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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (29)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (19)
Live Music (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Basic steakhouse, nothing spectacular. I didn’t like to wait considering I made reservations, but the server was attentive and nice. Drinks were great! Steak over cooked( well done) , even though I requested medium well. The crabcakes were tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our bartender Wendy was great (sat at bar before 8:30 reservation). Our waiter, Danny was full of energy, very attentive and made sure we were taken care of.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Parker's on Ponce is a fantastic place for a really nice romantic date. The lighting is low and the piano music in the background is a great ambiance. Freddy, our server, was easy to talk to and an expert on the menu. The food was probably the best part, though. My wife and I shared the grilled octopus as an appetizer, which was the best I have ever had. Then, she had the USDA Prime Grade Filet with herb butter, mashed potatoes, and fried Brussel sprouts while I had the Prime Grade ribeye with broccoli and black truffle mac n' cheese. For dessert, we split the creme brulee. Everything was delicious. The only negative thing I could say about Parker's is that the complimentary bread and olive oil was just OK, nothing spectacular. Also, it is difficult to find parking around there so be sure to allow some extra time if you've made a reservation.

Go here. You won't be disappointed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Filet, salad and potatoes were excellent! I hate it when the review requires more characters

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious BUT my husband’s steak was not served as ordered (served medium, ordered rare). They kindly took it back to prepare another, but the second steak arrived after the rest of the party was done with dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were outstanding. Everything from the cocktails, appetizers, entree and dessert was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and the manager came by a couple of times to ensure we were happy. Try the filet! On the drive home from dinner we were discussing how we’re already looking forward to our next dinner at Parker’s.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Aged Kansas steak was perfect

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an 8:15 reservation on Valentines Day. Our entrees were served at 9:40. My husband was served 2 salads 20 min apart (2nd was duplicate). This pushed back kitchen on entree. When told it was a duplicate, trash from table was put in the second salad as it was removed. Broccoli was overdone not crisp and poorly presented.. open Table users can find many steak houses in the ATL with better value.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, romantic and very high end. Felt very private and cozy. The bacon slab appetizer was awesome. We had the crab cakes and scallops and both meals were perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my fiancé out for Valentine's Day and he loved the atmosphere and food. He had never been but would love to go back. It is one of my favorite spots and I wanted to introduce him to it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good service and good food a great atmosphere,one of our favorite dinner spots.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Good traditional steak house and probably best in Decatur proper. I really don't have anything specific to complain about... service and food were great, but for the money, I have had better experiences.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Very inviting and welcoming restaurant with great service and very good food. The space is also cozy and comforting. My MOCKTAIL was well made and we appreciated the bar offered to make one. We also appreciate the monitored parking lot in the back, which is well lit and staffed by nice people.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything is perfect, my wife and I have been several times and have never had a bad experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was fresh , well seasoned and prepared and generous. The service was excellent! We'll definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent presentation and service...!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent experience , great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had an AMAZING time! The service was 5 star treatment. It was raining and they walked us out with an umbrella to the uber so we would not get wet. The food was fantastic. You must go.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I wanted to give my wife a great experience for her birthday dinner and she specifically wanted to eat steak and drink some good wine. I found Parker’s On Ponce after doing an extensive Yelp search and they fit the bill for everything that we wanted, they were especially accommodating towards her Gluten Free needs(medical reasons). The service was spectacular from the moment we stepped inside. We were warmly greeted and seated. The FOH manager made sure we were comfortable and then our server took our drink order. From there the meal went smoothly. The steaks were cooked perfectly and my rack of lamb was divine. We had a great time sharing the evening with close friends and my only regret is that I ate everything on my plate instead of saving a bit for later. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They need to work on their salads.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is good, but not special. The prime filet is very good. The bone in strip had little flavor. The crab cake taste good, but very few chunks of crab. Our server was friendly, but most were not super friendly. Hostesses were not overly pleasant. The food is good and we would try it again, but it’s not for a special occasion.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My family loves this restaurant. The pork chops and rack of lamb are cooked to perfection. The bacon wrapped dates are also very good. The desserts are a mixed bag. My sister thinks the bread pudding is the best. The apple cobbler is just baked apple slices with cinnamon. Also, the cobbler lacks any sweetness. The service is excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I brought my fiancee here for his birthday and we absolutely loved it. Our waitress, Jessica, was phenomenal. Our food was 1 solid 10/10 and he felt so special on his birthday as the staff were attentive and wished him a happy birthday. The ambiance was amazing, and the live music was a great touch. We'll be back!

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My dad got a rib-eye and he said it was the best steak he ever had. I got the lamb and it was equally delicious. Will be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time visit celebrating my wife’s birthday.
Great service, great care given to make sure we were happy with our meals.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We love Wendy at the bar. She is personable, smart and doesn’t miss a beat with drink or food service. We always like to get her service at the bar.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this place - my only complaint is that there was a special event going on next door and they were a bit too noisy. Meals and service were spectacular, but I expected it from the restaurant, location, and the prices.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday. I called ahead to ask if I could drop off a cake ahead of time and was told yet but was not told about the $3/person cutting fee...had I known about that, I would invited everyone back to the house for dessert. Our waiter was friendly, but the timing of service was off. We had to wait at times but were rushed through salads when entrees were delivered more quickly than expected. Overall, the experience did not live up to the expense, but my husband was happy with his dinner, so that's really all that mattered for this visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was looking forward to dining here after it was recommended by a colleague, but it was very average. Overall my wife and I gave it 6/10.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fabulous experience! Food was wonderful! Everything about the night was over and above great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service and food are consistently excellent. Wendy at the bar is excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 7, 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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Atlanta)·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 December 31, 2017

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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