About Chandler's a Restaurant
Chandler’s opened it’s doors in December of 1999 behind the historical Symons General Store building. It’s a cozy place with only 50 seats in the main dining room & 10 seats at the bar. When real estate is too tough to find - it’s standing room only! For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in the wine cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both the restaurant and Symons General Store. In the warmer months, guests can choose to dine outside, on Chandler’s brick courtyard.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00AM-4:00PM
Dinner: Daily Starting at 4:00PM
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday only 8:00AM-4:00PM
Happier Hour: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM
Lake Street & Howard Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Whatever you are celebrating, we are honored to be a part of your affair. We happily cater events of all sizes and bring our core values as a caterer - food quality, presentation and outstanding service - no matter the location.
Whether it’s catering an intimate dinner party at your home, celebrating new beginnings with a wedding reception or baby shower or getting down to business with corporate events large and small, we are ready to bring our spectacular cuisine and service to your next event and look forward to collaborating with you!
Chef Tommy Kaszubowski
Private Party Facilities:
Typically we offer a four course tasting menu in the wine cellar. The cellar seats up to 54 people. Stand up cocktail receptions accepted. We customize to suit you. Call or email for specifics as availability changes with the seasons.
Private Party Contact:
Megan Nickerson: 2313472438x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chandler's a Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We love Chandlers! This time, we were i ...
We love Chandlers! This time, we were in the wine cella, which is a quieter dining experience than the main dining room. My husband had the duck with fried rice - the duck was prepared perfectly, and the fried rice came together when he mixed the egg into the rice. it was silky and rich as it should be. I hadn't the Brussels sprout and tuna appetizers - the sprouts were absolutely amazing. The mustand sauce was unexpected and perfect with the fried sprouts - not the usual balsamic glaze. Paul was great as usual - always a pleasure to share an evening with him. We will always come back and cant wait to see the next iteration of the menu.
By far and away one of the most memorabl ...
By far and away one of the most memorable dining experience's I've had. My partner and I have been coming here for a few years, and it's a night we look forward to every time we're in Petoskey. The menu is thoughtful and creative, while the service remains impeccable. Definitely make reservations, as the place fills up quickly!
Excellent food but expensive We ate he ...
Excellent food but expensive
We ate here on a busy Saturday night. If you want to sit in the main restaurant and not the wine annex ( which is quieter but more removed), be sure to request it. The restaurant is a charming cellar and bar but with low ceilings and when full us cramped, as your table is a bit packed in. It would be great if they could expand. The star of the show is the food. My husband loved his filet and I had wonderful halibut with risotto. We had a nice salad of marinated tomatoes, blue cheese and Bibb lettuce and a delicious apple crisp dessert. The restaurant has a huge wine collection as it is affiliated with a wine shop. It is one of the better restaurants in northern Michigan and generally worth it for a splurge.
Very busy, small restaurant with good fo ...
Very busy, small restaurant with good food with mostly locally available fare. Great desserts.
Extensive wine list. Had a little confusion over wine with waiter who probably was not that well versed in wines. Would suggest numbering the wines on the list to help prevent confusion on what is being ordered. Overall, this is a great place that I would highly recommend. We will be back!
We were seated in the wine cellar which ...
We were seated in the wine cellar which accounts for its quit atmosphere. Food was outstanding even though a bit pricey. Service outstanding. Only negative was a couple of small gnats were flying around table, maybe due to the cellar atmosphere. I would definitely visit again.
Service was mediocre, when I asked about ...
Service was mediocre, when I asked about bread (had plates and every table around us had a bread basket) I was told it was only served upon request - if I was a regular I guess I would have been aware. Risotto was overly salted and when I told the waitress she sort of shrugged and did nothing about it - even though I clearly didn't eat it. Very loud and the smell of fish was unpleasant.
Halibut was tasty and my husband enjoyed his meal. Coffee and desert were good.
We were impressed with this great find o ...
We were impressed with this great find of a restraunt. This is a special little place... drinks are heavy handed & each bite was more delicious than the last. We look forward to our next visit to Petosky and to another perfect dinner at Chandlers.
This just made it into my top 2 restaura ...
This just made it into my top 2 restaurant ever category. Amazing food - everything was just perfect. Fillet was melt in your mouth, Halibut had the most amazing citrus beurre blanc sauce. Farmers plate was to die for... cure meats, Stilton, jams, crisps, marcona almonds. Can't say enough good about the food and I consider myself hard to please. I've eaten at restaurants which are more than twice the price and not even close to this caliber in terms of the food quality and taste.
Every year we look forward to several di ...
Every year we look forward to several dinners at Chandler's when we spend part of the summer in Northern Michigan. It never disappoints. Entrees are always perfectly prepared and expertly presented, and the wide variety on the compact menu always tantalizes. We always request the wine cellar for its cozy, quieter (usually) space. And we bring our visiting guests, knowing they will be equally impressed.
You do not want to dine outside and unle ...
You do not want to dine outside and unless you're willing to trade off dining outside for a very mediocre atmosphere at best. Our table had water leaking on us from the moss on the roof and until the sun change directions blaring sun. We ordered a California roll for $14 and was informed that they were out of chopsticks. Not easy to eat a California roll with a fork. I had the black Seabass which was mediocre at best and my date had the beef and ordered it medium rare and it came well done. We sent it back but it took 30 minutes to replace it. The manager never came out to talk to us and I told the server we were not paying for her entrée and she said she had no authority to do that but would speak to the manager. The waitress and came back and agreed to take the entrée off our check.
As we were leaving the table next to us were complaining about their food. When we got back to the hotel we sat outside by the lake and we're talking to two other couples who asked where we had eaten and we told them and they both had bad experiences. The night before we ate at 17 restaurant in Bayharbor and everything was outstanding. I absolutely would not recommend chandlers
Our food,wine and overall dining was out ...
Our food,wine and overall dining was outstanding. Our cocktails were perfect and our dinner salads and entree's were excellent. The hostess and waitstaff were very professional and our waitress, Andrea was the best! We were celebrating my "60th" birthday and have been visiting the area for the past 27 years. A restaurant that has consistently been an enjoyable and fabulous dining spot!! We also had our young grandsons with us and the staff were very kind to them!
Chandler's is our favorite place in Peto ...
Chandler's is our favorite place in Petoskey, we go every time we're in town, maybe a couple of times a week. Seems to get better each year! It's a little packed, and there might be a wait for your table to open up ... but it's well worth it. The wine list is incredible, a great selection of multiple varietals and reasonably priced. The food is the best. Their sushi rolls, while not quite up to the best Japanese places, are great as appetizers. I love their veal and duck dishes, but there's not a bad dish on the constantly changing menu. If you only have one evening in Petoskey, you have to go to Chandler's!
Even though we missed our favorite somme ...
Even though we missed our favorite sommelier, Paul, the experience was as wonderful as always. Found one of our favorite wines, Ex Umbris from Owen Roe, on the list (unforunately it was the last bottle). From the seared scallop roll to our main dishes, whitefish and veal scaloppine, the flavors popped and meshed for an excellent culinary experience.
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