Spencer's Restaurant

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4653 reviews
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Spencer's Ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasion.
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Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Palm Springs
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food great service fair

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Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, it was raining and so the outdoor patio was closed. Collectively, the staff did their best to provide an alternative dining arrangement but it just wasn’t the same. No fault on Spencer’s, as they can’t control the weather. Food was good, service was good.

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BE
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never tire of writing something about this restaurant. my favorite Restaurant in whole world!! Always the best !!!

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AO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food, ambiance and front desk service. Menu insert and ice cream birthday candle for birthday guest is a good idea. Thought the wait times during the meal could be better on this visit. Never a problem before. However, still very enjoyable and would recommend.

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

Great time..great food..seems to be consistent.

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JS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

First time diner from out of state - we have eaten at great restaurants across the US - - nice ambiance - piano player good - service ok - quality of food not so good - overpriced - no flavor - a place to be seen - if you want a good meal for a good price find somewhere else to dine

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GJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Took significant other for dinner for his birthday. The service, the piano was very nice. But the food, just my opinion was below expectation. The house wine was very nice, and so was the cocktail I ordered. But... The lobster bisque was runny and tasted like Campbell Tomato Soup. My partner's Rib eye steak was done perfectly, but my "Twin Australian Lobster" was only half good, as one was perfect, the 2nd one was not fully cooked; the meat was still shiny and not firm, and the top of the tail shell was still gray and not red as they should be when fully cooked. It wasn't an over all bad experience, but my dinner was not what I expected for the price. We just decided this was a learning experience, and sadly, won't go back.

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M
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our Spencer’s brunch from beginning to end. The attentive staff were very welcoming, answering all of our questions, always checking that we were happy with things. My friends and I were discussing which champagne to choose when a lovely young woman brought over some champagne for us to sample. Brilliant.

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DT
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencers is one of our staple restaurants... a good place to take friends.. you know you'll have a great meal and great service....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Great atmosphere. Piano playing in the background. Simply perfect

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EW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one ☝️ of the best restaurant experiences we have. Love Spencer’s!

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and the ambience was super nice.

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JP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location. Unique experience given walls without a ceiling in one section. A must dining experience for locals and for visitors.

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WC
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal. The menu is consistent enough to return to favorite dishes. One of our best restaurants in Palm Springs.

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Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lunch was, as usual, wonderful with excellent food and service. We were seated right away in a tucked away seat where we could watch our fellow diners but also have a private conversation. There was pleasant music in the background. I recommend this spot for many different occasions.

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RC
Palm Springs
184 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencers is a beautiful and comfortable restaurant. They have a great formula there and it starts with excellent service! We always feel welcome and special when dining at Spencers! The food is always delcicious. Our favorite server is Lilliam. Norma always comes by to see how we are and Patrick makes the afternoon great with his piano skills! We had the Baja Shrimp salad and the Chinese Chicken salad this visit. Both were terrific as always! Whether you sit in side or outside you will enjoy your dining experience at Spencers!

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B
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went there for the soft shell crabs which were very good. Sat outside where is was very nice and pleasant under the trees. The service was good but not outstanding. Had to get our own forks when the food was delivered, server could have paid a bit more attention to our needs. All in all, however, a very good restaurant.

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d
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Spencer’s and everything about this visit was perfect.... with only one minor critique: our poached eggs over the corned beef hash were too well done, leaving only a scant amount of liquid yolk to flavor the hash. My brother-in-law who makes a point of evaluating hamburgers across the valley, proclaimed that once again the Spencer’s hamburger proved that his longstanding rating of as best in the desert, being impeccable in taste, texture and appearance. Noteworthy as well was the exceptional and attentive service by Michelle, who anticipated every need.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every year for our annual Mother’s Day trip and it never disappoints. Greg was our server this year and he exceeded all expectations of amazing service!

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HE
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoy taking our first time visitors to Spencers. It always meets with smiles of approval and shows off Palm Springs in the best of ways.

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c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been to Spencers several times. The food is always good, the service great, and the location is great. The patio is wonderful!

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Z
Palm Springs
159 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast on the patio of Spencer’s is the best way to start any day. Besides top notch and friendly service, perfect food, the setting outside makes the day, special!

Highly recommend the lobster omelette!!! Best in the valley!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to go for lunch or dinner

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D
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining

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RH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been to Spencer's many times and almost always have a terrific time. This evening was somewhat marred by either Spencer's or Open Table - I am not sure which. I made an Open Table reservation, received a confirmation email and got a text back from Spencer's saying I had been "wait listed" for the time I wanted (the reservation was made a week in advance for a Wednesday evening). I called Spencer's immediately - they did not know why I was wait listed and reiterated that I had the reservation. The day before my reservation I got an email from Open Table saying I needed to confirm my reservation - I emailed back Open Table to confirm. The day of my reservation I got an email from Open Table saying my reservation had been cancelled. I ignored the email and showed up - my table was waiting. These kinds of issues are stressful and contribute to a lower rating for the restaurant in question than usual.

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SG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very good service! The outdoor space is very nice. A bit expensive.

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OT
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We arrived with optimism for a nice meal after reading reviews and scanning menus and a beautiful wine list online. But a series of unfortunate events had us leaving disappointed. 1. The wine we ordered wasn't available, 2. The salads we requested without anchovies arrived full of them, 3. Serving spoons had to be requested for side dishes, 4. An ordered entree was forgotten, 5. A filet ordered medium arrived rare. And as one occurrence after another happened, we became the forgotten table, dragging this sad experience on for far too long. To their credit, the wayward entree was comped, but a gesture not nearly enough to cover the compounded poor experience.

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ST
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

It started with the hostess who was incredibly rude especially when I req a particular server. She put us at a bad table and refused to move us until I complained to the manager.
It got worse when got my food
I have an allergy to butter and judging from my reaction after dinner it was put into my food. Whether it was intended or not I was violently ill. It was the proverbial complain and they spit into your food
There are better restaurants in the desert especially for the price

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Took mother-in-law there for early Mother’s Day gift. Her lobster omelette looked dry and not enough Hollandaise sauce to make a difference. My Reuben sandwich had enough meat for four sandwiches but it was so dried out I could not eat it and there was next to no sauerkraut. My husband was the only one who had a decent meal. Had been looking forward to the visit but was very disappointed.

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SD
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Reliably good food and service. Great for birthdays and anniversaries. Highly recommend!

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PB
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience in every way.

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L
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Met for lunch. Our hostess was pleasant and seated us promptly. Our server, Sam was welcoming and attentive. There lunch specials were reasonably priced and the options were surf or turf.

I had the Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Shrimp. The entree was tasty but it came out warm, not hot like it might have been waiting to be served.

Overall, the food was ok - not spectacular.

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HP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite lunch/brunch place in the desert.

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A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and attention paid to details was excellent. Asian efficiency!

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Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spend our anniversary, food was great, were seated at a lovely table :)

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S
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch here is a wonderful, great value meal, especially if the entrees on the daily special (appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee) appeal to you at $19.50!

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great setting, great service and great lunch menu. Spenser’s never disappoints.

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C
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's is CONSISTENTLY relaxing, quiet with great service and delicious food.

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RH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service, very disappointing food. Meatloaf was dry and flavorless, partner’s Dover sole described as bland. This may be more of a brunch place than a diner place.

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