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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (14)
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Good for a Date (11)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Authentic (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We had a great evening and enjoyed the food and drinks.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We always have a wonderful meal from Spencer's. Lovely restaurant with people that care take great care of us. I highly recommend this special restaurant to anyone looking for a nice evening with that special someone.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great place to get a good steak

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Quality and quantity of food for the price was poor and we had a groupon! Based on this visit we would not return. Very disappointing experience, filets and rib eyes were USDA Choice at best. Costco prime much better quality. Maybe it was just a bad night or just our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great half bottle selection.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Had been there a few years ago and remembered it to be "ok". I must say this time I was very impressed. The service was excellent, the wine list fairly priced and with a few very good QPR wines.

The octopus appetizer was fantastic! Not tough or chewy, but rather, tender and with a hint of smokiness from the grill. Really, very well prepared. The pork chop is noteworthy as well. I asked for medium rare, and that's exactly how it was prepared. Simply delicious.

I won't hesitate to dine there again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Spencer's always puts out awesome food. Salmon was perfectly cooked, skin crisp - awesome. This was a business lunch, and we sat between other 2-tops that were quickly filled even though the room itself wasn't full. Wish they would prioritize a little more space between filled tables - when they have room.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Very good steak and desert. Lots of wine selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2017

One of the worst Filet's I've had, especially for a $50 steak!

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 (México)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Very good steakhouse and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The decor was very suiting with the theme of the restaurant. I enjoy how Spencer's was not overly formal and that we were able to eat very comfortably. The food met the standards; however, I was a bit dissatisfied with the tomahawk steak as the char on the outside was too burnt that it almost overpowered the natural flavors of the meat. Of course the price was higher than I liked and in terms of value it was okay; I would only go here with others for the experience and not necessarily for the food, especially with their price tag.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food. Terrible parking. Wine by glass too expensive. Quiet interior.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

There were eight of us out for a Mother's Day dinner .
To start with the valet parking was lacking in that there didn't seem to be an interest to rush to help. Upon departing it seemed as if I was interrupting a conversation to get my car. In the past the service had been quite different, there was "a rush to serve" and help.
The different courses of the meal were served very late, and at times it was embarrassingly late.
Then one of my Guest could not get the Spencer Steak which he ordered, which seems strange because it was "Spencer's ", you would think they would have the very Steak that was their namesake.
My ribeye steak was very thin and I noticed the inconsistency in the steaks for the various Guests, even though they ordered the same steak .
Two of the Guests ordered the special dinner that included a desert and the waiters forgot to serve their desert. Which by itself wouldn't have been so bad, but in combination with the other issues it added to the problems of the night.
In conclusion for an over $700 dinner experience it was disappointing .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food taste good but it's time consuming to dine there. It's about 4 or 5 tables when we're there Sat night and it took almost 3 hours to complete the meal and check out. Found a plastic bag piece in the starter plate and took almost half an hour to get the final bill include correction on the bill. They need improvement on management include the servers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

I had the signature cocktail- red pear spencertini- delicious. The BREAD- that was brought to the table was FANTASTIC- best bread ever. My octopus was good, and veggie salad was good too. My husband's NY steak was excellent. Nice decor, and good service. They validate parking, which we wish we had known beforehand.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Have been here during conventions at the hotel, so know the place. Decided to do an early Mother's day lunch here, ordered flowers, were on the table as requested. Great service, the steaks were cooked as requested and excellent. Decent sized portions, everything on the plate was excellent. (And the chocolate tart was... Yummmm.) Had just had a horrible experience at another restaurant. Spencer's was the right choice. Very pleased, a great experience. It's at the top of my go-to places right now. Don't do much fine dining but this is the way to go for me. Thanks! Stu

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Very nice great for business watch the years on wine list

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Quiet atmosphere, excellent service and food was prepared exactly how we ordered it. Veal Chop & Filet Mignon were excellent along with sides. 5 star establishment & food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was amazing. The service a little slow. It seems like they were understaffed.

The chef cut our porterhouse table side. Very nice touch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Finally tried Spencer's at the San Jose Doubletree Hilton. Overall it was a good experience. We tried their calamari appetizer based on previous recommendations. It was crispy, accompanied by pickled onions, marinated olives, radishes, and sprouts. The portion was generous. I had their Spencer cut. Good size on the steak and a perfect medium rare. The meat wasn't salted beforehand. The flavor was lacking a bit. My wife ordered the risotto which was creamy, but a bit on the salty side. We finished with the creme brûlée that was unremarkable. The service was fine, but we had a hard time understanding the server. He seemed like he was in a hurry initially, although the room was not busy. The chef came out on the floor and made rounds to the tables. All around good, but not spectacular.

