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About 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.

1921 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Stanford Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 321-6798

Website:
http://www.sundancethesteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Additional parking is available on Stanford Avenue & across the street on the El Camino Real.

Executive Chef:
Alfredo Flores

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sundance The Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Good for a Date (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (60)
Business Meals (60)
Romantic (47)
Notable Wine List (44)
Worth the Drive (42)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Cozy (36)
Bar Seating (34)
Good for Groups (28)
Comfort Food (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Authentic (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Happy Hour (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Casual (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Sports (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We arrived a bit early, asked to sit in the bar for a drink before being seated for our reservation. The bar was very inviting and cozy. The drinks looked and were fantastic. We were then seated in a booth with a window were my wife and sister in law just loved. We ordered a filet mignon appetizer , fantastic. We then ordered two salads and a soup. after at least a 15 minute wait we asked each other whether our salads were coming? We had not seen our server for awhile, a few more minutes went by and our server showed up with our entrees, we told him we haven't rec'd our salads yet, he was totally surprised. We ended up with eating our entrees and salads together, a bit awkward . Our server comp'd our salads & soup, but the mood of the night had been altered! The food was fantastic, but this service hiccup did change our overall mood.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for a good evening. We came to celebrate my husbands birthday and enjoyed a nice steak. We ordered the filet mignon. Everything was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

High quality food and ambiance. Took over 45 minutes to get our dinner with no explanation from the severs. Other than that, a good night

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Sundance never fails. Great food amazing Mud Pie for desert but seems the prices and corkage fee have gone up.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time at this restaurant. I was more than pleased. The food quality was outstanding. The service from Monica and Miguel was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will be returning often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Have been coming here for years. The food and the service never disappoints.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This has been one of my favorite places since I was a teenager (now I have teens of my own!). The food is uniformly excellent, and portions are excellent. The staff is professional and everyone seems to like working there--such a nice vibe. I like the atmosphere too, kind of old school but also festive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 6 days ago

Lunch was delicious. Service helpful and pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience. Server was excellent as well as the food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food & service with reasonable prices. My wife enjoyed the grilled salmon and my swordfish was delicious. The waiter was most attentive, and it was nice to have our beverage glasses refilled quickly.

Sundance Steakhouse is a very popular restaurant, and I high recommend making a reservation for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Was good, overall I think I expected to much. If you don't have an idea of how it "should be" you will be satisfied.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Crab cakes were excellent along with a very nice clam chowder

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I go here for birthdays and special occasions. We don't eat out much, but when we do, Sundance is our choice. The food is great and so is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Couldn't ask for a better experience! Sundance exceeded my expectations. The service was exceptional! Food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

For a "Steakhouse", not so stuffy and old fashion as typically known to be. Noise level pretty high. not good for conversation. otherwise, food very well prepared. Service,, very attentive.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Go for the Sunset Menu. Great prices!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent meal. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our waiter was VERY attentive and the food was delicious, as always. They even gave us a free dessert for our anniversary!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I always get outstanding service when I go to Sundance and the food is always excellent. I highly recommend Sundance-The Steakhouse.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We ate at Sundance for our Anniversary. Because it was a weeknight, we went early and were pleasantly surprised by the Sunset menu. The portions and price for the menu were amazing. The service was very attentive and the waitstaff interacted with us in a very personal way. We were treated to a lovely dessert and serenade which made the whole experience memorable and really beautiful.

