Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

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Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, the original USDA Prime steakhouse celebrates its 20th anniversary. A Salt Lake City staple, Spencer’s delivers contemporary and seasonal dishes, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, local produce and cheeses as well as classically inspired cocktails, local craft beers and an award-winning wine list.

Headed by Certified Executive Chef, Sebastian Lowrey, Spencer’s continues to innovate to meet the changing and discerning taste of today’s foodies. An expert butcher, Chef Sebastian combines his love of meats, organics and French/Italian influences in an exciting array of creations.

Recognized in 2017 with Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and Best of State in America's Traditional Fine Dining, Spencer's is one of only five restaurants in Utah to boast this wine honor. Other awards include TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and OpenTable Diner's Choice.
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LZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The biggest prawns I’ve ever seen. We loved our waiter as well, he did a great job.

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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dinner downtown SLC 👍👍. Would definitely visit again on our next stay downtown

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CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Priced like flemings and ruths chris but food quality doesn’t even match ruby river!

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CB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rolls were outstanding. Our server even boxed us up some to go. He was the nicest guy. Everything was perfect!!!!

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JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Dark and dingy atmosphere. Even more disappointing was the quality of the food.
Calamari was beyond unfresh,
Medium rare steak was raw. Lobster scampi was pathetic, little cheap pieces of lobster that failed to enhance the steak, also unfresh.
Mushrooms were too garlicky
Smashed potatoes were cool and misseasoned
Extremely disappointed. High quality prices, low quality food. Overall terrible experience. Will not be going there again.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and the steaks and 4 cheese potatoes were spectacular.

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Our server was amazing. However, when our salads were severed, we were not asked if we would like ground pepper. This was a first for the both of us, we had to stop someone and ask for pepper. Once we were severed no one came around to ask how our food was. I had lobster risotto, and it was horrible, I had 3 bites and the next thing I knew a woman came by our table and boxed our food. I tipped the waiter he was extremely friendly, love him to death, every thing else was not up to par.

This was my husband and mines first Valentines Day together, we both were extremely disappointed after hearing such great things about your place.

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VH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional dining experience! All staff, at every level, go above & beyond to ensure all facets of a restaurant are met and exceeded! Server, Kory, does his job very well- knowledgeable & passionate! Renee, SA, attentive to diner’s needs and warmest smile, very pleasant! Met throughout the night with recommendations from the facilities’ wine sommelier, and the manager, to ensure a 5-star experience...that it was! Not to mention the exquisite food: Wagyu steak is mouthwatering, I’ve desired to eat it for dinner every night, since! Everyone was very professional, will recommend, will visit again! Thank you!!!

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k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I would recommend Spencer's for an excellent steak cooked to perfection.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

There are better steakhouses in SLC. Our steak temps were inaccurate, and less than warm to the touch. We did enjoy our sides, but I was double-charged for one of the items. Our server was mediocre. The experience overall was subpar. Too bad!

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JG
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best filet mignons ever, and generous ala carte side dishes. $15 corkage fee, which is a bit steep, but still less than buying a bottle there. Cozy, and warm environment.

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SS
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great place. Ask for a seat in the back, it quiet and very nice.

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K
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. We loved the food and the service.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered steamed crab and asparagus. Received steam crabs that were over cooked and steak. 5 minutes later I received cold asparagus and told the waitress I didn’t order steak. Received the bill with a glass of wine. I don’t drink nor did i order wine. Not sure how a simple order in a half empty restaurant on a Sunday evening got messed up so bad.

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DA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there a half a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Staff and service is terrific! Food is great. Be sure to share the sides... they serve enough for 3. It may seem quite pricey but the quality is second to none.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

French onion soup and rolls are outstanding! Burger was excellent. Service was good! Valet at Hilton validated by restaurant!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying Spencer’s and I was delighted by the cozy atmosphere and excellent service. We will definitely be back.

