Dusty's Wine Bar
Dusty's Wine Bar

Dusty's Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dustyscellar.com/
  • Phone: (517) 349-8680
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 Days & 7 Nights Monday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Cronin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Dusty's Tuscan, Napa and Bordeaux Rooms seat 6 to 44 guests and are elegant rooms for wedding celebrations, showers, birthday & anniversary parties. Comfortable and quiet for business meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Gillett or Billy Shreck 5173498680x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marsh Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking with plenty of lighting. Handicap parking near front entrance. Low curb wheelchair access by main entrance.
A word from Dusty's Wine Bar
Dusty's Wine Bar is nationally recognized for its Contemporary American cuisine with a New World flair. Try our Seared Wild Alaskan King Salmon Filet with olive Tapenade and Lemon Oil over Creamy Truffled Grits or enjoy a 14 oz. Grilled Prime Grade NY Strip with Roasted Garlic Butter over Fresh Goat Cheese Potato Mash. select from 30 wines by the glass, enjoy a wine or scotch flight. Dusty's granite bar top is a wonderful accent to our casual bistro. Tables were hand-made from French wine crates, booth and chair seating is available. Dusty's Wine Bar offers many Tapas and daily specials. We are committed to providing the Lansing area with the Finest meats and Freshest seafood.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Dusty's Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (27)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (21)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Awesome food, great experience
    kenchenzo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Took my GF for a date night, had the Delmonico and the Lamb chops, both were incredible. Crab cake appetizer was also good. Service was good as usual at Dusty's. Would go back many times and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch is So-So
    Rabiden
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I used to LOVE having lunch at Dusty's. Now it's only dinner that I will be going there for. They've revamped their lunch menu and it isn't as fabulous as it once was. The food, during the lunch hour, is just "okay". I used to RAVE about it. Now, I will only rave about their dinner menu/ambiance/service (although Server was good). I walked in w/reservations that I made via OPENTABLE app and there was NO one to greet us upon walking in. It just has lost that "special" feel to it that it once had (in my eyes, anyway) during the day. I can honestly say, only the evening hours does it feel 'special' any more. This is not the 1st lunch that I've experienced this but it IS my last. Only dinner from now on.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    MidMichiganTraveler
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wish we had made note of our server's name because she made our evening especially nice. She helped my decision in selecting the chef's red snapper offering - delicious! My husband's rack of lamp was perfect. Dusty's always provides a treat in presentation and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine!
    LLGrab
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We like to go here at least once a year. The food is always good and the wine list is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    AshenPanic
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Me and my girlfriend of one year went here on our anniversary and it was simply magnificent. The food was delicious and the ambiance was romantic and just the right amount of lighting. The food is a little on the pricy side so I do only recommend going to Dusty's for a special occasion, but when you do, you won't regret it. (And may I recommend the 10oz Pork Rib Chop. Ughhh so good)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place....not a gem.
    Nstravia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ordered the pork tenderloin and it was badly under cooked. Had to get something else. Manager came by and apologized, which was a good follow-up. We were given a free dessert. So, the right things were done to correct the situation. Our Waitress tended to 'get lost' too much. Twice, when we asked for just a couple more minutes to decide on a wine and then a menu item, she disappeared for about 20 minutes each time. That's too long. I think that the food prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. I've been to equal or nicer places for a bit less money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okemosian
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ate on the enclosed area overlooking the parking lot. Despite the lack of view, it was fun watching the people come and go. The food and wine was uniformly good. The menu seems to be changing with more inventive food as choices. Unfortunately, some of my favorite small "tapas" are no longer available and they are now called appetizers. I previously would have two of those as a dinner with a small salad. This time I had pork rib chop and my wife had the white fish. They were both very good, but the portion size was much larger than we wanted. The service was somewhat slow, but we were not in a hurry so that was not a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DedeeVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The romaine wedge salad was excellent - right size portion, well presented and delicious. And the same was true of my shrimp and grits with tasso sauce. By far the most interesting place I found in East Lansing!!! I will come back here every time I'm in Lansing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service and food!
    bigdave0017
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dusty's really went above and beyond to help make my special evening a night to remember. Their food was, as always, incredible, but their service was spectacular. I could not reccomend Dusty's more for anyone who wants to have a romantic and culinary experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, amazing food!
