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State Room

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-5049
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Ranked #5 of 174 restaurants in East Lansing
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The State Room is inside the Kellogg Center Hotel on the campus of the Michigan State campus. It is an upscale restaurant with a refined clientele ... a place for Mom and Dad to take their student children to celebrate events like graduation. Nice menu, big portions for desserts but the service is usually very poor.

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Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been eating once or twice a year at the State Room for the past 10 years. Never a disappointing meal. Menu is changed often so you don't get tired of "the same old thing."

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Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Keep in mind the majority of staff are college students. While the restaurant tries to pass off as fine dinning I'd have to say it is average. I was rather disappointed that the server went missing after we declined wine with out meal and never asked us if we were interested in coffee or desert but such things are to... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food (breakfast is all I had there) was reasonably good. Usual American fare. But, the wait staff have a real attitude problem. When I changed my order oh so slightly from the routine they had (she served me water with ice and I wanted it without), the waitress became cold and unfriendly. This happened on multiple days. I guess... More

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Lansing area is not famous for its restaurants. So it is nice that you can get a really good upscale meal somewhere around here. It is located inside Kellogg Center, which is a hotel and conference center. Sometimes you have to fight crowds of sports fans, alumni groups, specialized conference goers, etc. This makes it interesting but not necessarily... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love the State Room, it is always our first choice, when we want a really good meal. We also have found it a wonderful place to tail gate before MSU football games. It is cheaper to have a really good meal here, then buy a hot dog combo at the stadium. They also give a discount for alumni, and... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

My 97 year old friend is planning his 98th birthday party for here. The manager personally helps to ensure it will be a success. Waitresses pay very close attention to customers' satisfaction. Soup and sandwiches are tasty, and I like them.

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Richlands, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

First ate at the State Room back in 2007 when visiting Michigan State for the first time. I am at Michigan State every 2-3 years for a conference that rotates its location and I always look forward to eating at the State Room. When we were there in May, I had the salmon and it was one of the best... More

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michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I have eaten here twice in the last month. The waiters were thoughtful about our time commitments (game or concert) and the General Manager, Jon Trasky, couldn't have done enough to make our meal perfect! Wonderful atmosphere, free parking, knowledgeable wait staff, locally sourced ingredients, and best of all.......DELICIOUS FOOD AND COCKTAILS! I would not hesitate to... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have eaten here a few times a year for decades and it gets better and better. We went for dinner recently and the food and service were excellent. Perfectly cooked steaks and arctic char accompanied by generous and well-prepared sides. Salads were impressive and the wine list is justifiably famous. The atmosphere is classy but not pretentious. The prices... More

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