About Food Dance
We're very serious about food, but atmosphere is casual at Food Dance. We begin by sourcing the freshest ingredients from our family of farms. Starting with Norm's free range eggs in your omelet to J&S farm's fruit we preserve in-house for our cocktails, you will find great full flavored food on our menus. We work to build relationships with the farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and producers of fine food that share our same values.
We look forward to giving you a great experience; celebrating, meeting or just enjoying one of our fabulous cocktails inspired by the seasons. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering: Delivery or Pick up
We love sharing food. In today’s busy world, we know you don’t always have time to sit down with us and break bread. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t there for you. Whether you’re planning a business meeting, luncheon, extravaganza or you just can’t bear to turn on the oven–available for delivery, pick up or an onsite party.
Honest-to-goodness, farm-fresh food ready for you whenever you need it
Deliveries-Let us bring it to you–our same farm-fresh goodness delivered to your home, office or secret lair.
We offer parking directly behind our building in our own lot plus additional parking in a detached south lot with visible signage. There is also some on the street parking available.
Julie Stanley, Head Chef Brad McKenzie
Private Party Facilities:
We have 3 beautiful rooms that can be reserved individually or in combination, for 15-110 guests. Choices are almost endless. Whether you imagine a business breakfast or lunch, a festive cocktail party, a sit-down dinner or dessert & coffee bar, we have a menu selection you & your guests will love.
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: 2693821888x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer many events throughout the year such as cooking classes, farm to fork dinners, beer & cheese tastings and more. Make reservations for these events @ fooddance.net
Food Dance Ratings and Reviews
great food every time. great service e ...
great food every time. great service every time.
Dinner with Friends
Great food, great drinks, great service...great time! Casual enough to be relaxed, but a great menu and knowledgeable staff...Thanks!
Food Dance is our favorite restaurant in ...
Food Dance is our favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo. We were delighted to host friends from Chicago on Saturday -- they loved it as much as we do! Our server was spectacular! She was very efficient but also funny and charming. We had a great time, and the food was wonderful -- no food was left at the end! We had a great time!
Excellent Dining Experience
First time in Kalamazoo and was delighted by the city, the marathon, craft breweries and Food Dance. Our server was excellent, wish I could remember her name:( Enjoyed her Bell's Beer and red wine recommendations. Food was excellent. I ordered the square dance salad with salmon and my husband ordered the pasta special. All was delicious! I would highly recommend this dining experience to everyone.
Celebrated Mothers' Day the evening before.
We gathered children and their spouses, foodies among them, for a pre-Mothers' Day evening out. The food, service and overall experience were outstanding. Everyone loved Food Dance!
My husband and I have eaten here many times and always had a great experience. This time we took our 13 yr old to enjoy dinner before our movie and as always the food and service was great! Will recommend and return!!!
It was a great lunch for my staff for a belated Administrative Professionals Day!
The food and service were great! We abs ...
The food and service were great! We absolutely loved the menue choices.
Food dance is so popular there is always a bit of a wait. My mother loves this restaurant and I knew that when I graduated, she'd want to eat there. I made a reservation for 8pm the Friday before WMU's graduation and the table was ready right at 8pm! This is the first time I made a reservation and everything went so smoothly, I'd definitely do it again.
Great food, terrific service!
Celebrated my daughter' college graduation! Food was great, table service was terrific!! Would highly recommend! Their confirmation process prior to our dining date was very professional too. They really know how to run a restaurant. Great experience overall!
Masterful dishes and excellent service
Every dish was like another song! Flavors were balanced in harmony. Creative takes on traditional ingredients, which were all of the highest quality, made the dining experience a memorable one. We'll be back the next time we're in town! We can't try everything in one night.
Great place for appetizers, salads and drinks
We celebrated a birthday, and as usual, ordered appetizers and drinks first, which were all great. The salad came at an appropriate time after the appetizers, and those too were excellent. It was when the entrees were served that we were disappointed. Two out of five of us did not care for them - with one, the steak was tough and chewy and flavorless and with the other, the duck was also flavorless. With the third, the pork chop was good but not as moist as it could have been. If it didn't have the sweet potato hash to mix it with, then it would have been labeled dry. The other two meals were fine. For as much money as we spent, we would have expected better. The entrees don't seem to change much, which is disappointing as well. Next time we visit, we agreed we will order all appetizers, salads and drinks only.
Dinner at Food Dance
Excellent meal, excellent service, inviting ambience. Food Dance is worth a special trip just for the experience.
Excellent food, as always!
Excellent food, as always!
Had my husband's birthday dinner here with our two sons. Great appetizers, food was delicious. We had excellent service.
A little lower than normal
This visit to Food Dance was disappointing. I've had fabulous meals there before, not this time. The fried were soggy. The broccoli soup was gross.
Online reservations went perfect, table ready when walking through door. Friendly, fast service, food was portioned perfectly and excellent quality.
Food Dance - great atmosphere and tremendous food
Went to food dance and had the Duck Thai. It had awesome flavor with just the right amount of heat from the Thai sauce. The duck was cooked perfect nice and tender. My wife had a squash risotto special and was thrilled. This place has become a favorite for dinner as well as weekend breakfast.
