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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-6798
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Ranked #4 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Stanford Ave.
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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English first
Austin, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My hubby said filet was so most tender steak he had in awhile! Clam chowder was wonderful! Our waiter, Jerameel, was very nice too! Bread was good! We will be back next time we are in town, for sure!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Sundance is one of my mainstays, and I have never been dissatisfied. The meat is amazing. The shrimp linguinie can't be beat. The wedge salad simple and great. The wine choice is amazing. I love the atmosphere (busy, but not noisy). The waiters are there when you need them, informative and enjoyable, but discrete when they know you aren't looking... More

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Mountain View, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Back to the '60's, but that's good for some steakhouse classics. Don't be expecting trendy cuisine here. Excellent French dip sandwich; so much meat that I take half the sandwich home. Cobb salad also good, as is the white chocolate crème brulée. Service good, but a little unctuous. (Really don't like being called "girls" at our advanced ages!) Note that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always a great meal when we eat here. The perfect ending is the hot fudge sundae , they make the best sauce. It is never too noisy.

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We've eaten here a couple of times and had great meals. Most recent was on a Monday night (called too late for a Saturday night reservation). We were seated promptly after a minimal wait in the bar, which was full but the wait staff were very accommodating In finding a couple of bar stools for us. Appetizers were delicious: buttery... More

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Torino, Piemonte
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant pretends to be quite high level, and I'm very happy that a lot of people can write good comments, but our experience was no so fair. It was Friday evening and we called to ask for a 4 people table within 30', and it was: good! The menu showed a poor number of meat choices compared to other... More

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Loa Gatos, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went here for dinner with our Japanese customers. The restaurant doesn't have much in the way of parking and the waiting area at the front desk is pretty tight. Once in the restaurant it is very nice. It was crowded including several customers who appeared to be regulars. It is true the restaurant is pretty loud. However, the food... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I enjoyed the steak very much. The chowder soup is also great. This is my first time to the US. I think the environment is quite traditional American steakhouse, quite dark inside, but nice enough. One not is good thing is a little bit noisy. The service is also good.

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Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If we’re going to Sundance, we usually try to do it about 3 or 4 pm. Nice and quiet, the waitstaff is excellent (there’s usually no one else in there, and that’s pleasant). I go for the Prime Rib and a nice afternoon with my husband.. both work out.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Sundance Steakhouse. They have a comprehensive wine list. My friends' steaks were each cooked to perfection. I had the salmon, and it was delicious! Try it with the Sour Cream Dill Caper Sauce. Our server was pleasant and attentive. We liked the ambiance, complete with wood paneling and hunting lodge flourishes.... More

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Additional Information about Sundance The Steakhouse

Address: 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: (650) 321-6798
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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