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About Spencer's Restaurant

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.

701 W. Baristo
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Continental

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


Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 327-3446

Website:
http://www.spencersrestaurant.com/

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

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.

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

Public Transit:
Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.

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

Spencer's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (148)
Special Occasion (131)
Romantic (108)
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Good for a Date (108)
Good for Anniversaries (106)
Good for Birthdays (101)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Great for Lunch (77)
Great for Brunch (76)
Sunday Lunch (59)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Worth the Drive (56)
Casual (56)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Business Meals (51)
Cozy (51)
Fun (44)
Notable Wine List (44)
People Watching (39)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Comfort Food (32)
Live Music (26)
Authentic (22)
Disabled Access (22)
Healthy (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Fantastic restaurant. Been there many times. Friendly staff, excellent service and fantastic food. Will go again & again!! 🍹🍹

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Unusual food problem- Not Hot and potatoes were burned. This was my first time for breakfast having heard how good it was. So I was disappointed at the problems with the food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful patio setting, egg frittata with spinach and mushrooms perfect, great eggs benedict. Delicious coffee, outstanding service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was terrific, the service competent and the front desk helpful. The earliest reservation I could obtain was for 8pm but the hostesses had us seated a half an hour earlier. Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Spencer’s is always a great place to eat. Today was a special occasion for me and I was with a friend who had never been here. I was disappointed that we couldn’t sit on the patio but we will be back and make sure we request the patio.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

I was so disappointed. We had terrible service. Our waiter clearly forgot to put in our lunch order as everyone around us who came in after us were served way before we were. There was no apology or acknowledgement of the long delay. To make matters worse - he completely messed up our bill and had to get the manager to fix it. I feel like it is blasphemous to say something negative about Spencer’s but it was NOT a good experience. We won’t be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, dinner, we will definitely return.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server, Delfina, was wonderful. The support staff was excellent. A great evening ! I love the fact that there is no rush

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Spencer's never disappoints - updated, delicious steak house food with a wonderful, romantic vibe, especially in the main dining room. One of Palm Spring's most sophisticated and delicious dining rooms.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Very disappointed in Spencer’s. First they tried to seat us at table totally unacceptable. In fact my husband watched and the next three couples they tried to seat their also objected. Hostess constantly trolled the dining room with her IPad stalking the tables to see who was ready to leave- very disconcerting! Perhaps she should have set her pad down and helped bus some tables as they were woefully short in that area and empty plates sat for an unacceptable amount of time. Very disappointing evening!

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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

The pianist was excellent. Service very good. We were late and called ahead, hostess could have been more gracious as it was not very busy and many tables were available. The food was fine but not as good as i remembered from past years visiting Palm Springs.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been dining at Spencer’s (lunch only) for many years. It is a unique “one of a kind” dining experience! Set into the mountain, the covered patio is the place to have lunch. Mature trees are growing next to tables! Menu is varied and prices are reasonable. 4 of us ate there this week for $120 with tax & tip.
Valet your car! They are friendlier and more accommodating than the wait staff!
Laurie T.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is completely uninspiring. Lots of choices - and we tried four different entrees. None of them were above average. It's comparable to the Cheesecake Factory. Completely pedestrian.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We loved this restaurant for the food, the service, atmosphere, music and it just doesn’t get much better! Co plumbers to the team!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was wonderful and the Birthday Girl loved her menu with a Happy Birthday wish inside it. The only thing was having the server drop my ice tea on me and the person next to me shoes, which did leave a stain on them.
He was very quick to get me a towel and a new chair to replace the wet one. Luckily my purse and jacket were on the other side and did not get wet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Unexpectedly good for lunch. We have no dinner experience. My ahi salad was very good with a light creamy dressing, fresh greens and nicely cooked-rare strips of ahi sitting on top. The other 3 dining companions enjoyed their French onion soup, crab cakes and excellent creamy clam chowder with half a grilled portobello sandwich and side salad. The atmosphere in the covered garden is perfect except for the admittance of pets. I get it about "service" animals, but these days people take advantage of the state laws prohibiting businesses from asking if the pet is a real service animal, prescribed by a medical doctor and registered with the state as such. The other dilemma is parking. There is a valet but if you aren't comfortable with the valet, street parking is very limited and your walk at peak dining times could be a block or two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I had just been served the main source of the business lunch when they ran out of the sirloin which I hoped wasn't on the menu. It was that or a steamed trout. No one was ordering the fish. They substituted a frenched pork chop in mushroom grave which was ordered by all six people at the table next to me. It was what I was hoping was on the menu and they all raved about and could barely finish. It looked wonderful! I ordered the salad to start which was good but very small in a large bowl. Chocolate cake was the offering for desert. It was three types of chocolate mousse with cherries and fudge sauce all rolled up with vanilla ice cream. It was really nice. Everyone else in our group enjoyed their meal as usual. Mine was - well, steak and potatoes. The kitchen was slow. One waiter was so loud you could hear him across the room. Polite conversations became very public to be heard over MR Bellicose. I now realize why people were asking him what days he worked. Every table was full for lunch Thursday so times are good I suppose.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was a luncheon with a long time family friend...a perfect spot to chat with a special person. The food was excellent and the perfectly brewed coffee was a special treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Business lunch is the best deal in the desert, hands down!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always beautiful and tasty, this is where I love to take a client or a friend to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The evening outing was great. we went with fiends a first time for all of us. the waiter was great , the food was great and the atmosphere was great. looking forward to another visit. we especially liked the express 3 course meal and the price. great value.
One down side. this in my opinion was a classy restaurant, yet a lady strolled in with her 2 dogs in a baby stroller. definitely not the time or the place for 2 dogs. Again, my opinion I don't think the restaurant should have allowed her dogs

