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Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122
+1 650-321-6798
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (98 reviews)
“steak” (143 reviews)
“baked potato” (15 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 2 days ago

Great steaks and all of the sides are tremendous. Very east coast cozy atmosphere. Great for a date as well as a business lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely dinner. Nice they have a senior menu until 6 p.m. Good steak place. Very nice ambience -intimate and quiet.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Paradise104656
Reviewed 3 days ago

All four of us ordered the Prime Rib--3 went back to the kitchen. Flavorless, full of fat and no difference between any of the cut sizes, so if you order Prime Rib--go for the least expensive (8oz) cut to avoid wasting money. And, it comes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had plans to attend a company holiday party in San Francisco but with a few miscommunications and parking challenges in SF, we left SF and quickly reserved a table for a late dinner at Sundance. This is a favorite restaurant of ours and since...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BBFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date with our Financial Advisor. Lunch. I have driven by this classic steak house for years, yet had never dined. It is old school but in a good way. Attentative wait staff, great selections, well paced meal. Overall experience was excellent. Had a cup of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank loopycynic
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Sometimes you absolutely need a great steak, great wine, and a great sport/gun club atmosphere. Always consistently excellent in every dimension. A true treasure of Palo Alto.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Inspire736888
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Pricey yet not tasty ...it is supposed to be a fine restaurant ...Pricey but food quality and variety has to increase

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deepajoseph7
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My husband was told this was an excellent place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went there full of anticipation. The parking was full and very dark.. once inside it was musty and reminded me of a bar we went in winsconsin when we were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Culture31016
Reviewed 17 October 2018

you get what you paid for the meat is really good cant complain i was here with my family and everyone enjoyed their meal, how i wish i took a picture of my food before i ate it but it was smellin soo good i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank faithalcuran
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Couldn't figure out the decor of the place but it felt good. Good service. I am vegetarian and there wasn't an actual dinner or lunch menu dish that I could enjoy. They put together a pasta plate which was fine. My business associated liked their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank agaurav
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Tom C
8 June 2018|
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure you can. The ambience of Sundance adds to the great food so dine in if you can.
20 June 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Casual to formal is the attire that I have also observed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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