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Sundance The Steakhouse

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1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122 (Stanford Ave.)
(650) 321-6798
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an elegant quiet spot to catch up with a special friend or celebrate with a loved one. It is a little dark but nice. Very elegant. We ordered appetizers at the bar which were wonderful and they even laid out a white napkin as a table cloth on the bar.

Thank kcosta2016
Haifa, Israel
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good steak, with tastey sides (potato and salad). The atmosphere is nice and cost and service is very good. A little pricey though.

Thank snorka2
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years visiting in and through Palo Alto I always looked at this curious place on El Camino and yesterday for a business meeting finally went there. Pretty darn good, also good place to have a business meeting. It was for lunch so I should say that I didn't try any big steaks, but I had a meal size... More 

Thank Badq45t
Palo Alto, California
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be deterred by the fact that it is always fully booked. The trick is to eat at the bar tables. Same food, great ambiance and mo waiting or having to book a week in advance. We always find a spot as walk-ins (note: this only works for 1-3 people. Bar tables are tiny). The prime rib is to die... More 

Thank Gabriel M
Taipei, Taiwan
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123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived slightly after 9 pm on a Monday. Was seated after a short wait while they figured out if they were still seating customers. Our waiter showed up shortly and briefly went over the menu. Ordered the crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, steak salad and prime rib. The crab cakes had a thin crispy crust and plenty of... More 

Thank Plus2kids
Palo Alto, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To nobody's surprise, Sundance just won the best steakhouse in the Palo Alto Weekly's annual review. You can always depend on Sundance for delicious beef, from its namesake prime rib to its delectable filet mignon. This is truly a family-driven place, including the kitchen and floor staff who have been with the restaurant for decades. The antithesis of a chain... More 

Thank speeps
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sundance has been in Palo Alto for many years.....and after you eat there you will know why ! The food is superb, service is great, and they have some very interesting wines. Highly recommend "Sundance"

Thank Ailsa L
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a company dinner here for a group of 10 people. The food was amazing, the service very good, the wine list pricey but good. Very attractive Stanford-Mens-Club type atmosphere with rich dark wood paneling and Stanford Rowing items on the walls. But the tables were very close together, the noise level was extremely high, and the prices were... More 

Thank Dan C
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old school steakhouse. Good lunch menu, efficient service, reasonable pricing for a tasty lunch. You can get a fine meal and be in and out without feeling rushed

Thank stevefh
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

i didn't like we had to eat at some table with really high chairs ( I am shortie!!) but the food and the service were excellent

Thank legjack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
    (Stanford Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 321-6798
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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