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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1643 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 39 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 1,643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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

    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

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came in for dinner for our anniversary. Great food and service. One of our favorites.
  2. KK

    KariK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food every time we are here. One of the best creme brûlée I’ve ever had
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great place to eat. Excellent food, sushi was amazing and the filet and veal were delicious. Service was great, and quick. They handled the arrival of a large group, two really, with ease and didn’t let the service slip to the smaller tables. Our favorite place for date night in Petoskey.
  4. RS

    RachelS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Celebrated my fiancés birthday here and his steak was just right and the charcuterie board was perfect!
  5. SY

    SusanY

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish. Waitress was fantastic.
  6. M

    Michaet

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. Highly recommend it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very fresh and well prepared . Wait staff was most attentive that I have had in years
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal-glad our out of town friends were able to experience a wonderf
  9. TC

    TCashion

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time to eat here in two years. Food was just as good as I remembered. Had the veal, and the sauce was to die for. Also, large portion; however, also expensive. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the price - very expensive - $48 for the veal. But, hey, I ordered it and enjoyed every bite. And washed it down with a glass of The Prisoner red blend, which is rarely offered by the glass. So, even though it's expensive, I highly recommend Chandler's when staying in Petoskey. Great place for a special occasion!
  10. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Bar too close to dinner tables, right on top of dinner customers. Very loud and obnoxious people. Not what you would expect from high end restaurant.
  11. d

    dale

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The facility is in bad need of updates and basic maintenance. Food was just OK…..green beans on my wife’s plate were inedible because they were so overcooked. My veal was also way overcooked and tough. Overpriced for the food quality and conditions
  12. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful place and great place. Very long wait for main meal.
  13. LM

    LindaM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    The nice ambience we expected inside by the wine alcove was shattered by 6 loud, obnoxious men that thought they were in a sports bar throwing the “fbomb” around and bellowing golf recaps from their rounds. Selfish and Spoiled. When my husband almost got up to say something to them you know it was awful. Considered leaving or getting a table outside but decided to stay for benefit of waitress, Kim. She was wonderful and sympathetic. “Never this noisy”. Food was worth the stay, but overpriced. Seriously! Will stick to Bay Harbor.
  14. CB

    ChrisB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The varied menu appealed to our out-of-town guests, the wine selection and cocktail options let them experiment, staff were solicitous and it was great to be out among adults. Spacing seemed adequate for covid concerns. Next time we try harder to save room for dessert. I highly recommend this venue for celebrations or even a respite from a rainy day.
  15. AM

    AmyM

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding!!!! Food was excellent as was the service! Can’t wait to go back!
  16. G

    Ginger

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday brunch was delicious! Hash, eggs benedict, french toast, blueberry pancakes, blood orange mimosa - all amaaaazing!!! Patio is adorable! Staff was friendly, service great!
  17. N

    Notthatpicky

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service, festive crowd. Nice experience!
  18. B

    Brian

    Detroit

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very excellent service and the space is really cool. Our server was fantastic, we had a great meal, and the Filet and Veal. Both cooked perfectly. Dessert was very tasty. We will come back the next time we are in Petosky
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Haley was great! Our issue was we ran out of time so had to have our dinners to-go. When we got home it was laughable at what we received. For a $57 dollar halibut it was pathetic. 4 ounces at best and literally NO sides accompanied it.
  20. KL

    KennethL

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again in the wine cellar it was perfect for a table of 4 couples. A great place to party - and eat well
  21. C

    Chrisw

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Luke was our server and he was great! Ate on the patio. Beautiful day!
  22. BS

    BonnieS

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I love Chandler's. We had a party of 5. I told 2 of my dining guests who never went to Chandler's before about Taylor's Hash. I was so disappointed that there wasn't any Taylor's Hash. You ran out.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time in and didn’t know what to expect. Our meal was exceptional! And, Travis was amazing! We will definitely be back.
  24. SQ

    SusieQ

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great dinner!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always come to Chandeliers when in town!!!
  26. DJ

    DanielJ

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Traveling with friends.
  27. a

    anniversary

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The food was amazing, however, the ambiance was not great. We were hoping for a romantic dinner celebrating our anniversary, but a very loud and obnoxious group was seated near us and it made the night memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch was great. Large portions! Server was attentive, polite and courteous. Highly recommend! Make a reservation though- even for lunch.
  29. J

    Janet

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    We got a last minute reservation, and the staff was great. I had grouper and it was not seasoned and the tomato sauce tasted raw. The risotto tasted like rice thickened with flour that was served with the halibut. The worst dish was the chicken dish - we asked for it without chicken expecting pasta and veggies and got a dish filled with garlic and canned veggies that was difficult to eat. Very disappointed.
  30. GS

    GregS

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for brunch, awesome Wiine cellar
  31. BM

    BrendaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made our reservations requesting a quiet area. My husband wears hearing aids and we were there to celebrate our anniversary. At first we were seated the near the bar which was noisy. So I asked if we could be moved. The man who appeared to be the restaurant manager quickly put us in the wine room which was very quiet. He apologized for the seating mistake. We had a lovely dinner in a beautiful atmosphere with a noise level that allowed us to converse!
  32. DS

    DavidS

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great experience at this restaurant. Our only disappointment was that their freezer was broken and there was no ice cream to make our favorite Hummers. 😥
  33. JL

    JohnLindaG

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My wife and I both had the Halibut. It was perfectly cooked, Not overcooked and flacking with eat twist of a fork. We will bo back. It was a friday evening and the bar was full. The bar is in the dining room so it did get noisy.
  34. SR

    SmileyRob

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. $50 + dishes spendy but it was delicious. One of my favorite Petoskey spots.
  35. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic! The service was interactive and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this for your dining pleasure.
  36. DJ

    DaveandJill

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love Chandlers and try to go at least once every summer. We especially enjoy the wine room. This year, we found the room quite noisy and the service attentive but very slow. We were in no hurry and do understand staffing issues everywhere. Seeing $50 entrees was something new and portions seemed smaller, especially the halibut. The food is well prepared but not worth $50. The chicken dish was $35 but very dry and disappointing. We dined at another high end restaurant a week later and discovered $50 entrees there as well but the portions were as expected. The halibut was twice the size as Chandlers for the same price.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from Penny our server. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere environment was perfect. Loved being at Chandler’s for lunch
  38. JO

    JOHNFXF

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good in every way
  39. M

    Marty

    Chicago

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great accommodating experience!
  40. W

    Woodman59

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time having dinner in the wine cellar. The food was great. Service was good but a little slow due to some large parties. Overall would highly recommend.

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1643 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 39 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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