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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” (100 reviews)
“steak” (144 reviews)
“baked potato” (16 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 3 days ago

I have been going to Sundance several times a year -- a special treat -- for over 40 years. If anything, the food and service has gotten better over the years. Prime cuts of beef, I usually get a steak or their famous prime rib,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mayday5757
Reviewed 6 days ago

My recent visit was 5 days ago, decided to take of my friend to dinner. They been busy as usual with 2 hrs wait for table. We end up on the bar side, waiters was very friendly and helpful, but super busy, I think they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a casual dinner with attentive but not in your face service. Our waiter was just so right on. NY steak was good but the prime rib was better. Side dishes were well prepared and tasty. Quite busy for a Thursday night but we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheBel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places for classy dinner. Came with 3 friends to celebrate a birthday and Christmas. We started in The bar for happy hour at 4:40. $5 for wine and beer and $6 for margaritas. Followed that with the early dinner,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marciagabby
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great steaks and all of the sides are tremendous. Very east coast cozy atmosphere. Great for a date as well as a business lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lovely dinner. Nice they have a senior menu until 6 p.m. Good steak place. Very nice ambience -intimate and quiet.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Paradise104656
Reviewed 11 December 2018

All four of us ordered the Prime Rib--3 went back to the kitchen. Flavorless, full of fat and no difference between any of the cut sizes, so if you order Prime Rib--go for the least expensive (8oz) cut to avoid wasting money. And, it comes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We had plans to attend a company holiday party in San Francisco but with a few miscommunications and parking challenges in SF, we left SF and quickly reserved a table for a late dinner at Sundance. This is a favorite restaurant of ours and since...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BBFan
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Date with our Financial Advisor. Lunch. I have driven by this classic steak house for years, yet had never dined. It is old school but in a good way. Attentative wait staff, great selections, well paced meal. Overall experience was excellent. Had a cup of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank loopycynic
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Sometimes you absolutely need a great steak, great wine, and a great sport/gun club atmosphere. Always consistently excellent in every dimension. A true treasure of Palo Alto.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Inspire736888
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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