Great little place.
We have been going to Dusty's for years and have never been disappointed!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dusty's has been my favorite place to dine and converse for many years. It is elegant, the staff is very knowledgeable, perfectly nuanced, eager to serve, and never in the way. The menu is broad and everything is prepared and plated perfectly. This is what dining should be.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been coming here for
I've been coming here for over 25 years for wine dinners, casual lunches, special dinners, you name it. Service and food are always topnotch.
Tips: the Torta Rustica is always good. And try the new beee on their list: Blanche de Bruxelles, it's going to be perfect for spring and summer.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Lovely Dinner At Dusty's
We always love making a trip to Dusty's for a special dinner. The food was delicious (we both ordered the Coconut Shrimp and it was a wonderful dish with many amazing flavors), the service was perfect, and it was a wonderful evening. My husband especially enjoyed his Scotch flight as well!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant In Okemos
This is by far the best restaurant in Okemos or even the area for that matter. For the past 10 years that I have been going here everything on the menu has been cooked perfectly and the presentation is without a doubt spectacular. Dont forget the cocktail list, handcrafted drinks for the restaurant... everything was fantastic as always. Will be returning next time I am in the area.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the best food in Lansing.
This is the best food in Lansing. The service is excellent as well. Highly recommended.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dusty's never fails to please
Birthday dinner could not have gone better. Ordered a strawberry torte from Dusty's which was beautiful and delicious! Our server (Nanette?) paced the meal perfectly. A good time was had by all.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salads were excellent while the two fish entrees were only fair. Veggies accompanying the entrees were undercooked and not trimmed carefully. The grits were a pleasant and delicious change. All in all overpriced.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restuarant in Okemos
Always has great service. Excellent menu with interesting specials. The perfect evening location after a long week.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server had the most amazing descriptions for each dish we asked about! Excellent service!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef trying- and mostly succeeding
Interesting choices of crusts on fish and meat items. My pork loin was very tasty, but I would have liked the pecan and maple on a pork tenderloin to be a little more tender. The chopped salad was excellent.
Portions too large to leave room ford dessert, so I can't review what looked like a good mix of items.
overall, a good unpretentious place.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dusty's Wine Bar never disappoints
We have had a monthly meal at Dusty's Bordeaux Room (Wine Bar) over the last couple of months. The menu is terrific, the portions are reasonable and high quality. The service is excellent throughout the meal. We have never felt rushed in any way during or after the meal. The ability to find a high end eating experience in a sea of chains and sub par restaurants is refreshing and very welcomed.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smashing Good Time!
Dusty's is classy and a treat! Went here with a group of 5 and received great service and ate delicious foods. The wine selection was really good and interesting. Would definitely come back!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food, amazing service
My wife and I had a fantastic experience here. Every part of the meal, even the dinner rolls, was excellent. The service was top notch as well. While the menu is on the expensive side, it's well worth the price and we will be going back for special occasions -- or just some wine and fondue for a nice evening out.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always In Good Taste
Dusty's is my go-to place for all types of personal celebrations. It has great atmosphere, great food, great drinks! They have a wonderful wine list, as well. Lots to choose from and I can always get the opinion of my server as they seem to be quite knowledgeable, whether food or drink! I love to eat here whether I'm on a romantic date (Lo-key, quiet) or with a group to celebrate a special event (energetic)!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brioche dough didn't rise on torta!
Many times I have enjoyed the torta rustica at Dusty's. Imagine my surprise yesterday when the torta arrived and it was obvious that the dough had failed to expand, leaving a thin layer around what was still a delicious filling.
I was particularly surprised that the kitchen staff permitted this to be served as the torta is a signature dish and as such, needs to be consistent.
If the recipe has changed and they are no longer using brioche dough but rather something else, they need to say so or their diners will be disappointed.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Dusty's before. This is my favourite restaurant in this area. The only reason I didn't give my review the full 5 Stars for food and service is due to my lobster fritters (great app!) being a bit on the over-crispy side. They tasted almost burnt. As well, my Hanger steak was charred on the outside to the point of tasting almost burnt. Both dishes were palatable and therefore they didn't return to the kitchen. The server was nice but took a minute to get to me (I was the later arrival) for my drink order. Once that was done and over with, all was good! She did a pretty good job! And I stand behind my review, still. I will return again and again as I mentioned how it is my fav in the Lansing area.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with another couple while in Okemos. Had 4 different entries and all were excellent; pork rib chop, stuffed chicken breast, Osso buco and lamb chops. Server was great - attentive without being intrusive. Nice selection of wines. One small complaint; for a place known for wines I was surprised that they didn't have different glasses for different red wines. We had a Pinot noir and friends had a red zin and all received the same glasses. We had the Crete brûlée that was as good as any we've had anywhere.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining in an intimate setting
Dusty's is an excellent choice for special occasions, and for anytime you want a special meal. The professionalism of the waitstaff was outstanding; our waiter, Frank, was terrific and provided exemplary service.
Our food was delicious, from the pecan-crusted goat cheese, the filet, the swordfish, the wine, even the complimentary brownie bites, provided for a most memorable dining experience. We were too full for dessert; however, Frank sensed my dining companion's interest in a particular seasonal dessert, and provided a complimentary "to go" dessert for her (she loved it!).
When you dine at Dusty's, you expect an awesome meal (due to the excellent chef), the outstanding service raised the experience to the next level.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dusty's always a good choice
Our third visit to Dusty's was after a recent MSU home game. We arrived early for our reservation which was not a problem and we were seated right away. Great choices on a somewhat limited menu. I have always had the nightly seafood special which was fresh Florida pompamo. Prepared superbly as was the chicken and pasta entree's the others in our group had. Servers are always well versed on all of the menu items and their preparations. Friendly, casual with consistantly good food is the take away here. A very large wine list is one of the attractions to Dusty's and they have their own wine and gourmet store attached to the restaurant. Very casual pub type dining next door in Dusty's cellar. We will return on our next trip to the area.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Why to eat here
Food was unexpectedly so good! Will definitely be back to try other menu items! A very happy experience!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for all meals
Been there for lunch, romantic dinner, special large party and just to the bar and haven't been disappointed yet!! Food has been great, staff has been accommodating, wine list and beers on tap have been great for our meals. I have highly recommended for out of town friends and they have also loved it!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dusty's is one of our favorite restaurants. When we go out to eat we want someplace that offers things we wouldn't cook at home and a good selection of wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. Although Dusty's has excellent steaks, for instance, we typically go for something else. This time we started with the Dusty's sampler which includes lamb chops, spring rolls, duck slices, and a couple of other tasting size dishes. Our entrees, Mediterranean braised beef, berriere lamb chops, and butternut squash risotto with duck all were prepared perfectly. Each entrée includes a choice of salad but we managed to leave room for dessert. The choices there are numerous and all wonderful so making a selection was a challenge!
Great choice to go.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this food !
Best menu in town. Top chef and service personnel. Always a great evening.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good dining experience
Always a great meal when ever we are in town. This is a restaurant we always have on our list of places to eat! To begin the evening we were lucky enought to have the MSU band play a few sings the night before the big game!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, the food was good and the service excellent. I look forward to my next visit.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife took me to lunch for my birthday and we had good food with great service. We will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly staff, great food and an impeccable wine selection set in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Always a good spot for any occasion.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM