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The People's Kitchen, Lansing, MI

The People's Kitchen

4.8
4.8
108 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 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 108 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

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  1. JN

    JoanN

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. HT

    HannahT

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very cool space but the food was a bit underwhelming for the price (dinner menu). Really expensive for lansing.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 !!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. MS

    MarcS

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 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.
  10. 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.
  11. l

    lovefood

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    Chet

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has amazing food!
  13. 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!
  14. AE

    AndreaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was good once we got it. We waited for everything. Like an hour and forty mins before food
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PJ was awesome! Food was beyond amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to dine in Lansing area!
  17. KR

    KathyR

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique decor, sophisticated, tasty cocktails and delicious food! We have enjoyed each and every experience at People’s Kitchen. We make a reservation whenever we are visiting our daughter at MSU. It is a gem that we have shared with others.
  18. 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.
  19. JP

    JannP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Spring greens salad was outstanding.
  20. MR

    MelissaR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, service and food. Highly recommend
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. Great experience
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!
  27. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service was great! Will be back!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. HS

    HSZW

    Grand Rapids

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Out of many menu items. No flavor to winter salad.
  34. 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.
  35. C

    Chet

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome. Great food & drinks. Nice atmosphere!
  36. 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.
  37. H

    Hockeymom

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with great presentation. Our waiter was awesome!
  38. 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.
  39. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Unique menu and atmosphere, exceptional flavor and quality
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 108 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 5 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 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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