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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (150)
Special Occasion (128)
Good for a Date (117)
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Good for Anniversaries (114)
Good for Birthdays (109)
Romantic (105)
Neighborhood Gem (88)
Great for Lunch (85)
Great for Brunch (82)
Quiet Conversation (72)
Casual (63)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Sunday Lunch (62)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Business Meals (59)
Worth the Drive (56)
Cozy (54)
Fun (45)
Good for Groups (45)
Notable Wine List (45)
People Watching (36)
Scenic View (36)
Live Music (34)
Comfort Food (33)
Hot Spot (28)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Authentic (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Healthy (23)
Disabled Access (23)
Local Ingredients (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 12 hours ago

What a huge disappointment ! Three quarters of the clientele were dressed in work out attire.
The host totally ignored me while she chatted on the phone. The server was disinterested and did not speak English. Power lunch ?? Seriously , if you wish to blend in wear your work out attire, and bring your gym bag.

A really poorly run establishment with no manager in sight to oversee the shambles...,

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·Dined 2 days ago

We were seated promptly at our 7pm reservation time, the restaurant did not seem to be busy, the wine was very good, however we ate a lot of bread while we waited on our appetizers and dinner. It was 1 1/2 hours from being seated to getting our meal . I thought that was a bit too long

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

A $100 questionable bottle of wine was immediately replaced with a suggested substitute. The sommelier agreed with us. At the end of the meal the rejected wine was tasted again for our education, and it had a completely different flavor, much better we agreed, but as the sommelier pointed out, we didn't have two hours to wait for it! Excellent.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great. The staff, especially Michele, is wonderful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was perfect.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Always our go to reataurant. Great patio and excellent food. Service was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a consistent experience. Quality food, good service, nice ambiance. Recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The favorite place for brunch, and well worth the drive from the East Valley. Good menu brunch prix fixe choices, and the full menu also available. Prices are always reasonable, a great value.

Service is attentive and flexible. For example, adding toast to the prix fixe menu brunch.

The patio is especially lovely with an umbrella of trees and pretty globe lights.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Cozy, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We celebrated my boyfriends 30th over the weekend and they made it extra special! The food was delicious and ambiance was great!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Spencers is one of my very favorite restaurants in the Palm Springs area. I have eaten there on many occasions and it is always excellent. This trip was with friends from FL and everyone’s meal was excellent. Good food, great service and beautiful relaxed elegance ! Can’t wait to go back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spencer's never disappoints. The location is very convenient, the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff makes you feel welcome and the food is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came here to meet a friend and ended up with the most fabulous time. The food were all excellent. The service superb. I highly recommend

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic dinner and evening. The staff made our celebration very special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food , great location and atmosphere friendly servers

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Celebrated a big birthday here with my husband. Outdoor patio was beautiful; service was attentive and friendly. They accommodated a request for 1 crab cake instead of 2 for an appetizer. I'm glad they did because it was dry backfin crab; not lump crab. The rack of lamb was fabulous- best ever. And a sumptuous carrot cake was the perfect ending.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was a fabulous meal! Everyone was very attentive and nice. This restaurant will not disappoint. Entrees are quite large. We should have split. Nice to have valet parking.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our dinner with friends was great and the ambiance on the patio is very nice. I would recommend dining there when in Palm Springs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Spencer's is still one of my all time favorites. It is consistently good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

They have a beautiful outdoor dining area but my husband likes to eat inside. Our hostess directed us into a large room with only one other couple. She sat us directly next to them.
We should have asked to be moved because we could hear their conversation.

