Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

4.3
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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 2018 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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DS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Used to go to the New Yorker until I found Spencer’s

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It took quite a while to get seated and although we had reservations and were all there they seated a couple of groups who came in afterwards it seemed. I was hosting some out of town VIP's and it was a little embarrassing to have them have to wait for the concierge/host to get seated.

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AK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was decent. 1 of the ribeyes were pretty dry (ordered medium). Sides and drinks were good. Hostess was a bit lost. Waiters were attentive.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but you pay for it

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EA
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

2 Of our filet were very tough
1 filet was ordered medium and was cooked well done
1 filet was good

2 prawns appetizer were excellent

Chocolate dessert was OK

Raspberry Sherbet had very little taste and looked anemic

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very nice place for a quite environment

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RV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything went well for our 29th anniversary. Colleen was a great server and they topped off our meal with a nice surprise.... a free dessert. We had filet minion, the scallops, crab legs & a couple of sides. Everything was delicious. Oh and how can I forget the wedge salad. Yummy! Thanks for making our celebration special. We will definitely be back.

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GR
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and night out

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was incredible! Our waitress Colleen was awesome and so attentive to us and made sure we were well taken care of. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

For the prices at a steak house if this calibre, I do expect near perfection. Our wait staff was impeccable, and I give them 5 stairs. The person covering the front area was absent on both occasions we needed help. I think parking vouchers should be both offered and supplied at the table. The seating itself was poor, as the seats at the semi-circular table were too low and soft. We all had difficulty both getting in and out of our table area. We ordered steaks, of course. My son's bone-in ribeye was not what he'd hoped for in both taste and presentation. The au gratin potatoes were far below expectations. The all white dishes add nothing to the ambiance. That said, the general ambiance of the restaurant itself was lovely and warm. For the price, I was left unsatisfied in general. The night should have felt incredibly special, and it failed in that regard.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, but expensive. Couldn’t pay on my own dime. Jdydogsotsoysotot

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance was ideal for a dining experience and would recommend an early dinner, if you want minimal noise level. The sides were amazing and I'd recommend the macaroni with bacon or brussels sprouts ; delicious. I ordered the Spencer's Ribeye for an entree and honestly was not impressed, especially at the price point. I've had a better steak at Texas Roadhouse and at the price point would recommend Ruth's Chris over Spencer's

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LH
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Steak was amazing and the Brussels Sprouts and Smashed Potatoes crazy good. The restaurant was busy but not crowded and loved the fact you could have a conversation with the person you’re with. Just a terrific experience.

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y
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We went there my 50th birthday and also our engagement anniversary!
We all ordered steak and it was ok. I ordered medium rare and it came as rare. My wife told them it was my 50th and this is where we got engaged again on my birthday. The hostess was very friendly lady but the both servers were below average. They did not offer special birthday desert for 50th!!! If we were at Ruth’s or Morton’s they definitely do something special for birthdays.
My wife reminded the hostess about it then they came out with a desert. And they did not even have a candle on!
If you want to eat good steak I recommend going to Ruth’s Chris next door

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HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

$50 for a filet. Just the filet. Wasn’t the greatest filet I’ve ever had either

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The lady that checked us in had a lot of attitude and was very inefficient. Other than that we had great service. I was also not the only customer who noticed this.

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DT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed! Our inexperienced waiter started with an awkward and overlong explanation of their special wagyu steak . Instead I ordered a new york cut steak. When the steak arrived it was clearly not a new york cut. It had neither the texture nor structure of a new york cut. When I complained to the waiter, he assured me it was a new york cut. I did not want to cause a scene with him; so, I let it go. I am familiar with wagyu steaks, and that was what I was served. It was clearly an example of a mistake by the kitchen or a planned switch to their available special steak. In either case, their refusal to acknowledge the mistake was indicative of a much less than high quality steak house. To add further insult, I accidentally left my credit card. Someone in the restaurant took it, and I am now disputing about $1,000.00 in charges made on the day after my restaurant visit.

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LE
Brisbane / QLD
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Fabulous service. Perfect birthday celebration!

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AT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying in the Hilton, Spencer’s was an easy choice to have dinner. The Honey Thyme martini was a delicious way to start my evening and the French onion soup was amazing (one of the best soups I have had since Paris). Spencer salad so tasty and the lamb chops were perfect. Service was helpful, efficient and not rushed. Definitely will visit again when in town.

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WK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cory and Marco are great. They were on top of everything . Made my wife and I feel like they really wanted us there. The one issue I had was your online menu is not correct. It was Trip Advisor (TA) there menu and the actual menu are to different menus .We wanted the Swordfish from the TA menu. Spencer's has never had Swordfish. 2nd TA says Spencer's has a 30 oz steak which they don't. My Suggestion is get TA to fix this issue or have them remove your menu. Other than that it is great very nice atmosphere, quite, and food was great and for me the most important thing is service Cory and Marcos did great .5 stars all around if TA fixes Menu.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a part of a great evening out. The restaurant was very appealing in a stately way dark woods and soft lighting. Wines were plentiful but pricing was higher than a dinners wine should be less selection and balance the pricing would be better for diners. Steak was excellent, period. Sides were not included but splitting apps and salad sharing helped. Service was excelant greeter, wait staff server.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 7, 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 3, 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 2, 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 19, 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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CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is phenomenal- never disappointing. However, they are always disorganized. On this occasion we had an excellent server, but we generally get a gentleman who has no idea how to serve. They also lost our OpenTable reservation and then reported that we didn't show. This is supposed to be a well-run establishment...what a joke.

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