We had an incredible experience.
We had an incredible experience. Our server Che, set a new standard for service excellence. Our kids were so impressed, his name is used to describe service elsewhere, as in ; " Not Che service but OK" We loved it.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sides stole the show
Service was great. The main dishes were good to very good. My son had the Spencer's cut and my wife had the filet. I had the local wahoo - it was decent but nothing spectacular. We had the hash browns and grits as side dishes and they Were both amazing!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited twice in 3 days!
Enjoyed the experience at Spencer's so much we decided on a return visit. Excellent restaurant, good food and service. Highly recommend.
We visited with a group of delegates attending a congress in Orlando, so the restaurant was convenient and appropriate for a business dinner.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try, great service and
Must try, great service and innovative menu. The mac and cheese is heaven!!!!!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
4/5 Stars, + Food, + Appetizer
The quality of the food was great (although when it was served, the all dishes were a bit on the colder side) [Rabbit Cannelloni, Bison, Wagyu, and Creamed Spinach].
Rabbit Cannelloni was amazing. Every bit of it was delicious. Left us speechless. Must get.
The steaks were great. Not sure if it was the cut or the animal (Bison and Wagyu), but it took a bit of work to chew through the outer layer. The Wagyu was cooked medium rare while the Bison was cooked medium well. The meat was tasty; the bison was a bit on the salty side.
Creamy Spinach was family sized as advertised (possible 4-6 servings). It was very delicious and fresh.
One thing about this restaurant is that it has very large tables. The ambient music was enjoyable.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience at Spencer's
Our expectations were far exceeded. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the best dining experience I have every had. Every thing was perfect from the service to the food to the wine. It was our wedding anniversary and the staff made us feel very special.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful evening
Spencers is the anti-hotel restaurant. The food was five star- creative and perfectly prepared. The service was extraordinary. They even put thank you notes and chocolates in our valeted car. This is a hotel restaurant so the only downside was the openness of the room, but this is picking lint off your sweater. When in Orlando- go to Spencers.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great management and service.
Great management and service.
My wife bison steak was tough and chewy but the waitress took care of it by offer a different cut. She also mentioned to the management. That is how every good managed outfit should do. Thanks.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maybe another try
I arrived a little late and table accommodations were scarce - even for one. When I inquired whether there were any tables available the hostess replied I was welcome to sit at the bar without also indicating that a table would be available in 15 min or 30 min later. I looked up availability on Open Table and booked the table on line. The server, Michelle was terrific and very attentive through the meal and with suggestions. My NY steak was a little overdone (I ordered Med Rare and it was pink and cooked through vs red) and not as hot as I would have expected. The creamed spinach and peppercorn sauce were great .
I will give it another try next time in the area
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
While attending at business conference, We took time out for a special birthday dinner at Spencer's in the Orlando Hilton. My wife's mojito was excellently made, and they got my extra dry rob roy right on the first try. The fresh oysters were well presented, chilled, and tasty. But, it was the filets, done to an excellentmedium rare, that crowned the meal. After a complimentary birthday dessert, I finished off my meal with a nice scotch, served with an ice sphere, while my wife finished up with a custom made sundae. absolutely outstanding service from the whole team!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Posh and friendly
Good food. Interesting selections. We had the grits, bison and lamb, all were excellent. The desserts were a pass for us but the selections were unique and had potential to be delicious if that's your taste. We even loved the valet service. Great experience.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
While in Orlando for business
While in Orlando for business we stayed at the Hilton and made a reservation 7/2/13. I have a severe gluten intolerance and the wait staff took their time explaining things and then confirming the safety of the items on the menu with the chefs. I had delicious lobster and grits with trumpet mushrooms (their take on shrimp and grits) and my husband had a fantastic filet. They also had three gluten free desserts on the menu and I am not just talking berries with ice cream. I have a fantastic strawberry and rhubarb pavlova. The food and service was so great we went back the next night! That night my husband had fantastic fish and I had a delicious risotto---followed up by an excellent gf chocolate torte!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Recent Dining At Spencer's.
Returning guests at the utmost exquisite fine dining resturant in the Orlando area. They greeted me with a warm friendly welcome and the staff members were so welcoming and call me by my name which was so special. The food experience was excellent and very tasty good value for money.
The resturant staff arranged something real special for Birthday/Wedding Anniversary occasion and this was very well done and organised to my fullest expectation.
The resturant host Che was the best and he is really very accomodating and very friendly and polite. We definetely highly reccommend this resturant because of the excellent service received by the staff and the decor and setting of the resturant was very well organised.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience Again.
Thank you for making my family feel so welcomed back. Our server Che' was one of the kindest and well manored servers that I have ever had. He is a great asset to you staff and I hope you all realize that. We are from NY and not the most easily impressed, but Spencer's has impressed us again for the second time making us feel like family that had returned home. We look forward to returning again in the near future
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork belly, Osterich, and Spencer's cut with king crab is a must.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the waters and the gift
Love the waters and the gift left in the car! Also the note of thanks. Nice touch.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak Dinner
It was perfect for me and my girlfriend's 5th anniversary! Steak was cooked to perfection, Mac and Cheese was amazing, good service, validated valet, and when we got in the car they gave us a box of chocolates and bottled water, a very nice touch!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attending a conference at the Swan/Dolphin Hotels at Disney World, a colleague and I needed to escape and find some place that was adult and sane. Spencer's fit the bill.
Although expensive, the quality and service were outstanding.
Spencer's is clearly far better than anything available at Disney World and was the best meal that I've had in several months.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a dinner....Great finish!!
This was our second trip to Spencers in a week.....the first time was good as was the second! Service excellant by Stacy...food may have been even better since we tried different items. Baby Spinach Salad, Hash Browns, Hand Cut Fries....great...but the Creamed Corn was the best we had ever had.....entrees....all terrific..... And the THIN MINT Martini was perfect. Stacy knew when to come to us and when to leave us alone, a great trait! But after having my Valet Parking validated, we left and to our surprise the car was waiting for us...with a box of chocolates, 5 Bottles of water in the vehicle along with a hand written note thanking us for dining there from our server STACY....now that was a perfect end to a perfect meal. We will be back!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fine dining value in Orlando
Another great experience at Spencer's! As usual the food was outstanding. The atmosphere and kitchen layout are impressive, with the most friendly and professional staff. As upscale as you will find anywhere, all the way from the valet service to and including the resturant management. Saturday, Che was our server; very refreshing with courtesy, professionalism, and personality. I had the Wahoo, my wife had the lobster, both were excellent choices.
Little things often make the difference and Spencer's pays great attention to details, the food presentation is very impressive! If you valet park, when you return to your car, you will experience just one of their extras; with delight.
A great experience that I highly recommend.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing!!! My favorite magical
Amazing!!! My favorite magical dining menu so far, make sure you valet, they put waters and chocolates in your car.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spencer's is a beautiful restaurant. The decor is very modern and lavish with high ceilings and large windows overlooking the pool and gardens of the Hilton Hotel on International Drive. This was our first time there but we will be back. The menu was great, with a lot of choices I would like to try. My wife had the pork chop with a sweet glaze that was amazing and I had a steak filet that was very tender and delicious.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a way to celebrate the end of a 3 week remodel at the house, and this was the place to do it. Dining here compares to a high-end cruise. The service was impeccable, food unique and delicious, atmosphere was comfortable but nice. It did get a little loud, but it was a busy Friday night. You know you've dined somewhere special when you collect your car from the valet and find two chilled bottles of water, a bag of chocolate-covered pretzels and a thank you note from the waiter. We will definitely return for a special occasion.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
THE BEST SERVICE AND FOOD IN ORL
I can't begin to tell you how amazing this restaurant is! Truly a gem and the BEST STEAKHOUSE IN ORLANDO. The seasonal menu changes to incorporate the freshest and most delicious foods. Also the service is all around great, but if you are lucky enough to have CHE as your waiter you are in for a treat. He is the definition of going above and beyond, and arguably the best server I have ever seen. He takes this restaurant and elevates it to a different level with the help of his Hot who is equally concerned with making your night one to remember. We will no doubt be going back to Spencers often, and we will be requesting CHE every single time!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not just another steakhouse. From the moment we walked in the atmosphere was excellent. I had the Colossal Shrimp, the Wahoo and the Apricot Chamomile for dessert,...Excellent. Every dish was layer with unique flavors. Ask for Scott as your server, he is phenomenal!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A terrific dining experience!
