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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
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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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Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place. And I love beef. Prime rib and filet mignon are to die for, and I dream about the uber garlicky Caesar salad. The drinks are stiff, the vibe is clubby and Sundance has been around long enough to not feel like a wannabe steak house. This place is legit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was raining and windy outside but inside sundance, it was welcoming. We started out our evening arriving a half hour before our reservation. Despite the bar being busy we were able to find two seats and I had a wonderful basil gimlit. Before we were done with our drinks our table was ready. We ordered the delicious filet mignon... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

8hr prime rib, this is why you would go to this restaurant! Really great atmosphere, great staff, great wine and a lot of fun. If it's meat your looking for and like a cosy country/ sports club atmosphere then this is the place. Broad menu dominated by beef but plenty if other variation. I recommend the chowder and prime rib.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day we were all hanging out for steaks and red wine and we were not disappointed. A great selection of steaks - all of which were cooked beautifully and tasted amazing. The decor is impressive enough on its own - and very interesting. Excellent wine selection with great pairings recommended on the night. Delivered right on expectations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Sundance and I was not disappointed. The service, food and atmosphere were all fantastic. Ordered the prime rib, was not disappointed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in on a Friday night without a reservation. We had no idea how popular this place is. No tables in the restaurant until 9 p.m. when I walked in a few minutes before 5 p.m. just before they open for dinner. They offer seating in the bar when you can get it. We lucked out and got the last... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually don't buy such advertising, but those guys know how to slow roast a prime rib. Clam chowder is great as advertised. Scallops; so so. Ordered a bottle of Earthquake Cabernet from Lodi at about $40 and was not disappointed with it. You can spend a lot for the wine, but reasonable options are on the menu as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Sundance more times than I can remember. Every meal has been great. Really great. The service is fantastic and their food and wine selection is wonderful. I will usually get a cocktail (well made), and a salad and steak. I've never had a bad steak, or salad, for that matter. For lunch, I usually get either a... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually think big cities provide the best steaks. This one does a great job at delivering quality meats and all the trimmings. Place had a real neighborhood/family feel but still sophisticated. Prime rib is their specialty. Tender and done just right. Also shared a very nice piece of fillet mignon. Started with a very impressive cup of New England... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the Prime Rib here as a college student many years ago. The name has changed, but the quality is better than ever. We didn't have reservations, but easily found a table in the very pleasant bar. We went early for the Sunset Dinner Menu. A great bargain! I ordered the Prime Rib and loved it. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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