Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
5939 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Effective August 26th, 2021, we are currently under a local mandate to limit indoor dining to guests who are vaccinated. This policy applies to indoor dining only. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patronage.

Spencer's adult-oriented restaurant features an ambience that embodies 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5939 people are saying
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vipRonnaZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good and service situated in a beautiful outdoor setting on beautiful grounds.

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LadyCarlsbad
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out on the patio,
All good, food and service was amazing! The lobster gazpacho was too salty for me so I pushed it aside and ordered the wedge salad which was the best ever!! And they serve a perfect martini !

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Traveler
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Food was excellent and the service was better. We recommend seating for the courtyard as it was romantic and beautiful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance! Tree covered Patio is worth dining at.

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viptasty
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch and superior food and service and will return soon!

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pickyeater
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place. The food and service continue to be excellent. It was a perfect place to sit and talk business in a quiet atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect
Food was cooked to perfection
Overall 10/10

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MelindaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing waiter! Amazing drinks!! Best place in Palm Springs hands down. Thank you!

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vipCynthiaR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal at Spencer’s outside on the patio. Soft shell crabs were delicious. All staff are so wonderful and attentive! Setting is exquisite.

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Ades
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, as usual. Ambience - perfect. Our waiter was his usual top-notch self. Older gentleman we recognize from pre-coovid days. So nice to see him again and experience superb service. So sad we don't now his name.

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KristyA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the beautiful out door patio. The staff were friendly and attentive.
The food was high quality and well prepared.

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memphislightning
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and everything was delicious. A very nice restaurant for a date or special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

4 month anniversary

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vipusmc178
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love Spencer's. The food was very good. My son and granddaughter had the Filet and Cindy shared the coconut shrimp and had the Mac n cheese which she loves.
I did the Special king salmon and of course the banana split.

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vipLors
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. Great ambiance and setting.

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cheridijon
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Nice ambience outdoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is amazing. The food was really good. Enjoyed our dinner. It is up against the mountains. Great location off of the strip.

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vipThomasB
Palm Springs
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A delightful, unrushed dining experience in the lovely indoor patio with huge trees creating a canopy above. Both the white fish and the vegetarian option were delicious. And -- the iceberg wedge salad! Okay, it's rather mundane but whatever they did made it special. And, it's HUGE!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining area. Service and food were excellent. We were very well attended too.

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Nick
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Advertised vaccine required not enforced

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KPdiner
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Patio is always lovely. Some dishes are excellent and some not so. But always a good experience.

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SusanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with my husband.

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vipPete
Memphis/West TN
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dining area was terrific and the service was very good, but unfortunately, we had to move our table due to a very loud celebration at the table next to us. Some generally celebratory noise we can take. But this was ridiculous. And the dress code, even for a restaurant that bills itself as "resort casual," was a little too lax. Guy next to us was wearing what at best could be called gym shorts and a t-shirt and decided it was a good idea to keep bending over the shoulders of his tablemates while stick his butt out farther and farther -- crack and all. No self-awareness at all. Had to ask to move our table and quickly learned we weren't the first guests to make the complaint. Thanks, Spencer's for moving us quickly and sparing us from what would have been a terrible evening.

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NanaX13
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A casual meal or a special occasion, Spencer's is a perfect place. Sit in the charming patio - it's quite lovely. Fish entrees were fabulous, especially the crispy skin white fish and the Norwegian salmon. Knowing it was our anniversary, Spencer's made it special with a personalized welcome and congratulations card at our table and a complimentary dessert to wrap up the evening.

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JohnG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Our server was Raul. The food was delicious, and we didn’t have to wait long to get it. Service was not rushed. An all around pleasant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Friendly and prepared! They had a very cute HAPPY BIRTHDAY “card” printed for the occasion and a cute dessert!

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vipTomInPS
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a Palm Springs treasure -- the service, the food, the setting are all top-notch. Come at lunch for all it offers at remarkable prices -- best value in the valley.

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LadyK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. We were there for dinner. My husband's short ribs were quite dry which detracted from their taste. We sat outside and it was just REALLY warm. They have no outdoor misters or fans so we were pretty uncomfortable in the September heat. We have eaten here many times for breakfast and I prefer that menu and ambiance to the dinner experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional. My favorite in Palm Springs.

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Teddy
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

An okay breakfast. The usual fare. For some reason, even though we were the first to be seated in the room and our order taken, we were the last to be served by a significant margin. Nice setting. But was disappointed by the food.

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BillD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting in the patio for dinner on a very hot night. We had a wonderful time, great service and food.

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vipJohnW
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, a bit over priced for what you get, a great restaurant for a special occasion

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EDWARDL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server has a very difficult time getting food and drink orders correct. Had to flag others down for service and finally had to take the check and pay at the counter.

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KarolaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spencer’s as usual did not disappoint:. We had a late Sunday brunch reservation and were seated immediately, no waiting.
Everyone loved their food (frittata, steak and shortribs), the meat eaters raved about their selection! Loved the fact that they ask to vaccination record and all staff had masks!

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FernandoD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Terrible. I have gone three times recently to order huevos rancheros and every time a different excuse. Lazy cooks. It’s on the menu only a certain days and for a limited time period.

After my partner ate we went to a different restaurant so I may have brunch.

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vipokdokey
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely do we return to the same restaurant twice on a vacation. But we enjoyed the dinner and ambience and excellent service so much on Saturday evening that we returned here for brunch Sunday! We also appreciated very much the host care in checking vac status and the wearing of masks. When one feels safe and comfortable, the whole experience is more enjoyable!

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vipfuncouple
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to spend my birthday. Loved the ambiance and the service. We chose the prix fix option which offered us great tastes and great value. We will return

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vipMichelleT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience .. our favorite in the desert

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really appreciate that you had liquor in the drinks and included rolls and potatoes with entrees. Well worth the money!!

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SteveK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the setting and the meal is just always perfect.
The food is so good, the waiters and all other staff are consistently doing whatever to make your visit the best it can be.
It is our favorite place to dine and we have dined at many places thru the years!!!

FAQs

Spencer's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 327-3446.

Spencer's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5939 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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