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best brunch in the desert. Corned beef hash is perfect and great with a Bloody Mary. Service impeccable and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was excellent, food was delicious and ambiance was fabulous. Me and my family will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a great experience when dining at Spencers. Great service, food and setting. Always something for everyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Spencer's is always a treat. This was our first visit for breakfast, and it was on a Saturday morning. It was great. Spencer's is always great. The outdoor dining room is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer, so unless it's raining, it's the place to request to be seated.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Friendly and efficient service. Pleasant ambience. Food was well presented although my fillet mignon, whilst nicely cooked, was somewhat tasteless, even with a pepper sauce. The grouper was also well cooked but again lacking flavour.
Overall an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It is always a good to go for any occasion. Service very friendly and ready to help.
I like the three courses menu, it is good simple and avery good price.
Break the routine and treat yourself like you deserve.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Spencer's is a weekly breakfast go-to for us. Quiet, soft music playing. Menu has a variety of very good options at good prices. Service is always spot on. It's really a low-key elegant kind of place. Great way to start the morning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely, spectacularly, unimpressive and uninspired food. My French Onion soup was ordinary. My bland chicken had a flavorless sauce and the mashed potatoes were cold (I had to send it back). The worst part was the Pot du Creme (the waiter couldn’t even pronounce it correctly) was rubbery, like wallboard paste. Considering all the hype our friends had about this place and the prices, I expected a LOT more. The portions are enormous (usually a bad sign - quantity over quality) The only good thing I can say is the service was decent and the outdoor seating area had a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have been to Spencer's before and loved it. They did not disappoint. They people were friendly, the food great and the ambiance outstanding on the patio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Surprise birthday

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Spencer’s is always a treat and the patio is lovely. We have recently discovered breakfast at Spencer’s & are now hooked!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was soooo gooood, we had the two specials (boar and salmon).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food great service.wkuld go again in a heartbeat.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice, the only negative was that I was told that for a party of 5 I would need to sit inside.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at Spencer's. Food, service ambience, they do everything right.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reasons I loved my experience
1: I bought a $100 gift card and got $25 gift card for free.

2: our waiter was amazing. On point with everything seenlessly. I forgot his name (wish I remembered it) but he had a british accent.

3: food was perfect!

4: the ambience is great and I appreciated the pianist

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spencer's is always consistent and the outdoor patio is such an old school Palm Springs experience. Another great evening, thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spencer's is a very nice restaurant with outstanding food. Everything was terrific, but you do pay for this great meal. We were there for our anniversary, so we had appetizers, salads, nice meals and a glass of wine for each of us and the tab was $210 prior to tipping. Again, not a single complaint about anything, just be prepared for the tab.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Friends from out of state met my husband to catch up and also have a good lunch. As always, when ar Spencer’s, it did not disappoint. The bacon on my husbands BLT was over cooked and burned but he still enjoyed his lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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