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The People's Kitchen, Lansing, MI

The People's Kitchen

4.7
4.7
135 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Breakfast, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Wed–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (517) 507-5730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan

  • Neighborhood

    Lansing

  • Cross street

    East Michigan and Detroit Sts.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

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  1. TO

    ThatOneGuy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A breath of fresh air in the restaurant scene of Lansing. If you haven’t been here yet you need to check it out asap.
  2. DF

    DebbieF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Bay scallops I ever had but Brussels so over done wouldn’t of known Brussels. Same with husbands potatoes. So shriveledand over baked. Really noisy to hold a conversation.
  3. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The experience overall was good. My only complaint is with the Happy Hour Menu. The pricing of certain items should be more detailed.
  4. e

    ecvino

    Indiana

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fit for foodies! Really creative dishes with kind and attentive service.
  5. B

    Baba

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly and speedy. It has a casual feel, but the food is gourmet level. The lamb shank is melt-in-your mouth savory deliciousness.
  6. LH

    LoriH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Nice to come to a casual restaurant and have five star food!
  7. L

    Larry56

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food the service was great friendly informative.
  8. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    "Energetic" noise level is a bit loud for me, now that I'm old.
  9. CC

    CCBB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Although the food was very good and had beautiful presentation, when I spend $100 on a meal for two ( no appetizers and just two beers with our entrées) and leave feeling very hungry, I can’t help but be disappointed. Maybe we need to give the breakfast a try. I’m not going to say I’d never go back yet…..
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new seasonal menu was just released - our group had everything- Burger + Lamb Shank + Duck + amazing beet 1st course + dessert All amazing. I felt like inward in downtown Chicago Great experience every step of the way.
  11. T

    Tricia

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each person at our table completely cleaned their plates! My little one even devoured some balsamic mushrooms with a solid MMM Nummy after every bite. We are already excited to come back again!
  12. D

    Drewkatlew

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very eclectic restaurant with very good food and drinks. The service was also great!
  13. LT

    LaToyaJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! My food was delicious!! I plan on returning soon!
  14. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service; nice spacing between tables; delicious food served quickly
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the decor looked very industrial but with a softer touch including some awesome signage. Food and service on point loved our meals very busy but service did not suffer or lack. Our server was informative and helpful while not being overbearing. Passed on dessert but next time.
  16. FD

    FindingDiningPleasures

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spur of moment for my wife and I and open table helped secure reservation and food and service was extraordinary— highly recommend
  17. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We all ordered the sirloin burger and they were so tuff and uneventful. We’ve that the burgers there in the past and they have been out of this world delicious! Very sad to have had this experience.
  18. r

    rsam

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived early - 5:30 - on a Sunday. Sat at the bar. Emily made a perfect Mai Tai. Ordered the roasted chicken - I will never make chicken this good. The roasted vegetables were delightful. Also ordered the Sweet Corn Agnolotti. Oh my... what a lovely sauce and the pasta texture was perfect. This is the best foodie spot in Lansing/East Lansing. We will make many returns.
  19. s

    sfmmr

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sweet potatoe waffle with roasted peaches rocked.
  20. B

    Betsy

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Most of the restaurants in this area are geared toward students and we really love food and have broad palates. This restaurant has great food and the service was really good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service . Amazing taste of food
  22. RB

    RcBlue

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    People's Kitchen has a very eclectic and awesome menu and has great choices for vegan and gluten free customers as well as the meat and carb options. The service was outstanding and our waiter was exceptional. Highly recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food full of flavor with great service.
  24. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough great things about this spot! Favorite brunch to travel for!! Great service! We went twice during our vacation. Dinner was amazing! Brunch was amazing! Both were equally amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. PS

    PatS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Nick, helped with menu suggestions and he was spot on! Everything is so fresh and thoughtfully put together. Love this place when visiting our Spartan!
  27. HT

    HeatherT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fun atmosphere, very good service, but the portions are much too small for the prices charged. This last fact will likely cause us to not go back which is unfortunate.
  28. JN

    JoanN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, except WAY too loud. The kind of place you want to sit and have lovely conversations, but have to shout at each other. Would recommend acoustic baffles in the ceiling, and turning down the volume. Otherwise, it was a great experience, and we’ll definitely be returning!
  29. HT

    HannahT

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very cool space but the food was a bit underwhelming for the price (dinner menu). Really expensive for lansing.
  30. d

    davidd

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Server was snarky from the beginning. The restaurant was very humid inside. I won’t be back.
  31. DC

    DawnC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a wonderful dinner and exceptional service. I chose the veal special and my husband had the sea bass special. Drinks were spot on and delicious. Our favorite date night place.
  32. k

    kimw

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite find in East Lansing! It is a very eclectic ambience with a touch of charm, delicious food and attentive service. It is difficult to find interesting restaurants in this area that are not “chains” or bar environments. Peoples Kitchen is an overall great spot !!
  33. S

    Sando

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant and have dined here many times. First time ordering a salad. we both ordered different dinner salads and both were VERY small. $14.95 should be larger than a side salad spread out on a large plate. Very disappointed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Wonderful staff! Top notch experience start to finish.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Place was fun. Had a great time.
  36. MS

    MarcS

    Grand Rapids

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was friendly and timely. The food was good but overpriced. For what I paid it should have been more of an experience in terms of both food and service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food looked and tasted Amazing. Please, stop in for a bite or a craft cocktail.
  38. l

    lovefood

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and wine and food was so delicious.
  39. C

    Chet

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has amazing food!
  40. K

    Katie

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot! Everything was so fresh and delicious. Bartenders were AMAZING!

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

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The People's Kitchen using the Order Online button. The People's Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (517) 507-5730.

The People's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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 Breakfast Wed–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 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

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Chef Dan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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