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
329 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (253)special occasion (231)romantic (199)fit for foodies (153)great for lunch (148)great for brunch (142)neighborhood gem (141)notable wine list (94)good for groups (65)scenic view (60)hot spot (37)late-night find (17)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Highly Recommend!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to Spencer's to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and expected good service, but the staff was outstanding! We brought a 14 year old bottle of Opus One on which the cork was almost rotted out. 4 different staff members meticulously attempted to remove the cork with out damaging the wine inside.it took some time, but they never gave up and they did it! Without getting any cork into the wine! The food was delicious, again as expected,and the group had everything from pasta, to filet mignon and lobster. Though most of you would expect such service and food quality from this restaurant, I came in believing that our food and especially our service would be a bit compromised serving a large party of teen age girls, but it didnt!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PERFECTION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Being from out of town, I was not sure which restaurant to choose for my parent's 50th Anniversary dinner. We hit the jackpot! Spencer's reminded us of the truly elegant restaurants of days gone by. It was pure perfection from the moment we were greeted by the valet. Our meals were deliciously decadent. The personalized "Happy 50th Anniversary" with my parent's names in the menu was a special touch, as was the complimentary dessert with candles. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took guests to Spencer's for lunch after a marriage ceremony. The staff went out of their way to recognize their special day. What a pleasant surprise! I didn't even have to ask for the special treatment. Very rare these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Under Impressive
    JeepGirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Usually eat there for lunch and enjoy it. Took a client to dinner and thought our pricey meal was underwhelming on each course. All portions were very large. The calamari could have been frozen it was that "just ok", massive amount. The ceasar salad at $11 was good not great and should be great at that price. The Chlean Sea Bass was good, mine had a tinge of fishyness to it but the way it was presented was very old school and amateurish. They have a $38 prix fixe menu that I wouldn't hesitate to go back for. I did enjoy a good wine dinner there once.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencers Breakfast Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Delicious Breakfast - the Eggs Benedict and Corned Beef Hash is amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flossie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    During our visit we had the pleasure of having "Troy" as our waiter. He is always pleasant and knows his menu. We really appreciate being recognized by the staff each and every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food in PS
    HOTELBOBBY
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Caviar, Jumbo Shrimp, White Fish. Trifecta Felipe is a spectacular waiter. Not a big deal, But. I asked the manager who sat me for a spicy Bloody Mary without horseradish. She said their mix included horseradish. Hmmm. Make it from scratch is 5 Star service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On a Whim - Superb Experience
    WWCII
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From the affable greeting by the hostess to our knowledgeable server this made for an superb visit. The Kung Pao Calamari appetizer possessed great flavor. I ordered the Reuben Sandwich and my better half went with the special (Bleu Burger with the sweet potato fries). I myself was pleasantly surprise by the ample serving size. Both quality selections. May I likewise suggest saving room for a dessert. The Vanilla Crème Brûlèè was a perfect closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Place
    WallyTS
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Good menu for dinner, but not as properly priced as anticipated. Service was average. Overall experience was not as good as the time we enjoyed breakfast at Spencer's. It won't be on our list of regular dining places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 Star!
    Diningdelight
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went here to celebrate a special birthday. The staff was wonderful as they helped with the surprise guests. The wine suggestion was delicious, the calamari was the best we've had in the valley, the trout was cooked to perfection and the food portions were generous. Perfect everything!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    laquintadiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We've dined at Spencer's in the past and always enjoyed it. This time, our waiter made the experience less than satisfying. He was slow to bring us menus, slow on the follow up and indifferent when he was at the table. At one point, he poured a glass of wine from our table bottle into my sister-in-law's glass. The problem was that she was drinking a different wine. He was less than apologetic and had the nerve to ask if she wanted another glass. And then he brought out a short pour. We finally took our bill to the reception desk for payment because it didn't seem like he was coming back. We'll try Spencer's again but make sure we have a different waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmslrs
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is truly a great find in Palm Springs. I highly recommend the Beef Wellington Sandwichs as an appetizer although they may fill you up. They were unbelievablely tastey. The atmosphere is quite romantic and not too loud. It is right next to the mountains which really adds to the ambience. The service staff was quite polite and timely and did an excellent job. The suprise at the end was the check was reasonably priced for this level of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sherry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of my favorite places in Palm Springs - I am a local and we go to Spencer's for holidays and special occasions. The waiters are fabulous - decant our wine - wonderful food - great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    Spencersgroupies
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We always celebrate our special occasions here and have never been disappointed! We are always welcomed cheerfully and the waitstaff has always been very cordial and helpful! The food is plentiful and has always been superb! The value of the prix is great! We sometimes make a special Occasion just to go back! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencers
    Good4utoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We dine at Spencer every weekend on Saturday and Sunday while at our home in Palm Springs and last Saturday will be the last. The service was awful we had to get our own refills of coffee and ice team and chase waiters down for anything we needed. Beyond that annoyance the food was awful. I ordered my usual grilled cheese and bacon (medium) sandwich and when it arrived it had no bacon was dry, chewy, burned, and tough. When I asked for a side of medium bacon I was brought bacon that was way overdone and tasted like it had been reheated from the day before.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • another meal
    jillVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have eaten there almost every week for the last few months ...always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    SteverVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took a friend to Spencer's for a birthday lunch, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the food, service and ambiance. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, and our server made great suggestions. They even had a special birthday greeting waiting inside my dining companion's menu! We both had the Lake Superior whitefish, which I was concerned about since we are so far from the Great Lakes, but it was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining spot
