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Spencer's Restaurant

701 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6325
760-327-3446
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Ranked #13 of 265 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $11 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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Temecula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of the finest restaurants in Palm Springs. A high end restaurant, such as Spenser's leaves little to be desired. The staff anticipate your every need. The ambiance is absolutely outstanding. From the moment we arrived until our departure, the quality of service was exceptional. I took advantage of the prix fixe menu plus appetizers. For... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We always try to ask locals about their favorite places to eat and Spencer's Restaurant was mentioned consistently. The place is just lovely and the atmosphere, food, and service were excellent. The Cobb salad was one of the best I've ever had. I found out why the coffee was so outstanding - they use a cold-water brewing method, which is... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A bit of a hike in the blazing heat, but you are rewarded with a secluded courtyard, dominated by a huge tree that attracts hummingbirds. Misters, shade from the tree and a breeze from a very large fan kept us very comfortable. started with the Kung pao calamari. yummy and very filling. DH had the pasta special - - brimming... More

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Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I am in awe of this place!! I was here for dinner about 3 years ago when visiting friends in Palm Springs. I did not stop talking about it and hoped to come back again. When my husband and I planned a California trip for our 20th anniversary, with 2 nights in Palm Springs, making a reservation at Spencer's was... More

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Baltimore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to Spencer's for brunch and I have to say it was amazing. There were about 12 of us and everyone's dish looked amazing. I would highly recommend the eggs benedict that come in many different variations. It looked to be pretty pricey for dinner, but I would definitely recommend them for brunch!

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I loved the warm decor of Spencer's. We were seated at a booth close to the piano player. Very romantic. Our waitress was attentive as was the busboy. He filled our water glasses with great timing & stealth. The food was great. I had the largest shrimp cocktail I'd ever seen and she had a tasty caesar... More

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of the most romantic and incredible restaurants in Palm Springs--patio seating (and dog friendly too), an amazing chef, great drinks, SUPER CLEAN and a really great value. This is the place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and desert too. Noticed it was voted "Best of ..." in several categories by a local newspaper and magazine... More

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is one of the best places to hang out in Palm Springs. Not stuffy, just upscale, great wines, lovely setting, especially outdoors. Food is great, imaginative and Chef Eric Wadlund really put together great menus and especially nails the Sunday Brunch. Great decor, live piano every night, cozy and charming seating. Great service and friendly bartenders at the small... More

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had heard this was one of Palm Springs' nicest restaurants. I was disappointed by two things: 1.) the tables are packed too closely together. My wife and I did not feel like we could have a conversation without the tables (less than arm's length away) hearing it all. 2.) I observed a large Latino family who were celebrating a... More

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Nacogdoches, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Spencer's with 4 friends for our wedding dinner. They treated us like royalty. They made special congratulations inserts for our menus, which will definitely be in the wedding album. They made us a special dessert and really made it an excellent celebration. And the food was fantastic! I really want to go back and check out the... More

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