The State Room at Michigan State University

4.7
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$31 to $50
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American
One of the premier restaurants in Greater Lansing featuring casual-upscale fare, 700 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.
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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, nice selection, and the bread pudding and vanilla cream sauce are to die for!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us for our Sunday brunch buffet. So pleased you enjoyed your experience and our buffet options. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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T
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. One of the best burgers I have had.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on February 15, 2020

So pleased you enjoyed our custom burger blend! Hope to see you again soon.

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CH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and there were options for vegetarians.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Our culinary team is committed to having options for a variety food preferences. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to caring for you again soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice and enjoyable.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words!

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M
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Savannah provided excellent service.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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B
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The State Room at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus has become a"go to" spot for business lunches, birthday celebrations, and some of the finest food in the Lansing area. It is ever reliable and the choices are outside the box.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We are so pleased that you have chosen to make us one of your favorite dining destinations in town. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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S
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special lunch with our favorite priest. Our waiter, Anthony, was excellent and even called our priest Father!! Food was excellent. A bit loud in the restaurant due to all the graduates and State Police that had a gathering outside the restaurant. Just a great experience during the holidays!

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. So pleased that Anthony made you feel welcome and provided you with such excellent service. We will be sure to acknowledge his good work! Thank you again for your support and patronage.

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MS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is one of the best food opportunities in the Lansing area! Loved the preparation and presentation.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. We will be sure to share your feedback with our culinary team. So pleased you enjoyed!

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MS
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was delicious! Will definitely go back!

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Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, but my steak was very average. Dessert was great

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that your steak was a disappointment. I will share your comments with our chef so that we may improve our operations. Thank you again.

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JJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of the few "special" restaurants we have left in the area. Wine selection is adequate, service is good, food is great, ambiance refined.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5 star review! We appreciate your patronage and support. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RO
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had the vegan sweet potato dish that was very bland, ended up taking it home and I'll add onions and garlic.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback on your dinner experience with us last night. I am sorry that your vegan entree was a disappointment. I will be sure to share your comments with our chef and culinary team so we can improve our operations.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and excellent servcie

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review and your kind comments!

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j
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service were outstanding as usual. The state room has become our dining choice when we are attending a show at the Wharton.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to be your top choice before shows and concerts at Wharton Center! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was perfect except for dessert which was the Trio of Tartlets. We enjoyed the Coconut Tart but the other two were too “runny” and felt undercooked. Waitress said they were supposed to be like that. I wouldn’t order again. However, the Short Rib Appetizer, Arugula Salad and Cauliflower Curry were delicious and we would definitely order again!

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will share your comments with our chef so that we can improve our operations. So pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at the State Room. We could actually hear each other speaking, even though the restaurant was busy. The food was delicious and our server was terrific.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. Pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Look forward to caring for you again soon.

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R
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Took a former student employee to dinner to celebrate the accomplishment. The Server was nice enough but not at first. At first, she was rather cool and standoffish. It wasn’t until the end of our dinner that she warmed more. I don’t know what it was and kept wondering about it. All in all it was not my best State Room experience and it could have been better. Food was good but nothing that knocked my socks off. This place has good ambiance, better than good appetizers and better than good desserts. I’ll return ...because -for now- it’s the place I’ll take my student employees to celebrate their accomplishments.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry you felt slighted in any way. It is always our goal to exceed your expectations in both food and service. I will certainly follow up with our team so that we can improve our operations. If you would like to speak with me directly regarding your experience I am available at 517-884-8135 or baconma2@msu.edu. Thank you, Marianne Bacon

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b
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful setting for a business luncheon. Good food choices, excellent service. Table spacing and ambiance is conducive to conversation. Parking to the south.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again.

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s
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an Anniversary brunch and were not disappointed. Our server Lily was friendly and attentive. The food, as always, was delicious! We will be back.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on October 2, 2019

So please you enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FM
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dishes at the State Room have improved by leaps and bounds over the last year or so. Dishes are constructed with interesting ingredients and combinations, and they all work together in most satisfying ways. My cold grilled asparagus appetizer was perfect in every way, from the way the spears were cooked to the toppings. The richly cut lamb chops were satisfying in taste and cooked exactly as requested. The Halibut dish was subtle, but heartwarming. The Burrata appetizer has been awesome. The wine list is expansive and well considered. Service is friendly and attentive. So, after many years of disappointingly second-rate meals, the State Room is now experiencing a Renaissance of sorts that is worth paying attention to.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. So pleased that you are enjoying our current menu. We strive to continually make improvements to stay innovative and use the freshest ingredients. Our new menu will be released October 7th, we hope you will be equally impressed with your future visits. Thanks again for your continued support and patronage!

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CH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Inexperienced wait staff. To be expected as it is a college campus hotel. Would only recommend if the location important for your other plans.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your comments. So sorry to hear that your experience with us was unsatisfactory. We strive to have the highest standards for excellence in both our meal preparation and service. If there something we could do help improve our operations, I would certainly welcome the feedback. I can be reached at baconma2@msu.edu. Warm regards, Marianne Bacon, State Room Operations Manager.

