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Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor, MI

Gandy Dancer

4.6
4.6
6199 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

7:30 PM


Booked 54 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 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: (734) 769-0592
  • 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

What 6,199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambiance

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for business meals

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Great for fine wines

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Good for special occasions

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

6,201 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The 6 PM reservation should have been canceled. My 5:45 PM reservation was erroneously canceled by the restaurant instead of checking me in at time I arrived probably soon after 5:15 PM. While dining, I saw OpenTable 5:22 PM email that restaurant had canceled my 5:45 PM reservation. The 6 PM reservation was made as an optional reservation to permit correction of restaurant error. After I finished dining (and was leaving the restaurant) before 6 PM, I notified the check-in staff of her error and my new 6 PM reservation, she revived and corrected the 5:45 PM reservation. Then, the 6 PM reservation should have been canceled.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful restaurant in an historic building. We had excellent food and the it came quickly to the table.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Several disappointments: no Sunday brunch, expresso machine was down, and no non-dairy cream for coffee. The menu for Sunday lunch was a dinner menu without specials. I do like their happy hour but wouldn't recommend Sunday lunch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal for a special occasion. Reservations were easy and we were seated exactly on time. Food was exceptional (we both had seafood dishes). Servers were working hard all over the restaurant but overall the staff was clearly overtaxed (Saturday, prom night, dinner hour, etc). The service (not the servers) was a little slow but again, servers were on top of everything. Only drawback was the complete lack of enforcement of the dress code (shown as "smart casual" on the web site). Combo of prom dresses, guys in coats against guys with concert t-shirts and baggy cargo shorts or ripped jeans was pretty striking. An unenforced dress code is a non-existent dress code. Didn't spoil the evening for us but it was more noticeable than in many similar restaurants.

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  5. EricH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Best crab cakes I’ve ever had. Calamari was tender and delicious. The dessert was just the right amount of sweet. Plus, the service was top notch.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were not good. Had stomach ailments after having them. I have had oysters at many places. For the first time, i have had issues with them.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were just OK. I’ve been disappointed that the quality at this restaurant seems to be declining each time I return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunch. Our server Rodney was quite attentive.

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  9. FoodieD

    Detroit

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed sitting in the big back room with wall to wall windows overlooking the train tracks. Food was fresh and tasty. Waiter was friendly and attentive. Haven’t been there in ages but will come back soon.

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  10. ToniM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Beautiful surroundings with wonderful food and service. None other like it. A real gem!

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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 4.6 stars by 6199 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (734) 769-0592
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