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Sundance The Steakhouse

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1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Stanford Ave.)
(650) 321-6798
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since its opening in 1974, prime steaks and martinis have never gone out...
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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, nice foods

Very well designed and elite atmosphere is waiting you, just behind the door. We visit Sundance for a lunch, and find the free sits without a problem, even no reservation. Meal menu is not so complicated. It's not so difficult to select dishes from the menu. Staters well coupled with main course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brasília
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice service, wonderful atmosphere, and outstanding food. A must-go in Palo Alto. The prime rib is definitely special.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very well designed and elite atmosphere is waiting you, just behind the door. We visit Sundance for a lunch, and find the free sits without a problem, even no reservation. Meal menu is not so complicated. It's not so difficult to select dishes from the menu. Staters well coupled with main course. Sea foods and steaks are delicios. Service quality... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our family has been dining at Sundance for many years...freshest oysters, best Oysters Rockefeller all time, and the best Prime Rib. Always the place to go where you know you'll have the best a steakhouse has to offer.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

One of the few restaurants that we have been to that advertises Prime Rib permanently on their sign. As it turns out, they do so for good reason, we all universally agreed that it was the best Prime Rib we have had anywhere. Overall, the meal was fairly expensive, the standard Prime Rib was $37, but as mentioned above, it... More 

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Austin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Loved the food, and they had great service. Lots of cool sports memorabilia all around the restaurant.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wooden style restaurant with a low light environment with great steaks. However is a little noisy which is not romantic but very good for going out with customers after a business meeting

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love a good vegetarian feast as much as my fellow Buddhists but there are times when the moon is full and a strange longing envelopes my innards .. And Sundance with its ebony dark interior, intended for serious business, beckons with impeccably cooked prime steaks and prime rib ; nothing else will do. There aren't many classic steakhouses left... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We usually are not disappointed in our meals here. This time the steak was definitely not 7 ounces, and it was overcooked. Never happened in the past. They no longer serve your sundae with the sauce in a separate container, but it was as good as ever.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were there last night for our anniversary.the food and service were top notch. The bread came as soon as we sat down. The raw oysters tasted clean and fresh. We tried the famous prime rib and it was melt in your mouth. Just as we thought the evening couldn't be better, our waiter, Luke, brought us a wedge of... More 

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San Jose, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I used to live in Menlo Park and ate at Sundance several times over the years but had not been there in many years until last night after a play in Palo Alto. The food was very good and service was excellent. We got there around 9:15 PM and were seated soon after that. Our server, Lindsay,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (Stanford Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 321-6798

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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