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About Gandy Dancer

Known in railroading days as "the finest station between Buffalo and Chicago", the majestic Michigan Central Railroad Depot deserves that commendation more than ever as the Gandy Dancer now.

401 Depot Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Early Bird: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Light Fare: Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 769-0592

Website:
http://www.muer.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Band on Sunday's from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Live Band on Wednesday's from 6:00pm until 10:0pn through end of August.

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

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 364 days of the year.

Executive Chef:
Mark Sanchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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.

Gandy Dancer Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (176)
Good for a Date (129)
Romantic (120)
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Good for Anniversaries (118)
Good for Birthdays (97)
Worth the Drive (90)
Scenic View (81)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Great for Brunch (61)
Business Meals (61)
Good for Groups (60)
Cozy (57)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Pre/post Theatre (53)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Great for Lunch (49)
Notable Wine List (47)
Authentic (46)
Fun (37)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Casual (25)
Seasonal (25)
Healthy (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Comfort Food (17)
People Watching (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Kid-friendly (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Have made this Sunday brunch a regular event with the family and we continue to love the food, service and environment.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall not bad!! it was a busy Saturday night from drinks to dessert we were there for almost 3 hours. They had to remake my dinner. then when it came to dessert they were all out of what we wanted. Witch was disappointing since it was my wife's birthday and that's what she wanted the most. Good staff however we had 3 different servers at the beginning of the night because they didn't know who's section we belonged to. With that I spent over $300 for 4 people and remade my dinner and also didn't even have dessert for my wifes birthday.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed in our meal. The food tasted processed and came to our table in what seemed like 1/2 hour after our seating and we felt rushed. We had to ask for a bread basket that did not come to the table until the end of our meal. Not the same good tasting food and relaxing time out as I remember the Gandy Dancer.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Food not as good and service lacking. Looked like they were short on wait staff.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting and outstanding food selection, always a wonderful experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Best quality and service during restaurant week which makes us want to go again

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Got a table near the window, 2 trains went by and we applauded - a Gandy Dancer tradition. Our server, Hannah, was terrific. The food and drink were very good. Overall an extremely satisfying dining experience.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

What can I say, Gandy continues to exceed my expectations in every way. For Brunch, Lunch or Dinner the meals always feels like a Holiday. May your success always continue.
Jamie

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were crimebrating a birthday dinner; menu was personalized. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Edit staff knowledgeable, attentive and personable. Restaurant was full-- indicative of a great venue.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

The Gandy Dancer is one of our favorite dining destinations in Ann Arbor. The setting is historic, and if you can time your dinner when a train goes by, it is certainly noteworthy. They have some interesting and unique entrees (roasted salmon with maple glaze, roasted kale & butternut squash, vanilla sweet potato mash). Prices are moderate.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating our sons senior recital.plus it was restaurant week. Wonderful meal, great wine. We have also enjoyed the brunch

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

This was during Restaurant Week, so I ordered off of their special menu. I had a reservation, but my train was late. They had no problem helping with that, despite some obvious hints that their reservations were full. Nevertheless, plenty of open space. The food was interesting, and quite good, but cold by the time it got to me. Service was generally slow that night, and a bit distracted. Possibly other parts of the restaurant were more full, but my area sure wasn't. None of these problems kept me from having a good meal. Their cocktails are also excellent, though it took a few tries to make sure mine actually came back from the bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the vibe of being near train station, warm and cozy! Lemon drop martini was the bomb!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

You can’t find a better place to celebrate a special event. The food is unbelievable and the service was incredible. We’ve been there several times for the Sunday buffet and it offers a wonderful assortment of breakfast and lunch items. The staff were quick to replenish the food items and the ability to order an omelet made to order was appreciated by a member of our party.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Had excellent service and good food. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and answered all our questions completely and politely. The only thing that didn't please me was Ann Arbor's parking meters placed across the street in front of the restaurant. I didn't realize that the restaurant had complimentary parking because that information wasn't available until I approached the front door - well after I had dropped almost four dollars into the meter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time at the Gandy Dancer and I was not disappointed. Everything about the experience was incredible - from the hostess at the front to the walk through the restaurant to our table - near the window with a beautiful view- to the first bite of the homemade bread and then everything that followed! I had high expectations of dining in such a fine establishment and they were not only met but exceeded! Can't wait to go back! HIGHLY recommend the almond encrusted brie! :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great place never disappoints me. The staff and our waiter were amazing. Food is always great. This place used to be the old train station so it has a unique atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service with exceptional ambiance. Food was very good. Great for special get together or business meals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited for restaurant week.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

yet another great meal at the Gandy Dancer! Highly recommended!

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

Restaurant week in Ann Arbor we had a fantastic lunch for $15 each at the wonderful Gandy Dancer

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent atmosphere and good food. My wife thought the menu with our name on it welcoming us for our anniversary was a good touch

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We love this place. We've been coming here for great food and service since my wife worked here in the 80's. It remains a super place.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great staff and waiter. Good food. Love the view from the window.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We took advantage of Ann Arbor Restaurant week, ordering the roast salmon lunch with the squash bisque & Martha Vineyard salad .. well priced & delicious at $15. Service was attentive by a young male who took good care of the Blums

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Restaurant Week time again. The Gandy Dancer is wonderful for RW because its menu is tremendous. We both ate the amazing salmon and loved it. We've been coming here for almost 50 years and looking forward to the next 50.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

In general the food is great. I love the roasted salmon and the kale salad. The desserts are fun and tasty. Some of my party had the butternut squash chowder and said it was delicious but very heavy on the butter which was a shame. I think that less fat in most of the mains would be a good thing.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service here was outstanding. Love the historical ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delightful

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyable as usual.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Gandy Dancer has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened in the 1970’s.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Gandy Dancer was awesome! Great food, great service great overall experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My favorite restaurant and one I have been enjoying since College in the 70s

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding brunch buffett, the best in Ann Arbor!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful server (David). We had a few issues which were not our servers fault. We were seated near the back which is normally not a problem. However, there was a VERY LOUD party in the very back room which made our conversations with our friends sometimes impossible. (Note: sometimes these things just happen but I would encourage the leadership team consider limiting seating near such a big party in the future.

They do have a wonderful wine selection. The environment is fun and usually quite. Was a little disappointed with the new menu options. They do have some wonderful meat options. However, it seemed the seafood options were a little disappointing and there was only one pasta option.

It is January and cold so we assumed there are fewer folks eating out. Hopefully, our next visit will be more like "old times.'

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was perfect, besides the cut of steak received. The steak ordered was medium rare but came as barely rare. We asked for another and that was cooked well. However both had little marbling, but large pieces of fat on the sides which were inedible.

Besides that, everything was perfect and my gf was EXTREMELY SATISFIED. We’ll definitely be back for many more times as we decided to make it our nice restaurant for special occasions. The wait staff was fantastic, thank you very much bill.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were there to celebrate our mothers 90th birthday. Could not have selected a better place. Food, service, and ambiance were perfect. The birthday wish on her menu was a special surprise. Thank you.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The lunch was a wonderful experience.
The ambiance was great, So was the service and so was the food.
A train went by and we all clapped.
It was my birthday and I can think of no other restaurant for the occasion.
It was also enjoyed by me daughter and my grandson.
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I went to Gandy Dancer for our wedding anniversary dinner. It was a perfect evening in every way. We sat right next to the fireplace which was so romantic and cozy. Food was wonderful and service was great. Perfect evening in every way! We’ll be back for sure!! Thank you!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always really like this restaurant. Would be 5 stars but we waited an hour after our salad for our main course . Two members of our party are diabetic and had taken their insulin anticipating a shorter time for main dish. They had extra bread but not what they wanted to happen .
Hope this is an unusual kitchen blip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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