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Spencer's at the Waterfront
Spencer's at the Waterfront

Spencer's at the Waterfront Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spencers.ca
  • Email: info@spencers.ca
  • Phone: (905) 633-7494
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Andrew McLeod
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Corporate Breakfast Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca
  • Private Party Contact: Management (905) 633-7494
  • Entertainment: Friday nights and Sunday Brunch with Adam Cooke

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brant Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot
A word from Spencer's at the Waterfront
Strategically located steps from the water, and embraced by greenspace, Spencer's at the Waterfront speaks not only to nature, and all the elements that surround it, but also to the Landmark renowned Earth to Table philosophy. Glass-walled to maximize the scenic nature of its waterfront location, inside and outside, the beauty of the lake and the limitless horizon of the Bay provide the visual inspiration that makes Spencer’s stand out as unique. Fashionably “in-town” and easy to reach,
here’s a place that rises to any occasion. Indeed with its water features, lakeside location and relaxing ambience, on a hot summer night – or
starlit winter night when the tranquility pool has been transformed into an intimate skating rink – this is a destination tailor-made for pleasure.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the place, staff were very curteous, the flavours in the food were exquisite, like a party in the mouth, the portions were just right & the lake-view scenic table was great. Most memorable dinner experience. Great job guys!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Outstanding lunch, food, service & atmostphere great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I would like to add that our server, Joey, was exceptional. Her attention to detail, her interaction with us, her sense of humour made our experience even more enjoyable. I made a point of thanking her and said I would be sending an email response to compliment her on this."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We splurged and it was worth it. The duck was incredibly flavorful, worth the price, as was the $49 Seafood Tower, which is on the starter menu (to share in most cases) but I had as my indulgent main. The chocolate dessert with the beet parfait was also wonderful as was our server (Sara) who was knowledgeable about the area (we were from out of town and she kindly explained interesting aspects of the labour history of the area) and about the menu (we had a lot of questions!)."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our server was exceptional and went above and beyond to accomodate a customer at our table who had dietary issues. I will definately be returnig and recommending Spencer's to my friends and family!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We have been to Spencer's before for lunch and dinner but this was our first time coming for brunch. The food and the service exceeded our expectations and we'll definitely come back for Sunday brunch again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Good variety. Good quality. Replenished often. Good service. Open atmosphere, windows right across restaurant/lake view."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I had a fantastic dinner with my special past. Overlooking the lake and enjoying some fantastic wine and dinner. Would recommend and would go ban again, for sure!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our most recent visit to Spencer's was just for drinks and apps. The restaurant has a great vibe and very good service. Drinks were excellent and apps were very tasty. We look forward to summer evenings on the patio!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I enjoyed our lunch a lot. Excellent server which makes all the difference and the food was good. Presentation could have been a bit better but overall a good dining experience. Finally made it to the water view side on a beautiful sunny day which is what really makes that place. Sitting where you can't see the water as I have done in the past just seems to eliminate Spencer's biggest plus."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had asked for a window table as we had a guest visiting from India.... we were seated in the middle of the restaurant! We were there for several minutes, finally got up and asked who would serving us as no one had been by the table after we were seated. Once our beverage order was taken, it took forever to get. .. Overall it was a very disappointing evening with a great view if you went in to the observatory. The restaurant is way too noisy!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've been to Spencer's before once for dinner and for brunch and they do not disappoint. The food is great. The service was a little slow in the beginning but picked up really quickly. I told them it was my husband's birthday and they had a chocolate cupcake (unexpected) for him. I will keep coming back to this place. The only issue I had was that they had moved the omelette, desserts and crepe area on the other side of the restaurant. It was a bit of a walk for my father-in-law who has a cane, but other than that everything was great!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was not our first time at Spencers and we were not disappointed. We had dinner with a couple of friends and we had a great time. The food and wine were great, the service was good, nice view. We definitely recommend the restaurant and we'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "First you have to find the food. If you are willing to fight your way past customers waiting for a table, you may find the other half of the brunch. Then you have to fight your way back, this time with a plate of food. Food is good, when you have taken it back and had it cooked. This involves fighting your way back, then back again, Service is pathetic. The staff are more interested in social conversation among themselves than serving the customers. When service finally arrived we received "I am sorry I did not see you". No prizes for guessing the amount of the tip. Some customers were offered complimentary-type drinks. We were not. There was no explanation for the discrimination. On the whole, a first-class waste of money."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I really appreciate the Spencer's reserved the window seats for my family, especially for my husband's 60th birthday brunch. Thanks to them, my family enjoyed not only fantastic fine foods and excellent service but also beautiful landscape and the live music. It was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food, great view, and great service. Daily pasta was AMAZING. We went on a Sunday night for my birthday. My boyfriend treated me to this great restaurant. If you are a steak lover they have no steak sauce- just a heads up! :P would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special romantic occasion!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed a very nice evening at Spencer's. The menu is broad and appealing, with some unique items not seen elsewhere. Well prepared and presented, we were raving about the taste and texture. The waiter was attentive, friendly and helped guide our choices, which we were delighted with. Would happily go back and recommend to others!