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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

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2010

I felt almost embarrassed to want to send the steak back, but it was nothing fantastic. In fact, my two daughters didn't want to eat the meat and said the steak I cooked at home was more delicious (better seasoned). My daughter is not a foodie, but she told me the salmon she ordered was too dry. At first I didn't want to believe that the salmon came out too done and dry, but as soon after she offered me the taste I almost regretted it. Too late, drink the water to wash it down. Oh well, a holiday dinner out on the town and things are bound to not go smoothly, but how can one mess up a steak dinner?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2010

We stayed at Hilton in Seattle and DoubleTree in San Jose on our way to and from Hawaii. It was a perfect place to start and end our vacation! Both hotels had a Spencer's and we dined at both. The service was excellent as was the food. Our flight to the mainland was a little late, so we made a reservation with Open Table. It was reassuring to know we were expected and we could enjoy our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2010

Overall the food was good. We sere there to celebrate Thanksgiving, but the turkey was processed, and we were very disappointed with that. Last year we were served real turkey, so we won't be going back there to celebrate a holiday meal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2010

Great place for Steak - very typical silicon valley crowd. A lot of people of corporate expenses, not much family style. Food is very good, I have been here a few times and the service is varies from good to very good. When it is busy the kitchen can be slow. But for business it is good. Nicely decorated and just walking distance to San Jose Airport (Not recommended - because of the busy traffic).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2010

The food was excellent. The service seemed a bit slow, but that may be because of service at most restaurants is intended to maximize seatings. At Spencer's they allow you time to enjoy your dinner (a pleasant change from the norm).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2010

THis was a good experience. We had a business dinner and the service and attention was appropriate to the situation.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2010

Spencer's offers delicious salads, steaks, chops and some seafood, in the upper price brackets, with a good, but pricey, selection of wines. Maybe it's about Sunday, but while we have had good meals and good service here, the service was definitely worse than most restaurants this Sunday night - missed orders (and no apology for it), lack of wine awareness (the last of it), unhelpful and uncaring service by Minh. If this were the norm, I'd never return, but better service at other times merely means there is serious inconsistency and supervision here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Spencer's is a pricey American steakhouse, and the beef is always tasty adn well prepared; so is the seafood. Wines are expensive for what is offered, and service can vary - opne timew we had attentive waiting, this time lackluster.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2010

Everything except the services was good. I was quite surprised and disappointed with the service throughout the night. Upon checking in with the maitre d' she didn't greet us, and after confirming my reservation she POINTED us to our table and said "look for them behind the curtain." While the actual meal was great, our waitress, although very courteous and polite, rarely came around. We had to go to the bar to have a wine bottle opened, which would have been a $25 corkage fee for them! Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2010

For the price you are better off going to a real steakhouse. After being rushed to take our order, it took awhile for us to get our appetizer and then even longer to have our entrees arrive. The steaks were ordered to be cooked medium but came out to be nearly well-done. The saving grace was the creamed corn. All in all, it was an experiment worth taking now knowing that we can cross this place off of our list of any worthy steakhouses.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2010

Spencer's is upscale, has very well selected beef and other dishes (but remember, it's a steak house!) and unfortunately, wines that are marked up to the point of dissuasion. No need to do that in today's economy, even in an upper end restaurant - sell more at a mdoerate price, or less at a higher price, and Spencer's has chosen the latter. Service can be variable - ours was a knowledgeable and attentive waitperson, but others seemed distracted and inattentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2010

We arrived for lunch just as the restaurant was opening, so it was not very busy, which may be why it was so quiet. Service, at least at that time, was good. The waiter was efficient though not overly-friendly. I ordered salmon. It was just OK--kind of small and dry in a sauce that sounded more interesting than it actually was. My companions ordered steaks and seemed to really enjoy them. They definitely looked good. Next time: steak!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2010

Great place if you're looking for a decent steak that's well prepared and cooked to your desired doneness. Not really for foodies looking for that special or unique dish. Comparable to Mortons, Ruth Chris minus the butter and local steak houses.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2010

Finest quality steaks at excellent prices in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Service is top notch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2010

The steak was great and we really liked it, felt it worth the price, however, the sides could have been hotter for example the potato did not melt butter when applied.

The deserts were good not great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2010

This restaurant was referred by my boyfriend's boss and yelp.We came in on a Sunday night for dinner expecting great food and service. It was a bit disappointing, our steak was hard to chew, the service was not good neither, took forever for the waiters to come to our table, when we asked for Tabasco sauce, one of the waiter gave us two almost empty bottles. However, the scenery was nice, loved the fire place, it was quiet and romantic scenery.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2010

The food and service was great. The wait staff was not over bearing. The music went well with the total dining expeience. This is a very nice resturant for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2010

Lunch service needs to pick up the pace. We were sitting down for over 15 minutes before receiving our menus, bread or water. Not sure why the fireplace was lit when it was 75 degrees outside? Many people at our table commented on it being too hot to have the fireplace lit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2010

