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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (83)
Scenic View (82)
Special Occasion (71)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Good for a Date (50)
Romantic (45)
Great for Lunch (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Business Meals (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Great for Brunch (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Casual (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Healthy (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Fun (17)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Seasonal (14)
Disabled Access (11)
People Watching (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

Awesome food - always a treat.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been to Spencer's several times and have never been disappointed. It's one of our favourite special occasion spots!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cancún)·Dined 6 days ago

LOve the setting and it never disappoints!The waiter was efficient,knowledgeable and made great recommendations.My vegan friend found the menu very limited but for me the offerings were varied and delicious.Hard to choose!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My favourite brunch place! We come here often and are never disappointed. Food is always great and staff very helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The brunch was everything we heard and more. Something for everyone. Mimosas were an added touch. Have already recommended to friends and coworkers. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice resturant with a beautiful view.
We wenr there for a birthday lunch and the server knew about the birthday from myvreservation amd they gave us a small yummy brownies and cookies, their treat!
Worth it on Tuesday nights with their great deal for two steaks and a bottle of wine for $70.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our overall day was great , the food was fresh, the coffee hot and the view amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The meal was excellent....lots of choices...I have to eat gluten free and I had no problem with that.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely incredible experience and service was stellar. We’ve already booked our return!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A special occasion place, with excellent tasting food. We had soup, shared the beet salad, and an main each, leaving us no room for desert. Being from the Niagara region I would have enjoyed seeing more local wines on the wine list. After learning it was my wife's Birthday, they went the extra mile to make that special.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We attended for my firm's 50th anniversary in business. The service was fantastic. The waiter always seemed to know when we were prepared to order and did not push us to finish at the end of the meal while we reminisced a bit. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was cosy. I would return (and will return) in the future not only for business events, but for personal dining and parties. Thank you.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

My friend and I have dined together at the Ancaster and Cambridge locations.
We're looking forward to adding Elora next year.
Our server and service was spot on.
We were seated in a booth with a fantastic view of the lake.
Thanks so much for the great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I love this restaurant. I don't think any buffet is worthy of it though - the buffet concept runs into difficult as foods sit out and lose their optimal presentation and quality - that is the inherent risk of a buffet. This was my first (and hopefully only) buffet at Spencer's. It is such a fantastic place, you need to visit it for a lunch or dinner off the menu. You will be impressed!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great Steak! Best steak I've had in years. Been to Vegas, London, Toronto and Montreal and this is the best Steak I've had in the longest time.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great meal great atmosphere

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great service and great atmosphere, as always.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, the staff is really nice but honestly the food was not good at all. Popcorn was burnt and the pasta was really disappointing. It is extremely expensive for what the serve.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

very well served, the fish stew is outstanding.Keep it up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

This our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Lots of good food choices on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It's a very nice restaurant in a wonderful location, but the food was not as impressive as they make it sound. Great quality of meat and fish, but the sides were average and the dessert nothing special. A little pricey for what you get.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Sunday brunch is excellent. Lots of choice and drinks (maximum 3) and specialty drinks included. Make sure to make reservations.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent location, waterfront; beautiful view; fancy food and great quality; replenish very often; Our waiter is fast, very friendly and get everything we need. Gentleman at rotisserie station is very professional and makes you feel welcome.

The only thing is that front reception feels cold and no greeting (for such restaurant?); wondering if yourself are in the wrong place when stepping in.

Overall very good; will come back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My boyfriend took me here for my 25th birthday and we had a great time. Food was excellent, ambiance was beautiful, and our waitress, Melissa, was great. She even brought me an ice cream cookie dessert when she found out it was my birthday. Overall had an amazing night. Only thing that would have been better would have been to sit by the window with the view.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is good and location possibly the best in the entire GTA. A most pleasant intimate dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 38th anniversary. Nice touch with the complementary champagne and dessert!! Outstanding service. Very attentive. Great ambiance. We were a little nervous about dining at Spencers because of reviews that we read, and heard from friends regarding service and food. The service part was quickly laid to rest thanks to Melissa. She is a wonderful server. We shared the dry aged 18 oz strip loin. Plenty of food. We ended up taking some home. The steak was very tasty and cooked to perfection. We just found that it could have been a little more tender. Other than that, and the fact that it's a tad pricey, we had a great time and would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

This place is great! Great ambiance and location! Definitely will come back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Excellent , knowledgeable, waiters. Very attentive. Excellent customer service with fine quality food.
A bit pricey , but well worth it.

Tags: Scenic View, Great Beer, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Spencer's at the Waterfront is an excellent place for lunch, especially in good weather. The food is good and the service great. The prices are a bit over what is necessary for the food, though I assume the view over the water is worth something.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Unique and contemporary place. Great for friends get-together.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great Food and Atmosphere! I love trying new things and they always have exciting foods. it not boring there!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fun, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service! Fabulous Sunday night dinner! Amazing view of the lake. Reasonable prices! Would appreciate a less energetic vibe- difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere inside - wonderful views outside looking over on the lake.
Staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The best cappuccino to start off my
Morning. If only everyday could start off like this!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had good meals here many times before but this time, our order waslong in coming, then wrong (the three of us ordered the same thing). It came later but it would have been nice to been offered something (even carrots or olives or a free pop as a jesture). Luckily the birthday treat was delivered so at least that was a good thing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our guests all enjoyed the atmosphere the first class service and their meals.
While we also enjoyed the vegetarian option, it was disappointing that there was only one vegetarian option.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food, ambience and our server was excellent!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautiful place, good foods, a little bit pricy. But have lots choices.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were there for my daughter’s 18 birthday, party of 4, seated at 6:40 and dinner took almost 2 hours for apps and entrees, no dessert. Service was slow and not very attentive. At one point everyone had empty glasses in front of them, no drinks or water. The bread took at least 20 minutes to arrive. We were in one of the banquettes down the side so not in a highly visible spot but still...

Server was pleasant and friendly.

With a tab of $300 for 4 ppl I expect better.

Food quality was good, nice it arrived.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went there because of its >4 star ratings in different sites (yelp, TripAdvisor, open table, even Facebook). However I was quite disappointed. The menu was quite limited w only five or six different entrees on top of their list of steaks. I don't think rabbit or elk are common food that is going to be popular so it would be nice to have more choices. I ended up picking the special prefix dinner w the artic char while the rest of our party all picked steaks (like I said, nothing else was enticing enough). My family liked their steaks. I will give you that. They had the rib eye and prime ribs. My fish though was undercooked. The plate came with two pieces of the fish, the smaller piece was well done while the bigger one was undercooked in the middle after I ate a few bites (and fed it to my kids!). I had to use my phone to shine light on it to see as it was really dark in the restaurant. I showed it to our waitress and he was very nice about it and said it's supposed to be medium cooked as you can eat it raw. Really? He gave me a fresh plate, which was great. But the presentation of the whole plate was aweful. I am not familiar w the grain that's at the bottom of the fish, that looked black, the skin of the fish was black, the zucchini was dark green, and the cauliflower was stained almost grey. It was a plate of black. My prefix also comes with Cesar salad, and the dressing was so salty that I could not eat it. I told the waiter and all he said was "I'll let the kitchen know." It's a beautiful restaurant but the food could really do better. Kids menu was chicken fingers and pasta. Nothing special. Kinda of disappointed. I love the location the view. Maybe I will consider its buffet which I was told is good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was not up to par given table was not set with missing plates and utensils. Server does not appear to be pleasant and i’d expect better service given the venue and price.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We did the Sunday brunch and the food quality was poor. We’ve done the brunch before and it was good, this past experience was well below expectations. Meat was dry, pastries tasted store bought and there wasn’t the selection of buffet items expected for $50 a person. That was the biggest fault, very little value

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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