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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 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
  • "We never get tired of coming here... food, service, ambience was excellent as always. Love the breakfast menu, especially those huevos rancheros. One of the best restaurants in town."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Still the best in Palm Springs. Food, service, ambiance ... it's all great."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Excellent preparation and presentation. Service was engaging and helpful. Overall an exceptional meal and very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First time at Spencer's....now I understand what all the good reviews are about. Great ambiance, great service & great food...what more could one ask for? Prices are not out of line for the overall quality of the food and service."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Best Benedict ever! Try the lobster! Fantastic service and great attention to.detail. treated like royalty. Never wanting for anything"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We go to Palm Springs two or three times a year, and always make a point at eating at Spencer's. No matter what we select, the food is outstanding. The service is great, and the live piano player, just adds to the ambience. A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I went for the soft shell crab and was not disaappointed! It was excellent! Fine menu and very attentive service. Would certainly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have visited Spencer's on many occasions. It Is always excellent. Great atmosphere, and everything on the menu is great! I especially like taking friends who are new to the area! This place never fails to impress!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Perfect restaurant for delicious meal. Fantastic food selections and dietary selections available. Our Brunch food was absolutely delicious! Presentation of our plated food was beautiful and delicious. We're planning another Brunch in few week. Chef Eric is Fabulous!!! Two-Thumbs Up!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As always, all of our dining expectations were met."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We wre looking for something different but good for breakfast. The atmosphere is very nice. You dine outside. However we were there on one of the hottest days of the year, but still found it to be quite comfortable. The atmosphere is very pleasant but has an aire of being romantic. Food was very well prepared. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been dining here for the past 10 years. The food is consistently good. The menu has been the same for the past 10 years. We would like to see a change and a little more creativity."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Started going to Spencer's in 2005 and loved it. But around 2012, something changed. Three times in a row, service was awful (we had a waiter whose accent was so bad, we couldn't understand him) and the food was mediocre (a cold soup served at room temperature and tasteless main courses). After a two year break, we thought we would try again. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent. This is back on our list of restaurant favorites in Palm Springs! What a relief!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • " A very disapointing experience, the best part evening was the valet service. Waiter was slow, food was bland, waited 20 minutes for a piece of banana cream pie. There are much better places in Palm Springs to enjoy your evening. Do yourself a favour and try somewhere else. Oh well live and learn. I had what they called Cesear Salad which was 4 leaves of Romain lettuce ( never had to use a knife and fork to eat a Cesear Salad before. My wife had the lobster appetizer which she only ate half of. It was tough chewy and had something that was green and quite hot in the ingrediants. I had the braised short ribs which were tender but had no flavour and were really quite bland. I wouldn't recomend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We may try it one more time because it's a pretty place with a lot of ambiance. The food however was expensive and not outstanding. Maybe It Was An OFF Night We Hope"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our food was excellent and the staff was all extremely friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The Cungpao Calamri has been great in the past, this time it had no heat and and was not chrisp. The soft shell crabs were terrable, but the twin 8 oz. Lobster tails were great and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Spencer's is always consistently good. We dined for lunch and it was very refreshing sitting outside despite the hot summer afternoon. My partner and I had two of our favorites (grilled cheese with bacon and portabella mushroom sandwich). Both outstanding. But the best part is the service. We've never had bad service at Spencer's. They are one of the few restaurants in Palm Springs that know how to do it right."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great setting, attentive service and wonderful food. We enjoyed the three course menu - great short ribs and wonderful fish options. We'll be back to enjoy the patio in the fall."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was hosting some birthday friends. I have enjoyed meals at Spencer's in the past. This time was somewhat different. Two of us arrived early and were seated. The other two arrived shortly after we did and were told we weren't there. So we both waited in separate areas for 15 minutes before my friends realized we were there. The front desk screwed up. I have always been amazed at the attention and service at Spencer's. Not this time. Our waiter appeared only occasionally and had little personality. On numerous occasions, we waited for him to come. He also got the dessert order screwed up and no coffee refills. On the bright side, the food was great. The restaurant did comp our desserts because of the screwups."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love Spencers, great food and service every time I go. Can't wait to go back hard not to always have the Ahi Tartare."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing, adequately priced, and the service top notch. We will definitely go back next time we're back in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Spencers is the one restaurant in Palm Springs that is consistently wonderful, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Excellent service never falters. I would eat there every day if I could!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014