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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1520 reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Chandler’s opened it’s doors in December of 1999 behind the historical Symons General Store building. It’s a cozy place with only 50 seats in the main dining room & 10 seats at the bar. When real estate is too tough to find - it’s standing room only! For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in the wine cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both the restaurant and Symons General Store. In the warmer months, guests can choose to dine outside, on Chandler’s brick courtyard.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 347-2981

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Mark Sanche

  • Catering

    Whatever you are celebrating, we are honored to be a part of your affair. We happily cater events of all sizes and bring our core values as a caterer - food quality, presentation and outstanding service - no matter the location. <br /><br />Whether it’s catering an intimate dinner party at your home, celebrating new beginnings with a wedding reception or baby shower or getting down to business with corporate events large and small, we are ready to bring our spectacular cuisine and service to your next event and look forward to collaborating with you!

  • Private party facilities

    Typically we offer a four course tasting menu in the wine cellar. The cellar seats up to 54 people. Stand up cocktail receptions accepted. We customize to suit you. Call or email for specifics as availability changes with the seasons.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Nickerson: (231) 347-2438

What 1,520 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lunch

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. PL

    PeterL

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! A gem! Heading back soon!
  2. OD

    OhioDiner

    Columbus

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The halibut special exceeded expectations. Cooked to perfection as was the risotto. As always, service was very professional and friendly.
  3. C

    Carry96

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always enjoy Chandlers! I love the quality of the food, the variety of the wine list, and the service. It’s been a favorite for many years—couples, small parties and groups. The menu doesn’t offer a big variety of choices which I think is a plus as it’s all good.
  4. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places up North! We’ll go there again when we visit Petoskey!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The Caesar salad lacked dressing and the croutons were hard nuggets. The Amish chicken was served with pasta that was very flavorful, but the chicken itself was unremarkable and underseasoned. The duck was very good and my spouse said that he would order it again. It was our fifth trip to Chandler's and by far the least satisfying.
  6. BB

    BirthdayBoy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    We have given this restaurant three or four tries and the service is not what you would expect for an upper class restaurant. The bar made great drinks. For a high class restaurant, the portions and presentation were not adequate for the price.
  7. DR

    DebR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  8. PH

    PatH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made reservations for an early dinner and was very pleased with the experience, tasty beet salad and sockeye salmon. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful about the menu. It does get noisy in there so hard of hearing folks may want to choose earlier meal times. Plan Togo again!
  9. T

    Tracy

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good overall, although the fish was a little overcooked, Jenny was a very good server!
  10. j

    johnw

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I very rarely write a review but feel it is needed on this dinner. We arrived at 6:00 and ordered promptly and food arrived an hour later. The chicken and Copper River Salmon was over cooked and very dry. We left over half the meal and expressed our disappointment to the server. She was very apologetic and credited us with aq glass of wine. Will not go back because they're many really good restaurants in the area.
  11. BS

    BonnieS

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch was delicious as always. Love sitting outside.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We are Chandler‘s regulars -always have a reservation enjoy their food but today was a dealbreaker. Waited 2 hours and never got our food. We had plans and had to leave and couldn’t wait any longer. We go to Chandler’s at least once to two times a month. They had a party of 20+ in their wine cellar and served their party leaving the rest of their guests completely without food and waiting well over an hour and a half for food with nothing complementary, with stressed out servers just apologizing over and over again for the continued delay. I would have been a little bit more understanding and perhaps turned a blind eye, had they come over and said “your drinks are complementary” or “we’re gonna give you half off of your meal” SOMETHING ! But nope they just kept saying “so sorry for the delay you’ll just have to keep waiting” and after two hours we paid for our drinks and left.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We waited 75 minutes for our food and ended up leaving because it still had not been started. Brunch on June 26.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Menu items unavailable. Food was cold. Will not be returning.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Chandlers, and try to eat there for special occasions when we can. The portion sizes have gotten smaller in recent years, and the prices have gone up, but the quality is always very good. It is always loud in the main dining room, but in some ways this adds to the charm. It has a European quality that I can’t quite explain. The service is always excellent and the cocktails are superb.
  16. s

    sandys

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitress was one of the best I have experienced. She made several food inquiries for me and the service was very timely. Eat insid and not in he open air section.
  17. RU

