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“Excellent wholesome food”
Review of Food Dance Cafe

Food Dance Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 341 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pitcher St.
Description: For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.
Charleston, West Virginia
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent wholesome food”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Wife and I enjoyed a nice quiet and delicious meal. The food was fantastic and satisfying in all regards.

  • Visited May 2014
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Boulder, Utah
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2 reviews
“Great organic options”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I'm impressed with the quality of food on the menu at Food Dance. It's great to be able to dine out knowing you are eating grass fed beef instead of the usual sysco special provided by other restaurants. Great wine list and great service.

  • Visited December 2013
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Kalamazoo, MI
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“The Best Of Everything”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

I always enjoy food dance! Great variety of food and drink. Wonderful servers. I'm happy to go there any time for any meal. I love their quiche.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Martha H
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Kalamazoo
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Committed to the locals - both customoers and farmers alike. Food is excellent!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Food Dance is a restaurant that folks from Kalamazoo can recommend to anyone from out of town. This is a showcase restaurant which will be enjoyed by everyone.

My restaurant scale is simple. To be rated "excellent" a restaurant must excel in each of my valued criteria - service, menu, atmosphere, food quality, yumminess and lastly a "wow" factor that makes the restaurant special.

Food Dance is:
Service - friendly, upbeat, tuned in to their customers
Menu - imaginative and varied
Atmosphere - friendly and very clean with interesting décor depicting their commitment to eating locally
Quality - the highest imaginable
Yumminess - everything is prepared perfectly (maybe a little too carefully)

Food Dance has woven the "wow" factor into every aspect of its existence. It is a testament for restaurants focusing on healthy yummy local food. Thank you.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Janene P
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean food, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is always extremely fresh, the service extra friendly, the atmosphere eclectic. I am not crazy about dinner, however. Just okay. Breakfast is good because of their good coffee and delicious Zingermann's bread, but the pancakes were underdone so I will never order those again.

  • Visited March 2014
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