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“Dissapointment” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Food Dance Cafe

Food Dance Cafe
401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-1888
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Ranked #3 of 275 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pitcher St.
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.
Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Dissapointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Went there for our Anniversary and we were very disappointed. Sloooow service and so so food were all we experienced. In addition the atmosphere was so loud we could hardly converse across our table. Won't go back.

Visited September 2012
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

It seems Food Dance is always open! They have a great menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Unique options, always good. Great service too. There's also a shop where you can buy cheeses, delicious desserts and take out. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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South Haven
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

What are the odds of 5 people with distinctive tastes all having a wonderful dining experience?! The New York Strip Steak with duck fat potatoes was out of this world. The French feta appetizer was delicious. The macaroni and cheese, to die for! My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her salmon, my husband had a fantastic pulled pork sandwich, my sister devoured the crab ravioli. What makes this place even more enjoyable is the friendly staff. They are happy to be your hostess or server, they clearly love where they work, which tells me they are treated well by their employers.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Food Dance is one of my 'go to' favorites in Kalamazoo.

The restaurant uses local and organic sources, as possible. There are vegetarian options available.

I tend to order a seasonal dish whenever possible, but the mac & cheese is ALWAYS great. This visit I enjoyed the Moroccan Squash (veg entree) and it was a delight!

Full bar service is available and there is also a gift shop/gourmet shop.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portage, Michigan
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“Wow Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Outstanding food choices all day long excellently presented. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable providing excellent service. Great restaurant atmosphere, don't forget to drop into store after eating and pick up unbelieveable deserts for later!!

Visited September 2012
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