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Sundance The Steakhouse

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1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122 (Stanford Ave.)
+1 650-321-6798
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful place for lunch, they actually have more parking now. For Palo Alto a nice place to eat, never rushed to eat lunch. Our Christmas lunch was about 3 hours and they provided excellent service.

Thank Jon R
San Jose, CA
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place for the first time on a Sunday evening at 6:15pm. The parking lot is completely inadequate for the volume of business at that early hour so I ended up parking on the street. Likewise the entrance area by the hostess station was also completely inadequate for the 3 or 4 couples who had checked in and were... More 

Thank Silicon_Valley_Guy1
Morgan Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place for its value. Love it and was never disappointed. Not cheapest but you get generous portion, good quality and excellent service from well train staff who know what they are doing. A place you can get seafood and steak all together and good wine selection too.

Thank sharon t
Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The clam chowder is a must try. I really regret that I only ordered the small cup, should have gone with the bowl. This time I ordered the bone in ribeye, medium rare but it came as a little over cooked. It's still very good though. Got the mudslide for dessert and it's really big, I was so full. Will... More 

Thank Fenton C
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for steaks, as well as some sea food. Good wine selection, great ice cream, good service, over all very satisfactory.

Thank 360Boka
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place.had a lot of fun and very quick service.will return for sure.the staff went out of their way to help my daughter to the rest room,and were not bothered at all .

Thank Clayton D
Eureka, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a friendly waitress who showed us to our table. We chose to sit in the bar area. Menu is extensive with a variety of typical steak house entrees and fish. The decor is clubby with a sports motif, dark paneling and low lighting. Our service was attentive and responsive. Food arrived promptly but we were in... More 

Thank cal_banker
Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Old school menu, old school food, old school solid service, old school pours on the drinks, old school flavor. Love this place. It's a little dark, but it's charming. Total local staple.

Thank Danit B
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always love eating here. If I'm with friends who are big carnivores, this is my "go to" place. The food & service are always good & you never leave the table hungry. The bar scene is always full & lively. Eating in the bar is just as nice as in their dining rooms. The restaurant is appropriate for couples... More 

Thank daxgirl
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Prime rib is excellent. Steaks perfect. Mudpie for dessert is delightfully sinful. Restaurant allows outside wine

Thank Les E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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