About Food Dance
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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: (269) 382-1888
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
Food Dance is always my first choice. We ...
Food Dance is always my first choice. We needed a reservation for 10 and ended up needing to add 6 more. No problem. I requested Steph Stroud as our server. No problem. We needed to have our 16 done and out of there by a certain time to catch a show. No problem. Our server Steph was phenomenal (as always) and she could count on extra help (Nate specifically ) to help her keep us all with drinks, happy with our meals and out on time. another great experience at Food Dance.
Food was fantastic! Service was excelle ...
Food was fantastic! Service was excellent with plenty of time in between courses. We didn't feel rushed and had a wonderful dinner with family over the holidays! Staff was even gracious to move us after our request not to be seated by the bar because of the noise level.
Food Dance always amazes us! As vegetari ...
Food Dance always amazes us! As vegetarians we always have wonderful choices for appetizers and entrees. The menu changes seasonally and is always filled with many locally sourced foods. We typically aren't "dessert people", but typically find ourselves making an exception to this at Food Dance. :)
I didn't care for my pad thai-too much g ...
I didn't care for my pad thai-too much ginger, and impossible to eat around it. Husband's Mac & cheese dish lacked flavor and was too small of a portion. Loved the atmosphere and decor of the place, but food was disappointing, especially for an anniversary celebration. Waitress was superb and removed pad Thai from our bill without our asking, which was nice.
Went here for a pre-Christmas show date, ...
Went here for a pre-Christmas show date, and it was fantastic! We both got different burgers, which were cooked perfectly (medium-rare) and were messy and delicious. They have a good selection of Michigan beers on tap and what looked like a decent cocktail and wine list (though I can't speak to either of those). Service was good and not overbearing, and it was a really comfortable and friendly place to eat.
I hadn't been to Food Dance for awhile a ...
I hadn't been to Food Dance for awhile and it was just as good as I remember. Very good food and good service. It would be nice to have more parking and sometimes the prices seem a little higher than expected but overall I am never disappointed.
While the food was outstanding, the lack ...
While the food was outstanding, the lackluster service tarnished the evening. We asked for a couple of minutes to finalize our choices but the server didn't return for 20. I also had to take care of the bill myself by finding a hostess since our server was nowhere to be found. Sitting by the windows was very cold.
We found this restaurant on Open Table a ...
We found this restaurant on Open Table as we were driving across the state for work. Wow!! This is a farm to table concept, we had the best waiter, excellent food, great ambiance, I would stop back again when I find myself in Kalamazoo.
Food was fantastic. With my reservation ...
Food was fantastic. With my reservation we walked right in an sat down. The servers are knowledgeable and friendly. The only con is that I wish the food portions were bigger.
I recommend the seasame ginger salmon. It's top notch.
Service can make or break a meal and our ...
Service can make or break a meal and our waiter was perfect. He was personable and didn't make any mistakes with all of our special requests (which were many). Urged us to try the sausage appetizer and it was scrumptious. The fruit cup has different - it had a wide variety along with Indian Apple seeds. Go - can't go wrong.
We were in Kalamazoo for only a few days ...
We were in Kalamazoo for only a few days and Food Dance was the dining highlight. I ordered the salmon pate and chicken liver pate which were exceptional. My wife ordered the best beet salad she has ever had. Our main courses of salmon and duck were incredible. Food Dance made our stay in Michigan outstanding.
We have actually been to Food Dance many ...
We have actually been to Food Dance many times. We have always enjoyed their innovative menu and the fact that they use local farmers for their food. their vegetarian options are amazing- we had the goat cheese fondue and had to go back for it a second night. Fabulous!!!! The drinks were very good especially the white Manhatten. The service was great the first time back and so-so the second time. We will definately be back!!!
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.
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