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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” (96 reviews)
“steak” (131 reviews)
“mud pie” (13 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

The only reason I can't make this place a five star is that the parking is awful. For a place obviously this popular, the parking is a joke. Be prepared to I don't know what if you come here. Car pool or Uber or whatever....More

1  Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing waiter named Luke. He was attentive, he made excellent recommendations and sung a great celebration song to us to cap off our evening. Also, the food is great.

Thank peterfrenoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old friends invited us to dine with them at Sundance and what a wonderful experience we had. We hadn't seen each other in several years so we had much to catch up on. The booth was quiet and roomy. The staff was exceptionally helpful and...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

RESTAURANT was fully booked.... And I understand why. So I had dinner in the Bar. Service was excellent, very personal and a great experiance. My Filet tasted great including the Wine. The only downside is the coffee.... They sell Capucino but they can not make...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a New Yorker, i’v Been to my fair share of steakhouses: they’re overpriced, pretentious, noisy places where dining and socializing clash. Don’t get me wrong: the food can be quite good, but your wallet will be much lighter (or your c/c bill much greater)...More

Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish to go back when I can look at all the sports memorabilia if nothing else. Overall I give it a B only because all the tables feel so close together.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A group of us (4) came here to celebrate a special birthday. We are early morning people so we met in the bar for happy hour at 4:30. Wine, beer and margaritas are $5. We had reservations at 5:00. At 5, we were escorted to...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I had a nice steak with mashed potatoes and spinach on the side, also ordered scallops and a nice Pinot noir from Sonoma. The service and food were very good, anytime again!

Thank Martiiinnn
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My wide and I visited Sundance on New Years Eve, Overall a very nice meal. We thought the battered prawns were better value than the prime Rib but both were good. The chowder was great. The staff were very helpful in making space for my...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 10 January 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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