Cafes & Diners
TED DEE’S SANDWICH SHOP — This
downtown Lansing spot serves a variety of deli sandwiches and
specialties, like the chicken cheese panini. 119 S. Washington Square,
Lansing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.
(517) 374-2784. www.ted-dees.com. TO, D (orders of $20 or more), OM,
THEIO’S — Serving breakfast
around the clock, Theio’s is also great place to grab a burger for
lunch or satisfy a late-night craving. 2650 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Open 24 hours. (517) 487-3955. TO, P, WiFi, $
TONY’S — A lively restaurant near
the Michigan State University campus that has something for everyone,
with breakfast all day, lunch specialties, burgers and dinners, such as
the hot turkey sandwich. 350 Albert Ave., East Lansing. Summer hours
are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 7 days a week; School year hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 7
days a week. (517) 332-5553. TO, WiFi $.
WILD ROSE CAFÉ — Breakfast is served all day in an Old Town eatery that specializes in homemade fare. Subs and sandwiches fill the bill for lunch. For
dinner, try some pulled pork or beef, smoked outside on a grill, and
for dessert, there’s plenty from grandma’s recipe box like cheesecake,
fudge or brownies. 1224 Turner St., Lansing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Monday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. (517) 367-1117. TO, D (limited), WiFi, P, $.
ZEUS’S CONEY ISLAND — This eatery
offers Greek classics, like chicken kabobs marinated for 24 hours in
lemon juice, olive oil and a blend of secret herbs. Plus American
favorites like walleye. 6525 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7a.m. - 9
p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517)
272-7900. OM, TO, WIFI, $
Fine Dining /Full Service
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO — An array of
beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads. Inside the
Lexington Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190.
www.sheratonlansing.com. Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2
p.m., Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; Breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m.,
Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; Breakfast 7 a.m.-10
a.m., Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Room service available 6:30
a.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday & Sunday. FB, TO, RES, $$$.
DUSTY’S CELLAR — An intimate
gourmet restaurant with an excellent wine list and a well-trained,
friendly waitstaff. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. Brunch 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Sunday; Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Dinner 3:30 p.m.- 9
p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday. (517) 349-5150. www.dustyscellar.com, OM, TO, FB, P,
ENGLISH INN — Classic beef and
seafood dishes, served in one of the Lansing area’s most beautiful
mansions. Offerings include grilled salmon with dill sauce as a
seasonal special. 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. 11:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5
p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
(517) 663-2500. www.englishinn.com, FB, RES, P, OM, WiFi $$-$$$$
ENSO — This East Lansing eatery
promises global fusion on the menu and a trendy nightclub ambiance.
While the cosmopolitan, fusion-inspired atmosphere feels like an
attempt to transport guests to a big city on a coast or in the desert,
Enso remains firmly entrenched in Midwest restaurant mores.
So if you want a well-cooked, slightly
overpriced meal with decent service and nice environs, head to Enso for
a really good time. American sushi options include a tenderloin and
bleu cheese roll ($12.75) and BLT roll ($10.75).
(Reviewed in the Aug. 24 issue of City Pulse.)
16800 Chandler Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-close (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.) Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays. (517) 333-1656
TO, P, FB, OM, $$$$