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Gandy Dancer

4.6
3451 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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Gift Card
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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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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Dad deserves nothing less than perfection -- treat him to Sunday Brunch or Sensational Seafood this Father's Day! Join us from 9AM - 9PM. Brunch available 9AM - 2PM. Make your reservation today!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 3451 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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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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4.0Dined 16 hours ago

There were no gluten free desserts available at the buffet. However, chef Jessie did his best to accomodate us and made a special one for us.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I took my wife here for her birthday. First time we have been here since we were college students at Michigan, about 20yrs ago. The food was excellent, but the service was even better.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food presentation. Service as one would expect. I chose the Alaskan halibut entry. As good as it gets! This is my “go to” restaurant when I’m in Ann Arbor.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent server, Ian. He was helpful and informative, just the right amount of attention.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Wonderful food as always

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. The guest received her lunch and the meat wasn’t fully cooked. It was returned and brought back. I would’ve thought they might do something for a birthday celebration but they didn’t. Even after the food episode, no modifications were made other than the correction of the food. Disappointed by that.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

This restaurant had some of the best food I have ever had in Ann Arbor. It was a lovely change from our usual date place, The Real Seafood Company. It is very expensive, we spent are 145 after tip. So be prepared to shell out some cash, but you kind of expect it at a place like this.

Our server was a friend of mine, which was really fun. He did a great job, was very friendly, and gave us lots of recommendations on what we should try.

The Gandy Dancer was a lovely place and would definitely recommend for special occasions and special dates. I honestly can't imagine anything else better in the Ann Arbor area.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers day

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good Mother’s Day experience

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was unbelievable and the portions were spot on, the wait staff was outstanding and on top of everything needed, very good experience, will frequent again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great for special occasions. Just a solid special occasion venue.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

this restaurant was recommended to me a year ago. I am pleased I took the time to come and experience such excellent service. The food was great and the ambience was better.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Sunday brunch was outstanding. Great selection, great drinks, and our 2.5 year old also approved. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really nice brunch. The restaurant staff works hard and it shows in the finished product!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a wonderful evening to celebrate Mother's Day. Our server was outstanding - pleasant and social. The dinners were terrific. It was a dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and they took us in right away. That was impressive. The waiter was very attentive, however, it seemed that we were being rushed a little to come eat and go. Valet was extremely patient and helpful. The customer experience was good otherwise.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Definitely worth the 30 mile drive.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Awesome place . The food and dining experience was great and our server Scott was very attentive. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Gandy Dancer is always great it is absolutely amazing

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Perfect place to celebrate our 15 year anniversary! My wife’s halibut was best ever as was my surf and turf. Server Jay made it a wonderful event!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We were celebrating a very special day and the Gandy Dancer made it even more special. The food, the service, the entire lunch was wonderful. We wish we lived in the area to enjoy this gem more often. If you are live in Ann Arbor you are fortunate to have this great option, if not like us, we'll try to visit when we are in town. Great day, made better by a great restaurant!
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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Each time I go there the host directs me to an undesirable corner by an exit. It is as if they are trying to hide me. Maybe they should be trained to place people there only as a last resort. The place was half empty when they last did that to me.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Staff was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent with a good selection. The old train depot makes for great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Ian was our server, extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They acknowledged our anniversary with a personalized menu greeting and free dessert. Food was very good and creative. Would recommend for any special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful location. Please paint the tags on the cement bridge enbankment, as the view would be very nice if you did.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Delicious fresh food and attentive service make this a nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our waitress was exceptional, the food was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We attended Sunday Brunch to celebrate three birthdays and Mother’s Day a week early. We really enjoy the selection. There is something for everyone, even children.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The Gandy Dancer Sunday Brunch buffet has slipped in recent years. The service and ambiance remains good but I will be hesitant to return again unless I see better reviews.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We dined here for our anniversary. Great service and a nice touch by printing Happy Anniversary and our name on the top of the menu. Good food and nice cool atmosphere. highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was excellent, food was superb, everything was just fantastic . 10/10 would recommend. I will definitely be returning. Prices aren’t bad at all either .

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Visited for prom, had a great meal with a super neat atmosphere. Food prices are night than most places, but not out of reason, especially for the quality of the food (excellent)

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time for our first time visit. The building is unique. The tradition of clapping when the train goes by is memorable. The Smoked Manhattan was fabulous and the attention to detail impressive. The wait staff is well trained and the souvenir menu with our name on it was appreciated. The whole experience for an anniversary was outstanding and the complimentary desert was a nice touch. Can't wait to go back .

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

It’s been years since we visited the Gandy Dancer. We met a friend for dinner. The ambiance was Great::: two trains passed by! Food was good.
The only disappointment was that our server , Josh was really out of it. We thought he could be stoned or really tired
We will be back. We live by the River Crab in St Clair and eat there several times each month

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

End of school year

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very nice highly recommended

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1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I went to the Gandy Dancer this friday to celebrate my son’s UofM graduation and I was extremely disappointed. I grew up in Ann Arbor, so I had been here many times and thought this would be a great place to celebrate this exciting moment. I am sharing this review because, as a Chef and restauranteur, I know the issues that we experienced are preventable through proper kitchen and front of house management .

1. We had to return the food because it was cold. Three of seven plates that were ordered were sent back. This included two prime ribs. One of the plates was still cold the second time around. We also saw a table next to us return all their orders because it was cold.
2. For a restaurant that attempts to be the best in Ann Arbor; there was no non garlic bread option or even gluten free bread option.
3. The manager came to us after 2 hrs and told us that we had to leave because we had been there more than two hours. Keep in mind we had seven people, the food took a long time to come out. The appetizers and mains had to be returned and it was a celebration lunch so there were wine bottles ordered and drinks for the occasion which had to be finished since the manager, even after how terrible the service had been asked us to leave.
4. All of the above were pretty terrible, but the worst part was telling them there was an allergy and the plate coming to the person with the ingredient clearly being used.

After this experience i will never come back to this restaurant and i encourage management to take a seriously look at their proceses and customer experience team to receive more training and high volume management.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The restaurant was very busy the evening we were there (University of Michigan graduation ) . Noise level was loud. Food preparation seemed to suffer from the crowd pressure. Waiter did a very nice job in a rather frenetic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We had an excellent experience. Food cooked as ordered. And excellent service for the whole meal!

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