Dusty's Wine Bar

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541 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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JC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
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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IV
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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OT
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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LW
Grand Rapids
3 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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D
Grand Rapids
5 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
33 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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