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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (18)
Live Music (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

It's so rare to order a steak and get done to your specifications. Parker's never disappoints.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The host staff was very disrespectful. We had reservations and arrived on time, the restaurant was not crowded but we had to wait 10 minutes before we could be seated. Another group came into restaurant and was seated immediately while we waited. Then my wife and I were seated as far back of the restaurant near the restrooms while there were plenty of empty tables in other parts.
I will never eat their again due to the lack of respect from the hostess staff.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Never been disappointed, always has been great. Food and the atmosphere is wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Parker’s has become our go to place for special celebrations. While the atmosphere is inviting for the everyday diner we live an hour away and the food makes it worth the drive. We celebrated my in laws anniversary and they have not stopped raving about it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Love Parkers. Danny is the best we only ask for him when we come here. Chef Trey is amazing in the kitchen.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been to Parkers on Ponce many times and have always enjoyed. The service is very good and not being "bugged" by the server. The food is excellent and never had any compaints.
Simply put, this restaurant is one of the my best.

The only drawback is the parking. There is an idiot who walks around the parking lot with hand out and asks for $5.00 for the parking spot. He doesn't do anything, doesn't say much and when asked what he does, he simply keeps his mouth shut. It would be much better if there were meters instead of this guy as I am always wondering if he is going to break in to any vehicle. Street parking is the best, but not always lucky to find a spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We visited from out of town and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Parkers. It's in a fun area of Decatur and there are many options. We have tried a few other places but Parkers is the best. Everything that the table ordered was exceptional. Most of the table had steaks that are as good as or better than a high end steakhouse. We had a table near the kitchen but it was still very nice with multiple fireplaces and ambiance. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

My first visit and I don’t know why. Four of us celebrated my birthday in style. We shared the Grilled Slab Bacon appetizer, the thick cut bacon is made and smoked in-house and was accompanied with baby arugula, picked shallot, and orange-balsamic glaze.
My wife shared the Spinach salad with me. I’m a sucker for candied pecans! The miso-lemon vinaigrette checked the sweetness of the pecans.
Parker’s is a steak house but offers seafood and other ‘lighter’ fare. I chose the aged USDA Prime Ribeye though the bone-in Dry Aged Kansas City Strip was tempting. The Ribeye was cooked perfectly and had the flavor I desired.
We shared several sides icluding the fries, sauteed spinach, and the Maple-Miso Glazed Fried Brussels with Apple slices. I’m not a fan of Brussel Sprouts but these wete superb!
A dining pleasure and I will have to come up with another special occasion soon to return to samle the seafood and maybe the Black Truffle Mac and Cheese.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is always delicious here. Service is great too. Great place to take a date or for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant staff was amazing and our server was very kind. My only issue was the food came out cold twice but was quickly fixed when complaint was issued. The food was over priced for what it was unfortunately. Wine selection was limited but great options. Not sure if I’ll be back :/

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good place to go eat. My fiancé and I split a meal and had a drink apiece after dinner, but it was a bit pricey, but it was worth it as a seldom or an occasional meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Dinner was great but was watched by customers and especially by staff like a black successful educated black man would run off without paying the bill. Not the case what so ever, every. will not be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Took my daughter to Parker’s for her birthday. From walking in and the friendly greeting to an attentive waiter the service was great. The suggested wine was great and the “lollipops” ribeye was delicious! They gave a choice of desert on the house for my daughter’s birthday. She had the vanilla bean cheesecake which was Devine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Waiter was very friendly, courteous, and polite. Food was excellent and delicious.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food. A little noisy. Inexperienced server. A little pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love Parker's. The food is always exceptional and the staff is always responsive. We seldom dine there without one of the owners or managers coming by to ask about our meal. Our favorite is the cheese plate. This changes seasonally so we get it often without getting tired of it.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

had dinner with friends. Everything from service to desert were fantastic! We will definitely return, as it is truly worth the visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent staff and food. They went above and beyond to make a surprise engagement memorable and everlasting. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone else!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Pittsburgh char steaks are very good. A must try if you never have had steak cooked this way. Mashed potatoes and Cesar salad were just ok. Attentive staff, loved the creme brûlée and apple cobbler.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Friends Christmas get together and anniversary celebration. Daniel is an amazing server!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing dinner! Take the time to make a reservation, it worth every penny.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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