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Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

4.5
4.5
1124 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Spencer’s is one of Salt Lake City’s oldest steakhouses that continue to deliver contemporary dishes that surprise the locals featuring Prime steaks. Whether it’s to unwind after a long day in the lounge with colleagues over locally crafted beers or to enjoy an evening dinner with friends and family - guests will enjoy signature steaks and seafood, classically inspired cocktails and an extensive selection of wines by the glass.A handsomely appointed private dining room is available for parties up to 35 guests and is perfectly suited for business meetings, company functions and special personal celebrations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 238-4748

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Coppernoll

  • Private party facilities

    Spencer's eight private rooms can accommodate the smallest party up to 150 guests and will leave a lasting impression. Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining, rest assured your private dining experience will be something to remember!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 238-4748

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    On the east side of W. Temple between 200 & 300 South, in the Hilton Ho

  • Parking details

    Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers self parking with $6.00 validation

  • Public transit

    TRAX - Gallivan Plaza

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,124 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Utah

    Good for special occasions

  • Salt Lake City

    Good for special occasions

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  1. RH

    RegularHumanPerson

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Filet Mignon was flavorful, super tender, and cut like butter. The demi glace was a great accompaniment. I really enjoyed the shrimp cocktail. The added citrus really kicked it up a notch. The french onion soup was very good and filling. The french dip was above par. I will be using short rib meat when I make them at home, now. The au jus was pretty good, albeit a little thick for a jus. It did have a bright flavor profile. It didn't soak into the bread well. The only real weak point was the added scallops. A weak sear and no discernible seasoning, not even a little salt or pepper. Maybe I was expected to dip them in the jus? The margaritas were a delight. Just the right amount of tequila and I really enjoyed whatever spice was added to the salt on the rim. My wife enjoyed her pomegranate drink, as well. The service was terrific. The atmosphere was great. Nobody's conversation overtook the table next to them. I'd like to give a shout out to Jesus and Marcus for taking care of us!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my daughters birthday and her and her husbands last week in Salt Lake City for a residency. Everything we ordered was AMAZING from cocktails, apps , meals and sides. Staff was so courteous and were available as needed but let us enjoy a leisurely delicious meal.

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded 5 days agoThank you for sharing your experience with us! We always work to exceed expectations and we are happy to hear that we did just that. We will share your feedback with our team and hope to see you again soon!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and space
  4. TG

    TeresaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Server Randee was awesome and even our bidder Renee was charming. Cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend dining here.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Good experience

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on January 19, 2023We are glad you have had a good experience. Thank you.

  6. BM

    BrianM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exceptional and the service (Francisco and Luis) was on point. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on January 19, 2023We appreciate your kindness. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you on your next special occasion at Spencer's.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise! I tried to get a reservation at Ruth’s Chris, but they were booked till late, so I settled for Spencer’s for my wife’s birthday. What a great reminder that there are many great restaurants downtown! Our server was Eric. He was amazing! He talked to us like a real person, explaining nuances of the menu, making great suggestions, and really set the tone for the entire night. The stag was so friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was very settling and grounding. I really enjoyed the dark wood and lighting, My wife and I each had Wagyu steaks- she had the filet, I had the prime rib. Each was fantastic. The charcuterie board was ample, and big enough for 4-6 people. The sides were ample, and we only ordered half sizes. And they were all fantastic. The Brussels sprouts were my personal favorites! Do yourself a favor and add Spencer’s to your list!

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on January 19, 2023What a great review, thank you for that. We take pride of our service and food. Our servers are well experienced. Our chefs work hard to prepare every single dish carefully, so it is a great experience for you, as well as for us.

  8. D

    Dragon12

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Your servers were Amazing. But the food was terrible for the price! Ordered a medium rare steak and it came out medium and chewy, so we sent it back and it returned as a rare steak where the fat wasn't even warm. The sides were subpar and way over priced! I can get a steak at texas roadhouse for half the price sides included that is twice the size and tastes way better! I will never go back!

