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About Food Dance

Over the past 23 years, Food Dance has built strong relationships with dozens of local and regional growers, producers and farmers who have helped craft a one-of-a-kind menu that is fresh, inventive and appeals to the senses. Through our commitment to building a thriving and sustainable local food system, we create casual and inviting opportunities for people to come together and connect through the experience of food.
Food Dance is dedicated to relationships that support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations—growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more.

We look forward to sharing great experiences with you; celebrating, meeting or just enjoying one of our fabulous cocktails inspired by the seasons. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don't miss our little specialty Market where you can take home some Food Dance!

401 E.Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Pitcher St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(269) 382-1888

Website:
http://www.fooddance.net/

Catering:
Catering: Delivery or Pick up
We love sharing food. 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.

Parking Details:
We offer parking directly behind, north of our 401 building in our own lot plus additional parking in a detached south lot across Michigan Ave with visible signage. There is street parking available and additional parking within 2 blocks.

Public Transit:
City Bus, E. Michigan Ave, south - across the street

Executive Chef:
Julie Stanley • Head Chef Brad McKenzie

Private Party Facilities:
Whatever the special occasion let us help you celebrate because we love parties. We have had the honor of serving many styles of events: business gatherings, festive cocktail parties, receptions, baby or bridal showers, or fun get-togethers with friends. Whether we plan an event in our private space at Food Dance or we deliver it to you, we will provide exceptional service and menu selections that all will love. Our menus offer the most current seasonal offerings, sourcing the highest quality, fresh local ingredients we can find. Our attentive staff is the icing on the cake. They will make sure wants and needs are met and everything goes as planned. Details: We have 3 beautiful rooms that can be reserved individually or in combination, for 15-100 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: (269) 382-1888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer many events throughout the year such as cooking classes, dinners on the farm, spirit tasting series, beer & cheese tastings and more. Make reservations for these at fooddance.net/events-classes

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Food Dance Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Special Occasion (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Healthy (19)
Fun (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Seasonal (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Organic (7)
Vegan (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

My partner and I had such an amazing date night here for Valentines Day! The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and the dessert was to die for!! Will recommend coming here to anyone looking for a nice date night out!! Plan on coming here again and again and again!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We dined on Valentine's Day night. Excellent food and good service. It was a busy night in the restaurant but it was a fun evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

A finer Valentine experience I could not have had, except for the noise level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Made a reservation days in advance for a Friday evening. We were seated 2 tables away from hostess station/entrance. Not exactly a great table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, very good service, attentive but not rushed or ignored. I ordered two small plates, crab cakes and roasted brussel sprouts, both were wonderful. I’ve got to get the brussel sprout recipe!!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was pretty pricey for dinner and I wasn’t too impressed with the food. Now I have visited Food Dance for lunch on two other occasions and it was great. I took a chance on the pad Thai and it was a horrible order also I ordered a seasonal adult beverage. It was a caramelized drink of some kind, I had to send it back it was so horrible and the server even mentioned that it was a disgusting drink. For 10 of us (high priced) gratuity was already included but I wasn’t too upset by it as the service was really good. They gave us a private room with closed doors and we were able to be very social. My advice is if you visit food dance for dinner, go with traditional American meals.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always have a great meal here. This time was a little less impressive since it seemed that they squeezed us into a 2-top table. We were sitting extremely close to our neighbor table of two who were pretty loud. The server was good. He has been there a while, he just seemed to have way too many tables to give the great service we are used to when we go here. Loved the food, as always. Drinks are delicious; handmade cocktails are a must try.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Tapas, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We all thought the prices were very high for the portions we received. My husbands burger was not cooked the way he ordered it (it was over cooked) and my crab cakes kind of had the consistency of tuna fish. Our waiter was not the friendliest either. We won’t be coming back anytime soon.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We visited Food Dance during restaurant week and enjoyed the Prix Fixe dinner. We each ordered different items so we could have tastes of several delicious foods. We enjoyed each course and were stuffed at the end. The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. We have visited Food Dance many times over the years and always enjoy the food. The use of local ingredients and creative recipes makes it a great place for a special meal or a quick stop for a cup of soup and and half a sandwich.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delicious and our waitress and staff were very good! A little pricey since we had to order sides separate from the entree. Caesar salad was fresh and tasty. My salmon served with style and very flavorful.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful as always that is why I bring my friends here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic find in the heart of town. Drag and tasty ingredients and a diverse menu. Cocktails and beer selections were great. Service was stellar. I’ll be back next time I’m in town

