Dusty's Wine Bar

4.4
585 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal. Please bring back the bread before the meal. I think pricing of meals reflect having a little bread before the meal?
Otherwise keep up the great work!

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Babs
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

No bread
Strip steak flavorable but tough

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JaneH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dusty's Cellar is a place that we went to when we first met in East Lansing. We were in the area for a wedding so we decided to try it again for nostalgia. Overall the experience was good. However, I ordered the duck breast entree and it was lacking. The risotto was dry and lacked flavor, the sauce and accompanying veg etc didn't compliment the dish and the breast itself seemed like it had been seared and browned earlier and possibly reheated to order? Ive eaten a lot of duck breast and sadly this dish wasn't well done. The gazpacho soup was wonderful as was the dessert. And, my partner was happy with his Hanger steak. Service was crisp and efficient. For the price the duck breast needs work. The restaurant itself was just as I remembered it and seemed to have been very well maintained.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food tasted ok, thought the price was a little high for what you get.

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Acacia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Margot
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I especially loved the eggplant dish I ordered! Our waiter was very attentive and I love that we didn’t have to ask for our water glasses to be refilled!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Meal was super, food was fantastic. Valentines Day is always good at Dusty’s

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gerbear
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow server seemed lost and maybe there was 10 other people in the restaurant. Won’t be heading back soon, was disappointed

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vipJamesF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We go there once or twice a year to meet friends and it is always good

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PrudyJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dusty’s has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 30 years. The ambiance is warm and friendly and the service outstanding. Our server was excellent and my filet was delicious. My husband had the special mahi mahi and was very pleased.

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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super good and the waitress was so nice and helpful! Fun atmosphere for a fancy night out!

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JohnT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter recognized that we were visiting with our friend and gave us plenty of time. He was great.

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SuzyMommy3
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Particularly excellent service at lunch with great food and lovely ambiance. Keeps me coming back!

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Zanada1
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The manager accommodated our group of 8 although reservation was only for 6. Food was better than most I have had in Lansing area and wine prices were reasonable. Service was slow, because of new waiter and busy evening, but all were friendly and trying hard. We sat on patio which was surprisingly not noisy and we could talk even though we were at two adjacent tables.

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vipBert
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought a dear friend from Boston to Dusty's for a drink and dinner. He was genuinely impressed, and I was validated in my choice. Sam was an exceptional waiter with attentiveness and deep knowledge of wine pairings.

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RichardS
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal. The rack of lamb was perfect. The duck breast was nice, but the sauce too sweet.

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MitchandCandy
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The setting is enjoyable. Great unique selection of entrees and drinks. Really good for a date night!

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JulieD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and went beyond expectations for our guests. It is always nice to introduce new friends to Dustys.

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PatD
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a reunion with friends on both sides of the state. Good and service was excellent!

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JamesR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All went well, but I was puzzled when I walked in — when I made my reservation, Open Table indicated that nothing was available until 11:15 AM - the place was nearly empty - very few other guests began to arrive until 11:30 AM.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently good. I had the 3 cheese pasta and my husband the clam chowder (filled w/ clams). Both very good. Allie, our server was friendly and on top of things. I asked for a dry, mineral finish white wine. She allowed she had been off and new wines arrived. So she talked to the bartender and was excited to bring me a wine that she thought I would really enjoy and I did! She enjoys her work.

We arrived at 5p before other customers and had reservations. Initially we were seated in booth leading to kitchen and bathrooms. I am glad my husband suggested we move, knowing this would not be my preference. Also, one of the staff was still sweeping the carpet and it as a little annoying. Music was playing fairly loudly at the time and was turned down after we requested. Other customers did not start arriving until around 5:30p so it appears 5p is early for the evening. We’ve been to Dusty’s many times and consider this a mild glitch however. And Allie made up for it w/ her energy!

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vipSharon
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service- always

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BobD
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a real.hidden gem we just found on a trip back. Great food, ambiance, unique menu. Great wine selection. Would be great if you could buy the wine at cellar store, and pay corkage fee, but still great selection...

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and outstanding food

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LyndaC
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite places to dine in the EL area. Relaxing atmosphere, great food. We had the cheese fondue for an appetizer and brought about half of it home for the next day's lunch. My salmon was just wonderful, and I think my husband enjoyed the eggplant, too.

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! We had a new server, but he’s learning.. Other than that, outstanding!

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Lucinda
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is fabulous! The chicken was perfectly browned and the stuffing was flavorful. The dining area needs some work to look nicer, but it’s okay overall. Our server seemed new and was very nervous, but he was nice and met most of what we needed in a timely manner. A favorite of ours for date night, we highly recommend the food!

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SheriB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! Met with two dear friends from opposite sides of town, enjoyed!

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RICHARDH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

received what I ordered which is nice. Rare meant rare which is also nice. asparagus was cooked to perfection. mashed potatoes were tasty and appropriate for the meat selection.

smoked whitefish appetizer was too liquid for my taste. chips were too spicy which obscures the delicate white fish flavor. try crackers

house wine: cabernet is outstanding and very high value especially for price.

service attentive and prompt. courteous and accommodating.

price is what I expected

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JeniferB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

avocado poached eggs were delicious.
waffle was cold, had to be replaced ---server was very willing--by then sausages were cold.

server was very obliging and did his best

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ScottD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dusty's Wine Bar is still one of my restaurants in Michigan, largely because of its food quality, service, and overall value. However, it is getting a bit tired. The interior of the Wine Bar is largely the same as its been for at least 20 years, and the atmosphere lacks the energy it once had. In short, it's starting to show its age.

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DonJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bit noisy. Food was very good and great service. Will come again.

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SaraD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I would continue to recommend Dusty’s as a dining option, however on this particular night we were disappointed. Two of us had the smoked chicken and found it difficult to cut and poorly seasoned. We will likely return as we have had previous positive experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was dinner night with my wife and Dusty’s never disappoints. Food and service were excellent.

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DinePwr
Grand Rapids
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good food.

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vipRobertF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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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STEVED
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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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Sushi
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

High level menu. Fantastic slow roasted beef. Service was also slow; could tell they'd cut a lot of people (we were in pretty late).

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ricci98
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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Dusty's Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.