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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and...
For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.
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  • 25
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Artistic food and atmosphere.

The food here is great. We had a large group, and there was something here for everyone to like. We also ordered charcuterie and cheeses for the table, there is lots of selection. This is a farm to table type of restaurant, so the menu and selection changes. We thought the wine list was good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Laurenpb
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Akron, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Akron, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food here is great. We had a large group, and there was something here for everyone to like. We also ordered charcuterie and cheeses for the table, there is lots of selection. This is a farm to table type of restaurant, so the menu and selection changes. We thought the wine list was good. The best part of this... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is really neat! They have gluten free and vegetarian options, as well as local food sources for many of their dishes. It is a neat building & cool staff. The prices are a little high, but in line with what you would expect at a posh place like this. If you are in Kalamazoo or surrounding areas, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was great, I love the atmosphere. The Cherry Chicken Sausages are fantastic. As are the fresh juices. They even have a neat little shop to look at cookbooks and local products while you wait for your table. I will definitely be coming here again!

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Macatawa, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Makes for a happy meal time going here! The ambiance of food fresh and warm resonates here. Friends and family celebrate here because of the fine quality and atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is my fav restaurant in town. I've eaten here for years, since before they moved, and have never had a bad meal. The inventive dishes and outstanding service, never cease to amaze me. Great place to just go for drinks and dessert too! The have a market as well, with all kinds of fantastic sweets, wines, cheese, ice cream... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had the smoked whitefish scramble and I cannot say enough how good it is. The fried potatoes were dead on perfect and the scone was delicious. Well worth it.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food Dance is a n enjoyable experience. Having been there for brunch, late lunch and supper, we have always enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and most of all the food. The menu is every changing, and they utilize local farmers and sources for their wonderful menu items. All of their baked goods are fresh, and the market-place sells a variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place could make it anywhere. Creative menu, fresh ingredients and great service. Best pork chop I have ever had. Wife had scallops , better then most seafood restaurants. Save room for dessert amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Recommended by local winery. .he was right. Had a goat cheese fondue that was to die for! ! Server was very knowledgeable and helped us pick out great wine pairing. Awesome menu. Emphasis on local fresh food. Little market attached. Great selection of unique findings. Would give them $$, but worth it ♡

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a business meeting in Kalamazoo and local rep took us to Food Dance. Great place and atmosphere. Everyone was extremely friendly. Did not have time to walk around shop , but everything looked great. Meal was very good. I had Cobb Salad which was good sized and everything was fresh. My boss had a breakfast omelet and he was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?