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The People's Kitchen, Lansing, MI

The People's Kitchen

4.8
4.8
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

We love making our food from scratch. We could not do it without our local farmers. Fun atmosphere, upscale cuisine, craft cocktails and local Artist gallery as decor.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (517) 507-5730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan

  • Neighborhood

    Lansing

  • Cross street

    East Michigan and Detroit Sts.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place to dine in Lansing area!

  2. RS

    RichardS

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Absolutely great food! Definitely with an eye toward clients who care about quality gourmet food that they might not prepare at home. Service was generally fine, except there could be more attention to timing of appetizers and entrees; hold up entree prep if patrons are slow on their appetizers.

  3. JP

    JannP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal. Spring greens salad was outstanding.

  4. MR

    MelissaR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails, service and food. Highly recommend

  5. NA

    NicoleA

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    We were very happy with the food and service. The presentation and flavors of the dishes we had were amazing! The only complaint we had would be the portion size of a couple of the dishes in comparison to the prices. I would have expected more than 3 scallops or at least some roasted root veggies to add some substance. My son got the chicken which was delicious but again we had to order him a pizza when we got back to our hotel. We also had an appetizer and salad beforehand. Overall the service, food tastes and drinks were amazing.

  6. AN

    AmyN

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    People's Kitchen is one of our favorite spots! I love the artsy relaxed vibe, the specialty crafted cocktails, and the creative menu. We shared appetizers and a salad and left room for an amazing goat cheesecake. Fantastic!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food. Great experience

  8. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    It’s hit or miss depending on the food. We’ve had fabulous meals, usually when they have a special available, and other times the food is just so-so.

  9. D

    Danny

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    The server had no sense of urgency. We waited a long time for everything and it wasn’t very busy while we were there. our server appeared to have only 2 tables. Honestly, I don’t mind slow dinner service but keep the drinks flowing. The food was exceptional. 5 stars to the chef!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing!

  11. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and service was great! Will be back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered the scallops, salmon and the crab cakes. Scallops are listed as an entree, but I recommend that you order them as an app. They are so delicious and cooked perfectly (which is hard to find). The salmon had this crispy skin that took it from being a good piece of salmon to a ridiculously good piece of salmon. The crab cakes were also wonderful. My only critique here is that they are very small and you will definitely want more than just the two on the plate. My husband loves this place and recommends it all over town. Closest to a Chicago vibe in Lansing.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food is superb and imaginative. The wine list does not support this level of cuisine. It needs to be more robust with a variety of price points.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a milestone 18th birthday and everything was excellent. From the great service, delicious food and the casual surroundings, it was a wonderful evening. Highly recommended.

  15. D

    Drin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed dining there the energy was terrific but it was a little noisy.

  16. RS

    RichardS

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    The food was great! The kitchen was a bit slow, but wait service was excellent. The noise level was quite high, more than just festive. They should invest in wall hangings or some sort of strategy for dampening noise levels a bit. There was a $25 corkage fee. The wine list should be stronger, if they charge $25 for corkage. The bar drinks were high quality and creative.

  17. HS

    HSZW

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Out of many menu items. No flavor to winter salad.

  18. P

    Paddy

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing service, amazing food. Everyone was extremely friendly and the service was great. Everything came in s good time and the food was fantastic. If you're unsure, ask your server. You won't be disjointed.

  19. C

    Chet

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is awesome. Great food & drinks. Nice atmosphere!

  20. M

    Mike

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great new type of restaurant for Lansing, excited to see a place like this.

  21. H

    Hockeymom

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with great presentation. Our waiter was awesome!

  22. BB

    BrittanyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the steak (impeccable) and a few cocktails. Ginn-amon for the win! Wonderful waitstaff and friendly environment every time. The food is exciting and always amazing. Only detractor for the ambiance is how cold the place is every time I’ve been. Also the cocktails, while tasty, are small and costly which is the reason for the four stars on the value.

