We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a Table
Tue, 7/14
8:00 PM
Order Online

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings


Hibachi Ahi Sashimi
Pan seared & sliced rare. Served with a cucumber sunomono salad & classic garniture
USD 17
Panko Crusted Calamari
Tender cutlets panko breaded & tempura fried. Served with chipotle aioli & cocktail sauce
USD 14
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Lightly fried golden brown. Served on a bed of seasoned greens with sherry cayenne aioli
USD 15
Filet Mignon Spring Rolls
Served on a bed of our famous asian salad. Soy sesame ginger dipping sauce
USD 14
Tempura Gulf Prawns
Panko breaded & tempura fried "Japanese-style." Cocktail dipping sauce & lemon aside
USD 16
Idaho Potato Skins
Tillamook cheddar, smoked bacon & diced green onions. Sour cream chive dip
USD 12
Chilled Prawn Cocktail
Succulent wild gulf prawns served chilled with cocktail dipping sauce & lemon aside
USD 16
Oysters on the Half Shell
Half dozen hand-shucked oysters on a bed of crushed ice with "oyster bar" garniture
USD 18
Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella
Italian 'Caprese Salad' drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & reduced balsamic vinegar
USD 13
Sautéed Sea Scallops
New England sea scallops sautéed in a white wine garlic butter sauce
USD 18
Award-Winning Clam Chowder
Creamy New England style
Cup USD 6
Bowl USD 8
Lobster Bisque
Thursdays & Fridays only
Cup USD 6
Bowl USD 8
Sundance House Salad
Organic greens, campari tomatoes, radishes, red onion, rustic croutons
Tossed Sonoma Salad
Micro greens, campari tomatoes, pinenuts, crumbled feta, balsamic vinaigrette
Strawberry Arugula Salad
Wild organic arugula, sliced strawberries, toasted almonds, crumbled feta, champagne vinaigrette
Crisp Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, rustic croutons, parmesan reggiano, creamy anchovy dressing
The Steakhouse Wedge
Iceberg, chopped tomato, crumbled bleu, smoked bacon, blue cheese dressing
USD 10
Substitute grilled skirt steak or salmon with any salad for an additional charge
Classic Shrimp Louis
House mixed greens, Canadian bay shrimp, chopped red bells, cucumber, diced tomato, hard cooked egg, sliced avocado, louis dressing
USD 19
Chicken Arugula Salad
Wild arugula & mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, organic strawberries, blueberries, toasted almonds, crumbled feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette
USD 17
Asian Chicken Salad
Chopped napa cabbage, grilled teriyaki chicken, peanuts, cilantro, green onion, red bells, slivered carrot, mandarin oranges, wonton strips, asian peanut vinaigrette
USD 17
Monterey Chicken Salad
Micro greens, grilled chicken breast, toasted pinenuts, diced red bells, crumbled feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
USD 18
Sesame Ginger Ahi Salad
Rare sesame crusted ahi, micro greens, julienne yellow & red peppers, slivered carrot, cilantro, avocado, mandarin oranges, almonds, sesame ginger vinaigrette
USD 20
Chicken Cobb Salad
House mixed greens, grilled chicken breast, diced tomato, crumbled bleu, hard cooked egg, smoked bacon, avocado, choice of dressing. Tossed or "Derby style"
USD 18
Grilled Chicken Caesar
Crisp romaine hearts, grilled chicken breast, rustic croutons, parmesan reggiano, creamy anchovy dressing
USD 17
Sundance Burgers & Hot Sandwiches are served with your choice of seasoned french fries or a petite salad. All Burgers are made from freshly ground chuck charbroiled over an open flame & served on a gourmet sesame seed bun. All sauces are served on the side. Add Applewood Smoked Bacon or Sliced Avocado for $1.50 ea
The Sundance Cheeseburger
Choice of melted cheddar, danish bleu, imported havarti, sonoma pepper jack
USD 17
Black Jack Burger
Cajun seasoned, sliced avocado, sonoma pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli
USD 18
Hickory Burger
Special hickory barbeque sauce, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onion rings
USD 19
Seared Ahi Burger
Sesame crusted ahi, soy sake glaze, sliced avocado, asian slaw, wasabi ginger aioli
USD 19
Our Famous Prime Rib Dip
Thinly sliced roasted prime rib, butter toasted sourdough roll, hot au jus dip
USD 28
Sonora Chicken Grill
Grilled herb marinated chicken breast, seasoned arugula, sliced avocado, havarti cheese, house aioli
USD 18
Fresh Fish of the Day
A hand picked selection from sustainable sources as far as Hawaii & Alaska. Special beurre blanc sauce aside
Grilled Fresh Salmon
Sustainability farm-raised in Norway. Open flame grilled & served with a sour cream dill caper sauce aside
USD 32
Fresh Pacific Swordfish
Hook & line caught. Open flame grilled & served with a sour cream dill caper sauce aside
USD 34
Hibachi Ahi Sashimi
Sushi grade #1 ahi tuna pan seared on one side & sliced thin "extra rare". Served with classic Japanese condiments
USD 36
Wild Gulf Prawns
Jumbo prawns sautéed in a classic white wine garlic butter sauce or tempura fried "Japanese Style"
USD 28
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Marinated double breast of chicken charbroiled & basted with our house made Hawaiian teriyaki glaze
USD 24
Chicken Marsala
Chicken breast lightly pounded thin "scaloppini style" & sautéed with a mushroom marsala wine sauce
USD 26
Prawn Puttanesca Pasta
Fusilli pasta tossed with sautéed wild gulf prawns, diced tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives, basil & pomodoro sauce
USD 21
Jumbo Prawn Linguine
Sautéed wild gulf prawns, diced tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, basil & baby spinach with a white wine cream sauce
USD 23
Filet Mignon Pappardelle
Seared filet mignon tips, roasted red & yellow bell peppers, sliced mushrooms & baby spinach with a marsala wine sauce
USD 22
Our Midwestern USDA Prime Graded Beef is specially aged for over 28 days to ensure tenderness & flavor. Rare or Medium Rare is preferred
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
The House Specialty since '74
The Petite Cut, 8 oz. USD 36
The House Cut, 12 oz. USD 44
Grilled Baja Skirt Steak
Cajun seasoned, salsa fresca, chipotle aioli
USD 34
Prime New York Strip
Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce
14 oz USD 58
Prime Filet Mignon
Cabernet Bordelaise Sauce
7 oz. USD 46
Selected entrées are served with buttered broccoli & carrots and your choice of:
Seasoned Fries
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Organic Tomatoes
with Balsamic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Basil
Sundance Rice
Extra Vegetables
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
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Steakhouse
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (531)
Filter reviews
460 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews prime rib steak mud pie baked potato prawn cocktail clam chowder seafood salad spring rolls bread salmon rice sea bass sunset dinner sports memorabilia our waiter great restaurant
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 9, 2020

