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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
  • "This is pretty much where we go for our annual steak. People watch on the patio, enjoy great food and professional service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Parker's on Ponce delivers consistent quality. The food is always topnotch, flavorful, and interesting. I tried the Kangaroo as a special steak item. It was scrumptious and accompanied by a delicious combo of crispy fried potato cakes and asparagus. My drink of choice was the Arnold Palmer. Everything was excellent. The ambiance was perfect for a Friday night. We always love the jazz piano which is played in the background. We will definitely visit again soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I ate here for the first time a few days ago and will definitely return. My boyfriend and I shared the porterhouse for two, black truffled Mac n cheese (omg), and a wedge salad. I could make a meal out of the Mac n cheese alone. It's a "must try"!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our favorite Atlanta restaurant for the past several years, excellent food, wine, service and lucky us, only ten minutes away."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "As always, perfect! As always, such a great dining experience"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service was very good and the food was excellent! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was actually pretty good. Everyone enjoyed their selection. There is just something not quite right with the ambience. It feels like it doesn't know if it wants to be casual dining or more upscale. But, the food was good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The hostes is not friendly at all, she doesn't seem happy doing her job"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here. Everyone wished us happy anniversary. We were seated quickly in the area facing West Ponce de Leon. The server answered our questions about the items on the menu. We had filet mignon & NY strip. Both cuts of meat were perfect. The meats were very tender and very tasty. The apetizer and potatoes were very good. We always have great meals at Parker's. We've never been disappointed there!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First disappointment was the menu that is currently on their website hasn't been updated & a few of the items we were looking forward to were no longer available. The appetizer of short ribs in the piquillo pepper was one of the smallest portions I have ever seen. We asked for our cowboy cut ribeye medium & it was practically raw. The brussel sprouts were very undercooked. The hash browns were not hash browns and the onions were overpowering. The presentation of the food was awful."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "If you're a Prime Rib lover, Sunday is Parker Prime Rib and the chance to have one of the cities best!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed Parker's very much. Great food, great service!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Let's start off with the positive. The service and ambiance were great! Also, the pianist was really talented. Now for the negative, the food is just ok and somewhat pricey."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Our table had short rib stuffed peppers, sun dried tomato and artichoke dip, crab cakes and salmon tostada appetizers. They were all good, but the tostadas and peppers were extremely good. We had varied entrees and all were tasty. I had a T-bone steak that was delicious. Wound up bringing a good portion home. I did not find a dessert that caught my eye, but others had bread pudding and crème brulee that they enjoyed. The only downside was that we were in the front room with a very noisy table, which made it difficult to carry on a conversation with our dinner party."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 had the Porter House for two ... So tender and flavorful you did not need a knife or anything else!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Awesome place for a great steak to celebrate any occasion."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Parker's on Ponce consistently delivers great food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "As always great, food friendly staff, very tasty and uncommon libations. Our meals, Smoked Salmon Tostadas (with jalapeño cream cheese, meyer lemon vinaigrette), Prince Edward Island Mussels ( Thai curry-coconut milk broth, kaffir lime) for starters were perfectly prepared and presented. Next we enjoyed Salmon Steak with pomegranate barbecue, mango salsa, scallion mashed potatoes and 14oz Rack of Lamb Chops. Again these were outstanding in taste and presentation. Parkers is simply a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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