Chandler's a Restaurant

4.8
1022 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristinB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and superb wait staff! Our server heard my husband talking about how he was craving mashed potatoes but ultimately chose the entree without mashed potatoes. She surprised him with his entree AND a side of mashed potatoes!

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AshleyF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous place to visit while in Petoskey! Lovely cocktails and ambiance :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff, and ambiance!! I always get the filet mignon here and it never disappoints. Cooked to the temp I want, roped with fabulous glaze, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts, it’s perfection. My dinner partner had the squash bisque, which I had the pleasure of trying as well, and it was wonderful! Not too heavy but perfect for this colder weather. Smooth, full of flavor, and topped with delicious maple drizzle. I would recommend this place to everyone!

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Chip
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler’s is our favorite dining spot when we visit Petoskey. Excellent food, friendly service, and relaxing atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Brunch. Best spot in Petoskey.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server and service. Halibut was rich and satisfying. Filets were nice cuts. Wine selection is refreshingly expansive!

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vipJamesM
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & Service. Our table had the seasonal beet salad, sushi selections, the filet with Chef Tommy’s amazing sauce, and the Halibut. The food was outstanding. The ambiance was warm and elegantly casual. The high level of service always makes this restaurant one of our favorites of all time. Thanks Pauli.

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Jodea
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Absolutely cooked to perfection. Our server was excellent! A bit pricy, but well worth it!

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jeffl
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tartare followed by salmon and pot de creme. Very good. Great waitress.

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Chandlers. Very quaint place. Historic building with a very nice atmosphere. We enjoyed the ambiance and the artwork. The food was fantastic and the service was great. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. The squash bisque with maple garnish was absolutely delicious. My husband had the chicken and really enjoyed it.

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Traveler
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was a bit disappointed in the food, and the locals hanging out , standing , chatting loudly at the bar right next to our table was annoying. Overall, I wouldn’t go back.

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DanH
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good, but our service was excellent.

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vipJason48089
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain about, everything was amazing. I had the Salmon, and my fiance' had the Chicken. The desserts were great - apple crisp and creme brulee. Would definitely go back.

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rebeccam
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!! Wonderful service!! Wonderful evening!!

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PeterM
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chandler's is a classic local institution. Great for any occasion!

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, we were seated promptly and our server was very attentive. It was a bit noisy during the dinner time with the kitchen and bar being so close. Every time the door opened cold air came in.

Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipChris
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch. Excellent food and drinks. Can't wait to visit again.

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NicholasZ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, delicious, and always has great ambiance. Love eating there!

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vipErinG
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food... best service!

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KatherineG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for lunch over a busy fall weekend and enjoyed a wonderful meal in the cozy wine cellar. We all started off with an excellent mushroom bisque soup. I had a green salad with couscous served with a delicious soy miso dressing and my husband and daughter both had wonderful sandwiches. It was fun watching the food prep while we were eating. The atmosphere was superb. In fact we tried to make additional reservations over the weekend but they were too booked to accommodate us. Make sure to make reservations in advance, especially during the pandemic.

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MeganA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! The restaurant ran out of the dessert we wanted so she got us a special off the menu treat. Excellent wine list. Wine cellar has a great ambiance.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed a special night out. The staff was very helpful and had great recommendations. We love it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , food and service
Truly recommend

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vipVpam
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! We will be back!

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ChristinaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was charming and friendly. Our drinks and meals were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food,great service , and wonderful wine what more could you ask for?

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vipSandiS
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Chandlers and look forward to each visit. Homey and comfortable with wonderful, always consistent food.

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JeffH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived for late dinner and drinks. Staff was gracious and accommodating

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LoriB
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipDinner
Grand Rapids
39 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. Delicious farm to table meal, perfectly prepared. What a gem.

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HotSchott
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and great food. Would return there every trip to Petoskey.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our honeymoon and this was the perfect place to do it. Our waitress went above and beyond to make our dinner so romantic and special. The food was delicious, the chef even prepared a vegan meal. Can’t recommend this place enough!

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paulA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was quite good, but they were understaffed resulting in mediocre service. Not the restaurants fault, but we had captain obnoxious at the table next to us, so overall it was not our best experience

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fantastic, service was great and the setting was unique in the wine cellar. Thank you for an enjoyable occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent lunch chicken sandwich.

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sherryh
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice place to go to for a steak dinner. It was an awesome place to go to we sat in the wine cellar and it was very nice. Our waitress was very helpful as I know nothing about wine. We are from Mishawaka Indiana and will definitely go back there again.

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ToriB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was a bit underwhelming. The entrees were prepared well but had weird combinations that didn't seem to compliment each other. We discovered Chandlers in 2019 over our anniversary and thought the food and service was amazing, so we sought them out in 2020 while in Petoskey. This time we didn't think the food was worth the high cost, so we will not be rushing back.

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DougR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penny and Jordan were fantastic. I would highly recommend Chandler's!

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LisaC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! We split our time in Petoskey and down state and go to chandlers every time we are there l! Making another reservation now!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always amazing however our server 2 years in a row, Paul, is very unfriendly and always seems miserable!

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Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1022 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.