Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com/seattle
  • Phone: 2062487153x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am and Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Clay Blake
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Celebrate New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas at Spencer's. We are open and looking forward to making your holidays memorable

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 176 St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is validated, 3 hour validation.
A word from Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
Spencer's is prime beef, pure and simple. Aged, hand cut, and seared to perfection. This is the ultimate steakhouse – great steaks and gleaming martinis. Service that's relaxed and attentive. An extensive wine list with wonderful Northwest selections. Seafood, chops and innovative side dishes with an undeniably creative flair. Celebrate life with the perfect steak served in style.
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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (4)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)romantic (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good franchise restaurant
    Justfoodforfun
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When you dine at spencers you usually know what you get, good age steaks cooked right the first time with a great wine list in a pleasant environment. As usual the service was outstanding. Their family style side dishes seem to be getting a little smaller and although our steaks were cooked right and did have flavor for $40-$50 per steak al carte they weren't as good as I would expect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for an evening
    Chris
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Spencer's is located within the Seatac Hilton, but it's a great spot for dinner regardless of whether you are staying at the hotel. The steaks are prepared well with a large variety of different enhancements available ranging from truffle sauce to blue cheese. The atmosphere is open, however the noise level is low making conversation easy. The wine list is top-notch whether looking for a bottle or options by the glass. Nice location to make a night of it by staying in the hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE FOR STEAKS!!
    SVANAKEN
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    If you live in South King County, there is no need to go downtown or to the eastside for good steaks! Spencer's for Steaks and Chops have a selection to rival Ruth's Chris and Howie's Steak Houses. My selected steak was cooked to perfection, the side dish selection was boutiful and the tossed salads were not only tasty but works of arts. Our wait person (David G.) gave us the right amount of attention while allowing my husband and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Manager (Leah) also came by our table to wish us a "Happy Anniversary". These personal touches and introductions were very special and most appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way over prices for the quality
    AKFineVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Should have known but I tried this again and was disappointed again. Way over priced, quality of the steak was poor, veggies over cooked and had a tasteless oily substance on them, potatoes not very good, mushrooms had really weird flavor so I did not eat them. Poor overall quality and service was mediocre at best.
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  • Dissapointing
    Joycetyler
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We dined here due to ratings on Open Table. Firstly, parking was nearly impossible, and we ended up parking in a 15 minute spot rather that walk entirely around the hotel. It was very expensive (hotel based restaurant) and the food was mediocre. Our steak (we asked for Chicago Style) was hardly charred, sides came out after the steak and were cold, and the service was not what you expect from a Ruth's Chirs pricetag establishment. We voiced our dissapointed (to a bus person) and the manager came by and did comp the $20 sides and a dessert, and that was gracious, but the waiter never would done so (in my opinion). Next time, we will drive the 15 miles to Daniel's in Bellevue.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and convenient
    DenspicksVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The crab tower is a must if you love seafood. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend Spencer's to everyone who stays at the Seatac Hilton
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad for food lover!
    w2df
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It's a steak house so expect your main dish to include meat and meat only. If you want your meat with other veggies or add-ons, you have to pay quite a lot extra for generous amount of them. The sweet potato fries was awesome even after re-baked at home a couple time. Yum yum! Great wine list and selection and pricing. Ok beer on tap selection. Free valet parking. A bit too noisy for a romantic night out. Tables and chairs are old and kind of lame looking for a classy dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Spencer's for Steaks and Chops reviews archive.
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fine dining, casual elegant atmosphere, well prepared food, and good service. All the ingredients for a nice dinning experience. Service was lacking on this outing, assume waiter was having an off night. Have eaten at Spenser's in the past and have been well satisfied. In a Hilton hotel and close to Seatac Airport so very traveller convenient. Will try again next time in area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We came in for restaurant week and had lunch. The food was very good and our server as well, she said she had worked there for some twenty years and was very nice.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They are suppose to be known
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    They are suppose to be known for their steak, but we ordered the filet and it was not that great. We did go for restaurant week though and ordered off that menu, so that could be why. Our server (David Goda) was friendly and checked up on us quite often and in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay, but overall disappointing
    FoodieGVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The ambiance was charming and quiet - in fact for a Friday evening when most restaurants in the area were beyond capacity, there were only a handful of people in the restaurant. The food itself could only be described as mediocre - especially if you consider the inflated prices asked for the meals. The kid's meals tasted as though they came out of a can, the steak was overcooked and chewy, the halibut was a little overcooked but not bad. Considering the kitchen was so slow that evening, there was no reason to have such an uninspired product. Can't say that we'd ever go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Rack of lamb cooked to perfection. Their beet salad is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONT GO AGAIN.
