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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
3771 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

Located on the Burlington lakefront, Spencer's at the Waterfront hosts a stunning patio and a glass walled dining room with breathtaking views. Great for a group or a romantic setting. Sip wine while enjoying a fresh and innovative menu highlighting local and seasonal produce, daily changing fresh market fish and dry-aged craft cut steaks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3771 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MadeleineS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice ambience, great 90's music...good food, not the largest portions but fair

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CarolynF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spenders never fails to please. Just wish the portions were a little bigger. Great service!!

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Serina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but the food and drinks were amazing. Would definitely come back

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Martina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall, the dinner was ok :) didn’t exceed any expectations. It took 1.5 hours for our food to come. When it arrived, the chicken in the pasta was cold. When we first arrived, there was broken glass on the seat and one of our guests cut himself.

The ambience was nice. For the price, the experience could have been a little better!

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MarilynS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waiter did his job minimally. Needs to be more personable. The salmon was only slightly warm. The water smelled fishy.

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Sabrine
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rain was an absolute amazing server!!! Everything she recommended was delicious! Definetly will be back again!

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Ella
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and sophisticated at the same time. Loved the carrot cake. Very pleasant ambience.

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BrianN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! The Beef Shortrib is a must try!

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2die4
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two very special Birthday. Food was excellent...started with oysters and crab cake to go with our Champagne. Everyone enjoyed their mains...mostly seafood that was cooked perfectly. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service , great food and ambiance. It was a beautiful spot to enjoy the waterfront and catch up with a good friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome like always!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food!

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MinaM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was unbelievable, the drinks were even better. The service was top-notch, we were there to celebrate a birthday and they brought us complimentary glasses of bubbly to start the night off. Pricey because its a higher-end restaurant, but worth it and would definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks very much for making our 5 year anniversary that extra bit special! Definitely recommend the spiced sangria

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TinaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant quiet dining with well spaced tables. Halibut special was dry and expensive.

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ClaudeG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Nice place, vers good service, prefect food, to much noise difficulties to have a conversation with other guess at our table. Over price

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we initially arrived we were placed at a high top by the bar, which I had reserved intentionally. We sat there for some time before being helped, we were given prosecco for waiting, then when the server continued to neglect us so we asked to be moved. The manager was very apologetic and accommodating. We moved to a new section with a server named Jack I believe. Jack was incredible, helped us select some knock out meals and desert. He was friendly, kind and knows how to serve. We were so so impressed with him and our meals. Steak cuts we tender and perfectly cooked. The bread was incredible, fresh, soft and seasoned with salt and rosemary on the crust. The burrata cheese app was also amazing, fresh tomatoes and a perfect medley of flavours. Lastly, the desert was lights out a lemon poppy seed blueberry crumble of sorts, the flavours could not have gone any better together. Flavour explosion and we are chocolate people. We were so impressed. Our best experience at Spencer’s hands down, despite the challenges at the start(which were all handled professionally and timely).
Great night. Thank you!

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our hostess made sure we were seated outside, at the best table! We were warm & enjoyed the view & all meals were delicious 😎

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vipDandDinTO
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place is nice and the view of the lake is beautiful and the service was good as well.

The food was fine, just nothing special unfortunately.

But it was a pleasant evening. Some like music would be nice, as the place could be more romantic if they had some live music and turned the lights down a little bit.

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HarpreetG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service would definitely be coming back

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CarolAnne
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Spencer's, and the food and service was amazing!

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GordonnaR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was disappointing to say the least... My husband and I sat for 30-45min without anyone coming by with menus or water... The food was a let down as they had great ingredients with no flavour... at $6 a shrimp and $7 a scallop you’d think a spice rack would be in the budget! The only redeeming factor was the music playing...

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here last week with my boyfriend for our anniversary and we were blown away by the incredible experience so much so that we just had to come back! We dined here again with family this week and again, such a wonderful experience. The staff is very kind and welcoming, the atmosphere is quiet and nice, and the food is INCREDIBLE as usual! I definitely recommend.

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We were hosted very well but service was not that great we were 4 Seniors playing tribute to one of us is leaving Burlington to return home to the US after living in Burlington for past 15 years or so and had never been to Spencer she was so looking forward to it sorry but it might be some time before we bring someone there again. P S we live at Spencer’s Landing. Jim

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EdwardW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to Spencer's many times. I work for a large Canadian company and we typically have our business dinners there. We've also had our annual company dinner there. This past time was a nice night out with my wife. It was horrible and it was incredibly upsetting. Spencer's used to be an upscale restaurant but it was far from it, on this particular evening. The quality of the food was incredibly disappointing, at best, and did NOT justify the prices. The service was also bad. Our server felt more obliged to stand around and chat with coworkers than to check on us. And, to top it off, the music was loud and horrible. We literally listened to The Beastie Boys "Fight for you right" as we sat and tried to enjoy what was left of our unpleasant experience. When I asked our waiter why they were playing such music, he chuckled and said "well, we play to our crowd". I pointed out the other four tables that had guests with an average age of, I'd say 70, and said "I don't think elderly people listen to the Beastie Boys. I'm 50 years old, I used to but I don't enjoy listening to them while trying to enjoy a dinner."
He smiled, shrugged his shoulders and walked away. The music selection continued.

The entire evening was incredibly disappointing. Spencer's quality, atmosphere and ambiance has plummeted yet their prices have increases. A good recipe for self destruction.

We won't be returning. Our company will not be holding any more business dinners and/or luncheons there and we certainly won't be booking our dinner of 35 for our company annual dinner, anymore, either.

It was honestly one of our worst restaurant experiences.
It was a complete waste of time and money.

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vipmike
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wine.
Service was great too!
Will be back

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Kathryn
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful space, lovely staff and yummy desserts. A little overpriced.

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TinaN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, wohld definitely come back again.

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momofafoodie
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The reno has made the restaurant nice. Usual case of great view vs food quality. The chicken tagliatelle I had wasnt worth $30. There was no taste even after adding more parmesan. My guests enjoyed their salmon and scallops. $215 pre tip meal for 3 glasses of wine and 3 mains not really good for value imo.

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Stokely
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great menu with options for everyone in your group from vegetarians to omnivores and diehard meat-and-potato types. Service was excellent and overall ambiance was nice.

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NancyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food average, main course cold.
Music not well put with high end ambience.
Too much hype and money for an average meal.
Server a bit pushy. Attitude change when we left a 50 dollar tip. Very unfortunate.

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sisyphus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

location is great.Ambience good with all staff very friendly and helpful.

parking convenient.Most importantly food was good.Already recommended the place to a friend who like myself lives in brantford.
waiter forgot to bring Mary a cup of hot water and lemon which she had ordered.Other than that,visit was perfect and i look forward to attending again

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DariceC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food. Beautiful view! Will return for sure.

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KevinW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary and we had an amazing time.

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JoshuaF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our 3rd year anniversary and the experience beginning to end was spectacular. The service, food, and general atmosphere were incredible and we will definitely be dining here again soon!

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vipjolau711
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our meals at Spencer's. Food is excellent, the service friendly and efficient. Everyone is observing social distancing and wearing face masks. Nice to sit and look out at the water and feel safe in your space.

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RobertB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review