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About Spencer's

Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops offers a sophisticated and approachable dining experience.

Our lunch menu includes our delicious Louise Salad with Blue Lump Crab, our infamous "Shaken Not Stirred" Cobb Salad, our Salmon Fish & Chips and our famous Spencer's Steakhouse Burger.

For dinner, indulge in a 14 ounce Rib Eye, Pan Roasted Mary's Free Range, Ora King Salmon or a delicious Bone-In Filet Mignon. You can choose from an extensive list of side dishes to accompany your meal like our famous Spencer's Hash Browns. Desserts are made fresh daily and include our decadent Crème brûlée, Chocolate Cake and Tiramisu.

Inside of Spencer's restaurant, you will find our 48 Wine Bar. No reservation is necessary for exclusive access to the 48 wines available by the glass, craft beers and handcrafted cocktails offered.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose 2050 Gateway Place
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Technology

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 437-2170

Website:
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-san-jose-JOSE-DT/dining/index.html

Parking Details:
While patronizing in Spencer's we are happy to validate for up to 3 hours.

Executive Chef:
William Moore Hughins

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate special events of all sizes including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, holiday parties and more!

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM

Fri 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Spencer's private dining is perfect for events of all occasion from a corporate lunch to birthday dinner to a holiday party. We have two room options available.

Spencer's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Not good enough for the price tag. The food was bland and uninspired. The service was good though.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Steak was mainly Fat
Very little meat
Dessert was marginal
Supposed to have crab in salad and two tiny pieces that did not taste like crab

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Two words, a mess.

The Ceasar's salad was absolutely extremely acid, and the corrected version was just bearable. The filet Mignon was ordered medium and was delivered rrr, the pepper sauce was "Where is the pepper?", the sautéed mushroom lacked any flavors, the pork chop was unevenly cook and besides charged had no flavor at all.

A total waste of money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Server was polite but service was extremely SLOW- this was a business lunch and we waited too long for our food

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great meal after a week of hotel conference food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The wait staff were friendly and welcoming yet very efficient. Food was delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was delicious, the wine selection was nice and the Bourbon was pleantiful (perhaps to pleantiful). My business associates and I had a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

All was great except for my $87 steak which was the worst piece of meat I have ever had. Terrible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We celebrated my husband's birthday there and were very pleased with all our meals. The lamb chops were delicious, as were the filet mignons. I was only unimpressed with how the server asked about the water choices we liked. He didn't confirm our choices and ended up serving all three options..sparkling, bottled AND tap?!...charging us more than we prefered. Aside from that, we had a nice dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Though the are renovating the Hotel, the food makes it all worthwhile. Edgar was our server, very polite and prompt in his delivery. He had great recommendations and was easy to waive down when needed (hardly).

Therese the Host was very welcoming and excited to sit us. She made small talk to break the ice and also offered some recommendations.

Food was incredible as always (my company and I both had the Rib Eye). Great steak and the accompaniments were tasty.

Overall, i plan on coming back! great place, can't wait for the renovation to be completed though.

O. Sanchez

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The warm bread and wine were a nice way to start. The meal was overpriced, however and not that spectacular. Everything was a la carte. The hotel was under construction so the ambiance was meh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Construction at the hotel...but still a great place for a business lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The hotel is undergoing renovation so you will need to bear with the hanging plastic sheets which have been put in place to protect guests from dust etc during renovation. The restaurant itself is not affected jut the entrance to the hotel and the path leading to the Restaurant. If you can overlook this inconvenience , you can enjoy a nice meal in a quiet surrounding with top class service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Spencer’s is considered a pretty upscale place to dine, so there are expectations for nice ambience, great quality of food, and efficient staff. My previous experiences at Spencer’s was great, had a pretty attentive staff and served us in a timely manner.

However... after today’s visit, I am just horrified with the service that I will not go back there again.

- Table setup: we were a party of 3 at a table for 4, failed to take away the extra set which left us with limited table space
- Mediocre food: Mashed potatoes were clearly sitting out because it hardened
- Horrible Service: Waiting for our waiter (or any) was so horrible that we actually spent our time tracking how long it took. There were no servers in sight when the hostess sat us and basically throughout the meal and afterwards. It took us at least 20 minutes to flag ANY servers to get waters and another 5 minutes before our server finally came to our table to take our orders. For some reason, started being more “present” while we were eating but “escaped” just as we finished. So, we had to wait 15 min. to flag just ANY servers for the bill and because the bill needed to be adjusted and needed parking validations, that took another 8 min. which at this point I am out of patience.

