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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2033 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

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 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
  • Neighborhood
    Petoskey
  • Cross street
    Lake Street & Howard Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,033 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

2,033 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although pricey, the best food and service in Petoskey!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great Saturday brunch and service as always.

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  3. MargoH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dan was fantastic and everyone’s meals were outstanding!

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  4. MicheleD

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve been coming to Chandlers now for 6-7 years. Made a reservation weeks ago requesting a table away from door for 8pm. Told us the guests sitting at our table weren’t moving. Ended up having to sit by front door at 8:40. Our waiter was great, James, he apologized. Never got a visit from manager, should have offered us an appetizer or dessert. We’ve sent numerous friends here, calling in to pay bill & ordering a bottle of wine. Just a bit dissatisfied, and got rid of French bread, bring it back.

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  5. ZachD

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Service was normal, nothing special. Food extremely overpriced.

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  6. William

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Chandler's! The food was excellent and prepped and presented pleasingly. Our server James was engaging and really good; he seems to enjoy the bustle and banter of busy eatery. The only challenge was that our table was in a cold spot, in a corner by a window and it was chilly! But, oh well, it was Michigan and a bit of a snowstorm, so we just wrapped up in our coats a bit and enjoyed the food, drink and ambiance. Another great meal/experience at Chandler's!

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  7. GaryS

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul did such a stellar job taking care of our guests and us. The food never disappoints and the wine suggestions are always great. We will return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Diane was wonderful. Very personable and friendly. My scallops were cooked perfectly and my girlfriend had the filet and it too was well prepared. An enjoyable evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Paul was great very helpful. His recommendations for food and drink were excellent 

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Over priced. Steak was considerably over cooked. Service was very slow. And my wife and I were freezing.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service! Scallops and risotto with terrific. Our waitress was very kind! Great service!

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  12. DanaJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Nice ambiance. Delicious food. Attentive staff. What’s not to love?

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chandlers was recommended to us from all of our friends and it did not disappoint. Cozy vibe with amazing drinks and food - will 100% be back!

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  14. EmilyN

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great wine selection. Fabulous service.

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  15. RickW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 1st time eating at Chandler’s and it was a great experience, we will be back again!!

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  16. JosephB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice job. These folks do wonders with 60 square feet of line production space. A must stop for us when in Petoskey.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and exceptional food. Chandler’s Restaurant was the perfect stop for dinner after a day of skiing.

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  18. KristenW

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but over priced. The restaurant was just too full for such a small space. Great service though.

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  19. tracygoo

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent diners, lunch and dinner here. Drinks, starters, deserts, service, and wine steward all terrific. Main courses were a fail. Filet was the only meal that was liked in our bunch. We tried the chicken, salmon, monk fish and pork shank. We all thought mediocre at best. Dinner sides were a huge fail. We were so looking forward to a special meal with friends. We will just stick with lunch and starters from now on.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. DonG

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed good drinks, great meal, and excellent service with a good friends. Everything was delightful and it was a nice escape from January winter weather.

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  21. Alan

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chandler's always delivers an excellent culinary experience , Cheers !

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  22. LindaC

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was amazing...food, service and overall experience! We always enjoy dining at Chandler's.

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  23. LukeS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Our server was knowledgeable of my wife’s dairy allergy and offered multiple dishes dairy free. The wine cellar was so cool to eat in and the cocktails were incredible. Highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. JeanneS

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and the service matches it. Chandlers is one of our must go to restaurants whenever we are in Petoskey!

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  25. Donald

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Setting in the wine grotto was delightful. Kayla, our server was pleasant, responsive and very helpful. Wine list was first class.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night with family. It’s great to be able to say perfect night! Loved it!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful except we had to wait an additional 30 mins pass our reservation time to get seated but it was a very busy holiday so it’s probably an isolated incident, other than that the food and service were amazing! Highly recommend

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  28. SuzanneK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Chandler's but, the hostess area is always an issue. There is no space . It is right inside the door with workers walking in and out to the Cellar, plus other people are waiting for their tables and the dining tables are on top of the hostess desk. Very very poor set up! We would love you see that changed. This is the only thing that sours our experience.

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  29. ShannonO

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The good was delicious. We always enjoy a visit.

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  30. AaishaC

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anytime I’m in town this is a place is a must to eat at! Food and service always on point.

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  31. HeatherB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Never disappointed.. Amazing food and service

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  32. DonG

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always great … the best in town. Server was nice also.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas eve dinner and expected much better from Chandlers. Must have been an off night. Filet had no sauce or seasoning and carrot cake frosting tasted like garlic. Disappointed.

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  34. Foodie

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chandlers is small but always very good! We are from out of town but love going there when we’re in town and it always seems like everybody knows everybody and are very friendly!

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  35. PetoskeyDiner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a solid spot for lunch or dinner. I was very happy with my sushi and cocktail.

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  36. KimC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we have had in long time. Staff is great. And the noise was fun, people celebrating the holidays.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food the Crab dip is awesome and comes with your own mini loaf of bread, good service! Cozy atmosphere!

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  38. RichardG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A charming and cozy atmosphere in the wine cellar. Service was attentive and the food was delicious. We were at a 2 top at the end of the cellar. I could hear my husband but he couldn’t hear me. Guess there was an acoustics situation. After some disappointing fine dining experiences in other areas, Chandlers was a joy. Thank you and happy holidays.

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  39. BradC

    Northern MI

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An Outstanding experience. Great food and service.

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  40. JohnP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been coming for over 10 years. Always consistent and good. Our most recent dinner was our best ever. Way to keep raising the bar Chandler's!

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FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2033 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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
  • Neighborhood
    Petoskey
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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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