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Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor, MI

Gandy Dancer

4.7
4.7
5428 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (734) 769-0592

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Sanchez

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Kristina Spurlock: (888) 986-3911

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Cross Street

    Main Street

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Overall

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Food

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Service

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Ambience

  • Ann Arbor

    Best Value

  • Ann Arbor

    Group Bookings

  • Ann Arbor

    Lunch

  • Ann Arbor

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ann Arbor

    Romance

  • Ann Arbor

    Special Occasion

  • Ann Arbor

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Dennis

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    After avoiding the Gandy Dancer for years after it had gone "downhill" we were pleased by an enjoyable evening with good food, a pleasent waiter and a great setting.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant seemed a little warm tonight, heard other guest share that thought as well. I think it might be do to the hotter then normal outdoor temps we’ve been having here lately. Our server Rodney was top notch and prompt all night. Food was very good! Price seems fair even in current market. The seasonal menu has a lot to offer. No ATMs on site so bring cash to tip the complementary valets. We’ll be back for sure!
  3. R

    Rick

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was very good and server (Amanda) was very attentive . All our meals were excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Salmon Caesar salad was dry, salmon cooked perfectly though Server Rodney was impeccable Always a pleasure to dine there
  5. AC

    AveryC

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Atmosphere was lovely, as always…food good too
  6. B

    Bdaygirl

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, excellent service and food. Seafood and veggies tasted super fresh, wine pretty decent at price level. Overall a winner for me, will def keep coming back for special occasions.
  7. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Gazpacho was very good. Seafood trio was tasty but the salmon was overdone.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Salmon was good. Prime rib horrible, chewy like beef jerky. Lukewarm water. Restaurant nice atmosphere. Disappointing. Won’t return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and prepared as ordered. My salmon was a perfect medium rare. They know how to cook seafood!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The side door onto the patio is too heavy!! Especially for waitstaff with trays etc. it’s cruel.
  13. OT

    OTownFoodie

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Gandy Dancer has always been a favorite of mine. Not this time. I'm not sure if the pandemic caused the quality or training to suffer but I was less than satisfied this go around. Oysters on the half were not shucked right being still attached by the muscle. The Mussels were flavorless and over steamed. Swordfish catch was very good. Service was excellent and all the staff we encountered were pleasant. All in all I won't eat here again.
  14. EN

    EllenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful old train station with delicious food and great service. We will return.
  15. RS

    RandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The scallops and vegetable couscous seared, roasted shiitakes, spring pea purée, dill cream was excellent!
  16. H

    Hilda

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were outside by the street by choice. There was an event in the outside rooftop so that seating was not available.
  17. CN

    CynthiaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Memorable place for special occasions. Wait staff are welcoming, attentive, and they do not rush diners through the meal. We definitely plan to return.
  18. A

    Amanda

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very cool venue. Our server was nice. The food was just ok. I expected better food for the price. The lobster bisque was overly salty and a strange flavor. I sampled many types of seafood and it was underwhelming.
  19. BJ

    BigJeff

    Toledo

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came to the Gandy Dancer to celebrate our son’s 23rd birthday. Great food and service, as always!
  20. TS

    TammyS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. We went to Gandy Dancer for the second year in a row to celebrate our anniversary. Did not disappoint. Good was magnificent, service impeccable. Truly an magical experience.
  21. b

    bobk

    Detroit

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and great service. One of the best places in Ann Arbor for dinner. Great cocktails too.
  22. J

    Johnathanwb71

    Columbus

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and a great experience. The food was fantastic, even the kids menu was excellent. The halibut was truly excellent. The service was very good and Fred, the server was truly exceptional. An all around great experience.
  23. l

    louisep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The Gandy Dancer seemed tired to me. From the worn out carpeting to the scratched up plates. The presentation of the food was not on par with fine dining today. The food was decent and classic but not remarkable or memorable. I have not dined there in about 5 years. I would not put it on the list of places I would return. The waitstaff were very pleasant. It seemed as if they were going through the motions but lost the desire to really present a great meal.
  24. K

    Kash

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience / excellent food. Kind staff/ intimate setting
  25. A

    Ace72

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, comfortable yet refined atmosphere
  26. RO

    RalphO

    Detroit

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening as usual. Prices have become out of sight but overall experience is excellent!
  27. g

    greatlakesgirl56

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent dining choice for lunch with a view of a passing train during the meal
  28. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh fish is always great. Lobster bisque and chowder are the best. Regular menu items are very good. Portions are appetizing (not huge which is not appetizing to me)
  29. J

    Jet16

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our chocolate Manhattan and Chocolate Martini were delicious. The Coconut Shrimp app was crispy but the dipping sauce was not flavorful. (Their Bang Bang Shrimp app is to die for). The Martha’s Vi years Salad can’t be beat especially if you ask for extra dressing on the side. My Hemingway Snapper was the star of the show and amazing! I will definitely order this again! Finally we topped off our anniversary dinner with my husband and daughter with a complimentary Creme Brûlée and fantastic Chocolate Truffle Cake (could have been a little more u set poked so the center was gooey). Overall great dinner and evening! We’ll be back as always!
  30. t

    tkrk

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service by Nico was excellent. However, the food (in particular, the Mussels and the Dynamite Halibut) was too salty. The Tuna Poke was perfect, however.
  31. NS

    NumberSeven

    Detroit

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Gandy Dancer. The food was outstanding and the service was exemplary. We will return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy, delicious,as always, excellent service, a fave for 50 yrs
  33. t

    terpfan4

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. My wife and I were happy with our total experience.
  34. DH

    DavidH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joyful and satisfying
  35. RC

    RubinC

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The finest atmosphere and service in Ann Arbor! Always an enjoyable and delicious experience with the Gandy Dancer.
  36. t

    tkrk

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great but the service was too slow, especially considering that it was a weekday lunch and the restaurant was not at all busy.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a favorite of ours for many years, but seems to getting even better with every visit.
  38. S

    Susanb

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    This restaurant rarely disappoints as their chef does a wonderful job with all of his appetizers, entrees and desserts. The only "iffy" is the server - and unfortunately, this last visit we got one who was not very attentive or speedy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Graduation
  40. L

    Looking4gems

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive server abs exceptional food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 5428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Gandy Dancer

401 Depot St Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Main Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Ann Arbor

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (734) 769-0592

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Kristina Spurlock: (888) 986-3911

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