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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (97 reviews)
“steak” (143 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food at a great price from 5-6pm. Prime rib was delicious, with side dish and salad included. They have a separate vegetarian menu upon request. My spouse had a vegetarian pasta she really enjoyed. Service was excellent.

Thank chriskuo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a happy hour/ sunset dinner fan, than the Sundance Steakhouse is pretty much known for that!!!

Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never really loved this place. My steak is never anything special. I did not like the lobster. Drinks are good, service is great, but the dark wood ambiance isn't something I enjoy. Its a small cramped up restaurant.

Thank Rita Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son and his friends out to celebrate his upcoming wedding. I arrived early to get an old magnum of wine decanted and to have a drink in the bar. The young lady at the front desk was very nice, took my wine and...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't go to Sundance often, but we do go regularly. It is amazing and satisfying to see how well the menu, the ambiance, the food preparation and the service have held up over the years. And to our pleasant surprise they still have an...More

Thank bigjim32
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This place has been right across from Stanford University in Palo Alto since 1974. It is decorated with all manner of sports memorabilia but is certainly not what you would call a sports bar. Low lighting and very smooth service - in our case by...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place feels like a throwback to a past era, and I don't mean that to sound negative. You don't see nouveau-California fluff on the menu, it's standard fare but quite good. Full bar, that's a plus, seafood for those who don't want a heavy-meat...More

Thank Bradley M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a dependable choice to celebrate any occasion. There is usually a wait as it's one of the best steakhouses in Silicon Valley. The prices are reasonable and the service usually is pretty good (though have had experiences there with slow service during busy...More

Thank KC C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The steak and prime rib are the finest. The make a wicked creamed spinach to go with the dinner. The place is a little on the expensive side but well worth it for the quality of the meat.

Thank rsk538
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Sundance is our go to place for family celebrations. The prime rib is THE BEST, the service spot on, and the bartender makes the best martinis! We have been going here for over 25 years and have always had a great experience.

Thank Earth2trish
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Tom C
9 June 2018|
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure you can. The ambience of Sundance adds to the great food so dine in if you can.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Casual to formal is the attire that I have also observed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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