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Spencer's Restaurant

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701 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6325
760-327-3446
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 620
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    Very good
  • 95
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  • 36
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Such a Treat

Spencer's setting, up against the mountain, is just beautiful, and the views from the open-air patios are delightful. One is tempted to linger and to return time and time again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Geri P
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spencer's setting, up against the mountain, is just beautiful, and the views from the open-air patios are delightful. One is tempted to linger and to return time and time again.

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Thank Geri P
Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have NEVER seen a lobster omelet prepared so perfectly and with, what seemed - a whole lobster tail inside! Don't quote me but I want to say the price was only $12.95? And if that wasn't enough, you could enjoy a mimosa for $2-3! Beautiful venue. Impeccable service. Dining al fresco beneath the ficus trees. Amazing food at an... More 

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Thank Troy B
Palm Springs, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for lunch, so I can't speak for the dinner service, I assume it is just as good. I highly recommend the onion soup.The salmon was the special and the serving was huge - be hungry. The prices were very reasonable. Excellent service. Eating outside was great as the weather was good. We went on a weekday at... More 

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Thank RicT137
Dallas, Texas
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192 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had reservations and was taken to Spencer's for my birthday and was kinda disappointed. The service was great, no issue there. The decor and surroundings was very nice but the quality of the food was somewhat disappointing. The menu was extensive but the food I had was not so wonderful I would want to go back for again. I had... More 

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Thank cclakeman
NY
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The upscale place to be seen in Palm Springs (so I am told). The place left me a little cold. The service was distracted - too many things going on. The food was good - but not OMG good.

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Thank Milesaday
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a popular place in Palm Springs, next to tennis courts. It has a nice mountain view. The service is good. We tried several dishes: The scallops were delish. Also - the liver. The salads are big. We like the table outside, where fruits from the trees are falling down on you. Eating in the nature. Still - the... More 

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Thank Val P
Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had dinner at Spencer's on a weeknight. It was packed, and we were happy we had a reservation. They usually have valet parking, but they were hosting an exclusive party that night and it was closed. We got the last on street parking available. Spencer's is elegant, dimly lit, with white tablecloths and candlelight, peppered with magic rock fireplaces.... More 

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Thank Ro P
Regina, Canada
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spencer's is tucked away several blocks from downtown, but it is worth the effort to dine there. It is one of the classic older places in Palm Springs, but still feels modern. The service was outstanding, quality of food was very good and for Palm Springs, the prices are not too bad. In previous trips we have had at least... More 

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Thank RegRobinson
Los Angeles, California
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217 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made reservations here for my client and I to meet before the noon hour on a Thursday. Parking options are valet or self park on the street which is limited spaces since the restaurant is smack of the middle of residential housing. We opted to dine alfresco since it was a beautiful January day. Our friendly waitress brought us... More 

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Thank Sandy K
Rancho Mirage, California
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to Spencer's three times, for lunch and brunch. I've always eaten outside in the charming covered patio. The heaters keep you warm in the winter. Be aware that the large trees do shed onto the tables and sometimes into your food. I don't recommend removing the trees, though; they're part of the charm. An out-of-town friend goes there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-327-3446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 49
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
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