The State Room at Michigan State University

4.6
103 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
One of the premier restaurants in Greater Lansing featuring casual-upscale fare, 500 bottle wine list, Michigan craft brews & a sophisticated Lounge. Our menus are changed seasonally to reflect the best local ingredients available, and our extensive wine list has earned the State Room Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" award several years in a row. Let the chefs tempt you with expertly-prepared culinary delights perfect for everyday dining or any special occasion. We also have several private dining rooms available perfect for your next meeting or social gathering.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(517) 432-5049
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Wilson
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Private party facilities
We have three different private rooms, offering options for meetings & special occasions with seating for up to 30 guests. We specialize in creating unique dining experiences with personalized menus. Please speak with a Dining Room Manager to assist you in the perfect space.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available in our attached garage, located on the south end of Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on Harrison Rd. We offer validation for parking in our structure daily, with the exception of special sporting events. Please call us with any questions.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 103 People Are Saying
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RR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. We would definitely have lunch there again and highly recommend it.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DF
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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AM
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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E
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We ordered steak, salads, deserts and every dish was prepared to perfection. I will come back soon!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have private business dinner meeting. Outstanding food service and wine list.

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and food. Server was fantastic - very knowledgeable about menu. Will definitely go back!

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l
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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RM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 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.

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DF
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent. Grouper entree was lacked flavor and disappointing

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ME
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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B
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ME
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day dinner!

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M
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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B
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful service and great prices for a lunch . We had salads and soups on graduation day.

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PI
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a wonderful time! I'll go back if I'm ever in the neighborhood again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to the State Room for my birthday. Everything was great: the food, the service, the ambience. I certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to have an upscale meal in the East Lansing area.

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MM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner and you'll also enjoy the Sunday brunch. If the MSU Dairy Store line is too long you can get their ice cream here.

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OT
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food- had the salmon. Spinach salad and bread was also very good.

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TW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t really want to tell everyone because it’ll fill up faster but I guess it’s the deal! What a gem! Fabulous service and menu with a comprehensive wine and beer selection. Complimentary parking in the attached structure and great ambience! Eat here!

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I
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten here twice, both times traveling thru the area. Our experiences both times were excellent. Very comfortable space, excellent menu and service all at a reasonable price.

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SR
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I Did not know what to expect, because I have never eaten at a restaurant up in Lansing. I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone was very attentive and where we were seated, in front of all of the reds that were on display, was a very nice compliment to the meal. The only challenge was towards the end of the meal catching the waiters attention so we could pay the bill.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The State Room never disappoints! The service was friendly and timely, our meals fulfilling and dessert was just a lot of mmmmmmmm sounds! Thanks for raising the level of enjoyment for a 65th birthday!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

nice location and menu options. Food was good, but not exceptional. A little bland for high end dining. Very happy to have some good vegan options, nice wine menu, and special cocktails. Servers were all helpful, polite and attentive. The exception was a manager that talked loudly across the dining area at his wait staff. (Not appropriate, sir.) Otherwise a nice evening.

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent dining experience. Quality crafted food and wine, with great service. The dining room is always sparkling and comfortable for any casual or business attire. Schedule your next meal here and you won’t be disappointed.

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CV
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It is wonderful place to take business guests and know you will have a great dining experience in a conducive atmosphere.

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m
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined at the State Room prior to a basketball game. The atmosphere was quite lively, crowded, and fun. The servers were on the run! And, everyone was happy.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

For the second time now we decided to celebrate a special occasion at the State Room. While the venue is great the food was again very disappointing. The Salmon was tasteless, the Tofu had no flavor and the steak was mediocore at best. Appetizers and dairy store ice cream were the highlights of the meal. High price and low flavor twice in a row. We will be crossing this one off of our list.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The State Room was a great restaurant! The food was wonderful, the service was great and the ambiance was lovely. I would recommend it to everyone and will definitely be returning.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Had the scallop dinner. I wasn’t crazy about the sauce. My daughter really enjoyed her Vegan selection however. Service was very good. Price was OK

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The presentation was magnificent. Thank you for giving us an experience we shall always treasure.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We reserved a table for a mid-week dinner prior to a show at the Wharton Center and were very pleased with our meal. A craft cocktail was too ambitious, and when I told our waiter that I didn't like it and could I please exchange it for another, plainer drink, he was most obliging. On his recommendation, my husband tried a new fish entree and said it was delicious, my trout was wonderful, and the asparagus served with it was cooked perfectly! Parking in the attached structure was very convenient. This is our go to spot in East Lansing!

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OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the whole affair.

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l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good food and service here. also nice ambience and not as noisy as many restaurants. Had to pay for parking before MSU basketball game though, which I haven't had to do in the past??

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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