Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4094 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Continental
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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


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Phone number
(760) 327-3446
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.
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Public transit
Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.
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Entertainment
Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.

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
What 4094 People Are Saying
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RC
Palm Springs
153 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs! Beautiful setting, great service and fabulous food! We were very early for our dinner reservation so they seated us in the area for happy hour. We had wonderful Rose' and shared the coconut shrimp, ahi tuna tartare, lobster dumplings and pot de creme with cookies! Everything was delicious. You can't go wrong dining at Spencers!

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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
The only negative was too loud pianomusic (through speakers) and too early asking if I were done with my entré (still food on the plate and knife and fork not placed together to the right).

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband surprised me with a beautiful birthday dinner at Spencer’s. It was our first time there and we would definitely come back again. The inside/outside dining room was as beautiful as it was unique. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The staff made me feel really celebrated, with a beautiful dessert and keepsake menu insert. Spencer’s was the perfect place for wonderful dining in a beautiful setting.

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PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is outstanding on the patio, inside can be too dark and noisy. The food has always been mediocre, but then most restaurants in Palm Springs are mediocre.

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CD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy my meals and time at Spencer's. The only thing I might comment on is that if you want to have a conversation, try to avoid the area near the piano when there is live music. The music is great, but just not conducive to conversation. Other than that, a great place to dine!

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DO
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with several gluten-free options. Indoor or outdoor seating...both are comfortable. Very good service. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and he received a special birthday greeting in his menu as well as a complimentary dessert. They really pay attention to detail and make you feel welcome.

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SB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance! "................................................."..........................

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JW
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent food and service with a great ambiance. Spencer's is one of our favorite restaurants! My filet was cooked to perfection and flavorful. The service was professional, attentive and friendly. The wines on the summer value menu are well priced with a nice selection. Ambiance on the patio is one of Palm Springs best!

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RP
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still our favorite restaurant in the Valley! Love the lobster gaspacho, and the veal chop! Great wine list

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JT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best...thank you for supporting the Locals!

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CF
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Have always enjoyed Spenser’s; however this visit was a bit off. The onion soup on my previous visit was superb, rich dark brown both, delicious, and the best I ever had. In fact one of my main reasons for my return. This time the broth was pale, onions a bit under cooked, and a disappointment. One of our party ordered the Fisherman’s Catch. What arrived was stuffed trout. She was told that they were out of what she had ordered and they had substituted. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time, and let her choose whatever dish she wanted. She was gracious and said it would be fine. We were seated in the garden room over looking the tennis courts. I was facing the windows and totally blinded by the sun. The room was quite noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation. We had asked for two checks and items were mixed up and needed to be corrected. Thus our visit was a bit disappointing. However even the best of restaurants, which this truly is, can have times when they are not at the top of their game. Spenser’s is an excellent restaurant with very good food, good service, and I would still recommend.

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BR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

terrific menu. Scrumptious food. Attentive waitstaff.

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TB
Calgary
69 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular visitors to the Palm Springs area and always look forward to dining at Spencer's. On a recent visit we sat on the best patio under 42C temperature skies and enjoyed clam chowder with lobster pieces as the soup of the day. The main dishes were perfectly cooked and the vegetables are never over cooked. The eclair desert was spectacular with a beautiful presentation as well as a being delicious.
It was a 12/10 day as the service was attentive, polite , and very professional.
Thank you

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Z
Palm Springs
150 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for any meal in the valley!!! Great food, service and nothing is better than dining outside on the patio.

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BD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Not being informed that there is a charge for splitting food order.

Not giving wifi password to order an Uber.

Having a dog the size of a horse beside us barking.

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OT
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always good

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HW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch, enjoyed the ambiance on patio

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IN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad experience, food is always good as well as the service and the ambiance, fit for repeats

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OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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J
Palm Springs
136 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's is one of about 4 restaurants in Palm Springs which is completely consistent no matter the time of the year. Staff is always professional, great food, intimate atmosphere. Service is consistently good with knowledgeable wait staff and support staff.

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BB
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our lunch experience was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was prompt and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Patio seating is a must.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spencer's had delicious food in a beautiful setting. The wait staff were spot on and the value for the money was excellent. We'll be back many times.

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PS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Not up to standards and not busy so you might expect better service

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D
Palm Springs
114 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS wonderful. Staff, food, atmosphere - always perfect!

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B
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience dining at Spencer’s for the first, and not last, time. I had wild salmon that was perfectly cooked (golden on the outside and moist inside), and my husband likes the short ribs very much.

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n
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great is the only way to describe Spencer's restaurant. Theresa, the manager, is outstanding; always attentive and is sure to visit your table to make sure everything is to your liking. The atmosphere is beautiful and the food is prepared just right. My wife had her favorite soft shell crabs sauteed in a light garlic sauce. Perfect! My crisp skin whitefish was out of this world delicious. Be sure to request a table under the tree.

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S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best in town, for every aspect of dining. A true jewel in the desert area

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GM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Such lovely atmosphere, amazing food and the entire staff is a delightful!

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AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

GREAT patio! I ordered the Caesar and White Fish off the prix fixe menu and my daughter ordered the duck. We both loved our meals. Service was excellent! Wine list was extensive! I'll be back.

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PS
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great evening out celebrating a birthday. From the moment we arrived, we felt special and that they truly were glad we were there. Everything about the evening was great and we will be back again and again.

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R
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you don't use the valet parking can be a problem. But the food and the service are great.

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary
Very nice restaurant and great atmosphere.

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BF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Spencer's is always amazing, whether we choose to sit inside and enjoy the relaxing tunes from the piano player or sit outside in the beautiful atmosphere on the patio. Our food was delicious as always. Our server was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and courteous. Overall the experience was very special. I look forward to the next visit to Spencer's when it will certainly be another great experience.

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M
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor patio lunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit here. We usually go to Melvyn’s, but that place has truly gone downhill. We had a lovely dinner experience and will be coming here from now instead of Melvyn’s

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R
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Dining out just doesn't get better than this.

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r
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Spencer’s and the experience was just as great as my first time. Service is top notch, my waiter was attentive, gave us enough time to order and food came out right on time. I had the Rigatoni and was very impressed with the way it was cooked/made. The sauce was as good as my Italian/Sicilian mother’s. It had the right amount of spices and seasoning. What amazed me the most was the sauce had crumbled sausage meat with fennel and peas. A true Sicilian pasta dish. It was absolutely delicious 😋

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OT
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always.

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a
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant for Sunday brunch. Excellent Benedicts.
Wish they offered bottomless champagne/mimosas.

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