Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Restaurant

Spencer's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spencersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (760) 327-3446
  • 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
303 reviews since July 27, 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 (242)special occasion (195)romantic (172)neighborhood gem (144)fit for foodies (143)great for lunch (136)great for brunch (124)notable wine list (84)good for groups (74)scenic view (50)hot spot (42)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Fabulous again!
    Calgarian
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Third time here for lunch during a three week period. Different menu for the prix fixe lunch each time. Every time has been terrific! More food than a person can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    Westy
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We love Spencers for its ambiance, service, beautiful outdoor dining and it's air of authentic Palm Springs. The servers treat the diners with a warm reverence that is rare. It is a beautiful setting for a dinner with family or friends. All generations of our family request a reservation at Spencers when we plan for their time in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second time here.
    SBALAX
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This time for lunch. Excellent food and great service. It's worth the $3.00 + tip Valet Parking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have been debating for years about going here, a local Resturant that we had preconceived notions about. They are always advertising in the paper so was sceptical. Well we were so wrong about not going sooner. It was fantastic. We sat outside, the service was top notch, food was great & their wine list very complete. We will be back. The place was packed by the time we left. You have to try it, don't wait like we did, a real Palm Springs treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Calgarian
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had an amazing three course lunch for $20. All portions were full size and coffee was included. The choices were lobster bisque or salad as the starter, ribs or bacon wrapped shrimp as the main course, and pecan pie with whipped cream and ice cream for dessert. There was no difficulty substituting carrots for the broccolini and there were more carrots than I could eat. Our waiter was a fabulous and very personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refined Dinning
    OhNoEatingAgain
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Spencers is sophisticated and charming at the same time. They have a great wine cellar to pair with their interesting menu. On the evening we were there, the restaurant offered live piano music. The service is personal and professional. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2go
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Love the restaurant, love the ambiance and love the food! You must go to Spencer's if you visit Palm Springs. You will never be disappointed. It is old Palm Springs at its best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect
    JulingtonResidentVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had an amazing birthday dinner at Spencer's. The ambiance was warm and romantic. From the birthday message in the menu, to the attentive service and delicious food, everything was perfect. My husband and I will definitely return the next time we are in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is the star
    missthill
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is a great restaurant, but I limit it to special occasions since it can be expensive; HOWEVER, the staff/service are worth the money. The rack of lamb and mushroom bisque were exquisite! This has become my new "go to" place for special occasions! Ask for Simon...he is wonderful :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant dining in Palm Springs
    RegularJoeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This was my 2nd time at Spencers and I was impressed both times. Food, service and ambiance were all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELIGHTED1
    Delighted1VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We eat at Spencer's every time we are in the area. It is a must for us and always one of our first reservations. We love the liver! It is the finest if you are a "liver lover" Their are other great items but we can't past our favorite. The staff and our server were so friendly and accommodating. Patio dining is our favorite. Great wine selection!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, outstanding food!
    LindaH
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food, service and ambience of this restaurant are all first class! We chose the fixed price menu but can't wait to go back and choose from the a la carte menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another great experience
    maggie218
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was at least our tenth time to Spencer's but was our first time having dinner there. We ate out on the patio and it was fantastic. Spencer's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect - Always perfect!
    DesertVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It is amazing that this restaurant can always be perfect in every aspect - service, food, ambiance, setting, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding menu
    likes2eatout
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The menu for lunch has an outstanding number of interesting entrees which we found those we ordered to be very tasty along with being visually quite appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was my second visit to Spencer's while visiting from the UK & I love it. Such a nice atmosphere, great service and great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice!
    coxy
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We were here twice, one breakfast and one dinner. Breakfast was wonderful with the Spencer's Waffle and croissant sandwich both delectable. We both had the crispy Whitefish for dinner and enjoyed it very much. The only downside is that a man sitting at the table close to us really liked to hear himself go on and on and obviously thought everyone was interested too. He was so obnoxious it seriously marred our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Palm Springs Style Restaurant
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Old style Palm Springs restaurant with lovely outdoor patio. If you want the outdoor patio, be certain to state so in your reservations. Even then, you may not get it as it is very popular. Food is good; wine list is extensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Confusion regarding reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We arrived a few minutes before the 6:30 reservation and were told we've have to wait even though half the restaurant was still empty. We mentioned we had asked for a window/wall table the girl said "Oh, those have been reserved." We were kept waiting. The girl seemed confused and not with it as she seated other tables. Finally, after waiting well past our reserved time I inquired. She offered a terrible table even though others were available. Turns out she didn't read the reservation. Thought we were part of two instead of four. An associate stepped in and solved the problem. I didn't appreciate being told nice tables had been reserved for months. I'm a regular here. Won't be anymore
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Always an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend. Eat in the outside dining room to enhance the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite!
    bdfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been enjoying Spencers for years. Lunch or Dinner this place is soooo Palm Springs and has that great wonderful blend of classic and current local vibe. Lunch is my favorite time to visit Spencers. Lobster Bisque and the triple decker club, a Rueben or Cobb Salad just hits the spot. The views of the Tennis scene and mountain vistas are just right. This is definitely a "fav" and a place I love to share with our family and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    AwinrmVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Spencer's has always been among the best restaurants in the Palm Springs area. The ambiance under the tree is amazing. The food is always top notch. The service great. Never disappointed....perfect setting....best foood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegance defined
    Pacman3
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had another delicious meal the either night at Spencer's. The atmosphere is elegant and the wait staff attentive and gracious. Our meal was superb and served in a timely manner. We look forward to our next meal there in the near future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Must Do Dining"
    Elmo
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    When visiting the Palm Springs area, Spencer's is a "must do" dining experience. Sheltered and tree covered outdoor dining is fun, while food, wine and service are great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for every generation
    Westy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My entire family, all three generations, love to go to Spencer's. It's beautiful, the outdoor dining under the trees is so gracious and the atmosphere is relaxed but every detail is attended to. My children, in their 30s, my mother in her 80s, all love this restaurant. The food is fabulous. We have been very happy with the wine selections. Our best pick for occasions and a wonderful meal with good friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Patio Dining
    SparkyW
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Spencer's is a "must" dining experience in Palm Springs. The patio dining area is beautiful, with soft music playing, excellent service and terrific food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bellasmama
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Best place in the Palm Springs area from brunch. Fabulous ambience outside on the patio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Find in Palm Springs
    DiamondGirl2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our party of four was very happy with our dinner! We can wait to go back...
    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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Calamari was delicious!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch in the desert
    RFHKVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Chose Spencer's for its dog friendly patio and reviews. There were 4 for lunch and our dog. Two of us started with an appetizer 1 mushroom soup, the other gazpacho with lobster. Both were absolutely delicious. One guest ordered the meatloaf, another the lobster club sandwich, seafood salad and the last guest the salmon. We all enjoyed our meals and were pleased at our selections. Our waiter and staff were attentive refilling our glasses with water or iced tea. Next time were in Palm Springs we will return to Spencer's, perhaps in the evening to experience what appears to be a lovely ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romatic Anniversary
    MCoin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Romantic Anniversary dinner complete with top notch martinis and old fashioned's. We were visiting from out of town and was our best dining experience in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Desert gem
    Joan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Finally went to Spencer's for dinner. Wasn't disappointed...large selection to choose from. The atmosphere was nice. We ate outdoors and were very comfortable. The service was excellent. Will definitely go back, but it's pricey, so special occasions. On a negative note, we used valet service. Although we didn't notice that night in the dark, but the next day there was a big scrap on the side of my car. I hadn't taken my car anywhere but Spencer's. Kinda hard to prove anything, but it couldn't have happened anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Excellent
    pdx97201
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Never fails to service good food in lovely atmosphere with exceptional service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming setting, attentive service
    Woodlanders
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Spencer's was very pretty, with an extensive menu (something for everyone) and well-prepared, though not amazing, food. I would recommend this restaurant for a very enjoyable over-all dining experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    pspjo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I always choose Spencer's when I want good food, good service and no unexpected issues. I wasn't disappointed. The friend and I have eaten many times and always have a great experience. Our server was outstanding. We arrived 15 minuted before our reservation time and were going to start with a drink at the bar. To our surprise we were shown to our table immediately and so we did our first drink in place and didn't have to move. The place was packed, but our server was totally attentive and available for any and every request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Joejohn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my wife to spencers for her birthday and it didn't disappoint,the food was excellent,the service was the same.i would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best food service in the desert
    NonyaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I almost hesitate in giving this restaurant a great rating but because it always has the greatest food and service bar none in the desert, I know Spencers will maintain their high standards. We returned again this year after celebrating our wedding dinner at Spencers a year ago. We found the same excellent food, drinks and friendly,accommodating and professional service that we experienced last year. We often dine at your wonderful restaurant each time we are in town and will be back in December.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    DebraVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Spencer's is such a special place. Gorgeous patio, fantastic food, great service - We just wish we lived closer so we could go more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food in Palm Springs
    TwrcVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The 3 course Businessman Lunch is not to be missed, food items change everyday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG - What an experience!
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    How can you top great food with the most increible outdoor seating area - paradise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.