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
Food Dance is one of my favorite restaur ...
Food Dance is one of my favorite restaurants. We attended the other evening for a Birthday dinner. Overall the evening was very enjoyable, but we had several disappointments. The wine special that was listed on the menu wasn't available and the drink we chose, the blueberry shrub was terrible. I wish the sever had told us it tasted like vinegar when we ordered it. The food was very good, but the pork chop had a large amount of fat left on it for flavor. (not good if you have a phobia of fat).
The poor service probably colors my over ...
The poor service probably colors my overall opinion. But the food itself was mediocre, at best. I ordered Pad Thai with chicken. I asked that they make it without egg. The waitress heard me clearly - she repeated the order back to me. When it was delivered, the largest ingredient after the noodles was egg. And almost no pieces of chicken! Also, I ordered a club soda with lemon. Often I end up getting the soda with lime - but this time I didn't get it at all. I reminded her twice. But no soda. If was, of course, on the bill!
Food Dance is one of our favorite eating ...
Food Dance is one of our favorite eating places in KZoo outside of the beer establishments like Bells. We like sitting at the bar. Decor is modern and somewhat understated. We go about once a year, but that is enough to be recognized, which always makes one feel good. Quiet ambiance which permits conversation without shouting.
Cocktails, beer and wine selection are good and well chosen, if not a mammoth selection. They do have a couple of Michigan wines by the glass; but I would like to see more as this would promote the locavore and farm to table ethos.
A reasonable variety of dishes from small plates to substantial entrees. Prices are reasonable. Only slight faux pas this time was the entree being delivered before the salad was finished.
A relaxed but upscale decor with very cr ...
A relaxed but upscale decor with very creative food, farm to table. We order the roasted garbanzo beans each time we go - light and tasty. Trout was good, but not exceptional. Mac and Cheese was excellent. Unique salad dressing - rhubarb and clove - was very good and a nice new taste combination. Waiter, Reese, was exceptional!! Our small group of friends had a great time gathering at Food Dance.
I'm a train buff and it was great to see ...
I'm a train buff and it was great to see a couple of locomotives roll by just after we were seated immediately upon our arrival. Foodwise, my pork chop was adequate but my companions raved about their entrees. We had prompt, friendly service and were provided information to help us decide between menu options. We had heard about Food Dance and we were happy to finally try it out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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