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Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6929 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


Booked 76 times today
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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 6,929 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

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

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  1. RB

    RobertB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Ambiance was very nice. The one recommendation i was offer is that I would have appreciated a little more space between tables. Thanks far a great dinner!
  2. JI

    JohnInReno

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good summer menu with a 3 course specials. Great service from our server Delfina. Good meatloaf and the duck breast was so-so. The server let me know the chef's recommendation was medium rare which suited me find. It came out on a mountain of mashed potates cooked through, not really even any pink. Good and generous cocktails.
  3. E

    Eski

    Palm Springs

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was a bit pressured, we could tell things were busy. The calamari was great! My Greek salad may have been authentic, but the total lack of lettuce should be mentioned on the menu. Bagel lox plate was very generous with the lox; but when I had a taste, the lox did not appeal to me. The Reuben sandwich also, very generous and my friend loved it! Mushroom risotto was good. We arrived too early for our indoor rez, out fault! Overall experience in the "outdoor area" was not very "climate controlled." Probably wouldn't suggest returning at a busy time, during summer, to sit outside. Nevertheless, Spencer's is a classic to which we will always return, but now a bit more carefully.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my best friend to Spencer’s and had a fantastic time. Everything was excellent.
  5. JC

    JoeC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was just okay nothing special. Our waiter was rude. Server dripped coffee on two people in our party. Water glasses were dirty. The hostesses were nice but it was all downhill from there.
  6. JO

    JOHN18palmsprings

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service. One of our favorite restaurants!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Service was good. Really miss the piano player. Wish it was back again. That would make it superb.
  8. JB

    JeannineB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    When we arrived the front desk staff was not welcoming at all. It was my husband’s birthday and they did not greet him with a Happy Birthday as they did everyone else there for a Birthday. The waiter was so-so not bad not good. The food however was really good and for the cost it was worth every penny. I highly suggest the caviar and the lobster/filet. We will return for the food.
  9. BA

    BarbaraA

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrating our 45th anniversary and decided to try Spencer’s as it was within walking distance from our condo. The food was excellently prepared with more than adequate portions. The service throughout was exceptional. There was a larger group behind that was having a good time but it made our conversations more difficult. Great setting and ambiance.
  10. JS

    JamesS

    Palm Springs

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As always, one of our favorite places for lunch in the valley. Unfortunately, our waiter failed to allow us time to enjoy even half of our first course, gazpacho, before the main course arrived. To make matters worse, the food runner stood there with plates in hand waiting for us to rearrange the many plates, glasses, and service ware on the table so he had room to set down the plates in his hand.
  11. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALEX IS THE BEST!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ALEX!! YOU MADE OUR VISIT SO EXTRA SPECIAL!!!!
  12. L

    Luv2eatout

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here. Very nice! Good service, good food, attentive staff. Will definitely be included in our regular visits to Palm Springs. Nice environment. This place does it right.
  13. a

    angelineb

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dinner was my dad’s 90th birthday. I had called to confirm the special occasion but it wasn’t in their notes so they weren’t aware of it. Worked out anyway but a little disappointing that his bday card wasn’t already on the table. Overall everything was great.
  14. Z

    Zins2often

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed entrée salads for lunch! Perfect, as always on a warm day (patio seating).
  15. LT

    LynneT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal and service was excellent. You can never go wrong with Spencer's!
  16. KA

    KarenA

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The wait staff was fantastic, the service was great! The food mediocre! We probably just ordered the wrong things. Our bill was over $265. We enjoy coming here for special occasions but will have to order something different. Second time we’ve been disappointed in our dinner experience. The Brunch is always wonderful so maybe we’ll stick to Spencer’s for Brunch!
  17. t

    tmw0111

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our 20th anniversary and the service and food were amazing. We had the wedge salad to start along with their lovely warm rolls. We then had two medium filets with asparagus and au gratin potatoes - all dishes were perfect. Desert was the warm chocolate cake, which was also great. We brought our pup and sat outside under the tree and it was truly magical. Can’t go wrong here
  18. CL

    CaroleL

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer’s never disappoints
  19. p

    pickyeater

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer's continues to be one of my favorite places to lunch with friends. Patio is delightful and quiet. Food and service consistently very good. You can't go wrong with a lunch or dinner at Spencer's.
  20. S

    Shari

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! NEVER disappoints!
  21. DS

    DarinS

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went for Brunch, I cannot believe for this price point they would only give you one glass of champagne on pre fix menu. Food overall was good, service was just okay. Server never even said good bye and someone else brought the check. Always just okay, and again for this price point they should be more on point.
  22. FP

    FeliciaP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely service, beautiful outdoors seating. I am Vegan, so I am only reviewing that part of the menu, They have a few options which is great, but unremarkable. My friend is non Vegan and loved her meal. I’d go back there for drinks for sure.OH! And the best is that they are dog friendly!
  23. JM

    JamesM

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch. Terrific service. A la carte ordering got super expensive. Fixed price is the way to go if you are worried about the cost, but worth it in any event!
  24. LQ

    LQfoodie

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our brunch, good food & service.
  25. NK

    NarineK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Manhattan, bartender is amazing.
  26. S

    Susan

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight to find this restaurant. Beautiful setting nestled up against the hill and trees with climate controlled outside dining. The staff was friendly, attentive and provided excellent service. The food was outstanding. We will come back the next time we are in town. Absolutely recommend this experience!
  27. RM

    RobertM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soft shell crab was PHENOMENAL! Benedict was good but the fingerling potatoes were AWFUL. The potato leek soup was delicious. The patio is so lovely, so go early for brunch before it is too hot in the summer! The specialty vodka drink fir $4 was a bargain and delicious. But the Bloody Mary was top notch!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 6 year anniversary! Loved it.
  29. JP

    JohnP

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Great service, setting and food. The outdoor dining that we sit in said 'temperature controlled' but it was very warm and I had sweat running down my back.
  30. MC

    MCB1

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Exceptional. Will return
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend for a Birthday dinner everything was very nice. Food was slightly over cooked but flavor was very good.
  32. MT

    MichaelT

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great! I really enjoy all the staff, Michelle is a wonderful person and love it when she waits on us. I cannot wait to go back next weekend
  33. EG

    EllenG

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t go wrong with Spencers! Always fabulous.
  34. FP

    FosterP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food not as good as we remembered it
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Spencer’s as always - the patio is the only cool place in town to eat outdoors during the summer heat. Service was excellent and the prix fixe options offered a good selection for a good value. We loved everything, but especially the burrata & tomato app, the sea bass entree and the chocolate cake with cheesecake center dessert (wow!). Looking forward to our next visit!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service setting excellent!!!
  37. DI

    DIXIEB

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent but the fillings in the sandwich’s were too much. The service was the best. We will recommend to all our friends.
  38. EE

    EdwinE

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  39. A

    Awinrm

    Palm Springs

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service.
  40. D

    Desertraveler

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salads were delicious! Service was very good!

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 6929 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 76 times today
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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