Gandy Dancer

4.6
4131 reviews
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Everyone is super friendly. Food was horrible for the price. I think the wait staff was overwhelmed by the amount of people that day, so the service was just ok (lots of people because there was a graduation at Hill Auditorium).

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Daughter’s graduation with doctor of veterinary medicine

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food didn’t live up the hype. We were placed at a table for 6 and there were 3 of us so it was a bit uncomfortable. They also were firing food out much quicker than drinks and were out of a bottle of wine we ordered before dinner and by the time we found out, our dinners were done. Average experience.

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g
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

the main hostess was very rude and made no accommodations for are early arrival. she was terrible in her demeanor.
i really like the restaurant but her attitude was less than pleasing

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PM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Neither of us had been there for over 15-20 years and it was great to be back. Our sever was a delight and we enjoyed the entire evening! Well done everyone!!!

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DV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Brandon, our server was just incredible.

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w
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great birthday experience! Food was excellent and service was great! Thanks 🙏

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S
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and fantastic Halibut dinner

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AT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was beautiful. Service was excellent from running valets outside (even though it wasn’t busy yet) to Rodney, our excellent server, to the young redhead cook who prepared our scallops exquisitely. We will be back!

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SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rodney provided a wonderful dining experience. The prime rib was delicious and they were very accommodating to my wife who didn’t understand the sides at first.They were quick to replace the sides with the ones she wanted.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Gandy Dancer for all special occasions because service is predictably outstanding, food is delicious and ambience is special. Well worth the price.

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SJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting AA and found Gandy Dancer on google. Wow wow wow. We were blown away by the food. The service was extreme! Sierra was our waitress and was being trained by Jeremy and their attention was over the top. Definitely a go to next time we’re in town.
10 stars all around!

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were pretty disappointed in our dining experience. While the atmosphere was very nice, both of our main courses were far too salty and not properly seasoned. Coconut rice didn’t taste like coconut and neither did the coconut shrimp, which was surprising. Salmon was over cooked. The food is very expensive and we expected better quality. Wait staff was pleasant and attentive and valet parking much appreciated. However we will not be returning.

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EW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, great lunch specials, fantastic service and the bread, beautiful salad and fish tacos were impeccable.

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere for anniversary date and the complimentary creme brulee was highlight. Cobb salad had too much blue cheese too little seafood and bouillabaise was full of cabbage that menu did not warn of.

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FE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not that good for the price paid. Seems like a bit overrated.

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CQ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a special place. Had a delightful total experience for my mom’s birthday.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to this restaurant for my 22nd birthday and I truly enjoyed myself. It was very easy to make a reservation and upon arrival my friends and I were greeted and received phenomenal service (the waiter even took pictures for us). The food was great as well. Definitely will be coming back here again. The only thing I wish was that I received a phone call to verify my reservation; since it was made online I wasn’t sure (until I called myself) if the reservation was solidified. Very easy fix. Besides that I was highly satisfied and impressed.

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l
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Quite disappointing experience. Service was very poor, with a waiter that had a surly and condescend attitude, long waiting time, many items were missing from menu, the overall food quality was below average and served almost cold. Too bad as the location and ambiance of the restaurant are nice, but obviously the management and the chef require a lot of improvements

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t
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service..... can't ask for much more!

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RR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I would dine more frequently at Gandy Dancer if nutritional info were available, as we have specific dietary needs. At least offer info on website

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fun evening. We definitely enjoyed the clapping and bell ringing when the train came.

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Varied menu. Elegant atmosphere. Noise level no problem for conversation.

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HA
Detroit
90 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's day dinner with my beautiful wife. We do it every year. The spring halibut was done to perfection. The chowder was better ty Hank ever and the chocolate desert was fantastic

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mothers day

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LR
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Mother’s Day buffet. Very busy, but service was good and lines weren’t bad. Food always excellent.

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N
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic...arguably the best brunch in the area. Price was a little steep, but service was good, noise was low, and the old train station was cool. I always say you get what you pay for, and this is no exception. Expensive but very good.

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J
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service provided
Excellent attention to detail
The food was outstanding and enjoyed by all

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, staff was great, food was great and the overall experience was great . Would definitely recommend!

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BN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid choice for a great dinner for a special night out. Parking is no problem as you have to valet.

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RF
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Drinks were very weak. At $10 per drink, they need to make a little stronger. Did not order a 2nd drink after I saw bartender put less than a shot in a drink. So, between my wife and I that is $20 in drinks they did not get because they were trying to save 80 cents by putting in less alcohol

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is unequivocally our favorite restaurant. Virtually all of our state family dinners are held there, e.g. engagement parties, anniversaries, Mother's Day etc. The waiter, Rodney from Monroe, MI, was excellent both in service, recommendations, and casual conversation. We have been dining there even prior to the untimely and tragic death of Mr. Muier.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was most respectful and delightful to be with. We had a reservation at 3:30 pm and arrived at 3:15 pm. We were asked to wait at the bar or lobby until we could be seated. Our guests arrived and at 3:45 pm my husband inquired about seating after several later arriving guests were seated. We were at a 5 person table just outside the prep area and with all the chopping and banging it was difficult to hear our dinner companions. The food was outstanding as always.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and just as good as first. Will defiantly be going back. Such an amazing restaurant!!!

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p
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had wonderful food, service and ambiance .the Gandy Always makes a great occasion a stellar event .

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FP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 4

Beautiful place with historical value, you can sit there and imagine the people standing there waiting for a train.
I ordered the impossible burger and my wife ordered the sword fish just to find that both were not available. The staff should have been notified, instead the waiter looked embarrassed twice and we were not expecting this from a restaurant that was highly recommended.
Sadly, I'm not impressed.

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B
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and food, as always. We had the halibut and shrimp scampi and along with the lobster bisque. All were very good. Service was on point, attentive without being overbearing.

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BK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, attention to detail was awesome and ambiance was excellent.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Our meals were brought to the table far too quickly. We had not come close to finishing our salads.
While my wife's dinner was exceptable, for the price, she expected better.
My prime rib came to the table stone cold. It was promptly replaced by an equally cold one. I finished about a third of it with the help of hot dipping liquid. Everything considered, for $130 plus tip, I will not be back anytime soon.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to the Gandy Dancer in quite a while when I decided to make reservations to take three clients to dinner. We had a fine time, the service was flawless, and the food was absolutely delicious. Plus, you just can't beat the Gandy Dance for a visual "Wow" from outside and inside.

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