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Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor, MI

Gandy Dancer

4.7
4.7
5523 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 11 times today

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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 5,523 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Good for Groups

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Romantic

  • Ann Arbor

    Special Occasion

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    ManalS

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The only disappointment was the carrot cake. We dine here frequently and the carrot cake is always a treat but tonight for some reason it wasn’t good at all. It was dry and seemed old.
  2. ED

    EdwinD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fine.
  3. M

    Mamamama

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Has some affordable choices. Portions are normal size - not large or small. Large parties are put in the back room away from the windows, but there weren't any trains when we were there anyway. We walked (down a big hill), but there appeared to be limited metered parking across the street. We had a wheelchair, and the tables are a little close together, so it was tight. The waiter was nice enough to mention that the gratuity had already been added to the check, which we appreciated. We will return.
  4. BG

    BonnieG

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Gandy Dancer experience with our granddaughter and daughter was a very nice way and quiet way to end an active parents/grandparents/homecoming weekend.
  5. DM

    DianaM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Traditional fine dining with top notch service and greets dishes.
  6. w

    whcjr

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. Will definitely book again.
  7. N

    Naperville

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service both!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , awesome ambiance!
  9. LS

    LisaS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner w friends after football, loved everything- food, atmosphere and service. Note for management- the chairs all felt rickety, would be good to address, as it noticeably made things feel a little worn out to us.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere!!our waitress Lauren made d as are we have everything we needed and gave us excellent service!
  11. PD

    PeggyandDanM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents Weekend at U of Michigan
  12. TF

    TakaFuku

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always meet my expectation. For private and business use this is the best one in Ann Arbor.
  13. K

    Kristen

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Never disappoints.
  14. m

    maryb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of over 7 over Thank you 80 senior citizens. Because of hearing problems I requested a quiet table. We were seated at a round table sort of in a corner. Perfect. Not only could we see each other , we could hear each other.
  15. Y

    Yooper

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening taking our kids and their significant others out for dinner after the football game. Food was excellent, service was very good, and overall just a fun experience!
  16. F

    Fred

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were all fantastic, the service was perfect, and we had perhaps the best table in the house. My dynamite halibut was delicious, as was the key lime pie I had for dessert. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with menu selections. I have dined in fine restaurants worldwide, and the Gandy Dancer stands up to the best.
  17. DC

    DeenaC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great meal, service and ambiance. Would definitely come here again when I’m back in the area!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Calamari was strange
  19. CT

    ColleenT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was extremely good and made our evening most enjoyable. The Manager also came to greet us and we told him we had been going there since the mid 70’s, he was impressed.
  20. M

    Mountaingremlin

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and great food...as always. Gandy Dancer has become a bit of a staple for dating for me. Haven't been disappointed yet!
  21. RP

    RandolphP

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic lunch in a great setting with great service...again and as always
  22. CW

    CindyW

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was our anniversary and we were treated well by our server, even though the chef couldn’t accommodate my husbands special request. We appreciated the complimentary crème brûlée, which was delicious
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely lovely time at the Gandy Dancer on Saturday night. Our waiter was genuinely amazing and the food sublime! Thank you for making our son’s birthday dinner so wonderful!
  24. H

    Happy

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A varied menu, great food and service, Thank you!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was a great location to share dinner with some longtime friends. We sat near the window and enjoyed the view of the train tracks. Service was good. My red snapper and shrimp were a bit overcooked . Overall, good dining experience.
  26. KM

    KentM

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Once again a good experience.
  27. S

    Sunshine

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always
  28. RM

    RussM

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As in the past, food and ambiance were wonderful. Our waiter, Rodney, was superb and made our anniversary (51years) dinner wonderful.
  29. VD

    VincentD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner- very nice evening.
  30. C

    Cmmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated 2 birthdays. Excellent food and service. Would definitely return.
  31. RD

    RDMc

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Gandy Dancer for over 40 years. It has always been a great place to eat. Dave was a great server and the food was fantastic.
  32. PG

    PaulG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Calamari was not well seasoned, mashed potatoes were cold. Salad and other entrees were good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner and atmosphere. Visiting my son at EMU and it was just a perfect night
  34. T

    Tommyb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess has not been as nice as she could have been. This has happened with her on more than one occasion. She is the supervisor at the front on seating. Just does not have the right manner to speak with patrons. I have been eating at GD since 1980. Everyone else is duper nice and professional. She has a personality that is not suited to customer interaction.
  35. M

    Mountaingremlin

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fish and lobster bisque is amazing! Highly recommended.
  36. MH

    MelissaH

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The Food was excellent. Service was a little slow but it was a holiday weekend, football weekend and a Friday night. All in all no big deal. Valet parking is great there and the ambiance can't be beat. I would just prefer it a little less noisy. There seemed to be quite a few large groups.
  37. DF

    DeniseF

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We had reservations and were seated right on time. Our waiter was very pleasant was it appeared he was handling a lot of guests. It took 25 minutes to get our check!
  38. M

    Marble21

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I loved the building inside and outside. Very elegant. I had the ultimate seafood trio, it tasted average. I will visit again and try something else.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 30th Anniversary. Waiter was attentive as well as knowledgeable and entertaining. We especially appreciated the creme brûlée for ourselves and our guests.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was just mediocre as was the service.

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 5523 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 11 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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