The People's Kitchen

4.6
58 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 58 people are saying
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BrianH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DawnP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipCloni
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
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

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riccardo
Detroit
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.

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TinaD
Miami
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.

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Maries
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, with a unique well thought out menu.

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vipErikB
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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Shina
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down the best restaurant in the Lansing area!

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vipDawnW
Northern MI
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food . Like really great . We had the Mad Platter as appetizer . Gnocchi was amazing . Shank - awesome . Beef short ribs were a little dry - get the shank . Key lime pie - awesome . Server was busy but so friendly & was able to come by often enough that we had what we needed . Reservation was required as place was hopping . Great meal.

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HSZW
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It took 20 minutes to get my first drink. Then a long time for my salad and 5 minutes later I got my entre but not my wine. Timing for service was just off. I would go back. The food was lovely!

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ElizabethT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was extremely helpful with pointing out gluten free options, so I absolutely felt safe eating there. The food was wonderful! The only downside to our visit was that we were seated close to the door, and people kept leaving it open as they’d come in and out. We were very cold throughout our visit and had to keep getting up to close the door. But that’s a minor issue - we’d come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very very slow

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vipChet
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks! Hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always.

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KatiO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always impeccably thought out and perfectly prepared

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EmilyE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific. We had four people order four different entrees and all were yummy and interesting. Presentation was beautiful, too. Menu was eclectic without being so weird that it was difficult to understand. My only complaint really was that the chairs were very uncomfortable.

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Cher
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Smaller menu than we were anticipating (did not look online ahead of time, so that’s on us)

Food was good, but service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. Our favorite is the fried cauliflower!!!

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VeronicaG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful, although the menu is limited. We dined on the patio, which is covered, nicely decorated and has heat lamps.

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice meal. Enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. He was very friendly and gave great suggestions. The food was awesome! We will be back.

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HannahH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cocktails and small bites. Get the black bean fritters and the Smoky Green mezcal cocktail. So good!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and beautifully-presented. Custom cocktail was creative and tasty. Service was thoughtful and timely. We were moved immediately from a too-noisy under a speaker table to a quieter one, upon request. All in all, excellent.

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ThomasR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went here after seeing good reviews on line as a half way meet between Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids for our group. We were disappointed that the actual menu was significantly smaller than the menu posted on line. The food was well prepared, but the two of us who ordered the scallops were quite disappointed. Four scallops, 2 small pieces of asparagus, and a smear of cauliflower purée on the plate. Didn’t even come close to filling up the 22 yo man in our party. I was embarrassed that I had invited him out to dinner and he left the restaurant hungry, but nothing else on the menu appealed to him. We had to add a second destination to our plans in order to fill him up. I will pick somewhere else the next time.

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AnnH
Tabasco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was good. Music was way too loud, hard to carry on a dinner conversation

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TeresaM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party loved their food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and a shout out to our waiter who was even more amazing. We love everything about this restaurant. Highly recommend the NY strip.

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vipElyseandEvan
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We had the cauliflower, onion dip, crab melt, bruschetta burger, scallops, cod, and beet sandwich (between all of us) and cannot say enough good things about every item! Plus, the drinks were strong and tasty!! We will be back!

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ShariB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire staff was welcoming and efficient. The food was fantastic, spiced, cooked and presented beautifully. We will return!

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vipDependable
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service with a smile. Eclectic Menu with just enough variety for everyone in the group, a bit pretentious and over reaching, but food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome eatery!

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vipCloni
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner beginning with the fried cauliflower. My husband and I split the NY Strip meal and the Scallops. The scallops were perfectly seared and the steak was nicely seasoned and served medium rare.
Plenty of food and it was delicious! They have great drinks and Rose’ also. We had a very nice waitress and the manager stopped by to check on us as well. Definitely a number 1 on our list!

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JoeQ
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wife’s birthday dinner. Was not super busy but bustling. Got our drinks pretty fast, food was good as usual. Staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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vipKjforshaw
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience1

Service was very slow, menu is small, food was just okay. Cocktail menu was much better!

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LansingQueer
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food and had a great time. As a queer person, it was really uncomfortable being called “ladies” at a table full of non-binary and trans-masc folks….that was disappointing- but other than that we had a nice time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool vibes there but I do wish I would have sat outside instead because it might have been a little less noisy. Food was amazing, a little pricey but worth it in my opinion. Cocktails were so yummy too!!

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vipCloni
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal we’ve had in Lansing!!!

The drinks, food, and dessert was delicious!! We’ll definitely be back!

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ShawnK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared a bunch of appetizers and had a couple cocktails. Yum, yum! Great variety of foods and yummy drinks. You have to get the peanut butter cheese cake. Addictive!

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 4.6 stars by 58 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.