Spencer's at the Waterfront

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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 seafood tower, daily changing fresh market fish and dry-aged craft cut steaks.
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NP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a retirement dinner for a dear member of our team. Spencer's was able to seat all of us in the same area, deliver service excellence, attention to details, and charm all our guests to make a special night. Amazing food, great environment and wonderful service. Thank you!!

GK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our meal. The steaks we had were excellent. However there could have been more potatoes and vegetables. Also the four shrimp we had were very pricey.

I
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

restaurant is lovely but items price for a glass of wine is atrocious......$15. for 6 oz.

Mussels were excellent - our server was a delight.

we chose Spencers because it was rather centrally located. you certainly won't go out for business for our not returning. we'll probably dine at a restaurant in Oakville when next the 4 of us get together. As for recommending your restaurant I will tell friends the food was excellent, ditto for the wine but quite pricey.

s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Not a great experience

DT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle our server was amazing. Attentive, helpful and friendly! The food as always was spectacular. Thank you Spencers’s.

RK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The server was apparently overworked and that reflected in her efficiency as well as courtesy. Did not fell this way on our last visit and to the sister restaurant.

MA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent in terms of food quality, service and scenery. Great for groups and special occasions.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, nice lake view and great service.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall was it was a great experience. Great service.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as always

J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the atmosphere and the location. Our waiter Robert was extremely friendly and accommodating.

AV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and food was delicious. I only wish the dinner menu was slightly more expansive. Date night was a big success and I will definitely be coming back again.

RP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch for four was wonderful with feature cocktails, excellent service & food.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Spencer’s and we will definitely return. The only negative was the calamari. It was barely warm and was very tough. We should have returned it but didn’t.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here especially for the champagne brunch. Our favourite xo

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amy our server was outstanding. Friendly without being too friendly. Food was so good station chefs were all super friendly and accommodating
Chef came over and made sure we were having a good time and that the food was good.
Our first time here but definitely not our last.
One of the best brunches we’ve had for sure.

LB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait for our reservation longer then expected but staff went above and beyond to rectify situation. Would recommend this restaurant for that reason alone. However, food was great and ambience was perfect for a date.

NH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Charcuterie board was a complete waste of money. Fatty unappetizing deli meat / raw bacon slapped on the board, a couple of one inch cheese cubes, dry bread slices, no olives, nothing delicious. All for $23.

JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

After an initial boo-boo with the wine [ asked for a Soave Classico, got a Valpolicella . The Soave was listed under red wines ??? ] food and ambiance were good. A few little things could be cleaned up e.g. we should not have to ask what to do with our coats etc. and this could be a very good restaurant .

FK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Matteo has added real value to the meals. Great flavours and taste

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service (waiter) was excellent, but it took so long to receive our food. Was in the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. but didn't receive our main dish until 8:35 p.m.

K
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed by the nice attitude of the manager after he showed up at our table and apologized for the delay in serving coffee.

NI
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

There was a party of 30 for the brunch buffet which caused huge lines ups. The larger party created their own lines which caused the rest of restaurant to go around their line to access the buffet. There needs to be an orderly line or a greeter to advise where patrons should line up. Or have barriers to guide everyone around the buffet area in a classy fashion. Otherwise everything was great. But because of the large lineup, our group was not able to fully enjoy the buffet as there were 15-20 minute wait times to access the buffet trays.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch for my daughter. Nice touch with complimentary champagne to toast and small dessert with candle.

Service was great. Friendly and informative but not in your face.

Some found their seafood meals salty and nothing special. Very small portions.

Great setting overlooking the lake. Expected better food and not first on our list to return.

Very nice experience but not great.

H
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere! Even though it was cooling down outside we were able to dine outdoors because of their heated patio. The service was 🙌🙌. Lovely waiters!

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was really a treasure and a compliment to his employers. It was chilly by the air conditioning vents and he went out of his way to get me an outdoor blanket. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. Many thanks to all.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour for our meals. It was my brothers birthday so it was a let down.
Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Free drinks and desert for or wait.
However it was a VERY long wait.

TD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience in Canada here at Spencer's. Wonderful view, great food and great service.

Thank you for accommodating us to celebrate our birthday.

Thomas Dusart
Cannes, France

c
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

My family and I went to Spencer's at the Waterfront for my moms 60th Birthday. I made a reservation beforehand and called the day of to make sure they knew it was for an important Birthday for my mom. At this time I also inquired about if they do anything special for Birthday's, which they told me they do a cake with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate. I was happy to hear about this. Once we arrived, the host told us there was no outdoor seating available, which was fine because the don't guarantee (although a little disappointed), but thanks to my Dad he was able to scope a couple tables free on the patio on way to the bathroom, we were then seated outside. The view is amazing and the patio is beautiful. The food looks amazing on the plate but is very disappointing and extremely overpriced for the quality you receive. We had to mention a couple of things to the server, which they resolved well. They issues were regarding the size of the oysters and the pea soup was unappetizing. Finally, for dessert they didn't do the cake for my mom and when I mentioned it to the server and she explained that the host didn't inform her of this. I feel like the organization and communication at the restaurant is extremely poor and it unfortunately resulted in a very disappointing experience and it made my mothers Birthday feel like it wasn't special at all. On top of that the food is not good. The only perk this place has is the beautiful view.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, calamari was a little on the rubbery side- would be nice if paired w 2 dips (a spicy one and regular one)

M
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Recommending Spencers as a wonderful waterfront locale - unfortunately service is incredibly slow and food has become ordinary although the menu is interesting. Have been coming here over the years and always looking forward to sitting on the great deck overlooking Lake Ontario. Hope that this last experience is a one-off and that service and taste is reconsidered. Wait staff seemed harried and not really happy although ours did her very best to keep a confident face. Please up the ante!

MG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Drinks included! Had a nice view of the lake.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely :)

NT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, fresh and tasty. Would definitely come back to this place for another event, or maybe just for the occasional brunch. The staff was friendly and professional and the setting/ambiance was awesome too! I can see why it gets so busy on weekends so go early to avoid the crowd!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience at Spencer's. I brought my family of 7 for brunch to celebrate my mother's birthday. Our server made us feel well taken care of and was a delight! Food is always excellent and will keep us coming back for every occasion.

J
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Took just over an hour to get our mains. During that time waiter was MIA... never came around to ask if we wanted another drink or update us on the whereabouts of our food. Once the food finally arrived, just over an hour, it was OK. Big disappointment. Won’t go back.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak tartar and the view were to die for!

AS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was ok location service everything else was excellent. Good oyster selection.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good location with excellent service. Food choices could be better. Also a bit pricey.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I would for the view, but your prices are high for what you get. I had a coupon is why I came with out of town guests.
The wine I had was off and was replaced.
We waited a long time for our meal others around us got their meal before us and were seated Long before them and when we came the restaurant wasn’t very busy. We ordered the special so service should have been quicker
I haven’t been to your restaurant in a while, because I thought then your prices are overly high.

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