Gandy Dancer

4.7
5219 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5219 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MickeyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was not cooked well. Lobster was undercooked, salmon was too rare.

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vipFatjimmie
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always liked the ambience at Gandy Dancer, but the food sometimes has been rather mediocre. After two years we decided to give it another try. I am pleased to report that my wife and I, along with a good friend, all enjoyed our entrees tremendously when we ate there this week. The cocktails and deserts were also very good. The service was attentive and responsive, and the atmosphere was very pleasant as usual. We will not wait two years to return again.

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Vicky
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rodney is a great waiter!
Food is the best!

Certainly recommend Gandy Dancer to everyone.

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Elena
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was a great server and took such good care of us on Father’s Day.
The good and service were both top notch

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JAYE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Father’s Day dinner..: I personally didn’t like my dish but the 6 individuals with me enjoyed their entrees. I had the Parmesan Snapper and it was very dry unfortunately. I would visit this restaurant again and try another dish.

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ClaraB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Bill was awesome. The best! We had a emergency and the staff was so helpful and concerned!
Definitely would recommend this gem!

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vipClew
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time with family! Wonderful food and service.

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aw33
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful place with excellent waitstaff!

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vipRonk
Charlotte
102 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. We were in town visiting our granddaughter at the law school, my alma mater. It also happened to be my wife’s and my anniversary. The Gandy Dancer has always had special meaning to us… and the perfect place to celebrate. Service,
food , ambiance over the top. The only wrinkle is that they brought our entree while we were still enjoying a slow journey on our appetizers and drinks . Next time we won’t order entree until we finish appetizer and can chill for a bit with our drinks.

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melissaR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place. food was excellent. Would definitely recommend

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DaniellaB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day lunch. Great waitstaff!
We are regulars and it’s never a disappointment. Great margaritas! Will be back soon!
Our waiter was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was all delicious and fresh. Each prep was excellent. Our waiter David, suggested the scallop appetizer which was superb. All of this in a beautiful old train station made for a wonderful meal.

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Mary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service and the food was delicious!

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TomB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. I continue to enjoy the entire experience.

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JamesC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been for a few years and it was as good as I remember.

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JosieL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our fiftieth anniversary where we went to celebrate getting engaged! Lovely dinner, great service and ambiance and even a passing train.

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vipbobk
Detroit
68 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great location. Very beautiful setting. Food is exceptional. Service outstanding. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time celebrating my birthday at the Gandy Dancer!!

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SamV
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! Had an absolutely wonderful time with my gorgeous date. Will be back

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner at a Wonderful Place!
The fresh fish is always outstanding.

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BarbaraC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not as nice as it used to be. For starters, when I arrived at 5:15, the floor was dirty and needed vacuuming. We were there for a special occasion and this was a bit embarrassing. The food was average. Mashed potatoes tasted/looked like they were made yesterday. Very expensive average food. Even the Martha’s Vineyard salad, my favorite, was subpar. Disappointing. However I’ll give the benefit of the doubt and come back after their post pandemic polishing.

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OIPJen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating a milestone birthday for my

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Lisa
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rodney was a fantastic server. Food was excellent but a bit on the pricey side. Service at the bar was not as good had to wait quite a while for service. We had to ask the bartender for help while we were sitting in the lounge waiting for our table.

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Johnnie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good but the service was pretty slow and we kept having to remind our server of certain things, like utensils, bread, and drinks.

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philh
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Worst meal I have ever had at your restaurant. Almost always the food has been Great.
Three of us had your prime rib. The meat was cold tough and very very fat . The potatoes also cold. Ordered the wedge salad. Very skimpy. Server was slow and and unattentative. We try to eat at the Gandy Dancer at least 4-5 times per year. Because of the over all experience will not be back soon. Sorry, but you asked. Very disapppointed ! The highlight was being able to enjoy the train room as always. Thank you Phil Harrison

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary. Staff made it a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience at Gandy Dancer. Food is always excellent, and the service is top notch. Typically can find the familiar regular items on the menu, and also something new to give a try. Went there today for a graduation celebration. The scallops two people at the table got were cooked perfectly. My seafood stuffed salmon was perfect, and had nice chunks of seafood in the stuffing, unlike what you get at some places. The salmon and side of asparagus were also cooked just right. The cocktails here are also tasty, and there’s usually some seasonal offerings there as well. I had the sparkling sangria and it was just the right level of spirits, sweet, and wonderfully refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.

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MaryLouR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner was made even more special by the staff, food and good conversations. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and great food

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Tory
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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TammyS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an anniversary dinner and it couldn’t have been better. Food was incredible, service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food fabilous

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! What a great restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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Jenz
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint. Awesome history!!

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JodyW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, but need to work on variety of sides. Most every dish comes with asparagus and rice or mashed potatoes. There needs to be more originality in the menu overall. Always a decent meal, but they need to step up the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch! Service and food excellent !

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StephanieO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Prime Rib was cooked to perfection. And the Key Lime Pie was delicious

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MelindaK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We were very sick within less than 45 minutes after dining there. The prime rib was well below satisfaction (chewy) and the stuffed salmon had a very strong fishy taste as it has been around awhile. Our server Dillion was Great, the ambiance is good and relaxing. It was a challenge to get a drink called the Miami Vice due to them having only one blender. Parking is almost impossible without utilizing there FREE. Valet service. I probably won’t go there again based on this experience.

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moxietm
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had planned a family celebration for brunch without realizing the extent to which brunch was not up and running. There were three menu items listed as brunch and we made the assumption that these would be items that would be well-honed and well-executed. They were not. The crab cakes eggs benedict was absolutely disgusting. We sent back our meal because the whites of the eggs were translucent. When a fresh plate was brought back to us it was obvious that the eggs were still underdone based on the gelatinous clear mucous tinged around the yolk. The manager informed us that perhaps we just weren't aware that the egg should be runny. At that point in time, six of the eight of us were halfway through our meal so we accepted the meal without complaint and didn't eat the mucous egg. The meal was not well executed, expensive, and not worth the fanfare of our family's celebration. There were no entrees, brunch or otherwise, listed for older kids. This was extremely disappointing-- in particular when we haven't celebrated out of the home or with family for over a year--and we won't back. There are far more predictably good restaurants to go to in A2 rather than one that rests on the laurels of its past accolades.

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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 5219 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.