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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1001
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Ranked #211 of 1,902 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Technology
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63% Recommend
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

All Spencer's are good but this one was one of the better ones. Set in the Double Tree Hotel now run by Hilton, close to the airport, it seems like the gathering place for to see and being seen. If you are not on a budget this is the place for great steaks, drunks and service, specially service.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food and selection is very good, and the ambiance is really nice. Good upscale interior, fire going, jazz music...sets a good mood. The food does not disappoint.

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Newburgh, New York
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I entertained a large group recently at Spencer's when our first choice was not available. I became a bit leery when i realized it was in a Doubletree Hotel, not known for fine dining restaurants. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. We had a private room for a large party (13 people) and were handled by a team... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I realize this is a hotel restaurant and the prices go up somewhat accordingly, but this is a Doubletree, not a top tier hotel. I really was disappointed the prices were this high and the food was not even close to par for the price. The Prime Rib was decent in terms of seasoning and flavor but was a sub... More

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San Jose
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I'm a San Jose local, and I've gone here for dinner a few times for special occasions or with friends. The food here is fantastic -- my favorite are the steaks, the crab cakes, and the home fries. They also have great cocktails. It's quite pricy, so be prepared for that, but I think it's worth it for special occasions.

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Hollister, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Took the family for Christmas Eve dinner. The service was excellent with all wait staff very attentive, responsive, and professional. The food did not make the grade. All four meat dishes were undercooked. My son ordered the Spencer's Cut medium rare, but the steak was raw in the middle and had to be sent back. With the added time, it... More

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Gansevoort, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The salad has home made dressing. I am craving the darn thing. There is a Starbucks close to the restaurant. (inside the hotel). Patrick, the restaurant manager, is a gem. The Bartender staff is pretty great too. The waiters and waitresses who served our party of 43 were professional and super nice.

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were staying at the Doubletree and had traveled for several hours when we arrived. We were tired and just wanted a quick meal. We were seated very quickly but waited over 20 minutes for a wait person to come. She was very nice and explained that they were really busy and it would be a while before our server... More

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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had a recent business lunch at Spencer's, 6 people without a reservation. They seated us immediately, provided waters and bread quickly. The rest of the service was SLOW. This might be nice for dinner, but a Tuesday lunchtime should be faster - and don't make us hunt down a server to order, or to request our check! The lunch menu... More

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is my second time at Spencer's for business dinner and I'm still shocked by the prices of this place. Steaks are very good and well prepared but their prices are excessive. More, when you pay 39.5$ for a rib eye (the cheapest meat) you would expect some side dishes, but certainly not to pay an extra 9$ for some... More

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