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for your honest review. We are sorry that your steak & sides were not up to your expectation. We already addressed the issue to our chef. We are glad that your service experience was amazing.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriend & I’s anniversary and they made it as special as possible! Our server was so sweet and kind. She was very attentive & the food was incredible! Everything was 10/10!
  10. NL

    NickL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Waiter was awesome, but can’t remember his name to give him credit. Food was less than stellar. Just go to Ruth’s Chris right next door. Had to send our steak back since medium rare isn’t purple in the middle. Table next to us sent theirs back too. For a $100 steak I was expecting better.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to choose Spencers, for a date night, on a recommendation from her son, it did not disappoint. Jessica was fantastic and took a wonderful care of us throughout our meal meal. The millionaire's bacon was out of this world and the ribeye was amazing, perfectly cooked to temperature. All of our food and drinks arrived precisely when they should have and our server and support staff were fantastic. We will be returning. I would recommend Spencers for dates and intimate dinners.
  12. j

    jerryh

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Medium Rare steaks cooked to perfection. Excellent side dishes and that Huckleberry dessert was off the charts.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Servers, Miriam was the main server and Rene helped, were absolutely fantastic. Miriam was so warm, kind and thoughtful. Rene was very pleasant and attentive. The food was so good as well as the cocktails and wine. The establishment was really nice and service was exceptional.
  14. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went on Christmas eve service was as great restaurant was not full all food was great.
  15. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    incredibly expensive for average food, I will never got back their again
  16. CC

    CarrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great to have fine options plus staples for the kids. Pricey, but don’t feel robbed overall. Impressive service.
  17. AA

    AnnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son and grandchildren were our guests at Spencers before the Nutcracker ballet. Renato and Jesus and their brilliant team waited on us. Food was excellent, presentation beautiful, tasted delicious. Son and I ordered hot bourbon cider that was perfect for a sub zero night. Grandchildren, ages 8, 10, 12, ordered Mac and Cheese and were delighted by the presentation. The only down side was that the 8 and 10 year olds found the gigantic spoons too heavy and huge to eat with but Renato quickly remedied that. Great time! Beautiful holiday ambience. Hostess who greeted and seated us was professional, efficient, kind. A new holiday tradition has evolved!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We’re not from Salt Lake City so booked Spencer’s based on the reviews because we wanted to try a non-chain steakhouse. Our experience here wasn’t great. We were sat and greeted promptly. Our server seemed new and unknowledgeable about the menu. My husband and I each ordered a steak, both of which were $60+, which seems overpriced, but we hoped they were worth it. The server described the seasoning as salt, pepper and butter, which seems pretty simple for the cost. We also ordered a loaded baked potato and sautéed mushrooms, both of which were $13+. You’d think for the price you pay for a meal here that you’d at least receive some bread and butter while you wait for your entree—not the case. My filet was good sized, tender and had decent flavor. My husband’s New York was thin and just did not look like a good cut of meat—it looked like meat I could buy at Walmart and grille at home. The baked potato was nice and big but way undercooked; it was lukewarm and hard in the middle. We sent it back and asked for a new one which came out prepared the same way as the first one; and the super chunky bacon bits, although different, are not great. The server was nice enough to have it removed from our bill. We wouldn’t recommend dining here if there are other options for more reputable steakhouses nearby. Very expensive and did not leave WOW’d by any means.
  19. RN

    RoryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality meat and sides. The wine and cocktails were first rate. The server was very good and attentive. Absolutely no complaints, I wouldn’t change anything.
  20. A

    Alejandro

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a family tradition of going to spencers during the Christmas season. It is a favorite restaurant among our family. Although, pricey, the food, ambience, and service are all outstanding.
  21. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These food and service were excellent. The portion size for the price left something to be desired.
  22. J

    Jetman

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Very disappointed in my dining experience. I ordered the NY Strip and was disappointed in the cut, no thicker than ¾ inch. Gristle and taste told me the cut could not have been prime despite being advertised as such. I’ve never seen a thin cut like this is a steak restaurant. Out of the gin I ordered for my extremely small martini, the bartender substituted another gin without asking first. Ice was floating in the martini? Waite staff was pleasant and ambience was very nice but didn’t make up for the food. Won’t be eating here again.
  23. TH

    TroyH

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Every time I am in SLC for work I take my team/clients to Spencers. Not only had the menu changed but the quality of the Ribeye was "Choice" at best. A few weeks ago in Spokane, the Spencers steaks were 100% better quality and actually prime. Maybe SLC decided to change distributors and cut corners to save money. Will find another steakhouse in SLC next month. Ruth Chris is right next door:)
  24. J