My husband and I were staying in the area and passed Sundance Steakhouse and decided to give it a try. It has a warm inviting atmosphere with tons of sport memorabilia. We ate in the bar which was lively for a Monday night. My husband...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Sundance steak house is the best because of their options of foods and drinks. It is also a good place for football fans.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed February 7, 2020

My friend had asked for a booth so it was easy to hear each other and not hear too many others. The menu had almost too many choices.The Chicken Arugula Salad sounded great and it was. The bread they served had a crispy crust and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant has been a known steak house fixture in the Palo Alto area for years. We haven’t been there for over 10 years, but decided to have our family Holiday dinner in December. The steak and prime rib entrees were very good as expected....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 16, 2020

We've always driven by but never tried it until a friend told me that they had great steaks. My partner's birthday was coming up and she's a steak lover - perfect! I knew right away that it was a great restaurant since it was packed...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020

Had gone here years ago but had forgotten about this place. Tried it again recently, specifically for their "sunset dinner menu" - a discount menu offered before 6p.m. on a selection of their regular dinners. It was so good, we returned three weeks later and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019

Excellent service. Meet very well cooked and served. Prices are correct for the quality. Please go and run ! Reservation needed.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019

Our first time at this well established steak house in Palo Alto. Great vibe but we were initially seated in a remote alcove next to the servers station so asked to be moved which, in fairness they did so without any issue. Moved to the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

My 3 friends and I come here for each of our birthday celebrations together. We love to have a drink in the bar for happy hour and then eat with the sunset dinner. Dinners are $28 and $32. Each meal comes with soup or salad,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

From the moment I walked in and was greeted by the hostess until I departed my experience here was perfection! Our waiter was patient and cordial. The food- especially the 7oz filet mignon was cooked to perfection! Have I mentioned the ambiance... ideal for a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Stanford Terrace Inn
216 reviews
.11 miles away
Coronet Motel
139 reviews
.36 miles away
Hotel Parmani
214 reviews
.80 miles away
Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
192 reviews
.84 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
366 reviews
.29 miles away
Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels
99 reviews
.31 miles away
123 reviews
.31 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Hoover Tower
277 reviews
.54 miles away
Bing Concert Hall
18 reviews
.96 miles away
Burghers of Calais Sculpture
10 reviews
.89 miles away
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
113 reviews
.80 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tom C
June 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jaguarles | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure you can. The ambience of Sundance adds to the great food so dine in if you can.
June 19, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from HelloMaryAnne | Reviewed this property |
Casual to formal is the attire that I have also observed.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing