I was excited to find out that a restaurant was going in at the Lansing City Market. I love grabbing some chicken salad at Aggie Mae’s Bakery or some soup at Seif Foods, but sometimes you want a sit down meal with a waitress and the prospects of a beer or glass of wine at the market was a huge draw!
The Waterfront Bar and Grille opened this summer and I finally got a chance to eat lunch there last Saturday. Corky and I met up with our friend Karen and had lunch at the bar before doing our weekly produce shopping. The menu was limited to four offerings on this date, but we were told the menu will be expanded soon. There was a pulled pork sandwich, a roast beef sandwich and two quiches, zucchini marinara and bacon. We opted to order the bacon quiche with a green salad (fruit salad also available) and the two sandwiches and share them all. Here is our report card.
This was good! The quiche was done perfectly, the salad fresh and the blueberry muffin delicious. The Waterfront Grille sources their vegetables from the market vendors and the muffin is from Aggie Mae’s Bakery.
The roast beef sandwich was on bread from The Grain Market with cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce. The beef was a little dry, but the sandwich was overall good.
The pulled pork sandwich got everyone’s vote for the favorite of the three lunches. The coleslaw was pretty darned good too. It was crisp and didn’t appear to be mass produced, like most places.
Overall, we had a great meal at The Waterfront Bar and Grille. The location is convenient for people who work downtown and for visitors to the Lansing City Market. There is outside seating on the patio and plans to expand to an upper floor in the future. It was a great lunch to accompany our regular trip to the market. With the patio seating on the river and the full bar with a good beer selection, it would make an ideal happy hour spot too.