The State Room at Michigan State University
Visited the State Room for hubby’s birthday. Had a drink at the cool bar first. Bartender was friendly and helpful. In the main dining area, the ambience was quite nice and much improved since the renovation a few years ago. Hubby had the filet - said it was one of the best he’s ever had. I had the Bistro Salad and added grilled salmon. It was delicious. The creamy parsnip soup was also devine. Server was great. Would highly recommend!
We had a great time and excellent service. My BF ordered the lamb - amazing!! I ordered the seared ono and it was delicious. Our server was fantastic as well!!
Sara was wonderful. She knew the menu and made great suggestions.
We always enjoy the service at the State Room. They have a good depth of wine to select from, you can tell they place a positive emphasis on the experience of the consumer. Our out of town guests loved it and the wine wall. Nice vegan menu too for our out of town guests.
Excellent food and service.
My dining partner's pasta was undercooked (she is Italian). The wait staff let her order something else but of course this affected the entire timing of our meal together. Unfortunate.
Nice brunch and comfortable ambiance. We enjoyed our meal.
After a misunderstanding about our reservation, Maryann went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was exceptional. We appreciated the extra effort she and her staff made so we could have a memorable meal with our visiting family.
Service left something to be desired but experience was pleasent overall.
A little pricey...not for everyday dinning.
Food was wonderful!
Food and service were both great. The ambience needs work. The site is tired.
I waited for at least 10 minutes for horseradish sauce for my prime rib. I highly recommend that you provide horseradish without the creamy sauce.
Comfortable, classy, interesting menu. Expected it would be decorated for Christmas...it didn’t seem to be much ... but still nice. Appreciate no TVs on.
This was NOT my usual experience at the State Rood. My grand-daughter and I were celebrating her completing her Master's degree. We both ordered the Tandoori chicken. Mine was so dry it was inedible. It also was lukewarm, so I returned it and had the grilled salmon. By the time it arrived my grand-daughter had finished eating. On the other hand, the salmon was the absolute best I've ever tasted! One other problem that day - it was frustrating trying to catch a waiter's attention to complain about my order. They appeared too busy to look to right or left.
The Sunday buffet brunch offers many delicious options including roast beef sliced to order. Service was good and the price reasonable for a good brunch.
You can always count on a good meal at The State Room.
Pre MSU hockey game dinner, had the scallops & filet both very good & the mint chocolate chip ice cream was great!
I haven’t been to the State room in a long time. We had a great server. My husband had a special which was delicious. I had a standard menu entrée which was good but I don’t think I would ordered it again. The brussels sprouts appetizer was amazing.
The State Room is a favorite ‘nice’ restaurant for special meals. Wonderful food and a wide selection of wines to choose from.
Pretty expensive wine choices for E Lansing Mi. We aren’t in Chicago. Menu choices not very exciting & expensive as well. Food quality was good other than soups were a disappointment.
We do enjoy dining at The State Room, we were however, disappointed that they didn’t offer any specials on the night we were there. Ben was our server and he did a great job!
We try to eat here every time we're in Lansing to visit our Grandson in college.
Everyone likes it. Plus great parking and convenience.
It was great. We would definitely have lunch there again and highly recommend it.
Had dinner and breakfast there and enjoyed both meals. Wait staff was wonderful and attentive. Our son was celebrating his birthday and they brought out a slice of cake with a candle- nice touch.
Food was very good.
I would have rating this place higher except for a couple of issues. First, they brought me the wrong entree and then asked me if I was joking about my order. So I watched my table eat their food while I waited for mine and I didn’t get an apology. Second, the was a very loud table seated right next to us. We would have enjoyed it better if people weren’t seated so close together
I made a reservation for myself and two family members for an early lunch. After waiting at the reception desk for several minutes, I went into the restaurant to find someone to seat us. Our waiter Bradley was very good. The tandoori-style chicken was bland. The Caesar salad was drenched in dressing. Window seating is great, restaurant is very attractive.
The food was amazing. We ordered steak, salads, deserts and every dish was prepared to perfection. I will come back soon!
A great place to have private business dinner meeting. Outstanding food service and wine list.
We were kind of bummed as the menu changed since the last time visiting and a few of our favorites were gone. Service was OK, delivery of beverages and food seemed to take a long time. Before we visit again we will visit the online menu.
Great service and food. Server was fantastic - very knowledgeable about menu. Will definitely go back!
if the sign for the restaurant wasn’t outside, you would think you entered the wrong building for the restaurant. It’s kind of a nondescript, dim, low ceiling lobby. We walked forward down the hall until some students working behind a counter directed us around the corner to the restaurant. Upon entering, it had a bit of a dated feel in a supper club/lounge kind of way. The dining room is a kind of smallish (intimate?) but once we were seated and tuned out the conversation of the table next to us, we enjoyed our time there. We don’t recommend the margaritas, but they had a decent choice of wine/beer. The main event in a restaurant is always the food, and they didn’t disappoint. Great food. After all, that’s why you’re there, right? 4 out of 5.
Professional, efficient, attentive service.
Perfectly cooked scallops! Perfectly cooked salmon! Perfect manicotti and perfect airline chicken! But, the pork tenderloin appetizer disappointing; tough and tasteless.
A bit pricey overall for everyday but perfect for a special occasion.
Nice wine offerings but they do not carry a chianti.
Server was excellent. Grouper entree was lacked flavor and disappointing
The State Room is a gem. No up-scale restaurant has finer foods, better service and lower prices for thre quality. Easy parking. The State Room ranks up there with the best restaurants in town, without the snooty attitudes and high prices. It is a favorite whenever we are in town.
After our son graduated from MSU, we forgot about thre place. We got reacquainted recently and now beat ourselves uo for not remembering to keep going there!
The State Room is reliably an excellent restaurant, great spot for conducting business, and consistent in its attentive service. It is a blessing in my neighborhood and in the Lansing/East Lansing area.
Every time I travel to East Lansing I entertain clients here. The food, service and atmosphere are always on point. It's obvious a lot of local frequent here and I can see why. I highly recommend The State Room for any occasion. They also feature locally-souced food and have a great wine selection.
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day dinner!
The State Room has always been a favorite. The special Sunday brunches are the best. The atmosphere is accommodating of couples as well as groups. The wine list is excellent as are seasonal dishes.
Always a pleasure! My steak was cooked perfectly and I'm fussy...somewhere between rare and medium rare. They had paired it with a wonderful California cab. Ingredients are locally sourced and, while I don't usually have bread with a meal, the herbed butters are a treat!
For years the State Room has been a go-to spot. It only gets better and better. From the astute wait staff to the magnificent food choices, it is superior. Add to that the carefully-chosen wine list, and well-crafted cocktails, and you have a real winner.