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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (77)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Business Meals (60)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Romantic (49)
Notable Wine List (47)
Cozy (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Authentic (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Bar Seating (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Comfort Food (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Casual (18)
Fun (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Kid-friendly (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service. The prime rib was fantastic. Highly recommend this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to celebrate my Birthday and had a wonderful time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

You can always be guaranteed a tasty meal in nice surroundings. The Sunset early special cannot be beat; good selections at a great price. The restaurant was noisy the other night which was unusual, but perhaps the holiday season has started. The meals are so generous that we usually take home a small box. Unfortunately this time the boxes got mixed up so the three of us got surprises when we opened the boxes to eat the leftovers. But it was still good!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful. The food was prepared perfectly, the service was exceptional!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall, we had a very nice dinner. Service though pleasant was a little slow after the meal was served. Waiter though a nice and pleasant gentlemen got tied up with other tables. It took awhile to get the check. We still enjoyed the evening and meal and will be back again. Highly recommended for special occasions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food. Service everything was excellent

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

Good for Surf and Turf. Had to wait a bit for service but they were busy. My soup came after everyone at out table already finished their salads.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Some of the best steaks and prime rib I've had!

Atmosphere is a bit noisy, and it's crowded so service is a bit slow after receiving entrees.

Been here many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was cold. Too expensive! Noisy!!!!!!
Will not go back

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a good restaurant that I've been using for various occasions and business for over 30 years. Sundance today is very busy and noisy. I would not recommend it for a quiet business conversation.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service, food and abeyance was excellent! I can’t wait to go again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great! Highly recommend!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was enjoyed by all the guests. The salads and the main entrees were adequately
proportioned and flavorful. The dining area was a little loud so it was sometimes hard to
hear our table conversation. I wish the waitress would have presented us the Sunset Menu since we were there during that timeframe.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent steaks always good. We’ve been back many times

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place has the best caesar salad ever! Great service plus great food makes this a wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The staff was wonderful. They are attentive, friendly, and genuine. The food was very good. Everything my group ordered was perfectly prepared. Entrees were a little pricey, but not overtly so given what you receive. I'd definitely visit again for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love the restaurant and have been there many times over the years, but it seems very expensive for what you get. Two glasses of wine, two appetizers and the tab was over 70.00..... I will definitely go back, but maybe hit the early diners

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food and ambience. High quality dishes -- can't ask for more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Prime rib was excellent. Waiter seemed rushed and had an attitude.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent, but for the price they charge (which is very high) they could serve you a lot more vegetables.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very happy. Will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Jovial spirits on the way there. My 40th bday with wife and daughters (7- year old and 19 month old). Ambiance wonderful, food great. Service left us feeling blegh.... so much that our trip home ended up being quiet and weird... shouldn't we have been feeling great conning home from a40th birthday dinner? He was only there to earn a tip! Treated us different cause we asked about happy hour? Asked about sunset deal? told us we cannot go to the bar to get drinks to bring to the table and yet the table next to us are all seated with drinks in hand from the bar? Only minimally polite and available. In fact it was other servers who helped us and made us feel welcome. I tipped well as taught by my father but we're never coming back. Thanks for the mud pie but even that felt forced by our rude and unhappy waiter. A message to him..."thanks for diluting the happiness on what was to be a great evening out!" The best steak/prime rib in the world is not worth the crappy service we were afforded. Boo to Sundance for allowing someone like this to work there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent attentive service, welcoming from the moment we arrive. Very courteous to my father who is hearing impaired. Perfectly cooked scallops.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fantastic steak restaurant, best on the peninsula, by far. Steak was excellent, along with side dishes. Ate everything, nothing to take home! Don't leave until you try the mud pie!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this restaurant, it’s one of our favorite places, they have a great wine list and wonderful food..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was not as great as usual. And was extremely noisy... where the 4 of us were seated, it was next to impossible to have a conversation. Would have asked to move but all of the tables were full.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything you want in a restaurant. The food was delicious, wait staff helpful, ambience that was quiet enough to chat. I can understand why they have been business for 44 years. i

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely delicious steak and trimmings and awesome service, especially given that my dining companions were very late. Not once did I feel pressure from our waiter or servers. My filet mignon was superb. This is THE place to go in Palo Alto for fantastic food, cozy ambiance, and top-notch service. Forget the new-fangled spots, go to this tried-and-true.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Comfortable , vintage type steakhouse. Excellent service from Cash! He knows my regular order but easily makes suggestions. Tried special Pasta with great simple ingredients, very tasty. I feel very 'safe' taking and suggesting to friends, relatives and business associates a visit here because of consistent superior service and delicious food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The service is wonderful, but it was so noisy we couldn’t hear each other speak! That made it an uncomfortable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Melt in your mouth prime rib. Tasty oysters. Creative cocktails.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had a fabulous wedding anniversary dinner. Superb service, wonderful food and wine in a private dinning atmosphere. Loved it all!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The service and meal were superior. The waite staff was very attentive and efficient. The booth was very comfortable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food and ambience were were superb! Service was extraordinary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not as good as the past two visits...very slow service, it took more than 30 minutes after we were done with our appetizers to get our main dish....steak was barely warm. Perhaps an "off" evening?

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food & attentive service made for an enjoyable dinner at Sundance Steakhouse. We were disappointed that the restaurant had run out of our first two wine selections, but were most satisfied with the Caesar, wedge, & house salads that we ordered, and the salmon, swordfish, & prime ribs entrees were delicious. The cheesecake and apple pie with ice cream were tasty choices to end a most satisfying meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! In particular the ceasar salad, prime rib and filet mignon. Great service! Only issue was that it was a little too loud for our taste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of my all time favorite places, I moved out of the area a year ago it was a must go to place when we visited

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food is overpriced and mediocre. This restaurant is not a good value at all.

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