    Kurt
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    USUALLY WE ASK LEMON FOR WATER, AND THEY COME ON A NICE LITTLE PLATE, BUT AT THIS VERY SPECIAL RESTAURANT, THE MANGER CLAIMS THAT IT IS THEIR POLICY TO SERVE LEMON ON COCKTAIL NAPKINS....OK I GUESS I WAS EXPECTING TOO MUCH FROM THIS PLACE..
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  • Excellent food and service
    Becky
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. The filet mignon with bacon and bleu cheese was savory and cooked just right. The sautéed mushrooms were to die for! The wait staff was very professional and attentive. I would definitely come back again. Thank you for a fantastic date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant had a special menu for Valentine's Day - it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time dining at Spencer's.
    chick
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    1st time dining at Spencer's. The food was average. Did not like the atmosphere, dining room located in the lobby. Would not recommend, nor return.
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  • Great food
    TheGeez
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great food...my favorite waiter. However, VERY disappointed that the Creme Brule is not on the menu anymore as my wife said it was the best in town!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have meetings there 5 to 10
    Coop
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    A year ... Great staff... Many have been there for years. Great salads ... Easy free valet parking ... Equal to a Ruth Chris
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • at SEATAC - the Hilton is great
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The "last night" on any trip, I am here at the Hilton SEATAC and Spencer's is one of the reasons why I turn in my Hertz car, ride the shuttle over and grab a bite for dinner. Ate her the night before (17th) as they have 1,000 point tables (5-6pm or so) and then a good breakfast for Diamond members is included. It is a great place,
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Hit It" at SETAC!
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The "last night" on any trip, I am here at the Hilton SEATAC and Spencer's is one of the reasons why I turn in my Hertz car, ride the shuttle over and grab a bite for dinner. Ate her the night before (17th) as they have 1,000 point tables (5-6pm or so) and then a good breakfast for Diamond members is included. It is a great place,
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is part of
    jmp537
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    This restaurant is part of a Hilton hotel; do not park in the garage. Instead, go with valet parking, get it validated, and tip the valet. If not, you will be paying $13 just to park. The brunch is a typical hotel brunch with omelets made to order, french toast, sausage and bacon, fruit, yogurt, and oatmeal (with nuts, dried fruit, and brown sugar available), a variety of breads (croissants, thick sliced bread, bagels), cereal, and a variety of juices, and milk. Brunch was good but nothing really outstanding to make it worth $20. My wife ordered the vegetable frittata off the menu and said it was delicious and the tomatillo salsa was delectable, but wished the vegetables had been chopped up more.
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  • Valet only parking was a negative
    Tomeva
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Valet only parking was a negative but they validated so it worked out. Excellent service and quality food. We enjoyed ourselves and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the prices on the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    For the prices on the dinner menu I expected more elegance, smaller more intimate seating area. Seemed more appropriate for a lunch area for a hotel conference. Service was adequate. We wanted wine with dinner but the server didn't check back with us and the next think we knew the meals were on the table. I quickly got her attention to order a bottle so we could begin our meal. But, she waited on a couple more tables before getting our wine. Timing was disappointing. Food was perfectly prepared though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    ken0001VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    you need to find parking lot first, is very busy! and once you get a parking stall you need to walk all the way to the hotel. the restaurant is not too big, is the middle of a lobby. the service is very good. the food awesome, not the best one i had but almost. the salads are to die for.. they are big, enough to share, then steaks and side dishes are big! :D great selection of wines and dessert oh my! delicious
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is EXCEPTIONAL Food
    dajmVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Service is EXCEPTIONAL Food is EXCELLENT Would ABSOLUTELY recommend this restuarant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencer for family
    moondoglady
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    my family attended Thanksgiving dinner at Spencers. I was able to make a last minute reservation for 9 people. I was disappointed a little. I expected extra care to be taken for Thanksgiving dinner. I was promised a traditional Thanksgiving menu. the Thanksgiving menu was scarcely altered from an average day menu. we still had a fabulous and memorable occasion .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencer's
    brigul
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    My friend and me had our steaks in the bar and they were fabulous. The bartender was extremely helpful in drink selection and in making sure our steaks were cooked perfectly. Good bourbon and beer selection . Side order of the mac & cheese - it's Good!! The venue is different BECAUSE it's right in the middle of the hotel lobby. Its Northwest Casual. Also Validated valet Parking. It sure beats going downtown....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey A La cart menu. should
    nujackk
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Pricey A La cart menu. should expect to spend around 65+ per person for a full meal. The sides are supposed to be large enough to share. The food and drinks are excellent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last hope for a good lunch
    Fred
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    The crab cakes were very good. The steak with the blue cheese salad left a great deal some where else it sure was not with the meal. We will not return to this establishment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiter had no pride in his work
    HFK1
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    I hosted a client dinner here because of the location and the "Chop House" theme. I have had decent meals here before but this time the food was marginally warm and the service lacking. I am guessing it was just the waiter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome...
