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Parker's on Ponce
Parker's on Ponce

Parker's on Ponce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkersonponce.com
  • Phone: (404) 924-2230
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Hartshorn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every night at 6:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clairmont Road
  • Public Transit: On Marta Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking lot behind the restaurant; metered on-street parking; parking garage behind the restaurant (first hour is free)
A word from Parker's on Ponce
Owned by brothers John-Thomas and Christopher Scott, Parker's on Ponce is Decatur's first independently owned steakhouse. The Scott family has always been extremely involved in the local community, including local government. The restaurant is named after John-Thomas' seven year old daughter, Parker. The whole family is often seen at the restaurant - it is not a business to them, but a home - and they treat guests of the restaurant as family as well.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Parker's is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to satisfying a craving for steak. The food and service quality is a step above a Longhorn's or Outback for close to the same price, but definitely short of going all out for a prime cut of beef with a prime price tag attached to it, i.e. Morton's, NY Steakhouse or Rathbun's. I'm never disappointed with dining at Parker's. The staff, decor and food are very consistent."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We tried this place on a whim and were very happy with the choice. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were large. For a nice date, I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Spent a well deserved night out with friends . Food was well prepared and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for somewhere new to eat for our 34th anniversary. We wanted something classy but comfortable. Parkers fit the bill. The service was excellent. I got the rib eye,which was very good,my husband got the T bone and said it was outstanding. We highly recommend Parkers. Oh, and lastly I had the pecan pie dessert with.... Well you'll just have to see for yourself. Needless to say I'd return just for the dessert."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I've driven past the restaurant so many times, but I really just noticed that it wasn't Mick's anymore. On Saturday we needed a special place to celebrate a birthday that none of the 5 of us had been to before. We were able to get a reservation and we had one of the best dinners I have ever had. Our server, Mick, was fantastic. He was professional, engaging and contributed to it being a great evening just as much as the food. I would highly recommend Parker's."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was our first time at Parkers. Parking seemed like a problem but found out there is a parking deck directly behind the establishment. Great location and when we were finished dinning we were able to walk around some of the local shops. Service was excellent and there were multiple people who were assisting. My glass stayed full. The steak was excellent. I can only brag on the ribeye and it was full of flavor. Easy to get to and we will go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Best kept secret! Incredible food!!! Best steaks in Atlanta! Bacon wrapped dates are a must, as well as, the salmon tostada appetizer. The back room lacks design and ambience, but the food is worth it! Great outdoor seating. Our waiter was attentive and professional. Great experience all together."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We always enjoy our night out at Parker's. We discovered the restaurant several year ago and have introduced several friends and family to Parker's. The lunch is delectable and the dinners stupendous!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great dining choice for Father's Day. Our reservation was for 5pm and we were seated promptly. Our server Mick was outstanding! He was very attentive. He and other staff members made sure we had everything we needed for our dining experience. The food was delicious and the drinks were great as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I wanted to try something new for my husband for Father's Day and he was pleased. I enjoyed the selection of food, the ambiance, the friendliness from the 'wait staff" and the location. It was a very nice experience. I would visit the restaurant again...probably at night for my next visit."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had the Porter House for two ... So tender and flavorful you did not need a knife or anything else!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed eating at Parker's on Ponce, a little pricey for a regular eating place but great for special occasions. I did find at the brunch was fair with the one problem that the food was not kept warm enough at the buffet. No one wants to eat luke warm food that is supposed to be hot. Other than that the selection of food was good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable time at Parker’s on Ponce, I would definitely recommend this to others. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Overall great experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great dining experience-good food and service. Will definitely return when next I am in the area"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Awesome place for a great steak to celebrate any occasion."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Finally made dinner reservations to celebrate an early Father's day. Had an awesome dinner, from appetizer, entree,sides! Our server was quite knowledgeable and helped us with our choices-we'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My partner and I dined there on Friday night and had a wonderful experience. The food and service were just terrific. We are looking forward to going back very soon!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Parker's was referred to us by friends. Although, their experience was great, we felt is was just ok. The food, for the price, was just not all that great. We've had better steaks at Longhorn."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Parker's on Ponce consistently delivers great food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our experience at Parker's on Ponce was first class. The food is amazing, just delicious, and the portions very generous. Great ambiance, so charming and inviting. Our table was positioned so that we were looking out to the main street of Decatur. As we entered the restaurant, on the right is a lively piano bar also with tables. Great patio seating as well. A+ "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Parker's. We sat on the patio which I highly recommend. The food, service and entire experience was top notch. Afterwards I mentioned it to my niece who lives in Decatur and she said Parker's on Ponce is her and her husbands favorite restaurant and they've eaten there numerous times. I highly recommend you give it a try. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Salmon was very good, companions had the ravioli, they expected the more traditional dish...they felt it was pot roast and ravioli dough... was just "ok" ...they were a little disappointed ... maybe some menu clarification needed on that dish... wine was excellent. Our first time... We will definitely be back. Server was very " on top of things"...(Danny)...witty, knowledgeable... but never interrupted conversation. Appeared and disappeared ...anticipated our needs very well. Ninja server..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, wonderful food and service, great bar w/entertainment! Staff so sensitive to diner's needs. Reconnected w/friends, there and they let us have our space, but there anytime we needed them! DELICIOUS SKIRT STEAK! Nice mix of people, some having quiet dinner for two, others in banquet rms. celebrating special occasions, from dressy casual to full dress. Want to try to outdoor dining next, looks so lovely under the trees w/romantic lighting. Full bar services w/trendy cocktails and extensive wine list. Fun spot to drop in for drinks and dinner and enjoy some live entertainment. As long-time Atlanta residents, we were familiar w/Mick's and so sad @ their closing, NOT SAD ANYMORE == LOVE PARKER'S!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining at Parkers. The food and service are consistently very good and the specials never disappoint. This time I had the daily special for salad, entree desert - all were amazing. Mick was our server and he has been our server before. Mick always gives exceptional service and knows the perfect balance of being attentive but not overly attentive. He knows when to let you enjoy your dining experience and when to step in to keep that dining experience perfect."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great service and great food as always. If there is something i can count on is Parker's On Ponce always being a great dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "In a town that has gained a wide reputation for great restaurants, Parker's still stands out as one of the best. I live just one block away and it is my "go-to" place for a great meal or just having a drink at their beautiful bar. The live music adds interest, energy, and ambiance, but is still quiet enough to carry on a conversation without having to shout. I often go with a friend or group of friends, but this is one restaurant where I don't feel weird going by myself. The staff are always friendly and prompt, but never overbearing. There is a nice variety of menu items. The steaks are great, but I almost always get the grilled salmon because Parker's does it better than any place I know. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Parker's on Ponce is a great find. My husband and I had dinner there, ate outside, had an outstanding server (Marissa), and had a spectacular meal. We were not rushed, relaxed between courses, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Their dessert coffees are amazing! We highly recommend Parker's on Ponce! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Thank you for helping me make a nice impression. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good food and attentive service make this a nice choice for an outside dinner. Good music inside, but could not forgo the warm May evening. Filet Mingon was very good and 6 oz was plenty. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Took some friends out for a graduation celebration. My husband and I love Parker's On Ponce but it was everyone else's first time. They all loved the food and our server was so kind to make a "big deal" of there special night! The was outstanding as always."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Delicious food and excellent, friendly service! We enjoyed four different entrees in our party of four & all were exceptional. My trout dish would have been even better with less sauce. Highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely return soon."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was very good and the atmosphere was refreshing and relaxing. A good place to enjoy your family."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My group had a great time. The staff hear is excellent everyone we interacted with was smiling, polite, and they were well versed in food recommendations. We never had to wait but we also did not feel rushed. The food was okay. There really wasn't, any thing that knocked our socks off. It seemed as if the descriptions on the menu oversold the food. The food just really did not have a lot of flavor. The specialized drinks were really great and well balanced...I usually only order 1 drink when I go to dinner but this time I did want a second. I would definitely try them again because I really could see the hard work that this staff puts in to create a great place to eat and that's something I always can appreciate these days."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Their Mother's Day brunch did not disappoint. There were so many things to choose from and lots of vegetables, salads and fruit. The prime rib was amazing and the bacon was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been going to MD brunch for a few years, and have always had a good experience. This year's food selection was a little small, but still Still delicious. My only pet peeve is the large number of other groups who bring their broods of small children and ignore that there are other people dining. Banging spoons on the table, whining, the whole nine yards. It's so disruptive and really puts a sour note on an otherwise pleasant experience. Tables of two (like my mother and I) should have a nice quiet dining experience away from that chaos. Staff should be aware of something like that when determining seating. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The hummus stuffed salmon was better than I expected. It was cooked perfectly and was served on a bed of Israeli couscous. Our server, Danny, was attentive and energetic. We try to support the local places every chance we get. We'll be back. The Monday night half price bottles of wine is a value, too!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Was in the mood for steak & Decatur, and found Parker's quickly via Google. The location is right in the heart of the square area... tons of foot traffic/"bustle". The place is really nice... contemporary... totally UNpretentious... folks dressed up, folks in t-shirts. The service is EXCELLENT... our server knew the menu, knew food... they all help each other out... everything timed perfectly. The food was excellent, especially for the price. I ordered the 16oz ribeye for $28, medium rare. It came out a little too rare for my taste (not that they cooked it incorrectly)... they re-fired it, got it perfect. The loaded baked potato was fantastic. Check for 2 was $105 with drinks vs. $250+ at McKendrick's or Hal's. I'll definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit this restaurant and sit outside to people watch. We celebrated our anniversary by having dinner here, and our waiter was very attentive. The food is always delicious, and our dessert was comped for our anniversary. All in all, a fun evening."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I've dined at Parker's for business and for a date night. Both times the quality of the food, service and experience was exceptional. I'd recommend Parker's for their broad and high quality menu. It's also a quiet atmosphere which is conducive to conversation. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Very nice place, romantically. And an amazing NY Strip Steak with perfect Sides. The winelist is very exclusive!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014