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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
11:30 - 22:00
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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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sundance is a slightly upscale steakhouse that offers a few seafood and poultry dishes on their menu as well as traditional cuts of red meat. The service is friendly, and the waitstaff was prompt. My party ordered rib eye and sea bass (grouper). both were cooked to perfection, as were the vegetables that come with the meal. I ordered a... More 

Thank Charles L
Corinth, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice evening with our waiter Jeff after a very busy day. His recommended appetizers were on point. Service was fast but not too fast and the signature prime rib was amazing. The tuna appetizer and crab cakes were my personal fav. Had two nice bottles of wine and overall the experience was very lovely

Thank timrachels
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great steaks. Have been going here for years. Nice atmosphere and will definitely continue to bring friends to this fabulous steak house.

Thank BridgetKathleen
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Sundance for years....even back when it was the Sundance Mining Company. I usually go alone when my wife is away and sit at the bar. I find the service fast and attentive. The wine list is good. Only drawback is limited parking. Sometimes I have to park across El Camino (a 6 lane main thoroughfare.... More 

Thank pvankuran
Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sundance is everything you expect in a very good Prime Rib and Steak Restaurant. Our meal was delicious and the wait staff couldn't have been better. We enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back.

Thank THooks538
Dallas TX
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We dined here with our teenage children - we wanted a nice dining experience with our kids while visiting the area and this restaurant did not disappoint. Its a little on the pricey side, but not for the area, and they had a great selection on their menu that made everyone happy. They greeted and seated us promptly, and were... More 

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Boise, ID
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had an 8 oz prime rib for dinner. Very good and prepared the way I asked. We had a group of 10 and this is not the place to have more than 6 people. In fact best to have only 4 as the place, while very nice inside, is sort of tight No dessert this time but we did order... More 

Thank PorscheBoxster
San Francisco
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a classic steak house. Classic and classy. Dark wooden interiors, white table cloths, and a bit of an old school "service" matters attitude. But somehow not stuffy. A great place for a Palo Alto power lunch. Though it feels a bit weird entering a dark place during a beautiful, sunny day for lunch. Also fun for dinner. Been... More 

Thank SueKSanFrancisco
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have been having dinner here for 25 years--never disappoints! Great steak, seafood, salads, soups, sides, etc.

Thank Jewel Hajjar S
Soquel, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I have only ever been here for business lunches or dinners. So I don't know how it is for a date night. Sundance makes a very good steak. The food is excellent quality and well prepared. The service is good with a feeling of professionalism. The restaurant is very old school. Dark interior, dark... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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