We actually tried out Spencer's for Magical Dining Month, and boy are we glad!! We added cocktails, which were fabulous. They offered a wine pairing for a small additional fee, and it was well worth the extra. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding. They also had a pianist, which made for a nice atmosphere. We will certainly be returning. We had a wonderful time!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spencer's made a wonderful choice for date night with the wife; the food was excellent and ambiance was perfect for the evening. Spencer's creates a quiet environment in a beautiful hotel, allowing you to enjoy your evening while still interacting with their attentive wait staff. Each course of the meal was another jolt to the palate, layering on new sensations; a wonderful find for magical dining. My wife's filet was perfect and their finish of sea salt and olive oil enhanced the flavor of the exquisite cut of meat. Spencer's is a must try, tucked among the all the chain restaurants and flashing lights of the tourist/ convention district.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service.
Fantastic food and service. Best restaurant we dined at in Orlando, and we hit quite a few.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came for our anniversary last year and came again because it was so wonderful. Everything feom the service, food and ambiance. Everything was great and we will be back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST IN ORLANDO
This is my girlfriend and I's 5th time at this restaurant and it never ceases to amaze. I want to point out that everyone exceeds excellence at the restaurant, especially our favorite waiter Che. However, this particular time we were blown away by the caring and generous service by the manager Pedro. He truly did everything he could to make our experience as amazing as possible; so much so that the couple we dined with said "it felt like we were celebrities." The food is amazing, the atmosphere is transcendent, but its the service that makes Spencer's what it is - a Gem in the heart of Orlando. A MUST GO!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We waited a few minutes to
We waited a few minutes to see a server, but after the initial wait, he was always there when we needed him, perhaps a bit frantic in manner. Well made cocktails to start. Food was great overall. Lobster bisque, colossal shrimp cocktail, and roasted strawberries for appetizer. Great, unique combination of flavors in the roasted strawberry dish. Both steaks were closer to medium than the medium-rare we ordered, but the quality was definitely there, great texture. Apricot chamomile and strawberry pavlova for dessert. Both excellent. Nice after dinner drink list, fairly priced. Overall a great evening. Manager stopped by the table to check on us and gave us a 20% off vip card. We'll be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but...
We attended as part of the Orlando Magical Dining Month. The food was quite good (took 2 tries on a few items). My fair rating of the service was generous (failure to bring requested items, failure to check back with the table, food left in the window too long, etc.) Finally, although I can recommend the restaurant because of the food, I will not return when the inappropriate corkage fee of $25/bottle ($75 for the table). This is tied with the highest rate in the City with the average at between $10 and $15. We always tip at least 20% even with fair service, but given the corkage and the other shortcommings, we left the 18% automatic tip in place without any additional tip... maybe this is what our server was thinking all along.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for Magically Dining Month and really enjoyed everything we ordered. We'll be back!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped in for magical dining at Spencer's this last weekend. The food and service was great. Ask for Scott to be your server. He did a fantastic job and was very friendly to some first timers in our party. Would recommend and will be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is wonderful. Management
Service is wonderful. Management is great. I highly recomend
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening/great service!
Spencer's highly recommended within the Hilton as well as Orlando residents. Did not disappoint! Bartender Christine - amazing skills with Bourbon! She was friendly and provided the right amount of "attention" and "space" to kick our evening off right. Che our server - phenomenal. Again, present enough to provide all we needed, but gave us time to thoroughly enjoy our meal. My steak - outstanding. Well done!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow best steak in long time
Had the grass fed steak, and wow it was like butter melting in your mouth. Best steak in a long time.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Well Done
This is where I chose for my birthday dinner as I wanted something different. This has a decent Zagat rating has an interesting menu (bison is what I ended up choosing and it was very well executed, superb taste, and a good portion size). They offer ostrich, filet, multiple fish choices, and their sides are also excellent. My friend chose a white fish and it was perfectly cooked, solid flavor arrangement, and well plated. My mother chose the Spencer's Cut (ribeye), it was one of the best steaks either of us have had (rivals Fleming's and Ruth's Chris easily).
The sides we chose were the baked potato, mac and cheese, and truffle french fries. The potato is certainly the largest potato they could've found, ever. They were all very excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Quality and Service
I took 7 of my employees there from a neighboring hotel. For a restaurant in a hotel, the quality and service were surprisingly great.
Bar scene was very blah and not warm, but the dinner portion of the evening was above my expectations. Decent wine list that was slightly pricey. Food was great. I'll go back again.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the fish
My wife and I went to Spencer's and we were surprised at the variety of the menu. They have a selection of steaks and many choices of fish. I tried the Cobia and it was perfect along with a side of cheese grits and a Spencer's salad to start. To me this was Florida dining at it's best. My wife had a filet and the mac and cheese that she said was amazing and large enough to carry home half of it for lunch the next day.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING DINING SURPRIZE
We often take advantage of the September magical dining opportunities and we were not able to make it to Spencer's for their special however we found their information and menu intriguing enough that we decided to go in October and are so glad we did. I can see us going there once a month. The service was the best, the food was perfect in appearance, taste and temperature. I would highly recommend it. The valet service was amazing and the Restraunt manager had water, chocolate and a thank you note left in our car which was located right outside the Restraunt door all just because it was our first visit and we were locals! Can't wait to go again!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Business meeting
I met two old business friends for dinner, we had not been able to sit and catch up for several years. The atmosphere was inviting, food was great and prepared exactly to each of our preferences. Gillian, was helpful & knowledgeable with wine selections and menu specifics.
My lamb chops were perfect, the mac and cheese is as good as any I have ever had anywhere. I dined at the bar two nights previously and had the flounder over kale, cooked to perfection, moist and not over done. As good as any NYC / Brooklyn or Raleigh / Durham restaurants I frequent.
Altough this was a relaxed reunion with freinds, I would not hesitate to book Specners for a serious business meeting or romantic outing with my wife.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food quality, service and
Food quality, service and overall noise level were very good. However, we found the appetizers and main courses to be a bit too "pricey."
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
farm to table in a hilton
low country cuisine elevated very high in this gem of a restaurant...service and wine impeccable and food, especially the pork belly appetizer and lamb chops unparalleled!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never heard too much about
Never heard too much about Spencers when I made the reservations. Turned out to be a real treat for our party of 6. Service was over the top. I can't remember when I have had a better prime steak. Our server, Omar, could not have been more attentive. He made the dinner and our experience wonderful. Then as we left our cars were waiting outside with 2 bottles of water, a box
of chocolates and a hand written thank you note. I have dined in 100's of restaurants and have never had such treatment.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our anniversary there and it was absolutely wonderful. We had the crab cakes and it was actually all crab meat. Both my wife and I had the New York strip steak and it was cooked to perfection. The best steak I ever had. I would love to go back there at anytime; just wish there was a Spencer's in New York.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
All I can say is this restaurant is fantastic from start to finish!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT Food and Service!
I chose this restaurant for meeting up with two business associates that were visiting from out of town. I had never been here before, but saw all great reviews online. Spencer's more than lived up to them. The service from Che, our server, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, and helped us choose the right menu items, as well as the wine. The portions were generous, and the steaks were outstanding. I travel a lot, and have had many steak dinners, and this was one of the best, ever. The Manager, Pedro, stopped by to ensure all was well. We had a drink at the bar beforehand, (and afterward), and the bartender Angelo made us feel right at home and made great martini. I would definitely go here again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are truly outstanding! Che took excellent care of us - including the empress kit! The menu here is wonderful! Steak was perfect. Scallops were wonderful! We'll be back without question!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM