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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
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great. Our survey was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. We had gone there for our 1 year anniversary and were surprised with the best chocolate mousse we've every had. I would recommend Specers for special occasions or to just have a drink on the patio overlooking the lake."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The service was inattentive!!! We sat for 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. We had to ask for drinks as none were offered. Food was in short supply at times and we had to wait for a new batch to be made/ brought out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Waitress was great. Seating hostesses were rude and did not give us or even slot us for a patio table."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For the price and atmosphere of the restaurant, the food was awful. The pasta was simply cooked in butter with no flavour and the chicken was cold. The food should be the #1 selling feature, not the scenic view. The food should match the price point. I will never recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went for 34th wedding anniversary. So noisy could not hear each other. Food was just barely warm. It had seen it sitting under the lights for a while before it was delivered. I saw it there and was hoping it was not mine, but it was. Overall very disappointed. There are many choices for fine dining in area. This will not be one of mine again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ambience, view, service and food all excellent. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The wait after ordering was the perfect amount of time, not too short and definitely not long. The service was friendly, smiling, and efficient. It was our anniversary dinner and it was superb."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nice spot for a special occasion. They also accommodated my food allergies and I still felt like I had a fine dining meal and not a chicken & veggie substitute."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "When you factor the cost the overall experience drops to good. Nice views for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a great dining experience several month's ago and recently had brunch at Spenser's on the Waterfront.We have alway's wanted to get a chance to eat there , and when the time came we loved the dinner we had it was everything we had hoped it would be.The menu is perfect and anybody who likes classy and great tasting food with very fair portion's should dine at Spenser's.I have recommended spenser's to a lot of people looking for a great dining experience. (P.S. Try the Lamb , Rabbit , Fuagra , it will blow you away!)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • ".Although they got our dinner mixed up the server (Brandon)was apologetic and quick. He was very nice and attentive. I didnt however like it when the Manager (Man in a dinner jacket) came by and did not apologize for the mix up but rather asked us if we were ok with the meals we received??? he also offered a "Seafod Tower" that was mistakenly ordered and asked us if we would like it? - not once did he say it was on the house or that we had to pay for it. All in all I spent $187.00 and was pleased with the server but not with the manager and his recommendations . Not once did he mention that he would take care of the bill or subtract our meals. We ordered Cognac and espresso and dessert that were amazing but was not pleased with the meal"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Although Spencer's was very busy we arrived on time and our table was ready no where during the meal was there any gaps or delays in service Excellent"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Spencer's is a tastefully designed restaurant in a convenient location on the lakeshore. We experienced very good service and the food was well prepared. Unfortunately, the acoustics of the room are very "live" resulting in a noisy environment, making it almost impossible to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "we went for our anniversary. restaurant is very noisy and busy busy is good noisy not so much. The server was new i think. brought sparkling water instead of asked for tap. not sure of the specials. my wife had the halibut which she said was tough. I had the strip steak which was good."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This used to be great place... but it has certainly gone downhill over the last year or two. My "pasta special" was drowing in oil... It took about 30 minutes to get a drink order, but yet our entrees arrived about 5 minutes after our appetizers... They charge a fortune for mediocre wine, then under-pour... Great patio, but the dining experience definitely needs improvement."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, as always, and the service couldn't be faulted. My only complaint was $35 corkage fee--come down to Earth, people--that's outrageous, especially when you consider that last time I bought a bottle of red wine here it was far too warm and had not been stored properly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Beautifully prepared and delicious meal for my birthday dinner"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Spencer's was a terrific choice for a special dinner the night before a wedding. Everyone loved the entrees, the wine selection and the new pastry chef did some spectacular work on the deserts! Go there and take a stroll on the promenade afterwards."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Awesome food, a little pricey but well worth it. We had the steak ribeye and filet mignon, no regrets! !"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent Food, although the truffle fries could have been a little crisper. We had the rustic chicken with risotto and the striploin steak with mushrooms and potatoes au gratin. Both dishes were fantastic and delicious."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Restaurant is pricey but the food and service was excellent and it is right on the lakefront so there is a wonderful view of Lake Ontario."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Meet an old friend for lunch who lives in Welland and I live in Caledon. We wanted somewhere in-between. What a great find "Spencer's at the Waterfront" Will definitely return. Would recommend it to anyone. Wish it was closer for me."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service plus the table we requested. We have only good things to say about Spencer's"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My friend and I had an excellent lunch in a bright and well-run operation. Our only quibble: From a section of the menu headed "Share", we ordered a mussels dish. It was excellent, and had a copious amount of delicious cream-based sauce. It was served with a single small lice of french bread. We shared the slice, and then asked for more. Two equally small slices were brought and, when we commented on the seeming scarcity of bread, we told that "Bread is a menu item". As this is so far from the norm in area restaurants (indeed, restaurants almost anywhere) we think it is an extremely questionable approach, especially when serving a dish the full enjoyment of which so obviously depends on a generous serving of bread."