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Gandy Dancer

4.6
3406 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(734) 769-0592
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sanchez
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Catering
The Gandy Dancer also offers off site catering for corporate receptions, product launches & business lunches.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 364 days of the year.
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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.
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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

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.

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What 3406 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Herring each passing train is part of the charm. Food was scrumptious.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I usually love the Gandy Dancer. This time it was okay but not great. I don't eat seafood or steaks so the options are limited for someone like me. They used to have a Parmesan chicken that I loved but that's not on the menu anymore so I decided to try the smoked gouda stuffed chicken. I have no complaints for the chef, since it wasn't poorly made, but it's not something I would order again. Smoked gouda and chicken don't make the best combo, in my opinion. My wife enjoyed her pecan crusted whitefish, however.

For dessert we ordered the Media Luna, which have enjoyed before on several occasions. This time it was not up to par, as the mousse was too runny, which was not an enjoyable texture.

Overall, I would still recommend the Gandy Dancer, since I tend to write this less than great experience off as an anomaly. Also, there are a lot more options for most people who do eat seafood and/or steaks, so having a favorite dish taken off the menu is not that big of a deal for most.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Been to a lot of nice restaurants and your restaurant was by far my favorite.i give it a 5 for everything.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Seafood dominated menu, nice drink specialty list, interesting decor, professional wait staff, above-average restaurant

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food as always was very good. The service was very disappointing this time. Our waiter was largely disengaged in making my wife feel special for her birthday dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food and service were excellent. And the atmosphere of an old train station is very cool. When a train passes the tradition is for patrons and staff to applaud which occured twice during our meal. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The dinner and service were excellent. I was a bit disappointed by the Martha’s’ Vineyard salad, which was not up to standard (limp lettuce and too much dressing). Overall we enjoyed our birthday dinner/celebration. We’ll be back to see if it was a one-off problem with the salad as I expect it was.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Nice relaxing meal.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! Great place for all occassions.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love Gandy Dancer. The setting is just so unique and the food is great. The brunch has everything one could hope for. Their regular evening menu is also succulent.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great for casual or formal brunch, whichever you prefer. Live music was wonderful and food even better!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great buffet choices surrounded by a wonderful historic building.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It had been several years since we had been to Gandy Dancer as it had really gone down hill. We tried again recently and it has quickly become one of my favorites again. Great food, service and ambience. The East Meets West Tuna appetizer is the BEST!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delightful and classy!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Had not visited in a few years. Better than ever! We both enjoyed every course.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service and seafood are always great at Gandy Dancer. Never had a poor experience there.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

good gluten-free options and a great place for a special occasion

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful food wonderful service! Don’t know why we waited so long to return.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Friend’s were visiting from Israel. They loved the food and restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Brought four first-time Gandy Dancer visitors for lunch for a special occasion, which I'd indicated in our reservation (special occasion - was never asked about). While our greeting and seating could have been handled better by host station, the server did a great job. Suggest you don't arrive early for your reservation, don't arrive right at opening, and don't wait for server to ask if it's a special occasion. Apparently ain't gonna happen.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was delicious. Will do again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience again great service and the food was awesome filet and lobster can't go wrong

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The atmosphere is wonderful - gorgeous building - but the food, while certainly adequate, is not inspired. Go there for a good meal, but don't expect to be wowed.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went to the Gandy Dancer for our wedding anniversary and were really disappointed with the food. My wife's white fish came out cold and the rice was cold & sticky. My shrimp scampi was just warm.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, a great experience at the Gandy Dancer! We came here with family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The service is always spectacular and I love the little touches, like printing his name on a commemorative menu. The food was on point. I had the seasonal scallop dish with asparagus & mushroom risotto and pea purée. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Server, Brandy, was fun, very responsive to our needs and a complete pleasure. Mostly seafood menu is exquisite, everyone enjoyed their entree. Will definitely return as soon as possible.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent food and service
Venue and ambiance is outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The perfect place to gather family and friends to celebrate a birthday.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely Easter dinner at Gandy Dancer. We drove in from Lansing to take our daughter out and it was worth the drive! Prime rib was so-so according to those who had it, but they have a great seafood selection and it was all fabulous! Wonderful atmosphere in an unusual historic building. Great salad, their featured wine was very good and reasonably priced. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came for Easter dinner with our college kids. Great food and service as usual. Noise level a little high and hard to hear at times. Interior Looked a little worn here and there and needed a good cleaning. Food still excellent as well as the service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch, food was excellent, service great, all staff helpful and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went to Easter Brunch with my dad. It was a very clean building. Very busy since it was Easter Sunday. There was lots of seating and a huge buffet. The servers were prompt and polite. I would highly recommend someone going here and I would like to come back myself.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food needs to be replenished faster when out in a buffet setting. Also they way over booked.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was delicious, the fish was very fresh! The service couldn’t be better!!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

hello
pricey, small portions, slow service, and totally cold food

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We enjoyed this restaurant very much , will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Chose Gandy Dancer based on a review I read. We were not disappointed!! Food, service and ambiance were exceptional!! Looking forward to a return visit!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Lived in Ann Arbor for over 50 years. Through its history always considered it my favorite.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We’ve been to the Gandy several times and are members but our appetizer was presented differently than before. We asked ahead of time to have our servings spaced but our salad was served while we were still eating our appetizer. As a result, it was not crisp. The ginger rice was flavorless and the broccoli was bland. Presentation was good. Our waitress did not rush us after we asked her. She was good, personable, informative, explaining the dishes

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