Spencer's Restaurant

4.6
3969 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast : 8:00am-11am Monday through Saturday
Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm Monday through Saturday
Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner Daily : 5:00pm-10:00pm
Special holiday hours varies


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Phone number
(760) 327-3446
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Catering
Full service catering with custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Leslie Lombino-Ridge (760) 325-2313 for your special event needs.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.
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Public transit
Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.
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Entertainment
Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3969 People Are Saying
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DW
Palm Springs
17 reviews
5.0Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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Orange County
14 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The entertainment at the perfect level. Food quality and value was excellent. Reservation was made with only a short wait at the door. The setting is fantastic and we find the restaurant very consistent.

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DE
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I selected the beef short ribs.....unfortunately the dish was much too dry to eat. The server did not even comment when he took my full plate away......I was at least expecting a question as to why I had not eaten my meal. Nevertheless my companions all enjoyed their meal. I have dined many here many times before, and must concede tonight’s disappointment was an analogy as I have always enjoyed my dining here in the past

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love taking clients to this place for lunch. Great food, and a nice menu.

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K
Palm Springs
77 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took out of town friends, as Spencers is always a fav. Enjoyed the summer 3 course menu, it was great, large portions and very reasonable. Only one bad thing- Our friend ordered a Cosmo martini and it was unlike any Cosmo I'd ever seen, bright vibrant, almost neon red, tasted like lighter fluid...she sent it back and there was no problem getting it replaced, however it seems in a place as high end as Spencers you could get a good drink. Wasn't a deal breaker but def. would not recommend ordering a Cosmo. Still, a nice evening out.

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G
Las Vegas
19 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good food as always. The special steak sandwich was a bit hard to eat in polite company. A little tough due to a tendon but good overall. Our guest had the bacon club and I had the lobster club sandwich. Both very good. This is still my favourite lunch spot in PS.

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Palm Springs
22 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals and have been going to this restaurant for many years and we love it
Highly recommend it
Food is delicious, great service.

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VG
Hawaii
5 reviews
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was really good. Service was decent. However there were way too many flies!! We swatted away so many flies and couldn't enjoy the food. Had to take it to go.

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Palm Springs
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary brunch. 74 years

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good “Go 2” choice for any occasion.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food was delicious. Service was amazing - decided to wait a little longer for main dining area under the tree canopy and it was worth it!

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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening! Flawless service, delicious food and the perfect atmosphere.

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T
Palm Springs
8 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Spencer's Restaurant does a fabulous job. This restaurant has never disappointed me in the 15+ years that we have lived here.

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JH
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is great and atmosphere terrific! Excellent accomadating servers and waitstaff.

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FD
Palm Springs
190 reviews
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spencer's is casually elegant. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial, and each member of the staff is gracious and kind. Oh, yes, the meals are good, as well! They've worked hard to ensure that outdoor seating is comfortable nearly year-round. We are very happy when we dine with them, whether it's breakfast, lunch, or (our favorite) dinner.

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B
Palm Springs
12 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As East Coast people we love soft shell crabs. But they are hard to find on the West Coast and they are even harder to find well prepared. But the crabs at Spenser's were excellent. Very fresh and very well prepared. The three course fixed mean with the crabs was a very good deal.

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JP
Dallas
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Soft shell crabs were excellent.

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JI
Palm Springs
20 reviews
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. So fortunate to have a place like Spencer’s!!!

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D
Palm Springs
18 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely brunch experience, the piano music, the food, the service, the ambiance, all wonderful!

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a lovely table, good food, perfect weather and great ice tea. We will certainly bring all of our guests here.

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LL
Orange County
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the restaurant, but I do not recommend the Wild mushroom & spinach. It was bland and tasteless. It did not come with anything --- no toast, no potatoes, no fruit. It was a very unsatisfying brunch. My husband ordered corn beef hash & it was delicious.

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JM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This off the beaten path restaurant situated at the very end of Baristo was absolutely great. The ambience was very elegant. The patio dining was beautiful with lighted trees lending to the dining experience with the subtle sounds of the piano player coming from inside. The food was unbelievable . We ordered from the prix fixe menu. I had the crispy skin sea bass & my partner ordered the lobster. Lobster on a 3 course prix fixe menu for $38! The 1st course , the watermelon salad was very fresh & tasty with just the right balance of sweetness. The sea bass was out of this world, the crispy skin contrasting with the flaky moist fish. I almost didn’t regret ordering the lobster which my partner had which was perfectly prepared as well. I was lucky that he gave me a piece. We topped it off with the carrot cake which was moist and delicious. I don’t know why I never discovered this place before but it’s just what PalmSprings needs. The right balance of elegance and trendiness without being a tourist trap. 2 thumbs up! This is my new happy place.

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OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! Can’t wait to go back

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B
Palm Springs
8 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food the service and the ambiance excellent as always.

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W
Orange County
16 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's is a True Hidden Jem. Beautiful Outdoor Aircondtioned Patio and Indoor Restaurant as well. Both with Great Ambiance. Excellent Friendly Service & Delicious Menu with Something for Everyone. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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LT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, lovely ambiance. I love Spencer's!

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Orange County
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. My husband had the steak and i had the short ribs. Food was delicious.

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J
Chicago
21 reviews
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Classic CA dining.

Food was very good. We ordered the prix fixe 3 course menu which was an excellent value for the price. I tried one of their summer cocktail specials and was disappointed. It was watery and not much flavor. I'd avoid their cocktail "specials" because they weren't. If you order the prix fixe menu you won't need an appetizer in addition to those available with the prix fixe menu. We did the calamari appetizer with the 3 course meal and it was too much food.

In general, we enjoyed our experience and would tell our friends to try the restaurant when they are in Palm Springs.

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SM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mmmmm loved my Cobb with losbster !! I liked the Valet service. The hostess was very nice and helpful as I had a foot injury. Our server was super friendly ! There is a cool vibe at Spencer’s with piano music. Very Old Palm Springs with feel modern twist! Loved it

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SF
Palm Springs
21 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed eating at Spencer’s. This time we made this reservation because of the soft shelled crabs. They did not disappoint. The food and service are consistently the best. We had our wedding breakfast here and have taken friends here to celebrate. Spencer’s is always on our go-to list when we are in the desert.

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Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Food yet again was great. Service is always above and beyond. They made our night special with a menu insert as well. Everyone from the bussing service men and women to the management are top notch and never too busy for each and every customer.

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C
Baltimore
111 reviews
3.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was not a good experience from the moment we walked in. We had 8:00 reservation and arrived on time. Hostess was wiping down menus while she spoke to people. Told everyone it would be 10-15 minutes while they readied your table. 5-6 parties were waiting in the small entry. When we were finally seated we were placed at table that we could see from entry that had been empty the entire time. Waiter was very nice. Chose from the restaurant week menu. Lots of selections. We had steak and duck. Both were overcooked. French Fries not very good. Had carrot cake for dessert and was mediocre. Setting is lovely but that was about all Spencer’s had going for it.

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TM
Palm Springs
46 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We (6 of us) dined at Spencer's yet again for dinner. It was excellent as usual. We ate outside in the tree shaded patio and, even with the hot June weather, is was very pleasent. Service was good and timely, food was excellent and well presented. Spencer's prices are little higher than "market" for a top level restaurant; but everything is well prepared, of excellent quality, there are a wide range of great choices. This trip we ate from the "Restaurant Week" menu which was a really good value ($39 for 3 courses). We would recommend Spencer unequivocally.

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Palm Springs
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great.

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MT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer’s is a gem! From the friendly greeting just inside the door to receiving your check and realizing what a value it is to eat there. The extensive beverage and food menus offer a any diner a choice of delicious seasonal options as well as tried and true favorites. Dine inside or out...you won’t be disappointed!

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Miami
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good steaks, decent atmosphere, little dated.

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MO
1 review
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's has an overall ambience of an opulent restaurant, pleasing decor but bestbof all delicious food & well prepared drinks.

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D
Palm Springs
109 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, always perfect. Michelle and all of the staff are outstanding. The piano player takes you back to yesteryear memories!

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New York Area
25 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soft shell crabs cooked to perfection! Best onion soup ever.

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