March 5 2009 12:00 AM

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FB = Full Bar
= Wine & Beer
= Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
WiFi-Wireless Internet

Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8 $$ - $8 to $14 $$$ - $14 to $20 $$$$ -

Fine Dining

ALL SEASONS BISTRO—Though the menu changes every few months, the fresh and hearty sea scallops and shrimp on polenta dish has been impressing for years. Monday-Thursday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. offers a fixed price menu for $14.95 that includes soup or salad, choice of four entrees, and comes with chef’s choice of dessert.1500 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 336-9890. www.allseasonsbistro.com, FB, RES, TO, OM, SF $$-$$$

BEGGAR’S BANQUET—This East Lansing staple makes complex gourmet meals look simple. 218 Abbott Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. (517) 351-4540. www.beggarsbanquet.com, FB, TO, OM, RES, Wi-Fi, $$

CAPITOL CITY GRILLE—Steaks, seafood and more. 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. Inside the Radisson Hotel, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Sunday. (517) 267-3459. www.lansingmenuguide. com, FB, TO, RES, OM, $$-$$$

CHRISTIE’S BISTRO— Upscale dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads. Inside the Sheraton Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. www. sheratonlansing.com. 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. FB, TO, RES, SF, $$$.

DUSTY’S CELLAR— This restaurant offers customers full flavor, especially in the macadamia and gingercrusted pork loin, which is topped with a maple volute and served with wild rice. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-5150. www. dustyscellar.com, OM, TO, FB, P, RES, SF, $$$$

ENGLISH INN— Beautiful scenery and savory seafood dishes. Offerings include grilled salmon with dill sauce and baked grouper coated with breadcrumbs. 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. Over $20 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. (517) 663- 2500. www.englishinn.com, OM, TO, RES, FB, P, $$$-$$$$

GILBERT AND BLAKE’S —A wide range of seafood, sizzling steaks, and pasta dishes. 3554 Okemos Road, Okemos. Open at 11 a.m. Monday- Saturday, and noon on Sunday, and closes when the last person leaves. (517) 349-1300, www.gilbertandblakes.com, OM, TO, FB, Wi-Fi, RES $$$

HERSHEY’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD— Besides featuring to namesake, this East Lansing tradition offers a first rate salad bar. 2863 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-9p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sundays except major holidays. (517) 337-7324, www.hersheyssteakandseafood.com, FB, D, TO, RES, P, OM, $$$

HUMMINGBIRDS— Appetizers range from simple fried fare to spinach dip. Entrees include a variety of charbroiled steaks, fish and seafood dishes and weekly specials. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Also features a full breakfast menu, including omelets, skillets and cold breakfasts. Inside the Holiday Inn South, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. Summer hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily. (517) 694-8123. FB, TO, RES, P, B, $$$.

NORTH PINE GRILLE— Step into the north woods at the North Pine Grill, where hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and a wideselection of entrees are prepared fresh daily. North Pine Grille, 7711 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.; 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (517) 627-2101. FB, TO, $$$.

KNIGHT CAP— Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurants been serving downtown Lansing for over 30 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.- midnight Saturday. (517) 484- 7676. www.theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM,SF, $$$$.

THE STATE ROOM— From filet mignon to braised Alaskan halibut, this restaurant serves up a range of seasonal gourmet tatses. 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 432-5049. www. stateroomrestaurant. com, FB, TO, OM, SF, RES,$$-$$$

STILLWATER GRILL— Surf ‘n’ turf is taken to a whole new level with Cajun Tenderloin Tips marinated for 24 hours, sushi-grade Wasabi Tuna, and pan-seared New World Scallops, all piled high to share. 3544 Meridian Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, TO, RES, P, OM, SF, $$$$

TROPPO—An American bistro serving upscale breakfasts, lunches and dinners in downtown Lansing.
11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo.org. FB, TO, RES, P, OM, Wi-Fi, $$$

Middle Eastern

JERUSALEM BAKERY—This deli and bakery features a wide variety of Middle Eastern takeout items, including hummus, grape leaves and more. 1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Saturday: Closed on Sunday. (517) 485-9975. TO, $

MIDDLE EAST CAF— This west side caf serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern favorites, including mujadara, hashwi and shish kafta. 801 Thomas L. Parkway, Lansing (off of West Saginaw Highway). 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 323-9009. TO, OM, $$

NEW ALADDIN’S RESTAURANT— Serving Middle Eastern entrees, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices in the Frandor Shopping Center. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 333- 8710 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. TO, D, OM, SF, P,

Small Bites

Chill out If the
frosty bite of winter has you feeling blue, bite back and stop by The
Udder Creamery (formerly Ice Cream Joes) on West Saginaw Highway in
Delta Township. Owner John Fawaz, who opened shop on Dec. 5, offers 44
flavors of ice cream in sundaes, cones and flurries; an assortment of
shakes and malts; fruit smoothies for those that want to mitigate
guilt; and custom-made ice cream cakes and pies for any special
occasion. If reverse psychology doesn’t work for you, grab a hot
cappuccino or espresso — thatll have to do until around mid-May. 4131
W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 3 p.m.-11
p.m. Sunday. (517) 321-2509.

-Joe Torok

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