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Sundance The Steakhouse

4.6
2393 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(650) 321-6798
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alfredo Flores
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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.
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Private party contact
Galen Fletcher: (650) 321-6798
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stanford Ave.
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Parking details
Additional parking is available on Stanford Avenue & across the street on the El Camino Real.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2393 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Best place to come for prime rib. Delicious sourdough bread. Traditional dark wood steakhouse interior.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The clam chowder was THE best I've ever had, and that's saying a lot. The filet spring rolls were excellent but the crab cakes disappointed with almost pureed crab meat instead of lumps. The sauce for the pepper steak was excellent but I thought the steak was a bit tough. I asked for prime rib medium rare...it came out closer to medium well and, instead of sending it back, I finished it as is. Next time I'll order it rare. The waiter was outstandingly friendly and prepared.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent and friendly. Too much food for one person, even taking home half.
Nice atmosphere!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Business meeting

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Had a fantastic waiter, Jason. Ambience was nice, “clubby”, but rather noisy , especially for a Sunday night. Food was average.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent in everything way :)

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This is our regular spot for date nights.

This was the first time we were disappointed with the shrimp cocktail ☹️☹️☹️

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great meal and exceptional service. It is our restaurant of choice for birthdays and anniversaries. When we went on Saturday, there was a party of three who showed up, but their reservation was for the previous night. Could have been their error or Sundance’s, but the hostess worked it out - that’s what I love about Sundance. They go out of their way to please their guests. On another occasion, our wait was a bit longer than usual and the manager brought glasses of champagne to everyone who was waiting.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was not good. Service was great. Wanted a nice steak place to take visiting friends. My steak was bland. Friends who ordered chicken salad described it as “slime.” Waiter was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Came here for me and my boyfriends 5 year anniversary . Let me start off by saying my boyfriend is a Very particular about restaurants. Our experience here was truly the best dining experience we have had in our Entire LIVES! Seriously. The service here was great our waiter was Sean and his customer service was superb even the guys refilling the water were so helpful and kind. My boyfriend order the Prime rib with scallops baked potato and creamed spinach everything was cooked to perfection. This was the first time in months he could not complain about one single thing. I had the halibut with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach and again it was cooked to perfection. They were even nice enough to give us a free dessert for our anniversary. All around a really great experience, I would highly recommend coming here,like as soon as possible.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Dinner at Sundance Steakhouse was an enjoyable experience, as the salads and entrees my party ordered were all delicious as was the Mud Pie desert served to us as a birthday treat. The fillet mignon was cooked perfectly, and the chicken marsala, halibut, and salmon were all very tasty. It is nice that Sundance includes a choice of starch with mixed vegetables, as most steakhouses charge extra for these items.

The wine list was extensive and we found a bottle everyone enjoyed very much. It was fun evening with very good food & service, and a nice way to celebrate two birthdays with close friends.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always: Outstanding food, great service, love the atmosphere, the cleanliness, attentive staff, etc. Thank you Sundance!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server, Jim, was excellent! I love the all wood look and overall ambiance of the steakhouse. The food however, was mediocre. The filet mignon egg rolls were decent. Shrimp linguini pasta was too sweet and creamy and the prime rib was bland. The filet mignon and rib eye was good. The mud pie was yummy!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing service! Big portions. Will return again and again

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was great not overbearing. Great Prime rib cooked to perfection. Classic place great for the family or business meal

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great time.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Waiter was great. Food was very good as well. Nice experience overall

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We arrived late, and Sundance was very gracious. We had a wheelchair, and they adapted seamlessly. We also had 6 people versus the 4 person reservation; the restaurant was very accommodating. Food was excellent (oysters were awesome, and prime rib to die for), service was superb. I eat at Sundance anytime I am in the Bay Area. Highly recommend Sundance.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Still good after all these years. It's a traditional steak house, although I often get the salmon. The tempura shrimp too are terrific. We always have good service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

MAGNIFICENT!! Each and every time that I have been at Sundance, always looking for an occasion to go again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Sundance is a delicious old school steakhouse. It's pricey but the food is great and the service is top notch. The décor is eclectic, we sat in a room with stuffed boars and gazelle's heads, but that added to the charm of the place, good food in a non-stuffy environment. The bar was excellent as well, with quick service despite it being a packed Saturday on a holiday weekend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great dinner and Wonderful Happy Hour too. Would recommend and return soon.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was very good, but overall I felt that we were treated like we weren't important enough to deserve the kind of service I would think this restaurant should be giving to everyone. I had taken my daughter out to celebrate the end of finals. I don't know if it's because we weren't ordering drinks, etc. but it took forever to even get waited on from start to finish. I enjoyed the food but the overall experience was tarnished by the apathetic service.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

20 minute wait with appointment. No one cared for us until table was empty. Food was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Greeted warmly and seated promptly. Cash our server quickly and professionally determined what entrees and cocktails were perfect. Jake who was training was so kind and helpful. French Dip was medium rare and perfect match with Manhattan. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My guests satisfied the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The noise level is high, especially near the bar. Therefore, it's difficult to carry on a conversation. The lighting is low, so it's difficult to read the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have been going to Sundance since the 1970's when we moved to Redwood City. This is our "go to" place for special occassions. The atmosphere is charming and "old school" with very attentive waiters.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pricey location but outstanding foot and service. A lot of places could learn about service at this restaurant. Plus the food was awesome!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great Prime rib and steak. Friendly staff and waiters. Reservations recommended as usually a
busy place. Would not recommend for children. Nice date place though.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The steak was so tasty with good service. Thank you for everything!:)

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Enjoying having a terrific lunch in a pleasant location .... a favorite spot worth a long drive in the rain by all of us!

Will return !

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I really enjoyed the dinner. The service was great and attentive and the food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great vibe, food, and service. The prime rib is deliciously tender, the classic cheesecake is full and not fluffy as some are, and the hot fudge is sinfully delightful. The waiter could have been a tad less cold to my girlfriend, who is less accustomed to fine dining and thus had trouble deciding her orders, but he was still highly professional and knowledgeable in serving our needs. All in all, a wonderful dining experience for the both of us.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My dinner at Sundance The Steakhouse was very good once I was seated. Spent a great amount time in the bar waiting for my table. My table was available 30 minutes after my reservation time. If I would've known it was going to be so late I would've ordered appetizers in the bar. The maître d' said it would be a couple of minutes. Which is always a little irritating.
After we were seated everything was fine the waiter was very attentive . The meals came out timely fashion. There is no way can beat good primary and a baked potato. Followed by a tasty dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Two shrimp entrees, the shrimp was a little tough.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. Best restaurant in Palo alto.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food as always. Wonderful ambiance. Sadly, on this occasion only very poor service. The salad delivered before the appetizer and in a strange way. Some appetizers never arrived. Never took a wine order. When we asked the waiter to take our wine order, it was still not delivered until the meal was mostly over. When we complained, the waiter rolled his eyes at us and gave us snarky remarks. Fortunately, the manager brought us wine, after our meal was over.

In sum, we will return as the food was excellent as always and the ambiance is the best. We hope this was just a one-time problem.

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