Chandler's a Restaurant

4.8
1083 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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BrentS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The look, ambiance, food, and wine are outstanding. We go there every time we’ve been in Petosky on business or pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Chandlers makes every visit special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. The inside seating area is small, and unfortunately we were sitting next to a very large, loud and drunk crowd. Given the space was small it made it hard to hear my wife speaking. The group finally left and it was much better. But still hard to enjoy the overall experience until this group left.

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FoodieWineyGirl
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the ambiance to the service (Brittany best server ever) and everything on the menu was out of this world. I’ve had Beef Tartar in PARIS and Chandlers was better! I will always cherish this place and if you’re looking to find where chefs or to dine when they are not working it’s here.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch celebrating my birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, our wai

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DonnaR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Last Words. Best halibut. Love Paul, Jordan, Heidi.

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Jenni
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Duck and Amish chicken were fantastic and really nice wine selection.

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alyssat
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best food in the area and beyond. BUT they have no bread at all.

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ThomasS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. A little expensive. Paul did an excellent job.

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KimN
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant so much we came back for brunch the next day! Service was excellent and food exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is fabulous!
The staff are very friendly and the service was great.
The food is delicious and I would recommend it for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The halibut with risotto was spectacular!

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vipchopy
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Usual very good service and pretty good food all way around

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Chandler’s and look forward to every visit. As usual, the food and service were exceptional. The shrimp linguine was perhaps the best pasta dish I have ever had in my life. Kudos to the chefs and to Penny.

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LizF
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is wonderful! Our appetizers and dinners were absolutely delicious. Our server was kind, attentive, and patient with us.
Highly recommend if you haven’t been!

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Kvvvv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was delicious. I can’t wait to go back

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OliviaB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time at Chandler's a Restaurant was phenomenal! We came for brunch - the food was delicious, our waitress was amazing, and we loved that our dog could join us on the outdoor seating area. Highly recommend!

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AnnM
London
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at chandlers. So fun sitting in the wine room.

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vipJohnN
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask to be seated in the wine cellar . . . cozy and more quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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TimJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Server Heidi was wonderful! Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a wonderful experience at Chandler’s! From the food to the service, everything is always top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Ambiance was unique and perfect for our date night! We dressed up but definitely could’ve gone more casual! Highly recommend!

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BobS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. A little confused about why they set 3 tables so close together with COVID still a big issue. Other than that the food was great and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably could be considered one of the best restaurants in Petoskey.

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jilln
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I always have amazing food here. Unfortunately not tonight.
I’ll still be back because we all have off days! This hick up is the exception, not the rule.

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vipBobJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was excellent. Wine selection was incredible . Service outstanding. Wine cellar provided a capstone to a combination birthday, anniversary celebration

Highly recommend

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vipJOHNFXF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bistro feel, excellent execution on rack of lamb and salmon.

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DaveF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant ... the service, food, & wine are some of the best in Michigan!

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DeaneF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the wine. Paul is an outstanding waiter

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vipOhioDiner
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch is a great value at Chandlers’s. Pork fried rice and shrimp
pasta were both excellent. As usual, service was very good; friendly, knowledgeable but not overbearing. Felt safe with reduced capacity. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Sunday brunch. Our server was lovely, food was tasty, wine was delicious!

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MollyP
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with great food and cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! The food was high quality and the service exceptional. It’s one of our favorite places and we will continue to go back. However, where we were seated by the door was cold and we ate with our down jackets on the whole time. The space heater they had to help in that area was broken. Also, the noise level was loud due to one bar patron being very boisterous . This may not normally be a problem but with the plastic shield in front of her, the sound seemed to reverberate back into the dining area. Once the shield is removed after Covid restrictions go away, it should be fine .

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Boricua
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines

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dunnb4
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food entrees good and Paul did a nice job. I was very disappointed tho because our party was supposed to be in the Wine Cellar Room for my wife’s special birthday dinner and we were seated at the four top right by the entrance door of the bar dining room! We had to ask for a space heater - it was 12 degrees on Saturday night and with the entry door opening & closing regularly ( as waiters carried food & beverages to those in Wine Cellar room, needless to say it was a cold table ! I asked Paul who was the night Manager , he said Jordan. I remembered that name specifically as I had moved my original reservation back to 5pm from 6pm due to Governors seating capacity mandate - and so we would be in the Wine Room for the special occasion. The prior year on the first weekend of February, we were part of a large group of 15 in wine room celebrating birthdays, so I expected we’d have another great experience. .. anyway, I asked to speak with Jordan and he finally made it over ( he was waiting on tables). I asked about why we were not seated as originally reserved in the Wine Room / his answer was the owner made the changes and that was that. No one called me to confirm either the reservation or a seating change. He said in the future, “we’ll make sure you’re there”. No recognition of my wife’s birthday, no thank you for you’re understanding, no thank you for dining with us, no offer of a round of after dinner drinks - not much guest concerns.
In my career, I’ve been a partner in a dinner service, upscale restaurant and worked 15 years in a prominent full service restaurant chain in management and consulted hospitality entrepreneurs, so I think I grasp the basics. Again, good was good, Paul provided reasonably good service , but I don’t feel Chandler’s lived up to its reputation.

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Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1083 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.