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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1593 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 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 Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 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 1,593 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sophie

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not what it wasn't used to be. Started out good with 2 different tuna appetizers, they were excellent! Sadly server made a mistake and brought the salad with the meal instead of spacing it out. Caesar salads were fair- one tasted like vinegar and had little dressing, the other had too much dressing, should have sent them back. Filet dinner was cooked well, warm and tasty. Veal was ok.
  2. BO

    BetsyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere, great food, especially liked the “board” app
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lisa took great care of us and all the food was wonderful!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always great!
  5. PL

    PeterL

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chandler’s is always exceptional! Food, service, wineand atmosphere are top notch with evry visit.
  6. HS

    HSAG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service and ambience - excellent as always. Food - practically inedible. For $60, you don’t expect to have to season your own entree.
  7. A

    Adickow515

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We love Chandler’s, but the food during this visit was a bit of a letdown. The bolognese app was probably the biggest letdown. The sauce was very bland, although the pasta itself was perfectly al dente. The tomato salad was great. The Caesar salad was very ordinary. The veal was good, but over cooked and under seasoned a bit. The risotto was absolutely incredible. The chicken tacos were also very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was great, food was horrible. I ordered the chicken dish as my main meal. Chicken was so dry. I left a nice gratuity for our waiter Will but I also left a note on the receipt that food was just horrible. I love great food and we do spend money for it.
  9. KK

    KellyK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Good experience overall . Not fast though so if you are looking to get out quickly not your place.
  10. V

    Vandybro24

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in northern Michigan hands down.
  11. k

    kimmvino

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening outside even when a bit cool, but we were prepared😀. Fast and attentive service. Great appetizers, shared 5 for our meal!
  12. RD

    RobertD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Due to the acoustic condition of the dining room it at times will possibly have very high decibels and uncomfortable for some of us with hearing impairments.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Tiny/cramped seating and extremely loud. Probably wouldn’t return.
  14. J

    Jim1952

    Columbus

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere Great Food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very helpful waiter named drew. Food was good and so was service
  16. n

    nancyg

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Our dinner took 2 hours to b served! Noise level too high and tables too large for group of 4.
  17. K

    Kathy

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food with a nice ambiance. It is a little noisy indoors.
  18. MK

    MarthaK

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chándlers NEVER EVER DISAPPOINTS!! Best spot in Petoskey!
  19. A

    Anne

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Such a disappointment…been going for years, at various times through all 4 seasons…used to be our first reservation to make when planning our visit due to the cozy ambiance, superb, varied menu, excellent wait staff…always enjoyed watching the cooks in the kitchen make our meal as we had our wine at the table…soft lighting, unobtrusive conversations from the bar and tables …enjoying with others out for an exceptional evening. The cost is high so it was always apparent in dress and approach by others that it was a special evening. No more. Baby strollers, cut off shorts and T shirts, the game turned up on the tv behind the bar which matched the loud conversations everywhere. Servers in street clothes, a rushed pace everywhere. Tiers of shelving at the food prep area instead of the warm red lights over the space to watch cooking. Kids everywhere, singing, crying, arguing. A very loud, rushed space. Smaller menu, higher prices. Food was delicious but not as nicely presented. I think they’re too rushed now. Every space that could be used for seating was, and there was not time to talk with the servers, learn about the food and wine like we used to…time to enjoy Chandlers. It used to be an evening destination, someplace we looked forward to going all week. Now it’s just like the other restaurants but just much more expensive. So sad…
  20. TR

    ThomasR

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Food was way overpriced, to salty and ove r cooked.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch is bomb af
  22. DR

    DonnaR

    Chicago

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fresh local ingredient, excellent cocktails, an expansive wine list and a cool vibe all add up to a fine dining experience at Chandler's. our go-to spot for special occasions.
  23. JD

    JoeD

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
  24. S

    Sally

    Memphis/West TN

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always love coming to Chandlers. Shared a Bellini with an old friend and that always seems to make the world right again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!!
  26. MP

    MaPr

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, great Manhattan, terrific service, fun and energetic atmosphere!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was slow. Not the server’s fault, but the kitchen. We sat down at 7:30 and did not get our entrees until after 9:30. Surprisingly, the food wasn’t even that hot. People who arrived after us ate their meal and paid before we got our entrees. They comped our entrees, but still not the point. We won’t rush back.
  28. GC

    GloriaC

    Detroit

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come on! This is like “groundhogs day! “ We keep coming back to Chandler‘s and guess what? Yep! It’s super delicious and the service is always great ! Never disappointed. . it’s by far one of the top places to dine in the area. Side note: If you happen to be seated in the “wine cellar” then your food that’s supposed to be hot might not be that hot. Just saying, but Still delicious however. 🤷‍♀️
  29. TO

    TomO

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and dinner
  30. CQ

    CulinaryQueen

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Chandlers never disappoints. The excellent food, great staff and gifted menu
  31. F

    Fahren3

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Loud and cramped and overpriced and Loud! Horrible experience
  32. MN

    MarciaN

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I would not have termed the noise level as "energetic". It was so loud it was difficult to hear my husband. I would recommend the fabric noise absorbers or whatever they are called. The level of noise was disturbing.
  33. JE

    JenniferE

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch at Chandlers is our family favorite way to end our weekend trips to this area. The service is always top notch, the menu is so creative and yummy allowing even my young teens plenty of options. Reservations are a must and definitely worth the visit.
  34. NG

    NetG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every special occasion is at Chandler’s!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We waited almost a half hour for our 8:30 reservation. We were seated near the very noisy kitchen and the fish special was very marginal, especially for the $50 price tag. We were surprised and disappointed, as we have eaten at Chandler’s several times in the past with great food, service and ambiance (outside)
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our experience was just okay, not as great as prior experiences at Chandler’s. The service was slow, food was okay, and prices were high. It was very loud and very warm inside the restaurant too. We were disappointed, will go back since we have had amazing meals in the past but this time was just okay.
  37. ML

    MichaelL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Had an early reservation and the restaurant was only half full. We waited an hour for our dinner (2 people) from the time we ordered. My wife had a Grouper fish which was chewy and not fresh. My filet was average at best but serving size was minuscule. Very poor return for $175.
  38. BD

    BarbD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Good food poor service. If you’re checking seating at Chandlers use the phone app - it provides accurate information -don’t count on the host stand employee to know what’s available. Bar service…four employees behind the bar chatting and not taking drink orders. 😕. Wait staff pleasant but not intuitive to customers.
  39. AH

    AdrianaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Made my birthday dinner amazing and I ended up going for lunch as well and was equally as good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was great, food was great but 45 minutes between salad and entree was not.

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1593 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 49 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 8:00 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 Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 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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