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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%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (92 reviews)
“steak” (132 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a business invite. The steakhouse was full on a weekday Wednesday night!! This place is popular! Overheard the front-desk telling a walk-in party of 4 that they have no tables until 8.45pm at the earliest (at 6.30pm). I had a house...More

Thank khamen77
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good choice of steaks, cooked to perfection and a reasonable wine selection. Atmosphere is friendly and the service is quick. Good place for conversations, noise level very reasonable.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

First time I went to Sundance was 22 years ago, and it was already the best steak I had in the region. I was curious to see how it did after so much time - being a family business, it can be ruined by the...More

Thank truccolo
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Has a dark, English tavern house feel, but quite welcoming. Food is quite good and prices for the quality are justifiable. Enjoyed the experience enough to want to come back more often than I actually did. If you are looking for a very good steakhouse,...More

Thank Robert W
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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