Dusty's Wine Bar

4.3
552 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We’ve been Dusty’s Customers for 25 yrs. & probably won’t be going back ! The prices are outrageous for what you get . Their food quality has gone down & dinner choices are very limited ( roasted duck should be able to be served w/ an orange sauce or something other than one w/ seeds in it for those who can’t eat seeds ). They used to have awesome seafood pastas & their signature torta rustica. Too bad - was a nice place to go but $30-$39 is way too much for what you get !!!

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ST
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Terribly noisy. I’ll give credit to the hostess for moving a large noisy table to the outdoors area.
Drink service was slow. I didn’t get my first drink until well after the first course was served. 20-30 minutes after ordering. They need a second bartender.
Otherwise, the food was good and our waiter was pleasant.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dusty's is one of the very few choices of wine bars with associated dining.

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r
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good, but the menu has not changed or offered new choices in quite a while. And the service was slower than typical and expected. There was a scheduled event going on at the time, but they should have been prepared for that. Instead those in the main dining area had longer than usual waits.

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D
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to Dusty's many times and always enjoyed our visit. The food we had this time was well prepared but overall the menu seemed boring. It has the usual steak and other meat options, a vegetarian choice and good gluten free options but, unlike past menus, it had nothing unusual that said "we have to try that!" That said, if you want a well prepared meal, even if of the same ole, same ole variety, Dusty's is hard to beat.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially Aaron,great guy and fab recommendation on wine🥰

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food! I’ve enjoyed both celebratory and casual meals here!

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RU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was a hugely disappointing meal. It began well with a fish starter followed by salad and glasses of Gruner Veltliner. After this it was a precipitous downhill experience combining an indifferent waitress (who had a talent for disappearing for long stretches of time) with two Whitefish entrees which were as dry as leather--and even drier slivers of almond strewn over the top of the fish.

We would have returned the entrees had the waitress made an appearance after she brought our meal. However, the next time we saw her was with the bill.

Dreadful!

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Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Dusty's and it won't be my last. The service was top notch. We had lunch before Hamilton and the server was respectful of our time.

The food was superb.

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JB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding as we have come to expect. Our guests liked it so well I am sure they will return as well.

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed our visit. She had hangar steak and i the salmon. Both were great.

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JC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan of Dusty’s for decades! I met a friend there to treat her to a birthday meal, chosen for the unique spot and comfortable atmosphere. I appreciate the out-of the-ordinary menu items (ie. crepes, a torta) and the opportunity to enjoy the wine samplers. I was disappointed to learn that there are no fondues at lunch and now only the cheese fondue in the evening. I used to order both the cheese and chocolate fondues with each visit! 😀
An additional favorite of this venue is the wine, gourmet and bakery shop upon entering and exiting. There are always delicacies I cannot resist as well as gift items. The desserts, sandwiches and prepared to-go menu items are delectable.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner experience...good food and wonderful service. I also think Dusty’s has the nicest atmosphere of any restaurant in the area

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HD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We ordered halibut for our main dish ($42). It was the most poorly prepared fish I have ever been served in my life. Dry as a brick, no flavor, completely an embarrassment to the owners who established Dusty's over 40 years ago. We have gone there regularly, but no more. The offer of a free dessert did not offset the wasted money on what should have been a elegant filet. Alas, it most certainly was not. How any chef could present something so poorly prepared is beyond my imagination.

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EW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Dusty’s, one of our favorite restaurants in all of Lansing. Always great food and service. It’s always a great experience!

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes. I always have an excellent meal at Dusty's. Our waiter went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience for my husband’s birthday. Children’s meals were outstanding! Also, our son is gluten free and your menu was so accommodating. Our server was attentive and terrific!

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MJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food, with consistently excellence service.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

While our dinner was delicious and prepared as exactly as we asked the noise level was so loud we had to shout our order to our server and couldn't even hear each other across the table. Remove the bar and add cloth tablecloths to mitigate the unpleasant atmosphere of a sporting event as opposed to pleasant dinner. Won't be coming back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 10 year Anniversary at Dusty’s. The food and wine were spectacular.

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BF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and quality of food has dropped over the years . In my opinion its went from a 5 star restaurant to best a 3 star .

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K
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised at what a good restaurant Dusty’s is. We moved to East Lansing about a year ago and passed Dusty’s many times. Someone told us it was very good, so we thought we’d give it a try. We will definitely go there again

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening, good food and great service.

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i
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and I enjoyed the option of the wine flights. Definitely recommend stopping by Dusty's Tap Room for dessert and a drink for a more casual scene with great neighborhood vibes.

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CM
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable late afternoon dinner after attending a matinee at the Wharton Center. Great food and great service. Overall a great experience.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This please is outstanding on all levels. This was my first dinner back in about 5 years and it was even more amazing than i remembered.

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s
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally, get the espresso machine!!! I am told it is broken for years

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great visit this time, good atmosphere, our waiter was outstanding. Wonderful food and wine!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service was fantastic

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j
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Menu never changes and is over priced.
Tap room next door is much better.

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SS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dusty’s is our favorite destination while visiting East Lansing and MSU. Whether you want to eat light or enjoy a full meal the food, ambiance and service are always great, especially when they know you have a game to make.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the restaurant for New Years Eve dinner. Had an amazing experience! Would highly recommend for a nice dinner.

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r
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from overseas. We all enjoyed the luncheon selections and the efficient service.
Would love a choice of Palozzolo raspberry sorbet on menu.

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RS
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice menu with excellent preparation. This was a delicious Christmas Eve meal of cold-smoked swordfish with chimichuri and smoked chicken. Unfortunately, appetizer came after dinner salads.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve Lunch - Great menu with plenty of variety in flavor combinations. Everyone at the table was pleased with their food. Excellent service. A meal at Dusty’s is always part of the visit home for Christmas.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Meh.

My second time there. Super slow (but friendly) service both times. The place needs to be updated. Reminds me of early 80's. Food was great.

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J
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dinner here as a family every year on our family Christmas shopping trip. It is a favorite and a tradition. We usually pick up some specialty candies on our way out. Very good, consistent food

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We often choose Dusty's for a special but casual meal and are never disappointed.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by a coordinated effort between our children and the Dusty Cellar wait staff to arrange for a surprise celebration for my wife and I who were out for the evening after my wife had just been awarded her PhD from MSU. Outstanding service and food and most enjoyable evening!

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EK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Dusty’s won’t be our last. Food was delicious and the service was great, including the timing of delivery of the courses. This was an anniversary celebration and the staff made it a special occasion.

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