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Spencer's at the Waterfront, Burlington, ON
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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
4.5
4449 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse

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, seafood towers and dry-aged craft cut steaks.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 633-7494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matteo Paonessa

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca

  • Private party contact

    Management: (905) 633-7494

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington

  • Cross street

    Brant Street

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Halton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Halton

    Romantic

  • Halton

    Most Booked

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  1. JC

    JudithC

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business meeting but with a friend. One of my favourite places to dine and invite friends. Great service, unbelievable food and extraordinary ambiance that is truly Spencer’s!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time back here after a year or two. Dry pleasantly surprised, excellent service and food. Would certainly go back despite it being a bit noisy but great “buzz”. Went here at last minute as we had walked out of our booked restaurant in Burlington because it was way too noisy.
  3. f

    firsttimer

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The most unwelcoming experience imaginable. The waiter was trying to turn the table before we finished eating. I expected better service at such a high end restaurant, especially since we were enjoy the food and kept wanting to order more. Disappointing.
  4. m

    mrdarinalexander

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfection. Excellent food and atmosphere.
  5. LK

    LaurenK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. He was so kind and attentive. He made everything happen for us and we were very thankful.
  6. G

    Greg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Super expensive. Worth it once every few years max
  7. AM

    AndreM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had great food with good service. A beautiful evening and we will certainly go back.
  8. JR

    JaneR

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were phoned to confirm our reservation for the wrong day & when we phoned back to clarify, there was no apology for the mix up. We weren’t in a rush, but felt the wine could have been served more quickly
  9. SR

    SylvieR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Salmon was ordered at 8:30 pm and it was just warm and the skin was rubbery. I think it had sat around for hours. Also didn’t like the other items not sure what they were and there wasn’t hardly any salmon
  10. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, service. I was impressed and wish I had gone there sooner.
  11. A

    Alysha

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary lunch! Staff made us feel special
  12. CL

    ChristopherL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Amazing meal with 2 friends I consider my sisters.
  13. DP

    DanielP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Server was great. Service took over 2 hours tho. Took an hour between app and entree
  14. ED

    EllenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent, but the music playing in the 'background' was overwhelming. I might try the patio in the summer be won't be returning to the dining room any time soon.
  15. B

    Becc

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was beyond words. Our server Brad was exceptional. The food was outstanding. Overall a great experience.
  16. DP

    DavidP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very noisy, difficult to have a conversation
  17. c

    christines

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always! Never disappoints! Great staff, excellent food, superb setting!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The short ribs were so delicious. Tender, juicy, full of flavours.
  19. PM

    PaulM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    More expensive than anticipated. Never been to a restaurant where there is a charge for bread. Wine overpriced. Noisy.
  20. RD

    RickD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I made a reservation for two well in advance for a 6 pm sitting. Upon arrival we were ushered past the bar to a table for two, wedged between two large tables either side filled with boisterous guests. Less than three feet separated us from the guests on either side. As I surveyed the restaurant and used the restroom, I came to the conclusion that we were seated at the worst table for two in the entire restaurant - despite making reservations. It was sufficiently loud in the place we had to raise our voices considerably just to try and have a conversation. This is not a roadhouse or a sports bar - dinner for two was north of $300. This establishment doesn't prioritize those who make reservations and crams its tables together to generate revenue - spoiling the experience. The service was good - the food middling. Table selection and very tight proximity to other guests ruined the night. We will never be back. I don't expect hushed silence on a Saturday night, but at this price point, this not a place to visit for good meal with normal dinner conversation.
  21. JT

    JayT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house Cabernet was excellent!
  22. KK

    KathleenK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service.
  23. GC

    GlennaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing table with a view and privacy excellent
  24. MJ

    MabelJ

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent but our food experience terrible. We will never go back. Our fish came with beans from a can and our saffron pasta without saffron, completely tasteless. This restaurant used to be great but got too busy and lost its quality and attention to detail.
  25. MB

    MarcB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our visit to spensers. It was our 43 Anniversary It would be nice when making a reservation that why your visiting could be addressed. My only complaint who be the cost of drinks.
  26. WG

    WayneGM54

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the lake and great food and drink. We have been fans of Chef Matteo for years.
  27. KS

    KeithS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food and service were excellent. What was really unpleasant was the music from speakers immediately above our booth. It was way too loud, the singing was almost unbearably screeching to my hearing aids. Music can be a pleasant complement to eating if it is soft and instrumental.
  28. c

    christines

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent!
  29. M

    Mamie

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for my friends and they absolutely enjoyed the ambiance, food and…view. Both of us had the crab/ egg Benedict and the Man in our party had eggs and steak…let just say…not a piece left on any plate! Our server was extremely patient…as we enjoyed our mimosas…and helpful in helping us with our food choices. Some people may say…expensive…we say..worth splurging for!
  30. BT

    BenTO

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    I made a reservation for my wife and I for 8p on Saturday night and it was so busy that we had to wait 45 minutes before we actually got a table. The waitress said that this was normal for a Saturday night but I guess we didn't get the memo. Once we did get seated, our server was really attentive and had a great positive attitude which did help us to forget about the wait. We ordered the snow crab cakes which were very tasty, a bottle of cab sauv (also very good albeit slightly overpriced) as a starter. For mains we ended up ordering 2 dishes that we shared, the New York strip 12oz and the One bone lamb with a root vegetable pave that was extremely tasty. The lamb ended up being the tastier of the two dishes. Overall, we may end up going back there just for the ambience and the view of the water during the day but hopefully the wait times improve and we will avoid the steaks. Chop steakhouse or the Keg have better quality steaks.
  31. AR

    ARtwenty8

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly servers, delicious food! Had a great time.
  32. I

    Ilene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very enjoyable experience when we had brunch at Spencer's. The server was very polite and engaging. The food was delicious. They were also very understanding when I asked for a later reservation time as I was running late. Would definitely visit again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great after we were seated, very friendly and patient staff, everyone would rush to help. However before that at the entrance we couldn’t get a good table. Although when we were leaving there were much better unoccupied tables the whole evening. Food was nice, well presented and the starters are the best. Much noise in the place that can’t make it really suitable for a couple on a date. Even the quieter zones had high tables which should be the other way around.. young crowds should be directed to those high seats
  34. CK

    ChrisK70

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    it was very hot inside, probably not restaurants fault - but maybe vent the air a bit when it goes to 15 degrees at night in November.
  35. VM

    ValerieM

    Baja California Sur

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, loved the music, fabulous servers so friendly.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner - Everything was exceptional. Food was very good!
  37. L

    Lydapple

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely an outstanding restaurant. Chef Matteo is worth the trip to the Burlington waterfront.
  38. M

    Marie

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my friend’s birthday yesterday and along with the joy of being able to eat outside on November 10 (!) we couldn’t have had a better time. Our server (I believe his name was Ian), was amazing, kind, and funny and gave us the time we needed for a wonderful visit as well as a stellar meal. From beginning to end, it was perfection. I love Spencer’s!! The food is always incredible, and everyone who works there is very polite and always goes out of their way to make sure your time there is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Kudos to the chefs - the food never fails to impress. Thank you, Spencer’s, for yet another incredible experience!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The food was well prepared, well presented and very yummy. Will definitely come back for a summer experience! :)
  40. AJ

    AlexJohnson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome Experience. I would definitely go again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spencer's at the Waterfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 633-7494.

Spencer's at the Waterfront is rated 4.5 stars by 4449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Spencer's at the Waterfront

1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1B1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brant Street

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matteo Paonessa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 633-7494

  • Private party facilities

    Corporate Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca

  • Private party contact

    Management: (905) 633-7494

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