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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1458 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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Booked 32 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our anniversary and first time dining here. We loved the table in the wine cellar and the food and service was amazing!

  2. MZ

    MicheleZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Olivia was a delight as our server! Our filet dinners were delicious!

  3. c

    cdechillo

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Cool local spot nestle into a would-be alley that featured a strong cocktail and WBTG offering. The Negroni was on point and a healthy pour. I started with the appetizer Beef-Pork Bolognese w/ Penne...very generous portion. The meat and veg were in beautiful harmony although I could have taken the celery and carrots chopped smaller. The entree fish was Grouper (so exciting) served with Israeli Couscous and finished with a hint of truffle oil?? Great flavors in spite of the fish being overcooked and no longer most. The Turley Zin BTG was incredible and a sweet value at $13.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day surprise dinner

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, large portions, great service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch was delicious, so glad we came.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good stuff

  8. LN

    LNSdiner1

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever we visit Petoskey, we make it a point to dine at Chandler’s at least once. The food is always great and the service and atmosphere just the way we like, casual in step-up sort of way.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. Great service, great food. Perfect ambiance in the wine cellar. Great server it was a great way to celebrate.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Anniversary dinner. Great food, server, and ambiance. We had heard the restaurant was loud, we did not find it loud at all. We will go again.

  11. SB

    SkiBull

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent! Drinks, food and service always top notch. Wine Room always great.

  12. KN

    KeithN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I spent our anniversary dinner there. We were seated in the back of the wine cellar, very romantic. The food and service were impeccable. We will surely go back.

  13. TD

    TimD

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    The atmosphere was great and wine list incredible but the food I ordered was cold, dry, overcooked and full of bones.

  14. NF

    NashFarm

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect setting for a romantic evening. The ambience is perfect for date night.

  15. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a excellent service from Sidney. Our food was timed very well, and all of it was delicious! The wine by the glass list was thoughtful and the Sancerre was fresh and lovely. We sat in the cellar which was cozy, just perfect! I highly recommend a dining experience at Chandler’s soon!

  16. AJ

    AmyJoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Scallops were cooked perfectly. Duck was tough, although the flavor was good. Great service and atmosphere.

  17. d

    denisep

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Chandler's never disappoints the food is consistently delicious and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. My new favorite is the scallops with risotto.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food.

  19. MW

    MikeW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The easter brunch was very good with the eggs benedict. We sat across from the main restaurant in the wine cellar of Simon's general store. So the food had to come from the main kitchen outside for a few seconds. This meant the food was just a bit "cooler" than we wanted due to cold weather but the service was great and the food very good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious. Heidi’s service was wonderful too!

  21. CR

    CherylR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy dining at Chandlers when we are in town. Thank you for having such a nice quant restaurant with delicious food and wine.

  22. RP

    RayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant ! The food is always excellent along with the friendly staff. We eat there when we come to Petoskey

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    They pack you in like sardines I’m sure it’s more people then fire code allows

  24. NH

    NancyH

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always my favorite go to dining. The food is awesome and the staff is always friendly. I particularly love their lunch and brunch menu.

  25. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food, waitress was awesome. Only downside was some drunk 20-somethings table next to us being obnoxious. Would definitely go again

  26. LD

    LDHarrison

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has an amaziing dinner and great service. Such a beautiful place in the wine cellar.

  27. JY

    JYudasz

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great vibe and delicious wine!

  28. EF

    EileenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was wonderful!! A must go to when in Petosky!

  29. DB

    DanB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service. Wonderful atmosphere and consistently good food.

  30. DR

    DanielR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible once again!! The lamb shank was amazing!! Had it with the creamy risotto…to die for.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made a 5:00 reservation since the restaurant gets crowded and is small inside. Food is excellent as well as the service.

  32. A

    Annierose

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We gathered for lunch to celebrate our friend's birthday. Wait staff always attentive and informative (kind too), food outstanding and our mood = happiness! Thank you Chandlers for everything.

  33. KK

    KathleenK

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal with a relaxing atmosphere. Perfect date night.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Delightful experience! Enjoyed the night, food and service. It did take a while to get our final meal but had yummy bread while waiting!

  35. E

    Ellj

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful lunch and service, plus a very cool spot. The pork fried rice was AMAZING. Will plan another visit very soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious!! The service was great!!

  38. GS

    GregoryS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cozy atmosphere and excellent food makes for an enjoyable evening of food and drink. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The menu is short and sweet and executed perfectly. The room is small which lends to the intimate and comfortable experience. I would recommend Chandler’s to anyone looking for a casual and delicious meal.

  39. S

    Scott

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chandlers is a Northern Michigan Treasure! Our food was outstanding , and our waitress was Devine!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner! Delicious food!

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

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Booked 32 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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