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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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!
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!
Hot food, great atmosphere, friendly staff! Outdoor seating was excellent with air flow and heaters!
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.
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.
Spectacular. Best outdoor dining in the state. Drove one hour to hear “may I take your order”.
Very lovely experience.
Hannah was delightful and helpful. Food came hot and well prepared. We didn’t feel rushed and appreciated the distance between tables.
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.
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
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!
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.
Enjoyed dinner in the heated outside patio! Excellent food😊
Wait staff not overly attentive. Never came back to ask about water refills, didn’t ask about dessert, etc.
Great experience on the outdoor patio. Very well set up, warm with nice ambiance.
The heated outdoor area was lovely. We had great food and service.
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.
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 .
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.
Even with all the Covid restrictions, the Team did a great job. Food and service were outstanding ! Awesome job Gandy Dancer !!!
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!
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.
Bravo! For doing a great job during this time in our history. Congratulations and well executed!
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.
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
Great meal, outdoor seating, great service.
Our server Laura was very sweet and kind! It made our experience amazing.
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!
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.
great experience, very Covid- friendly. Will miss their outdoor space over the winter.
Justin was an amazing sever! Thanks for the great experience
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.
Service excellent. Food great. Atmosphere a plus. Great date night
Great service. Good food. Very pricey.
The food was cold! Super pricey and would have possibly been worth it if the food weren't freezing.
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.
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.