Food was excellant and our waitress helped in selecting the right way to have it cooked. The evening was special.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took a group of Girl Scouts
We took a group of Girl Scouts for their Year End Celebration! The staff and food was great! The girls especially loved the cheese fondue!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite stop in Kalamazoo
Food Dance continues to surprise and please. The wait staff are knowledgeable about wine and wine and food pairings, the kitchen is inventive and features local products.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous, as ever
Along with thousands of other medievalists, I visit Kalamazoo once a year, and I've done so for six years now. For the last four visits, I've gone to Food Dance, and it's now a must-do on my Kalamazoo agenda. Service is amazing (hello Kimberley!), and the food and cocktails are great. Every year, I bring at least some new people, and all have loved it. Highly recommended.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of 19. The
We had a party of 19. The service was excellent, which isn't easy with a party that large. We had vegans who found some nice choices, and foodies who were all satisfied with their meals. As the "planner" of this outing I was very pleased.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorable dining experiences
Food Dance is one of our all-time favorite dining places in Kalamazoo, where choices abound for our family's varied taste buds, including vegan/vegetarian. The food is always fresh, beautifully presented, and delicious. The staff is well trained and very accommodating. Whether it's a special occasion or just a meet-up with friends, we feel Food Dance is definitely on the top of our list. We highly recommend it.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have recently moved to Kalamazoo from Macomb County, Michigan. Our niece recommended Food Dance and we went. My husband still believes that his 'pork chop' was the BEST PORK CHOP he ever had. I had the spring tart.....and learned what ramps were! We also tasted some cheeses and I fell in love with the mattone. Sooooo, great food and, for us, a food education. Definetly will be going back. Also appreciated being able to purchase the wine we had with dinner.... Thanks!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the menu choices. The menu is small and easy to read, plenty of diverse choices and flavors. Presentation and taste was excellent. The staff were also excellent!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prior to arriving to Food Dance, my family and I had no expectations. We are not from the area but have heard positive comments about the restaurant and read great reviews online. The food was presented beautifully and tasted awesome. Our waiter, Reece, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the restaurant.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is superb. The chef is on point with seasoning, presentation and temperature. I haven't had a meal like that in a very long time. The service is awesome, the staff knows the menu inside and out and is very professional. The menu is seasonal and sourced locally. The establishment is a asset to the to the city.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food Dance is always a sure bet for a nice, bright, fun atmosphere and good food. I love the funky painting and decor, and am always interested in some of the fun "experimental" twists on food that is prepared. Probably the only potential drawbacks with this restaurant is that it is a little bit "pricey" and they will not take lunch reservations except for groups bigger than 8; this makes planning a work lunch challenging. However, all in all, the food and the location make it a great choice for impressing out-of-town family and guests.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our service was fantastic, we absolutely appreciated the special attention it felt like they were giving us. We will definitely be back, and recommending them to anyone who asks.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our son just graduated from Kalamazoo College yesterday. We celebrated at Food Dance. I am sad that we will no longer be traveling to visit him and the college and eat outstanding food and ingenious menu. I said to my family that I wish there were Food Dance in Brooklyn, where we live.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a memorable experience
We chose this restaurant to celebrate our son't graduation from kZoo college as it is his favorite in town. I made the reservation well in advance for 5, and that day changed it to 8 which the restaurant was willing to accommodate. The service was excellent as was the food. I had trouble deciding on what to order given the number of items that were appealing. The food was fresh, in season, and delicious. It was a memorable experience which we all appreciated. We have eaten at this restaurant every time we visited our son at college and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here on a first date and it was awesome! The waiter didn't bug us with checking on us a bunch of times which was nice. He had great suggestions for us and it was overall a very pleasant experience!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't believe it, a fabulous restaurant West of the Hudson. This is a true gem....
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my families favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo! The food is fresh and outstanding, the service is excellent . Just a great overall experience
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining with Bette
The spring tort was okay, not exceptional, it seemed to lack savory-ness but loved the mix of greens with it. Bacon and Bleu cheese burgers were well liked by companions. Drinks were strong - well made.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go back again
Unique menu items, very fresh and healthy entrees and side dishes to choose from. We started with a cheese fondue with fresh veggies, fruits and bread which was fun. Big booths available that are roomy and cut down on the noise level. Likes the artsy decor, out of the ordinary. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the restaurant!!! The only issues I had were that I was looking for something a bit quieter and romantic. Food and drinks were good for their price and service was great! There was a screaming child half way through dinner, but it didn't bother me enough to get moved or leave.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious yet down-to-earth
Kalamazoo has a surprising number of fairly good restaurants, but this tops the list of most interesting, inspired, delicious yet down-to-earth food. Many options, enough for vegetarians (but only a few from each list), GREAT cocktails (and probably a good beer list, but I didn't try any of them). Delicious desserts, great service and ambiance. Definitely a fun option in Kalamazoo, especially for visitors from a larger city (i.e. Chicago, Detroit, NYC or Boston). Also check out the store - very cute and fun.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Food Dance for many years. The food is absolutely amazing and is so fresh! The service was top notch, we had a large group for a special event. Our server was great! The food came out in a timely manner and our evening was awesome. We also ordered a tuxedo cake from the bakery. It was divine! They presented it with a sparkler, then took it to cut and serve. Food Dance is always on the top of my list when dining in Kalamazoo.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place to meet and have my daughter's " Birthday Polusa Party" . Great selection for food and drink.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This week I have dined in one of NYC's finest and two excellent Nashville eateries, but my biggest surprise was Food Dance in Kalamazoo. Their take on the Halibut made me think Charleston. Thanks to Open Table I was exposed to this gem and will definitely be back on my next trip to K-Zoo.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu for Dietary Restriction
They buy local, have many vegan, Gluten Free, Organic items. Good place to go if you food allergy issues too. Plus the food is good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good wholesome food prepared
Good wholesome food prepared very well... Nice atmosphere!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed with Food Dane!