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What a treat....an absolutely delicious meal. It was refreshing to go to a restaurant and be thrilled and excited about each course. Even the wine was exceptional. Thank you for a memorable meal and evening out. Overall it is a bit pricey - but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We always enjoy our time at Spencers. Food is excellent and service is exceptional."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Meal was ALL presentation with no food. Stopped to eat on the way home."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great restaurant but like most in canada, the wines are expensive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Came for the Sprout salad, but it was not offered on the menu that day. Had the Kale Ceasar salad which was good but honestly not as good as the one I make at home. The Sprout salad I have not been successful in duplicating , hence the reason I chose to dine at Spencer's that day but sadly could not get what I came for nor could my guest whom I had been boasting to about Spencer's Sprout salad. The mushroom flat bread, which we ordered as well was not nearly as good as it was on previous occasions, as it barely had any mushrooms on it. Incidentally, I could not get the scallops on a previous dining experience at Spencer's so the restaurant has come to be known as "Second choice" in my books."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Evening was most enjoyable. Both the food and service were excellent. Noise level was a little higher than expected. In future to minimize this I would attempt to book a table in the "70's" area which is somewhat removed from the main area but still has a fantastic view of the lake. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our time was excellent! Everything I requested on my reservation was done! I made it a point to mention earlier that this was a special occasion and they did not ignore that; we got there and not only did we have a cute table by the window, but there was champagne right there waiting for us!! Staff is very friendly and the food, although a tad pricey, very delicious! This I'd say is the trendiest restaurant in town! We were very happy with our visit!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A very good restaurant. Great ambiance and very friendly service. The server gave us a lot of information about different dishes and good suggestions. The fois gras was excellent, done to perfection, the halbut was very tasty and moist with interesting side dishees. Overall, a very good experience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I certainly loved the ambience and the service was wonderful. However, we had to ask for a wine menu, then once ordered, it took awhile to get to our table. Then the red wine was cold. Actually undrinkable. This was the only drink I was waiting for and it was not suitable. we mentioned it to the server who said it was as it was supposed to be. No it wasn't. she then delivered us another bottle, and it was also not room temp. we did not want to complain again. Then when we received our food it was not hot. Not cold, but luke warm. I certainly did not want to complain. However, when you are paying these prices, I would expect it would be exceptional. Too bad."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Nice spot for a special dinner. Menu is somewhat eclectic and a tad pricey but the food is well prepared, presented and tastey!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I went there on a business lunch. Service and food were excellent. Two of us had their famous Boulevard Salad and the other two had their daily pasta special which was in a sweet onion cream sauce with roasted brussels sprouts, pecans and blue cheese - one had it with scallops and the other with chicken. We started off with their sharing platters - the bread, warm olive and dumplings. For desert I had the lemon tart which I HIGHLY recommend"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great place for a nice Sunday brunch with a group girls or just as a couple. For special occasions or just a get together. Beautiful views. Good food. Great drinks. Fun times."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Waited ages for drinks food very good but very expensive restaurant so for special occasions"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We always love their Sunday brunch and dinner was average. This time, we had a very good dining experience with excellent service and great food. We love their seafood tower and steak."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First timer!. Service was outstanding, Food was good, lot to choose from. Good view when sitting next to the window."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Took my friend out for her birthday and there were lots of others having similar celebrations. The vibe was so wonderfully happy and, naturally, we had great food, a beautiful VQA pinot noir, and stellar service compliments of the vivacious Christine."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for a special birthday event. The service, from the hostesses to the wait staff, was great: attentive but not always in our faces. The food was awesome and our waiter did a great job of making recommendations. The place is beautifully appointed; the only weird factor was a constant dimming of the lights. You pay top buck for what you get but the food was outstanding and the wine was very reasonable. I recommend it without hesitation!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had the best time at Spencer's. The service was perfect. The food was fantastic; all seasoned to perfection. The wine choices were endless."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Magnificent view with fantastic food! Excellent brunch!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy lunch at Spencer's with family and friends. Good food and attentive service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Spencer's never disappoints us. My wife and I eat there often and I go there for business dinners and lunches as well. Their brunch is a spectacular event, but difficult to book at times. Their large group room next door is a wonderful space to be in and combined with the catering menu, makes for a memorable event. Burlington is a great city and has a terrific restaurant scene, but Spencer's continues to stand out from the crowd. Elegant, but casual and first and foremost, food that will satisfy the most discerning palate and picky children alike. We are frequent eaters, and will continue to be for a long time. An absolute must go to place in the area."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The brunch didn't have a ton of selection, but everything available was fantastic. The eggs Benedict were light and balanced, the crepes were filled with high quality ingredients. Lunch items were delicious, too, with the roasted leg of lamb being a personal favorite. For a special occasion or treat this place is worth the price and drive."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Service was amazing...food was amazing in taste and quantity..wine was amazing. We went there for lunch but will be back to try the dinner menu. Menu is not large...so not a lot to choose from."
    Dined on 3/1/2014