Chandler's a Restaurant

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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j
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice setting with very good food. The menu was limited, but I think it was more for quality control more than any else. They had a quality non alchahol beer that rather than the easy choice of O'dools. I would go back and recommend it to anyone.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, Friendly & Fresh!
Menu is very well thought out,
some dishes are rich so the leftovers
get better with time...

c
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Usual excellent food, accommodating kitchen, terrific service, vibe,

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wait staff. Very knowledgeable about the all aspects of the menu and wine. Will definitely go when ever we are in Petoskey!!

b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us ordered something different,

all 4 dishes were wonderful , very nice portions and cooked to perfection !!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 39th wedding anniversary and Heidi was a wonderful hostess she made our night special

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food selection. We ate in the cellar were it was cozy and relaxing.

SC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Beautifully presented! Enjoy!!

SS
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good dinner at Chandlers. We were surprised to be moved across to the Cellar but it was fine. It was a quieter vibe. Nice for celebrating my husband’s birthday.

AA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive from Fenton to have dinner here every year on our anniversary in October. We love it so much, we purchased a print of a painting, featuring Chandler’s sign in it, from one of the local shops.

LB
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Love this place. Food is always fresh and spot on.

DO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent and our server Paul was most prompt and attentive. My Filet Mignon was the best I’ve ever had and the Spicy Tuna rolls were delicious. My husband and I were lucky we got to sample a couple before my son ate them all.

JF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to disappoint. High quality food, great drinks. They seem to have an impressive rotating menu of both drinks and entrees. The service is top-notch.

My wife and I come up to Petoskey a few times a year and we always make sure we have dinner at Chandler's. It is always a highlight of our trip up there.

Just make sure you have reservations. Walk-ins had a 2 and a half hour wait.

m
Northern MI
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Petoskey restaurant week menu was good. Cheese tray was very good

EA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

No one ever came to our table with menus or to check on us. We got drinks at the bar before sitting outside and eventually ended up leaving $ on the table and leaving.

C
Grand Rapids
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special event! We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails, dinners (the flavors danced!) and dessert. We plan to return to Chandler's the next time we are in Petoskey.

b
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friends

LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reason for going to Chandlers was to celebrate our silver anniversary. We were waited on by Heidi who took excellent care of us. The food and wine choices were many, we ordered a filet Mignon and the duck breast. Delicious. We would definitely return.

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My dish was described in the menu as a rack of lamb. What was prepared were 3 lamb chops. Considering it was the most expensive entre on the menu, I felt it was falsely advertised. Dining companion was disappointed there were no vegetarian entre options.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch there in summer. We had to go back and running thru town on the long trip back home to WI. Came in for breakfast. Service was great. I was hoping for something extra special for breakfast. It was good but not as fantastic as the lunch we had. I still will go back. Hope to get there next year for lunch or dinner.

WK
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with Friends Saturday night at Chandlers. Everything was perfect: food, service and ambiance.our table had the tenderloin, chicken, duck and the halibut. All cooked flawlessly and served hot.

Although the restaurant can get noisy, we were in the back and able to carry on conversation.

The wine list is broad with offerings at different price points.


While Chandlers is expensive by Northern MI standards, it’s well worth it.

K
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested to be in the wine cellar- they honored our request and our experience was AMAZING. Our waitress was phenomenal, food was outstanding and ambience was perfect... we absolutely loved it!

L
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler’s is an awesome restaurant. Great food and great awry!

JB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! Food was delicious as usual.

AR
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good here! The fish was so beautifully done. I had skate and my friend had salmon. Delicious! We will be back!

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip with our daughters. Had a great night. Everything was perfect-food, service., ambiance.

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was spectacular! Really upbeat environment . Will be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9/20/19 Visiting this area and are so grateful we found Chandlers. It was delightful and delicious! We’re planning on going back today!

N
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

L
Grand Rapids
59 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner. Lobster sushi roll was great. Roasted tomato bisque was delicious. My filet and my husband's duck was perfect. Cocktails, wine, and service fantastic. Cozy and casual atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Bacon was incinerated poached eggs were hard boiled and

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best- simple perfect combination of components. So fresh. So balanced.

F
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our food but the ambience was lacking. We were shoehorned into a small table too close to others in this crowded restaurant. The noise level was too high. And so were the prices. We likely will not return.

b
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Vibe is very warm & welcoming - lighting is conducive to conversation. Noise level is very high with all hard surfaces and a mostly 60+ patronage who may be hearing challenged - contributing to the loud talking atmosphere. Food was quite good, and for what the meals lacked in venturesomeness, they made up for with solid flavor and being well prepared. Chandler's is a solid pick for the Petoskey area, and they really don't have much if any local competition.

m
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our golf group loves to have dinner after our afternoon league at Chandlers. The servers are attentive and are able to balance service with our need to have conversation! The wine cellar is our favorite for handling the group but it can be loud when there are several large groups. If you are seeking a quieter environment I highly recommend the main dining room.

DW
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler's is always our top choice for fine dining in Northern Michigan. Service is professional, friendly and knowledgeable; the menu, with a select number of options, offers a wide variety for every taste; and the wine cellar is a distinctive, cozy venue. We return year after year for the terrific all-around experience.

CF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

My wife and I visited Chandler's on September 1 for dinner. It was our first visit to this restaurant. Since it was labor day weekend I expected it to be busy but was disappointed at the noise level. The restaurant is rather small and narrow. We sat inside and it was very loud. We were seated along the wall towards the center of the room. There were a number of large parties in the center of the room near us. I understand it is difficult for management to control, but it was so loud that we found it difficult to hold a conversation. When we left, we were both relieved to get outside where it was much quieter.

As for the food, I had the fillet and my wife had the halibut. Both meals were very good. The server was also very attentive and met our expectations.

As for a recommendation, I would recommend this restaurant for the quality and the service on quieter nights like during the week. However, on busy weekend evenings and holidays, I would not recommend this restaurant due to the noise level.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a fun and lovely setting.

s
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, flawless service. Best restaurant in town.Book early.

SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We didn’t actually get to have a meal here as we left prior to ordering. The ambiance is dark and dank, and the tables are small and crammed together. We tried moving to a few different tables, but all were so tightly packed in (and wobbly) that we opted to give up our reservation and eat elsewhere. It’s a shame because the menu looked awesome and we were really looking forward to it. However, for that kind of money the food and service are only part of the equation. Comfort and the surroundings are equally important.