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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-6798
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Ranked #3 of 318 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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Coto de Caza, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant. We had a group of five for my dads birthday. Very cool "classic" atmosphere inside with the booths. We sat at the booth with the fireplace across from the table. I would recommend this booth if you can get it. The steaks were fantastic along with the side dishes.

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Sacramento, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great service. Wonderful Prime Rib and Steaks! Interesting wine list. They also offer early dining specials. Full Bar, on-site parking.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

this is a classic steakhouse. lots of food, excellent service, but be warned, its on the expensive side. appetizer portions are large, the tempura mushrooms were cooked perfectly and delicious. huge wine list, and the waiters are knowledgeable. my only complaint is when the restaurant is full (always) the noise level is really high. for a great steak this is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The food is good. (if you want steak, bring your kid (feed him at home) then get him to order steak from kids menu, same size, same quality but cheaper). Too dark to see the menu and really loud.

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Fort Worth
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Great dining experience and food was excellent! Sundance really Only has two drawbacks; First INCREDIBLY limited parking (and I mean Limited). Must be grandfathered in On code compliance for parking or something like that. It's obvious the neighborhood got tired of the parking since the street is blocked as well. Second, just too popular, even lunch can be a wait,... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went with friends. Our first time. We ordered from their sunset menu. Great food. We'll definitely be back.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I booked a 15 person dinner to entertain a bunch of clients who were doing a journal club. Restaurant was very accommodating. Everything was ready when we got there and service was top notch! It's been a while since I have had this type of service. Rather than cutting down the menu with a large group we were given the... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place has seriously the best food! The clam chowder is to die for and all of their food is amazing and fresh! The service is always friendly and very attentive.

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Palo Alto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sundance has been around for almost 40 years I think, and has rightly earned its reputation for consistent quality in service, attention, food and ambience. Not the flashiest of places and not the most expensive cuts of steak you will find in the Bay Area (go to Alexanders for that) but consistently good and well prepared. My wife and I... More 

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San Leandro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sundance is the best place in the Bay Area for prime Rib,,,We have tried all the restaurants in the Bay Area and Sundance is number one. The ambiance is excellent and the service outstanding. Prime rib is always delicious....Can't ask for anything 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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