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Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6814 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Proof of Vaccination Required with Valid Photo Id to dine indoors and outdoors. No reservations required. Walk Ins are welcome. Air-Controlled Outdoor Dining. 2-Hour Maximum Dining Time. Masks Required for Indoors Only. All Employees are vaccinated . Thank you.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-3446

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Full service catering with custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Melissa, mwhite@spencersrestaurant.com for inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Within easy walking distance of fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs ensconced at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains is Spencer’s Restaurant, a local hotspot with an award-winning wine list, picturesque grounds and a incredibly romantic private event space, the Bougainvillea Room.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Thorson: (877) 378-7693

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    W. Baristo Rd. & S. Tahquitz Dr.

  • Parking details

    Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.

  • Public transit

    Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.

  • Entertainment

    Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

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  1. TG

    TamiG

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner! Lively atmosphere! Great food with a knowledgeable server. From appetizers to desserts, we really enjoyed it all. Appreciate the note of GF on the menu along with the detailed listing of items with each dish. Did not appreciate the requirements of showing vaccination card in order to dine here. Host said this is a requirement of the owner. While our party has them, not in agreement with the imposition. We travel and eat out quite a bit and have not experienced a restaurant be quite this invasive.
  2. MH

    MikeH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were outstanding; every item was delicious, soup, Kung Pao Calamari, filet & lobster. Wine list is massive, but pricey; very few bottles under $100. Outdoor ambiance was nice, but not world-class. Could really use misters to drop the temperature a bit in the summer. Great for special occasions, but overpriced even as good as the food and service are.
  3. h

    hbfoodlover

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer's never disappoints! Last Sunday night was no exception. The service and the menu options were perfect.
  4. l

    larry

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coconut Shrimp is truly delicious. I had a Caesar Salad and the shrimp and my tastes buds were happy. Great drinks and yes they abide by the vaccinate mandates. Refused entrance to a woman who didn't have her vaccine card. They do abide by the rules. Go there.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was rushed and impersonal. Good not as good as before. White fish was always a 8 and now was barely a 4.
  6. DW

    DWhite

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  7. JP

    JPRPS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Spencer’s. Been going here for over 20 years. Took my best friend out for her birthday. Had the prefixed brunch $42.00. Had the eggs Benedict with salmon. Delish! Service always very good, and love the ambiance very warm and inviting.
  8. KH

    KarenHawkes10618

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration! So sad no birthday dessert offered
  9. b

    boivette

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Raphael is an excellent server. The food was terrific and we always enjoy an outing to Spencer's.
  10. EC

    ErnestC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server, Troy, was excellent at what he does as are the assistants. The ambiance is really good. The food was really good upscale company banquet/nice country club fair. The menu is large. We might come back to try dinner. But it will be after we try all the other offerings Palm Springs has.
  11. F

    Foodiekraken

    Puerto Vallarta

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Staff is always friendly and well trained. I REALLY appreciate that they are still masking and asking for proof of vaccination in order to dine there. Way to GOOOO!
  12. T

    wesT

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived and we’re promptly and courteously greeted, we provided our vaccine cards and were brought to our perfect outdoor table under large shady trees. We orders cocktails our server was attentive but not overbearing. The $59 3 course menu was a great selection for 2 of our party, with plenary of options without belting too much. I deviated from this option as I had to have the diver sole which was perfect. The soup of the day was lobster bisque also well prepared. We ran a bit over out two hour max but never felt rushed. We will definitely return soon.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience!
  14. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many choices- from simple burgers to steak!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Husband’s Birthday at Spencer’s. We love this restaurant. Always a special time at Spencer’s!!
  16. BB

    BrianB

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer's never misses. From the valet to the hostess, the waitstaff and bussers, everyone is exemplary. Never disappointed when going to Spencer's!
  17. CS

    ChrisSB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite dinner spot during a visit to Palm Springs!
  18. S

    Sugarcube

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencers is the most consistent restaurant in ps. Always top drawer on every level, it delivers as expected each and every visit.
  19. JA

    JuanA

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic outdoor breakfast location. Even in the summer, the shady trees provide a cool setting. The food was delicious!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before I start the review, it’s time to get rid of the crazy vaccination requirement. That’s over everywhere. That being sad, we have been going to Spencer‘s for decades. I have never had a bad experience, bad service, or bad food. Everything is excellent. The staff is so on point, so friendly and so accommodating that it makes most other places pale by comparison. There is something special about the place and they’ve always accommodated my request to be seated at a certain table. Spencer’s is nestled among the hills in Palm Springs and the atmosphere is calming, and elegant. We will be returning to Spencer’s as long as they are there and we are on this earth. Looking forward to the next visit.
  21. MV

    MVeo

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. This restaurant is a class act in all ways. I’ve never had a disappointing meal or experience here. It’s a top Coachella Valley choice.
  22. KS

