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Fine Dining in East Lansing?

I am visiting next week, and would love to find a local dining establishment for a nice dinner. I know its a college area, which may or may not yield any "fine dining" establishments. I love french and japanese cuisine, and I am always up for seafood or a great steak.
Any and all recommendations would be appreciated! THank you!

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  1. Sansu. East end of the MSU campus. Just Google it.

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    Sansu
    4750 S Hagadorn Rd Ste 100, East Lansing, MI 48823

    1. Sansu, hands down.

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      Sansu
      4750 S Hagadorn Rd Ste 100, East Lansing, MI 48823

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        1. For those who enjoy their seafood cooked, rather than sushi, Mitchell's Fish Market is a great place for terrific seafood. I particularly recommend their kung pao calamari and any of their "shang hai" style preparations (steamed with ginger and green onions, served with a soy sauce). Right off 127 on Lake Lansing Road. www.mitchellsfishmarket.com

          1. Dusty's Cellar in Okemos (just West of E. Lansing) has consistently good food.

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            Dusty's Cellar
            1857 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

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            1. re: kmcarr

              Unless you are planning on taking a large group, Dusty's Cellar is not a good choice. Sun - Thurs. is a 14 person minimum and Fri & Sat is a 24 person minimum.

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              Dusty's Cellar
              1857 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

              1. re: Jack Freeman

                >> Unless you are planning on taking a large group, Dusty's Cellar is not a good choice. Sun - Thurs. is a 14 person minimum and Fri & Sat is a 24 person minimum.

                Huh??? Who told you THAT??? It's absolutely NOT TRUE.

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                Dusty's Cellar
                1857 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

                1. re: nsxtasy

                  I have never experienced that either?

                2. re: Jack Freeman

                  That minimum applies to their largest *private* dining (banquet) room. You can eat in the wine bar or tap room no problem.

                  1. re: tokyo

                    That's correct (and they even have smaller private rooms with smaller minimums than that). As you point out, groups of any size can eat in the restaurant no problem. Heck, you can even make reservations on Opentable.com for a group of two or four (or even for dining solo) for any time that's available: www.opentable.com/dustys-wine-bar

                  2. re: Jack Freeman

                    Jack, as others as pointed out you seem to be confusing the private dining/banquet rooms with the main restaurant (the Wine Bar). Trust me, I've eaten there several times with only one or two companions, and sometimes all by my lonesome.

                    1. re: kmcarr

                      Oh and the Lamb Chops taste great!