    Wade
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday, the food was second to none. Our waitress was friendly and provided great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Dustys
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall the food and service at Dusty's is very good. A bit pricy but overall good. Decent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    Rudolph
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Having dined at Dusty's before, I knew it would be a great evening with great food. So, when a friend from out of town was visiting, I knew it would be the perfect place. Amazing food. Wonderful service (thank you, Zach!), and a wonderful place to have a quiet dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much Better
    fregonaa
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I was a little hesitant to make another reservation after my last disappointment dining here, but I must say it was much better this time around. More like the first time I enjoyed this restaurant. My family and I enjoyed a nice birthday dinner here for my parents. We split a few appetizers. I had the rack of lamb for dinner which was quite delicious. Everyone else enjoyed their entrees as well. My mother and I split the volcano dessert which was excellent. I liked the wine I had at dinner so much that I purchased the bottle afterwards at the wine shop. It was a full house which was nice to see on a Monday evening. I think that service was better paced since it was a Monday, so I will keep that in mind the next time I come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 277 reviews are from the Dusty's Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Dusty's needs a refresh
    mlvdjvd
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My husband and I had our first date here 25 years ago. We've gone back a number of times since, and this last time (for dinner) was so-so. The staff was friendly but they rushed us through dinner. My entree arrived while I was still eating my salad, and the server just put it on the table! The whole atmosphere of the restaurant feels dark and a bit tired, not as romantic as I remembered it. Our wine was okay. Overall the menu feels heavy, with several pasta dishes, although my vegetarian option (grilled eggplant with risotto) was very good. Our tiramisu dessert had clearly been prepared well in advance and was served in an ice cream dish. We are fond of this place for nostalgic reasons, but otherwise I would not recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie25
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was wonderful! Everything was delicious. My only complaint is that the service was very slow. We had been seated for 10-15 minutes before our server even acknowledged us and the whole dinner process took about 2 hours. Much too long for a weeknight. I will be back but I hope the service improves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seminole
    Seminole
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As usual everything was really good. Food is excellent and the staff is very professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Letdown
    fregonaa
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've been to Dusty's once before with my parents and enjoyed it so much that I made another reservation with my grandparents. Unfortunately, this time around was a little less pleasant than the first time I visited. The whole experience felt rushed. We hardly had time to enjoy our food as they cleared our plates the moment we were finished and they took away the bread before we were through. My grandma and I had the Thai penne pasta and had asked the waitress if it was spicy and she said it was more sweet than spicy. We both felt it was more spicy than sweet. It was not our favorite dish. My salad before the entree was very good. My grandfather liked his entree. Although I was let down, I will most likely give Dusty's another shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Dinner!
    Rabiden
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Dusty's is my FAVORITE place to eat, drink in this area. However, they changed their lunch menu and it was not good. I used to love eating lunch, dinner. Now I'll just stick to dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    GreatExperienceVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Dusty's is more than a restaurant; it is an institution. The care in sourcing and preparation is excellent. The wine list is excellent. I loved the Chateau Fontaine wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nonchain excellent meal
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dusty is a great restaurant. The wine list is amazing and they have a store where they sell all if their wine so if you want to take any home with you. The food was outstanding as always. We had the beef tournedos and Mahi Mahi. Cooked to perfection and very tastey. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place for us!