28th anniversary celebration
Several people recommended this delicious restaurant, we are so glad we dined there.
Food Dance An Experience
Once again, Food Dance does not disappoint. Great for parents wanting to take their Western Michigan University or Kalamazoo College students AND THEIR ROOMMATES out for a great meal. Diverse menu sure to please everyone.
Great food and attentive staff.
Great adventurous food and attentive staff make this an awesome place to go for a special occasion.
Always fresh and local-a favorite!
Food Dance never disappoints. What Chef Brad can come up with for the seasonal menus are absolutely amazing, and they pair so well with the menu staples that have made Food Dance a favorite in Kalamazoo. The wine and cocktail list are stellar for such a small town, and the food is one of the best in West Michigan. Hats off to the great service, wonderful timing, and quality and locally-sourced ingredients. It all really shines through for a dinner experience.
The steak special was advertised as being cooked "medium-rare", not as a "suggestion" but thats the way it was advertised. The waitress asked if medium-rare was good. I told her, perfect. It is very hard to cook a steak as thin as that mid rare. It was medium-well. It did have good flavor and was fatty enough to be moist. Perhaps dont cut the steaks so thin. I realize you are not a steak house, but when you pay over 30 dollars for a steak, a half of a potato and some carrots you might expect a decently cut steak.
Mac and Cheese
The mac and cheese was great but the chicken wasn't cooked well to be worth $5. I felt like it was microwaved and chopped into my mac and cheese. I would recommend grilling it to make it worth the money.
Girls night out
I was underwhelmed by the quality after reading the reviews. The entrees were very overpriced. We shared the crab cakes which were small and lacked flavor and then also shared the pad thai. The Pad Thai was $20! It was actually below average and had about 3 pieces of chicken. Overall the service and location was above average but the food and prices missed the mark.
Great Place to eat - never disappointed
Excellent Service and Food - Atmosphere is always great as is the Service.
date night special
Very nice area, quick service. The on-line reservation was so easy and we walked right in, excellent with no delays or waiting. We were returning customers, so one dish was very good as expected, the other meal was not as expected and guest was not happy with the meal. Service was fast and friendly. Cost was within range for type of restaurant and meals.
Had a great meal with the 3 for 25.00, however I found out after I ordered my wine, that I could have gone with a recommended wine for a little savings after looking at the menu. everything was pretty good, I had the sausage, then a salad and then the roast beef. All we good, nothing out of this world, but I did like the smaller portions.
The good and the bad
As always, Food Dance provided a good meal for Restaurant Week. My wife and I enjoyed the flavorful salmon dish. However, we had to send the dessert back as it was flavorless and tasted old. Our waitress was excellent and attended to our every need.
Nicely prepared quality food!
Good special occasion restaurant. Took my daughter for dinner and she really enjoyed it. Some interesting dishes! The vegetarian dish was very good but would be nice to have more entree selections. Great service!!
Dined at Food Dance on a Thursday evening. Great selection of beer, wine and alcohol. Good service and excellent food.
Food Dance -- always great!
Food Dance is our favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo. Their food is consistently tasty and healthy -- with regular fun surprises. Service is always helpful and responsive. We love going there!
Nice Restaurant, Poor Dish
I've eaten at Food Dance before and have greatly enjoyed it. The drinks are great and the service is good. The last time, though, my meal was just terrible. Don't order the Grilled Butternut Squash. The squash itself was hard, not cooked very much, the lentils were all right, but the mushrooms were mealy and had a very unpleasant taste that extended onto the arugula beneath them, which I then couldn't eat either. I still very much like Food Dance and would both recommend it and would eat there again, but that particular dish was terrible
New Year's Flop
We were very disappointed. Bad service, bad food, and seated literally right on a wall. I was glad to be right handed. Overall a terrible visit and I left hungry after $65 per person tab.
Great New Years Eve menu
The fixed price menu was just tremendous on New Years Eve. The service was excellent and the food was awesome. We had a great time and already looking forward to next year.
Great ambiance but disappointing meal.
The ambiance was surprisingly good, big space and good decoration. Our server was kind and attentive. The meal was ordinary. We read great things in the reviews but sadly we didn't have that experience. I had lamb and my husband had the duck. His was better than mine. My lamb had no sauce, lamb and spaetzle dumped in a plate. The ingredients were very fresh but the presentation and the taste was disappointing. Our daughter had the burger and fries. Burger tasted good but the fries were burnt.
Real food! Quality ingredients. Well pre ...
Real food! Quality ingredients. Well prepared. A rare find.
We went to Food Dance after our daughter ...
We went to Food Dance after our daughters graduation from Western Michigan and it was fabulous! Great food and service!
Food Dance our favorite restaurants. We have to travel about 50 miles to get there but it is completely worth the drive. Food is fresh, well prepared and wonderful presentation. We especially love the organic and farm to table selections. This restaurant is a total experience; not just a place for a quick bite to eat. The servers are fantastic and very knowledgeable.
We had a birthday dinner at Food Dance and sat 7. It was a great experience. The food was excellent, the service (Rob) was excellent, and everyone left extremely happy and full. I would certainly recommend this establishment for any meal of the day and for special occasions, too.
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