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About Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

Spencer's is the original USDA Prime steakhouse in Salt Lake City. Our Certified Executive Chef Pleines continues to deliver contemporary and seasonal dishes that keep the locals coming back for more. Whether it's to unwind after a long day in the lounge over locally-crafted beers or to enjoy an evening dinner with friends and family - guests will enjoy hand cut steaks and fresh seafood, classically inspired cocktails and an award winning wine list.

As a 2016 Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining rest assured your whether it's dining, tasting fine wine with the wine vintner, cooking demonstrations or winemaker dinners, there is always something happening at Spencer's Steakhouse and Chops in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The bar requires guests to be 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 can join us in the restaurant when accompanied by a guest that is 21 years of age.

Hilton Salt Lake City
255 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Open daily, Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Lounge serves food until 11:00pm daily

Cross Street:
On the east side of W. Temple between 200 & 300 South, in the Hilton Hotel

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 238-4748

Website:
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/utah/hilton-salt-lake-city-center-SLCCCHH/dining/spencers.html

Parking Details:
Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers complimentary parking to all of our guests - valet or self park.

Public Transit:
TRAX - Gallivan Plaza

Executive Chef:
Chef Sebasatian Lowrey

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Spencer's is also available for special events - parties, meetings and socials are just a few of the ways we can WOW your guests. Give us a call and we will help you plan and execute that unforgettable event so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy.

Private Dining

Spencer's eight private rooms can accommodate the smallest party up to 150 guests and will leave a lasting impression. As a 2016 and 2017 Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining, rest assured your private dining experience will be something to remember!

Spencer's For Steaks and Chops Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (8)
Romantic (7)
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Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The staff is phenomenal, nice ambiance, and the food was quite good. However, I personally felt the food was not as flavorful as it could have been. I have had better steaks at other area steakhouses at much lower prices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Message to management. Chang your wine pricing policy. Charging 4 - 5 times the retail price of wines is outright stupid and is insulting to customers. Prices are $30 - $100 per bottle MORE than Ruth Chris. It literally inhibits customers completely enjoying their meal knowing that a restaurant cares so little about them that they are willing to price gouge them in a captive environment. The policy is stupid and neither I nor my companies do business with stupid policies. We will no longer reimburse expenses incurred at Spencer’s for anything.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had excellent service and the food was delicious. The wedge salad was one of the best I have ever eaten. All filets were cooked perfectly and were very tender. The sides we chose were very good and were great accompaniments to the meal. Our server was very attentive and anticipated our needs throughout our meal. A very enjoyable time. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Solid choice for the Thanksgiving holiday. Nice value and food was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving grossly disappointing. Sluggish, inattentive service, cold food ruined a nice holiday gathering At $55 per person, would have expected more when we have had other pleasant experience there.
No tablecloths greatly diminished the quality level of a supposed fine dining establishment

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at Spencer's and it was really good food, with all the trimmings. The meal even came with dessert, apple pie al mode. Best apple pie I've ever eaten.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and it was very nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Regular spot for myself and a great first time for my guests. Great service and food was ‘top of the mark’!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

30yr employment anniversary, great ambiance and excellent service. All the staff is very attentive and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

