Parker's on Ponce

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2386 reviews
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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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Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The service was good.

s
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very good! Food delicious. scallops were cooked prefect - salmon was excellent

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Martinis were superb. Unusual to find prime aged steaks.

R
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Birthday celebration with family. Service was excellent and staff was attentive but did not impose on our family time. The food was delicious! Steaks were perfectly cooked and salads were great. We ate the best cheesecake we have ever had! A dessert with a candle was brought to our birthday person without us even asking. We thought this was very thoughtful of our server. We look forward to returning in the near future and highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

I
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seated immediately, and well served. Pleasant dining at all levels.

MH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine coupled with fantastic service by all staff, especially our waiter Freddie.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and customer focus was superb. The atmosphere was inviting and comfortable.

MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The experience at Parker's was close to perfect -- the food, location, ambiance, quality of the wait staff and more.

GP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a great special... the food was amazing, free bday dessert and the service was impeccable!

CS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for 630, no problem but best seating option was outside. would have preferred to sit inside near the front. Food was great. Will be back for sure.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and service!! Will be back Forsure.

CK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service. I Would Recommend This To All My Friends

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jeff was excellent! Our meal was delicious! This was our first time here and we will return !!

SP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was amazing! Our waiter’s name was Danny and he too was amazing:; funny, attentive, friendly. Would definitely recommend Parker’s on Ponce to friends and colleagues. Will definitely eat here again.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for an early birthday dinner (day before). Upon entering the restaurant and giving my name, they greeted him with "Happy birthday, sir!" This continued as a theme throughout it meal!

The food was delicious from start to finish. We started with the flash fried calamari with peppadews, sweet tea for me and a Maker's and Coke for my guy. The calamari was tender with a crispy coating, and the tang of the peppadews was a nice contrast.

Hubby got the 14 oz. prime ribeye cooked medium, and he said it was just right. I tasted it, and the seasoning was on point.

I opted for the shrimp and grits. Yep, at a steak place and lemme tell ya - they're some of the best I've ever had! It was a big bowl of creamy stone ground grits with carmelized onions, spicy andouille, and 4 huge shrimp in a magical sauce. It was so rich I couldn't finish it, but you best believe I took the leftovers with me.

So now, dessert. Sweetie pie loves creme brulee (and beer, and basketball, and football - go figure) and that was one dish of deliciousness according to him and me. Slena, our sweet and friendly server, put a candle on top! The birthday theme was carried through the entire meal. Thank you, and bravo!

I got the cheesecake with seasonal berry sauce. Delicious and a huge serving. Three fourths of it went right into the bag with my shrimp and grits. Slena even brought me some extra berry sauce. No doubt, tomorrow's lunch will be epic!

We'll most definitely be going back - no special occasion required!

g
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Decatur! The filet mignon is special! Everything from the service to the ambience is a treat!

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite steak house in Atlanta by far! and they remember our names and give us such a big welcome each time. The piano playing in the bar is awesome. Food is over the top as well as the servers, Danny, Freddie and Daryl could not be any better!
I tell everyone about Parkers!!!

B
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here the other night- ate on the patio which is quieter than indoors and better for a conversation. Food was excellent as was the service.

LL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite steak houses. The ambiance is so appealing and the cuisine is delicious.

DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parker’s on Ponce provides a wonderful dining experience every time.

OT
Atlanta
356 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The menu has changed since the last time we dined here. This time I tried the barramundi, which was okay, but not outstanding. The potatoes overpowered the dish (rice would have been preferred), so I took most of them home. The asparagus was initially over-salted, but they brought me a fresh batch, which was delicious. My husband enjoyed his spring salad with spinach and peaches and the appetizer of grilled octopus for his entree. We share the bread pudding, which we always enjoy.

DD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated soon after we all arrived. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. Besides the Brussel spouts which were burned, everything we ate was delicious. They took the time to customize our salads which I appreciate.

g
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are consistently on point from their food quality to their service, Parker's never disappoints.

MG
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful find in our travels to Atlanta. Beautiful decor, ability to accommodate parties of all sizes, gorgeous outdoor patio, piano bar on Friday which was not overwhelming but added to the ambience. Our waiter was attentive, the staff delightful with greetings and the manager saying hello. Beautifully crafted quality food. The shrimp and grits was superb (this Northerner's second grits experience), chicken dish was elegantly prepared, scallops had a perfect sear and the steaks were done as ordered. If you haven't gone, treat yourself, the menu has something for everyone. The setting allowed us to enjoy our meal and conversation without rush or fanfare. Just one more reason to visit Atlanta.

L
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent waiter - Daryl. Nice place to dine. Parking a bit of a trick but otherwise wonderful restaurant.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steak house and great customer service! Would recommend Parkers to my friends.

F
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Picked this place initially because of good reviews and by reviewing the menu. Had an excellent meal paired with delicious wine. The next day, I went back with my husband so he could experience the delicious cuisine. Dishes are prepared skillfully and the aged steak is absolutely fabulous.

RH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere! The food was not as good as we expected. Lobster mac and cheese was very generic. Steak tasted more like Select versus Choice. The Shrimp and Grits were good, except for the sausage they contain

j
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, but a little salty. Wished there had been more salmon pieces in the salmon spread. Margaritas were wonderful. overall, food was very good. Our waitress was also wonderful.

D
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal. Well prepared and pleasant service.

DF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food and service are outstanding with a lot of creativity reflected in the menu. The location in downtown Decatur is a bit of a ride for us, but very much worth it for a special occasion.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very helpful in arrangements and the food was excellent as always.

J
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for my birthday. Very special with a personal birthday card on the table. I want the cheese platter back for an appetizer, but other than that, I have no recommendations for improvements. The scallops were wonderful as usual. My mother's salmon was great. We usually get a creme brulee but this time we went for the pecan pie sundae. TOOOOO good!

NB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been going to Parker's on Ponce for years.......celebrating birthday's and Christmas Eve. Several years ago one Christmas Eve, I noticed that Parker's was a bit slack on holiday decorations, so I brought in several of my Santa figurines to complement the table along with the candle and the single flower. That night several customers along with the staff came by to comment on my decorations and since then I always bring three of my Santa's to add an extra bit of Christmas cheer to my table. One can always expect exceptional service and delicious food at Parker's. The parking situation is not the greatest having to pay to park but still it is our "go to" place to celebrate. My only suggestion is to spruce up the decorations at Christmas.....it only adds to the enjoyment of the dining experience!

RG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and all... It was a pricey and I wish I'd had read their menu prices ahead of time. Shrimp and grits amazing, steak wonderful!

A
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Parker's on Ponce. The experience was so great that I am already planning a return visit. We truly enjoyed all aspects of the evening - ambiance, food, service. It was also a treat to be able to spend a little bit of time talking to one of the owners, JT. The pork chop and crabcakes were outstanding but what really put the meal over the top for us was the side items - fried okra, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts - all of them perfectly seasoned and cooked to make succulent accompaniments. Can't wait to go back and try a steak!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful meal and server was great. The entire occasion was outstanding.

JV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful special occasion meal, staff were extra diligent in attending to our needs and ensuring a top-notch experience.
The attention to detail is something you can taste in each dish, steaks, chops, and the sides were all excellent.
Make memories at Parkers...

d
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak is always perfect

TP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service as well as well as food. As always.

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