romance 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 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 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 AMGreat experience as usual.Great experience as usual. Service, food and restaurant were great.
Simon did a great job as our server ( we have had him several times and always great).
We will see you when we are back in November.
Keep up the good work.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had outstanding meal andWe had outstanding meal and service experience. Will return each time we are in Palm Springs.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, service and foodwas my first visit and i was not sorry. Wonderful drinks and delicious food, and they were knowledgeable and able to accommodate my dining companion who had wheat intolerance. I would look forward to visiting again when I am town.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMlove going there for speciallove going there for special things and lunch with friends.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAs above every thing was greatAs above every thing was great except the food was slow to come out. As we had an 18 month with us that was a problem. Very good establishments are quick to get food to tables with small children and this was not the case.
minor point only
Malcolm Catherall4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite expensive but overall,Quite expensive but overall, for our ossasion, a lovely experience. Attentive waiters and delicious rib-eyes!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVELYDelightfully outstanding and everything we wished for! Three of us shared everything which was pleasantly divided in the kitchen and brought
To us individually.
Water was consistently refilled and pleasantness could not be better. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together, which was a 50 year reunion
For 3 ladies!
The ambience is and was fabulous!
Thank you for making our reunion perfect!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we wentThe 1st time we came to this restaurant we were turned away, all booked up. So this time I booked 10 days in advance to see what all the buzz was about. Unfortunately we still had to wait an additional 30 minutes before we were seated.
They did not disappoint on the wonderful interior, atmosphere and service. The food was full many different flavors and some interesting combinations. So those who are looking for your typical fair may be a bit bewildered. The menu selection is not large but the wine selection is excellent if not a bit over priced. Good luck trying to find a seat at the small bar, apparently its for "locals" only.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy Spencer's.We always enjoy Spencer's. It just feels good to be there and the food is wonderful.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful outdoor dining inBeautiful outdoor dining in Palm Springs. Service was excellent. Food is good. I always think I'd like the food more if the portions were smaller. Our table had the Buratta salad, white fish, chicken and a pasta dish. All good and professional service.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place and alwaysWe love this place and always have a great experience. We've been dining here for years, in fact we held our wedding reception here. Never disappointed.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMtop notch!One of the best in Palm Springs. Spencer's now has the patina of a well run restaurant. The food and service are solid and the patio sitting is vibrant without been loud.
The braised short rib sliders are amazing!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the elegant feelWe loved the elegant feel of the restaurant - would have liked to dine "outside" but didn't think of it when we booked! My Gazpacho was very tasty and my husband's French Onion soup was "amazing" he said! Our main meal was excellent and accompanied by the lovely piano playing just near us made it even better. We are just visiting from England so unfortunately won't be back in the near future!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA must do restaurantGet a reservation and request a table on the stunning patio. The outdoor patio is climatically controlled and stunning. Food is tremendous and the staff very attentive. There is valet parking (not complimentary as advertised on website but no big deal). All in all, a tremendous experience in Palm Speings3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpencer's is our favoriteSpencer's is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. The service is always friendly and efficient and the food is consistently very good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Spencer's and we will defintiely return. What a fabulous find. We had heard other's speak of Spencer;s but had no idea of how wonderful it truly was. Unfortunatley with Easter and the White Party in full force, we could not get a reservation outside, but the table we had was about 2-3 tables away from the piano player and the ambiance mixed with the music, fine food and romance of the evening, made for an unforgetable evening. We cannot wait to return to Spencer's!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENTAs always excellent food, service and great patio dinning. Our favorite dinning in the valley and one of our favorite anywhere.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious lunchThis was the first luncheon at Spencers. The food was excellent: i selected the business menue, which started with a lentil soup. The main course consisted of salmon on a salad bed. The desert was included in the price, delicious but almost too much. My wife chose Ahi Tartar for an appetizer and shrimp as the main course. The service was speedy and forthcomming.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a special occasionIt was a special occasion -- celebrating a birthday. It was a perfect place for the intimate celebration. The food and service were outstanding. Will definitely return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood...great, service...great...ambFood...great, service...great...ambiance...great...!!! All-around and amazing luncheon for my wife and myself. Highly recommend...!!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulBeautiful restaurant, excellent food and fabulous service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, Spencers comesOnce again, Spencers comes through with a great night. Our table was ready at the reserved time. the staff was thorough and polite without being obtrusive. the food was prepared perfectly. Every time we have swordfish, we say it can't be any better, but every time it IS better.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch on the patioOutdoor lunch-time dining at Spencer's is a special treat. My wife's ahi salad nicoise was excellent, and I had the best, perfectly cooked hamburger I've ever had. We sat next to a couple even more elderly than we are, and struck up a lovely conversation. I suppose I must say that the tables are a bit close together, but that is hardly a reason not to enjoy this fine restaurant. By all means, eat outdoors.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a great place to spendIt is a great place to spend St. Patrick's Day. Not on the menu, but they have "cornbeef and cabbage" and it was excellent. Usually, we sit on the patio which is really lovely but this time we sat in the main dining room which was quite elegant. We sat next to a partial wall which separated 3 tables from the main part of the room and made it seem we were the only 3 tables. As always a truly lovely experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM