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“Hit and Miss” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chandler's A Restaurant

Chandler's A Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 102 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Petoskey, Chandler's - A Restaurant is a cozy and inviting place nestled behind Symons General Store. Chef Tommy creatively crafts seasonal menus and daily specials which offer a delightful selection of local fare, fresh fish, sushi and entrees prepared to perfection. We also proudly feature an extensive wine list and fun and unique cocktails such as the "Howard Street Punch" and "Awesome Coffee", that is sure to please any palate. For a change of scenery, guests can enjoy dining in our Wine Cellar where they are surrounded by the 4,000 bottle collection that serves both Chandler's and Symons General Store. Our Wine Cellar seats up to 54 guests and is available for private parties and special events. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday evening and in the summertime, dine on our outdoor patio and enjoy evening, live music every night of the week.
Petoskey, Michigan
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60 reviews
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“Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2010

I have a love/hate relationship with Chandler's. I love going there. I recommend eating at the bar. Rich and Christian are the best bartenders. Food is way too expensive and portions are getting smaller and smaller each time I go in. I've had some killer steaks in Chandlers but way overpriced-$45. Great place to meet someone for a drink and people watch.

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Alpena, MI
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2010

The service was good and the food was wonderful. The menu was hard to understand but the prices were excessive for the ambiance.

I enjoyed the food but did not believe I received a dining experience that matched the bill. I would recomment the restauant for special occasions and a romantic evening. The food exceeds the quality of most good restaurants and for a small town you will experience a big city quality dining experience.

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atlanta
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“Palm Beach meets olde England?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2010

Think rich folks on fresh rather than salt water. Throw in a touch of olde London wine bar and you have Chandler's in the heart of the very ritzy Petoskey shops. If you enter from the main gourmet deli upstairs the rickety stairs take you thru the wine cellar (but there is an easier side entrance and the dining area still will give you wine cellar ambiance). We had lunch there and admired the clientele who looked much richer than us. Hey. Maybe they thought THAT about us. Well prepared relatively limited lunch menu of fine sandwiches and such. Charming and attentive staff. Gives you an instant feeling of wealth and well being without too outrageous cost. Seemed a place to be seen for locals enjoying the end of summer. Betcha Palm Beach beckons most when the snows come though

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Great local fish!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

Loved the whitefish and veggies! Nice dessert, too. Servers were a bit confused that night but ended OK. I would go there again.

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Boston
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“Basically an annoying place- pretentious...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

Basically an annoying place- pretentious, ridiculously small portions, insanely expensive, marginal service. Three words: don't go there.

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