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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (144)
Special Occasion (131)
Romantic (101)
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Good for a Date (99)
Good for Anniversaries (94)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Great for Lunch (89)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Great for Brunch (69)
Worth the Drive (56)
Cozy (55)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Sunday Lunch (53)
Casual (52)
Business Meals (48)
Notable Wine List (48)
Creative Cuisine (46)
People Watching (42)
Fun (38)
Scenic View (34)
Comfort Food (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Live Music (24)
Authentic (23)
Healthy (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Disabled Access (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined a day ago

Lovely ambiance and quality experiences as usual!!

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

This is the very first time that our food was not hot and the eggs weren't cooked the way they were ordered. It wasn't busy, so we aren't sure what happened - but we'll consider it a fluke until we go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our 3D visit. Busy place. Had a price fixe meal. Took the desert back with us. Yummy🌺🌺my fish was good. Caesar salad great.
This restaurant is in a neighborhood.
DH liked his pasta and sausage dish. His salad was good.
Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

My lobster was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. Side of potatoes grattin on the cool side.
Our waitress was very nice and efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter seemed to careless if we were attended to or not. Never asked if we wanted another cocktail, practically had to go to the bar to order. Dinner was descent and desserts tasted like them came from the grocery store. Never will we return.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We visited Spencers for our birthdays this past Saturday the 17th. I was looking for a nice restaurant and found a GREAT GEM that we will frequent often. The food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. From the greating when we entered with the special greeting in the menue to our wonderful waitress Michelle. We have been to many nice places for lunch n dinner but the food at Spencers was perfect...tasty, tender,fresh.
Thank you Spencers for a fabulous time.
JS/SS/SS/TS

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Just OK. There are so many places that are better in Palm Springs, I would not recommend this place. I ordered Corned Beef Hash which was listed as a house specialty. It was straight out of the can. My wife's pancakes were ok.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 5 days ago

Was lovely to finally get reservations. Sat inside which was fine. Food was delicious

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great good food for good prices

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

I like Spencer’s a lot for Brunch but was very disappointed in my dining experience. The waiter was okay but rather condescending. The food was mostly a real letdown. My husband hated the flavor of his meatloaf and the sauce/gravy was barely visible. I was excited to order Dover Sole as I grew up in England and have not had it in a long time. In my opinion I still haven’t! This $40 entree consisted of the two tiniest pieces of fish I have ever been served, probably 2oz total...it was a Sand Dab not a real Dover Sole. The potato side dish was not fully cooked. My Tuna tartare roll was good and so were my husbands Coconut shrimp (although the pineapple slice was as hard as a rock). I think Spencer’s should stick to serving Brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Great. We come every year to celebrate birthdays. We also come other times too but a fun place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I had lunch on Valentine's Day and without doubt, it was the most enjoyable Valentine meal we have had. We have been married for 30 years and have been crammed into small spaces on Valentine's with other diners one foot away to the top of Seattle's private dining room on floor 76 with most experiences less than ideal. From the pleasant valet to the front receptionist, to our very informed wait person to a especially delicious meal, we were so very pleased.
Thank you management for the truly special resturant in Spencer's. We will be back this weekend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s! What a special occasion it is anytime one has the opportunity to experience Spencer’s! Food, service, piano, wait staff, and parking attendants spell ‘perfection’ in every way!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Spencers was a disappointment, after all the glowing things we had read and heard about it. We thought it was nothing special, which is why I haven't checked any of the boxes above. For these prices, there should be some pleasant surprises, but it was a standard menu for an upper class restaurant--very good food and service, but nothing else to differentiate this restaurant from any others at their prices. We greatly preferred Bernies Supper Club in Ranch Mirage, the same price points, but with a more innovative chef and a menu and staff with better senses of humor.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had great service from waiter and the food was delicious

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Business lunch was great! And the price is right. Place was busy as always. A place not to be missed for anyone visiting Palm Springs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely outside dining, very romantic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed ourselves. Server was helpful and knowledgeable.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere especially when seated under the ficus tree on the patio. Great menu variety and the fixed price menu is a tremendous value. We enjoyed the white fish and the short ribs which were perfectly prepared and had great flavor. Solid wine list with moderate prices.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always great food, service,

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were disappointed that we weren't seated at a table requested when the early reservation was made. The patio atmosphere at this restaurant is always pleasant. The service during the last 2 visits (for lunch and Sunday brunch) has been lax, not up to the usual standard. The food is good as is the presentation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent. Ambiance lovely. Waitress couldnt get it together enough to bring us our food at the same time. Otherwise we would recommend restaurant highly

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 (Mobile)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ambiance , excellent food , excellent service , nice evening except for large dog at next table which barked every few minutes and owner was not spoken to about the problem by management

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I hosted an after ceremony breakfast at Spencer’s and we all agreed that it was the best breakfast ever. The food and service was phenomenal! It was the best lobster eggs Benedict ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Loved our server Simon. And our sommelier was brilliant

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience! Went for a date night with my wife. The food was fantastic. I had the duck and it was cooked perfect . My wife really enjoyed her salmon !

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

If you are seeking classic country club food - lots of melted cheese, friend foods, lettuce wedge - this is your place. The shaded patio is a nice oasis, but it suffers from being extremely noisy. unless you are willing to walk many blocks, you will be loved into valet parking. Enjoy!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I FIND THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO BRING GUESTS FROM OUT OF TOWN. THE PRICE IS RIGHT AND THE SERVE IS THE BEST.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Attentive yet discreet wait staff very good with recommendations
Great food wonderful atmosphere with a great pianist played softly in the background

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The waiter neglected to provide all information about the ingredients for the soup, which came with crab meat and I have a severe allergy to fish of all types. Once the server took our order he never returned to check on us. Salad is bagged greens tossed on the plate with little dressing. I know this is a favorite of many locals in PS, I cannot imagine why. Restaurant was not clean, bathrooms not clean, with 3 hostesses one would think they could check the bathrooms out a little more often. I always feel like I am intruding on this restaurant, so have decided not to return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The patio is lovely. It's a busy spot, but the service and the food don't suffer. We'll return when in town again. Loved it.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ambient was excellent. Food fantastic. Highly recommend.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 5, 2018

A beautiful room wasted on bad cooking. Sorry to say we were all disappointed with our meal, 2 veal chops, ordered medium rare - cooked to medium and one meat loaf, tasting like cardboard.
The staff was fine, nothing to brag about, but no problems either. Too bad the chef couldn't hold up his part of the bargain.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always good food with awesome service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely. I’m getting bored with the menu.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were seated outside and it was lovely with great ambiance. Our waiter was very efficient and always there when we needed him. The food choices were good with some delicious daily specials. I would come back to this restaurant and recommend to my friends.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Organic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went here looking for a quiet dining out experience. Spencer’s is just that. We sat in the garden which I recommend. They did have a piano bar as well and an inside part. The food was excellent. I had duck and husband has short ribs. The menu was varied as was the wine list. Spencer’s is not cheap but everything about our evening more than met our expectations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Beautiful birthday celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch on the patio. Superb service, tasty food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a great night,great service,great food and great service. A Winner !!!&

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