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The English Inn

4.6
4.6
754 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
•Distinguished Restaurants of North America(DiRōNa) award winner
•An award winning wine list
•Authentic English pub on the garden level (Temporarily Closed)
•Alfresco dining on our terrace during the summer months
• Major Credit Cards Accepted
• Reservations recommended
•Winner of Lansing’s Best of the Best Award
•The English Inn is a non-smoking facility
•Private Dining rooms available

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, French, British

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (517) 663-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lansing

  • Cross street

    South of Columbia Hwy.

  • Parking details

    You will find three parking lots, each in very close proximity to our main building.

  • Entertainment

    Live pianist during Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 754 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. EK

    EdwinK

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AAA service and the best employees in the world .the food is amazing
  2. Y

    Ypsidiner

    Detroit

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The menu is still a bit limited, but the place is beautiful.
  3. B

    Bert

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special event, or to catch up with old friends in a quiet atmosphere, there is no place better than the English Inn. The service is impeccable, every menu item cooked to perfection, and the ambiance so gracious.
  4. PC

    PC0572

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always very good food, great service and a nice atmosphere.
  5. L

    Lynette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    English Inn never let us down. The food and staff were great.
  6. BS

    BryanS

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and atmosphere as always. A little disappointed the duck sausage appetizer was not available due to Covid downsizing the menu but they promised it'll be back as we will be.
  7. JP

    JenniferP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful restaurant for our anniversary, but for family dinning or just a normal night out it was a little pricey and limited selection. Overall the ambience was wonderful wonderful and our service was great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience start to finish! Lovely staff, delicious food and great dining experience. Will wait to do a “late” valentines dinner every year if this is the kind of experience we get ❤️
  9. RG

    RandyG

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We missed the English inn during the shutdown and we were so happy to get a table for valentines night
  10. C

    Chels

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The English Inn has turned in to my wife’s and my go to place for fine dining. Has not let us down. Looking forward to our next visit. Food is excellent and service is very professional. Highly recommend.
  11. B

    Britt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming and delicious. Staff goes above and beyond.
  12. DG

    DavidG

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a top-notch dining experience. Impeccable attention to detail in all aspects.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Evening, Great Food!
  14. JS

    JohnS

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to the English Inn. It will defiantly, not be our last. From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed and safe in the current pandemic. Our waiter (can't remember his name) was amazing and always made sure our drinks were full and every course of our meal was served to perfection. I can't wait to go there again! Kudos to everyone at the English Inn!!!
  15. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love to eat at the English Inn! We have been many different times for many different occasions and are never disappointed.
  16. TM

    TraceyM

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always enjoy our meals at English Inn.
  17. DD

    DDarling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first night out with the family in a while. We felt very safe and the service was excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Thank you
  19. S

    Sparty

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was very good, but after reading reviews from others I expected to be wowed and I was not. The atmosphere is outstanding and the noise level is low, making it a great place to have a quiet conversation with your date. We were immediately turned off by the restaurant's extreme COVID protocol and our waiter's inability to use basic common sense when it came to safety. He was literally standing 10 feet away and shouting to us rather than standing by our table and talking at a regular volume. This seemed tacky and inappropriate considering the type of establishment it is. My wife, who works with the public on a daily basis and leads a team of 100+ employees, takes COVID protocol quite seriously and works hard to keep her team and customers safe. However, she was actually angry at the level of COVID safety precautions used at this place. It is a cool place to eat, but not under the current circumstances.
  20. M

    Melissa

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. We appreciated the COVID-19 protocols in place and could not have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday.
  21. LJ

    LJ57

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All aspects of this experience were wonderful 👏 Our Birthday meal was Great! Will be back !!!!!!
  22. MM

    ManojM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and time. Thanks for you the wonderful evening.
  23. CA

    CharlesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The English Inn is my favorite place for a special dinner. It was so great to be able to get back!!
  24. KB

    KarenB

    Naples

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to celebrate special moments at the English Inn. We celebrated my husband’s 82nd birthday on Tuesday evening and it was a lovely and delicious celebration! We always feel so welcome. The service is great!
  25. CC

    ColleenC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite simply, the English Inn is the best restaurant in the greater Lansing area. It’s really the only five-star restaurant and hotel. The cottage rooms are especially entrancing. And it’s already decorated for Christmas!
  26. BP

    BillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was best i ever had! Every chef creation melted in my mouth.
  27. C

    Chels

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 42 anniversary and it was exceptional. From the wait staff to dinner to dessert an outstanding meal. There was no feeling of rushing us and the ambiance was exceptional. We make this a yearly event and look forward to it v
  28. RN

    RickN

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Lansing area. Great experience every time.
  29. MB

    MarcieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at The English Inn. The service and food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place !
  30. p

    pandorak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, a great time, great food and a really nice place!
  31. TS

    TomS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy celebrating at The English Inn. We had a beautiful evening celebrating my birthday and wedding. anniversary. Thank you for making our evening special.
  32. BG

    BigG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to get away from the busy city, food is always top notch!!!!
  33. P

    Pete

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite fine dining restaurants.
  34. SK

    SrinivasK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place to celebrate a family event. Very friendly staff, great service and delicious food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful setting, excellent service. Desserts weren’t up to par. Will go again though.
  36. W

    Wendy

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I came here for Sweetest Day! We really enjoyed our time thank you so much for making her day so special❤️
  37. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The English Inn goes out of their way to make you feel like you are having an elegant, and safe, dining experience. The waitstaff was great and very attentive. There were so many great choices on the menu! The Baked Brie was a great warm start My husband and I had a hard time deciding our entrees but narrowed it down to 2 choices and shared at the table. Both were amazing and the perfect portion size. I had a couple of their specialty cocktails, trying something new, and they were unique and refreshing!
  38. DB

    DouglasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine here for most of our special occasions and have never been disappointed. Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend them!
  39. DF

    DavideF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every respect! Great way to enjoy our anniversary!
  40. TD

    TaylorDaniels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! My husband and I had an excellent time and our server was phenomenal! They also did an amazing job of making sure we felt safe/social distanced. 10 outta 10, would recommend!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The English Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    South of Columbia Hwy.

  • Neighborhood

    Lansing

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    You will find three parking lots, each in very close proximity to our main building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live pianist during Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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