Food Dance
Food Dance

Food Dance

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fooddance.net/
  • Phone: 2693821888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Robb Hammond
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering: Delivery or Pick up
    We love sharing food. In today’s busy world, we know you don’t always have time to sit down with us and break bread. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t there for you. Whether you’re planning a business meeting, luncheon, extravaganza or you just can’t bear to turn on the oven–available for delivery, pick up or an onsite party.
    Honest-to-goodness, farm-fresh food ready for you whenever you need it

    Deliveries-Let us bring it to you–our same farm-fresh goodness delivered to your home, office or secret lair.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 3 beautiful rooms that can be reserved individually or in combination, for 15-110 guests. Choices are almost endless. Whether you imagine a business breakfast or lunch, a festive cocktail party, a sit-down dinner or dessert & coffee bar, we have a menu selection you & your guests will love.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 2693821888
  • Special Events: We offer many events throughout the year such as cooking classes, farm to fork dinners, beer & cheese tastings and more. Make reservations for these events @ fooddance.net

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pitcher St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer parking directly behind our building in our own lot plus additional parking in a detached south lot with visible signage. There is also some on the street parking available.
A word from Food Dance
We're very serious about food, but atmosphere is casual at Food Dance. We begin by sourcing the freshest ingredients from our family of farms. Starting with Norm's free range eggs in your omelet to J&S farm's fruit we preserve in-house for our cocktails, you will find great full flavored food on our menus. We work to build relationships with the farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and producers of fine food that share our same values.

