|By City Pulse|
THAI PRINCESS — Artistic presentations of Thai cuisine are served in a stylishly decorated environment in Okemos for upscale dining without the premium prices. 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos. 11: 30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; noon- 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-1558. TO, OM, R, WiFi, $$.
UKAI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE — Diners get dinner and a show, as their food is cooked hibachi-style right in front of them by chefs who artistically prepare each meal. 2167 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 349-0820. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. www.iloveukai.com. FB, P, RES, OM, WiFi $$-$$$
Additional location at 754 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30-2 p.m. and 4-11 p.m. Friday; 4-11 p.m. Saturday; noon–9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-8888 FB, P, RES, OM, WiFi $$-$$$
Fine dining/full service
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO — Upscale dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads. Inside the Lexington Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. www.lexingtonlansing.com. Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner 5 -9 p.m. Monday-Friday; Breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Saturday; Breakfast 7 a.m.-10 a.m., Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Holiday brunches, hours vary. Room service available 6:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday and Sunday. FB, TO, RES, $$$.
DUSTY’S CELLAR — Don´t let the name fool you: What you’ll discover, along with vintage wines and a unique gourmet boutique, is some of the finest dining around town. Full review at tinyurl.com/cpdustys. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Dinner 3:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday, 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (517) 349-5150. www.dustyscellar.com. OM, TO, FB, P, RES, $$$$
ENGLISH INN — Beautiful scenery and savory seafood dishes. Offerings include grilled salmon with dill sauce as a seasonal special. 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-7 p.m. Sunday. (517) 663-2500. www.englishinn.com. FB, RES, P, OM, WiFi $$-$$$$
GILBERT AND BLAKE’S — A wide range of seafood, sizzling steaks and pasta dishes. 3554 Okemos Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon- 9 p.m. on Sunday. (517) 349-1300, www.gilbertandblakes.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, P, WiFi, $$$
HUMMINGBIRDS — Entrees include a variety of charbroiled steaks and seafood dishes. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads, plus a full breakfast menu. Inside the Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 6 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–10 p.m. daily. (517) 694-8123. FB, TO, RES, P, $$$
KNIGHT CAP — Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurant´s been serving downtown Lansing for over 40 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Dining room hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 5 -11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Bar is open until midnight all six days. (517) 484-7676 www.theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, P, $$$$
STILLWATER GRILL — Featuring favorites such as Cajun tenderloin steak tips and salmon and lobster beurre blanc, Stillwater prides itself on offering fresh seafood and premium baby back ribs. 3544 Meridian Crossings Dr., Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-10 p.m. Saturday, 3-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, WB, TO, RES, P, OM, WiFi, $$$$