Birthday PartyWe have come to expect everything wonderful at Spencers, and our lunch was just a little off. Our waiter seemed untrained or unaware, or something. He was a little spacey. We waited a long time to place our first drink order, which is a little unusual. The rest of the Business Lunch went about the same. We had a nice birthday, but not quite like always.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe patio dining was wonderful.....The patio dining was wonderful.......so beautiful and comfortable. We didn't want to leave. The only thing I wouldn't rate a 10 is the amount of food served........it's too much. I think that takes away from the overall experience. Smaller servings with a great presentation overrides quantity.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBusy, ate the prix fixe meal;Busy, ate the prix fixe meal; too good and too much food; should have taken some of the calamari appetizer home. Consistently a special place to eat.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place is the best lunchThe place is the best lunch deal in the desert: service, ambiance,and food all terrific....6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRequests.I had special requests I wanted to ensure that the lunch (special occasion) was extraordinary, not just exceptional. Although they are fairly good at trying to accommodate special requests, this time they provided me with everything I asked for. It was absolutely perfect, with the exception of the waiter. He tried, but just couldn't seem to pull it together; however, once management new there were some issues they were very attentive and followed up throughout the lunch to ensure everything was OK. It would be hard pressed to ask for anything more and this is not the exception, but the norm. I have being going to Spencer's for the last 5 years and it is without a doubt my favorite place to dine in Palm Springs!!!!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine were very goodFood and wine were very good but we were seated at a table where 2 of us had to stare into the bright light and both have bad eyes. hostess would not change our seating even tho there were many open tables.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGive Spencer's a try!Live in Palm Springs, go to Spencer's! It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner...and they have a wonderful piano player not only for dinner but also for lunch...and you can hear him!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must See Dining in Palm SpringsOne must experience the old Palm Springs ambiance...6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a perfect place toThis was a perfect place to meet up with a high school friend that we had not seen for nearly 40 years.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Spencer's is wonderfulAs always, Spencer's is wonderful for elegant, outdoor dining.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat settingThe food is not the thing here, which is "OK", it's the setting. Sitting out in the tree shaded courtyard is very settling.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentI have been going to Spencer's for years and years...not as often as I like but then it is just a block away so you sort of take it for granted. The food is outstanding, tastefully prepared, and beautifully presented. Any suggested wine is always a delight. Truly, this is one of Southern California's great restaurants.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Place to BeThis is obviously the place to be. The ambiance outside under the trees, is problably the best in the city. Waitstaff is very good. Diane our server was very nice. Apps are fantastic, especially the Kung Pao Calamari. The Crab Cakes are very good, My duck was very good, but the recommendation for medium, when rare to medium rare is more appropriate was a bit of a miss. Desserts are great. The wine list is very extensive with selections for any taste or budget. For this type of wine list, the sommelier needs to be present. Overall really great and will return often, when we return to the valley.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMloved it!We sat in the patio and it had such nice ambiance with the lights in the trees. Although it was a very hot day, the misters and the trees made it so comfortable to eat outside. Loved it!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot For LunchWent for lunch on Memorial Day. Our apps and entrees were excellent and the hostess was very helpful with seating us and recommendations.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Birthday CelebrationA group of four of us had a wonderful dining experience and we will highly recommend Spencer's to others. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The birthday girl enjoyed it when the gentlemen who played the piano played "Happy Birthday." It was a nice touch and a memorable evening.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOasis in the desert !I found nothing but positive reviews about this restaurant, and mine is going to be boring and the same. It was excellent ! They were able to honor our request to sit outside on the patio. The weather was perfect. Both of our meals were tremendous. I wish we had spent more time exploring the property around the restaurant, it looked fantastic. Well maybe next time :)5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPalm Springs DelightThis is not only one of the nicest places we have dined in Palm Springs, its one of the best places we have been in California. Currently living in Newport Beach, we are accustomed to fine dining but most places lack the right ambiance and are either too loud or boring. This place had the piano player who entertained you all during the meal and the food was fabulous! Really good! We had the $38 Prix Fixe meal which was a good value and we felt we got a lot for our money. the clietele was upscale and we felt like we belonged. I would not hesitate to go to this restaurant again.