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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (27)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (22)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

The waiter was really good, liked him a great deal. Sadly, my steak arrived cool but I believe it was due to the added au jus. The chef cooked me another one that was done to perfection with the au jus on the side--much better. Unfortunately, my appetite was gone by then and I wound up bringing most of it home. My husband's and daughter's entrees were delightful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unexpected surprise! The food was amazing. The place was clean. They really pay attention to detail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. It's more on the pricey side but the food is worth the expense. Great place for a dinner date or business dinner. Not my first choice for kids of any age. I enjoyed my dinner and look forward to going back again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Incredible food, exceptional wait staff and relaxed vibe. Seasonal drink and food choices are always superb and the friendly staff is always knowledgeable. Perfect for a date night or an event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great steak and good wine - meat cooked perfectly! Service was good.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

My husband and I go to Parkers a couple times a year. It is pricey,but the food is good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Parker's on Ponce. The staff was friendly and courteous. The service was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was excellent. The waitress was attentive. The food not so much. My husband had the mahi-mahi which was horribly dry and over cooked. I had the steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus and it was all a gooey melted together mess. To compensate they gave us a free dessert but we won’t be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I reserved this dinner for my boyfriends birthday out of a few other restaraunts. When we walked in I was told that all of the tables that would comfortably seat us were taken and that we would be able to choose our seats at larger tables because of this matter "We arrived on time so I didn't understand this at all, Isn't that the point of reservations?" Our waitress was pretty good! She made me an excellent mocktail, explained the menu very well, and answered all of our questions. Things didn't go south until the end of our dining experience. In my reservation notes I said that we'd be celebrating a birthday and that I'd like the staff to be able to bring out the house dessert and help us acknowledge it! I mentioned this note to the hostess upon arrival and didn't want to touch on it again creating the obvious in front of my boyfriend. I thought that the message would have been relayed. Anywho we made light of the restaraunt singing and celebrating someone elses birthday and mentioned that the "birthday man" could get whatever he wanted while dining throughout the night. At the end of our meal our waitress brought us our check and made light of the situation she said "Were you guys celebrating anything?" and I said "Ofcourse, My boyfriends birthdaty" she then said "Awww you should have told me earlier- in a 'yeah whatever' kind of way-" . I looked at her and kept it moving in my mind to keep from getting really upset because she then asked us what dessert we'd like. Not only had our food taken forever "I guess so that it could come out at the same time" But you could tell the order in which each plate had finished and mine was the coldest. "I despise cold food" I was so taken back by the wait that I refused to send it back. We chose a seat at a table by the bar because they had live music near by .The muscianist was absolutelyl the highlight of the entire experience. I have no intentions to go back again. The lack of attention to many minor details added up.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Lamb chops and steak were fabulous! The mixed drinks were only okay and service was a little lackluster. But again, the food was fabulous!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had dinner in the bar with friends.
Music started at 6 and was a super piano player.
Food was excellent, service good and the night was special because of Parker's.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

Excellent meal, as always!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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