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About Spencer's at the Waterfront

Located on the Burlington lakefront, the newly renovated Spencer's at the Waterfront offers fabulous food and breathtaking views. We offer a unique and varied food concept, featuring a daily market board, Craft Cut steaks, items for groups to share as well as a selection of fresh, chilled shellfish. Guests can enjoy the sparkling lake view from inside our glass-walled dining room or from our stunning patio.

1340 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON L7S 1B1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - close

Cross Street:
Brant Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 633-7494

Website:
http://www.spencers.ca/

Parking Details:
Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot

Executive Chef:
Aaron Linley

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Spencer's at the Waterfront Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (67)
Waterfront (61)
Special Occasion (56)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (39)
Romantic (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Great for Lunch (32)
Great for Brunch (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Groups (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Healthy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (13)
Disabled Access (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
People Watching (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

It was great except for the fact that my husband and I were freezing cold for most of our meal. The waitress did kindly try to make it better by speaking to the manager and raising the heat but there was no difference. Other than that everything was really good and our server did a great job at taking care of us

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·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed St. Valentine's Day at Spencer's.
Looking forward to returning to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary July 12, 2018.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was terrible, did not pay attention to his tables, despite the fact that it was lunch and they weren't busy. A big disappointment. How hard it is to get tea right??
$90 for 2 burgers, and 2 drinks, tip and bad service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual, it was an excellent brunch experience. The hospitality was outstanding, particularly our server Melissa. The ambiance is fantastic, particularly in the warmer weather when the patio overlooking the lake is open.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

The brunch was superb with more options than we could possibly have managed to try without over stuffing ourseleves. Chef John was a delight; very personable and attentive. Our experience could not have been better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fish was good. Pork was well cooked but presentation unimpressive; side of gnocci was terrible, I wouldn't call that gnocci, and it was paired with cauliflower, not a wise combination. Service was very good and it has a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We celebrated my husbands birthday @ Spencer’s & we enjoyed the Sunday Brunch.
There was a good selection & variety of dishes& food.
The service was good as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I started with the prosciutto-wrapped pear and followed with the striploin steak. The food was quite good, but nothing spectacular. Lovely atmosphere. However, I have eaten here on four separate occasions and the kitchen is always remarkably slow.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Dont think twice make yourself a reservation this second. The food service and ambience is worth driving for. Anytime any season.
Exceeds expectations+++
Value for experience+++

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The brunch was lovely! The food was delicious, the service was great, it was very good value and the dining room is bright, cheerful and beautifully decorated.
Will be returning soon!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We thought the food and service was great. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. Some of the hot food was cold, otherwise, I would recommend to my family and friends. I noted it was my sister's 60th birthday on the reservation, but there was not a word mentioned during our stay. I cannot, however, wait until our next visit. Thank you

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The brunch is absolutely awesome. We have been before and we took two people with us this time and they thought it was incredible. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice place good service. Low noise level which was nice because we could have conversation . Coming back again for sure.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall, it was a nice experience due to the atmosphere/ambiance of the place, but our mains took a while to arrive, and our waiter disappeared at times. Also, my steak was barely warm when it arrived.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I was very disappointed with my lunch , I orderedFallafel on a pita. The Fallafel was like hockey pucks, no sauce and the pita itself was like dried out paper. The waiter never came back to see how our meal was, so I iate as I was so hungry. He was almost rude when I finally got him to bring me some sauce.
Have been coming here for several,years and I don’t think I will ever go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I finally got to try the famous Sunday brunch here, but perhaps it's not the best to have such high expectation before going. It was definitely a nice atmosphere and a great spot for a family gathering, but the food was alright and there was nothing mindblowing. It was a good, standard brunch. The service was quite slow, so it was a bit frustrating having to find our wait staff ourselves. It would be a nice venue for any occasion (saw lots of family parties/gatherings) but I wouldn't return if i was in the mood for some great food.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My wife always wanted to go to Spence, so I wanted to surprise her on her birthday and I hate trying new places so I gave it a try and was amazed by the food variety and loved every thing I ate I really will visit more often.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The managers were late getting us to our table but were extremely apologetic and offered us free apps for our patience. All in all a very good experience for a lively night out with friends. The restaurant was loud enough that you didn’t feel like you were bothering the people at the next table if you were enjoying yourselves - but not so loud that you couldn’t hear each other talk.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really great service. Went out of their way to accommodate special requests!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The fish taco was barely warm. Our server stopped by our table for a few seconds each time. We did have the fish reheated or replaced, but we were both disappointed and wouldn’t order it again. I thought we might have been offered a free dessert to share as I had specified that it was a birthday celebration.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I lovely spot for a business lunch. View is great both of the water around the fireplace. Service was prompt because we were on a time schedule. Nothing too exciting but well-prepared. My colleague had the lentil soup and salad and I had the fish tacos withSalad. Tables are not too close so we could have a confidential conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing brunch, tons of food and variety

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food except crab legs! Crab legs were dry. Service was great and view was spectacular.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I don’t normally leave a review, but since we had such an exceptional waiter, Robert, I felt compelled to leave a review this time. Robert was very professional and made us all feel welcome and relaxed. He was attentive and served us specialty coffee drinks promptly, making us feel that it was his pleasure to serve us.
My daughter also commented to me that she felt Robert was the best waiter that she has had in many years.
Initially when I saw on the website that there would be a 17% gratuity tip automatically added to the bill, I felt this percentage was a bit high for a brunch venue. However, after receiving the service that we did from Robert I was more than happy to leave this gratuity.
All the members of my family thoroughly enjoyed this Brunch and we will definitely be coming back to Spencer’s!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was great! would have loved to know that all the drinks were included! I'm sure that was mentioned on the website some where i just missed it! Mimosa's and Caesar's included and all for just $51 per person!

Just make sure you go hungry! Higher price point- but great quality overall day.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Have been dining here for years. Brunch has improved. Food was flavourful and fresh and a couple of new items introduced. Good selection; not overwhelming. Service all-around was good. Thanks

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was not bad at all, however not good enough to justify the price tag. The views are great though. Lake in the summer and outdoor skating rink in the winter. The waitress was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had a family meal at Spencer's when they first opened and at the time, we didn't we would ever go back. The layout created such a amplification of noise, that we couldn't carry on a conversation! Last November, my husband brought me back for a birthday meal - we were pleasantly surprised by the changes, with a combination of family-friendly corners as well as more intimate booths away from the main area. To make the evening even better, we happen to be there on a Tuesday for the "steaks and grapes " special, which was Devine!! We've made it our new years resolution to goat least one Tuesday a month!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I ate here for New Year's Day brunch with our 9 month old. We were seated where the high chair had to be where one of the chairs was and not at the outside of the table. The high chair strap didn't tighten very well. This meant us having to switch chairs back and forth so one of us was right beside our baby as we took turns getting our food. It was not very enjoyable. Any other restaurant we have eaten at the high chair is able to go at the outside of the table/booth or we are seated at a round table. I did have a reservation and in it specifies a high chair.

In addition, we didn't find the service to be that good (server came back only to clear plates and only asked once if my hubby wanted another drink (never asked me), and the food was not so good either. The waffles were left out so they were cold, and much of what I tasted I took one bite and that was enough (for me being a foodie that says a lot). Considering this cost us $65 each plus tax and gratuities, we really didn't feel it was worth it. Very disappointing considering Spencer's is a sentimental place to us (where we had our first date and anniversary dinners). Wish we could get that money back...

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year brunch - food selection was good but nothing was hot. Soup was warm as were other things.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seating was overcrowded...a table for two felt like a table for 6 because we were crammed in and we were told we couldn’t move the table. It was very uncomfortable! The service was not great, missing items, wrong course was served, drink order was forgotten. My husband had the steak which he enjoyed, I ordered the lobster...which for the price was not satisfactory. The Portion was very small and quality of the meat was not good.
We will not return or recommend Spencer’s.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time dining here. Restaurant was beautifully decorated. Met up with old friends for my husband's birthday. Restaurant readily accommodated plans that I wanted to put in place. Our waiter was also absolutely phenomenal. I definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the restaurant location and ambience. Our waiter was excellent. In the past, that has not always been the case but on my last 2 visits, I have been impressed. Thank you for that, it's very important. I've been to this restaurant several times over the many years it has been a Burlington landmark. It has not always been predictable which has meant that I'm not a regular. The location is one that can not be beat and I do love the new decor.

The food is good, not scrumptious or memorable, but still good. I was there with my husband, daughter and two teenage grand kids for lunch. Nice selections. I chose the trout while my husband and grand kids chose beef (burgers and prime rib sandwich). My daughter had the vegetarian falafel. All good.

My only comment on the food that is a tad negative is that I absolutely love fresh cut french fries. These are more like little chips, none are longer than an inch or so. We all ordered fries but they are so much trouble to eat, we could have done with one order. If you want good fries, go to Jake's Grill and Oyster House in Burlington...different, I get that, but they are THE BEST!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We booked a family lunch over the holidays, and absolutely loved our visit. Food was great, server was professional and very personable. We enjoyed our visit, worth the money.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was spot on. Food, service, atmosphere, etc. Had a good time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was friendly and personable. The food was delicious! Portion size was perfect

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, great service, wonderful sunday brunch experience, totally worth the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The venue is spectacular..on the lake with a view of the skyway bridge.The food was good, lots of choices and the service was good. All in all a great dining experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful location, great service and food! I’d Recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Disabled Access, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Spicy, Great Beer, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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