The food was delicious. My husband had been craving prime rib for weeks and couldn’t find a place that served it outside of specific days of the week. His was prepared perfectly and he really enjoyed it. I had the grilled salmon, ,which was also perfectly cooked. The staff was very amenable to requests and substitutions as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One can never go wrong ordering the prime rib. Always cooked perfectly. I had the jumbo prawns puttanesca pasta. It was so delicious and a generous portion full of succulent, crunchy shrimps (freshness indicator)! We ended our meal with their scrumptious signature mud pie dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb, as usual!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice overall evening out. We had to wait (5-10 minutes) for our table...we arrived on time for our reservation. Nice table, and the food (prime rib / prawns, salad wedge) was quite good. Waitress did not ask us if we wanted desert (just brought us our check when we finished our dinner)...had to ask her to bring us a desert menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I made our reservation a week before and specifically requested that our table be reserved in the 'step-up' room or in the open bar area. The hostess called to confirm our reservation the day of our dinner and I specifically noted my request again and was told that she will have our table in the 'step-up' room. When I checked in with the hostess, I again, told her to please make sure our table is where we have requested it but when we came to be seated, we were seated in the main dining room where it was crowded and our table was pretty tight seated for 6 people. Everything was great EXCEPT our request from one week before since this was a special occasion dinner. I was very disappointed in the hostess (es) for simply ignoring my request when mentioned three times.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A rare occurrence. Everything about our two meals was extraordinary. The bread and olive oil was very good. The available sauvignon blanc was first class. The house salad was outstanding. The chef managed to deliver a difficult combination of swordfish and medium well filet mignon with vegetables cooked to perfection. Along with their customary mud pie dessert , I ordered coffee that not only tasted very good but was at the proper temperature in the first cup.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Special birthday of a friend. Here for sunset dinner. Food and service were excellent!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service. Waiter gave us time to enjoy starters and cocktails before ordering main lunch.
Food very good. Scallops exceptional!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in the whole world! We live in Denver and got great airline tickets, so we flew to the bay area with our #1 goal being to eat again at Sundance! Their Clam Chowder is beyond belief and the prime rib couldn't have been better. My wife got the scallops and they were so good, she wouldn't share even a bite. Of course, I didn't offer a bite of my prime rib either. It is a little expensive (at least $50 per person) and is quite noisy (not energetic, just loud), but if you can tune all that out, you'll have a great time! Be sure to make reservations!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We are never disappointed when we come to Sundance, especially if one is in a carnivorous mood! The portions are generous and prepared and delivered with great care and attention. The wait staff harken from a past generation when the customer was king and should be entertained as well as served in a respectful but friendly manner. This is a perfect spot to come for a special occasion with family and good friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service, all the appetizers and entrees were excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent. The waiter not so much. He acted like it was beneath him to serve us. A bit rude when we asked him to take a photo of our group. Eventually he sent a busboy to our table to take photo.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I took my boyfriend there for his 60th birthday celebration The entire experience was perfect from the time we walked in when the hostess greeting us with a very personal warm welcome!
My boyfriend is in the restaurant business in La Jolla, and he was immediately impressed.
Our waiter, Jeff was amazing , friendly, funny and professional. He knew the menu well, and was able to recommend the wine and entree. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very expensive for the food we got . Fir that price, we could get better quality food

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My friend and I have been going to Sundance since it was named the Sundance Mining Company. For lunch we frequently have their French Dip beef sandwich. This time the meat was cut too thick and was difficult to bite and chew. We're looking for a new French Dip place....

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great birthday event

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Biz meeting with two executives; excellent service; better food and drink

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I took a friend out for a mini-celebration lunch on Monday and we were treated like royalty. The seating area was not crowded, we could easily talk and hear one another without raising our voices, and the ambiance of being surrounded by Far Niente wine bottles was delightful!
Asian Chicken Salad and Ahi Tuna Salad were both elegantly presented, bountiful, and delicious. Sundance is back at the top of my lunchtime list!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Sunset dinner was perfect a delicious meal with my Mother who likes to dine early. A great selection of options for their 5-6pm menu and fairly priced. All around attentive and friendly service from wait staff. Will come again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service was OK - couple of mistakes, but soon corrected. Food (steak, of course) as good as ever. Veggies a bit unimaginative. But there's great steak, right?!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband brought me to the Sundance for our 15th Anniversary dinner and the food and atmosphere was just amazing. We ordered the Sea Scallops which was soft and tender and we both ordered the Ribeye Steak which was also tender, juicy and delicious! The service was excellent along with their cocktails. There was absolutely nothing I can complain about. The waiter even brought us a Mud Pie for dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Best dinner out in a long time and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great service and superior dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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