My boyfriend had the prime Spencer's steak (ribeye) & I had the filet mignon. We ordered crabcakes as an appetizer, sauteed spinach & hash browns for our sides. Ribeye was very tender & not at all fatty. The filet mignon was also tender & cooked to perfection at medium rare. Seared on the outside, tender on the inside. Crabcakes were delicious - flaky with lots of crab meat, laid over sliced grilled artichoke hearts accompanied by crispy greens which looked to be pea sprouts & a mayo based sauce. The spinach was sauteed lightly with cherry tomatoes & was a perfect green vegetable with the steaks. The hash browns were crispy & tasty, although a bit on the salty side. Service was good, but nothing spectacular. Would come here again

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2010

We have been here before and always receive great service! Spencer's prime rib eye and any sides are can't miss dishes. End the dinner with the chocolate fantasy cheesecake, share it, if your too stuffed or take it to go if you can't finish it. I ate it later that night! It's better than Cheesecake Factory.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2010

Food was ok. Salmon had bones in it and the Filet was a little dry.
SERVICE was GREAT!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 5, 2010

This is a generic steak house. The steaks were good, the sides were okay. When we arrived we were the only customers (no vibe at all). Our waiter might well have been a droid, repeating verbatim his canned message. We froze. The decor was from the last century. At least it was costly. We won't go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2010

Spencer's Steaks and Chops is becoming our new favorite restaurant. We love the absolute delicious way they make their steaks. The wait staff is always exceptional and we have always had an amazing experience there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2010

I did not realize it was at a hotel when I booked it, but the overall experience ended up being great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2010

This was about the 4th or 5th time we have been to Spencer's. As usual, our meal was very good with very good service. We usually order the same thing everytime (Spencer's rib eye, creamed spinach, and garlic mashed potatoes). The last time we went it seemed they changed the recipe on the spinach, so we tried the creamed corn this time instead. It was good, not great. I think on future visits we will have to pick another vegetable. All in all, Spencer's is one of our favorite Bay Area steak restaurants, and we've been to all of them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2010

This was our 3rd time dining at Spencers in San Jose. It was fabulous!
It was a special occasion - my Husband's Birthday. They reserved a great table for
us and also provided a wonderful *complimentary* cheesecake dessert.
The service, food and ambiance was superb!

Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2010

We were there for a business lunch. Menu options were balanced - plenty of options for varying needs. Food was very good - both of my colleagues ordered steaks and they were prepared perfectly. I had a salmon entree which was excellent. Service was not consistent - not sure if they were understaffed or the waiter was giving us time for our conversation, but it took quite a long time to order. Because of the quality of the food, I would give them another chance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2010

From a business lunch perspective, my manager and I thought the service and food is at the level to bring our very best business clients to this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2010

Wine must not be stored properly, ours was served well above room temperature on two different visits.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2010

This continues to be one of the best place for simple steaks without all the dressings and sauces that tends to cover up the flavor of the beef itself. Big side dishes.
It needs more variety in their appetizer and side list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2010

I went to Spencers on a business lunch. It was perfect. The food here is always excellent and the menu has a wide variety of choices without being overbearing (maybe 15 items on the lunch menu). It is not overcrowded and you can even stop in without a reservation as there is seldom a waiting list here.

You can also connect to the hotel lobby wifi from the restaurant for free Internet while you have your lunch

Oh, and don't forget that they validate parking for up to 3 hours while you eat. As the hotel parking is $6/hr this is a very nice touch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2010

Great Service perfectly prepared filet mignon with sauteed wild mushrooms and red onions with a cab reduction made this a memorable business lunch. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to impress a potential client or have a quiet business lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on July 26, 2010

3 of us at Lunch. I had a Chicken Ceasar. One friends had the Spencer Steak. Tasted it and it was tender and juicy. Other had the Ruben which was a big sandwich but also came with a zillion shoestring fries.

Great for Lunch

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Scott the waiter was incredible. His presentation of the menu and different steaks and chops was flawless. I was on a first date and he helped the evening to go off without a hitch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2010

I had a dinner with business partners. All the foods we had were good.
As there was a big group, it was a bit noisy, however, that's the only complaint we had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 6, 2010

Food and service were great as always. Could use a few vegan friendly choices (do we have to have cheese and bacon on everything?)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2010

My wife & I ordered filet mignons. The cuts of meat were excellent, with no sign of fat. The flavor was very good, but in order to turn very good into excellent, I'm guessing that one would need to purchase of the enhancements; these are 4 different sauces you can add to your steak, such as the brandy peppercorn sauce or the crab & bernaise "Oscar" sauce. Everything is a la carte, so if you want veggies or starch, you need to order it separately.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 25, 2010

Food was very goog. Nive atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2010

My first lunch dining experience was very good. The atmosphere was well suited for a business lunch and the service was outstanding. I would recommend Spenser’s to anyone wanting either just a great steak or good food and service for a business lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2010

not very happy,it was our 25th anniversary,and we asked for a private area, soon after we were seated in an empty area, a group of five men were seated right next to our table. the restaurant was aware of our anniversary and yet not even a "Happy Anniversary", the food was okay and so was the service, but on a previous visit both were spectacular; making it our top choice for the special day. will more than likely try another steak house next time

Tags: Good for Groups
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