The bread basket had the thinnest Parmesan crackers; they were Great! I had to stop myself from eating all of them. I ordered the iceberg salad but received the Caesar. I like both so enjoyed it. The Crisp-Crust white fish was delicious. The broccolini was done crisp-tender just as I like it. The lemon-butter sauce on the white corn complimented the fish well. The banana cream pie was beautiful to look at but lacking in banana flavor. Cut back on the whipped cream and add banana pudding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love going to Spencer’s , especially for a special occasion they put a full page in the menu for your Anniversary or birthday! The food is so good. We had the bone in rib eye steak with the twin lobster tails excellent! Then they gave my husband a birthday dessert, delicious ice cream, fresh berries!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Spencer’s is consistently at the top of their game!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is one of the best choices for lunch in Palm Springs - if a business lunch ask to be seated away from the piano! Food choices are excellent, patio ambiance although a little noisy if restaurant is full. I always ask for Michelle as she is an excellent server - excellent service, attentive, and makes sure your dining experience is perfect! Pricing is budget friendly....

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was a Birthday occasion. Spencer's handles it well and it could not have been better. Had requested table and very good service. Thank you all. Highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Scenic View, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The patio is lovely and dog friendly so I was able to enjoy my birthday dinner with friends, both 2 and 4 footed. The service was efficient and while it was timely the attitude of the server was somewhat removed so it was not quite as special as it could have been had he been more affable.
The caesar salad was good and would have been better if it were not under dressed.
The fish was tasty and slightly undercooked, as I had requested. It was better than average but not extraordinary.
The birthday dessert, vanilla ice cream with fresh berries and just a small touch of chocolate sauce was a nice touch and could have been much better if the ice cream was creamier, they could have been more generous with the chocolate sauce and it should have been a richer, darker chocolate. That would have taken it to another level of wonderful.
I have eaten here a few times and it has been inconsistent. Sometimes delicious and sometimes disappointing but the setting, both inside and out is lovely.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Never disappointed here. Love the patio. Choices are great and service is the best. Especially love server Michelle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My friend was flattered that I took her to Spencer's to celebrate her birthday. We had a fabulous time, in an elegant setting, a delicious meal, and great service. Spencer's is running a gift certificate promotion now and we both purchased gift certificates.
You simply can not go wrong at Spencer's.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Spencer's never fails to delight me. The outside patio ambiance is so peaceful and beautiful. The eggs Florentine and the hash with poached eggs were scrumptious and the service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is the second time we've eaten at Spencer's. It is an exeptional restaurant both in cuisine and setting. Service staff are excellent in advice and discreet, competent serving. Portions are right. Food quality is as good as it gets would recommend Spencer's for a fine dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Spencer’s is one of the best restaurants in the Valley. Great service, food and setting. What more would one want?

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I come to Spencer's everytime I'm in Palm Springs. A lovely spot to dine. Great service. Good food and wonderful setting. I've been twice while I was in Palm Springs for the month and I'll be back next visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Much more than a pleasant surprise. Everything from the valet forward was well executed.
Look forward to revisiting the spot often.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was wonderful as always. Our server, Daniel, was excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Met friends from out of state, they just loved the restaurant. Attention to services by the wait staff were excellent. Always insured we have everything we needed. Looking forward to going back again. Menu selection is great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Business lunch 3 courses plus coffee for $20 . super quality, one of the best mushroom soups anywhere. Lovely outdoor patio. Great service. Buy their gift card special and effectively get 25% off. Our go to place for something a little.special.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a wonderful Black Friday breakfast with family. Food was delicious, service was excellent and outside seating ambiance was fantastic. We will definitely go back to Spencer's again!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very pleasant dining experience. Definitely would return.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, the staff friendly and efficient. The food is average at best.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice restaurant to celebrate an anniversary - enjoyed the special touches of acknowledgement! Staff attentive without being intrusive.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had lunch for business but you can enjoy Spencer's Restaurant for any occasion. It is a classy and cool restaurant. A live piano player will play your favorite music. The decor is contemporary and comfortable. The outside patio is always a popular choice for diners. We prefer inside. Great food and service. Depending on the season they have great creative specials. I had the Cajun shrimp salad with generous portions of shrimp. The salad was gourmet. My husband ordered their classic Cobb salad and he ate every bite. We have been regulars here for years. It won't disappoint!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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