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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” (98 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 6 days ago

Couldn't figure out the decor of the place but it felt good. Good service. I am vegetarian and there wasn't an actual dinner or lunch menu dish that I could enjoy. They put together a pasta plate which was fine. My business associated liked their...More

Thank agaurav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is dependable and good. Restaurant is pricey do best to go if you have a client meeting. Vlassic steakhouse. Will come back.

Thank Brian94010
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here since 1977. It is the best Steakhouse in a 10 mile area and also the best value for an upscale steakhouse. Place is decorated with Stanford Sports items.

Thank richpm2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve been going here for many years and always have a great dinner. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the service is professional.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place close to Stanford University. The food is great and the service is very good. The decor is very nice. It is a bit pricey.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best steak house I know around here. We had a great evening, good atmosphere, friendly service. Reservation recommended.

Thank ranchodrive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on the 11st of Sept 2018. The place is beautiful, ambience and lighting are similar to classic steakhouses in nyc. After we sat, we were given the menus. I asked for any specials of the day, and were told a few specials....More

Thank Freddie B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I enjoy going to Sundance for lunch. The food is always good & the service is excellent. The Wait Staff is very friendly, attentive & professional. My water glass is always full & they want to make sure I have everything I need. I really...More

Thank michaelkT1957ZO
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We always enjoy the prime rib. They are known for that. Great Early Bird Special. It's a super deal! Service is consistently good. Atmosphere is lovely.

Thank NH G
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited Sundance on a couple different occasions and both times it has been nothing shy of spectacular. From the delicious food to the great staff, it’s easily become one of our must do activities when we visit. Great food, great staff, great value all...More

Thank Vegasdja
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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