About Dusty's Wine Bar
Dusty's Wine Bar is nationally recognized for its Contemporary American cuisine with a New World flair. Try our Seared Wild Alaskan King Salmon Filet with olive Tapenade and Lemon Oil over Creamy Truffled Grits or enjoy a 14 oz. Grilled Prime Grade NY Strip with Roasted Garlic Butter over Fresh Goat Cheese Potato Mash. select from 30 wines by the glass, enjoy a wine or scotch flight. Dusty's granite bar top is a wonderful accent to our casual bistro. Tables were hand-made from French wine crates, booth and chair seating is available. Dusty's Wine Bar offers many Tapas and daily specials. We are committed to providing the Lansing area with the Finest meats and Freshest seafood.
Okemos, MI 48864
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 Days & 7 Nights Monday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parking with plenty of lighting. Handicap parking near front entrance. Low curb wheelchair access by main entrance.
Private Party Facilities:
Dusty's Tuscan, Napa and Bordeaux Rooms seat 6 to 44 guests and are elegant rooms for wedding celebrations, showers, birthday & anniversary parties. Comfortable and quiet for business meetings.
Private Party Contact:
Matt Gillett or Billy Shreck: (517) 349-8680
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Dusty's Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
We met 2 friends at Dusty's for a birthday celebration and had a lovely time. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and there was enough variety that everyone found something special. Our waitress was excellent--there when we needed her and knowledgeable about the food and wine, but not intrusive. We'll definitely be back!
Party of three. We had mussels and 'pork cheeks' as appetizers. The mussels were very good, as usual. The pork cheeks were tasty but not noteworthy and the dish was rather heavy with noodles and a thick-ish sauce.
For the main course, one chose whitefish, one the hanger steak (medium) and I had the pub steak (medium rare). Mine was very flavorful, enough so that I highly recommend it. I also had a slice of the hanger steak, which was also very good, but I'd had that several times before.
I love Dustys but on this occasion I had made reservations well in advance as it was a special dinner but we were put in an overflow room and my guests did not like it. The service was terrible..it took forever to get get our food and the one lady kept telling the waitress she was so hungry and finally got some bread. I stressed and very disappointed ‼
This time there were four of us. All seemed to enjoy it. We started with the charcuterie plate, which was still just OK, though the cheeses were very nice. I had the local chicken which was very tasty (even though the green curry marinade did not come through).
The blood orange cake with almond was very good.
My wife and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary by returning to Dusty's Cellar for dinner. We had our first date there in 1991. Our service, the ambiance and dinner itself were as good, if not better, than any we have enjoyed in Chicago, Palm Springs or Charleston. Our host (Name?) and Server ("Zach") were delightful and made our visit most enjoyable. What a pleasant surprise to see that this local favorite has only improved over the years! Thank you, Dusty's, for an exquisite anniversary event! - Roger and Marilyn M.
It was a wonderful evening that we lingered over. The drawback was the room we were seated in was a little cold with no ambiance. We were two couples for an early New Year's Eve dinner. We were seated in the Bordeaux room which was better suited for family and casual dining and not adult special evening out.
This was my fourth visit in about two weeks. This time I tried the smoked pork chop.
It was excellent-full of flavor and juicy. I also had the special salad, beet and baked brie, which was very good. My companions had salmon and whitefish, both of which were reportedly very good. One guest had a cup of bacon-mushroom soup, which he enjoyed.
This is the third time eating at Dusty's in the last ten days but I still enjoyed it! This time I had the tornedos of beef, cooked medium rare. It was excellent. As before I had the mixed greens salad, which was fresh and plentiful with a nice dressing. My two guests had half duck and the salmon and both reported them to be excellent too. I was tempted to award 5 stars for the food but reserve that rating for meals such as I have had at Chez Panisse in Berkeley or Canoe in Toronto.
Still, I was pleased to find reliably excellent quality, which was not the case a couple of years ago.
Appetizer of lamb chops was good with very nicely spiced and succulent chops but sauce was not ideally compatible.
"Half roasted duck" was actually half a duck that was half roasted, in my opinion. OK, the meat was cooked medium rare but the skin was not crisped. It was a rather large duck with plenty (too much) of meat but there was not much else on the plate. I found the sauce a little overly sweet and also, not very well attached to the duck but rather in a small pool on the plate.
From the moment we entered, we felt we were treated special. Everyone greeted us, throughout our dining experience, and wished us "happy anniversary". Our table was visited frequently, but not too much as to interrupt. Timing of meal courses was just right... and refreshing our drinks was perfect!
The restaurant was packed at 6:00 on a Monday night.
We had attentive service, and both enjoyed our meals.
My wife had the almond crusted whitefish and I had the beef tournedos.
My only do over would be to avoid the anchovy filets on the Caesar salad. They were of lighter colored flesh than I have seen before and were of much stronger flavor than we are accustomed.
Both of us left more than half the anchovy, which we have never done before.
Never been to Dusty's before but it was most definitely worth the money. The service was excellent, the food was impeccable , and the overall atmosphere was perfect for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend. For being close to a college town it was a little expensive but undoubtedly worth every penny.
We had high hopes for this restaurant but sadly it fell short. The service was excellent however. The charcuterie plate for $16.00 was lacking in variety of cheese and meat. (One cheese, one meat). The hanger steak was ordered medium rare but was presented cold. Oddly, when sent back to be "warmed" it still came back cold. The cherry tomato pasta was delicious.
Late dinner after busy Saturday night, and we were pleased with the Mussels and the Filet...chopped salad with heart of palm was very good, as was the fine wine selection. Key lime cheese cake with raspberry drops ended things just right!
Food was fantastic. However, the traditionally stellar wine list was a disappointment. The list has not been updated; indeed it includes a notation that the listed wines may be out of stock or different vintages. This might be acceptable if the vintage change was a matter of one year &/or the price was adjusted to reflect the vintage actually available. It is not acceptable when the listed vintage is 3 years older than the vintage in stock & there is no price adjustment.
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