Hopefully for the sake of others this was an outlier “off” experienced, because I am not coming back here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a 5pm reservation on a Wednesday night. We had a little confusion finding the entrance due to the construction in the lobby of the hotel. After that we were seated right away and given the menus which contained a nice variety of appetizers, salads, and entrees. The server arrived immediately and was able to make some good recommendations on wine and appetizers. We selected the braised bacon and it was fantastic! I don't drink so I can't speak about the wine, but my associates seemed to enjoy it. Our dinner order was taken promptly. While waiting they served bread and butter as well - nice and warm, too! We had a few minutes to chat. It was early so not too many people in the place. Dinner arrived. I had the lamb chops with bordelaise (red wine based) sauce and it was perfectly cooked medium rare and a creative presentation as well. For the table (a group of 4) we also ordered the Hash Browns, Brussel Sprouts and Sautéed Mushrooms. The hash browns are very flavorful- there are green onions, bacon and sour cream - crispy on the outside but soft underneath. The veggies were also perfectly cooked and flavorful. My associates had a filet mignon, a rib eye steak and a scallop entree and everyone was raving about how good they were. We were so full that we opted to skip desert. The entrees averages about $47 each. The side dishes were extra $15-20 each, so this isn't a cheap meal, but it was worth it! Also, the restaurant does validate parking. if you self park it's free after validation. Valet ends up being $5 after validation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointing experience on New Year's Eve. Prix-fixe menu was not disclosed, hotel location was under renovation, also not disclosed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Quiet atmosphere with Nice music background, Ambient lighting creating a perfect environment for Dining on my Grandson's Birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It would have been nice if the wait staff would of came by and sang happy birthday to my 11 year old, who could of had his birthday dinner anywhere he wanted, he chose Spencers. I mentioned it in my reservation, I mentioned to the hostess and the wait staff. That part of the meal was very disappointing. We did enjoy the food, but it’s the little extras that would of made it more memorable for my 11 year old. We will see where he wants his 12th birthday dinner next year.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service and great people what more can you ask! The food was delicious, worth the wait. I will definitely come back here.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Rib eye was tough, garlic mashed potato was dry and seems like out from a box, mushrooms are bland and tiramisu was not fluffy and soft

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was awesome, topped with the great service. Highly recommend. I'm considering their New Year's Eve special as well.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

In terms of a steakhouse Spencer's is a good option, but not if you're looking for a high end dining experience. On this last trip the lobby of the hotel is in the middle of a major renovation, so the ambiance of the restaurant is affected. It also took us 4 requests from the wine list to find something they had in stock.

The steaks themselves are ok. They were well cooked, but I would question if they were truly dry aged as the menu suggested as I didn't get that flavor out of them. The ribeye was also cut on the thinner side compared to other steakhouses in the ahead. The service was ok, but had to flag down the server a couple times even though the restaurant was only half full.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had an amazing dinner! Sat by the fireplace food was excellent! Service was very attentive!
Expensive but food was some of the best I have ever had out!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

New York steak done medium, it's the best in town! Vodka martini is always excellent. Service is top notch at Spencers. I've been going for years, when I feel the need for a killer steak and a relaxing dinner experience, it's Spencer's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was great but not happy with the restaurant charging us $15.90 for 2 bottles of still water. It was not made clear that still water is not tap water so v Ryan surprised by the charge. As we were celebrating a birthday, it would have been nice to get a dessert complimentary specially when we had ordered 5 of them.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went there after CPA show with my husband and 12 yr old son for an early dinner on a Saturday. The calamari app very good, crisp coating and soft meat, spiced well with no need for dips, including a spicy salad underneath. Hubby and I had the special, extra long aged ribeye, but were not too impressed for the price. He asked for medium rare, I rare, and we were served the others order (we checked and switched). Son had risotto and loved it - it was a bit too dry for me, but when I added a bit of cream to the left-overs, he didn't like it as much. As for sides, the creamed spinach was very good (being I'm the only one who likes it), but the hashbrowns were a disappointment.

Waitstaff were attentive and friendly, but the bar was under construction, so drinks to time to travel from some other bar. I have been there multiple times for lunch, and their shaken salads are great, including presentation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I dine alone at the bar and had the filet mignon and sautéed mushrooms, with a great wine paring (the Aberdeen Cab if I recall) recommended from Burt the bartender. Was such an enjoyable experience and the service was great even though he was very busy he was very attentive to all patrons. I ended up another glass of wine and a few scotches. Great place to wind down with great food, wine and a good ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My ribeye steak was extremely tuff and very disappointing!

I know better than to “ask for another one” - even in the great restaurants you are at their mercy at that point!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

May be a little too pricey for the food and atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Decor and service is average, but the tasty food is definitely worth the visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wow! Top shelf quality food. Best steak I ever had. A little pricey but well worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Spencer's is a bit pricey but great food and service

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Would eat here again. Came here because we had the cowboys niners game the next day. will be coming back again next time we play the niners or we go to great america amazing place overall

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was poor to mediocre

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great yummy food. I love my steak was cooked perfect!! Cannot be happier when fillet mignon was done perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Spencer's is a good, authentic steak house w/ dry-aged, broiled beef & soaring ceiling. My wife has a bad back so the bench seat is a plus. We ate warm bread (great), unusual crab cake (great), signature salad (OK, menu read apricots but used pluots, overdressed), 8oz filet (asked for pink but was too red), scampi side (the single big prawn was tasty but the tiny prawns looked too transparent to eat; served on top despite me requesting it not be so I couldn't enjoy the Bernaise side as much), mushrooms (some were chewy), sauteed onions (good). Waiter's errors: 10min to stop by, scampi atop steak, unaware of pluots, too rare steak. He was cheerful though. Incredible apple pie has been removed from menu. I eat here every few years because the chains feel frantic. With a bit of work, it would be much better.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Thank you Edgar for your consistent excellent service! Good food & amazing service = awesome dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service a bit slow. It appeared as if they did not have enough servers for the amount of customers. I think every table was full.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything was very good.
We even got seated at a table for 4 as opposed to the row of tables for 2. Started with avocado poke. Avocado was blended. That was fine. Poke was good. Wife had a salad. The wedge. Menu has changed so the wedge didn't have the usual head lettuce
It was good. I had corn soup. Very good. We both had rib eye steaks. She had prawns scampy with hers. Steaks and prawns were cooked right and very good. The prices have gone up and the total was very expensive. Other wise a good time was had.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was simply amazing and service top notch. I took my customer there and they find the place over the top. Thanks

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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