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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” (89 reviews)
“steak” (129 reviews)
“baked potato” (14 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sat at the bar, Ozzie was a wonderful bartender. Made you feel like a local. It was packed but the food came out quickly and hot. Oysters Rockefeller was incredible. We had one order then had a second one. Lobster Bisque was to die for....More

Thank tfowler7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant! Everything from soup/salad to fish or steak is delicious! My favorite is their Caesar salad & a filet mignon steak with baked potato! I have NEVER had a disappointing meal. Great service & food....what more could you ask for? Don't...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the finest beef and prime rib in the Bay Area. Great atmosphere. Greta service. A bit pricey but food and service are extraordinary!

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Escape from the bright sun into a bygone wood paneled world of sports and martinis. The bar tenders are polite and chatty and the booths are comfy and make you feel lost in the past. Order some great appetizers and 2 dirty martinis and transport...More

1  Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner. Place is decorated in dark woods all over. Tables have tablecloths. Waiter was attentive. Entries were large, could not eat it all. Food was served hot. Place is on the expensive side though, steaks start at $32. Menu covers steaks, fish...More

1  Thank Marshall G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did not have a reservation so we ate in the bar. I had shrimp & scallops and my husband had a steak. We both had a baked potato. They bring you bread when you sit down. Staff was very nice. Would.def. recommend.

1  Thank pchess12345
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

You can count on Sundance for a fine meal. The Early Bird special gives good value for the money, particularly the prime rib.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great steak, but also fish and salad nice atmosphere, but a little stuffy, low lights. Expensive, but good value

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This wonderful establishment has an old world feel but has innovative modern dishes as well as the classics. It has dark wood, a fireplace, and attentive waitstaff. My favorite appetizer is the filet mignon spring rolls. Sounds weird, tastes great! I love the ribeye steak...More

1  Thank PadillaWong
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I returned to this old-time restaurant after many years. I found the food to be OK, but overpriced. It's your conventional burgers, steaks, and seafood. The service was very slow. I'm not sure if it was the kitchen or the waitress. She seemed to be...More

1  Thank Karen 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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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