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Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
6682 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Proof of Vaccination Required with Valid Photo Id to dine indoors and outdoors. Reservations only. No Walk Ins. Heated Outdoor Dining. Limited Indoor Dining. 2-Hour Maximum Dining Time. Masks Required. 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Desserts

  • Vanilla Crème Brulee$13.00

    Tahitian vanilla bean custard with a cellophane of caramelized sugar and seasonal berries

    • Warm Chocolate Molten Cake$14.00

      Also known as volcano cake for its liquidly chocolate center, baked to order and complimented with vanilla ice cream

      • Tiramisu$12.00

        Sponge cake and layered fingers soaked in espresso syrup with sweet mascarpone mousse, finished with dusting of cocoa

        • Banana Split$16.00

          Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream. Served with banana, whipped cream, chocolate, strawberry, and caramel sauces, candied pecans and berries

          • Mixed Berries$14.00

            Topped with whipped cream

            • Chocolate Pot de Crème & Cookies$14.00

              A creamy -rich chocolate custard Served with two freshly baked cookies

              • Banana Cream "Pie"$12.00

                Silky vanilla custard, torched bananas, vanilla whipped cream, flaky pastry crust, caramel sauce, and shaved Maracaibo chocolate

                • Ice Cream and Cookies$12.00

                  Ice cream with chocolate chip cookies and pistachio nut gluten free cookies

                  • Ice Cream or Sorbet$11.00

                    Ice cream or sorbet in a sugar gaufrette. Ask your server for available selections

                    • 24 Carrot$12.00

                      Not your ordinary carrot cake! Moist carrot layers with orange marmalade, Finished with a thick layer of cream cheese mousse; And crisp white chocolate wafe

                      Last updated: April 16, 2022

                      What 6,682 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

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                        Great for Lunch

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                        Great for Lunch

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                      1. RM

                        RobertM

                        Palm Springs

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        I had a Ceasar's salad and then the meatloaf. The meatloaf was dry. It was perhaps over-cooked(?) The Ceasar's salad was good but uninspired. I had expected more from Spencer's.

                      2. CJ

                        CherylJ

                        Orange County

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        our waitress was amazing, she was so helpful and sweet. I wish I remembered her name. So pleasant and I hope I have her again.

                      3. RC

                        RealtorCamille7

                        Palm Springs

                        295 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        295 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Spencer's is a wonderful restaurant. It's beautiful, unique, the food and service are terrific. We've been dining here for nearly 20 years. We highly recommend Spencer's. We had the Asian Chicken Salad, the house cured smoked salmon on a bagel with capers, cream cheese, lemon and greens and the ahi tuna salad. Everything was delicious.

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Fort Lauderdale

                        33 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Had a wonderful brunch - my friend and I both ordered the eggs Benedict. We also had the crabs cake for an appetizer. Very good food, ambiance and service.

                      5. BU

                        BettyU

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything was great! Food, service and atmosphere. The only issue which may be a challenging situation to solve is having to wave flies off food and drinks.

                      6. SL

                        StephenL

                        Los Angeles

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We love Spencer’s! Great food, service, and ambience. Reliable, fun, safe, and relaxing! Especially like all they are doing now to keep staff and guests safe.

                      7. s

                        stevenl

                        Palm Springs

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        Food was flavorful, presented nicely. Atmosphere was very nice. Cool temperature under the trees. Relaxing. I would have given 5 stars, but we were eaten up by mosquitoes. Otherwise, a Wonderful meal.

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        After a bit of challenge getting our party in and everyone finding there vaccine cards even though the rest of the county has moved on everything was perfect. Insanely good and well priced wine list even though we brought our own. Our waiter was the one who procured the list so he was incredible and knowledgeable. Good rock solid. Great service. Ended up very well

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Palm Springs

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Just perfect!

                      10. VL

                        VictorL

                        Los Angeles

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a wonderful dining experience in every way.

                      11. s

                        smile4mickey

                        Palm Springs

                        70 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        70 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Service was good, but attention was short as the waiter was overwhelmed as the restaurant was short staffed!

                      12. G

                        Gourmet

                        Los Angeles

                        420 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        420 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always good service, good food, excellent wine by the glass list and a beautiful patio to enjoy your meal

                      13. RC

                        RCnUkiah

                        Palm Springs

                        12 reviews

                        5.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Probably the most reliable restaurant in Palm Springs. Friendly professional greeting on arrival - love that they are still checking for vaccination - great table - prompt professional service. The best Benedict’s in the valley. Valet had the car to us in seconds. No long walk to a hot car. Great atmosphere and people watching. What’s not to love?

                      14. LM

                        LenaM

                        Washington DC

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        When we visit Palm Springs, Spencer’s is always the pinnacle. Such a gem of a place!

                      15. JW

                        JimW

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Anniversary

                      16. B

                        Brogerspet

                        Palm Springs

                        31 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        31 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent Food, Great Ambiance, Terrific Service, what a perfect night in beautiful Palm Springs! This restaurant gets it all right!

