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Gandy Dancer
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Ranked #4 of 610 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Description: 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
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Despite its pretensions I very much like the Gandy Dancer. Marvelous old historic building sitting alongside the tracks from Detroit to Chicago ;you still see and applaud the Amtrak several times a day. No longer the train station (it's next door) you still can imagine its glory in the fieldstone walls, fireplace, etc. Always valet parking, easy, reliable and complimentary. Specialty is seafood as it was founded as part of the
(Detroit) Muer family of restaurants [Joe Muers in Detroit has been reincarnated.] Nice menu, lovely views/ambience either looking in or
looking out. Sunday brunch is legendary. Has a bit more formal feel and while casual is there and welcome I would hope you'd feel like
a slob in a baseball cap and shorts. No TVs in evidence. Cozy bar and upper level room for special events. Nice wine list. Popular for weddings, graduations, etc. Operating in place for over 40 years, something of a record n this town . Makes you feel special though four
servers carrying silver helmets can be a bit daunting.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently attended a wedding in Ann Arbor with the reception at the Gandy Dancer.

Can't say much since it's a special occasion. But the food was top notch, and outdoor roofed patio was a great venue for the event. I actually liked the ambiance of the trains riding by.

No surprise here, since it is owned and operated by the same folks as the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Love it! Great atmosphere. They have plenty of food options for everyone. Good for the entire family.

Thank Lin L
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Had a lovely lunch with a lifetime friend. We had a very pleasant waiter and had excellent service. Food was very good. She had fish and I had a strawberry , chicken salad. The atmosphere is very nice. For lunch I did think it was a bit pricey.



Thank ANNE K
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This repurposed train depot has been here under the same management for a long time. It is beautifully done with high ceilings, nice spacing between table so net-net it is very quiet. Two trains came through while we were there and that is a real treat - remember to applaud when the go through.

The wine list is reasonably extensive but I found it to be a little pricey. Menu was sufficient to meet most tastes and the things the four of us ordered were well prepared, hot, and very attractively presented. We sat for 3 hours meeting with old friends and never felt hovered over but got what we wanted when we wanted it.

I had the boullibaise (sp?) and highly recommend it.

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Thank s1jag
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