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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (94 reviews)
“steak” (137 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sundance is our go to place for family celebrations. The prime rib is THE BEST, the service spot on, and the bartender makes the best martinis! We have been going here for over 25 years and have always had a great experience.

Thank Earth2trish
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have enjoyed going to Sundance for dinners or drinks for many years. We always get great service, a warm atmosphere and wonderful food. The Sunset menu is a great value too if you want to eat early. We love Sundance.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since my wife doesn't eat beef, we seldom visit steak houses. Recently we met friends at Sundance for an early dinner, which includes choices off their Sunset menu. There was something for everyone, beginning with excellent appetizer and salad offerings. The fish specials and chicken...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lost our reservations even though confirmed. However Manager apologized and table opened up for us , two couples. Excellent dinner was had by all, three petite cuts of prime rib and one house cut. All cooked/served as ordered. Price was a bit high, especially for...More

Thank Benny C
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I went here in the 1970's when I was a poor graduate student. All I my buddies could afford was their excellent house salad and bread for lunch. The wait staff was very patient and accommodating. Over the years I visited and for a period...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Easy parking in dedicated lot. Dark but luxurious ambiance. Good service. Excellent steaks. (No T-Bone on the menu.) Plan to return.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We were fortunate to get a table for 4. They’ve been booked solid so calling for reservations is a better bet. The service was outstanding and the meals was prepared to our tastes. The relaxed ambience of the dining room made things so comfortable. Price...More

Thank I5167SWaj
Reviewed April 1, 2018

First of all the ambiance is warm, classic which makes you feel special. They have very pleasant and knowledgeable professional staff willing to guide you with menu choices or other options. The warm crusty bread is to die for. Oh, and the standard cut prime...More

Thank Mavis D
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Went here for a business dinner. Table was ready exactly for when we reserved it. Like most steakhouses, the decor was dark woods and low light, but that's to be expected. The meat selection was fantastic. I ordered Prime rib rare and the taste and...More

Thank Jersey_Gourmet
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service outstanding but it is pricey... for 2 people we spent 206.00 and had no appetizers or deserts! But it is beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. If it was not for the price I would have given it...More

Thank jacques1543
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 650-321-6798
  • E-mail
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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