UKAI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE — Dinner and a show, as food is cooked hibachi-style right in front of you by chefs who artistically prepare each meal. 2167 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 4 p.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon–9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-0820. iloveukai.com. FB, P, RES, OM, WiFi $$–$$$. Additional location at 754 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing (off of West Saginaw, behind Bennigan’s). (517) 853-8888. 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–10 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon–9 p.m. Sunday.
XIAO CHINA GRILLE & LOUNGE — Fusion is difficult to do well, and this stylish, funky eatery — which includes a sushi bar — has mixed results with its menu. Full review at tinyurl.com/XiaoCityPulse. 3415 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon–9 p.m. Sunday (517) 580-3720 xiaochinagrille.com TO, OM, WiFi, $$$.
Upscale American Cuisine
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO — Elegant dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads; located inside the Lexington Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. lexingtonlansing.com. Breakfast 6:30 a.m.–11 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Breakfast 7 a.m. –11 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Saturday; Breakfast 7 a.m.–10 a.m.; brunch 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Sunday. Holiday Brunches, hours vary. Room service available 6:30 a.m.–midnight Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.–midnight Saturday and Sunday. FB, TO, RES, $$$.
DUSTY’S CELLAR — 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–Saturday; 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. dustyscellar.com, OM, TO, FB, P, RES, $$$$.