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Sundance The Steakhouse

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1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122 (Stanford Ave.)
+1 650-321-6798
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent steak house - great food, service, ambience. Fireplace by bar in winter. Cozy & elegant. TV screens. Noise level can vary. Vegetarians won't find a lot of options here but they won't starve.

Thank amastelle
Menlo Park, California
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many steak houses sell everything ala carte which drives up the bill. The meals here include lovely sides.

Thank CynthiaR1229
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked into the restaurant without a reservation and was seated at the bar. Staff were polite and efficient. The barman was able to discuss food options. I ordered a slow roasted prime rib. The meal arrived and tasted like something that was in a slow cooker all day, not food you would expect in the Sundance Steakhouse. The barman... More 

Thank Jason V
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was better than a chain steak joint but it was far from great. The service was better than the food and we will likely go back when in Palo Alto because we can't find anything better.

Thank Ken R
London, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the last night of our road trip cause our friends who live close by had discovered this place a week before! They said the steak and seafood were superb and they were not wrong! I had a kobe rib eye that was cooked medium rare and to perfection with a fully Loaded skin and veg and... More 

Thank James H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good wine, nice food and the staff! I had the New York strip and it was just amazing! Nicely done with a very good side!

Thank LuisFabiano S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sundance is a slightly upscale steakhouse that offers a few seafood and poultry dishes on their menu as well as traditional cuts of red meat. The service is friendly, and the waitstaff was prompt. My party ordered rib eye and sea bass (grouper). both were cooked to perfection, as were the vegetables that come with the meal. I ordered a... More 

Thank Charles L
Corinth, Texas
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice evening with our waiter Jeff after a very busy day. His recommended appetizers were on point. Service was fast but not too fast and the signature prime rib was amazing. The tuna appetizer and crab cakes were my personal fav. Had two nice bottles of wine and overall the experience was very lovely

Thank timrachels
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great steaks. Have been going here for years. Nice atmosphere and will definitely continue to bring friends to this fabulous steak house.

Thank BridgetKathleen
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Sundance for years....even back when it was the Sundance Mining Company. I usually go alone when my wife is away and sit at the bar. I find the service fast and attentive. The wine list is good. Only drawback is limited parking. Sometimes I have to park across El Camino (a 6 lane main thoroughfare.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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