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was meeting some old classmates and wanted a place with good food and a reasonably low level of noise, not something that is easily found these days. State Room fit the bill.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your meal and were able to spend time with your friends. Hope to see you again soon!

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends at The State Room is predictably a comfortable setting with impeccable service and an ever changing menu of delicious choices.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you rely on us for enjoyable nights out. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were told when we arrived that our reservation was cancelled.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 27, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. I apologize if we made you feel unwelcome in any way as that is never our intention. We will be sure to follow up with our new student team members on the importance of checking reservations. If you would like to speak with me further about your experience, please call 517-432-5049 and ask for Marianne Bacon, operations Manager. Thank you.

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful! It was our anniversary so they gave us a free dessert. We loved our meal

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 18, 2019

Happy anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us. We will be sure to share your comments with our team. We appreciate your business and support. Look forward to seeing you again.

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Whole experience was fantastic. We will definitely become regulars at the State Room.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 18, 2019

Wow, thank you so much! We appreciate your business and look forward to having you dine with us regularly. If we can ever help with special requests, please feel free to contact our management team at 517-432-5049. Thanks again!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had gone for a anniversary dinner and totally loved it.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 7, 2019

Happy anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Warm greeting and immediate seating.
Katie, our server, was outstanding. Very knowledgable and personable . Had good info on wine selection. We took her food recommendations and each entre was excellent.
Have dined at The State Room several times and never disappointed. Highly recommend.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 7, 2019

Wow, thank you so much for your kind feedback. We will share your comments with our team. So pleased that Katie took such excellent care of you. We will be sure to acknowledge her for her outstanding service. Thanks again, hope to see you soon!

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LB
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We often forget about the State Room but it is a very good restaurant. It is a part of the School of Hospitality of Michigan State. The menu is varied and seasonal, the wine list is very good, and pricing in general makes this spot a value.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are proud to support our students and so pleased you enjoy your time with us. We appreciate your support and patronage, hope to see you again soon!

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was perfect for a lunch meeting. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. Excellent service. As someone who was formerly a server, I appreciate great customer service. The food was great and my guest commented on how fresh the greens were.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We strive to deliver outstanding guest experiences. So pleased that Amanda took such great care of you. We will be sure to acknowledge her efforts. Thank you again for your support and patronage. Look forward to seeing you again.

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JA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Amanda our server was excellent. She was very friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were not very good. The strawberry margarita on the drink special menu was not good. We ordered steak and salmon and both were overcooked. Amanda was very apologetic and brought out a dessert sampler to help appease for the less than desirable food. That was a very thoughtful and appreciated gesture. Hopefully, that was just an off night for the bartender and chef.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies that you did not enjoy our featured drink, the Strawberry Mojito. We strive for excellent food and drink with each and every meal. I am so sorry your meal was a disappointment. I will share your feedback with our team so that we can improve our operations. Pleased that you enjoyed Amanda's service and the complimentary dessert. Thank you for your patronage and support. Hope we will see you again soon.

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TJ
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Tasteless filet. Room is very njce. Would not go back.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry your steak was not as you expected. We strive for great meals with each and every guest. If you would like share more about your experience, please feel free to contact me directly baconma2@msu.edu or 517.884.8135. Thank you, Marianne Bacon, Operations Manager.

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DJ
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall excellent and our waiter was very good

P
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at the State Room was exceptional. The wait staff was helpful and very attentive . The food was well prepared and outstanding. I had the Seared Salmon and my wife had the Filet and they were delicious. We were staying at the Kellog Center for a couple of days for a wedding and the food at the reception was also outstanding. Overall experience at the State Room and the Hotel and Conference Center was well worth the stay.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 30, 2019

Thank you for your incredibly kind review! We are proud to be a part of Kellogg Center's mission to deliver outstanding experiences to our guests. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We will be sure to share your compliments with our team. They love hearing such great feedback! Thanks again and we hope to see you the next time you are in East Lansing.

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wedding anniversary was an incredible experience thanks to the outstanding staff and expertly prepared food. They made our special night out exceptional!

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special night with us. It was our pleasure to help make it a memorable experience. We hope to see you again soon. Happy anniversary!

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than expected. Food and service superior

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!

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MP
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at Lunch, menu with foods for everyone- meat eaters, fish lover, gluten free and vegan. Their wine list is very reasonable and very complete. Half off Thursday for wines under $300, is a great opportunity. Will go back again

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed our selections. Thursday nights are always popular with half off wines, it's a great deal! Thanks again and look forward to seeing you soon.

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K
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very solid breakfast. My waiter was a delightful young man. I love the fact that you're supporting the students when you eat here!

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are proud to partner with The School of Hospitality Business here at MSU. Thank you for your continued support!

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d
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from a creative menu. Attentive service in a comfortable setting!

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you very much!

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s
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service terrific! It’s become an absolute favorite destination for yumminess.

The State Room at Michigan State University
Responded on June 21, 2019

Wow! Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words. We so appreciate you support and patronage. Thank you for making us your 'go-to destination'. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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