    KevinS

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic way to share a meal. Love the Covid Protocol. Excellent quality, Service and environment.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great last night for Father’s Day. The food was great like usual. We love the new summer pre fix menu with all the new entree item. I had the steak. Everything was great and the service was great. I hate to complain about something but every time we go here the valet is not very friendly and does not open the doors for my mom and me in the back. We will be back again because this is one of our favorite restaurants.
  24. PS

    PSResident

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    When booking our reservation, Spencers never said ANYTHING about having proof of vaccination. When we arrived, they turned us away and said we would have to return home to get proof of vaccination. Seriously? NO restaurants require this anymore. We don't have an issue with providing it but WHY didn't they tell us this in advance? The diners ahead of us were also complaining for the very same reason. Second, the hostesses really need to go back to charm school. The could not be more unpleasant. Last, once we finished dessert, our waiter was nowhere to be found. We asked for the bill three times. It took 30 minutes. We're going to try other restaurants in Palm Springs. Spencers is completely overrated.
  25. AF

    ArmandoF

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The brunch was amazing. Great Father's Day
  26. J

    John

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    One of my favorite places for brunch however..... french fries came cold. Not just lukewarm, like really cold. Then it took forever to get new ones. I was done with my lunch when they came. Then we ordered a carajilla which is on their drinks menu. Came totally wrong because the bartender doesn't know how to make the cocktail. So we sent it back with instructions on what to do. Still not great and when the check came there was an "upcharge" for the cocktail. Presumably because we had him make it with espresso, which is they way you are supposed to make it! They did take it off the bill, but I was shocked they even charged us when clearly the bartender doesn't know how to make a drink that's on their menu.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Poor quality food and preparation. There was hair in my food. Service was poor. And very expensive for the food and service.
  28. MR

    MichelleR

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had three servers but they kept interrupting our conversations. Also, they were communicating to each other. We ordered and re-ordered our drinks with each server. We expected it to be pricey since we were there for Father's Day, but boy did they exceed my thoughts of price gouging on a holiday. Food is good but small portions. It has definitely not returned to pre-COVID days. They used to offer a fruit plate with entrees but now it is an upcharge. We ate inside on purpose to be able to hear each other. Tables are too close together. You are in your neighbor's conversation and they are in yours. At those prices, we would expect a better spacing for privacy.
  29. KA

    KarenA

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic and the waiter was super! I was dining alone and he took great care of me. I asked for an order to go and was pleased to have it ready as soon as I paid the bill!
  30. LK

    LuvKona

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent … one of the best in the desert … thank you ..
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandra the hostess ALWAYS remembers us & makes us feel welcomed. Daniel our server was right on point with everything we needed and very attentive. We’ve had Daniel in the past and he’s always 200% on top of everything so that we have an enjoyable evening at our favorite restaurant. Thank you to both and all the staff at Spencer’s.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Patio is the place to sit here. Noise level is moderate, not quiet but not bad. Tartar for appetizer, excellent. Duck for Entree, Wouldn’t recommend, the cherry glaze and potatoes were not good. Butter cake was very good. Service was attentive but not overbearing. It’s a nice place for a meal, don’t recommend the Duck but everything else was pleased and or above average.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  34. k

    kaitlynm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best! We love Spencer’s! So peaceful and delicious!
  35. RD

    RickD

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to sit on the patio for breakfast
  36. NM

    NicholasM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Very beautiful restaurant. Sitting outside is amazing under trees. Food was just okay. Nothing special. wouldn’t go back. Better places to eat. Valet drivers have attitude.
  37. R

    Rick

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding! One of our favorite restaurants in the Palm Springs area.
  38. SK

    SueK

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most outstanding meal I've had all year; incredible soft-shell crab...wow!!!
  39. u

    uesfoodies

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've never visited a restaurant where I wanted to order EVERYTHING ON THE MENU!!!!!!
  40. K

    Koofoo32

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Spencer’s and it was fantastic. The service was excellent, with the exception of one rude valet guy(the other valet could not have been nicer.) From salads to desserts, the food was beautifully plated and delicious. I’m looking forward to returning again in the fall when it’s not too hot to eat outside. I’ve been in the valley for 8 years and this is one of the best dining experiences I have had.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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 is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required

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 6814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Spencer's Restaurant

701 W. Baristo Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. Baristo Rd. & S. Tahquitz Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.

  • Public transit

    Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-3446

  • Catering

    Full service catering with custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Melissa, mwhite@spencersrestaurant.com for inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Within easy walking distance of fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs ensconced at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains is Spencer’s Restaurant, a local hotspot with an award-winning wine list, picturesque grounds and a incredibly romantic private event space, the Bougainvillea Room.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Thorson: (877) 378-7693

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