    Krazyulysses
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Spencer's is an awesome place to eat. I took my girlfriend here for a romantic dinner and was not disappointed. It's a bit pricey, but worth every penny. Will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was tough.
    Kimmy
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The spencer steak their special steal was terrible: griddle and barely curable. Food here is ok but doesn't rate the prices
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  • Off night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Maybe this was an off night, but for this price there are better steakhouses in Seattle. The Spencer's salad with cheese and Asian pear was lovely; well-balanced, fresh, with crisp pear slices and just the right amount of vinaigrette. Flakes of nut brittle were a nice alternative to the traditional glazed pecans or walnuts. Creamed spinach was a delicious side, as were roasted brussel sprouts. My filet, however, was more medium well than medium rare, as were all the steaks at our table. I'd have sent it back if time had not been an issue. The blue cheese and bacon topping was tasty, but the volume of it overwhelmed the steak. Prices were high and everything a la carte. If you want a great $50 steak, try Metropolitan Grill or El Gaucho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just the steak!
    Jonesyfla
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Great Steak. As far as the sides, a need to revamp the SIDES menu. Butter and garlic sauteed mushrooms NOT the bacon-onion- mushroom compilation we had thrown at us. Cauliflower lobster? Cauliflower was hard and crunchy and the lobster totally masked by the Pernod. Cook the cauliflower, lose the Pernod, change the cheese to a lighter gouda sauce or fresh Romano sprinkled. Spinach had to be pulled apart. Way too much cheese. Fresh and unmasked "SIDES"Let us taste mushrooms, cauliflower, or spinach. We love Shula's or Berns of Tampa. You're priced with them but something as simple as side dishes really hurt you. The salads were very good. How about keeping a spare onsite key to the white wine cooler? Good luck.
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  • Was acceptable
    Twardo
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Service staff was outstanding but the steaks were nothing to write home about. The rest of the meal was fantastic but hard to get over the poor quality of the steaks and ability to cook them
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would rate the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    I would rate the ambiance higher, but, it is in the lobby of the hotel. That said, we loved the food and our server. We truly enjoyed our experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ate light and had six oysters.
    PizzaEaterVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    I ate light and had six oysters. They were good. Also different. They were served with a green sauce which was good . However, the typical horseradish sauce was not available and it is not served with crackers.
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  • Great dining experience, which
    GraywolfVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great dining experience, which was honestly somewhat unexpected based upon some other reviews and airport hotel location. There were four in our party and each meal was fully enjoyed and complimented. Portions of fish serving especially were very large - really too large, but presentation, preparation and pairings of taste were top notch. What made the evening over the top for us was having David as our waiter. Three of our group are leaders in organizational development and management consulting internationally - we all agreed that we would hire this guy in a second, not just as a waiter, but as an exceptional person to have in almost any company, we would find a job for him in our organization after we hired him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Food and service were good enough, however, if you are going to charge that much, I expect a memorable experience. I can't say, I got that.
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  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was very good. Service was poor, not very attentive. They forgot to bring the bread. Finally flag down another waiter not ours and she brought the bread 30 seconds before our entrees arrived. No oyster forks with the dozen oysters we ordered, had to ask for those as well. The restaurant had no mint jelly for the lamb. Waiter went and checked, came back a few minutes later and explained they used to carry mint jelly but don't any more. My wife had the fillet and I had the lamb, both very good. The cauliflower with a white lobster sauce was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate