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Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
  • Address:
    Hilton Salt Lake City
    255 S. West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Spencer's For Steaks and Chops Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com/saltlake/
  • Phone: (801) 238-4748
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily, Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Lounge serves food until 11:00pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef James Plant
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Spencer's is also available for special events - parties, meetings and socials are just a few of the ways we can WOW your guests. Give us a call and we will help you plan and execute that unforgettable event so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On the east side of W. Temple between 200 & 300 South, in the Hilton Hotel
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers complimentary parking to all of our guests - valet or Self Park.
A word from Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
Spencer's for Steaks & Chops has been voted Best Steakhouse by Salt Lake Magazine for eight consecutive years. We invite you to join us and enjoy our exclusive USDA Prime grade Black Angus Beef served by our professional and knowledgeable staff. Spencer's also offers over 300 wine selections which have been recognized by Wine Spectator and voted "Best Wine List in Utah" by Salt Lake City Magazine. Allow Spencer's to show you how to enjoy succulent steaks with style! Come see us for lunch or dinner. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I moved away from SLC in 2002 and Spencer's was my fine dinning place of choice. I lived in Las Vegas until for the past 12 years and there was only a handful of fine dinning restaurants there that can complete with Spencer's. I was amazed though to see that the prices were around the same as I remembered them 12 years ago."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food. It was just my wife and I and it was very romantic and a great place to eat for just two. The waiter was great, came around enough, but wasn't overly bothersome. However, it was a little pricey. I am willing to pay extra for the experience, but I felt it was over priced. It was a Saturday night and not too busy, and that may be the reason why. I have been to NYC and the quality and price was very comparable, but this is Salt Lake City."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Spencer's is an al a carte menu for all items and they are priced fairly high. Least expensive steak on the menu is about $42. Prepared to treat myself, I had ordered the Wagyu Tenderloin for about $60. Disappointingly, they had run out of that cut of beef. I settled for the New York Strip. The meat was well prepared, but lacked good seasoning. The side dishes were the best part of my meal (smashed potatoes and creamed spinach). The drinks were delicious -- very small for $15 a drink. I am not from Salt Lake City, but that may have something to do with the rules around serving alcoholic beverages in the state of Utah. The total cost of the meal for two of us was just over $200. I've had far better selection and steak for the same cost"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My wife and I had our 10th Anniversary dinner at Spencers. This was our first time there and what a perfect choice it was. Service and Food were perfect. The staff, from the hostess, waiter, manager, and executive chef, each came by to wish us a happy anniversary. Everything was 5+ stars!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been a few times over the years and never disappointed. This is one of Salt Lakes gems."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and business associates have always loved Spencer's. Their food is great and always as ordered. One downside to this is that the waiters can be a little slow at servicing you. I find my drink empty more often than I like and if there is anything else needed it's tough to even see them in the area at times to wave them down."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "When me and my husband went we both ordered the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer. After watching the table next to us receive their appetizers, and then their meals, with no sign of our scallops I was a bit annoyed. It wasn't long however before the manager came out and apologized for the delay and informed us that our scallops were on the house because of the long wait. We had not asked to be comped, and we hadn't been acting annoyed or put out about it, so I was very impressed that she took the initiative to make sure we had a good dining experience. Once the food did make it out to us it was fantastic. I do wish they had a few more side dish options, but the ones we tried were very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. And the food was amazing the portions. Are large the service was right on it but expect To spend a pretty penny we spent 200 just for the 2 of us "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had NO idea such a delightful place existed in SLC. The service, from the free valet parking, to the hostess, to the wait staff was spectacular. The food was AMAZING. Sure it's expensive, but in Utah "expensive" does NOT equal "extraordinary." The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. We were having an early dinner on Sunday before a show. The staff did everything flawlessly and subtly to move us along on our timeline (which we only had to explain once.) The ambiance is dark, oak, refined. The tables are "low" (which was a bit odd) but everything else made it eventually not noticeable. I have a new favorite place in Salt Lake City."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We really wanted something special for our last night on our first trip to Salt Lake City. Wary as the restaurant was in the Hilton, but this place did not disappoint. Old world, handsome décor. Knowledgeable and efficient wait staff. The food was outstanding. Not very many places actually prepare a steak "Pittsburgh style" and this place cooked it perfectly. All in all the food was so good that I felt badly that I just couldn't finish it all. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "oustanding menu with best steaks in town and the kind of service i havent seen in salt lake in 20 yrs of dining absolutely fabulous wine selection hands down my favorite restaurant pricey but worth every penny"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, the food was somewhat disappointing"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Seldom am I willing to part with fifty dollars for a steak. But for a perfectly aged, perfectly prepared steak, I eagerly do so. Spencer's knows good steak. Period. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our evening meal was rather early at 5 pm, so there were not a lot of people there. The music was mellow and created a romantic mood. The vegetables were cooked to perfection and my husband enjoyed his steak immensely. I, however, was not as pleased. portion wise was excellent, but quality was not as good. Mostly I thought that charging separately for the vegetables, while charging such high price for the steak alone, was not only unexpected, but presumptuous, as the quality of the steak alone did not warrant the price, then adding additional pricing for the vegetables, just added insult to injury. The service was excellent, so improve the quality or adjust your prices to reflect the quality is my recommendation. Better crockery a must."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This Spencer's competes head to head with any of the top notch Chop Houses. Rich in ambience and with great food and service, you can't miss with this choice."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We were a bit disappointed with the overall experience. Spencer's is next door to Ruth's Chris where we have eaten several times. In food, service, and ambiance, Ruth's Chris was our clear favorite. We had the filet which was a little undercooked and lacked flavor. The sides ( green beans almandine, smashed potatoes) were excellent. The service was adequate, but nothing special. We were never even asked if we wanted a second drink, and our food was gone before anyone asked if it was cooked alright. Since the price is about the same as Ruth's Chris, I doubt we'll go back to Spencer's."