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About Spencer's For Steaks and Chops

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.

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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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Bartender too busy, to keep track of bar. Not her fault she was running her butt of and doing the best job any human could do. Steak was good not great. Noise level was too much for the price and feel of the place. Asparagus was not cooked and cold. That is the only complaint on food the rest was average to good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall was really good. Very pricy but good fosd and better service.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Ten stars all around.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We made reservations for Spencer's based on the reviews we read. When we arrived it took 30 minutes past our reservation to seat us and when we sat down (7:30 on a Saturday) they told us they were out of filet and strip... the 2 major steaks any steak house should have available on a Saturday night. I tried to get our waiters attention to let him know that we were going to be going (I thought it was the polite thing to do) but he wouldn't return to our table so we had to walk out. We spoke with the receptionist who was very apologetic. We ended up next door at Ruth's Chris, a steak house that was not out of steaks on a Saturday night. We will not be going back to Spencers.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was just warm, not hot. Lamb chops too salty, fries came out after the rest of the food was served. Slow service, steaks were not done to the request of the patrons. Our expectations were higher based on having been twice before and the overall cost of dining there. Will not be back and will not recommend either. Very mediocre

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Steak was somewhat cold. It was overpriced for what you get. If I’m going to pay that much; Ruth’s Chris is way better quality.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service was stellar, as always. Even though we’d had to change our reservation twice because of travel delays, Spencer’s was more than accommodating and helped make our (belated) anniversary celebration an occasion to remember. The special dessert created just for us by the chef was the perfect finale to our evening.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great all around.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great waygu filet.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious outstanding service!
Would definitely go again

Tags: Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

While the food was just ok for me and my wife and our friends. I had the NY steak and our friends had the prime rib. I just didn't feel that my steak was all that great. Ruby River makes a tastier steak sorry to say, and half the price. We won't be back.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great atmosphere and awesome food

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Not anywhere near the standards and quality of Ruth’s Chris or Christopher’s in Salt Lake City.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Especially good: wedge salad was surprisingly amazing, shrimp cocktail also great... very large prawns! The steak good but not blow your socks off and potatoes au graten were also good but not great! Creme Brûlée was really good. Overall was a good meal. I'd go next door for the blow your socks off steak I'm sorry to say.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Annual family tradition of Ballet West's "the Nutcracker" and then Spencer's for dinner. Over ten years now of doing this. Always great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Some of the best food you can eat and a great environment. But I don’t think I could afford to ever go back there again.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family and I were looking for a last minute reservation for Christmas dinner. Many friends had recommended Spencers in the pastAnd seeing as they had an open dinner reservations but, we decided to give it a try. I can honestly say that this was one of the best steak dinners I have ever had. Our entire family left feeling extremely satisfied and we are already looking forward to dining here again. I literally have not one bad thing to say!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been here for several special family occasions and are always pleased with the food, service, and setting. Easy parking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I had the Wagu rib eye cooked medium. What a delicious piece of meat. So glad I followed the recommendation of the server Randy.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and great service. A company staff dinner that was thoroughly enjoyed by employees and spouses. We will be back

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I had the Waygu ribeye and my wife had the king crab. Both were excellent! I would definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was delicious, but the environment and the service was not great. Our waitress never told us any of the specials, we had to overhear from another server near us. She forgot about us multiple times and seemed very panicked. The food took a long time to come out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server was excellent: knowledgeable and efficient. Kept us in schedule for our Symphony tix without it feeling rushed. Meat entrees were excellent (esp the bacon wrapped elk- and this is from a person who don’t normally eats game). Sides were ok- Brüssel sprouts were imbalanced (acidic). Rolls were yummy!! My cocktail (spiced cherry Manhattan-wow!!! That’s a keeper!) and French rose were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our food was delicious and we received excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We ate here twice in one week. The seafood was amazing. To start us off, we had the french onion soup, Ahi tuna & king crab cakes. The mango/pineapple salsa was perfect with the wasabi cream on the Ahi. We had the Chilean Sea Bass served over a lovely lobster risotto. Fabulous! The second night, we went another route and were equally satisfied. We opened with the slab bacon (bacon chunks served with peanut butter, blackberry jam and almond brittle) and it is something you have to try. Superb! For the entree, we had the Spencer's Ribeye and the Wagyu Ribeye. Both were seasoned and cooked perfectly (if you like it a bit on the rare side). Both steaks are so rich, we only ordered Maitake mushrooms to have with the meal. They proved to be an excellent accent. The wine and cocktail list is large enough to find something perfect to pair with your meal even at most any budget.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·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 7, 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 4, 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 26, 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 17, 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 15, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 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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