Parker's on Ponce

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Steakhouse
Owned by brothers John-Thomas and Christopher Scott, Parker's on Ponce is Decatur's first independently owned steakhouse. The Scott family has always been extremely involved in the local community, including local government. The restaurant is named after John-Thomas' 12 year old daughter, Parker. The whole family is often seen at the restaurant - it is not a business to them, but a home - and they treat guests of the restaurant as family as well.
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4.7
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4.5
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Austin
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, will definitely return

OT
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wendy the bartender is super friendly. The dinner entrees were good, but we waited a long time to be served. The table of 4 who ordered after we did, were served long before our food came. It may have been an issue of waiting for the roasted chicken, but it would have been nice if someone had let us know why we were waiting so long. Nevertheless, we’ll go back and try it again.

TT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of menu choices; food well prepared and presented

j
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Had a wonderful Birthday Celebration Dinner at Parker’s. We had a party of 11 people and EVERYTHING was wonderful! Danny our server was attentive, funny and help made our evening fantastic! Our food came out on time and hot. No mistakes were made. The ambiance was supreme for us girls. Thank you Parker’s on Ponce for making my evening wonderful.

N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service very good. Temperature was chilly inside. Wish fine restaurants would have a good selection non-alcoholic cocktails vs just soda or NA beer.

OT
Atlanta
372 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined here for my birthday dinner. Our server Brittany took excellent care of us. She allowed us to try a few wines before we decided which glasses of wine we wanted. Since my husband and I were both attempting to eat light after holiday feasting, we both ordered salads with salmon added. We also shared the special appetizer Beef Wellington, which was very rich, so that filled us up. We shared the bread pudding for dessert, and I took home more than half of it. It is always enjoyable to have a birthday dinner at Parker's on Ponce.

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Experience and food were amazing! I will be back

I
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Birthday dinner for a friend so thanks for his complimentary dessert. Unfortunately, that was about the best part of the dining experience. The fried oyster appetizer was delicious, then everything else was not very good. Perhaps I made some poor choices: the Caesar salad dressing was bland, croutons were burnt and hard, nothing in the salad made it flavorful other than anchovies; we had to ask for a pepper mill for the salad course after it was not offered. The sides of mashed potatoes and mac/cheese were huge and not well-seasoned, especially at that price point, and all I can say about the 6 oz filet is it had good flavor but also the denseness of someone's tongue. My dining companion's steak was perfectly cooked in the center which is the area he checked at the server's request and very much overcooked as he cut into the outer areas of the meat. I also don't believe the red wine by the glass I had was the Malbec I had requested, but how would I know without having been able to see the wine poured. And no, by the time that happened, (by our request wine was not served until the main course) I had given up on this meal and chose not to ask to see the bottle from which it had been poured. When my friend asked for "half-caf" coffee with dessert, the waiter did a double-take and asked twice for my friend to repeat that term. Then he said he had never heard of that before...while I am thinking "even if it is a new term to him, can't he figure out for himself what was being requested rather than make an issue of it with his customer?"Just a muddled and slightly sad experience, especially for a birthday celebration.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve

TR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top to bottom great service and well prepared food. Xmas eve dinner was a hit!

OT
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ambiance in the front room with the fireplace facing the square has potential but fell short. Two of the waiters spoke very loudly which was bothersome. It took quite a while for the drinks to come from the bar. The salmon was good and the Brussels sprouts in duck fat were delicious. The chicken is always very good. We’ll go back and perhaps ask to be seated elsewhere.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Perfect place for a family holiday dinner. Will eat here again.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and our waiter was exceptional. Every time I go there I get exceptional service, the atmosphere is very romantic and cozy. And the food is divine.

AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my niece’s pregnancy.

Meal was FANTASTIC! Best steak I’ve had in months, and I’ve eaten a lot of great steaks this year...Porterhouse for two, to be specific.

The brussels sprouts were unbelievable. I would go back just for this side dish.

Warm, efficient service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! I recommend the crab cakes!

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for boyfriends birthday. He has some dietary restrictions and those were taken care of wonderfully! Excellent service as well! We will definitely be back!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food very good. Crab cakes were delicious.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, service was awesome and the food very good, we even had a hand written note for birthday with a complimentary dessert (Nice Touch!!)

S
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny, our waiter, was awesome! The entire staff takes such care of you while you are there.. wonderful live piano music in the background. We went for prime rib night, oh my gosh... so delicious!!
Happy 11th anniversary to Parker's! so happy you are in our community!

M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal again at Parker's on Ponce. Very consistent quality of food and an enjoyable server.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and the food. ... magnificent prime rib

J
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great food and service.

JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and location

SD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was awesome and management came around to assure our meal was cooked to perfection!

m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner with my wife and another couple visiting. Friends wanted steak and we were not at all disappointed. The meal was great and steaks prepared exactly as ordered. Service was great and prompt. Wine choice was just right and not overpriced.

T
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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k
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always love coming here to eat!!

M
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and the staff, food and service was superb!!

GA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent, but it is too expensive.

AC
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location from our hotel, quite and classy atmosphere and the food was delicious.

JD
Baltimore
114 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service perfect. Andrew. Food perfect! Ambiance perfect. Thank you!!

F
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Parker's. I called in advance and ask for something special and they generously accommodated. Awesome neighborhood gem.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but not great. Bacon wrapped date appetizer was dried out/over cooked. Shrimp and grits were soupy.
Server had a bit of an attitude. Spent $250 but didn't get that in value.

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and there was something for everyone on the menu. Restaurant was very accommodating with substitutions.

J
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints from food to service, consistent 5 stars for 5 years we have been going.

BL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was pleasant, my steak was a little overcooked but overall good. The waiter seemed a little upset; my sister ordered a Vodka Tonic and was given a Gin and Tonic, He told us the bartender said it was Vodka not Gin (I bartended for many years and know the difference). The waiter did not check back during the meal to be certain the meal was enjoyable Won't go back due to the distant service and the waiter's monosyllabic dialogue.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to Parker On Ponce a couple of days ago for my mom’s birthday. Service and food was so good we returned for date night a couple days later. I’m not a lobster fan but they have a fried lobster that is delicious.

MI
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Danny was entertaining as usual...and his service was excellent! I truly enjoy coming this establishment.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good , nice servers