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was my very first visit to Food Dance after receiving several recent recommendations. Food Dance didn’t disappoint! Really enjoyed the Salmon!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was extremely well presented, tasted amazing and had the right portions. We had a vegan and pescitarian with our party and they had several food options. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and made us a great meat and cheese board. She was on top of drink as was her help. However, not so amazing at clearing dishes that were done (she was busy).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I have eaten here several times and we have never been disappointed. The locally sourced food is well prepared with creative recipes and excellent presentation. They do a uniquely excellent job of providing top quality table service in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner took a really long time to receive. Waiter wasn’t familiar with menu.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very relaxing, cozy ambience.
Several Gluten-Free options.
Food was great!
Love that local businesses (farms, markets, butchers) are sourced for fresh ingredients.
Will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Casual, Disabled Access, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

So disappointed. Been here many times including previous New Years Eves. Restaurant was not busy yet service was very slow. The atmosphere was very blah. Lacked any festive decor. Food was not good. Won't go back again for New Year's Eve.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Emily is a tentative and informed waitress. Our service food and beverage were all great.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waiter was AWESOME with our kids and made us feel so comfortable!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went for a family Christmas meal and it was a SUPER-NICE time and very good food and service!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Group get together

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent locally owned place. Very clean and very professional wait staff. I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Been here several times. First time with a bigger group. Service was great. Food came at a good pace. Not too soon, not too slow. A little disappointed that they ran out of special but was happy with my second choice of their standard menu item - pork chop.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The atmosphere is very nice, its trendy but not over the top. Service was very good, very friendly. A unique menu with local ingredients. The portion are moderate, don't expect to get stuffed. For quality and preparation are excellent. All in all avert nice place but a bit pricey for the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always enjoy Food Dance. the varied menu is always different and great! I like the local content and cheeses are always a great variety. Really good wine and a great staff!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 11, 2017

IT's a great place on so many levels! Have been coming here for years!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food dance is an excellent choice for any occasion. A local favorite.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fun, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food! Rob was a great waiter! The Pad Thai and BBQ clank steak were exec and so was the creme brule! Perfect atmosphere to get together with friends😊

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Vegan
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server overheard we wanted a booth. The hostess told us we could not have it, our server made it happen which made our dining experience much more comfortable. The noise level on a Saturday night was very loud. If you were going in for a quiet dinner, this is not the place. The food was good and overall we had a very pleasant experience. The cheese fondue is the bomb! :D YUM!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Downtown unique restaurant/bar. Busy always. Few off street parking options. First Friday's the town also has Art Hop event. Crowded. Food is always very good, wine list better than average!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was very delicious. Butternut squash/Apple bisque was like fall in a bowl. Really yummy. Flank steak was great, so was Mac n cheese and the rice tots.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Awesome menu and great atmosphere!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I love this restaurant but I was a little disappointed this time. The menu is great, but smaller that it has been in the past. They were out of several item, which was disappointing. I will go ahead, and hope this isn’t a trend.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The staff accommodated us after another couple joined our group. The manager helped get us moved to a larger table without any issues. The server stayed with us after the move and was very helpful and kind.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place for local food served by kind people in a great atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always unique menu items, service is top notch, good selection of signature cocktails, never feel rushed when dining at Food Dance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday was the first day of their new menu and brunch and Sunday dinner. Food Dance is always fun, but Sunday afternoon after a mimosa or two is very relaxing and fun. I would go more often if they had more gluten free options. So many restaurants have gluten free buns for burgers, toast for eggs, and/or gluten free pasta. Until then, We will spend most of our dining out meals elsewhere. Otherwise the food is always fun, good and healthy.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

WE always come to this restaurant when we come to events at Western. It was different this time. We went there on Friday and were there close to 9 and hostess sat us near the bar and out in open. I asked if there was a booth available and she said no even though we noticed several open,but sat there anyway. We went the next night and hostess sat us at same exact table ( table for 3 and 1 seat removed for storage of walker w/c,but not ours)again asked about a booth and told not available. The waitress came to table and she did direct us to a booth (several open). The waitress and waiters are excellent,best service. The food is outstanding. I noticed very limited gluten free options this time. It would be nice to have a gluten free bun for a hamburger.

Tags: Casual
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