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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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Great...!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

There was no notice that it would be a very limited menu for valentines day which is why i choose this restaurant. It was very disappointing to think we were going to eat certain items and we could not. The waitress said it should have been on the website which it wasn't. I was tempted to leave but decided not to since i had already prearranged a babysitter for my children. Was not really impressed with their food that night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food from salad thru dessert! They serve phenomenal steaks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Food quality and taste were great.

Prices are ridiculous but I'm willing to pay that for the high end steakhouse experience. However, this wasn't that.

Condescending and really slow service. Kelvin our server could not have been more arrogant. For these prices hire a couple more bussers so my dirty plates don't need to sit on the table for 20 minutes between courses. A 15 minute wait for pre made tiramisu is just annoying.

When I asked the gentleman who appeared to be the manager or maitre d' if that was in fact his role, he felt the need to inform me he was the food and beverage manager. What a pompous jerk. All I got when I told him I'd never come back was "I'm sorry". Obviously he could care less since we had already paid the bill.

Way to make a delicious meal a bad experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Ordered two ribeyes medium rare - we got two ribeyes well done. The server apologized when we finally got someone's attention to get our server. The place was dead on a Saturday evening, so there should have been plenty of time to pay attention to the steak and make sure it was cooked properly instead of turned into a hockey puck. For $50 a steak, I was incredibly disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Three of us got the Price Fix menu, mini filet mignon, potatoes, asparagus and 1/2 a lobster tail, creme brulee. It didn't taste like lobster and it didn't look like lobster. I think it was a colossal shrimp. The crust on the creme brulee was too thin and had a burnt flavor, not browned. 8oz glass of wine $22. Corkage fee per bottle $25.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Business dinner for Executives, great ambiance, great food, overall,
everything went very well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Service and ambiance is wonderful, but food is lacking in flavor, especially for the (high) price. Nice bar area! Great for business lunch meetings!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Went to Spencer's to celebrate a birthday. Unfortunately, Halibut was way over cooked. Wanted to get a special glass of red wine: Stags leap....they were out. Asked for a glass of Côtes de Rhone and they were also out of that!!!(these are not unusual wines!!). We were able to order a house red. This was very disappointing way to celebrate a birthday--food over cooked and wine just ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

For all of its reviews, we have definitely had better steaks, the human hair in my entree did not help. It was ok, not great. Actually, it was a disappointment.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Nice ambience, great service and good food.
Very attentive waiter and friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I asked for a table near their fireplace, and that is what we received perfect setting. This was a business Christmas luncheon with ladies form the office and the owner's wife. I could not have asked for any better service or food. Only thing was a few knats were flying around our table which also kept us entertained.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

A solid good but not fantastic dinner. I think on a normal night this would have been great but for Christmas eve dinner and hundreds of dollars I would've liked more consistency.
Pros:
Spencer cut steak is amazing
lamb chops were delicious-the lamb chop sauce was heavenly
Burrata salad was fresh and delicious
crabcakes were a hit
Good wine selection at all price points
lovely ambiance in good location
hot bread to start out
Cons:
2 of our steaks were just ok good- nothing that was very "special occasion" tasting
veggie sides were all good but pretty darn expensive for simple veg
biggest flaw-desserts were very underwhelming.
Also- side not is that the restroom is kind of far and down some stairs- when taking an elderly person out to dine I now always pay attention to accessibility issues

Service was middle of the road good- nothing went wrong and the team clearly worked together well to check in on us and bring all dishes at the same time. But no one was particularly extra friendly or helpful either.
A solid place but not on my favorites list.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Our small office group had a wonderful time at our lunch here. They have great sevice very helpful servers, great recommendations on specialty dishes. everything was so fresh and delicious. we will definitly be visiting this place again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Food was great.. Hostess need more customer service skills.. Not a place for friends to catch up. Table so close on top of each other so can't have a private conservation. Service very slow! No desire to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 16, 2016

