Spencer's
Spencer's
  • Address:
    DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose 2050 Gateway Place
    2050 Gateway Place
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Neighborhood:
    San Jose
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $31 to $50

Spencer's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sanjose.doubletree.com/
  • Phone: 4084372170x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Roger Maune
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We can accommodate special events of all sizes including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and more!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Technology
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: While patronizing in Spencer's we are happy to validate for up to 3 hours.
A word from Spencer's
Featuring USDA prime steaks aged for 21 days, hand cut and seared to perfection. Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, sophisticated and approachable, offers a memorable San Jose dining experience with handcrafted dishes, scratch made cocktails, and a distinctive destination wine list.

Knowledgeable servers may also recommend our famous chops, fresh local seafood, and innovative side dishes made with local organic produce. Desserts are made fresh daily and include Rich Tall Chocolate Layer Cake and our forever classic New York Style Cheesecake.

Friendly conversation, timeless martinis and fine wines are featured at The Spencer’s Bar. The San Jose bar menu offers a wide variety of our featured items.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Spencer's reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)good for groups (19)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (14)romantic (12)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
    RickVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Spencer's. We had eaten at their Seattle location last summer and enjoyed that also. We were curious to see if the San Jose restaurant matched our Seattle experience, given that they were offering the 1000 point bonus. We were totally pleased. Our meals were very good, the Wait staff was attentive but not to excess, the ambience was very pleasurable, in all a very delightful evening. We would easily return if ever in the San Jose area in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The food was very good and there was plenty of it. We ended taking 1/2 each of our entres home. We especially liked the mixed green salad with the dungeoness crab. The filet and prime rib were excellent. A nice place to go for dinner and then dancing right next door. Overall, very enjoyable.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks ... quite a surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Great Steaks ... quite a surprise for a "Hotel" restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The 16 OZ new york strip is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    The 16 OZ new york strip is seared to perfection! Service was well. The new york strip arrives plain (presentation); nothing else is on the plate, and no decors are included. The way a steak should be. The food is great, but the prices are about 15-20% higher than what you would normally pay at a chain resturant, but you pay for the location and beautiful setting. Parking at the hotel was validated, so kudos to our waiter. It's a place to definately come back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steaks! Did I mention
    Eat4Fun
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Best steaks! Did I mention best steaks! Great service. Very tasty sauces. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had a party of 15. Most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    we had a party of 15. Most had never dined at Spencer's; those who suggested the location chatted it up as terrific. From the moment we arrived, service was negligent. We had to constantly track down the server. This was annoying and of course left a bad impression. Very disappointing, since the bill came with an automatic 20% service charge/ tip. She was a nice enough person, but for a party this large, we ought to have had dedicated service. I doubt that I will never plan a large party there ever again or risk sticking my neck out to my friends to recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visit Spencer's often,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We visit Spencer's often, but this was our last trip. First off, after we were sat no one came to our table for at least 10 minutes. When the waiter finally arive, we could barely hear him talk. The food was delievered to the wrong person, and it took him 10 minutes to get the cork out of the wine bottle. Service was the worst I have seen at the level of a restuarant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spencer's is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Spencer's is my favorite restaurant and I will always go back anytime. Sonnia R
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a good place to take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This was a good place to take my sister and niece out for a quiet dinner. The prices are high for what you get.
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  • Our server Dave is very friendly
    carrie
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Our server Dave is very friendly and accomodating especially for a large group, he gave me great suggestions on entrees and upgrade options for the sauces. The food is wonderful and no complaints, the deserts are ok though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • All around great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    All around great experience and would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I hadn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    My boyfriend and I hadn't been out to eat together in a few months because of hectic schedules and Spencer's was perfect for our evening out. The filet mignon was the best I have ever had, which is why we always choose Spencer's. Thank you for making my night out so wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant is located inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Restaurant is located inside the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose. It's a nice restaurant with really good, quality steak. However, looking for parking took quite a bit of time. Not a good place if there is a wedding or a convention going on since there will be no parking available. Call the hotel ahead of time to make sure there is nothing big going on before you make your reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gone to Spencers three years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Gone to Spencers three years in a row for my boyfriends birthday in April. As picky as my boyfriend is about his steaks, this place is a winner. Great steaks! My requests are always met and everyone is friendly. Prices are high but the food and service make it worth it for us!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for business lunchs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    Great place for business lunchs in SJ, convenient location, service and food are always very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    The food was very good but we were ignored by the hostess for 10 minutes. She did not even apologize when she finally came up to us. I know she saw us because I saw her standing by the bar looking at us.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we were quite disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    we were quite disappointed with the service being so slow (although waiter was very nice). Steaks were overcooked, sides were not that great.
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  • this place is the best ever!!!!!
    rayray
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    this place is the best ever!!!!! awesome food and the service is second to none. THANKS TO THE STAFF AT SPENCER FOR AN OUTSTANDING DINNER!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent wait staff - attentive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Excellent wait staff - attentive, polite, and prompt. Steak was cooked a little too well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely great! I took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Absolutely great! I took my boyfriend there for his 50th birthday and he still is raving over our evening. It's a little pricey, but for a special occassion it was perfect! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
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    special occasion
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  • Ovaerall, the restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Ovaerall, the restaurant was great ! Food was tasty and higuly priced but I think it equals what we get. The server explained thoroughly about their pround steaks and recommendation and so on. But it seems like they did not have enough servers. Our waiter was running around serving multiple tables therefore, we had to wait for a second bottle wine for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant was noisy & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Restaurant was noisy & service was slow. Food was good, but not as good as on previous visits.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was ok not to the level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Food was ok not to the level I thought was. Somewhat a let down. Next time I would go up to San Fran not to stay in the South Bay area.
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  • Our experience at Spencer's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Our experience at Spencer's was excellent. The food was top notch and the wine list was quite extensive. I would definitely return to Spencer's.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is ok, but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    The food is ok, but the service is the worst. For over half an hour the I could not get the waiter to help me. It took over 15 minutes to get a desert manu! I should have known better when I get a waiter name Mo.... I would never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was slow, but
    OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The service was slow, but our waiter was charming and made up for that. The hostess was not experienced in seating customers in a good restuarant. I had made reservations 2 weeks in advance, the restaurant was not even half full and she tried to seat us in the doorway. I asked for another table and she told me all tables were preassigned. Then she realized I was not pleased and moved us. She continued to try to seat people at that table when the restaurant was never full. Each time people asked to move. This is not the way to treat return customers who have taken the time to make reservations. The bartender was very good, fdriendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed the person
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    I really enjoyed the person who kept refilling our water and drinks. He was very efficient and attentive. Our waitress gave us less attention than he did. Overall, the service could have been better also because she took quite some time to realize we had already consumed our entrees and were ready for the bill. Since the restaurant is known for steaks and chops, the waitress should have explained the 'high' quality meat. Instead, she emphasized only on seafood. Coincidentally, my husband and I were there for steaks. The waitress was very polite and smiled often, I guess all that was lacking was her attentiveness.
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  • Good steaks however very bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Good steaks however very bad first impression of customer service. The hostess is unwilling to work with customers' request and did not meet the criteria of guest satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered a NY steak without
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    I ordered a NY steak without any toppings- first mistake. I asked for medium, pink throughout. When it came, the steak was not even the slightest bit cooked in the center. Then of course they tell you to cut into it right away to check the doneness. I asked to have it heated up a little more, and they told me that it would be okay if I let it sit! Then why did you bring it out to me not quite done?!? When the steak did come back, the center was pink, but the outside was charred and tough. Nevermind the fact that since there was nothing on top of it, the steak was just bland and boring. The Rock lobster tail was just okay. Not the melt in your mouth type you'd expect from this kind of place. Not worth the price...
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  • Excellent service and ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Excellent service and ambience. Pricey but the portions are large.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it is a nice neighbor stake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2007
    it is a nice neighbor stake house with high quality of meat. The steaks are cooked perfectly and the creamed spinach is to die for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some may prefer Ruth's Cris,
    Hugh
    Dined on 8/10/2007
    Some may prefer Ruth's Cris, others Morton's, but Spencer's is our favorite. Its most unlikely location, The Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, should not put you off. The hotel has spent a small fortune in fixtures and the bar area is an elegant configuration of dark wood. They serve fish and prime rib, but the steaks are what you come for. Except for an excellent Caesar salad which comes with the entree, it is all a la carte, but the Spencer, for which the establishement is named, is the best. Cooked so quickly that all of the juices are sealed in, it literally melts in your mouth and you won't want to spoil the taste with anything else; but if you are so inclined, the baked potato with 10 different toppings is an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Very pricey for what you get.
    MilpitasVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2006
    Very pricey for what you get. Food is fair, but service is abysmal. Very loud.
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    • Noise LevelModerate