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About Parker's on Ponce

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.

116 East Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Clairmont Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 924-2230

Website:
http://www.parkersonponce.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every night at 6:30pm

Parking Details:
Paid parking lot & parking deck behind the restaurant (access from Church St.), metered on-street parking

Public Transit:
On Marta Line

Executive Chef:
Angus Daunt

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our ambiance and private rooms are perfect for hosting your groups of any size! Please visit our website at http://parkersonponce.com/menu-for-events/ and contact our event coordinator, Sandra Waters, at sandra@parkersonponce.com for more details.

Private Dining

Parker's on Ponce has space for all your needs, corporate and social. Impress your guests at your next event and let us do all the work while you dine in front of our stunning hand-laid stone fireplaces. We also offer daytime availability for private parties.

Parker's on Ponce Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Romantic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Live Music (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Danny is an absolute DELIGHT! Another great experience at a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Each time visit, Parker’s on Ponce, the experience is pleasant and the food is intriguing. However, this time I was only dissatisfied with the presentation and taste of my meal. The salmon entree I had, appeared and tasted burnt, especially the Brussel Sprouts. I could not enjoy them.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent meal, as always!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been coming here for several years including rehearsal dinner parties, birthdays and anniversaries. The food and service are exemplary. The rack of lamb, steaks, seafood are all good and recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The steak frites I had on Friday evening were tough with a good amount of gristle in it. Other than that the rest of the meal was good. One dislike I have about coming to Parker's is that now you have to pay to park and then come in and eat. We eat at another location in Decatur and when we park we get a ticket which the restaurant affixes a sticker to so the parking is free. With the slowly increase of the price of the food and the amount to park, it is becoming increasingly unappealing for my crowd to make Parker's a go-to place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was Magnificent, Steak and Salmon was cooked to Perfection. Our server wasn’t Warm and Fuzzy, did not seem eager to serve. We made reservations with Open Table and gave instructions that it was a birthday celebration. When we arrived we were asked if we were celebrating an occasion, we answered “yes”. During our visit the staff didn’t offer a Birthday Wish nor did we get a complimentary Birthday Cake. What’s the point of the inquiry if your establishment doesn’t recognize your special occasion.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Music, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very pricey. I honestly could not taste much difference from going to a Longhorn Steakhouse. The steak flavor was just ok and the scallops again were just ok. The parmesan grits we're not great, however, the spinach and tomatoes were very tasty. The waiter could be more attentive but the minimal approach was not enough to give bad marks per session. The creme brulee tasted more like pudding, as well as the texture. Close your eyes and the pudding is excellent. The front windows were filthy, including high up panes. This is not a recommend from me.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was excellent. Steak was incredible! Side dishes were also very well cooked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Such a great dining experience. I'll be back for my birthday in Nov.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice and clean. The food was excellent. I had the crab cakes which were very tasty and filling. My wife had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection. The service was attentive and excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not like Parker's used to be.
Used to be the calamari appetizer was a nice sized portion served with a field pea salad as an accompaniment. Now it is just a really big Houston's style serving of fried calamari with a dipping sauce. No finesse. I had the duck meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans. The meatloaf was wrapped in bacon and tasty enough but very heavy handed. And again, a giant portion. The green beans were just not edible. Very under cooked.
My friend had the steak fritte- again heavy handed. The meat was tender and cooked and seasoned well, served on a huge bed of french fries that we're only have a quality of food service, not a restaurant charging an average of $32 per entrée.
We had two of their sides. The truffle macaroni and cheese and the fried brussels sprouts. The macaroni and cheese was OK. That's about all. I've had better at other places. The brussels sprouts were appropriately deep fried with an interesting sauce but once again a gigantic serving with no finesse to it at all.
The cocktail list was very unexciting. Thank God they had a pretty basic martini. The ambience
of the restaurant is not great. The rooms seem sparse- tables, chairs and concrete floors. The two stacked stone fireplaces are very nice. But that's about it. The bar is small and crowded. The outside space is ruined by very obtrusive street lighting and proximity to the street.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fabulous steak for birthday dinner. Yum. Best I’ve had in years. Thanks for a great dessert, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, outstanding service. Mick always gives first class professional service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was excellent, a little pricey, but of the highest quality. Our waiter, Freddy, was very attentive and made great recommendations. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. The steaks are beyond compare, the ambiance is just right, and the service is superior. The bonus is that you don't have to dress to the nines to have an elegant dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very impressed, food was excellent and the service was top-notch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I adore this place!! Has the crab cakes for the first time. And like everything else on their menu, what I picked did not disappoint!!
Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had been to Parker's years ago and looked forward to returning. My husband's meal was delicious. However, I had the strip steak which was disappointing. It was very thin and extremely tough. I could only eat about half of it because it couldn't be chewed.
The cheesecake was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Parker's has noticeably changed its' menu. A steak w/o optional baked potato? The food was excellent. The service was a bit slow, however, the staffers were pleasant and committed. Our overall experience this time seemed lackluster, can't quite say why.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great night out for our anniversary!!!!! Enjoyed the food and service. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants, amazing steaks.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been coming here a few times a year for at least three years now and every experience has been stellar. Last visit was with a party of ten and again - an excellent experience. Delicious food and great service from the folks at the host stand to Danny our favorite server.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

