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Spencer's Restaurant
Spencer's Restaurant

Spencer's Restaurant Details

  • 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: American, Contemporary American, Continental
  • 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 (760) 325-2313
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, ambience and service. A must in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for Sunday brunch. If you like lobster, this place has a lot of choices for brunch with lobster. We started with the purple Palm drink and a Caribbean fruity drink but I can't remember the name. They were both great but the purple Palm was soooo good. We got the coconut shrimp for an app, they were realy large and very well prepared. For meals we then decided on the lobster Benedict and lobster omelette which came with a cold corn bisque and vanilla bean creme brûlée. All of it was fantastic! The lobster was cooked perfectly and there was tons of it in all te dishes, even the soup. We will definitely go there again when in PS."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I love coming here. You can always expect impeccable service, wonderful food, and an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Nice ambience, good space, decent service. Food, however was not up to snuff. The shrimp salad had barely cooked shrimp and a flavorless dressing. The crispy calamari wasn't crisp, and the lobster dumplings had no lobster flavor. The one thing that was decent was the grilled cheese--clearly not a major culinary challenge."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Spencer's is always perfect. The food is very special and the service is just what you would expect. It is a first choice when the best is expected."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Extensive menu that will satisfy the most discriminating diner. Great for patio dining or at an inside table. Food always excellent!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We where celebrating my birthday and my husband mine 1st wedding anniversary.. When I mad the reservation I let them know. Well we we open the menus one said Happy Birthday to me and the other said Happy Anniversary.. That to me is a very special touch love it. We had a great night and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Loved the beautiful patio under huge trees, with misting to counteract the heat. Very good service but surprised that the food wasn't exceptional, given the great reviews. Would recommend it for the atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "As always...wonderful surroundings, food and service...unbeatable combinations...special occasions or an evening with friends or family...no better place!!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "always good, never a bad meal or occasion. can get a bit hectic in season, because its good."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This place had great food and live piano music inside where we sat. The service was a bit slow. Which surprised me since there weren't that many folks in the dining room and they usually are very attentive."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and the prices reasonable. My friends and I plan on returning; it is a great location as well."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Most Palm Springs restaurants are known for either their food or their atmosphere. Spencer's is a perfect blend of both. The staff was professional and attentive. There wasn't a false note to the evening. We will definitely be returning. Be warned, though..the portions are manly! This is NOT the place for people dieting."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and (adult) daughter had a lovely dinner to celebrate my Birthday. We eat early and it's the middle of summer, so there wasn't a crowd, which is how we like it. The service was impeccable and very friendly. There was a beautiful Happy Birthday Linda page in my menu which was a nice surprise. Then a lovely bowl of ice cream with berries with a candle on it was presented to me after the meal. Very nice evening. We live close to Spencer's and I enjoy going there with friends and family for lunch. I've never had a bad experience there. The outdoor patio is my favorite place to sit but when it's really hot, the indoor patio (garden room) is lovely."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Spencer's is always a must when visiting the desert. It never disappoints - the food, service and, of course, the ambience!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is certainly great for atmosphere my two other guest were disappointed in the food. My chicken with Dijon Mustard tarragon sauce was not flavorful and bland, the other guest had steak salad which was tough and a little grizzly, and the other eggs benedict were too runny when should have been medium. So it appears all of us were disappointed. We were there other times and were very satisfied."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Again a marvelous night at Spencer's. Sitting outside was glorious."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "since we have lived here almost 3 yrs now and have eaten at or worked at most of the fine dining places in ps..and we never had been to spencers we went! it was great! the lobster Benedict..i am still thinking about, and the lobster omelette...they must use a secret because it was so tasty and fluffy! service was really good our waitress was a pro, no doubt, most likely wil return..oh nd they brought us an ice cream desser for the bday boy..also, very good!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the outside dinner was great. Fans a little bit noisy but necessary for this time of year in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to every time we're in Palm Springs & this trip did not disappoint. I had the short ribs & my husband had the rack of lamb & both were delicious! We started off with the calamari appetizer which was unique & tasty. The portions of everything are generous & the service is 5 stars for sure!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Chef Wadlund is Chef extraordinaire! AWESOME FOOD always. From the moment you arrive the valet attendants are so friendly & personable to the girls at the front desk to, waiters, waitresses, bus boys are exceptional. The entire group makes our experience so wonderful, we want to hurry back! Thank you one & all!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I took three folks from out of town and it was great except one diner thought his rigatoni was overcooked. Otherwise, excellent."