Great food, with a fairly good number of gluten free and vegeterin menu options. I love their great use of local vegetables, fruits, and grass fed meats - it's incredibly refreshing to be able to dine out and still know where my food is coming from. Food Dace never disappoints - fantastic food, great service, lots of wine and craft beer choices, and a really nice atmosphere. Everyone who works here always goes above the norm to make sure we enjoy our dinner. Food Dance is a definite downtown favorite!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't judge a book by its cover
This fantastic restaurant is hidden in an average strip mall but don't be fooled. You will be happily surprised when you enter this trendy and fantastic restaurant. The service was fantastic and the views of corn fields out the window made for a fantastic evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time, great food, great service and the best Cosmo's!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to Foodie Funland
I have small hobby farm solely for the purpose of raising our own food, so finding a restaurant that I am willing to eat a burger from is no small feat. I didn't have any reservations about eating any of the protein offerings from Food Dance because I am familiar with the farms they work with. That satisfies the farm portion of the review. The foodie part - well, the burger I ordered, The First Lady burger, hit all of my foodie buttons. Large, juicy burger, topped with a crab cake and avocado. Even with an appetite of one who hadn't eaten since noon, I could only eat half - but the other half was ALMOST as good the next day as it was on the firsts. Even though it is a long drive for me, I'll be back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience on Sat evening was absolutely wonderful. The concept of the resturaunt is local suppliers. That is important to help the smaller farmers, shorter time from farm to table. I can't say enough good about our experience. The service from Steph was very professional. She explained the dish in detail and did not disappoint with service. The decor is very trendy and super clean.
Our experience was so pleasant that we also had breakfast there Sunday morning. Our server was also terriffic and the breakfast menu was diverse and wonderful. The only regret that I have is that it is 2 hours from home. You can count though when I am in the area it will make the top of my list! Wishing you much success!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Place in Kazoo
Food Dance is a decent restaurant to go to in Kalamazoo. The food is always good, however, it seems that the menu does not change much and the service could use some improvement. The water refills were a bit slow and the waiter was not around for a large chunk of time. Looked like he had a lot of tables to wait on. I would go back to Food Dance and recommend it to friends after all the service isn't all that great anywhere in Michigan.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place-as always
A family dinner was the perfect end to the weekend. The food was terrific. Everyone in our family loves the maple soy sauce on the salmon. Salads are huge, as is the porkchop. We'd also recommend the chicken dance sandwich! House made ketchup!? Yummm.
To top it all off, they support local farmers and many Michigan products.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Using Open table, our reservation was on time. Prompt courteous service. Had the burger, marvelous! Everyone in our group had a great meal. I would recommend to anyone wanting tasty local foods.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantabulouslyl delicious !!
We could not have been more pleased with the service, the food or the assistance in the market. Everyone was sincerely inviting and welcoming. The chef went out of his/her way to make sure my meal was free of all grains. I am grain free due to health not by choice and so it's not something I take lightly. I have never had a steak melt into my mouth with the flavors dancing around. We really wish we could have returned for breakfast .
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the best experence at Food Dance! First time there and will be going back! Best resturant in Kalamazoo!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time and Food Dance is always a go to place. Great ambience, service and food. Their are few vegetarians in our group and Food Dance has a very accommodating menu. A few in our group rate restaurants according to their desserts, the offering here hits high on the list.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Food Dance
This place is awesome! It's an experience of Kalamazoo that is a must!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food - Excellent Service
Enjoyed a fantastic dinner and outstanding service for a 25 year college reunion dinner with a large group. Reasonably priced wine list and a broad menu (from burgers to fresh fish) coupled with great service helped to contribute to a memorable evening. We will be back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the atmosphere. The meat and cheese appetizer tray is wonderful. The apple cider sangria is amazing!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Clients!
We hosted a dinner for customers and Food Dance. They did not disappoint. We had a group of 12. Everyone commented on how outstanding their food was.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I could find nothing I disliked about Food Dance. From the meat and cheese tray beginning to the Roast Pork Shoulder I finished with Food Dance was nothing less than excellent. Great wine list, good beer selection and friendly, helpful servers, Whats not to like? A four star rating, in my book.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great farm to table
I love this place. I brought friends from Houston and Boston and loved the food and ambience. They were still talking about it the next day.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative menu, freshest
Innovative menu, freshest ingredients all locally sourced. Excellent trained staff with wonderful service, not overbearing. Easy to customize order the way you want. Great coffee and espresso.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful experirnce at Food Dance with my husband and another couple. Server Steph was fantastic and the food great as always!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have to say, I've never had a bad experience at Food Dance, so many incredible treats in the store , now a meat counter love what they stand for real food integrity. Love that they care to serve quality food. Don't expect that your meal will be cheap . You pay for what you get . Love love love this Restaurant. Best salmon in town .
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good menu selection and the 40% off bottles of wine on Thursdays is nice.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had 16 people and FD did a great job sevicing our group, getting us a private room, serving the food at relatively the same time, and managing our checks perfectly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visiting and it
First time visiting and it was everything I had expected and more based on referrals from friends. Food was excellent and service was too notch. Our server Carrie was quite knowledgable in regards to everything on the menu and in helping us with all our questions. Thank you for helping make my friends birthday dinner the start to a great evening. Will definitely recommend to friends and plan on coming back as soon as possible.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite Restaurant in Town
Food Dance is easily my favorite place to eat in Kalamazoo. They have excellent staff, good food, and a nice environment. There prices are little higher than typical, but I find the extra cost to be well worth it.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM