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Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor, MI

Gandy Dancer

4.7
4.7
5600 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
All across Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer restaurant is known for its creative preparations of seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, it is both an architectural landmark as well as an elegant restaurant. A popular wedding venue in Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer's fine cuisine and sophisticated, historic atmosphere make a grand setting for rehearsal dinners and receptions. One taste of the Gandy Dancer menu, and you'll see why diners all over Michigan choose it time and time again.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (734) 769-0592

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mark Sanchez

  • Catering

    The Gandy Dancer also offers off site catering for corporate receptions, product launches & business lunches.

  • Private party facilities

    Housed in the historic Michigan Central Depot in Ann Arbor, Gandy Dancer offers an ideal space for any special occasion. Consider a menu of fine steaks and the freshest seafood, enhanced with a historically-elegant atmosphere, for your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristina Spurlock: (888) 986-3911

  • Neighborhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Innovative

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for groups

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for special occasions

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

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  1. LM

    LMBaum

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gandy never disappoints. Always the go-to place for family events or just for a great meal in a beautiful setting. In fact my brother said it was the best lobster he ever had!
  2. M

    Meggie

    Detroit

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Place is quaint, but that's about it. Spot Lighting was far too bright, right in the eyes. Food was cafeteria quality. Service was wonderful.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Only complaint I have is they were out of items on the menu. It was 4:30 on a Saturday and I can’t order thin
  4. d

    dsbmmb

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice server! Excellent ambiance, ample menu options!
  5. BG

    BobG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Thanksgiving meal served with no gravey and one-half teaspoon of cranberries. Not up to usual standard.
  6. CM

    ChristianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely way to spend Thanksgiving. Fantastic service
  7. M

    Mooncloud

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was especially delicious. We enjoyed every minute of being there. Warm, cozy, and bustling for the holiday. Thank you! P.S. Joined the Landry Reward Club!!!!!
  8. HF

    HolidayFeaster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    GD on Thanksgiving is our tradition but this year the food was not great and the service was very slow.
  9. T

    Tony

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the GD for Thanksgiving!
  10. TD

    TomD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were great, my choice for dinner was the Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. Someone else had the duck instead. Both meals were pretty bland and did not match the experience we expected.
  11. SL

    SharmanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wonderful server! All in all, just an awesome experience and we look forward to dining there again!
  12. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding Service! The pecan pie was only "so-so".
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  14. BT

    BetsyT

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food
  16. S

    Sunshine

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and value as always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good! Thank you.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Out for our Anniversary dinner. Special touches and dessert for this occasion. Always enjoy the prime rib weekends. The history of the restaurant and the location of our table made it a special experience. Thank you
  19. N

    Naperville

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional; every meal in group of eight at a busy time on Saturday were exceptional, as well as desserts.
  20. J

    Jasbo

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gandy Dancer is still one of the best restaurants in Ann Arbor, and rightly so. Starting with Charley's Chowder, and on to any of the fresh caught seafood entrees, this eatery is hard to beat. Seasonal favorites like the Applejack Sea Bass join the standard menu on a regular basis. We've eaten there often over the years, and have never been disappointed. Service on this trip was very good. Our waitperson was fun, efficient, and even covered the over-producing heat vent to help us stay a bit cooler. She recommended a nice wine to pair with the Sea Bass, which was crisp and well-rounded, but did not overpower the dish. The meal was well-paced, and we never felt rushed.
  21. a

    aajoe

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I felt rushed during dinner as if they were operating on high turn over. My plate was cleared while my wife was still working on her main course. I barely had time to look over the menu when I was prompted for the second time about my selection.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and high quality seafood! Being our first time, we wanted to try as much as we could, and everything (oysters, calamari, scallops, sea bass, and all of the sides) was great! We left full and happy, and would love to visit again for a special occasion. The small alcove we were sat in was private and quiet, but staff was always attentive even if we were a bit hidden
  23. FF

    FentonFamily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time eating there. Had lunch with 2 others. A little disappointed -- I was expecting the food to be much better and it's more outdated than I had anticipated. But it was a nice change and loved the quiet, private atmosphere.
  24. ME

    MELISSA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Very cool building!! A bit drafty by the window but will definitely be back!!
  25. RJ

    RJA8259

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food. I loved my scallops.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Retirement
  27. PP

    PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late dinner after a cold day watching UMich win in the Big house. Good food, drink and service from Ryan.
  28. L

    Lnas

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was great! Will definitely be back.
  29. LV

    LaVerneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and out server Ella was the best.
  30. s

    skylandergiant

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish was very good so was the wine selection
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Steaks are too salty so does kids burgers.. But all other appetizers are ok. We loved the services and ambiance very much.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family reunion dinner and the service and food was top notch!!
  33. MB

    MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An icon of the Ann Arbor food scene, this restaurant never fails to deliver quality and an exceptional dining experience. I plan to frequent more often.
  34. D

    Dandy

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gandy Dancer made our family gathering a very special event. The service, food and ambiance were exceptional.
  35. DJ

    DonnaJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from the welcoming atmosphere to the well trained staff.
  36. m

    mask207

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was perfectly cooked and the ambiance was festive and beautiful.
  37. T

    Thorn054

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting with our daughter
  39. F

    Ferd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at the Gandy Dancer. The red snapper was prepared perfectly.
  40. LS

    LSMJ

    Northern MI

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is one of our favorite restaurants! We go whenever we are in town and have an opportunity.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 5600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gandy Dancer

401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (734) 769-0592

  • Catering

    The Gandy Dancer also offers off site catering for corporate receptions, product launches & business lunches.

  • Private party facilities

    Housed in the historic Michigan Central Depot in Ann Arbor, Gandy Dancer offers an ideal space for any special occasion. Consider a menu of fine steaks and the freshest seafood, enhanced with a historically-elegant atmosphere, for your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Kristina Spurlock: (888) 986-3911

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