Tags: Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

First class service and excellent steaks. We tried the special 30 day aged rib eye, and thought it was good, but not worth the additional cost over the regular rib eye.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

A lovely place, but way too nosiy to carry on a conversation. The salads, the bread, and the butter were amazing, but the fish was dry and the onion soup was just okay. However, the service was amazing.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Perhaps the worst service I have ever experienced. Among the failures:
- lunch menu given at dinner; crude replacement
- duped into ordering bottled water; tap water not offered
- appetizers & soup served without drinks or entrée orders taken, leaving us to juggle menus and wine list on our laps for 10-15 minutes
- soup served without spoon; took over 10 minutes to get anyone’s attention to ask for a soup spoon
- even after asking, another 10-plus minutes to get a spoon, and then it was a teaspoon left on the bread plate; 20-plus minutes to get a spoon?
- nearly impossible to get anyone’s attention: any server, bartender, or hostess, despite looking, waving, speaking, and eventually walking around the restaurant
- finally managed to speak to the manager, who said he would “take care of it” but never came to the table
- white wine (in a half-bottle, no less) not accompanied by a cooler until asked
- had to chase down someone to ask for our check, even after declining dessert and coffee because host had to catch a train
- sole attempt at remediation was server saying “sorry for the little glitch back there” when delivering the bill; not any admission of horrible service, sympathy to our dining experience, or even one penny discount anywhere on the bill, even as a courtesy
- manager never once visited the table to offer an apology or even ask how we were doing

Bottom line: no one on the staff is trained to offer good service. Note that entrées cost $30-70, without sides. First-class prices, third-class restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Very nice surprise to find a steakhouse of such high-quality at an airport hotel. Bravo Doubletree. I would rethink the mushroom preparation. It really kind of detracted from the meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Like the environment and the quick service when there's no convention in the hotel. Clean and peaceful to eat a steak there!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Had another great lunch here, excellent service! Filet mignon was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a very joyful birthday family dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The chicken was over cooked and the steak was cooked unevenly. Half was completely rare. The mushroom soup was excellent!

The server was amazing and super friendly. Handled difficult customers next to us hat used a Groupon. Amazing employee!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service is always excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Terrific service combined with excellent food makes for a superior dining experience. The only improvment I can suggest is noise baffling.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We are locals and have dinner at Spencers at least once or twice a month. Service is always amazing, as the staff is always attentive and on top of things. Food is amazing and is consistent in taste, quality and flavor. Lovely atmosphere as well. We highly recommend this to anyone!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I've been there before and had outstanding steaks. This time, my salad dressing (ranch) was awful - clearly supermarket variety. My rib eye steak was way too fatty. Hash brown side dish was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great food, service was extremely slow and lacked attention to detail.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Spencer's is a go to restaurant for my business lunches and dinners. While the menu has a good variety , it isn't so large that you can't make a choice. Also, everything on the menu is prepared to perfection. I love the Steak and little gem salad, which I had yesterday. My associate had another favorite, the prime rib melt. We skipped the calamari this time, but the unique version at Spencer's must be tried, its a winner. Never have had an issue with anything at Spencer's.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We come here often and the bar service never fails, needs to be highly improved. Your staff should never forget that the locals are just as important as the celebrities that dine at your establishment. Waiting 45 mins to get a cocktail when the dining room only has three tables occupied, and staff walking around, is just ridiculous! Step in managers! Observe what is going on around the celebrity that has taken over the staff! Have outstanding customer service for us to write good about! The steaks is what keeps bringing us back, but we may have to change that and pass the word on. This was a very embarrassing and disappointing experience for the friends that we brought with us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Dinner was loud and accompanied by screaming infants. The parents did little to quell the noise. The steaks were outstanding and the sides were good. The wait staff didn't listen (or couldn't hear the orders.) Many items were overlooked. Water with no ice was never observed. Courses were out of order. This was the first less than ideal meal I've had there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The medium rare Bone-in ribeye was very dry. No marbling and definitely not worth the $67 price tag. See bass was also dry and overcooked. Ahi poke was way too salty and we like savory things. The sides (asparagus, hash brown, and especially the mushrooms) were really good. I would go just for the sides, but nothing else.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Was great. And close to office. service was on time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Decent Appetizers
Overcooked steaks; these were replaced quickly
Overcooked sea bass; this was ignored
Sultry reaction to pointing this out.
Management was awol: had left for the evening before guests; inexperienced staff had to fend for itself
Small coupon was offered w 2 week validity
Just did not leave a pleasant taste for an expensive meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Consistently good for business lunches. Food, service, ambiance all very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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