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it and will be back.The atmosphere was very pleasant. The food was fantastic. Presentation was outstanding and the service was friendly, attentive and very efficient.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMwowHave lived in the deser for over 20 years. We just never found time to make it here. Had family visiting from Las Vegas and wanted to take them some where new. Spencer's hit the spot. We will be back.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest spot in the desertA bright spot in the desert---and, let's face it, Palm Springs isn't a hotbed of amazing food! Beautiful setting, inside or out, very inclusive menu, friendly/knowledgeable service, and spot-in good food. I can't even imagine how many times we've been to Spencers and each time, very, very good.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply OutstandingSpencer's does not come cheap, but is worth every penny. Be sure to splurge and have the coconut cake. It was unbelievable!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMromance in the desertmood lighting and a soft piano contribute to an elegant ambiance in this upscale dinner house frequented by a blend of country club types and sophisticated visitors.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's DayWe took my mother here for a combined birthday and mother's day. We were advised by friends to request seating outdoors and were glad we did. It was 100 degrees outside, but the patio is sheltered with fans and misters so it was very comfortable.The food and service were great and the noise level low enough that we could have a conversation without having to raise our voices. The prices are reasonable for fine dining if you order carefully.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful breakfasta gem for a special breakfast. food was prepared fresh and presented well, you don't have to break the bank to eat here. many choices at mid and higher price levels. if you are picky do not eat outside as trees are present with some birds leaves and potentially bugs but we were not distracted from enjoying our visit; you can ask to eat inside. excellent service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpencer's at the MountainSpencer's is consistently good. The facility is beautiful. I prefer the patio, but the dining room is wonderful too.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise nightIt was our first wedding anniversary and I asked for a bouquet of daisies and a bottle of martinelies sparkling cider. Spencer's had everything at the table when we arrived. I advised Spencer's that it was a surprise for my wife and they kept the surprise. Oh, the reason for the daisies was because my wife's name is Daisy. The food was excellent. The Mahi Mahi was prepared perfectly and the Ceasar salad was excellent. Ii would recommend Spencer's to all of my friends.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect romantic birthday dinnerMy husband and I had dinner on the patio for a birthday getaway. The patio is so gorgeous and the service and food were impeccable. We loved everything from the salad to the wine to the dessert. The entire meal was perfect. We would go back there in a heartbeat.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbienceVery nice patio and beautiful place to dine outdoors.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThird Visit as Good as the FirstThis was our third visit coinciding with our third consecutive year of coming to Palm Springs for a brief vacation. We've found the ambiance to be beautiful and romantic (especially outside). The staff is attentive, but not overly so. An interesting variety on the menu and a great wine list. Spencer's is not inexpensive, but appropriately priced for a special occasion.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very good restaurant.This is a very good restaurant. Always consistent. Staff extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable. A great place to go for Lunch or Dinner5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to Spencer's andFirst visit to Spencer's and it was all the reviews said it would be...great food, good service, good wine!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutdoor Patio is the best!Attention to detail heads the list of responsibilities of the Spencer's staff. The outstanding food quality, a welcoming environment, and a beautiful outdoor patio just can't be beat. I love it that my 15 lb dog is always welcome and provided with plenty of water.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Our Favorite PlacesCan't wait for their soft shell crabs; the BEST. The wine list is Phenomenal! Personal birthday card inserted in the menu. They think of everything. Service was impeccable; you know the kind that you only notice when you need something and they are standing there with more bread. How to they do that?
This is one of our favorite places for special occasions. Sometimes we make up special occasions just to go for dinner.
Haven't tried the brunch yet, but I bet its to die for.
