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Sundance The Steakhouse
Sundance The Steakhouse

Sundance The Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sundancethesteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (650) 321-6798
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Flores
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sundance The Steakhouse offers three distinct dining areas that can be reserved for semi private events. Please refer to our web site for additional information and booking policies.
  • Private Party Contact: Galen Fletcher (650) 321-6798

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stanford Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking is available on Stanford Avenue & across the street on the El Camino Real.
A word from Sundance The Steakhouse
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I just love this place. It's the best prime rib dinner around, bar none. Perfect steak, potato, just the right amount of sour cream, horseradish sauce, au jus, bacon, crispy vegetables. I hope to return soon and see you there!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fantastic steak house! The meat is perfectly cooked!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a birthday lunch and it was great! It is an elegant place for a special occasion. Highly recommend the steak dip, calamari and wedge salad. Also impressed with the skirt steak and the burgers and fries. But, what made it extra enjoyable was our server, Jerry. He was so knowledgeable about the wines it was very helpful. He also gave us a special birthday dessert! Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We've waited 90 minutes from seating until we got our steakes. We got some free dessert as well as coffee though."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "One of the best places in Palo Alto that you must experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "great place as usual and the food continues to be excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our family has been coming to Sundance since it opened to celebrate my parents' birthdays. My mother tells me every time we pass it "This is where I'll go to celebrate my birthday!" This year we celebrated her 95th birthday. The staff was very kind to her and the waiter cut her meat. The food we ordered (salmon and prime rib) was delicious as was the the arugula strawberry salad. The pinot noir was excellent. We always enjoy singing to her over the "mud pie" dessert and sharing it afterward."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Quiet, intimate and signature prime rib .. for what else could you ask? They have my Steakhouse Favorite drink as one of their signature libations as well (Maker's Mark Manhattan .. although I take mine without bitters). Prime Rib is the feature, but the Ribeye looked really, really nice (ordered by another member of my party). Be sure to request grated horseradish."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent to perfection , it was a littie noisy than I expected but over all very good. I will pass on the great experience to my friends."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My friends and I had a good time getting together and discussing our trip. The meals were very good and we were very happy about the quality food and service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had an enormous ribeye steak. One of the best pieces of meat I have ever eaten. Amazing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The interior of sundance is very dim. Your eyes will eventually adjust. Tables were a bit close. No room for a stroller. I dined with a toddler and an infant. Whatever noises they made (and it wasn't much) was lost in the chatter of other diners. Prime rib was excellent. The creamed spinach felt like it was lacking a little something. It was good, but not hit the spot kind of good. Garlic mash potatoes were delicious. The kids meal of chicken tenders and fries were great. We were given crayons as well for our toddler. Mud pie was generous and fantastic! All in all, w will dine there again!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "If you are on a mission to find the best prime rib restaurant, look no further than Sundance The Steakhouse."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We came for dinner because we were craving for a juicy Prime Rib and that is our favorite restaurant for it. We also enjoyed the mud pie for dessert. The service was very friendly, and the ambience very nice and relaxing. We will definitely return and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Sundance never disappoints; consistently very good food, service, ambience. One of our favorite local restaurants."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A great dining experience that surpassed all expectations. That says it all."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is always delishious here. I like that we are never rushed, we like to take our time, relax and enjoy our meal. The service was especially good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Traditional old school steak house. Dark, lots of wood, great wine list, superb steaks, seafood and prime rib."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent. Water glasses never empty, and bread basket quickly refilled. The four of each had a different entree, with some sharing of tastes, and each of us was very happy with our meal. The entrees were: Prime New York Strip, swordfish, salmon and a special Hawaiian fish I could not pronounce, much less spell."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very dependable "old style" service and environment. Lots of sports memorabilia and interesting history. Great Prime Rib and Hot Fudge Sundae. As I say to all the places I love, Please turn the music down - It hinders conversation and is disruptive. I go to dinner for fun and social interaction as well as good food and service. Not for loud music - save it for a concert…."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "An incident occurred with the reservations check-in at the restaurant that made it clear that it would be better not to book reservations with open table or make comments about the restaurants that use this service. Apparently, restaurants are able to let open table know which diners should get preferential treatment and which are a bad risk and to book accordingly. Service by the waiters and floor staff was excellent as always. And the manager did compensate for the misfortunate start to what would have been a great evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful time! The staff is very attentive and professional. A great spot!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sundance is still going strong! Had a great Father's day meal and enjoyed excellent, tasty and tender prime rib while my Son enjoyed the filet kabob. Service was attentive and all in all a very enjoyable evening. Would certainly recommend for a special occasion or any night when you just need beef."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really love the food at Sundance Steakhouse and have never had a bad meal there before. The service during dinner was incredible, and our waitress was superb. One of the best I've ever had. However, right when we were getting ready to leave, a gentleman from the restaurant comes over and asks us if he could buy us a round of drinks at the bar if we move tables since they needed the table for another group. This kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I understand this weekend was busy, but I feel like it was kind of inappropriate. I will probably return to Sundance, but this experience kind of marred it in my book."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great service. We were late for our reservation, but the hostess tried her best to accomodate us. The waitress still offers us the early bird dinner even we were at the last minutes to 6:00. We were very happy of the prime rib...and the overall services."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Sundance Steakhouse neveer disappoints. Great dinner for an excellent price."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "As usual I had the bone-in rib-eye. It is always excellent, but this time it was even better than ever. I travel quite a bit and never had a better piece of meat. It has its price, but it's well worth it The only downside is that it is a bit noisy, but thanks god no TVs on the walls"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Always hits the mark. The Sunset dinners are a great deal - good selection of menu items at a great price. The service is always friendly while professional. Very accommodating in all ways. Handsome decor. Noise level moderate so conversation is easy. We love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The Prime Rib special was excellent and well priced."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We had a very good celebratory dinner. Food and service were very good"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Prime rib was tasteless and tough. Server seemed confused. It was so loud you could not hear the person next to you. You can not pay me to go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have gone to several of the recommended trendier steakhouses in the surrounding area and each time have left disappointed, until Sundance. The steaks were excellent. The side dishes are old school and tasty enough, but if you really are focused on having a good steak that's cooked properly, go here. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fabulous steak. The bacon wrapped asparagus is to die for. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I used to work in Palo Alto 14 years ago and loved Sundance for its great Chicago-style steakhouse menu and decor. Was visiting again and took a friend. Exactly as I remembered. Great food and great service. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
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    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special occasion ... Sundance was great ...they gave us a quiet ..hideaway table in a secluded little nook right by the fireplace !!! and they delivered the birthday girls dessert with a candle !! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was there first time, they did mess up my order, but they did pay attention to what I wrote in comments , when I book, so we had a very nice dinner after all and food was good and service nice. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had another wonderful meal at Sundance. My husband and son had the prime rib, and they both devoured it. My son's girlfriend had shrimp scampi and I had chicken marsala. We really enjoyed both dishes. I highly recommend Sundance. We eat there frequently."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My parents were in town and we wanted to take them somewhere special. Sundance fit the bill perfectly and with the sunset special, it's the most amazing bargain around. Our waiter was amazing and the food as always was delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had the early evening special menu. It has deteriorated. The price is (I believe) quite a bit higher, there is no longer steak on the offering, and the prime rib was cut amazingly thin. Tastes were still good (although the clam chowder, superb in every other way, was too salty). I will not return as often as I used to."
    Dined on 5/23/2014