Spencer's Restaurant

4.6
4325 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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M
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with excellent food

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P
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual.... Even with the weather making outdoor seating impossible, it was delightful. The staff made it another perfect evening

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LH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time. Wait staff was timely & attentive. Food was very good & patio beautiful.

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P
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Love going to their brunches!!! The staff is always friendly and accommodating.

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M
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had a frittata which was tasteless. Having said that it’s a nice place with good service.

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I
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The rain put a damper on the outdoor patio seating (they closed it completely) and the indoor room is very claustrophobic and noisy, plus they kept the dirty window shades down the entire time. Overall the experience was ok but I’d never sit indoors again at Spencer’s. It was dark, dank, claustrophobic and very very noisy.

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B
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had guests visiting and all of our meals were excellent with generous servings. The Bloody Marys were top notch as well.

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KG
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sidecar cocktail was excellent!! Our server kept a good eye out for us as we were with friends and were very engaged in conversation.

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KE
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there many times and never disappointed
Even if is your first time upon arrival from valet, receptionist, waiters and all staff make you feel that you are a regular and at home
For home is where the heart lives and Spencer’s makes sure they share that with you

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OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding for a special lunch wit out of town guest. He was so impressed it changed his impression of Palm Springs.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Terrible service on this visit. The food is excellent, the bartender was great. Our waiter didn’t belong at this restaurant. The time between courses was ridiculous, and our,waiter ignored us until 30 seconds after our food arrived. If we hadn’t been there before I would not go back.

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SP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Spencers is a great experience and very consistent. One of our regular haunts.

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I don't think the menu has changed much over the years. For some guests that us a good thing. Extensive wine list but often only the vineyard, origin and year are listed. Not sure why the sommelier does not consistently list the variety. Service was attentive. Chill piano music.

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed at lunch as veal business lunch special at 1 pm was sold out and substitute was a cheese burger !! 4 dissapointed customers.

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R
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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MH
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Express lunch has large portions and was delivered in a timely manner

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b
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spencer's never fails and I would suppose that is the reason it is such a favorite in the Coachella Valley. The luncheon menu is of course exhaustive and the special express lunch menu at $19 a real steal. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my wife and family friend the other day and none of us was disappointed. My onion soup was superb and very traditionally French. The chopped salad is one of the best in Southern California and my wife's lobster omellete was delicious. The wines by the glass are superb and varied but strike me as overpriced at $12 or more. I do think the bread could be a bit more inspired, particularly the luncheon rolls. Enjoy the lunch, the great ambience, particularly the outdoor seating areas and you will not be disappointed.

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit just about once a week. Brunch, Lunch or dinner is always great!

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OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Reservation was at 6:30 made a week in advance. We arrived early at 6:20 and did not get seated until 7:15. We were told because of the cold weather they moved people inside and it backed up all the reservations. How about reading the weather report? If it was nice outside and we wanted to change or reservation when we showed up from inside to outside; would they have accommodated us? Nope and they sure would not have move people around. Food was just mediocre after we sat down and it was very loud. You had to yell to have a conversation. Pass if possible, there are better places to eat near by.

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G
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter inattentive

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b
Oklahoma City
60 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salads and entrees were very good. Appetizers were very disappointing. We had the tiered appetizer for two. All three items were similar to frozen shrimp, calamari and crab cakes — served with good but minimal sauces.

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DS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I love Spencer’s. However this time the service was very poor. Even with my favorite server. Not sure what was going on. Very surprised. Soup was just served and the entrees appeared. Then over 25 min to get dessert and coffee and check. Not the best experience.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The woman who greeted us on arrival was blunt, bordering on nasty while offering us outdoor seating. We opted to wait for our reservation(we had arrived early) and to wait at the bar. When we passed the bar, not noticing it, she instructed one of the waiters to “show them the bar” as if we were errant children. Pretty much spoiled the rest of the night. Neither the food nor the ambiance made up for the unpleasant welcome

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SW
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Our first visit, high recommend. We would have preferred a more personable server, however the female mgr that sat us was wonderful...

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BL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food quality, choices, service, and price are always exceptional.

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BB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the first time ever, the dining experience was ruined by a large, noisy party of about 10 and another loud woman at a neighboring table.

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G
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant Old World Palm Springs .... Spencer's is old world Palm Springs without the stuffy. Our table of four enjoyed lunch on the patio under the heaters. The price fixed lunch was a good option for some of us, while others ordered a la carte. Special requests were "no problem". Everything was good but the chilled gazpacho with lobster meat was really good, as was the blackened shrimp dish. We have eaten at Spencer's for years and we love it.

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RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall 'BEST IN THE DESERT" by far for food ( quality, quantity, variety & price ), service and atmosphere. Every meal beats all other restaurant (Morton's and some others OK for steak ). You can go again and again and always enjoy.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The best wine by the glass menus I have seen in this area. The only downside was the potatoes that came with both dishes were pretty rough. Not up to the rest of the menu.

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s
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration. The restaurant was busy but staff were on their game. Service was great and the brunch is consistently great. Everything was good and they serve great coffee as well.

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TT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here twice, dinner and lunch. Both were excellent experiences-- friendly attentive service, good food, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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R
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Spencer’s is one of our favorites. The service was surprisingly awful this time but the manager graciously made up for it. We will definitely return.

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d
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful menu. Everything is always delicious with beautiful presentation. We had a slight mishap, told our server and management was wonderful in resolving our problem.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful place underneath big old trees..just a bit far from main road..I got a nice greeting card and dessert for my b.day

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service
We loved the outdoor dining
Heating lamps keep you nice & toasty

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, tasty and tantalizing menu topped by a great wine selection and some of the best service we have seen in along time!

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RB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and service, great atmosphere. Locals hot spot.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal served by our waiter Carlos n his support staff who were very attentive n nice. My husband had the lunch special mushroom burger n he loved it.
I had white fish which was delicious. Asked for mashed potatoes due to dietary allergies to spinich n beets. Potatoes had cheese in them which I had to remove. Let us know if other items are added to a request. Sometimes it's ok n sometimes not. I will ask too.

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RS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Spencers and dine there every time we go to Palm Springs. Food and service are both terrific and the patio seating is perfect. Inside isn't bad either, especially in the evening with the piano bar.

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant breakfast enjoyed with superb fresh ingredients and pleasant wait staff.

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