Beggar's Banquet has been making folks in East Lansing, Michigan beg for more since 1973. Not that the servings are small, but because you just don't want to stop experiencing one delicious menu item after another. It actually got its name from the proprietor's favorite Rolling Stones album that was released in 1968. The American cuisine at Beggar's Banquet is full of comfort food but with an elegant twist here and there.
Options are plenty on the lunch menu, dinner menu, daily brunch menu and Sunday brunch menu. One notable item is the smoked salmon cake platter. The salmon is house-smoked then formed into three New England-style cakes, each with a different flavoring for variety that goes beyond anything you have ever had. In addition to American items, you'll also adore the "south of the border"options that Beggar's Banquet has to offer.
Oh Beggars, you used to have such great food but our last visit was terrible. Not sure if it was due to COVID restrictions, short staffing or what, but none of us in our party of four had a good meal. The Chicken Piccata was simply overcooked chicken on angel hair pasta with no capers or lemons to be found. The tenderloin steak didn't even taste like steak and the brussel sprouts had be over cooked. Our friends rated their meals as 'okay'. Our baked brie was half the size it used to be with no pecans, only a side of raspberry jam. It was so sad to see such a consistently good restaurant fail across the board.
Decent but extremely over priced on some items
A great place for brunch or to meet your students for a meal away from the madness of EL. Have been going there for 30 years and don’t see us stopping anytime soon.
The food was amazing. The environment was nice and clean and the service was great. We really enjoyed our dinner.
Bit of a bummer... maybe it was just an off night as it was Christmas Eve.
Beggar's Banquet is rated 4.4 stars by 6 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.