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About 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.

1839 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Marsh Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(517) 349-8680

Website:
http://www.dustyscellar.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking with plenty of lighting. Handicap parking near front entrance. Low curb wheelchair access by main entrance.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Cronin

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: (517) 349-8680

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Dusty's Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (10)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely small quiet reliable upscale restaurant. Can count on it for a special event! Stayed for several hours and had a leisurely catch up with friends. Never rushed. Everyone was happy with their meal.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great wine selection. We had the mussels as our shared main course- plenty to eat and delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was a great lunch celebrating a special event. The host sat us at our favorite table. I tried two dishes I hadn't had before and loved them. Curry butternut squash soup perfect for cold Michigan days and chopped salad.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great meal! Will come back next time we are in Lansing.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

neighbors(Seniors) wanting to get together for lunch at somewhere "different" with good food and moderate pricing, I suggested Dusty's. I have been coming to Dusty's for a long time; lunch, dinner and Brunch, which is a popular event for me. My grown family also enjoys Dusty's and we often decide to meet here with family members who are in town for business or other occasions. Dusty's is a restaurant that we feel can be counted on for a good meal no matter what the occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and wine list. Ambiance very nice. Service very good. Attached Wine store had very good selection. Highly recommend.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a great meal and very nice decor. GM is the best host, and meals are well made with local fresh fare.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Vegan, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding service, the special plate they did for our anniversary was amazing, raspberry sauce was to dye for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

When we get to Okemos, we typically head to Dusty's. The food is consistent -- always good. The tournedos were cooked to perfection. Very nice wine list -- reasonably priced. Service -- always reliable. I really can't speak to many other dishes since I always get the tournedos....love it.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great place to go. Very quiet on a Sunday night.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Not a good restaurant choice if you want quiet conversation over dinner. On a very positive note, we had excellent crab cakes, whitefish and salmon!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was fabulous as always! Service however was not! The restaurant was not busy maybe 4 tables with guests. No excuse for unattentive service. Our meal was served and the server never checked back to see how dinner was. We finished eating and another waiter walking toward the kitchen stopped and picked up our plates. He was awesome! We were seated near the kitchen so I could see our server standing in the kitchen talking. She had no personality and said very few words. My husband thought it was odd and so did I. We love Dusty's and the lack of attentive service is nothing we have ever experienced at this wonderful restaurant.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I starting working at dustys 30 years ago, as a waitress and a bartender. This year we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We wanted to go back to a place that we shared allot of fun memories. We were so glad we chose Dusty's. We had a cheese fondue appetizer, and it was every bit the way I remembered it. I also had the pecan crusted whitefish, which melted in my mouth. We were so full for desert, so we drove back the next morning to get napoleons. I can't tell you how many times I thought of that flaky crust and amazing creme layers. I remembered the trays that use to be made of them when I first started there 30 years ago, and they did not disapoint. We will be back again soon, and this time will not wait so long to do so. Thanks Matt and team for your hospitality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The scallops were outstanding!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place to celebrate birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This place serves a fantastic filet mignon!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Dusty's is always amazing! Their menu is always an eclectic collection of amazing dishes. A wonderful romantic restaurant with amazing food!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was good and reasonably priced. The service was excellent

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dusty's is a consistently good place to eat. The wait staff is attentive and the food is good as well as good value for the money. There are options, too, if you are gluten free or vegetarian. Overall, a really good dining experience when you're out with friends of on business.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our wait person was fantastic. Food was very good. They have a fresh tomato salad that was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I had the roast duck on the recommendation of the waiter. Duck is so easy to overcook but what I was served was done to perfection! I couldn't have been more pleased with the selection. My waiter went the extra mile, as well. Service was wonderful. Thank you,

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We don't get to the Lansing area that often but when we do, we try to carve out time to dine at dusty's. we started with the frites. The combination of garlic confit and garlic aioli made them garlic-ly delicious. The filet, potato croquettes and fondue spinach made for a great main course. The strawberry panne cotta was the perfect light desert finish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food and service were stellar. Bar looked closed due to inadequate lighting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was phenomenal. Seriously great meal and presentation.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Sunday brunch was very enjoyable! The brunch menu included just a few specials, but our selections were well prepared, as were the cocktails.
To start, I chose the Bellini Martini, a perfect brunch drink. One of my tablemates chose the Mimosa, and while tasty, it was the smallest Mimosa we had ever seen!
My brunch consisted of two small crab cakes, each topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg and served with a couple of sauces and several pieces of bacon (which in my opinion were totally unnecessary). My tablemates each got the "hash", which they seemed to enjoy, but not as enthusiastically!
The restaurant was not very busy this holiday weekend, but the server was quietly attentive to our needs. Our coffee cups and water glasses were always filled!
The reader should understand, that when it comes to Dusty's, locals set a very high bar for performance--and Dusty's rarely disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Ok, so this place isn't a recommendation of mine and I would say just pick someplace else. Food wasn't good, especially for the cost. Service was just like any bar or dinner and ambience is old. Mediocre food quality.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Cold waffles, rubbery omelettes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My husband and I went to Dustys to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. It was quite easy to make a reservation for dinner online. There was a large graduation party on the porch in front, but we enjoyed a quiet, pleasant dinner in the dining room. The potato bacon soup and field greens salad were tasty. We both had beef; my tournedo could not have been more tender and Tom enjoyed the pub steak. We could not comfortably order dessert, so our server dressed up the usual brownie bites with whipped cream and white chocolate. It was a very special evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We've been there many times, but this time the food was a bit off. Wondering if they got a new chef.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Dusty's has lost that special something that lured you back time and again. The food quality has become inconsistent and some menu choices don't make sense for the area. Drinks also are inconsistent and generally unimaginative. Stick with wine rather than cocktails and you'll enjoy yourself more.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great food and wine. We celebrated our 7th anniversary and it was everything we expected. Great atmosphere and top-notch service. Will go back again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I've been to Dusty's before and always enjoyed their food. However, their Mother's Day brunch was bland and ordinary - absolutely nothing worth noting. I would not recommend going for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Dined here over 30 times but ...
Last two visits here were a disappointment not sure if we had a different chef but the food preparation was definitely a change for the worse

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent service, went above and beyond what a normal staff would do. An extensive wine list, sure to please anyone. Food was delightful and filling (no small portions here)!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Northern MI)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Dusty's is becoming our new favorite in Lansing. Billy and his team are the most personable group, the food offerings and ambiance are always notable and we enjoy our time there immensely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to me by a business associate. I was very pleased with the food and service. I had an incredibly tender filet mignon with a very delicious spinach and cheese sauce. It is not very elegant inside but the food makes up for it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Had a great time at dinner. The service was great and so was the food. However, it was a little loud at times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We come to Dusty's frequently and have never been disappointed. In East Lansing, Michigan this is truly one of the best restaurants around for that very special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We had a lovely brunch here with my mother. It is one of her favorite spots to go since it is relatively quiet. The food is always good and the service was outstanding. They have a great wine list and fun cocktails for brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We made a reservation for our 6th anniversary, and were pleasantly surprised when we got there and the host acknowledged it! Then the waiter also told us Happy Anniversary when he got to our table. The food is very good; however, the waiter was so busy he forgot to bring a couple things and there was a period of time when we didn't see him for a while. We love the cheese fondue, and we got it with fries this time. The dinners are a little pricey, but they taste fresh and the atmosphere is very romantic. Overall it was a lovely experience, and we will definitely go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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