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We followed Yelp to Spencer's and we are glad we did. We were celebrating our Anniversary, and the staff was wonderful. They gave us a "happy anniversary" card in our menu, they comped us desert, and they were friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Absolutely marvelous. And the food was great too, as was the piano player, who made good use of the Great American Songbook to set a romantic vibe."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great food ALWAYS! Service was excellent & we all had a wonderful evening. Fresh salads, flavorful liver with bacon, delicious crab cakes & succulent steak. We are NEVER disappointed at Spencer's!! Thank you"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great food with a incredible menu and wonderful service, with live piano and views to match. What more could you want besides a free meal !"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We three agreed, underwhelmed by food taste and quality. Three Cheese Onion Soup was served incinerator-hot in crocks that were able to maintain that disappointing heat. Taste was pleasantly simple, amount of onion restrained, thankfully the three cheeses did not commandeer the dish. Braised Short Ribs served on mashed potatoes with a wine reduction were presented beautifully and the portion plentiful. Meat was slightly pink inside but overly dry throughout. Two of us found the meat to have an herb or wine flavor too unusual to truly enjoy; one liked the adventurous taste. Carrot Cake OK, edges dry, Banana Creme Pie great bananas, artificial-tasting creme. 1 cocktail, 2 iced teas $147+tip Value proposition is missed by the kitchen"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "What can I possibly say that hasn't already been said. Wonderful ambiance, best patio dinning in Palm Springs and in the summer I love the Garden Room. The food is consistently excellent. Staff from the Valets, Hostess, and Servers are friendly. Some times I don't go for 3-4 weeks and they always remember me.......by name. Overall the place can't be beat."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "By far the best and most reasonable breakfast in Palm Springs! Love the Huevos Rancheros and the Eggs Benedict. You can't go wrong any day of the week!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we have had in our many years of dining out. Beautiful, romantic, exceptional service from the moment you step in Spencer's until you leave. One of the finest restaurants in the Coachella Valley!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Spencer's is a beautiful garden patio tucked into the desert mountain. Fresh orchids throughout with a pianist playing softly in the dining room. I went for lunch and had an Asian chicken salad. It was cold, crisp and fresh. The dressing was delicious. I can't wait to go back. This is a great place to lunch with friends or go for a special occasion. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We love Spencers! The Dover Sole is the absolute best...such delicate flavor with berre blanc lemon and capers sauce. Yumm!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The place is so pretty and the drinks are amazing! My husband's brunch was great, my food was ok. My eggs were very runny and I ordered scrambled."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My fiancé and I were in town celebrating our birthdays and came across Spencer's. It was amazing! From the service when we walked in, to our server and the wait staff, to the manager who checked in multiple times, to the pianist, it was great. The food was also amazing. The portions were larger and richer than expected though, so we had to take a lot home. I highly recommend this place for a nice night out with a price that isn't completely unreasonable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is exactly the place you want to find in Palm Springs. It's classic, has ambience and the food is wonderful! The chef, the wait staff, the lighting was what you hope to encounter; professional & top notch. Everybody's meal at our table was delish. I'm so thrilled to have found a place which will be a regular dining spot for us. Whether it's indoor or outside in the romantic courtyard, each room has something special to offer in it's overall feel. We will be sure to take out of town guests here to impress them with the 'quaint' and 'sophistication' of the place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We often take clients to Spencer's for dinner. Most have never been and it is always a hit. Service is consistent and the food is delicious, presented artfully. You can't go wrong here. We don't often go to lunch but know many who enjoy the great lunch specials and brunch is also much talked about. If you dine indoors for dinner, there is a soft piano being played which only adds to the great mood."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant to meet, chat and enjoy brunch on at Saturday morning outdoors with friends. The ambience was great, didn't feel rushed at all and the food was good. Great presentations of our plates and the drinks were nice as well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I wasn't fond of this place. The scallops were just ok and I was so looking forward to the ribeye and it came out charred! The mushrooms were not great, however if you like the taste of mushrooms that are just pulled out of the ground then you may like these. My significant other liked the lamb so you may want to try that. Sorry :("
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I just love this place. This time I took my husband. We loved the setting outside, very romantic. My husband order the duck and said it was the best duck he had ever eaten. Several days later he was still talking about the duck. I had the liver. I know liver isn't for everyone but it was the best liver I had ever eaten. The service was great and the prices are very reasonable. Next time I want to try lunch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Friendly and efficient service. Good food and very nice ambience. Wonderful selection of foods to choose from. All in all a place I have eaten at several times and will continue to do so. Recommend to anyone visiting our valley. Thanks you Spencer's"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Spencer's is the epitome of how restaurants should be....excellent food, excellent service, & the ambiance is unbeatable...all for a reasonable price of $38 per person which includes app eyeliner, main course, & desert......all choices are delicious!! If you've never been, you need to go....you'll become a regular there, trust me!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014