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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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5:00 pm - 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 71
    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
Most recent review
Old school steakhouse atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
HowlinTom
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Austin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Austin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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eureka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love this place eat there every time we are in the area. I have driven 80 mile out of our way to eat here . Great food and excellent service.

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palo alto, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food and ambience. Nice bar. Classy place. All the meat is hand picked. The ambience is romantic.

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Palo Alto, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had not been to Sundance for years, and felt like a prime rib. Delicious. Service was very good, and we had a nice booth. My husband had filet which was also delicious. Expensive.

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San Francisco
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

In my continual quest for the perfect French Dip, here is another contender. The sea bass and the Ahi salad were fresh and tasty, too. It's a charming little maze of rooms, decorated in a clubby but friendly way.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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