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Cotton napkin had stains. Replaced but no apology from the waitress. Kale Cesaer Salad over-dressed. Did not eat it. Waiter advised it was because kale doesn't absorb dressing and he would advise the kitchen so they would know going forward. - So what does that do for me? He should have offered to replace it with something else. West Coast Grilled Halibut was served as a soup - submerged in an oily watery sauce. It does not appear on the Menu as a soup. Tired of complaining at this point so didn't bother - just asked for the bill. Won't return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband here for a Father's Day brunch. We were extremely excited at first. The restaurant is beautiful and staff are friendly but the food was lacking. The food outside in the chafing dishes including the food at the butcher's table were all cold (even the eggs Benedict that was brought out fresh was cold. We were very unhappy but the waitress offered to warm up our food for us, I felt this would dry the food out so we just ate what was on our plate and instead had food from the "prepare at the moment" stations. We will probably give this restaurant another chance, just not for brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious, but disappointed how they cut back on the food portions and also how they don't serve bread in the beginning anymore ( especially my father). Also, when serving the fries as the side I could tell that the seasoning wasn't added either. Before these changes I thought the food was worth the price, but now I believe that it is too expensive."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went with the family to celebrate a birthday. Pleasantly surprised by the experience. Food was outstanding as were the wine choices. Our waitress Katelynd may have been the most professional server we have ever encountered with great suggestions, and just the right amount of humour, smiles, and service without being overbearing. Overall a great experience, and we will definitely return! Thanks Spencer's for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent view and great fun place with good food. A little overpriced. Overall, a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance is excellent; however, the administration is questionable. It is VERY difficult to request time beyond the 2 ¼ limit: the General Manager did not return my call, and I could not send an e-mail for my request. When I had called, I was advised that I could not exceed my 2 hr. limit on my noon reservation. I had asked why was my table was booked for another party at 2 p.m. when my reservation was for noon and their is a 2 1/4 hour maximum. Also, when I had arrived, even though my party arrived promptly before noon, we were not seated until 12:10. In other words, the impression was time was strict on me, but not on the restaurant. I did not appreciate the problems of time imposed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Outstanding evening !Katie and Sarah are THE BEST !!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Daily pasta was dry and bland. Restaurant was quite loud...beautiful view though."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the food outstanding and the view breathtaking...what more could you want."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is a beautiful spot, no doubt. The patio on a sunny day is just lovely. But the food is so-so and WAY overpriced. $20 for a pretty mediocre salad for lunch. Go for a glass of wine and skip the meal."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A little too noisy because we were seated near the bar."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "foods were great. this is my third time over there. however, making reservation at 11:30am and had to wait for another 30 mints was ridiculous. hope they will have a better management's skill. the second time i took my friends for a brunch. one of my friend was being disrespect. i had talk to the manager already. hope next time the manager will do something instead just apologize. saying sorry all the time without solving the problems will disappoint me, and i might not return to the restaurant again, even the foods are great. although i had paid deposit for my wedding at spencers,but i concern all these issues,because i dont want to disappoint my family and friends, as well as i dont want them to feel disrespected by any staff.Thank you"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It is the 2nd time this year that we've tried the "Butchers Choice Cut". It seems as though you cater to a clientele that has no idea of what to expect. For the 2nd time, this cut was a "Disaster". We even had your servers try it and they agreed. Spencer's was kind enough to admit their fault in this matter and provided a generous discount on our bill. While we appreciate the discount, we prefer excellent meals. One, in my party is a sous Chef. His recommendation is to take this particular item off the menu if you're not going to be serious about it. It's a high standard to live up to and not easily met. Other than this particular item, we are extremely satisfied with Spencer's staff and other items on your menu."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Went there for my boyfriends birthday, made reservations asked for a window seat, we were sat on time and where we requested. The view was beautiful and so was the restaurant. Our server was Joey and she was incredible!!! The food and wine was fantastic. We will definitely go again and will recommend Spencers to others!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. Truffle fries were especially amazing! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal at a great table overlooking the lake."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went to Spencer's for dinner on our anniversary. We're having our wedding ceremony in the observatory and thought it would be nice to spend our last "dating anniversary" at the place we'll be married. We were not disappointed! The food was beyond amazing. We had the pasta of the day (mine vegetarian and his with chicken) with a white wine sauce, charred baby tomato, spinach, and ricotta cheese. The sauce made me feel as if I were back in France, eating my grandparents' cooking. It was truly wonderful! They would do well to make that dish a regular. Our server, Kristine, was fantastic (as was the server who was training with her). They were both incredibly professional and very personable. We will certainly be returning! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014