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“Excellent meal in an establishment that cares” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sundance The Steakhouse

Sundance The Steakhouse
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-6798
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Ranked #2 of 325 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Palo Alto, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in an establishment that cares”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I came here with 3 friends for happy hour drink and sunset (early bird)dinner. We had a bit of a bad experience in the bar and I asked to speak to the manager at dinner. Aaron Fletcher, owner was more than interested in our experience and did his best to make up for the poor service we had in the bar. The restaurant is beautiful and warm. I had not been here is at least 10 years. The warm sour dough bread started us off and we proceeded to excellent prime rib dinners. One friend had the swordfish and said that too was wonderful. I received a follow up letter from Aron today. We will definitely come back and actually are already planning our Sundance reunion for next month!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Not a place one would remember, but very friendly service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This place seems like so many other steakhouses in America. It is definitely on the higher end of the spectrum as far as steakhouses are concerned. Not sure about the food (they start serving at 5PM), but the bar is great and the service is very friendly. If you want to start drinking early, this place is a great choice.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palo Alto, California, United States
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“good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great service and lunch salads where great....alsomarguerita's weren't too bad either. Ambience was friendly

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Veru Good Steaks & Salmon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Was taken for my b-day by my family. Had a wonderful filet. My partner loved her salmon. My son liked his prime rib... but didn't love it. A little tough for medium well (cooked perfectly, but not melt in your mouth). Sides were good.

If you can tell, we were not overwhelmed... and for the price, I needed to be overwhelmed in order to return. Despite a very nice wait staff (and a free monster sized piece of mud pie comped for my b-day), I simply don't want to drop top dollar for a "very good" meal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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“Never able to actually eat anything...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We made a reservation for 8pm. When we got there the two "welcome ladies" told us to wait for 5 - 10 minutes. After standing in everyones way for 20 minutes we asked again, and since this time she told us to wait another 20 minutes, we simply left.

But luckily we had very good food and very nice service later on at Paul Martin's American Grill!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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