-so standard steakhouse offerings served by very proper but not stuffy waitstaff.Prime rib is their specialty but the filet mignon is my usual go to steak. You get 2 ample sides with every...More

Thank mzbecks07
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Sundance The Steakhouse. The bar and restaurant are very warm and inviting and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and provided excellent service. The Ribeye and Prime Rib were cooked to perfection and served with all the delicious accouterments. We...More

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of our regular restaurants in Palo Alto. We usually get reservations but in a pinch, it's not bad sitting in the bar area. We always get the prime rib and it's almost always excellent. I don't love the wine list - you...More

Thank Junebug1482
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Sundance is a fixture and it never fails to deliver - excellent food and thoughtful service. Most recently we came here to celebrate my birthday, but I have been here as part of a group taking advantage of their early bird special, for several years...More

Thank MargaretJoan
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went to dinner last week with two friends. A "thank you" celebration. Ordered the same dinner I have had before, but this time the meat was "tough" - also, asked for medium-rare, but meat was very rare. My guests ordered food and rather than complain,...More

Thank paulbeirne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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