Gandy Dancer

4.7
4886 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4886 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

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vipWotanwinner
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We utilized the heated tent for "outdoor" dining during the Covid lockdown. Tables were generously spaced apart to enforce social distancing, and the staff were meticulous about following safety guidelines. We never felt at risk. My sea bass dish was delicious (the fish was slightly overdone but still delivered great satisfaction. The scallop appetizer was out of this world, as was the service at all levels. While it was in the low 30s outside, the tent was quite warm and comfortable, making this option very attractive and doable. We will certainly be back soon to enjoy this Ann Arbor landmark restaurant.

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BarbaraP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made the reservation to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The food and service were both great (though no acknowledgement of her birthday, even though I indicated that we were celebrating it in the reservation). The outdoor patio was much warmer than we expected, in fact, our table was right near the portable heating ducts so we were even too warm. Next time we will ask for a different table. It's nice to know that there is a place in town where we can eat outside but feel like we are inside. I'm sure we will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the restaurant and my entire experience was wonderful. We were greeted by a nice young lady who directed us outside to our table. The tables were social distanced and it was nice and warm. Food and service were amazing!

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MandyR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot food, great atmosphere, friendly staff! Outdoor seating was excellent with air flow and heaters!

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vipThomasS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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Carla
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The heated patio is a very nice venue and surprisingly comfortable. The sea bass was prepared perfectly as was my partner's filet. Great service as usual despite the unusual circumstances.

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowing we are in the middle of a pandemic, the spacing and steps taken to ensure top care had been taken was outstanding. We had visited to surprise my wife for her 50th bday and everything was fantastic.

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ErinS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Best outdoor dining in the state. Drove one hour to hear “may I take your order”.

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vipAlexis
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely experience.

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Valvin14
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah was delightful and helpful. Food came hot and well prepared. We didn’t feel rushed and appreciated the distance between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team outing.

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JuanD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved this place. We showed up early for our reservation and they were happy to accommodate us. The server was friendly and very attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and all the little touches they put into making our celebration feel special we’re great appreciated. Not to mention the food was phenomenal. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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AnnS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

During the Covid restrictions, they did an outstanding job the staff was friendly and kind the bathrooms were clean. The ambience was enjoyable and pleasant as well as romantic food was very good and staff was very attentive

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vipMacH
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always!! We sat in the outdoor heated seating for New Years and it was perfect. It was very warm and felt kinda normal being able to eat at a table. Food is always great, they have a very nice menu, and the service was great. Highly recommend!

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vipCzechgirl
Detroit
66 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Kyle did a great job of serving us.Despite the heater and the propane towers we were a little bit chilly sitting in front of the door.

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ShelleyS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed dinner in the heated outside patio! Excellent food😊

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vipStarr
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wait staff not overly attentive. Never came back to ask about water refills, didn’t ask about dessert, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on the outdoor patio. Very well set up, warm with nice ambiance.

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vipAmyS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heated outdoor area was lovely. We had great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gandy Dancer was amazing, per usual. The wait staff was great and had lots of helpful recommendations when asked. We ate on the heated outdoor patio and they have done a really good job with distancing the tables while keeping the experience just as lovely as before.

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vipEmilyE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The “tent” had no airflow. I asked the waiter if they could open one of the 4 wall flaps to let air in. He said he would ask the manager. The manager came to our table and said no. If they opened a flap it would be “too cold”. Yes, it’s Michigan and it’s cold but if you are open outside do the decent thing and be honest with yourselves. This is skirting the public health law and insensitive.

As another note. I ordered the whitefish as did my dining companion. Neither of us could finish it . Fishy and gross.

Very disappointed in the local favorite. There are plenty of local businesses I will support. This isn’t one .

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RS14
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. Gandy did a great job of providing a very safe feeling outdoor dining experience with more than adequate heat and ventilation.

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vipJohnU
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with all the Covid restrictions, the Team did a great job. Food and service were outstanding ! Awesome job Gandy Dancer !!!

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vipJB2018
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday (in addition to THE birthday) on Christmas day can sometimes be a challenge. We are grateful that Gandy Dancer was able to provide a safe venue, with excellent food and attentive service, in order to do so! A highly enjoyable event!

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AdamE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aside from being a bit cold from the 20 degree weather outside, it was a great experience. No, a tent can never be as nice as the inside dining experience, but the food was just as awesome. Some of the best snapper I've ever had.

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LisaO
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bravo! For doing a great job during this time in our history. Congratulations and well executed!

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YvonneA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best dinners we ever had. All of our entries were wonderful. The server was excellent. We were afraid we might get cold and wore thermal layer but the heat was fantastic!
Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to get out of the house to celebrate our Anniversary & had excellent food. The only thing that was missing were Holiday decorations but it was understandable under the circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

A little cold out in the tent and the filet I had just didn’t have much flavor. Overall would not recommend doing dinner here

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vipLeonardR
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, outdoor seating, great service.

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TAT3
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Laura was very sweet and kind! It made our experience amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First timers! Date night with the in-laws. The food was absolutely delicious but service was a slow, waiting to long for our bar drinks but they were tasty when we got them. We'll definitely be going back when it's open for full service inside dining!

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KateDetroit
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience. Ate on the outside heated patio. The waitress took great strides to remain as socially distanced as possible. The food was absolutely delicious. We both ordered the tenderloin and shrimp scampi combo, although I ordered the double filet with crab so I could bring some home to my husband. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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vipLeslieD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience, very Covid- friendly. Will miss their outdoor space over the winter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was an amazing sever! Thanks for the great experience

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Lovetoeat
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Gandy Dancer, especially for birthdays. It was my husband's birthday, so of course we had to celebrate. They provide a personalized menu for the birthday guest, and complimentary creme broule´. The food was outstanding as usual, and the ambiance was soothing and relaxing.

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BossHawg
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent. Food great. Atmosphere a plus. Great date night

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Very pricey.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was cold! Super pricey and would have possibly been worth it if the food weren't freezing.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was good and the food was above average but I feel it didn't match the price. Basic meals without depth. I felt the server was attentive but the ambience and experience was ruined by the sale of the restaurant group point club, I felt I was flying a second rate airline and was being pushed into a frequent flyer program. I thought I was going to a local restaurant and would've been fooled until the server pushed twice for me to join the national laundry's program.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gandy Dancer using the Order Online button. Gandy Dancer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 769-0592.

Gandy Dancer is rated 4.7 stars by 4886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.