Dusty's Wine Bar

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525 reviews
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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
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
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
31 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
7 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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LW
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent but the restaurant is very noisy so it is difficult to have conversations. In addition, the service tends to be slow, so make sure you have lots of time.

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DH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dusty’s has slipped over the years. The menu is tired and in need of an update.

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CK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service and experience I would definitely recommend.

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I chose to go here for the first time for our anniversary and we were glad we did! Truly great meal and they brought us our a dessert with 'happy anniversary' written in a raspberry sauce. It was a special night and we will be back for sure!

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RB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After game dinner

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MH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our first experience at Dusty’s we will be going again , the food was amazing we loved the wine flights ! Staff were really friendly and helpful it wa any hubbys birthday and he was made to feel special .. see you again Dusty’s!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and was extremely impressed. Our sever was excellent and the food was great. Will definitely be back.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Made the reservation and noted it was for an anniversary. Were quickly seated, which was nice and appreciated. The table, unfortunately was terrible. Shoved up against a wall it was more like an after thought then a comfortable spot. Service was slow and food was average. Not worth the high cost and would recommend looking elsewhere for a more suitable special occassion restaurant.

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KL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding! Do not remember her name, but she was perfect. We had a great meal, and will be back.

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SP
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've lived in the area for nearly 20 years, and am somewhat ashamed to admit I had never been to Dusty's. We're not "wine people" so that's probably why. However, I decided I waned to take my wife out for brunch someplace nice and Dusty's kept coming up as a recommendation, so I made a reservation. Overall we were extremely pleased with the food. My seafood Benedict was the stuff of legend, and I cannot wait to come back to order it again. My wife's Huevo's Carnitas were quite enjoyable, even if the potatoes were a bit on the plain side - they were cooked, but a nice bit of burn on them would have made the dish perfect. Our server was attentive, but not overbearing and the ambiance for a late morning Sunday meal was perfect. We'll be back.

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SI
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Dusty's has always been a favorite of ours but not anymore. Our dinner Thursday was memorable in that it was such a bad experience. The restaurant was busy (6P). The bar area which is small was super crowded with people having a good time and lots of drinks, a fairly young group at the bar. Very loud, boisterous, lots of laughing, just as it should be in a bar but not in the area which calls itself fine dining. The group should have been suggested they move over to the Tap Room. They weren't waiting for tables for dinner just happy hour. It was so loud and noisy that halfway through dinner we gave up any possibility of having conversation. Everyone was having to shout to be heard which made the noise level in the room headache inducing. Then one of the staff's family came in with 2 small children running around behind the bar being children again, not the place.
Dinner was sub par, we all had the smoked chicken which was just okay, not great flavor and could have been cooked a little longer. Not what I'd expect from Dusty's. I had dinner there a week ago and it was excellent. The restaurant was very busy but the bar was quiet, we had good conversation all through dinner and never had to shout to be heard.

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LD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food options and excellent service. She had a great personality. Very thoughtful. Great time!

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again - excellent food, service, etc. My friend and I enjoy Dusty's and a chance to chat and eat a delicious lunch. We always order seafood crepes and I enjoy the Caesar salad with anchovies. The service was outstanding and having made reservations, we had a booth which we enjoy.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Dusty’s and it was beautiful. We enjoyed a gorgeous bottle of wine, the charcuterie plate and the entrees were fabulous. Our server was training another gal and they were so sweet and talented. The ambiance and cozy feel were a welcome surprise since the restaurant is in a sort of shopping center. I look forward to celebrating more special occasions here!

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BM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, independently-owned restaurant. The main restaurant is fantastic with a really strong menu and the Tap Room next door is the laid back place with a solid bar menu. We've always enjoyed their attention to detail and their service level is outstanding. We use Dusty's for personal and business all the time.

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MD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good and the service is attentive without being intrusive. Great place for any occasion or just a meal with friends.

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EC
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avery was absolutely amazing and so was the food! Chefs menu is always inspired and tasty!

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Restaurant and Experience! Menu was well thought out and creative! Definitely a must visit

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BM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great cocktails and very fairly priced wine list. Will be back!

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TB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mr Koboyachi was an outstanding server. He should get a raise

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R
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We have been to Dusty’s many times, but this time we were disappointed. We went for my wife’s birthday Sunday July 15th. The food was very great, but the waiter did not bring rolls or bread with the meals and he did not offer coffee after the dinner. We had to ask for it. It was like they were getting ready to close and wanted us out of there ( 6:30 dinner). Not our typical experience for Dusty’s. One good note the young man pouring the water and picking the finished dishes was excellent.

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BV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is awesome! Not the everyday dining but fantastic for special occasions

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent local restaurant. Classy, great food and wine selection. My new favorite reataurant in the Capital area!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Was visiting my 87 yr old father. Dustys is consistently good.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dusty’s really impressed us. Wonderful food, expertly prepared, great ambience. Our server Allison was charming and helpful.
Definitely a place to go when celebrating anything!

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DD
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service paired with a sumptuous meal!

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