By far one of the best, if not THE best, ribeye steak I've ever had. Delicious lobster mac and cheese and gratin potatoes. Highly recommend the bbq prawns for an appetizer. Fantastic wine menu. Spencer's is one of our favorite places to go for fine dining and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I had the lamb chops, which were superb--best I've had in years for both quality and quantity. The food and service were prompt. The sides are also excellent--try the truffle French fried potatoes for an interesting change. The wine and beer choices are good. The price isn't low, but it's fair for the quality of food and service. This was a business dinner, and the noise level was low enough to allow easy discussion. Spencer's is in a central location at the downtown Hilton, with free parking under the building (get the ticket stamped). Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Didn’t even stay. Place was dingy. Menu didn’t have anything that was pictured on Yelp. Left before ordering.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing! The girlfriend and I give it a hard approval!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Staying downtown Salt Lake City and have a business dinner - eat here. The service was perfect and the food was nearly as good. The four of us something different and we all enjoyed - don't believe you can go wrong. The desserts were awesome as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Went early before going to the symphony. The restaurant was not busy so we got our choice of tables. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our food came out at different times. Then some of it was cold on arrival. Our waitress was clueless and was it not for the server who was perceptive we would not have received a warm replacement. Self proclaimed best steak in Utah was far from being close to the best in town. Will never return to this restaurant.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Once upon a time there was no better food or service in Salt Lake City than Spencer's. This time was mediocre at best. There wasn't anything really *wrong* with the service but I've had much better at Pallet and HSL recently. The food was so-so. Our reservation was made 3 weeks in advance for a birthday (which I know they knew because when they called to confirm they mentioned it), yet in a nearly empty restaurant they tried to seat us in the bar next to a table with a baby. They use food runners now instead of the servers serving their own (a very inelegant practice, IMO). Overall it wasn't terrible or anything, only really disappointing given how special Spencer's once was.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Dinner was very good. The waiter suggested the 22oz ribeye. Truly a wonderful choice.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have been to Spencers many times but not for the last year or two. I have to say the food was just mediocre for the pricing. I have had a better steak at Applebee's 😏. My Chilean sea bass was fishy which is always a sign for "not real fresh". And one of the steaks was not cooked right. (Which we were just told that they would let the executive chef know) The service was very poor even though it was not that busy. I am usually not a complainer but to have 20% gratuity added to the bill for just six of us was extreme and might contribute to us not being well taken care of. We are usually great tippers and 20% is a normal tip from us but certainly not when it is not deserving. We will not be going back there!!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Over cooked steaks, sides not delivered with steaks and over 10 minutes and salat greens poor quality.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Everything was excellent. Even with the 15,000 Outdoor Retailers in town, the service and food were great.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fantastic classic steakhouse. Food outstanding and service also great. Expensive and worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Had a great dinner here with my wife. Steaks were very good and cooked right. Service was friendly if a bit slow and not as attentive as I'm used to at this price point. The wine list was very nice and I appreciate them having a half bottle selection, including a very good rioja.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I will start by saying that my wife's Wagyu steak was wonderful. However my prime ribeye tasted like it came from a cheap restaurant or as if they went to a grocery store to pick it up. It came out black on the outside and bloody on the inside; not at all how I had ordered it.
The waiter had an attitude of arrogance throughout the evening.
We dine at many high end restaurants when we travel and have enjoyed the other steak house style restaurants nearby to this one.
Was not an enjoyable experience for us.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The restaurant was FREEZING!! The waiter took our order and never checked back with us once we got our food to make sure everything was to our liking...For the price of the food it was not worth it at all. Plus my friend had several pieces of broken shell from the fish he ordered that almost broke his tooth!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I had the Chilean sea bass which was very good. My husband had the sea scalps which are also great and the lobster risotto was delicious. The service was attentive and the environment was fairly quiet and great for business meetings and romantic dinners.

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I really wanted to like this place and usually have had good experiences with the restaurants in Hiltons. This place was not that. It's very likely the worst meal I've ever had when spending $125. However, I will says the server and greeter were good and pleasant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Delicious steak and fish. Excellent service fulfilling all requests.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had to book for 3 and 4 separately, they were very accommodating by putting us together. The buffalo steaks were mouthwatering!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 15, 2017

The wagyu filet was the best steak I have ever eaten!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a great place for couples and special occasions. We went there for our 20th anniversary. Our meal was $200 so it's not cheap but it's so yummy. Best steaks ever. Service is great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The wait staff was attentive and the food was amazing. We were there for a business lunch and there were 10 of us. Everyone raved about their lunch.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was way below expectations. Our steaks came out charred and we ordered them medium rare. The cheese was burnt on my French onion soup. The drinks were great and server was attentive. The best part of the evening was the water boy and finally being able to leave. Check that off as a bad dinner experience and we will never go back.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Spencer's was everything I'd hoped, excellent all the way around. Minor complaints would be the following, the margarita at the bar was poor, the AC kicked on mid-meal and was noticeably loud, and the background music was putting me to sleep...give me some Sinatra!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Incredible Experience! The GM introduced himself while I was in the bar for a pre dinner drink which was a perfect introduction to a perfect experience. Great bar staff and service, great service, great food. I highly recommend for a special business or personal meal!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 14, 2017

It was our first time at Spencer's and won't be our last. Great experience. Wonderful steaks, soup, salad, vegetables, dessert! Our waiter, Kevin was one of the best we've ever had!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I arranged three business lunches here during a conference. Attentive service and good food. Recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Everything was very good, but we were disappointed in our filet. The filet was not awful, but for how much we paid for it, it should have been much better. Overall, everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We ordered two steaks. The filet was ordered medium and came almost rare. The New York was grislee and too thin. For the cost and the reputation we were disappointed.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fantastic service. Great steaks. Wonderful atmosphere. When they called to confirm the reservation earlier that day I mentioned it was my anniversary. When we got to the restaurant the hostess wished us happy anniversary. The morning hostess that confirmed the reservation made a note and passed the info along. The server did the same when taking our order. Later the manager on duty also did the same as he made his front of the house rounds.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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