Ciao!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the best!Each time I am so impressed with Spencer's! It's a wonderful experience all the way!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a wonderful breakfastWe enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at this fine dining establishment that is one of the hallmark restaurants of the desert. Everything was A-ok.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was very good. TheThe meal was very good. The calamari is a good portion for an appetizer.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey but well worth it!Pricey but well worth it! Everyone agreed that the food was both well presented and delicious. I had a Kung Pao Calamari as an appetizer that was the best I have ever had! Better then any Asian restaurant. The appetizer was so large that I could have had only this but I did have Filet Mignon which was cooked to me desired perfection. No room for deserts. They have a vast wine list with prices from 35$ up into the thousands. When we return, and we will return, I will have only an appetizer.
Service was outstanding and done in a timely manner respecting our wish to take our time. The only negative we incurred was that we had to ask several time to turn the air conditioning down. We, and other patrons were cold.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful staff. Menu hasWonderful staff. Menu has so many interesting choices. Taste combinations were excellent. Great atmosphere. Had a great dinner. Returned again for breakfast.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the Express Business Lunch,Had the Express Business Lunch, a 3 course meal that was superb, reasonably priced with amazing food. Spencer's is always a treat.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Food was good and moderately priced. Ambiance was incredible, with the outdoor terrace under the canopy of the trees. Fantastic spot!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were recommended Spencer'sWe were recommended Spencer's for dinner. We were very impressed! The food, atmosphere and the vibe was all amazing. The service was pristine. Loved it, and we all are highly recommending to others! :)4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite meal in PS in 10 yearsTerrific evening at Spencer's this weekend. Arrived at 8:20 for 8:30 reservation and were offered to either sit inside by the piano immediately or outside under the twinkle lit trees on the beautiful patio in 20 minutes. We were hungry so decided to sit inside by the piano and we were very happy we did. The pianist was very talented and the music was not at all loud. The decor is elegant and informal at the same time with many open windows and doors looking out onto the patio. Started with the crab cakes and scallop starters and then he had the mushroom dusted filet with gorgonzola sauce and I opted for the Chilean Sea Bass with a lovely lemon-caper butter sauce and poached tomatoes.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staple of Palm Springs.The staple of Palm Springs. Great service! Ask for Michelle to serve you!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood to be back...We hadn't been to Spencer's in awhile, but it was just as good as we had remembered.
The seafood we sampled was all excellent (crispy skin whitefish & Dover sole, along with the seafood platter appetizer). The service was friendly and timely. We couldn't sit outside, but we did get a table overlooking the tennis courts and that was just fine. The wine list is very solid and has plenty of choices at all price levels. The only minor disappointment was the banana cream pie for dessert. It was too light on the bananas.
Otherwise, a really nice dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood are very delicious.IfFood are very delicious.If you go to Palm Spring, it`s a must to go there.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a very nice lunchWe enjoyed a very nice lunch with friends--enjoyed the live piano music. Nice place with reasonable lunch prices, so we'll be back on our next trip to Palm Springs.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant was wonderful! We enjoyed a delicious meal that was prepared and served impeccably. An unexpected added bonus was the live piano music, which was delightful. Spencer's is my new favorite restaurant.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu and good food -Great menu and good food - good choices - Gluten-Free offerings are a nice touch4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem in PS!Well maybe not hidden to the locals but certainly off the downtown PS beaten path. Large selection of too many great items to choose from, if you're a fan of excellent Nouveau American Cuisine. The wine list is spectacular and if you are fortunate enough to be there on a night their sommelier is in...you may find a hidden gem of a bottle and spend far less than you expected. The service was good...I won't say great only because our server failed to mention that most of our dinners came with a side and we needn't have bothered to order extras but c'est la vie...Everything from the veal chop...to the Moroccan chicken to the Dover Sole and Filet were done to perfection. (Our friends couldn't stop raving about the place even on the next day.)4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM