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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, 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
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Food Dance Ratings and Reviews
The chicken pecan summer salad was good ...
The chicken pecan summer salad was good and the crab cakes were notable. We had their 'Fish Feature' which was Sword Fish for dinner and it was not notable, pretty meh.
What I do like about the restaurant is their emphasis on farm to table and their heavy focus on local ingredients and local farms/produce.
I have been to food dance many times and ...
I have been to food dance many times and it remains one of my favorite restaurants anywhere however our last visit was less than expected. Halfway through the meal, a large table of nine was seated next to us. It was clear they were a bridal shower party. They proceeded to celebrate so loudly we couldn't hear each other talking across the table from each other. They burst balloons, squealed, cheered and generally behaved as if they were the only diners in the restaurant. I don't hold food dance responsible for their rude behavior however the back rooms, behind the glass doors, were open and available. The table could easily have been moved and they could have celebrated and we could have dined in peace. I'll still go back and I still love the food but it was missed opportunity for a better experience for myself and many other diners that evening.
We were staying in Kalamazoo on a trip. ...
We were staying in Kalamazoo on a trip. This was the best rated restaurant and on Opentable how could we resist. Overall this was a very good spot. The service was very good. Emily our waitress was helpful. The trout was excellent and whatever the sauce was I could have used more. My wife had the duck which was nicely done. Maybe a bit over cooked from medium rare but very good. My daughter had the mac and cheese with bacon and it was awesome. Possibly the best mac I have had mainly due to the high quality bacon. We had a meat and cheese tray appetizer which was very good. The dessert was solid and for $100 pre tip it was reasonable for the quality.
Overall an enjoyable spot and a good find from Opentable and Trip Advisor. If I am in Kalamazoo again I would go here without a doubt.
My poor service rating is a reflection o ...
My poor service rating is a reflection of our greet not our service at the table. Our server was wonderful.
Our experience started with a tutorial by the hostess on how we had made our reservation incorrectly on OpenTable. Even though I was able to select the time and make the reservation, it had not been made one hour in advance and would not normally be honored. Then we were seated. It was an odd way to be greeted and apparently had no purpose as there was a table available for us. I never recovered from the greeting, which affected my experience. Never felt welcomed.
I made a special reservation for Kalamaz ...
I made a special reservation for Kalamazoo Food Week. What a disappointment. There were two appetizers on the special menu, and my friend and I each ordered one so we could try both. The "rice tots with tamarind ketchup" was awful. Dry, bland (no seasoning) balls of rice deep friend. There was approximately 1/2 tsp of the ketchup on the plate. I asked for more, thinking that was the key to the appetizer, but sorely, no. They could not be salvaged. We couldn't even choke them down.
My caesar salad was fine (how can you wreck that?) and my friend said his seasonal salad was good, though he didn't finish much of it.
I ordered the fried green tomatoes for the entree (other choices was pan seared salmon or chicken kabobs. The tomatoes should have been an appetizer. The chicken kabobs were a joke. One ground chicken meatball flattened on a skewer and deep fried, on a bed of so-so couscous.
We have had very nice meals (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and special scheduled events) in the past. On this day the last thing we said was, "We will have to pick a different restaurant for Restaurant Week next year." Such a disappointment. Not sure I will even return. And that is coming from someone who bragged that Food Dance was my all-time favorite restaurant.
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.
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