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wait staff. Very helpful and attendant. I was eating solo and I was very appreciative of their attentions. Wonderful food too.

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was freezing, despite asking for the heat to be turned up. Waited 7 minutes to be greeted by a server (they were severely understaffed). Food took a long time to come out and was overcooked (both the burger and salmon). Mac & Cheese small plate was fairly tasteless and everything was under-salted. A table of 2 businessmen actually left before they got their food because they were waiting too long.

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A
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I've modified my original review... Let's just say that our server must have been having an off day. Unfortunately this will most likely be my one and only experience here.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best value for this level of steak restaurant I can ever remember going to. The 14 oz NY Strip was cooked excellently, and the mushroom and asparagus sides were delicious as well. My wife and I also appreciated being able to order a half-sized portion of the family-style sides, which were more than enough for the two of us to share. We also appreciated the allowances made on everything we ordered to accommodate some food intolerances, and being our anniversary, were treated to two scoops of sorbet and fruit for no charge. All that plus two drinks came out to under $80 before tip, which was incredible, especially with how delicious every bite was. Colleen was our server, and she was extremely helpful in checking out concerns with the kitchen and helping us have an unforgettable evening. I've already recommended Spencer's to my colleagues and friends. Thank you!

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my wife out for a special dinner. Spence's had been recommended so we thought we would try it. The food was above average but I have had better. My wife had the french onion soup and a Filet, and i had a wedge salad and the Rib Eye. The soup and salad were a meal in them selves but very good. The steaks were good but we have had better for a lot less cost. My wife mentioned 2 or 3 time about how dark it was in the restaurant and i was uncomfortably cool, didn't want to sit and just talk after dinner. For the cost we would probably go some where else next time I wanted to spend a couple hundred for dinner.

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

We decided to take a "date weekend." Due to a mix up in hotels, we ended up thinking we were at the Hilton Spencer's For Steaks and Chops is located. After a check-in of horrors, we finally got an uber to our dinner place. We were late for our reservation and we called in advance to let them know. The staff was extremely courteous and more than accommodating! There was a brief hold while there was verification of availability due to unforeseen circumstances and we were met with fantastic attitudes and professionalism. Our waitress, Bobbi, was upbeat, friendly, and kind. The food was beyond wonderful and the entire experience was amazing!!!!!!

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T
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were not expecting the FANTASTIC FOOD in the Hilton but we sure got it. The prawns were amazing and flavorful. The lobster risotto was FILLED with large pieces of lobster. The twice baked potatoes were too big to finish. The soups (tomato and french onion) came in HUGE bowls and were extremely delicious. Service was just a tad slow but we weren't in a hurry either. Drinks were made to order.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an outstanding meal!!!! We are steak people and this was one of the best we have had! Bobbi, our waitress, was wonderful!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good beer! The Steaks are amazing!!

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DD
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Delicious piece of meat. Mediocre in every other respect. Terrible side dishes. SLOW service even though the place was half empty. Disclaimer: I'm NOT a steakhouse fan but on Christmas night there were few other choices.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First off the restaurant says it opens at 11:30 a.m. they didn't actually open the doors until 11:40 a.m. on a Tuesday. Unfortunately, two of the three meals were undercooked. The service was a little impersonal and slow. For sure don't be in a hurry if you go to this place.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Came in for a nice dinner on Christmas Eve, and we were a little let down. We had been to Spencer’s once before, about 4 years ago for Valentine’s Day and it was a wonderful evening. The same couldn’t be said for our most recent trip. Really, the food is pretty good: our French Onion soup and Wedge Salad were absolutely delicious. The Filet Mignon was delicious as well, but my Ribeye was underwhelming and I’m sure you can get a similar steak for half the cost at any chain steakhouse. The Mongolian Broccoli was essentially just boiled broccoli sitting in tons of soy sauce - not a well thought out or executed dish. The Brussel Sprouts were excellent. So all in all, I’d rate the food as reasonably good, but a stretch for the price.

