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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JC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hesitate to write a review because I'd like to keep this gem a secret!!! Fabulous brunch! All (a lot) the food was amazing! We had such a nice time; our server seemed to be having as much fun as we were. She was a delight! Beautiful views of the lake!

ST
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for my daughter’s birthday and they looked after us very well. The food is very good but not inexpensive! Nice atmosphere, great service.

AH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall a nice experience although the desserts were disappointing. Fabulous wine recommendation- matched the food perfectly at a good price point.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely great service and great view
Food was good a little blend for my taste

MB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Spencer’s is a beautiful restaurant with a great view of the lake. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. I would say that the food lacks vision for the money that you are paying. My Branzino appeared to be just steamed and it was bland. My plate came with between 4 and 6 small pieces of vegetables including one thin slice of a brussel sprout hidden under the fish and some fancy but likely canned mushrooms (judging from the texture and lack of flavour) around the outside. The cocktail menu was uninspired for a restaurant trying to present itself as a 5 star. A meal for two with one drink each, two entrees and two side dishes will range around $130. I think you can do better in the area.

PG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would recommend getting a window seat looking at the lake!

KM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent about our experience at Spencer’s including the surrounding area with lights and skating. Parking could have been a problem as full when we entered but it was only a matter of minutes before a spot became available. A great place for special occasions but otherwise very expensive if just going for something to eat.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Food was delicious. Morgan our server was outstanding.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Made the drive from Guelph for brunch. We were very disappointed that you ran out of a lot of things. The oysters were not replenished at all. We didn’t even get one. We won’t return for brunch. We have been there for dinner and enjoyed it but were very disappointed with the brunch.

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful room and ambience. My halibut was a bit over cooked and therefore dry. Everything else, including my guests dinner; was well prepared.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxing atmosphere and well trained staff made our lunch experience perfect. We enjoyed our Mushroom Risotto, Caesar Salad, Butternut Squash Agnolotti and Sorbet immensely. Well done. We will be back soon. Thank you

RW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Great ambiance. Superb service and outstanding food.

AW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cheeseburgers expensive at $19 but very tasty. Rissotto considered 'ordinary' at $24 by my companion. The property is beautiful and so is the view of Lake Ontario.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always.
The Standard.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary. The food was excellent. Great service and friendly staff.

SH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family gathering at your restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the venue and the meal. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We usually love Spencer’s. This time the menu was really underwhelming. All of our usual go-tos were gone. No high end steak options, lobster. The food took way too long to come to the table. We usually enjoy it here but this time wasn’t great. We will try again!

V
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were superb. Always find the food excellent

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was OK but not great. My entree was lukewarm and the coffee tepid. Portions were small compared to the prices. Server was friendly and prompt. Noise level made conversation difficult, but I guess that's to be expected just before Christmas.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was under staffed. Slow service.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices, arctic char special was outstanding

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very very very very very very very very very very very good good good good

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everything was perfect!

RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Limited menu
Inattentive staff
VERY poor value
Used to be my favourite spot - has gone to the dogs!

o
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The server didn’t offer me a drink. They only brought water to the table. When I left the told me the tea and coffee were included in the price. So i paid for it but didn’t get it.

Also I ask for a bigger table and I was told nothing else is available but there were 3 tables with no one on them

M
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to come to the Brunch a couple of times a year!
Excellent all around!!

GK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a seafood appetizer and a fish entree. Both were cooked to perfection. Our server was very attentive and very pleasant and enthusiastic. Looking forward to returning to dine very soon.

JF
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evening my dinner was superb. I was seated at the chef's table and was watching the oysters being prepared. The service was astounding, Josh did an amazing job. The food was incredibly delious being perfectly cooked and served. The whole team was fantastic serving flawlessly on that very busy night. ..jf..

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The placed in a both next to the waiter station. Our guests sitting there were constantly bombarded with bumps and vibrations. Our wait staff was hurried and insensitive. The food was good but given the price I expected better.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff were welcoming and attentive. Ambiance, food, service were excellent. It was the first time for my friends and they all would like to dine here again

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just eccellent -service, good, attentiveness, and value. Also, great day to view the lake. All in all , all of my guests were well pleased and satisfied. Thank our servers and the cooks.
Bob

LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view is spectacular any season of the year. The menu offers a variety of options to suit all tastes and needs. The presentation and quality of food is excellent. I’m not from Burlington but travel an hour to meet friends and enjoy the ambiance and food.

RG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Morning Bruch was excellent. Our server was extremely personable and attentive.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner exceeded our expectations. It was a very enjoyable experience for our anniversary, and our waitress was incredibly attentive, professional, and kind. We will be back! :)

LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most enjoyable experience...one entree was lovely and the second was agnotti presented flat as a pancake on a plate....presentation was poor but taste was good.
I invited a guest and it was a little embarrassing.

SQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food wasn't great. I have been there many times before and the food was off last night. Steak wasn't cooked properly, appetizers were mediocre and the burrata cheese was watery and like eating cold wet mush.

DE
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious other than the crab legs...Very small and not much flavour. The salmon and beef were amazing. Variety was excellent! Delicious desert table. Very generous with drinks and coffee. Our server was amusing and attentive and acknowledged a birthday at our table without being asked.
Would loved to have had a table with a lake view.
Will certainly return and recommend to friends.
Thank you for a delicious brunch.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Thank you to Paul for ensuring we had a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

TM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit and both times have been excellent. The wine selection was excellent, so refreshing to go to a nice restaurant that serves more than local wines. We will be back...again