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Quality of steak, appetizer, and side were very good. Quiet atmosphere with attentive service. Prices aren't cheap, but for a gigh end streak / chop house, the prices were as expected. The orders at out table we the fillet, New York, and rib eye with everyone making positive comments on the quality and preparation of our orders. I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Visited on a Saturday evening with reservations. Arrived 20 mins early to check-in and enjoy a drink before dinner. The bar was not well stocked and as such we couldn't get our first two drink selections. Both selections were for common rye whiskies that are available everywhere we go. Finally settled on a scotch that they did have in stock. As we finished our drinks I went back to the host to tell her we were ready anytime, still 5 mins before our reservation time. The host had forgotten about us and we proceeded to wait another 15 -20 mins to be seated. Our server was friendly but very busy since he was getting seated an extra table. When we ordered our first selection, the green beans, we were told they were out."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The environment was very nice and the food was excellent. The server seemed a bit harried and I didn't see that there was a really large crowd. I'm wondering if he was one of only a few servers and had to take care of a number of tables. Other than that, it was really nice. It's also conveniently located so you can walk around downtown after dinner."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was my second time eating at Spencer's in the past month, and both times I was disappointed with the attentiveness of the server. The steaks, sides, and apps were all amazing; however we found ourselves parched waiting for drinks while waiting for food. We were there for three hours, and a good portion of that time was waiting without a server checking in to see if we wanted drinks."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The waiter was awesome. He was checking in on us and we didn't have to wait for anything. The food was ok. For the amount of the food there is other steak houses that better steak for same price"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner with attentive service in quiet dark ambiance. We tried the calamari for a starter. It was perfect with no hint of chewiness. My husband had the ribeye and it was done to perfection. I had the Wagyu tenderloin with onions and mushrooms, fabulous! We also shared the smashed garlic potatoes. They were delicious. We were informed of special menu items and attended to without being overly interrupted. I would recommend Spencer's for all special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, service and ambiance. One of our favorite places to go for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great Valentine's dinner here. My steak was out of this world, and the waiter was knowledgeable enough to warn us that Spencer's undercooks - if I normally get a medium I should order a medium well. I took his suggestion and it was cooked to perfection. The mushrooms were wonderful, husband thoroughly enjoyed his lamb, and the chocolate not-cake with homemade ice cream was to die for. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Team dinner for our office to celebrate our great accomplishments. Really special. Perfect!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday and the food was wonderful. We especially liked the side dishes that were offered. In our small group we had some interesting questions about steak and our server was very knowledgeable we were all impressed with him and his answers. We all enjoyed our meal and our service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The lobster bisque was nothing more than hot water, chicken broth and cream with a chunk of lobster throw in. Thin and watery. No flavor. Not bisque. The soup Bowl was servedtilted onthe plate with "soup" sloshing everywhere. If we weren't a guest of a business associate i would havereturned it to the kitchen. One main course was served with no sides. The best i can say about the main courses is that they were unremarkable. Came back cold. No wonder the place was empty on a Saturday night for a last minute reservation when every one of the other 6 high end restaurants we called forest were booked solid. Never again. Sad to see the decline of a once great restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good food with poor presentation but took over 2.5 hours for dinner"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This place has a great ambience but the food was not good, especially when you factor in how expensive everything is. I ordered a Medium steak that cost $55 and it was brought out rare. I also love lobster bisque but didn't even come close to finishing it because it just simply tasted bad."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Spencer's got reviews in various outlets making me think it was going to be a great steak place. The iceberg lettuce salad I ordered was extremely small and barely had any dressing or other elements. The steak was close to average. I had a side dish of sauteed mushrooms which the waitress said was one of the specialties. The mushrooms were oily and bacon heavy. The dessert, strawberry shortcake, had almost no strawberries and had mint in it (something not mentioned in the menu desctiption). I didn't send anything back as I hate to waste food. The service was good, but not enough to overcome the issues with the food. My tab, including tip and a glass of wine was $130 for one person - pricey for what should have been much better."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I would recommend this establishment for anyone looking to spend a special evening. Although expensive, the food is to die for. By far the best steak I've ever eaten. Our table was ready when we arrived, the flowers that were ordered were there. Just an absolute great experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Service was excellent, very fast for how busy the restaurant was. Food was excellent also but expensive. I would definately go there again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It had been about ten years since I had been to Spencer's. It was every bit as good as I had remembered. It's pricy, but well worth it for that special occasion."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Hard to walk away remembering the food was good when there are screaming kids next to you. Staff never asked us about it, offered to re-seat, or asked the offenders to tone it down. Filet was excellent, staff was timely. I can't imagine worse ambiance. Some acknowledgement of the situation and an effort to correct it would have made all the difference. It just screams "we don't care" to offer no correction. It tells me they have low standards and expectations. It will happen again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If we wanted a steak we would prefer to go to Ruth's Chris or Flemings"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "While we found a nicely priced Rioja, the food was almost laughably expensive. Quality was decent but the meal was nowhere near worth the $100 per person spent. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. You'll thank yourself for spending half the price for a modern dinner selection."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Not much to say but the food was really good and the service was great. Had seafood and steak entrees and seafood appitizers. Also, the chef made a special vegetarian dish for us. Portions were really big so go hungry."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The staff and the food are incredible. Great place for a,Special occasion!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Spencer's is always a great restaurant to enjoy! The steaks are the best."
    Dined on 12/24/2013