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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
Accented with sherry crme frache & tender lobster meat
Crab encrusted with basil-infused olive oil drizzle
Prime Rib & Shrimp
House cut accompanied by 4 shrimp (Coconut-Macadamia or Scampi)
Great experience, perfect service, perfect table by the window, food was excellent, my lady loved it and that's what matters most.
Great experience! Amazing scallops !
Excellent food - can be expensive though. Service was excellent.
Celebrated a birthday and
Celebrated our 1st year wedding anniversary here. Service was excellent and food was amazing. They even had customized our menus with a “happy anniversary” message for us and tied it neatly in a bow to take home as a memento. We had never been to The Gandy Dancer before but we will definitely be back.
Our server was terrible. Poor and slow service. She hit my niece (age 22) in the head not once but twice with serving tray. She reached 3 ties across my husband and plate to refill coffee. She was terrible and I hope we have someone nicer with more experience with skill to be our server.
Great place ! I had celebrated my birthday with my immediate family .
Nice to dress up . Great atmosphere
Great seafood in a old fashioned setting! Would highly recommend.
Food: 4/5 THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE. Amazing. The salmon pate that came with the bread was also quite delicious, especially for a complementary spread. The vanilla creme brûlée was also very yummy. Mussels and crab cakes were good. The scallop appetizer was very flavorful but would’ve maybe liked it a bit lighter, it was quite a heavy crab sauce that came with it. Also shoutout to Waleed who was a very friendly and helpful server!
Service: 2/5 We also came an hour before our reservation thinking it was gonna be very free at 4pm on a weekend. It was indeed quite empty and yet they still made us wait at the bar for an hour before seating us in their beautiful outdoor tented area with dozens of table, ALL of which were COMPLETELY empty. It was fine for us as we weren’t hungry and enjoyed having the entire tent to ourselves for a little while but it didn’t make sense to have us wait when there were no tables or people to wait on but there were other people in the restaurant eating so they still have working staff and kitchen. A more sensical explanation would have been appreciated. But again our server was great.
Atmosphere: 4.5 The outdoor tent with large heaters, beautiful string lights and lanterns next to a mini garden area was honestly quite charming. Inside was nice, bar was a little small.
Beautiful building and great food. Restaurant did a great job of social distancing guests.
We were warmly greeted at the entrance. Our server made us feel very welcome. Service was excellent. Where many places find service and friendliness a lost art, Gandy Dancer values their customers
We dined "outside" under an enclosure with heaters. The tables were spaced for social distancing. Our server, Justin, was attentive and friendly. We were fortunate to have him as our server on a previous visit, an he remembered us. We ordered shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, coconut shrimp and key lime pie. Food was excellent.
Outstanding food and service. Truly a wonderful dining experience.
Service and food was fantastic .
The Gandy Dancer is a local gem. The happy hour is the best around. The menu is perfect. The food is delicious and the staff is just awesome. From a casual date night to a celebration this place has you covered. Also, the drinks are always made to perfection.
My girlfriend and I had a lovely experience celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We were promptly seated and our server David was very attentive. The food was exceptional and our filets were grilled to perfection. The Gandy Dancer has been a fantastic restaurant I have visited in the past and it remains so. We look forward to the next opportunity to dine there.
Best Lobster Tail we've ever had! All the food was excellent! This as the first restaurant we've been due during Covid19 and we felt very safe.
Server Daria was outstanding - personable and professional- combine her with the food and you have a great evening - even the valets were great
Great service and valet
We ate outside looking at the beautiful colors on the trees. The seafood pasta dish was great and the sole with asparagus excellent as well.
We had a great time at the Gandy Dancer. Food was delicious. Drinks were wonderful. The service was great. We will be returning!
Excellent food and service!
Very cute restaurant. Located by train tracks with large windows facing outdoors. The inside was like you were actually in a train eating. I wish we came hungrier because the menu looked amazing! We split the fish and chips, which was okay. Our server was very professional and attentive. Would like to return again if in the area for dinner.
Everything was great except all 4 meals were lukewarm.
Found the crab cake wanting and the mashed potato cold with the texture of paste
Great place for anniversary. People were so kind and their seafood is really good.
Gandy Dancer helped make my birthday dinner celebration spectacular!
Great food, great service, Covid safe environment. Very happy with our experience.
We always enjoy going to the Gandy Dancer for our special occasions because the ambience is perfect. The wait staff is professional and very experienced. You are never rushed. They know how to time each course without making you feel like you are at a race to finish. Waiters are experienced with all of the menu items and can make excellent suggestions and / or answer questions about how the food is prepared. The food of course is excellent. We never had a bad meal at the Gandy Dancer. They also have very good bartenders. Drinks are made perfectly.
Good experience overall. Did not like the table we sat at, cheap pliable plywood that felt like the weight of my arms would break. Waitress was okay, somewhat slower than we wanted.
Service was great, food was good ..
The service was not interrupting us (Date) while we were making out .. lol ..
They served the food and we even recognized it ... 😉
Our waitress was rather absent, but, others pitched in. Everything about this experience was awesome.
Firecracker shrimp app would have been good if there was more sauce. That was brought later. Crab cakes were mostly cake with little crab. Prime rib was very good the second time. First one was cool temp at best. Nice service and atmosphere.
The view was breathtaking. It was next to train tracks and a park bu the inside seating has floor to ceiling windows and an open floor plan with pillars on the left. It felt like we were inside a train hence the name gandy dancer
Great service and delicious food
Great service! Great good! Nice atmosphere. Very cool location. Not inexpensive at all but didn’t feel overpriced for what you got.
We celebrated our anniversary here as we have for many years. This time the food was not up to par. The mussels appetizer was overcooked. I had the scallops for my entrée and they lacked flavor. Being it's in the middle of 'Covid season' I'll give them a miss this time as I understand the challenge that all restaurants are under. It's still our favorite restaurant and the service is always top notch. Side point: the precautions in place for Covid we very good. This was actually our first time eating inside at a restaurant since February and we felt very comfortable.
Pleasantly surprised at how good the distancing was in the courtyard. Nice and warm too!
Gandy Dancer was always a favorite when we lived in Mi, 20 years ago so on this visit to Ann Arbor we decided to revisit and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and a variety of fresh seafood to chose from. Our meals were very flavorful and prepared to perfection.
Gandy Dancer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 769-0592.
Gandy Dancer is rated 4.6 stars by 4822 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.