Chandler's a Restaurant

4.8
1037 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner from Chef Tom! The halibut with pumpkin seed crust and tangerine wild rice with broccoli and butternut squash was earthy and perfectly seasonal. Lovely bottle of fairly priced Bordeaux too.

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vipChris
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary dinner.
Love the fact that they take reservations.

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vipGloriaC
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandlers never disappoints ! Keeps us coming back when we are in town. The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. A wonderful place in every way!

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MarkH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandlers is always a classy place to eat! food and service were fantastic as usual.

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nickig
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good restaurant for a small town.more expensive than we anticipated.very good steak.

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StevenN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Mary Ellen. She will make your dinning experience perfect. 👌👌

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal- brunch this time at Chandlers’s. The menu never fails with an eclectic selection of both food and drink.

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gwendee
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding filet. Surrounded by a bed of buttery mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Honestly the best steak I have EVER had at a restaurant. I want to eat there every day goes the rest of my life. Professional and friendly staff. Love is not a strong enough word for this restaurant. Xoxo

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible. Just warm, kind and knowledgeable. The chef prepared every dish perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service, and experience in Petoskey. I have been here many times. I have been sat inside, outside, and in the wine cellar. I have experienced service from many staff members. They never disappoint.

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NANCYB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chandlers! The food was exceptional! Bring back the crepes 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food with tremendous service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in the Petosky area for a few nights and this place was a gem ! It has a nice old wooden pub ambiance. It was a very clean and organized establishment with a welcoming atmosphere. Due to the current pandemic everything was social distanced out and masks of course which worked out well. I had the Amish chicken and with my gluten allergy they made me a risotto to sub the pasta which was PERFECTLY cooked! And it had some corn and broccoli on top. Also a pepper cheese fondue on the side. Omg it was delicious and I finished all of it. Also for dessert I had a espresso pot de cream which was AMAZING topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. I also got a latte. Even when social distanced I met a couple and we chatted it up from afar and it was lovely. The waitress was very attentive and made sure she double checked everything with my gluten allergies. Hats off the chefs! Will be back next year and this will be on my list! Hope you enjoy as well ! I did make reservations!!!

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apkruse
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

My two biggest issues were that I was there at 5:15 PM for dinner and they did not give me the 50% off of starters and advertised. Other than that the food and timing was excellent. Disappointed that they did not provide roles or bread. All other high end restaurants do. My last comment is cold every time the door was opened.They need to address that and it's only October. My feet were freezing.

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jackz
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint European flair with two separate areas of dining and the best flavored menu in town. The niched open entry welcomes you into the dining areas and the warm reception is evident from the moment you walk in the door.

Seafood or meats are tastefully presented. We were not disappointed in the service or the ambiance. Paul our waiter was on his game and a great conversationalist.

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KristinB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and superb wait staff! Our server heard my husband talking about how he was craving mashed potatoes but ultimately chose the entree without mashed potatoes. She surprised him with his entree AND a side of mashed potatoes!

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AshleyF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous place to visit while in Petoskey! Lovely cocktails and ambiance :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff, and ambiance!! I always get the filet mignon here and it never disappoints. Cooked to the temp I want, roped with fabulous glaze, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts, it’s perfection. My dinner partner had the squash bisque, which I had the pleasure of trying as well, and it was wonderful! Not too heavy but perfect for this colder weather. Smooth, full of flavor, and topped with delicious maple drizzle. I would recommend this place to everyone!

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Chip
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler’s is our favorite dining spot when we visit Petoskey. Excellent food, friendly service, and relaxing atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Brunch. Best spot in Petoskey.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server and service. Halibut was rich and satisfying. Filets were nice cuts. Wine selection is refreshingly expansive!

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vipJamesM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & Service. Our table had the seasonal beet salad, sushi selections, the filet with Chef Tommy’s amazing sauce, and the Halibut. The food was outstanding. The ambiance was warm and elegantly casual. The high level of service always makes this restaurant one of our favorites of all time. Thanks Pauli.

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Jodea
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Absolutely cooked to perfection. Our server was excellent! A bit pricy, but well worth it!

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jeffl
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tartare followed by salmon and pot de creme. Very good. Great waitress.

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Chandlers. Very quaint place. Historic building with a very nice atmosphere. We enjoyed the ambiance and the artwork. The food was fantastic and the service was great. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. The squash bisque with maple garnish was absolutely delicious. My husband had the chicken and really enjoyed it.

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Traveler
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was a bit disappointed in the food, and the locals hanging out , standing , chatting loudly at the bar right next to our table was annoying. Overall, I wouldn’t go back.

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DanH
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good, but our service was excellent.

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vipJason48089
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain about, everything was amazing. I had the Salmon, and my fiance' had the Chicken. The desserts were great - apple crisp and creme brulee. Would definitely go back.

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rebeccam
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!! Wonderful service!! Wonderful evening!!

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PeterM
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler's is a classic local institution. Great for any occasion!

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, we were seated promptly and our server was very attentive. It was a bit noisy during the dinner time with the kitchen and bar being so close. Every time the door opened cold air came in.

Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipChris
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch. Excellent food and drinks. Can't wait to visit again.

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NicholasZ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, delicious, and always has great ambiance. Love eating there!

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vipErinG
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food... best service!

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KatherineG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for lunch over a busy fall weekend and enjoyed a wonderful meal in the cozy wine cellar. We all started off with an excellent mushroom bisque soup. I had a green salad with couscous served with a delicious soy miso dressing and my husband and daughter both had wonderful sandwiches. It was fun watching the food prep while we were eating. The atmosphere was superb. In fact we tried to make additional reservations over the weekend but they were too booked to accommodate us. Make sure to make reservations in advance, especially during the pandemic.

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MeganA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! The restaurant ran out of the dessert we wanted so she got us a special off the menu treat. Excellent wine list. Wine cellar has a great ambiance.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed a special night out. The staff was very helpful and had great recommendations. We love it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , food and service
Truly recommend

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vipVpam
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! We will be back!

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ChristinaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was charming and friendly. Our drinks and meals were delicious.

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Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.