The real downer for the evening was the service. Though the restaurant had quite a few open tables, we had to wait for them to prepare a table for two that we had reserved a day in advance. The Host could barely speak English and was very difficult to understand. He returned to lead us back to the table but the table wasn’t ready, so we were forced to just stand in the middle of the dining room while they finished setting it up. We sat and ordered drinks and appetizers. Then the waiter returned to take our order, and while in the middle of taking our order, another waiter was trying to deliver our salad to other tables in the dining room. Rather than excuse himself and handle the situation, the waiter taking our order stood at our table ignoring us while he was waiting for an opportunity to get his coworker’s attention. The salad finally made its way back to us and we were able to complete our order. But they then delivered the wrong soup to our table and had to swap it out. And then when it came time for our entrees, we were delivered a side we did not order and had to ask for the one we did order. The staff seemed unconcerned by these service errors, and that is not what I’d expect for a $200 dinner.

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AH
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, our steaks were flavorful, tender and cooked just right. We always have a great experience when we dine at Spencer's.

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F
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was way too slow. Also thought it was weird that we showed up 10 minutes early and they wouldn’t seat us. Said we had to wait until our reservation even though there was no one in the restaurant!

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have gone to Spencer's Salt Lake for the last 15 years to celebrate our anniversary. Unlike past years, we were very disappointed in the food and dining experience. The steaks were very undercooked despite what we had requested. Salad was at most average. The dessert tasted like something we could have gotten at a grocery store (we appreciated the strawberry roses).

The decor and furnishings are getting a little tired and worn. Time to freshen things up.

We will give Spencer's one more try. If the experience is similar, we won't come back.

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RR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible - restaurant was empty would not seat us until reservation time. They overcooked my colleagues steak. The steak is mediocre at best - my steaks I cook at home are better. This place is nothing special an overpriced for what you get.

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BT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Saturday, Dec 15 @ 4 PM.

Very poor attitude pre-dinner waitress ruined (charcoal) my date's filet mignon! Was very slow, and rude.

We went for a 4 PM dinner to what, normally, I consider 1 of SLC's top steakhouses.

We weren't informed their dinner dining wasn't open until later. So, we were seated in the sportsbar like area, unfortunately, rather than the dining area that wasn't yet open.

Informing the pleasant hostess, on arreival, that we had a 5:30 symphony date, and were in a hurry, she advised the lunch waitress would be right over. Over 20 mins later, and a reminder, the waitress arrived and was immediately rude about being busy in the lunch area of the restaurant, even though there was 1 other couple in the section we were in.

When my date's medium-well ordered filet arrived, and was cut in two, it was nearly raw.

The put out waitress took it for re-firing and returned with a completely burnt filet half the size of the original. It was so black the meat was ruined.

The only redeeming grace was the management was very apologetic and removed the filet's price from our meal. To be honest, we shouldn't have been charged, at all, after their service entirely ruined what should/would have been a very elegant meal.

I've never been so disappointed in the service of any restaurant, least of all Spencers which, normally, does such a fine job.

Will never make the mistake of going for a fine dinner to Spencer's, at mid-afternoon, again.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. The quality of the food was amazing. Sensational dry aged ribeye. Service was fantastic! Very much enjoyed our first time at Spencer’s.

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W
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for dinner before the symphony. It was a very pleasant experience, from the valet parking to the wait staff and great steaks.

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SM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow but the food and ambiance were excellent. If they had more attentive service, this could be the best steakhouse in town.

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GW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great fillet mignon, service could have been better.

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LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I used to love going to Spencer’s but the quality and preparation of the food has gone way down hill. I wouldn’t recommend them and will not be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great but if the waiter/waitress asks if you would like a few more minutes to look over the menu, plan on waiting another 25-30 minutes. We sat by a family who were having a lot of fun (drinking) and who were very noisy.

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