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The People's Kitchen, Lansing, MI

The People's Kitchen

4.8
4.8
152 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 22 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 152 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

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Lively

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

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  1. DC

    DavidC

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  2. DF

    DylanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great, drinks were amazing, place was very clean
  3. B

    Boogeyman1019

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was outstanding. The chicken was probably one of the best chicken dishes I have EVER had. Also the cheesecake was soooooo good! Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so special!
  4. BF

    BrandonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening. Doug and all the staff the were attentive and kind. A very nice selection of seasonal cocktails. The Goat cheese gnocchi was to die for. The best I’ve ever had. The Kathy Ford band was there the night we visited and we had a great time singing along . We hope she become a regular there as well.
  5. CA

    CAROLO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. The food preparation fantastic. We will definitely eat there again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service
  7. BP

    BenjaminP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly this is THE best place you can go to. They have taken care of us better than any restaurant I have been to. Not only is the service incredible, the people are so kind and the food speaks for itself. You can really taste the high quality food they serve. From the lamb shank to the sea bass to the pork belly, It’s all amazing. And dessert is a HAVE to. We are so thankful to have a restaurant that shows their passion for food and people.
  8. P

    Pegasus

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a first visit for 5 of my party of 6. We were surprised by the limited menu, but the descriptions all sounded delicious and all of us were delighted with the dishes that we ordered. From from appetizers to dessert, we we savored every bite. Service was attentive and helpful without being cloying. Only the sound level detracted from our dining experience.
  9. JD

    JeffD

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service and engaging environment. Food was decent with exception of the Pork Belly Confit. The pork belly was not brined, braised, and pressed which caused it to be 90%fatty and not edible. Server was fantastic and removed it from our bill.
  10. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything is very good on this focused seasonal locavore menu. The Manager was very helpful and seated us outside, because our friend with a hearing aid could not hear us easily indoors because of the noise level.
  11. p

    petero

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd or 4th visit to the Peoples Kitchen. Josh the server was excellent without being over bearing. Cocktails before dinner. Eclectic choices on the menu made selection tough. Had 2 of the appetizers crab fritters and mushroom. Can only say excellent. My wife and daughter got the burgers. In a 1-10 they scored 9 & 10. I had the scallops nice sear perfectly done. The sauces and additions that come with these meals give them the 5 star value rating. BTW they make a wonderful Manhattan cocktail Great place all around.
  12. MJ

    MJJ1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High level quality food prepared extremely well. Very friendly staff.
  13. MC

    MarjanaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Cocktails were to die for. Having a bigger desert selection would bring it to the top.
  14. L

    Lexi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a date. It was my first time at the people’s kitchen and my partners second time. Made a reservation at 5:45. We got there and the tables was ready for us. Was moderately busy but some open tables. I had a glass of red wine and then a rosé. My partner had a cocktail and enjoyed it, it was more on the sour side but that’s what he likes. He had ordered the goat cheese gnocchi and I ordered the chicken. Both were wonderful. The sauce that was over the gnocchi was very yummy. I scraped the plate just to get it all! We did not have dessert because we were much more full than expected. I am looking forward to going back and trying other dishes.
  15. JS

    JulieS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is a gem! Great food and laid back atmosphere. We had reservations after an MSU football game. The place was busy, but not crowded. Our service was on the slow side, but the manager noticed (without us saying something) and made up for it. I will definitely go back and try some of the craft cocktails.
  16. M

    Mary

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    So glad we discovered this gem of a restaurant two years after moving to the Lansing area! Fantastic and diverse menu executed very nicely. The service was spot on and our waitress was specifically informative which really helps when exploring a menu new to us. The ambience is fun and festive. Highly recommend you get there!
  17. LL

    LacieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love coming to Peoples Kitchen. The staff are friendly, knowledgable, efficient and always on point! The food is amazing!
  18. TO

    ThatOneGuy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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.
  19. DF

    DebbieF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    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.
  20. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

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

    ecvino

    Indiana

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fit for foodies! Really creative dishes with kind and attentive service.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. L

    Larry56

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food the service was great friendly informative.
  25. 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.
  26. 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…..
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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!
  31. RV

    RachelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service; nice spacing between tables; delicious food served quickly
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. s

    sfmmr

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sweet potatoe waffle with roasted peaches rocked.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service . Amazing taste of food
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 152 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 22 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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