    RonU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem!! Always get great service, great drinks and of course great food!!! We love it!! Bring back the King salmon please!!!!
  18. BB

    BobB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was decent, service was very slow (welcome to post COVID life I guess). Restaurant was absurdly close quarters making sitting at the table very uncomfortable. Even with decent food I would not go again…
  19. AB

    AdamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service but the portions were really small and they ran out of their two brunch options while we were there.
  20. BJ

    BetteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chandlers has been a favorite of ours for many years. We celebrated an anniversary there the other night and it was fabulous! Thank you Chandlers and our server Paul for a special evening!
  21. MK

    MKy1

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and our server, Paul was knowledgeable and accommodating. Great restaurant!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the burger
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan and Maggie were great!! We had a wonderful dinner and delicious dessert. Thank you for a fabulous time!
  24. Z

    Zoo14

    Toledo

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful; food was excellent; energetic noise level is great description as everyone clearly was having a great time.
  25. SS

    SuSu

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food was good but not extraordinary. Service was good. I Indicated in the reservation this was a special celebration. It was never acknowledged by anyone. Requested in the reservation that we not be seated at the table by the door. That was the only one they were willing to let us have even tho there was at least 1 other two person seating open. Clearly never read the reservation detail. I am not used to careless disregard when I make a reservation through Open Table and you should not be satisfied with the disregard of its customers requests.
  26. JS

    JoanS

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We were a group of four, each of us had something different…and we all loved our meals. I just wished they still had the mushroom bisque soup.
  27. DH

    DebbieH

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Chandler’s whenever we are in Petoskey!
  28. NH

    NancyH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant of all. Unfortunately our meals were not as good as usual. I hope it was a one time disappointment.
  29. FE

    FranklyEating

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chandlers continues to be one of downtown Petoskey’s better sit-down restaurants. Though not situated in a large venue, this cozy eatery succeeds in multiple ways designed to please. The menu—with plenty of scrumptious and well-prepared breakfast &amp; lunch/brunch selections—covers lots of ground; and the full-service bar complements every meal.
  30. MV

    MartyV

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Eggs Jupiter and Blueberry pancakes were delicious as always.
  31. B

    Brunchfan

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and terrific service. The brunch menu was excellent with something for everyone. Highly recommend!
  32. JH

    JulieH

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    my husband and I have gone here three times. We love the food and the wait staff. They do there job well but don't become part of your meal. They seem to know the balance. The tables are a little close but we find it comfortable enough. Every dish we have had has been delicious. But it is pricey.
  33. KG

    KayakGuy

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service by Todd was excellent and the food was above expectations.
  34. JS

    JanetS

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for any occasion. Stop for lunch. but make sure you have a reservation. Always for dinner too.
  35. M

    Mlmitch

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Chandeliers it is our go to restaurant in the Petoskey. Interesting flavor combinations in a great atmosphere with wonderful staff. Can’t say enough good about it! Just get your reservations early.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great…as always!
  37. d

    doglover

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful..well prepared food and great service
  38. MB

    MarthaB

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect 4-top in the wine cellar, which was quieter. Our server was friendly &amp; attentive. The cocktails to start with Chandler’s farm board were so good. Two of us had the filet and the other two had different fish dishes-which were all delicious! Our server was also helpful pairing the perfect wine with our meals. We’ll be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and waitress Always eat there when I’m in town!!!
  40. CQ

    CulinaryQueen

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Chandeliers never disappoints!!

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Chandler's a Restaurant

215 1/2 Howard Street Petoskey, MI 49770

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lake Street & Howard Street

  • Area

    Petoskey

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Mark Sanche

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (231) 347-2981

  • Catering

    Whatever you are celebrating, we are honored to be a part of your affair. We happily cater events of all sizes and bring our core values as a caterer - food quality, presentation and outstanding service - no matter the location. <br /><br />Whether it’s catering an intimate dinner party at your home, celebrating new beginnings with a wedding reception or baby shower or getting down to business with corporate events large and small, we are ready to bring our spectacular cuisine and service to your next event and look forward to collaborating with you!

  • Private party facilities

    Typically we offer a four course tasting menu in the wine cellar. The cellar seats up to 54 people. Stand up cocktail receptions accepted. We customize to suit you. Call or email for specifics as availability changes with the seasons.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Nickerson: (231) 347-2438

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