We look forward to giving you a great experience; celebrating, meeting or just enjoying one of our fabulous cocktails inspired by the seasons. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Food Dance reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (37)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (22)hot spot (17)notable wine list (16)romantic (14)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I went with close friends to celebrate his birthday. Our waiter, Nate, made the whole evening enjoyable. The food as usual was excellent and the quality outstanding. We really enjoyed the Curry-Dusted Popcorn Chickpeas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • refreshing atmosphere
    biscuitsngravy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    With such a unique theme and one of a kind menu we expected a bit of stuffiness from the staff, but were struck by the down home warmness from the knowledgeable staff that matched the great ambiance in the dining area. We'll be back for those farm fresh dishes that were creatively elevated into a truly delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Dance - music to my tastebuds
    awag126
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second visit to Food Dance. The first time was last Spring and we had a steak special and the salmon - both fantastic. This time we branched out a little more. We started with the feta and the mussels for appetizers. They were delicious. Next we had the Square Dance side salad, which was probably one of the best salads we've ever had. For our entrees, my husband had the strip steak and I had the crab cakes. We ended our meal with the creme brulee. Throughout our meal, the service was great. The total experience was outstanding. I'd much rather drive a little further (5-10 minutes) to have dinner here in Kalamazoo vs. our usual spots over in South Bend/Mishawaka.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food and great service. Loved the stuffed poblano and the peach salad with goat cheese
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Amazing Food!
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the most amazing restaurant we've been to since we've been in MI! Everything was delicious and exceeded our expectations. We will most certainly return for more delightful items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant in Town
    zurge
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food, and great service. Not a cheap place to eat, but they strive for local and organically grown foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable, but missed old menu
    JeanL
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I definitely enjoyed my meal at Food Dance, but have to admit that I missed some of the items off the old menu. I actually had trouble finding something I really wanted this time. In the end, I had the fish and salad. Both were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and drinks
    Foodtastic
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were our annual trip to Michigan, staying in South Haven and met friends for lunch at Food Dance. The food was spectacular. We had a drink with sorbet that was to die for. It was group of eight. We were seated immediately and the service and staff were excellent! Wo.uld highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent quality food and service
    Chicagophile
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food Dance never disappoints. One of a few Kalamazoo restaurants that serves consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Dance
    KZOOdude
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    wait staff and bar staff were outstanding! Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Good place for group dinners; I like that they use local and organic food / ingredients
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Dance lost promise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food Dance started out with innovative ideas but has succumbed to a mediocre menu with accompanying french fries. I would like some vegetarian choices. And, I think the writer of the menu needs to rethink food descriptions. One could look at the whole menu and not be enticed by any item; it all sounds plain and pedestrian. Little vibe, little food of interest, little creativity. P.S. it is hard to respond to your rating system for how would one recommend the restaurant. it is not "great", nor a "hot spot", nor a "find'. It gets customers because it resides in a city with a vacuum of interesting places to eat and no fine dining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mylovr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food..great experience! I would highly recommend this to any.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What took us so long?
    Nicbel
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My friends and I kept hearing about Food Dance but for whatever reason never made it. So glad we did! Food and staff were amazing! I highly recommend the fondue and charcuterie plate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have never been disappointed with food selections. Always as beautiful as delicious. Service was outstanding...not only your typical food recommendations but hints on warming our leftovers. We were accommodated with our table request. Our out-of-staters, from Madison,WI, were very impressed. They even found some of their farmers' market selections in the store...Potters crackers and a cheese or two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Profhal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food Dance never disappoints in terms of excellent food, excellent presentation of food, and service. They also have outstanding desserts. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it is a gem in this community.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overboard
    123456ds
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food Dance was a favorite spot for my wife and I for many years. Recently we decided to celebrate a birthday dinner here. The ambience was energetic and inviting. The service was exceptional and catering to every need. Grammie even had a birthday card from the staff waiting for yer when we're seated. Things started to go South however as we started to flip through the menu. The prices were mind boggling compared to recent visits. Granite, they use all fresh and local ingredients but this does not justify the cost....unless the prepared meals are exceptional. The cooks are going WAY over board trying to add flavor. Example. Black and Bleu burger with Honey Bunn was actually nauseating to eat. One example from 6 bad meals of 9 at our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    isayuh
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I went to Food Dance for her birthday. We had such a great time. From walking in the door to walking out of the door, we were treated wonderfully and enjoyed every aspect of Food Dance. Warning: there is no dancing at Food Dance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another exceptional meal!
    StylishTot
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food Dace never disappoints. This is one of our favorite places to eat in the area and the food is always delicious and the staff is outstanding. The specials are amazing and they use the freshest local ingredients to prepare them. Our food was great (the fondue is amazing) and my cocktail was artfully prepared and very good. We love the market also. So convenient to grab something tasty on your way out for friends, family or as a treat for yourself! Keep it up Food Dance, we will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Dance Dinner
    FDDD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Salmon entree, coffee, wine, desert were excellent. Service excellent. Would prefer to have had more choices for vegetarian options. That is my only criticism.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old friends get-together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    As a group of six old friends we were taken care of royally! We were given time to converse without interrupting until we were ready to order. The food was excellent! The wait staff wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was great, service was also great. Healthy food, free range.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CityGirl79
