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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
  • "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
  • "As always, all of our dining expectations were met."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are members of the Palm Springs Tennis Club, so every morning we walk thru the entry on our way to play tennis, almost every day we have coffee, tea and breakfast with fellow members of the Club, and if not we will be back for lunch, a Special dinner with friends or just for the two of us..we have enjoyed many a special event, and birthday celebrations, and just because moments as we love the staff, the patio as well as inside, the piano for lunch-yes at lunch and dinner too, and the food is devine..thank you for the last 13 years plus..you all are amazing..thanks for everything you do for us and our friends and family.."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Vibrant, great food, fun...at Spencer's you and your guests would really feel like you're being hugged by the PS vibe, the mountains, wonderful weather. Ample portions, without compromising quality and taste...enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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
  • "Our experience was as always amazing, from the girls that greet everyone, to our servers, Chef Wadlund came out to visit with us. We find Spencer's to be one of our most favorite restaurants. Thank you for always helping us out. Sincerely, Lilo Cooper"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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
  • "We made reservations at Spencer's on the advice of two separate couples. They had been here and loved it. Was a perfect spot for my birthday dinner. A bit too warm to sit outside but would be nice when it's cooler."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I took a date and it was perfect. We ordered the lobster and lamb. I will be going back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "great for lunch outdoors There were 5 of us for lunch outdoors"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We love brunch at Spencer's. Always lovely and delicious. A great bet any time!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As usual, the food was really great... you just can't ignore the Brunch that they have available... They were very busy and so the speed of service was not %100 but at least a 85/90%. They are always friendly, and remember their customers! I have lived here 14 years... most of the staff stays a long time, so it really feels like family! I can't wait to go back... I paid last time!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The dinner and the service were flawless. We will go back again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "took friends from out of town for their first visit to Spencers. They loved it"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We took our 10 year old to celebrate her birthday with 4 adults for brunch and Spencer's was truly outstanding about making her feel special from the moment we walked in the door. They knew it was her birthday because I had noted it in our reservation through OpenTable and wished her a happy birthday immediately at the host stand. Our server asked her what special drink she would like for her birthday order and when she opened her menu there was a personalized "special sheet" wishing her a happy birthday by name. Later the server brought the sheet rolled up as a scroll for her to take home. They brought a dessert we had ordered with a candle and it was a lovely experience for the adults with mimosas and her with a gigantic birthday waffle!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Every time we are in Palm Springs we are sure to dine at Spencer's. We love this place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I first came here 2 years ago after randomly finding it online. We were not disappointed, the food was fantastic, the service, the ambiance...Last weekend we returned to Palm Springs and of course had Spencer's in mind again for our "nice" dinner out. This time we asked for a table outside in the amazing courtyard surrounding huge trees and twinkling lights. There was also a nice view of the adjoining hotel and despite the obviously hot time of year, they have misters built into the ceiling and there's plenty of shade so it's actually pleasant to sit outside. Very romantic. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been going to Palm Springs for over 50 years. I have eaten at most of the fine restaurants in the area. This was my first visit to Spencer's. They are located in rural neighborhood. If you do not know where to go you will not find them. The food was really well prepared. Generous portions and wonderful flavors. They have a Pix Fair menu for $38. It included soup or salad, entree and desert. It is a great bargain. The deserts were excellent. Try the banana cream pie. It is the best i have ever had. Spencer's was fabulous. We will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times. They only have one good server. At least that I have had. That is Michelle. The others are not friendly and not good at all. I expect better servers from a restaurant of this caliber. My only explanation is poor management."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I made our reservation based on prior reviews. Spencer's met all our expectations! From the moment of arrival to departure we felt welcome and pampered. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was my second time at Spencer's. The food was great, and the setting is the best. The tree-shaded patio is beautiful, although the trees do shed leaves on the tables."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "LOVED IT!!!! Great EVERYTHING was celebrating engagement!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Spencer's is a wonderful place for lunch (we have not had dinner here yet). The lunch menu is extensive and there are more than enough choices to please even the pickiest eTer. The friend oyster appetizer is outstanding. The paio setting is fantastic for a nice leisurely lunch. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband passed away a year and a half ago, and Spencer's was always one of his favorite restaurants. He would have celebrated his 85th birthday on June 17, so my daughter and I came for dinner in his honor. We toasted him with champagne, enjoyed a wonderful dinner (the rack of lamb was fabulous!) and had a very special evening reminiscing about him. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate a happy/sad occasion in the best possible way."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a party of 4 on Father's Day. My husband and I arrived first and was directed to the bar. We ordered a bloody mary and a mimosa. The bartender did not ask my husband if he wanted the rim salted, or if he preferred spicy to non-spicy. His bloody mary was average; I'm by no means a bartender and I can do better than that. The waiter Roman was rather unattentative and rarely checked on our table. My son ordered a side of bacon - it never came until he motioned the waiter to ask where it was and by that time he was finished with his meal. The brunch that our other guest and I ordered was supposed to come with 3 items, which we had to ask for. I would still go back for another try, but just ask for a different waiter."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a bone-in ribeye. Supposed to be"prime". It was tough, lacked flavour. Sides (garlic mashed and sauteed mushrooms) were served cold. Wanted to try something different for our special occaision. Should have stuck with Ruth Chris..."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great wine list, great ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Four of us, all pretty seasoned in most of the major cities in the US, bot business and persona,l for a number of years, all felt this was one of the most outstanding restaurant experiences we have had. Not only in Palm Springs, but anywhere including LA, SF, NYC, Chicago, DC, and New Orleans. First class everything. The price however was a fraction of what one would pay in most of those other places. Do not compare this to restaurants in the Desert, compare it to the best restaurants anywhere. It is that good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014