Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Restaurant

Spencer's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spencersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7603273446x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8:00am-11am
    Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Wadlund
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering features Spencer's Four Star Cuisine prepared under the direction of James Beard Award Winning, Executive Chef Eric Wadlund, as well as custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Leslie Lombino-Ridge (760) 325-2313 for your special event needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Spencer's offers special attention to private parties of all sizes.
  • Private Party Contact: Leslie Lombino-Ridge 7603252313x
  • Entertainment: Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.
A word from Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Spencer's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
341 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (265)special occasion (235)romantic (210)fit for foodies (151)great for lunch (151)great for brunch (149)neighborhood gem (146)notable wine list (92)good for groups (68)scenic view (55)hot spot (35)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Exceptional
    Den92116
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Spencer's is the epitome of how restaurants should be....excellent food, excellent service, & the ambiance is unbeatable...all for a reasonable price of $38 per person which includes app eyeliner, main course, & desert......all choices are delicious!! If you've never been, you need to go....you'll become a regular there, trust me!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always!
    blueingreenVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We never get tired of coming here... food, service, ambience was excellent as always. Love the breakfast menu, especially those huevos rancheros. One of the best restaurants in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    DanPS
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Still the best in Palm Springs. Food, service, ambiance ... it's all great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friend's Recommendtion
    NJVisitor
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent preparation and presentation. Service was engaging and helpful. Overall an exceptional meal and very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First time at Spencer's....now I understand what all the good reviews are about. Great ambiance, great service & great food...what more could one ask for? Prices are not out of line for the overall quality of the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great all around
    misterz
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Best Benedict ever! Try the lobster! Fantastic service and great attention to.detail. treated like royalty. Never wanting for anything
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We go to Palm Springs two or three times a year, and always make a point at eating at Spencer's. No matter what we select, the food is outstanding. The service is great, and the live piano player, just adds to the ambience. A wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with friends
    Valentines2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband And I had friends for dinner and had a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went for the soft shell crab!
    oldschoolVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I went for the soft shell crab and was not disaappointed! It was excellent! Fine menu and very attentive service. Would certainly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always superb
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have visited Spencer's on many occasions. It Is always excellent. Great atmosphere, and everything on the menu is great! I especially like taking friends who are new to the area! This place never fails to impress!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Excellent Brunch!"
    DMcgrath
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Perfect restaurant for delicious meal. Fantastic food selections and dietary selections available. Our Brunch food was absolutely delicious! Presentation of our plated food was beautiful and delicious. We're planning another Brunch in few week. Chef Eric is Fabulous!!! Two-Thumbs Up!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gleifer
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As always, all of our dining expectations were met.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Intimate
    Roman
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We wre looking for something different but good for breakfast. The atmosphere is very nice. You dine outside. However we were there on one of the hottest days of the year, but still found it to be quite comfortable. The atmosphere is very pleasant but has an aire of being romantic. Food was very well prepared. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Need to up date menu.
    Sorgio
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have been dining here for the past 10 years. The food is consistently good. The menu has been the same for the past 10 years. We would like to see a change and a little more creativity.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved!
    RickyBVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Started going to Spencer's in 2005 and loved it. But around 2012, something changed. Three times in a row, service was awful (we had a waiter whose accent was so bad, we couldn't understand him) and the food was mediocre (a cold soup served at room temperature and tasteless main courses). After a two year break, we thought we would try again. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent. This is back on our list of restaurant favorites in Palm Springs! What a relief!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way Over rated
    winendine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A very disapointing experience, the best part evening was the valet service. Waiter was slow, food was bland, waited 20 minutes for a piece of banana cream pie. There are much better places in Palm Springs to enjoy your evening. Do yourself a favour and try somewhere else. Oh well live and learn. I had what they called Cesear Salad which was 4 leaves of Romain lettuce ( never had to use a knife and fork to eat a Cesear Salad before. My wife had the lobster appetizer which she only ate half of. It was tough chewy and had something that was green and quite hot in the ingrediants. I had the braised short ribs which were tender but had no flavour and were really quite bland. I wouldn't recomend this place to anyone
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensively overrated
    healthy805
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We may try it one more time because it's a pretty place with a lot of ambiance. The food however was expensive and not outstanding. Maybe It Was An OFF Night We Hope
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spencer's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our food was excellent and the staff was all extremely friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and OK
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The Cungpao Calamri has been great in the past, this time it had no heat and and was not chrisp. The soft shell crabs were terrable, but the twin 8 oz. Lobster tails were great and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Lunch Experience
    psguyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Spencer's is always consistently good. We dined for lunch and it was very refreshing sitting outside despite the hot summer afternoon. My partner and I had two of our favorites (grilled cheese with bacon and portabella mushroom sandwich). Both outstanding. But the best part is the service. We've never had bad service at Spencer's. They are one of the few restaurants in Palm Springs that know how to do it right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    JannD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great setting, attentive service and wonderful food. We enjoyed the three course menu - great short ribs and wonderful fish options. We'll be back to enjoy the patio in the fall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spencer's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was hosting some birthday friends. I have enjoyed meals at Spencer's in the past. This time was somewhat different. Two of us arrived early and were seated. The other two arrived shortly after we did and were told we weren't there. So we both waited in separate areas for 15 minutes before my friends realized we were there. The front desk screwed up. I have always been amazed at the attention and service at Spencer's. Not this time. Our waiter appeared only occasionally and had little personality. On numerous occasions, we waited for him to come. He also got the dessert order screwed up and no coffee refills. On the bright side, the food was great. The restaurant did comp our desserts because of the screwups.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahi Tartare
    jnpalmdesert
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Love Spencers, great food and service every time I go. Can't wait to go back hard not to always have the Ahi Tartare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good portions
    BSquare73
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was amazing, adequately priced, and the service top notch. We will definitely go back next time we're back in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    JudikozVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Spencers is the one restaurant in Palm Springs that is consistently wonderful, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Excellent service never falters. I would eat there every day if I could!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    2foodies
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We made reservations at Spencer's on the advice of two separate couples. They had been here and loved it. Was a perfect spot for my birthday dinner. A bit too warm to sit outside but would be nice when it's cooler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTDOOR DINING
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Our experience was as always amazing, from the girls that greet everyone, to our servers, Chef Wadlund came out to visit with us. We find Spencer's to be one of our most favorite restaurants. Thank you for always helping us out. Sincerely, Lilo Cooper
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just awesome
    Cabby
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I took a date and it was perfect. We ordered the lobster and lamb. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    happyok
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    took friends from out of town for their first visit to Spencers. They loved it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best in the desert!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The dinner and the service were flawless. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Palm Spgs BEST!
    AZHuntress
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Whenever I'm in Palm Springs I ALWAYS visit Spencer's whether it is for brunch or a wonderful evening dinner. Their wine list is over the top and their food is exceptional. Recommended highly for anyone!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    As usual, the food was really great... you just can't ignore the Brunch that they have available... They were very busy and so the speed of service was not %100 but at least a 85/90%. They are always friendly, and remember their customers! I have lived here 14 years... most of the staff stays a long time, so it really feels like family! I can't wait to go back... I paid last time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    elyse
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love brunch at Spencer's. Always lovely and delicious. A great bet any time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencer's makes it special!
    PSgal
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We took our 10 year old to celebrate her birthday with 4 adults for brunch and Spencer's was truly outstanding about making her feel special from the moment we walked in the door. They knew it was her birthday because I had noted it in our reservation through OpenTable and wished her a happy birthday immediately at the host stand. Our server asked her what special drink she would like for her birthday order and when she opened her menu there was a personalized "special sheet" wishing her a happy birthday by name. Later the server brought the sheet rolled up as a scroll for her to take home. They brought a dessert we had ordered with a candle and it was a lovely experience for the adults with mimosas and her with a gigantic birthday waffle!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Time
    katgoesgrrrVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I first came here 2 years ago after randomly finding it online. We were not disappointed, the food was fantastic, the service, the ambiance...Last weekend we returned to Palm Springs and of course had Spencer's in mind again for our "nice" dinner out. This time we asked for a table outside in the amazing courtyard surrounding huge trees and twinkling lights. There was also a nice view of the adjoining hotel and despite the obviously hot time of year, they have misters built into the ceiling and there's plenty of shade so it's actually pleasant to sit outside. Very romantic. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pilgrimage
    LADiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Every time we are in Palm Springs we are sure to dine at Spencer's. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Palm springs restaurant
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been going to Palm Springs for over 50 years. I have eaten at most of the fine restaurants in the area. This was my first visit to Spencer's. They are located in rural neighborhood. If you do not know where to go you will not find them. The food was really well prepared. Generous portions and wonderful flavors. They have a Pix Fair menu for $38. It included soup or salad, entree and desert. It is a great bargain. The deserts were excellent. Try the banana cream pie. It is the best i have ever had. Spencer's was fabulous. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    cparickVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have eaten here many times. They only have one good server. At least that I have had. That is Michelle. The others are not friendly and not good at all. I expect better servers from a restaurant of this caliber. My only explanation is poor management.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    First time in Palm Springs and we were told we had to eat here. Could not have been happier. Food, service, atmosphere was all perfect. Get an old fashioned and then just sit back and enjoy the kung pao calamari, steak, meatloaf. Everything on the menu seems to be better than the last item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    DrGDR
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I made our reservation based on prior reviews. Spencer's met all our expectations! From the moment of arrival to departure we felt welcome and pampered. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.