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Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
8413 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Spencer's is an adult-oriented restaurant. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate children under 12 years old. Spencer's 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 occasions.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Brian at Brian@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: (760) 325-2313
  • 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

What 8,413 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

8,413 Reviews
  1. BradyB

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated in the back corner right next to the wine cellar. Plenty of other seating but for some reason we were placed next to the wine cellar where every time someone had to enter I had to move my chair. Waited 20 minutes at our table to get acknowledged. Server tried too hard and came across fake, she did care but the whole thing seemed scripted. What happened to the Spencer’s we liked? Attitudes of employees were poor

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  2. BillR

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were, once again, superb! Our evening started off a bit rough when, despite making our reservation as soon as possible on OpenTable months ago, we were told our table was inside and not in the courtyard. We've been dining at Spencer's for over ten years and this was the first time we were told we could not dine outside. I just tried to make a reservation on OpenTable for February 2025, but was told it's too early to make an online reservation for our date. Perhaps I have to call....frustrating.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. GaryP

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service the ambiance and the food itself was outstanding.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were unfortunately disappointed with the food. My Rueben sandwich was dry and the pastrami was terribly overcooked. My wife had the liver & onions, bacon. She requested medium, and received a very over cooked, well-done, dry piece of liver. Very disappointing! Ambience was very nice on the patio, and service was not attentive.

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  5. JNHPS

    Palm Springs

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We bring all newcomers to Palm Springs to Spencer's for lunch if possible. To us, it embodies the essence of this place we love so much, and the experience of the food and service are always really good.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. otdiner

    San Francisco

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit once a year. We love the atmosphere and the food! The service is excellent.

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  7. VMO1

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always make it a point to dine at Spencer’s when in town. Great service and menu choices. Cocktails are delicious. Eat inside or outside. Everyone friendly and accommodating.

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  8. JayFromLA

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 29th Anniversary dinner and was made very special by the great food, great atmosphere and wonderful server, Dario.

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  9. LawrenceR

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great night out ! Lovely setting, great service and perfectly prepared food ! That’s why I keep coming back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The worst thing for me when I dine out is when I am looking forward to having a dish that I very much enjoyed and the next time I have it, it’s all wrong. That was my experience this evening. I ordered the mushroom risotto with shrimp. The risotto was mush, more like mashed potatoes, and the dish was so salty that it was inedible. The waiter came by the first time before I had a chance to really dig into my meal and then we didn’t see him again until the end of the dinner. Combined with sitting at a table that was dark and cold, the experience was mediocre.

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  11. Judi

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place in Palm Springs! What a treat! The food, service, atmosphere and beautiful surroundings make it a magical lunch or dinner.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great traditional restaurant with outstanding service and ambiance. Everyone’s food was delicious.

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  13. MickeyR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outside seating. Lots of menu options. My go to for delicious delightful Sunday brunch😋

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  14. Robert

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spencer’s is our go to restaurant for delicious meals and served by the best wait staff! It’s always a delightful experience at Spencer’s.

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  15. ppelette

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner at Miros’s . Tge menu is big I enjoyed the Sea Bass ! Tge olive oil Orange cake is incredibly

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  16. JimD

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a very enjoyable Sunday morning breakfast. Great service and ambiance.

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  17. Alveston

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in Palm Springs. Been going here for years. Always consistently great. Incredible staff.

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  18. WILLIAMP

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fillet I have had in awhile. Prepared just as I requested. Excellent and friendy service. I will return if I get back in the area.

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  19. Kathyk

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious meal, wonderful service and noise level was not bad. We’ve been in PS for a month, and this was, without doubt, the best meal we’ve had (and we have eaten out a lot!).

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  20. Kevmeister

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spencer's Restaurant is a place where you go for a special occasion. It was my wife's birthday and our annual trip. As always, it was excellent. We sat on the patio on a pleasant evening. I had the Sonoma Roast Duck with green beans, Bordeaux cherries, raspberry demi-glace. It was perfectly prepared; tender and sweet. My wife had the wild mushroom soup and the Honey Brine Pork Chop. The soup was an old favorite of ours. The pork was slightly overcooked, though still really good. She really enjoyed the pineapple and mango chutney and the asparagus. The service was spectacular. Prompt, helpful. Everything flolowing correct etiquette. Ambiance is hard to beat with large trees over the patio and a wonderful garden next to us. We'll be back again!

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  21. BarryG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Spencer’s is a regular treat for us. Express lunch was a great value. Food quality excellent. Lots of it. Seared tuna salad excellent. One of the busiest lunches there that I recall but service level kept up with that. Crowded. A bit noisy. But added to the fun. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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  22. PSFT

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent visit as always. Vibrant crowd, great food and perfect service. It is the best value restaurant in Palm Springs and a regular stop for us year round locals.

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  23. DawnL

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner in elegant setting. Thank you for a lovely evening

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  24. GaryF

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Spencer’s! The food is great the wait staff is excellent and the atmosphere is spectacular.

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  25. SusanW

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiters very attentive. Soup & beet salad delicious. Great main courses and carrot cake. Banana pie disappointing.

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  26. Chaz

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very nice. The food was excellent. Although my wife ordered the rainbow trout but they brought her the salmon. She didn’t send it back, instead she ate it and was delighted.

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  27. LaDeDA

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You need to get ALL of your bathrooms repaired immediately. They are disgusting and have been out of order way too long.

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  28. TuraC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for lunch based on a recommendation from a friend. Excellent all around - food, service, outdoor patio was beautiful! Will definitely return!

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  29. JohnC

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special place, we keep coming back. Great service, good food, great place for lunch. Patio seating is lovely, especially under the trees.

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  30. BetsyM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our breakfast was delicious! Sooo many choices. The coffee was great, too, as well as the service. We can’t wait to go back there for lunch or dinner!

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  31. LawrenceR

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place to gather with friends for an evening of great drinks and food Service was terrific and so very friendly! We will be back soon !!

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  32. StephenB

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Lunch with great menu choices and atmosphere

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  33. buddy

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time. Good food Good service Nice staff

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  34. JohnK

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for the wonderful birthday treats. Always a pleasure to enjoy meals at Spencer’s!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food wasn’t the best, drinks and service were excellent.

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  36. KristaJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a nice place nice ambiance food was nicely prepared but we felt rushed to get from course to course and the "special" Veal Tenderloin my husband ordered seemed to be prepared ahead of time and was over cooked. We like to take our time but were told that there were several large parties there so we should order ahead and they would space it out but that didn't really happen. Next time we would order as we go.

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  37. scrod

    Greater Boston

    330 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    330 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as usual. Waitress was not very attentive

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  38. JorgeA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great value Food was excellent!

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  39. Thomas

    Milwaukee

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer's is always reliable for an excellent meal. Our Sunday Brunch was excellent. Their Eggs Benedict are very well-done! The ambience is great, as is their service. I can highly recommend Spencer's for a consistently excellent meal.

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  40. LettuceFan

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The one place to see and be seen in Palm Springs! Brunch lobster Benedict is amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 8413 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


Booked 111 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Brian at Brian@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: (760) 325-2313
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