All but one meal was wonderful. They were very kind about replacing that one. Otherwise great food and terrific service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Parker's offers consistent high quality food and service. Staff is friendly

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for my birthday. Our server Danny was awesome! I had the Ribeye and truffle mac and cheese and my husband had the crab cakes. DELICIOUS!! Dessert was the pecan pie... OMG! This was our second time at Parker's and we both agree that we will be back for many times to come

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Parker's is a quaint restaurant with superior service, excellent food quality and a sophisticated ambiance. It is perfect for date night or a special occasion. There is a lovely bar and a separate private room for special events. The cocktails were exquisite and expertly crafted.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. We were celebrating A family event and they were accommodating and courteous to all who attended.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone planning a party or just for an even ing out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This was an excellent choice to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. The service and food was top class.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My food for the most part was fabulous; steak cooked perfectly, sides were great. House salad wasn't as good as I remembered, seemed that they skimped some on the toppings. Watch your check; they overcharged me for my special, had to have it corrected but they immediately acknowledged the error & were apologetic. The way they show your discount if you're redeeming an email discount is confusing but it was right; they add a 20% tip in that situation. I'm fine with that because service was great & I know waitstaff gets short tipped sometimes by people who don't tip on pre-discount like they should.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Parkers on Ponce never fails to deliver high quality dishes. I mean these Chef's can throw down the kitchen. I had the Lamb Choos with Rasberry Au Jus and when I tell you they were cooked to perfection. I could. It have asked for a better entree. Might I add my server Darryl was an excellent server who had knowledge of the Menu and even recommended some great whiskey's. Parkers on oonce is definitely in my Top 5 favorite restaurants in Atlanta!! You will not be disappointed at all and if you are, you're simply don't know good FOOD!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Disabled Access
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

All the entrees on the Sunday three course special were delicious and a great value .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was great !

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good everything which includes the food, drinks, bottle water, delicious entrees and sides and appertizers. Simply put............Just extremely delcicious !!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Live Music, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the amazing food and cocktails. Our waiter was extremely professional and polite.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was good. The service was marginally acceptable. We got mor attention from the server at the next table than from ours.
Our server just disappeared for stretches. No water refills, no removing used plates, etc.
All in all very dissatisfying for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a great experience on a Saturday early evening. The service was very good and the food was excellent. This is nice place for couples and families. Also, there is outdoor seating. They have some great specials so check the website regularly.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 16, 2017

It was my first time, but will not be my last. It will definitely go on my list as one of my top 5 restaurants in Atlanta. I had the best scallop dish EVER!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Unfortunately I became violently ill after eating. I ordered the scallops as well as my friend who also became sick Sunday night. I have missed two days of work. Not a pleasant experience. I believe the scallops were undercooked.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very good steak and yummy crab cakes. Service was excellent too. Danny did a fabulous job! It was a little noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation. They need some sound absorbing fabric. Also, parking suggestions and a map on the website would be helpful. Decatur sucks for parking. We will be back. Probably take Marta.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing service and great fresh food... you can't go wrong here with any choice on the menu :-)

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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