    kathryns
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a family celebration and it was a great place for it! Food and menu were great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food
    SpartyK
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Love their menu -Can't go wrong with anything you order, always delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twice and out
    captzero
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I have eaten here twice over two years. The food remains overrated, especially at Dusty's prices. The poorly prepared fatty duck breast was not worth $27 a copy, more resembling something served at an average chain restaurant at half the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Dined here recently with my wife for first time to try brunch. My wife ordered a classic eggs benedict & I got heuvos rancheros. My fried eggs were cooked fine but my wife's "poached" eggs were cooked to a hard boil. We tried to mention it to the waitress but she never followed up with us to see how the food was until we were nearly finished. My wife did not eat the improperly cooked egg and I showed the waitress what it looked like. She was clueless and looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. The mini muffins served were good but when we asked the waitress what kind they were she just said that they varied and she didn't know. Based on this experience I doubt we will not atempt to try dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem
    Obie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great evening once again. Dinner was super and the service outstanding. Don't miss the chance for a great evening....visit soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    doggiebags4leo
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were celebrating my birthday and decided on Dusty's because it was close and we had heard good things about the restaurant. It was our first time to dine in the wine bar and unfortunately our last. The service was good but the food lacked flavor and my husbands fish was cold. For the price we were expecting so much more. We will continue to go to the Tap Room for the fun atmosphere and good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    What a neighborhood gem. The atmosphere and food are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dusty's Continues a Tradition of
    JimC
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Excellence The restaurant has been repainted, the patio has been made almost 4 season. The food ontinues to impress, and the waitstaff is better than most. Good value, good times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I went to two nice restaurants this weekend. Dustys blew the other restaurant out of the water. The grouper special and beef tournedos were to die for. The wine list, longer than the menu. In a good way though. Go check it out if you haven't been there. If you have go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment this time around
    Adri
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Typically we love Dusty's Wine Bar. This time we were met with slow service, over seasoned and over cooked food, and poor food quality. Not what we have previously experienced from Dusty's in previous visits. While our waitress was courteous she was overwhelmed with two large parties and our table during a weekend night. and the food she delivered was less than desirable and turned out by the kitchen slow. In addition, the restroom was in less than satisfactory condition with fruit flies and a constantly running commode. It will be a while before we gamble again at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great service
    quincyh
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wife and I had a very relaxing enjoyable dinner at Dusty's. We really liked that we did not feel rushed through our meal. Appetizer, salad, main course were all brought out at just the right time. The food was very good and the atmosphere relaxing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Expectations
    fregonaa
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I wanted to go somewhere nice for my birthday, but the restaurants I knew of in the area weren't up to par. I found this restaurant on OpenTable and decided to try it. We had no expectations, but it turned out to be a great surprise. We were all happy with our meals. I had the Hanger Steak which was just what I wanted. My cocktail was very good. My father was impressed with the wine list and thought the prices were definitely reasonable. He would know since, he works with wines at a country club. We really liked the ambience of the place and service was very good. I will definitely try it again and even visit their bakery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Evening
    JohnAndErin
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Food delicious and well-prepared. Excellent red snapper special. Service tonight was fantastic--professional but warm and engaging. My daughter and I make a trip to Dusty's every year now that she is too old to attend the Daddy/Daughter dance. She appreciates the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Wineanddiners
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My girlfriend and I dined here for her birthday on Thursday night. Our server was a very nice guy. We ordered a bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion. Our server was trying but didn't know how to do wine service-- we thought that was kind of strange for a wine bar. The appetizer was a fried goat cheese ball with some honey dijon dressing which tasted pretty good. The filet tasted awesome! The beef tournedos were also very tender but came with some avocado sauce that tasted really sour. We decided to skip the dessert because of birthday cake at home but they still brought over a nice brownie treat for the special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Heather
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Second time going to Dusty's and I enjoyed it as much the first time as I did the second time. So many choices on wine thank goodness they have flights to help you pick a favorite. The food is excellent and the atmosphere quiet and relaxed. Look forward to my next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    Zing
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We were celebrating our annual Christmas dinner with friends and had a wonderful dinner at Dusty's. Our friends had never been there and were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Alex
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    I had a fantastic business meeting. Service was great and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner & Play
    Jackson4
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Dusty's is a favorite destination of our's when we are going to the Wharton Center to see a play. This time we took friends of our's for their first time to Dusty's. They really liked it and said they'd return. We all had a different dish and everyone enjoyed their entree.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed!
    Rabiden
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Dusty's Cellar has yet to disappoint me. Whether I'm on a romantic date or treating a friend to lunch or having dinner w/my adult children, it always delivers exceptional service AND food! Their wine list is really good!!! As I've mentioned, I've yet to be disappointed. Good stuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Dinner
    ArtemisiA
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    I've eaten at Dusty's Cellar many times for both lunch and dinner and the experience has ranged from good to outstanding---this evening it was terrific, from the opening lobster fritters through salads and entrees, with the usual excellent wine (this time by the glass, plenty of good choices). It's especially nice to enjoy dishes which feature regional ingredients like cherries and whitefish. Hint to light eaters: Dusty's portions are American Midwestern (generously sized) and some food combinations can be 'too much of a good thing', but they are happy to provide 'doggy bags' in recyclable containers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.