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
This was my fourth visit in about two we ...
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 ...
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.
This time I had the hanger steak with a ...
This time I had the hanger steak with a mixed greens salad. The hanger steak was ordered as medium rare and it came slightly on the rarer side but it was good, cut into several thick fingers of tender meat. The accompanying truffle fries were excellent.
Appetizer of lamb chops was good with ve ...
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 w ...
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 M ...
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 ...
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.
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