  23. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Unique menu and atmosphere, exceptional flavor and quality

  24. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    I did write a detailed review of our experience but then the screen froze and wouldnt let me go back when I opened the note to diner button. So here is the condensed version. Bologna on mad hatter was not good. Meals, steak didnt taste right thought it was the sauce but he got sick on the way home. Both meals were very under seasoned. I was going to bring a meal home but decided no. The cheesecake was great. Great vibe. We drove 1-1/2 hours to try this restaurant out and were disappointed.

  25. AN

    AmyN

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the service - every employee acts as if they are part owner. What a wonderful dining experience!

  26. EE

    EnjoyingEating

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Great food - we sat at the bar because our reserved table was not in a good spot. While there were 4 staff behind the bar - the service was not excellent. Also - it is a loud place.

  27. CC

    CrystalC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing! The place itself looked like it was decorated cheaply...but the food made up for the decor!

  28. DW

    DawnW

    Northern MI

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at Peoples kitchen . The atmosphere is lively but a bit loud . The staff is great & mostly attentive - they get busy but there is always someone walking by . A reservation is must ! Gnocchi , salmon , shank & of course the mad platter to start. The orange tart was fine - but we have had key lime there which is amazing.

  29. WG

    WhitneyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is top notch, great value, good portions! Staff is very kind and personable! Love this place and can’t stop raving about it to people!

  30. KF

    KathleenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back. One suggestion: A curtain to cover front door wind gusts would enhance diners' comfort.

  31. PS

    PatS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food. Elevated selections and preparations of fresh ingredients. Everyone loved their choices. Decor was on trend but a bit cold in the winter.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place! Food is always amazing and the staff is always so friendly!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had been wanting to try the People’s Kitchen for a couple years when the pandemic happened. We finally had the opportunity to dine in. Our reservations were initially for a part of 5, then grew to 7, then to 10. They accommodated us on short notice. The food was everything we expected- meaning great! The service was excellent. Great experience and am hoping to go back soon

  34. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The pork shank and scallops were fantastic! Erin was a fantastic waitress too.

  35. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food, good service, and eclectic decor made for an enjoyable dining experience.

  36. DP

    DawnP

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    1/21/22 Food was terrific (out of some items); cocktail was NOT good, limited selection of beer and wine.

  37. C

    Cloni

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    We always enjoy the food. But tonight my husband’s elk Wellington was cold. I ordered the scallop entrée and received one scallop. It was tasty, but the portions were very small and overpriced. Paid $225.00! Overpriced

  38. r

    riccardo

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I was very disappointed with the lack of menu items available at 3PM on new year's eve (2021) even though I specifically asked and was assured over the phone, when I confirmed my reservation, that the lunch menu would have all items available even when when it was the last reservation before the New Years eve especial dinner. There were only two sandwiches available and only one appetizer. The chicken sandwich was fine but the hamburgers were not. The pear salad ended being made of apple! The waiter did not warn me when I order it that they had ran out of pears. I brought my two sons and their girlfriends after raving about this new restaurant that I had tried earlier in December. It was disappointing. Listen, I understand the unique circumstance of the restaurant preparing for the BIG New Year's evening. BUT, there is no excuse to shortchange customers like this. We should have at least giving a discount or a small token (free desert?) for the disappointment experience. Nice place but customer service on that particular day was horrible.

  39. TD

    TinaD

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food portions are SMALL. Vegan options are LIMITED. I started coming here because of all the vegan options, but everything I liked has been take off the menu and there are fewer options each time I come. If there is nothing for me, I likely will not come back often.

  40. M

    Maries

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    the noise level is almost intolerable--have to yell at each other to have a conversation

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The People's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (517) 507-5730.

The People's Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The People's Kitchen

2722 E Michigan Ave Lansing, MI 48912

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East Michigan and Detroit Sts.

  • Neighborhood

    Lansing

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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