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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%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (96 reviews)
“steak” (140 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed going to Sundance for dinners or drinks for many years. We always get great service, a warm atmosphere and wonderful food. The Sunset menu is a great value too if you want to eat early. We love Sundance.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since my wife doesn't eat beef, we seldom visit steak houses. Recently we met friends at Sundance for an early dinner, which includes choices off their Sunset menu. There was something for everyone, beginning with excellent appetizer and salad offerings. The fish specials and chicken...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lost our reservations even though confirmed. However Manager apologized and table opened up for us , two couples. Excellent dinner was had by all, three petite cuts of prime rib and one house cut. All cooked/served as ordered. Price was a bit high, especially for...More

Thank Benny C
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I went here in the 1970's when I was a poor graduate student. All I my buddies could afford was their excellent house salad and bread for lunch. The wait staff was very patient and accommodating. Over the years I visited and for a period...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Easy parking in dedicated lot. Dark but luxurious ambiance. Good service. Excellent steaks. (No T-Bone on the menu.) Plan to return.

Thank MarshBruce
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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 Jeff V | Reviewed this property |
I was wearing shorts and and a golf shirt
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Restaurant Details

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