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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (98 reviews)
“steak” (143 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Inspire736888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey yet not tasty ...it is supposed to be a fine restaurant ...Pricey but food quality and variety has to increase

Thank deepajoseph7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was told this was an excellent place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went there full of anticipation. The parking was full and very dark.. once inside it was musty and reminded me of a bar we went in winsconsin when we were...More

Thank Culture31016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you get what you paid for the meat is really good cant complain i was here with my family and everyone enjoyed their meal, how i wish i took a picture of my food before i ate it but it was smellin soo good i...More

Thank faithalcuran
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Couldn't figure out the decor of the place but it felt good. Good service. I am vegetarian and there wasn't an actual dinner or lunch menu dish that I could enjoy. They put together a pasta plate which was fine. My business associated liked their...More

Thank agaurav
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Food is dependable and good. Restaurant is pricey do best to go if you have a client meeting. Vlassic steakhouse. Will come back.

Thank Brian94010
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have been going here since 1977. It is the best Steakhouse in a 10 mile area and also the best value for an upscale steakhouse. Place is decorated with Stanford Sports items.

Thank richpm2017
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I’ve been going here for many years and always have a great dinner. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the service is professional.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great place close to Stanford University. The food is great and the service is very good. The decor is very nice. It is a bit pricey.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Best steak house I know around here. We had a great evening, good atmosphere, friendly service. Reservation recommended.

Thank ranchodrive
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Tom C
9 June 2018|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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