                      17. D

                        Dineinla

                        San Francisco

                        81 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        81 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall3food4service1ambience3

                        Bad service and rude and arrogant seater. It was surprising since we live this restaurant and have dined here a lot

                      18. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Los Angeles

                        80 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        80 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                        The service was excellent. The ambience is wonderful. Unfortunately, the food is just fine.

                      19. G

                        Gourmet

                        Los Angeles

                        421 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        421 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful patio, delicious food, great service and very comfortable weather wise considering how hot it was outside

                      20. RB

                        RobertB

                        San Francisco

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our server was Michelle and she is so wonderful, she is the best!!

                      21. BH

                        BillH

                        Denver

                        14 reviews

                        5.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We visit Palm Springs every year and stay at Desert Princess for the entire month of May. Spencer's is our favorite restaurant and we come here several times for either breakfast or dinner. Great food, excellent service, the best ambiance, all in all the finest place in Palm Springs.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                        Noisy group next to us was irritating

                      23. CP

                        ColinP

                        Vancouver

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great value and great food

                      24. KM

                        KaylieM

                        San Diego

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Incredible food and some of the best service we’ve ever had. Simon was amazing from the beginning but really went above and beyond when we realized we were running late for a show. Cannot wait to come back!!!!!

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Los Angeles

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Eat here often. LOVE IT. The people are so so friendly and the service attentive and correct. It’s a wonderful dining experience and the food is nonpareil and don’t be ordering the same thing. Every this amazing so experiment. Thanks for being such a special place.

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Palm Springs

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Spencer’s has the best service, ambiance and food. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. If you like seafood, you have to try the crisp fried oysters and ahi tuna tartare starters. The grilled salmon salad was fabulous as always. My friend had the lobster bisque and the Caesar salad, both spectacular. I can’t forget the beautiful wine list. For a refreshing glass of white on a warm day, try the Albariño. For an upscale Palm Springs experience, I always choose Spencer’s.

                      27. CD

                        ChristianD

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        What an incredible restaurant. The staff was great, the food was delicious, the ambiance romantic and calming. Thérèse the manager visited our table to wish us a happy engagement celebration. A great place to celebrate something special with someone special. We’ll be returning for many years.

                      28. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Manitoba

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A must go when you are in Palm Springs

                      29. D

                        David

                        Palm Springs

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always exceptional. Our server. Delfina was terrific!

                      30. WI

                        WINSTONZ

                        Palm Springs

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Soencer’s Restaurant, PS, is always my 1st choice. Service & ambience is top rated.

                      31. d

                        dave

                        Palm Springs

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We love Spencer's. We had our wedding dinner there 10 years ago, our first-anniversary dinner, and our 10th anniversary there. I can't remember what other anniversary dinners we had there. It is a great place to eat especially outdoors. The staff is very respectful and pleasant to work with. Dave and Daisy Shader

                      32. F

                        Farm

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall2food2service3ambience5

                        They turned away the couple a head of us for no vac card Steaks were over cooked Very expensive Met some very nice people

                      33. SR

                        SaundrelR

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                        overall3food2service5ambience5

                        Crab cakes were very fishy New Zealand rack of lamb lacked flavor Potatoes were hard string beans were hard was not happy at all with menu selection on this trip

                      34. J

                        Jeffrey

                        San Francisco

                        29 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        29 reviews

                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A fabulous night with good friends, beautiful food, great drinks and lovely ambiance out in the garden. This is a great place for special dinners. Can’t wait to go back.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Palm Springs

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We've been coming here for nearly 20 years. Always an awesome dinner, service and wonderful special occasion evening. Thanks

                      36. DL

                        DavidL

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Had a great time. We will definitely be back again next season!

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Palm Springs

                        26 reviews

                        5.0

                        26 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Mother’s Day

                      38. c

                        chefbobcat

                        San Diego

                        174 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        174 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Mother's Day at Spencer's was very enjoyable and the food was great tasting. Only three little hiccups happened: 1) My wife's eggs were poached soft instead of hard, 2) our daughter ordered Banana stuffed French Toast and received Eggs Benedict that was replaced with the proper meal in a short amount of time and 3) the kitchen was sending out plates with almost cold potatoes that were replaced. But, what can you expect for one of the busiest holidays. Our service was excellent.

                      39. DB

                        DBergstrom

                        Palm Springs

                        20 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Spencers is always on point and delivers consistancy every time. This was Mothers Day Bruch, a whirl wind time to dine out and again, we had our usual calm dining experience with our favorite foods with a very friendly and Holida Spritited staff.

                      40. KA

                        KarenA

                        Palm Springs

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was simply amazing! There wasn’t a thing I’d change! Best Mother’s Day ever!

                      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 6682 OpenTable diners.

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

                      Make a reservation

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                      Booked 100 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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