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For 2
7:00 PM
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Food Dance

759 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(269) 382-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Julie Stanley • Head Chef Brad McKenzie
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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.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (269) 382-1888
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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.

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Cross street
Pitcher St.
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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.
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Public transit
City Bus, E. Michigan Ave, south - across the street
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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
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 759 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidR (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

Gerard (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  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.

DalynC (Chicago)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  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.

BellaSorella (Detroit)
4.0  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.

BevB (Grand Rapids)
4.0  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.