Sundance The Steakhouse

4.7
3499 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3499 people are saying
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vipDebraR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID we dined outside. Service and food were excellent as usual. Sundance provided heaters and it was very comfortable. Thank you Sundance.

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DallanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food and service were excellent as usual, however, we had to eat outside and they were not equipped with enough heaters and both my wife and I got cold.

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FrankB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was exemplary, as usual. They are restricted to outdoor dining, but they have done an excellent job of setting up tables and heaters in the parking area. Under the circumstances, best they can do. Menu is more limited than usual and there are no early dining specials.

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vipCAtraveler
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the service is impeccable. While I do miss the cozy and beautiful indoor dining room, I felt very safe and pampered. They have lots of space heaters and the tables are very socially distanced. The steak was amazing, as were the creamed spinach, wedge salad, and oysters.

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Lawrence
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!
Brandon was an excellent server/waiter great personality!!
Keep up the great work.

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bigfella
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sundance is doing as well as they can serving dinners in the parking lot. Lots of heaters spaced around. The food is a good as ever, and our waiter was attentive. Sundance has the best Steakhouse Wedge in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant we always get good service and the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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StefanieP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their prime rib. We usually go to Sundance every Friday night and I order the same thing each time. It's always perfect and very yummy. They also have the best cheesecake.

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MiMisChoice
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely. Had a booth by a window like I have always wanted and the food and company were delightful.

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Jimbofoodie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time eating outside here and it was wonderful. Have dined here many times but always inside. It was very pleasant and comfortable. The heater worked perfectly and we were quite content. Our waiter (Cash) treated us very well. Overall it was great.
My prime rib was delicious.

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greatspot
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday! Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak and soup were very good. Vegetables were cold, hard and had no taste. Service was excellent.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good! Went to celebrate my mom’s birthday and everything came out quickly. We enjoyed the surprise dessert at the end.

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vipLLBB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sundance! The service is excellent, the music in the bar is just right, the food is #1.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Reservations at 6:45pm, got there on time, did not get seated until 7:15pm.

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vipHiltonH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner spot they service was off the chart and the food was on point.

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ht2mlly
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were disappointed in the service this time around. Long wait times, we weren’t checked in on often enough - it was surprising since it is always top notch. Hopefully it was just an “off” night....

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rommelq
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were seated immediately but took 15-20 for a waiter to greet us. After the greeting and being served drinks, the night went on pretty smooth.

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VimalS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality ingredients, perfectly executed

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Over cooked steak

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vipLBKay
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

One of our favorite restaurants for decades. This was our first post-COVID visit and we sat outside. It took 45 minutes to get our meal, one dish we didn’t order. Can’t say I’ll return for a long time. :(

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vipBill
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing inspired here. I ordered end cut prime rib and we also got halibut. The portion of fish was small for the cost. The end cut was really bad. Kind of tasteless and dry. The mashed potato side was flat tasting, vegetables might have been frozen. The hostess was a bit rude. Our server was helpful and pleasant.

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Mary
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious!

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BobJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my family and a couple friends to celebrate a birthday and the experience was exactly what you hope for. Great food and service, a nice fire burning next to us, I couldn't have asked for a better evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Job change

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MaureenS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside for the first time tonight, less diners inside which was nice as it meant less noise. We ate outside a few weeks ago and they have redesigned the parking lot with strings of white lights and umbrellas and heaters, Great job! This evening we had prime rib and filet mignon which were delicious and our waiter Juan was friendly and attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and we were treated to a yummy mud pie dessert. It is always consistently good food, I highly recommend Sundance for a special night out or when you’re craving good food.

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vipSuzethL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed a nice meal, great service

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tamacita
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided really enjoy parking lot dining with white tablecloths, party lights, and fabulous food and service. Steak was perfect, mashed potatoes a treat, love the crab cakes. Service is always amazing!

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cash was the best waiter we have had in a long time. Food was incredible. Would highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Good setup and quiet atmosphere. Food was perfect and came out fast. Server checked on us frequently. Prime rib was one of the best I've had. Medium rare and juicy. Calamari and crab cakes came out hot and crispy. Overall excellent way to end a Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The food was wonderful and the pre-dinner cocktails were amazing!

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vipMarthaS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my husband was great.

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JFab
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whit table clothe service in an outdoor setting. Yes, it's the parking lot, but the food and service made you forget that.

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vipLuv2stealrecipies
San Francisco
113 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, appropriately social distancing, and fabulous food made this a nice evening with friends we have not seen in a long time!

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anothnya
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very welcoming and my filet mignon was outstanding and my husband had chicken Marcella loved it. Customer service was great I think the gentleman‘s name was Chad.
Jazz not sure but he was awesome and yes we will return.

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JoshuaE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner for my wife’s birthday.
Food as delicious and well priced

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DCFremont
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our “go to” place when we want a great prime rib meal done right. Good wine list selection. Service was attentive (thanks to Cash, our waiter). We celebrated our anniversary and got their famous mud pie “on the house”. Never disappoints! We love this place! It’s a classic!

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TimG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sundance has done an excellent job adjusting to opening during a pandemic. The outdoor seating, although alongside El Camino, was nice. Tables are spaced, lights have been hung and you cannot beat our weather. As usual the food was excellently. The salmon and steak we had were cooked as we ordered and very tasty. Finally, the service continues outstanding. With the bar closed inside, the bartender Ozzie is waiting tables and he is a great waiter. We didn’t feel rushed and he was there whenever we needed anything.

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vipMikeC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Wait time for service and the food was long, and the steak came out cold. Server also forgot the note we put in that it was for a birthday celebration, and didn't bring out the dessert we pre-ordered when we made the reservation.