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Chandler's a Restaurant, Petoskey, MI

Chandler's a Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2065 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 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 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 2,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

2,065 Reviews
  1. Gman

    Detroit

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chandlers was fantastic. We ate just about everything on the menu, and it was as good as ever. The elk was especially delish.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite our server being outwardly tormented by other patrons and having a large table along with us, she was excellent and delivered personable service. The restaurant staff was friendly and accomodating especially during a busy dinner service. The food was fantastic even with the busy-ness of a holiday weekend. Would recommend as a top place to visit while in Petoskey.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant has been in our stable of "go to" Northern Michigan spots for years. My family has grown up in the dining room and it's the first meal we had post pandemic. Needless to say, many a memory has been made and it has a special place in our hearts. Chalk it up to a bad night last night. It was crazy busy and we knew that going in as it's a holiday weekend. However, to be placed at a table that was centimeters into the next patron's back seemed questionable. It was very uncomfortable for me and I would imagine the diner that I sat inches away from. The food...well the farm board was outstanding. The halibut stayed tried and trued and has been a staple for years and it delivered. However it took 45 min from the farm board to get our sushi appetizer. Very inconsistent. I could see if it was a few minutes, but our server apologized. Then the salads came and all was good. But the filets...they were cold. No doubt in my mind that they were cooked earlier in the day and were placed on the grill for a minute a side. Completely unreal for the price. This wasn't just my wife's either, my daughter ordered the same and her filet came out tough and cold. I'm not one to complain, but that ruined it for us and we quickly asked for the check sans dessert. Now I question was it a bad night or is this systemic? The staff is definitely "newer" and the kitchen wasn't commensurate value wise to what was charged. On our last evening of a short 3 day weekend, I definitely was disappointed in one of our favorite spots in Michigan and it was a lousy way to say goodbye this weekend to Petoskey.

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  4. Shari

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were outside so noise level was good. Excellent dinner and service as always!

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  5. LarryS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered a spinach salad, asparagus soup and steak tartare. It took 1 hour and ten minutes for the food to come. The tartare was ok, the salad was soggy and the soup was disgusting. The food is so overpriced. Service was terrible. Overrated is an understatement.

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  6. Lizzy

    Naples

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was my husbands 70th birthday and I messaged that in open table reservation. It was not mentioned at all. Also we were seated in back of restaurant by kitchen. (Kitchen is part of restaurant and we knew that) but the amount of just banging pots and pans was nerve racking. Very loud.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, wine and ambience was fabulous. It was made exceptional with our wonderful server, Dawn!! ! A place you must visit when staying in the Petoskey area.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi is great. The steak was over seasoned but all the other food was amazing

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  9. TracyM

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience dining at Chandler’s in the wine cellar. Fun place for groups. Good food and service!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dining experience was amazing. Great service and amazing food!!! Looking forward to going back.

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FAQs

Chandler's a Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2065 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 34 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 Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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