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.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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
$31 to $50
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Additional parking is available on Stanford Avenue & across the street on the El Camino Real.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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....
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!
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.
Each plate looked appetizing. The prime rib melted in my mouth and the lobster was full of flavor. The fillet mignon was perfectly cooked, the scallops were delicious. I also loved the broccoli and steamed carrots. My husband raves about his rice being so flavorful. My baked potato was good but I had to take most of it home with me. All four of us were delighted with our dinners. I think the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and the service was very nicely done. I will definitely go here again. This will be our new special occasion restaurant. It is obvious that the owners of this restaurant have put their hearts into their business. Thank you.
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