    Jate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Francisco was amazing! A wonderful server and an awesome experience all around!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but very expensive. My son wanted to try the Waygu rib eye. I got a regular filet mignon. They tasted no different to me, yet his was $22 more. Entries came with no sides. We got mash potatoes which was a ton to share. They were fabulous. I asked for bread and butter. They did not offer that. You needed to order a butter board which had a sweet butter. It tasted good but I was looking for plain bread and butter. Ceaser salad was small and did not taste like Ceaser salads that I am use too. Staff was awesome. I would equate this to a Ruth Chris or Flemings. If rather save the money and go to Longhorn or Outback which the steaks tasted the same to me.
  26. JO

    JOHNF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure what was better, the food or the service! Both were outstanding!
  27. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant! Every single person that works at Spencer’s is incredible and goes above and beyond to ensure an amazing experience! You really can’t go wrong, as the entire menu is fantastic!
  28. ME

    MandyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spencer's was a great place for our small business lunch.
  29. SC

    SomC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food - steaks, sides, and vegetarian options. service is excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was impeccable. Our server was amazing, she made the experience absolutely wonderful. Will definitely come back.
  31. DB

    DianeB

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the quiet atmosphere of this cozy restaurant. All the servers were friendly, and the food was delicious. Especially those brussels sprouts.
  32. AR

    AlexaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. My husband had the filet and I have the pork chops. We also shared the huckleberry pie.
  33. JB

    JuliB

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Before the pandemic, my husband and I went here several times a year. During the pandemic, we didn’t go at all. This was our first visit back. Francisco and his assistant Luis provided great service. The changes to the menu since the pandemic, particularly the addition of a lobster tail, protein additions for salads, and an expanded dessert menu, are all positive. Serving the salads in bowls is also new, and a good development. We had the wagyu ribeyes, which were really good and cooked to perfect temperature. The French fries were fantastic. The only complaint is that the lobster tail was a bit undercooked. Salt Lake City has strong steakhouse options, and this is one of them.
  34. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and atmosphere were impeccable.
  35. PL

    PaulLB

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for daughter
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Maple Brussel Sprouts were amazing . Service was good but our food was marginal . Steaks were unseasoned and one of them was dry and overcooked . Scallop Potato’s were a disappointment. Next time we will go back to Christopher’s
  37. DG

    DennisG

    Salt Lake City

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good but not amazing. Our server was quite attentive but our entres came out about 20 minutes after we finished our salads. The server offered up complementary desserts but we don't eat sweets. Not sure it was worth the price.
  38. A

    Amymer69

    Salt Lake City

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, the dinner was very well done. They were out of the tomahawk chop, so my husband chose the veal, however, it was a little too rare for his liking. I had the ribeye and it was delicious-perfectly cooked. Our other guests loved the burger, salmon entree and filet mignon. All of the sides were terrific (carrots, fries, Brussels sprouts) except the mushrooms, which didn't really add anything special to the entrees and we regretted ordering it. To finish the meal, most of our table shared a huckleberry cobbler, which was outstanding. Our server, David, was incredible...very attentive, and his timing on everything was impeccable.
  39. AM

    AmberM

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved! Never been here before! We were sat immediately, staff way so so friendly and personable. Food was absolutely delightful! Scallops are a must! Mac and cheese to die for and steak cooked to perfection!

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on November 1, 2022Hi Amber, I wanted to reach out and say thank you for taking the time out to write a review about your first experience with us! I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit, and I will definitely share this with our team. I am also guilty of having our Baked Gouda Mac & Cheese at least once a week, it is one of my FAVORITES. We hope to see you again Amber! Peter

  40. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed scallops, lamb chops and garlic mashed potatoes, dessert chocolate cake was a hit as well. A bit of change, shared/split salad is now charged extra $6. If I knew would just order a full plate for $16 and use small plates to share. Not mentioned on the menu, would be better if it was. Otherwise great dinner.

    Spencer's For Steaks and ChopsResponded on November 1, 2022Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner with Spencer's and can't wait to have you back! We recently made some updates to our menu and split charges being one of them, I can definitely put in a request to have the font size increased on the menu, so it is more visible to the eye. We thank you for your feedback and are always searching for better ways to improve our guest experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Spencer's For Steaks and Chops is rated 4.5 stars by 1124 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the east side of W. Temple between 200 & 300 South, in the Hilton Ho

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers self parking with $6.00 validation

  • Public transit

    TRAX - Gallivan Plaza

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Coppernoll

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (801) 238-4748

  • Private party facilities

    Spencer's eight private rooms can accommodate the smallest party up to 150 guests and will leave a lasting impression. Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining, rest assured your private dining experience will be something to remember!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (801) 238-4748

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