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Sundance The Steakhouse

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3390 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3390 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We understand that during Covid the dining experience is a bit different. The restaurant labeled their outdoor dining as patio “dining”. In reality you are seated in the parking lot. It’s noisy and to top it off there are a lot of bugs and bees. The guests are more concern with not being stung by bee’s than anything else.

I would suggest to skip on the “patio” dining and cook your steak at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was in the parking lot but it was still fantastic!!! Impeccable service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent; one of our favorite places.

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GregS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was our first time dining here having a celebration for our son. The service was amazing but unfortunately three out of five of our steaks were overcooked. The staff took care of fixing that with a glass of comped wine and some comped desserts but it was unfortunate. I would like to try them again another time because once they brought out the new steaks they were perfect.

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vipMarshie
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday for a friend. With Covid, we were outdoors in the parking lot but still with class and grace! Same menu minus the sunset meal option

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Elle
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Nice music, great service, fantastic food!

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Kirstn
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundance was great. The food was excellent. Even the drinks were really good. Service was good too, and they took precautions for safety with respect. Masks were on and staff used the hand sanitizer between tables. Allowed us to worry less and enjoy our meals and conversation.

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CreciaK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be dining out. Food was great, service spectacular.

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vipJimN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new outdoor dining experience was wonderful. I will return to Sundance soon!

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vipFoodie2010
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundance food always great! Personnel always pleasant and would go out of their way to make our dining experience pleasant as always. Always happy to be back and most specially celebrate important events in our lives.

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dn80
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was great! Our waiter (Cash) was very attentive and made us feel at ease. We had the prime rib, which they are famous for, and the lobster linguine, which was the evening's special, both of which were perfect. We of course had the mud pie at the end!

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vipSandra
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Due to Covid restrictions, the tables are set up outside right next to a Main Street. Everything was great except the service was a bit slow and the entire meal took quite a while. Will still go back when restrictions are lifted. Love this restaurant. Steaks are the specialty.

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat: food is delicious and the plates are big, good service and location. Outdoors tables and staff using a mask.

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Lance
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Sundance has done a wonderful job creating an enjoyable outdoor dining atmosphere. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. First time dining out under the blue sky. Dinner was great!!!

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CWright
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Cash is the best! Ozzy makes the BEST lemon drops!

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davids
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's difficult times for all restaurants, Sundance did a nice job with their outside seating to make it as comfortable as possible.

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Rkim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Drinks were weak, prime Rib was overcooked. The rest was just ordinary. I will go back and try the filet mignon cooked the way I request.

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vipteresak
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundance has done a great job setting up for outdoor dining the food is always amazing.

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JohnF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of Covid 19, we were able to enjoy a nice outdoor meal at our favorite restaurant in the bay area. The servers were attentive and gracious as always. The food was impeccable. Highly recommended!

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EfrainH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waiters take to long to check up on you, they are polite but we waited a while to kept getting asked what else we needed.

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vipLindaG
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to eat outside the food was delicious and we felt very safe with all the precautions. The wait staff was friendly and very accommodating. Thank you

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Elle
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is serene, peaceful, lovely music playing, and complimented by delicious food.

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SusanH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You may be in the parking lot but they've made it pleasant and you don't have to worry about being too close to neighboring tables.
Sundance as always has great food, efficient and cordial waitstaff, and is the place to go for a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak houses in the world. I compare the prime rib everywhere I go to Sundance and am always reminded Sundance is best.

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WhatupwDat
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best steak house in the Bay Area. EXCELLENT

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my favorite server, Cash, and he couldn’t have been more funny accommodating or kind. The food was amazing as always and the music added a nice mood for the night. My mom and I always go here for mom and daughter days, and we always ask for Cash. I suggest you do the same!

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to enjoy a fine steak dinner with drinks and great service from our favorite steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundance has never failed to impress. I'm so glad they were able to find a way to accommodate the current restrictions without missing a beat. The setting was still appropriate, the entire staff, the food and drinks were all stellar, as Sundance is known for. Thank you for letting us enjoy another awesome evening.

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MarkB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in the parking lot was much better than it sounds. There are trees that shade the area by the time seating is available, and there are umbrellas for any places that need to be shored up. As long as you wear a mask you can go inside and use the restroom., so the concessions to the pandemic are minimal. The food is as always excellent, as is the service. Highly recommended.

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vipThomas
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New 'patio' dining was great - umbrellas to ensure shade, nice breeze, service was impeccable, food came out hot. Really, we didn't miss anything compared to the traditional dining room service we love here. After three months without a steakhouse steak (delivery really isn't the same when it comes to steak!) we were thrilled to be out and had a great night.

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vipSuzethL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner celebration. Food
Cook to perfection.

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vipRobertF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks, delicious appetizers, and amazing desserts. Well-organized wine list with lots of good choices. Service was excellent as well.

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BB4food
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

As always the standard food was great. However, I, as a vegan have a difficult time there. This seems like a good time to have at least one good thing as a vegan entree. I had a arugula/strawberry side salad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice place

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vipAllison
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat- the best in the Bay Area!!!!!!!

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vipOnoOno
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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ElizS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall this was a great night out. The food was great, service was very good although a little on the slow side. It is a nice place but a little pricy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. The staff is excellent—knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive. The food is also first-rate, especially the prime rib.

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vipLarry
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sunset dinner, good value with limited choices

FAQs

Sundance The Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Sundance The Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 321-6798.

Sundance The Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 3390 OpenTable diners.