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.
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: 5173498680x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Dusty's Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Never been to Dusty's before but it was ...
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 bu ...
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, a ...
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 traditi ...
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.
Not up to their usual standards!
New menu is interesting and we were anxious to try it. I ordered a vegetarian pasta dish and while mushroom, etc. sauce was tasty, the pasta was so overdone it was mushy and unpleasant. My companions ordered fish entrees that they said were good; salads and a soup were fine. But the kitchen needs to work on al dente pasta ...otherwise, the pasta is, frankly, yucky.
My wife loves the beef tournedos that th ...
My wife loves the beef tournedos that they serve at Dustys. They were not on the menu but our server asked the chef and he was able to make them for her. Thanks so much. I has the cashew walleye. I have never had anything I didn't like at Dustys but the fish was pretty flavorless. It wasn't bad but not what I would expect from here.
The menu was very interesting - good variety with preparations not found elsewhere. I had seafood and my husband and a friend had meat. Both were very good. Reasonably priced with the exception of wine by the glass prices. Waitress was attentive. Would definitely recommend to others.
The store looked interesting but did not have time to shop.
Room for Improvement
I do not want to be overly harsh in my review, but after hearing how great this place is for years, I may have come in with excessively high hopes. We were seated in the enclosed outside patio - it was mostly comfortable for me, but my wife got chilly a few times as it was in the 40s outside. We should have asked to be seated inside in order to be more comfortable and experience the ambiance. We both ordered cocktails from the Michigan Spirits section. The drinks were good, although for $9 apiece I did not order a second one. The menu had quite a few items that sounded appealing and I was pleased with the beef tournadoes. Our waitress was pleasant, but slow and not really talkative. The worst part of the experience was the music being pumped into the patio - it was a mix of 80's songs and smooth jazz instrumental tunes...not very appealing to us and seemed to really date the restaurant. The patrons ranged in age and dress varied from sweatshirts and jeans to suits. The food was good, but the experience definitely left something to be desired.
Booked a reservation for 6 which turned into 9 by the end of MSU Football Game. Our group consisted of our young adult children and a friend's family. Dusty's seated us in a private room off to the side of their wine store. It was so nice to be able to have our own room so we could hear one another and talk without other noise around us. It felt like home. The food was good as always and we will be back. Our waitress was very nice and took great care of us.
Amazing Food & Wine
Was in East Lansing for the night and found this spot online. Was a little sketchy coming up to the restaurant but was charming inside with a cute market place with wine and food. Started with two red wine flights (all delicious) and the lobster fritters (so light and fluffy). Went with the Korean braised beef and bone in pork for mains - some of the best meals we've had in a long time. Beef melted in your mouth and pork and toppings were scrumptious. Complimentary brownies at the end were awesome too. Thanks for a great meal!
Old favorite in the East Lansing area.
We loved our dinner as always at Dusty's last week. We've been dining here since 1990. The selection of entrees are great, well prepared, the food is quite tasty, and service is impeccable. The wine list is solid. As a bonus there is a gourmet grocery store on the premises to browse through, that includes products of local origin. The brunch is great as well.
We sat down and waited for awhile until our server showed up. Maybe if the restaurant had been crowded that would be understandable but it wasn't once our gal showed up it was ok but still not as attentive as one would expect spending a hundred bucks for dinner
We had a reservation for 4 two weeks ahead of time and were ushered to the outside seating area instead of the dinning room which is a shabby 1980's atmosphere. The service was extremely slow and inattentive (except for the water) and the food was fair. I have been going to Dusty's for 20 years and always tell everyone it is my favorite restaurant in Okemos/East Lansing. We had not been there for a year and had friends in town from California and we were embarrassed by the experience.
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