This is the second time I dined here and honestly the worst thing about my experience here comes from the staff and waiter. They are so cold with no personality and no care for providing you a wonderful experience. Service is extremely sub-par - no asking about how's your day or anything just straight anything to drink, anything to start, ready for your order. Our waiter (an Asian gentleman with glasses) never checked on us nor asked how our food was prepared. Just came by took the orders and put our the plates down and walked away. We celebrated our anniversary and there was no mention at all. Food overall leaves a lot to be desired. Spencer's is a steakhouse but to me their steak aren't as tender and flavorful as other establishments that expect you to pay that sort of price point. A restaurant like Alexander's way outshines this place in terms of service and food. I honestly like the ambience very much here - sleek, clean, and usually pretty peaceful and quiet - a great place to share conversation. But sadly, the meal experience is what it lacks. For the price that you expect to pay, the overall experience does not garner it. Go somewhere else I think you'll be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Food & service was great but the reservation is not simple as i went thru with your phone receptionist.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Spencer's is always great for business meals. Great menu and service is always fabulous. Cozy and welcoming.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Service was great. Business lunch. Able to split bill. Make sure you get a reservation or you won't be seated. It wasn't full but they keep it from overflowing

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2016

I had a business dinner of 8 people here on a Tuesday evening. Our service was incredibly slow, I had to search for our waiter to order a glass of wine and then it took 30 minutes for the glass of wine to arrive at my table. The food was good and satisfying. I only ate half of my meal and asked to have the other half boxed up. I never checked the box at the table and the following day when I went to heat up my left overs I found that the server only boxed the piece of steak and did not include the mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and shrimp on my plate. I was not very happy that all of the food on my plate was not boxed since we have to pay for each side separately!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Filet was excellent. Sides were divine. Wine was fabulous.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Very inattentive waiter and much to be desired with table manners. Left plates on the table way too long and had to wait way to long for glasses of wines.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Visiting from out of town. Restaurant convenient for hotel guests. A cut above typical hotel restaurants.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2016

We often do business dinners at Spencer's because of their consistent quality of food and service. We know we can have discussions and hear each other, as well as not be disturbed at inappropriate times. Very professional but also personable. Steaks, salads, calamari, are always a hit. Oh, and the warm bread and black salted butter are always on point. Always a winner. Spenser's .

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Halibut was tasteless , way over cooked to the point of being dry and chalk like. Old dated ambience, wine by the glass was overpriced

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2016

good as always. filler text because i cannot be bothered creating more words and there is a 50 character min.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2016

The food was great and the location was perfect. the outside location has a lot of construction right now, so it was a little distracting, but everything else worked out.

cheers,

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2016

The service was pretty slow (although they weren't very busy) and it was cold :( Food was good though!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Tommy is the best server ever! Ask for him. His attention, his knowledge of wine, and he cares-which is so apparent.
Food- above average, and Tommy makes certain our food , selection is exactly the way we ordered it.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Top of the line steaks. The ladies both had fish which was somewhat overcooked. But this a steakhouse, after all!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The food is always very good and the noise level is low!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Service was extremely slow, kitchen was backed up...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Taking away experience from 1st time at Spencers Steakhouse service was excellent from the hostess to the wait stuff made it comfortable dinning for my party & I. Certain entrees were okay as preparation but especially execution was sub-par, two orders of rib-eye steaks from both my guest were undercooked in other words medium-rare steaks closer rare and side dishes sautéed mushrooms had spoiled after taste. Not pleased with dishes took away from food dinning experience from some of our guess.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

overall it was good, I was surprised my steak was a bit chewy...great place for a business lunch

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2016

My steak order was ordered Medium rare but was served Medium Well the first time and had to be sent back. So they offered to re-do and this time I asked for Medium Rare & the second one came out really rare. It also happened to my friends in the next table where they got a couple of their steaks not done right.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2016

we had a $42.00 service charge. wasn't sure why. enjoyed dinner. steak was wonderful

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The lobster in the lobster bisque was mushy, over cooked. The grissle had not been trimmed from the filet. The whipped cream hinted of garlic?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2016

This is a great place for business lunch. The food and the server are excellent. The environment is quiet that is suitable for business chat. Valet parking and self parking are both available. People from the hotel is friendly. I will go when there is appropriate occasion and I definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Only issue was the parking and the room temperature. It was very cold. Other than that the food was great, server great, everyone enjoyed the food and the room. :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Nice ambience. Great for business dinners. Quiet enough to have a good conversation. Food is always excellent. My go to business steakhouse while in San Jose.

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