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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1734 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

10:30 PM


Booked 14 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 1,734 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Lively

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. TT

    TonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend dining here.
  2. MN

    MikeN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun with friends for brunch! Always a good time to be had....
  3. MR

    MaureenR

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. The main restaurant is a bit loud. We ate in the wine cellar. It was perfect! Definitely will return
  4. C

    Cloni

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    My husband enjoyed the halibut risotto. It was fantastic! I ordered the duck breast with spatzel. It was delicious but the skin was chewy and could have been rendered fully. We also shared a Winter Harvest salad which was delicious. The dressing was tangy and very tasty. The crème brûlée was outstanding! They used real vanilla bean! 😋 Definitely one of our favorites!
  5. ES

    ErikS

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance.
  6. WB

    WalterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice dining experience at Chandler’s. We enjoy sitting on the wine cellar side and it didn’t disappoint again. Excellent service and food presentation. Definitely would recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, second visit in the last 6 months. I’ll come here whenever in town
  8. BP

    BethP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A Petoskey Favorite! Chandler's was in rare form Saturday night - friends and couples enjoying themselves to the fullest! Last visit was a lot quieter - but it really does depend on the voice volume of your neighboring tables. This night was noisy - bordering on obnoxious - but not quite enough to ask for a table change (which would have been difficult since the place looked pretty booked!) Bring your patience and laugh it off - unless you're looking for a romantic evening. Our server, Diane, was wonderful delivering some of our delicious food decisions!
  9. b

    bbooth

    Detroit

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Paul was spot on as usual. The food was perfectly cooked.
  10. SP

    SharonP

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Food, service and ambience to die for!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The young man who waited on us was great. The soup was excellent, the bolognese was AWFUL, the table was lousy. We’ve been going to Chandlers for years. It ain’t what it used to be.
  12. j

    jont

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We have eaten at Chandlers many times and never before were we assessed a "service" fee for use of a credit card (Ax Platinum). This is such a cheap shot on behalf of the management team. If ya really need an extra 4 bucks add a buck to a few entrees or drinks or don't apply the charge to bills over XXXX?. This is just insulting. From now on we are going to Spring and Porter for fine dining.
  13. VB

    VenaB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance here, and the duck was amazing!
  14. LG

    LisaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Well obviously someone was over served before we got there, lead to our table being neglected - just wasn’t the usual vibe we wanted for a special evening.
  15. k

    karbear

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter Luke and food was delicious. Enjoyed the wine cellar too
  16. p

    peter

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun! In from Colorado. Perfect choice by my friends. Great dishes. App specials of blue crab and oysters were delish. Great drinks and overall cozy….
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal to end the year! We always enjoy Chandlers!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food is great
  19. PC

    PaulaC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Very disappointed with the placement of our table near the open door., Every time the door opened, cold air blew on us. I had my 92 year old mother and was very disappointed the staff could not figure out a way to relocate our seating. No one should be sat at that table. Ruined the experience. I rated our server as 5 but felt the younger hostess and host could have problem solved our situation.
  20. n

    nicolep

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our annual Christmas family visit. Seasonal menu was spectacular and service was so beyond our expectations. We shared desserts to cap off the afternoon.
  21. SB

    ShellieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Excellent service. Elk, scallops, halibut delish.
  22. KF

    KristinF

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine and service. Very unique setting dining in a wine cellar.
  23. GG

    GreggG

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great staff great food and a very enjoyable experience on a cold and snowy Christmas night This is a top notch establishment
  24. WO

    WilliamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent service, and good ambience as well. Steve and the entire staff at Chandlers are great. Our choice of restaurants for special occasions, i.e. Christmas Eve in the wine cellar, etc.
  25. j

    jdspartyof2

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, and overall experience was wonderful! Chandler’s is a staple every time we’re in the area and we can’t wait to go back.
  26. JE

    JimE

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travis was our server and between him and the timing of the kitchen our courses were served perfectly. We started with a spicy tuna roll, then the fall salad, a serving of bread after that and finally we shared the elk lollipop. Everything was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service - we love going to Chandlers when we get to Petoskey!
  28. EB

    ErinB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Festive and fabulous. Wonderful place to spend time with friends / family over a spectacular meal. We enjoyed the Howard Street Punch cocktail, venison with polenta, and spicy tuna rolls. Luke is a top notch server who made our experience special.
  29. MC

    MelC

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed!
  30. PM

    PeterM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, comfortable, with delicious menu choices.
  31. S

    Steve

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chandler’s was amazing! Food was incredible and Paul took great care of us. The restaurant was quite busy, but the staff’s teamwork ensured that all went smoothly. Can’t wait to go back!
  32. LH

    LaurenH

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience here! The atmosphere is so cute. And the drink and food menu is always interesting. I had the filet mignon, husband had the elk. Both were out of this world. we started with an amazing charcuterie board too! love this place, highly recommend.
  33. RS

    RuthS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent but overpriced. Our server was great, drinks good, food outstanding but the value for the price was a problem. Also super noisy
  34. MW

    MichaelW

    San Antonio

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A good staple. Food and service are always good. They also make a great cocktail. A piece of advice...ask for a table away from the door, it's always cold!
  35. D

    David

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Food was simple and expensive. Entres were the meat and rice. The bar was extremely crowded and noisy, the management was not managing the crowd. The atmosphere was therefore very unpleasant. Having eaten there several years ago, we returned. We will not return again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed dining at Chandler's! The food was excellent. It is not a quiet place but that was really part of its charm. Service and energy in this restaurant are excellent. We'll be back for sure.
  37. MR

    MichaelR

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    CPNel

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 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.
  39. 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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Petoskey!! Excellent food and ambiance!!

FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1734 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 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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