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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1698 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 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 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 1,698 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. MR

    MichaelR

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan did a nice job waiting on us. The tuna app was outstanding!
  2. CP

    CPNel

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    This is our 7th Thanksgiving dinner here and we will not be back after this year. The turkey looked processed, not cut from the whole turkey; the stuffing was horrible-bland and mushy; the mashed potatoes were chunky but ok; the green bean casserole was all sauce with 3 short beans; the pumpkin pie was covered on top with a sugar crumble-too sweet and not good. Overall a disaster. On top of it my husband and I both did not feel well the day after. This will be our last thanksgiving at Chandlers.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Not the same experience as last year. Vibe was not elegant and food felt like canned pre prepared thanksgiving
  4. MR

    MichaelR

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nate was a great server! The food was good as well.
  5. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. BUT, we were seated by door and every time someone came in or went out, there was a blast of icy air.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Food was very good, the ambiance was just not there though. You could see the kitchen from the dining area. Thats not a problem for most restaurants, but when you’re charging $60 for a meal you really gotta give some effort to making the place look nicer.
  7. GS

    GregS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chandler's is a great restaurant option in Petoski, MI. Great food, excellent service, a busy and cozy atmosphere, and an excellent wine cellar! What's not to like?
  8. DS

    DonS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of six loved our lunch there last Saturday. The food, relaxing and laid back atmosphere and the efficient and friendly greeter and waitstaff made us feel so welcome. We’ll be back! Thank you Chandlers for being the best all round restaurant in the area.
  9. CM

    ChrisM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paul is a fantastic server! Food is delicious and high quality!
  10. BN

    BruceND83

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chandlers never disappoints, Elk Lollipop was amazing!
  11. BM

    BretM

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and service. Sat in the wine cellar again which is a great spot. One of the best places to eat in all of lower Northern Michigan.
  12. NH

    NancyH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great dining experience. Always good food, drinks and service. Thank you Chandlers
  13. LB

    LaurelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Chandlers was an overall good experience. Small and crowded made it very noisy and hard to have a conversation. But, the food was phenomenal and our server fantastic! I would recommend if you don’t want a quieter dining experience.
  14. JH

    JoeH

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. Crowded and noisy, that’s Chandlers!
  15. DC

    DeniseC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We had the table by the door. 😞
  16. AL

    ArtLover

    Northern MI

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were in Petoskey this week to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary and made reservations for dinner two nights in a row. The second night was specifically for sushi. Memories of Chandler’s pre COVID sushi were driving my husband crazy. Both nights were disappointing. Dinners were extremely overly priced mediocre meals. I have never objected to the higher prices if the food matches the cost. In the past the food surpassed the cost. That wasn’t the case these two nights. The shining star
  17. J

    Jlchjlch

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed the delicious food and great service. We did not enjoy fellow patrons that were very loudly FaceTiming with family members at home. We found this to be rude and inconsiderate. We hoped that the restaurant staff might address this and ask them to please refrain from doing this. It was not a short period of time. But the staff did not. Again, other than this incident, we really love Chandlers. It's a bit over-priced but the food is delicious and service is very good.
  18. G

    Gretchen

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a girl's day out lunch. Penny, our server, was attentive and fun! The food was rich and delicious. We will be back.
  19. J

    Jarin

    SW Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was pretty mediocre - not much flavor and expensive. Good service. Big portions. We sat in the auxiliary room so not much ambiance. Was not a bad experience but wouldn’t go back. I heard brunch is a better option.
  20. B

    Bobbie

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As usual, Chandler's never disappoints. I had the caesar salad which was very good.
  21. M

    Mike

    Northern MI

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great waitstaff, and great bartender who makes very good drinks. Definitely go if you want excellent atmosphere and a great time!
  22. V

    Vmc5

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food in a relaxed environment. Would go again and again.
  23. DS

    DarylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Will be back…. Thank you for excellent service
  24. P

    Pavlark2565

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful!!
  25. CC

    CarolynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to Chandler’s and it was wonderful. Went for lunch and can’t wait to go back.
  26. RS

    RandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a busy night and there was some seating confusion. We were seated at 7:30 for a 7pm reservation, but it was so well worth it. Amazing food, the blueberry martinis are almost too good, and the service was outstanding. Will return!!
  27. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was wonderful!! We made a couple special requests and the cooks and her got it perfect!! The hostess was able to get us in earlier than our confirmation so we got a wonderful little table - very romantic. If I was going to take a date to a restaurant - this would be my 1st choice in the area. We are from Wisconsin and if you travel through - try and visit if you can get in - plan ahead. Food was awesome!! They take reservations - so call ahead - it is worth the wait.
  28. U

    Unhappy

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really Good
  29. RS

    RoxannS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic meal done right, great dirty martini and perfect service! The tuna roll was so good we got 2!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and service. My wife left her purse but there was a call about it by the time we arrived home.
  31. D

    Dobber

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What we ordered was excellent. The entrees were our second choice. At 5:30, restaurant was out of 2 or the 6 entrees on the menu. Still an enjoyable meal.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chandlers is consistently a great place to dine out. The food was delicious and our waiter, Travis, couldn’t have been more helpful. Delightful!
  33. MR

    MarkR

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Terrific service and great food. Expensive but a nice dining option - we would return again.
  34. KS

    KevinS

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    There was a 3% convivence fee to use your credit card, which wasn't a problem. Except that when our bill came it was hidden in between the food items and not above the tax or after the tax. Very misleading to do that to obtain a higher tip.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was good, but over-priced. The restaurant was very crowded , and VERY Noisy, especially with the bar so close-this ruined the ambiance of a higher class restaurant. We were seated next to a table of six with two loud, rowdy boys whose parents did not discipline them. We were VERY disappointed in the experience. We will not be returning for dinner there again. We’ll drive to Boyne City to eat at Cafe Sante instead!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Small dinner menu. High priced for the amount of food you get in my opinion
  37. S

    Spartandiner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere. Nothing pretentious. Just good service and great food
  38. RM

    RMC32

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice in town venue close to our hotel. We’ve enjoyed the wine cellar but this time we selected the main dining. Nice, friendly, place!
  39. c

    chopy

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food quality has slipped, good/average compared to past. Inexperienced service, and a bit slow overall
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quant place with excellent food and ambience

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1698 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 36 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 Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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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