Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

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Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, the original USDA Prime steakhouse celebrates its 21th 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 2019 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on our anniversary. It was awesome! They even had the flowers I ordered for the table ready when we arrived. Thank you!

DK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband and I each had the prix-fixe sunset dinner special with an added bearnaise sauce for our steaks. We were extremely disappointed about what is named “bearnaise” sauce. It did not have any tarragon, not did it have a discernable egg yolk consistency both of which are standard for a bearnaise sauce. We did notice a lot of butter and salt. In general, the entire dinner was overly salty. We were in Salt Lake City for 5 days of a convention.

AV
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This should be called Spender's.
A hotel restaurant masquerading as an upscale steakhouse.
The service was mediocre at best. The server recommended the charcuterie plate, but didn't know what was on it. We were still enjoying our appetizers when we were informed to wrap it up because our entrées were 1min away. Hello?
Wine recommendations were equally uninformed, and tended to the pricier glasses, $22 and $25 per glass, about the price as a whole bottle of the same. Vintage poured was different from listed.
The steak was about as salty as licking the great salt lake. What are they hiding?
Lobster "Paella" was a soggy salty mess. After eating half the plate my date indeed did discover a morsel of lobster!

RH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We have visited Spencer's on almost every visit to Salt Lake City over the past 25 years and can safely say that this was the worst experience. Cold food was supposed to be replaced by a replacement dish which didn't arrive until the rest of the dish was consumed. We were told that we would receive "compensation" - which amounted to one espresso drink.
The real problem, I feel, was that two waitresses served us and neither knew what the other was doing so confusion reigned.
I doubt we shall rush back!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beyond amazing, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was lovely.

TF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Our waiter came to the table after we ordered and told us he was sorry for the delay but he was unhappy in how our steak was prepared and was having the kitchen recook the steak. It came out perfect as we had ordered medium rare.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

If you want your food in less than 45 minutes, go somewhere else. If you don't like to fight for your waiter's attention, go somewhere else. If you don't want to pay $45+ for an entree, go somewhere else. The food is good, but you can get a good steak at many other less expensive places. The ambiance is nice, but not that special. We waited more than 45 minutes after we placed our order. It made us late for a concert. Honestly, Spencer's did not live up to the hype.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was melt in your mouth. Cajun calamari very tasty. Everything was absolutely delicious

W
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pricey as expected, but we had the restaurant to ourselves at 6:00 and the waiter was very cordial and reviewed all the options with us. It was a very nice experience.

RM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks you will find anywhere, and I have had them all over the country.

PC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My medium rare ribeye was a medium well to well and was charred so much on top that it tasted more like charcoal. After waiting for it. I didn’t send it back: wish I had

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I have ever had.

MP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the dinner a lot! Everyone was very nice. I would happily eat there again next time I am in SLC!

j
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service and quality of food is excellent. Sadly the representation on Open Table for price point was misleading. I would go back to this establishment now knowing the price point

KD
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect!

OT
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was so so. Service was great. Won’t go out if my way. Also not enough everyday dining options if u aren’t very hungry.

KB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Steak, great desserts and appetizers. Highly recommend.

D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there celebrating our 45th anniversary. The staff treated us like royalty. It was awesome. Great food, service and atmosphere.

KS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Meals are far overpriced for the amount and taste you get. Menu is not clear that soups and salads are extra to the main course of meals. Soup was too sweet and service was hardly there and discomforting.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite place, nice crew, never had to ask for water. Recommended

s
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a beautiful meal. I love the comfortable elegant booths and dark gentleman's lounge like atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business dinner.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

J
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very tasty everything was delicious. The staff moved slow, but they were very nice and personable.

LE
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service! Always a go-to for a fantastic steak.

DR
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service is a little spotty but the food makes up for it

a
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was accommodating, pleasant and helpful with suggesting menu choices and service requests.

GK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

C
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service & ambiance was great but the prices were high for the quality of the steaks & ala cart items. Won't return.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing everything was awesome

AI
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While I wouldn’t recommend bringing noisy children into the restaurant I did and our waitress Colleen handled us with ease and made our evening very enjoyable. Also fell in love with the Markham merlot (:

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

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.

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.

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

FN
Palm Springs
43 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

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

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.

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

excellent food and night out

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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