    avajda
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was our first time. We chose the fix menu. The food is tasty, nicely prepared and the portions are large. We recommend Spencer's as a fantastic restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sanjoe
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Spencer's is one of our favorite places to go. It is an hours drive for us, but worth it! It never has disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Probably the hot spot in the desert. Always consistent and always enjoyable. Waiters and staff are excellent, food is excellent and a beautiful setting. What more can you ask for? Delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    All the food was flavorful and lovely. The service was plentiful and friendly. I highly recommend Spencer's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but expensive
    rkeyo
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was good, though not exceptional, and the portions were reasonable. They have a gazpacho with lobster that is way overspiced, and the lobster is flavorless. At $11, this was not a good deal. However, the service was good and the restaurant is pleasantly decorated. Piano music, too. Not bad, but expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great secluded spot
    BOS2SANVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have been here before and find that their prices are very reasonable. My husband and I both ordered the eggs benedict. Sauce was very good and eggs were cooked perfectly. I ordered mine with side of fruit. Excellent serving size for a side - I couldn't finish it! My husband had fingerling potatoes with his and really liked the fresh seasoning. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to look at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a lovely and stylish restaurant in Palm Springs but unfortunately the food and wait service do not live up to the promise. The front of house staff were cordial, professional and welcoming and even the valet was prompt and efficient but that is where the compliments end. The heavy handed use of extremes of garlic and truffle oil killed all other flavors in our dinner. While the quality of the meats were good, the prep was mediocre. Too bad for the patrons and the establishment. The waiter never even bothered to ask how things were but that may have been based on his past experience. I recommend people skip this place. It is not worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So romantic
    Lalalandfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very very good find! Loved the atmosphere and the service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    TLewis35
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great for a date night! I took my boyfriend here and requested to sit outside because I had read that was the most romantic place in the restaurant to dine. I was not disappointed! We both loved the ambience and the food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!!!
    xxxxxVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful place...ambiance, food, service, friendliness...perfect choice for us, for family (adult) and friends...always special...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ExWAfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I loved my naked tuna roll, but asked for wasabi. I found the hot red sauce a bit odd. Similarly, my husband wanted wasabi with his tuna nicoise. Don't know why his tomato slices were so pale, this is tomato season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great service, wonderful atmosphere, good food and menu selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary, Indeed!
    KMac
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Thank you for helping to make our anniversary very special. We were blessed to have great friends with us and the little extra touches of the Happy Anniversary wish in the menu and the lovely dessert was spectacular... not to mention the rest of the meal. Spencer's is a must for us when we are in Palm Springs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spencer's Restaurant
    Herb
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love Spencer's!!! We always go there to celebrate one of our ladies group's bday. We figured out that we don't need for a birthday to enjoy this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chocopie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Their signature beef Wellington sliders were dry as anything and they served yellow ages micro greens on top of my scallops.... A shame because I wanted to enjoy this place. Ambience was lovely. Pity about the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 times in a Day!
    bellaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I enjoyed Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner in a day with friends, all together there were 21 in all three dining experiences. I frequent Spencers on a regular basis, as I'm a member at the Palm Springs Tennis Club, and Spencers at the Mountain is the restaurant on the property. I LOVE Spencers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice gem
    MiCoJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great! The crispky skin white fish was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bobyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Definitely the best we've had in that neck of the woods. We'll do it again....dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary
    RodnSteve
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The extra touches provided by Spencer's on the occasion of our wedding anniversary dinner were very special and made our celebration memorable and unique. Genuine attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spencer's = Class
    DavidB
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First class service, food and ambiance....we have dined here on several occasions and they have never let us down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always A Pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It's always a pleasure for me and the service team, who by the way give the impression it's their pleasure as well. Nice to pull off in a very popular restaurant. i The server, Michele, andher team were caring and attentitive. Everyone made sure the birthday experience for my friend was terrific. We had orignally been a party of three, but soon learned after arriving that the third peson was detained at work. Michele was lovely and begged me not to apologize for the four-top they had given us. she said no problem and quickly removed the other place setting to make it service for two.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Best
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a class act! The moment we entered we were greeted with a friendly hello. When the reservation was made, I told the restaurant we were celebrating a birthday. The hostess immediately asked who was having a birthday. When told, the birthday celebrant was wished a "Happy Birthday" and we were taken to our seats. Inside the menu was a birthday greeting. When the wait staff arrived, once again the birthday person was wished another "Happy Birthday" and then recited the specials of the day. The service and food was outstanding. The presentation was exceptional. The piano player was nearby (is there another place that has live music at lunch?) and took requests as well as playing Happy Birthday. Our visit was the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Punches were my fav!
    TomSJVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The heat outside was really bad, but thankfully their outdoor area has those little sprinkler things and fans to keep you cool so eating outside was actually quite nice. The $4 Palm punch was soooooo good. Great value and tasty. The food was also delicious, albeit expensive, and was presented nicely. The Macaroni Au Gratin (mac n cheese) was soooo good, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet