Will be back!
We have been visiting petoskey for years and have never eaten at Chandlers. We will be back with every visit. We loved the food. Our waiter let us enjoy a long dinner with dessert. It's a small place, very noisy and we loved it. We ordered the chicken with quinoa. It was delicious! Can't wait to return this summer.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time great
After many years visiting the tip-of-the-mitt this was our first visit and we were celebrating our 43rd anniversary. Though loud we had a great time and our waitress was a great help. The menu was not crowded which is a good sign and the food was excellent. The presentation was great as well. As an aside, we have visited the Simmons General Store but have not seen the restaurant. I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Petoskey area it is worth the every penny.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Europe in Michigan!
We loved everything about this restaurant-the food, drinks and the atmosphere. From the moment we sat down it was perfection. The ahi tuna appetizer was wonderful. My husband loved his heirloom tomato appetizer. The rack of lamb entire was a bit small in serving but the flavor made up for it. My husband loved his diver scallop entre. To finish we shared a wonderful key lime tart. Our server was terrific attentive but not smothering. Sitting at a table in the charming alley way was magical-if I closed my eyes I would have thought we were in Italy or France. We can't wait until we have a reason to return to Chandlers!!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost a 5 star
Service was good, and the place was busier as the night went on but their menu was very limited. However, what was on the menu was delicious. I had the heirloom salad and my husband had the duck. Both meals were delicious, and our wine was above and beyond perfect, as per the suggestion of our waiter. We would definitely recommend this place, and go back if we were ever in the petosky area again, but probably for drinks and maybe an appetizer.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful fantastice food
Wonderful fantastice food choice and great atmosphere in or out
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistant and fresh
This was my second time eating here and has become an annual tradition when I'm in town. I took my fiancé this time and she said it the wahu fish dish was one of the best meals she has ever had. We almost ordered another helping it was so good. The short rib tacos and grilled romaine dishes were also excellent. Service was wonderful and professional. We will be back but wish we didn't have to wait until next summer.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner for 2
We had lunch on the patio and two days later ate dinner inside. Both times the food was great, service outstanding and the ambiance perfect. No children in sight. It was a wonderful adult experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Petoskey Gem ... Almost
We were visiting Petoskey and couldn't find any places with a lake view, so we went with Chandler's ... tucked away on Howard Street. The food was great, we had rack of lamb and tuna, both prepared and presented very well. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The only issue was the ambiance .... the place was so loud that we couldn't even talk to eachother! Became even worse when the guitarist started playing. To add to the noise, there was a pungent smoke smell from the kitchen now and again ... like in the days when everyone smoked in restaurants, to the point it made our eyes water.
That being said, we would probably go back on another (quieter?) night to give it a second chance ... just for the excellent food.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites.
Chandlers is a northern Michigan gem. The food is outstanding and service exceptional. Be sure to ask for David as your server!
Food is perfectly prepared and presented
Strong wine list with a good range of choices
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely restaurant in Petoskey
My husband and I ate at Chandler's a couple of weeks ago. We had gone up north for the weekend, wanted a place to have dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Chandler's fit the bill quite nicely. The atmosphere was cozy and warm, our waitperson (Paul) was knowledgable and attentive, the food and wine were delicious. We had the bibb lettuce and pear salads to start, followed by veal scallopini and the rabbit. all were excellent, as was the wine. we ended the meal with espresso and cannoli. The espresso was good but the cannoli was the only disappointment - the pastry seemed a bit stale. Overall, however, a very enjoyable meal.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
The food is always outstanding, the room is energetic and alive, the servers are very knowledgeable and friendly. It's the best restaurant in Petoskey for sure!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner
What a gem! My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a delicious dinner at Chandler's. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and the wine list, elaborate. Perfect little place for a cozy dinner for two. Be sure to make a reservation. Space is limited and it is a popular place!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding!! Wine list amazing! Service is always the best!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in the North
We just spent our first weekend in the Charlevoix/Petoskey area and were thrilled to have found Chandler's. The ambience, food and service were terrific.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I worked fine dining all through college and have always loved trying new places. Chandlers Wine Cellar is so intimate, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and the food is consistently amazing! Despite the 1 hour and 15 minute drive for us to go here, this is the only place we go now for any special occasion meal. It is a true treat and we are ecstatic we found it. The Calamari is a must have!! Best I've had anywhere and the ambiance and wine choices are phenomenal! Highly recommend!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic time. The food and experience was great. Will be back soon.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is much too noisy,
This place is much too noisy, we will not revisit in spite of the good food
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy cellar atmosphere
Liked this place a lot! Cozy. Great food. Good drinks
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food and service...only
Loved the food and service...only thing we would comment on is the portion sizes, particulary salads...not very big for the price! Drinks were great. The appetizer cheese platter was wonderful!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Awesome Awesome
Everything was Awesome. The wait staff the drinks the food the service Awesome!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chandlers Restaurant served up amazing food, romantic ambience (we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary), and outstanding service. Definitely will go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was excellent but not worth $300.00 for a family of 5.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM