Gandy Dancer

4.6
3935 reviews
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Seafood
Known in railroading days as "the finest station between Buffalo and Chicago", the majestic Michigan Central Railroad Depot deserves that commendation more than ever as the Gandy Dancer now.
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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great business dinner. Service was friendly and fun. Food was delicious. View while the train was passing, just amazing!

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LE
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, wish they would have a more seasonal menu. Also, I have a shellfish allergy and there is only one appetizer I can have and I have it every time and would like to try something else. We asked to not be seated by the windows and it was possible to do so and it was so much warmer than the last time we were here. Good service, pretty place.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere were stellar. Food was excellent, although portion sizes were very small compared to the price. The restaurant itself is beautiful, however the acoustics were terrible, making it difficult to hold a conversation with the person right next to me, until almost everyone around us had left.

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JR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful meal as my maple glazed king salmon was tasty. The chocolate truffle cake is something that ever chocolate lover will want to try. I recommend giving Gandy Dancer a try for any special occasion.

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ER
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is in the Ann Arbor train station which gives is quite a bit of charm, though some of the spaces, especially facing the racks, are very nice... some are not as inviting. We were there last Fall for a friend's birthday and again this weekend to connect with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals... we all had the shrimp bisque which is a favorite of all at the table. Everyone enjoyed their seafood selections, especially two dishes that featured sea bass. I had the prime rib which was disappointing as the beef was rather tough... maybe my error in not ordering seafood as that is the restaurants specialty. Service was adequate.

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G
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Brandon was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious

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JF
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible and the service was top notch. I couldn't ask for anything more in a restaurant. I highly recommend Gandy Dancer to anyone seeking a high class experience!

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JL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I don't know they hold the brunch buffet till 3:30 pm on Sunday. We planned to have lunch around 13 pm but was told they only had brunch at that time. They should send us a message when we reserved a table on OpenTable about the schedule.

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G
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Sunday buffet was pricy for some of us in the group who did not wish to eat seafood. We enjoyed having the option to order omelets to specs. The bacon was very, very thin and so each byte tasted only of grease.

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AM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall wonderful experience for brunch! Beautiful spread, music, and ambiance. Something for everyone!

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MB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

We love the dancer, but honestly the last couple of times the food has been sub-par. Not sure what's going on, if they lost their chef or what, but something has definitely changed. Hopefully they can turn things around because it's a great spot.

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MI
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner in one of the smaller dining rooms. The interior decor and outside views were beautiful! Our food was very good, the wait staff perfect, and overall it was an extra-special dinner. It was a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for wife's birthday worth friends. The atmosphere was great, service was spot on, the server never missed a beat. The food options were very well executed. The whitefish, prime rib & coconut shrimp were delicious. Will definitely return.

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JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Recommend the firecracker shrimp appetizer. Delicious.

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TA
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day celebration. Great experience

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AW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is outstanding!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most of our group had not been there in many years. We enjoy every aspect of our dinner and I suspect many of us will return sooner!!!
Our server Bill was excellent! It was a wonderful evening celebrating my husbands 60th Birthday!
Thank you.

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SM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always pleased when dining at Gandy Dancer. Had the Pecan Crusted white fish. Very good.

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NA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I begin!? Service is always 5 stars, very proffessional and knowledgeable. The valet service is a nice touch, the atmosphere is so elegant and warming. The food is 5 stars...everything we ordered was delicious and fresh. My wife and I will always choose Gandy Dancer as our go to for fine dining.

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RM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We thought our food was just OK. Very bland and not very exciting. The wine was excellent. Very expensive for our experience.

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. We try to get there several times per year.

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A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For Valentine's Day we were lucky enough to be seated by the fireplace. I had an amazing meal full of delicious seafood from start(er) to finish. I always make sure to order their new england clam chowder when I'm there and it was fantastic as always.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is a perfect place for an anniversary dinner, birthday or romantic evening. The scallops are hands down the best appetizer you can get here and by far the best scallops I have ever had. If you can plan it out to sit in the mezzanine section right at dusk, this is the perfect date night.

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DD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place for our Valentine’s Day Celebration.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

First time there. It was very fast service from the valet to food. Food was outstanding! Servers were friendly and fast. Overall prices weren't bad considering it was valentines day and the outside facade. However, we were seated upstairs, which is a very plain room with nothing on the walls and missing ambiance. The downstairs, from what could be seen, was much nicer. Being fair thought, we were 16 mins late and they tell you they will not hold the table more than 15 minutes, but they were very receptive about it all. Overall, I enjoyed it and would go back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good atmosphere and I enjoyed it will definitely go back

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great atmosphere great location and great overall experience

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place that none of us had been to in years. Went for a birthday dinner with friends, on the night
before Valentine's Day. Came pretty early and had a lovely table for five in the main dining room. Relatively few people there, so the noise level was exceedingly low, which made it easy to converse.

Had great service and the food was very good. A lovely experience and the birthday girl really enjoyed herself.

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JO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The total experience was delightful and not just because it was our anniversary. Rodney's service was very outstanding and the food was superb. Enough to give five stars.

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Took a few friends out for Valentine’s Day and had a last minute “audible” due to crappy weather and snowy roads. The Gandy is always a great time and super close so it was a no brainer. Thank G.O.D. for their complimentary valet. Drinks were great and someone in our party wanted a drink that they were out of but the bartender made it no problem. The food however was hit or miss unfortunately. I had the double cut elk steak and it was fantastic! Super tender and flavorful simply excellent. My wife has the beef stroganoff and it was lacking a bit. The pasta was undercooked, but passable. The crab legs however were a disappointment. They were super dry and mealy and while the server graciously cut them open for the ladies in the group the meat turned to dust in your plate. Dessert was awesome as always. We will be returning and the servers and service was outstanding

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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C
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, atomospher is very inviting. What a great place for brunch

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RF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful brunch experience. The food is excellent as is the service.

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f
Detroit
56 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with excellent food and service. Always a treat and a pleasant dining experience. Highly recommend it.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful
Great food
Nice service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff from start to finish provided exceptional service and helped make my wife feel very special at her birthday celebration dinner. Afterward as we were driving off, the front reception called me directly to say they just found an item left at our table. I turned around and she came running out of the restaurant as we pulled back up to hand it to us. Very nice and considerate team! Tnx!

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TH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that I didn’t care for was the New England Calm Chowder- it had a different taste.
Everything else was fantastic

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P
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The always fabulous Gandy Dancer did not fail to delight. We celebrated my Mom's 92nd birthday, the staff and food were wonderful.

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A
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have been going here since around 1980. My wife worked here for 13 years before my transfer out of state. Always good food, atmosphere and service. A super Birthday experience.

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