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I went here based on recommendations from the B&B we were staying at and locals we met while we were in Michigan for our Honeymoon. We walked in and were very impressed by the meat selection displayed in the meat counter. When we checked in with the Hostess she was texting and had asked another young man to seat us. Our waitress was not overly friendly. It took her a bit to come to our table and get our drink order and then assumed we would order immediately. We asked about the steak we saw up front and she told us "we don't cook that here." Our food was brought out without regards to our request and we did not see our waitress again until she brought out of bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining experience
    gunlaker
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My son lived in Kalamazoo and recommended this restaurant to us. The dining experience was very enjoyable. Food was good. Service was good. Easy to find. Ample parking. Quiet enough to be able to talk and carry on a conversation with one another. Overall good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant!
    SueNotFromKZoo
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have eaten here only twice because we are not from Michigan. When we visit our son and daughter-in-law we come here for a special treat. The food here is fantastic, for all courses. We save it for special occasions because it can be pricey but is definitely worth it. I can't say enough great things about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kzoofamily1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good food, good ambience. Definitely a gem. Downtown kalamazoo. Great food and amazing beers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Adrienne
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have been to Food Dance a handful of times over the last four years, and it is always a great dining experience. I have been there for work functions, with friends and family, and on dates, and I leave satisfied every time. The sesame ginger salmon is my favorite entree, and when preceded by the square dance salad, I am one happy person (though one overstuffed person). During my most recent visit to Food Dance, I tried a customized meat and cheese board before my entree instead of the square dance salad, and felt this was a nice change.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We had a family gathering here. The server was great and the food was pretty good although I have had better lamb. It was a little on the resilient side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Food Dance
    KongCo
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Food dance has a warm welcoming atmosphere and Since I made a reservation for my wife's birthday they were even thoughtful enough to put a birthday card on the table signed by the staff. Great people great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 395 reviews are from the Food Dance reviews archive.
  • Still going strong
    happymedievalist
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've visited this place every few years for as long as it's been open (including in its former location). It just gets better and better. Spring is late this year so there was not the usual flood of asparagus-themed dishes, but I had terrific broiled salmon, and my companions were happy with the Mac and Cheese (with chicken) and the pork loin. Service was just a little bit too intrusive at first but it mellowed out once we got our food; the place was packed but everything came promptly. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    George
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I frequently eat out do to traveling for work. This is one of the best restaurant I have eaten at in a long time. The menu had many unique selections. My meal and the service was great. Could not ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took out of town guests
    GingerFoodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The service was really great only to be topped by the fantastic food. All 4 of us were thoroughly pleased with the taste. It was a prom night, but that did not impede the kitchen or our server.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mantastic!
    brownbear
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place is off the charts, I just loved it, and so did my date.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fooddance
    Cay99
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've been to food dance several times and would really recommend it. I absolutely love it. I also love the market next to it with the desserts and all. My girlfriend is very picky and she still can find food she likes there. I just love everything about it. Especially that their food is all local.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good place to hang out!
    Reggie
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We were 9 of us and we were taken to the back of the restaurant which was bit secluded. We really liked it for our discussion purposes. The food was great. I ordered Sesame ginger Salmon over rice cake which was bit overcooked. Our server Kerri was great. Majority of the group was teenagers and she was very patient with everyone. Their dessert menu is out of this world. Overall, the ambience was great. definitely worth checking out!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We have been going to Food Dance for many years. It is our favorite place to celebrate pretty much any and all special occasions. The food is always spectacular and the staff is wonderful! The ambiance is unique and the food is always fresh and local. If you are looking for a special experience, Food Dance is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Graduation Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    All of the waitstaff was phenomenal! We got to chat with workers in the bakery area, and they were so bubbly and genuinely interested in my graduation and plans afterward. I wanted to buy a little mouse they used to sell, and when it turned out they were discontinued, three of the workers searched all over for about five minutes to try and find an extra one for me (they didn't find one, but it was sweet that they tried!) The food was very good (a little pricey, but I understand)- and what truly sealed the deal for me was that they had left me a signed congratulations card. I was so touched! I would highly recommend this restaurant for graduation dinners.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have had Much Better ....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very odd menu selection, while the appitizers were wonderful the entres left alot to be desired. Halibut at $30 was warm with a cold sauce, cobb salad was huge but asked for NO blue cheese and it was loaded with it. Leg of lamb was a very small slice and Not Hot.... Flank Steak? Are you kidding me... I don't get it, there was a little shop in the lobby of the restaurant with a wonderful selection of meats and cheeses but the only steak they offered on the menu was a Flank Steak? For a restaurant that appears to be a healthy choice option they primarily had burgers on their menu. Would I go again? Not likely, for an appitizer maybe. At $250 for 6 people I expected alot more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere & staff-food OK
    sanjuanmich
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The design and decoration of the restaurant was very nice and the wait staff was helpful, friendly and attentive. The food, however, was just OK for the price. The portions were generous and I have nothing particularly bad to say about the dishes, they just weren't something we'd ever order again for the cost. At our table we had Square Dance entree salad. It was large. There was plenty to take home for a second meal, but since it was dressed, we passed. Ask for the dressing to come on the side. Caesar dressing was too fishy. We got the pasta special which was scallops, bacon, peas, artichokes, w/angel hair spaghetti. The scallops were perfect. The artichokes were meh. Three of us dined and each had an adult bev. $101+tip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit--wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our visit to Food Dance was the focus of our evening in Kalamazoo. The food and wine were delicious, as we knew they would be. But our waiter managed the pace of the meal perfectly, and that exceptional service is what made our visit truly special.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Graduation Dinner!
    Ctop
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was the perfect spot for my family to help celebrate my graduation from WMU's Ph.D. program. My kids had several choices that they liked, the food was excellent, and the service was top notch! Our waitress even quietly asked about dessert to avoid the kids hearing about it.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate