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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

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2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1001 (Technology)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good steak restaurant

Good place for steaks, desserts fair, salads good, service goof Prices seem high for a hotel restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Calabasas, California
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Calabasas, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for steaks, desserts fair, salads good, service goof Prices seem high for a hotel restaurant.

Thank dassya722
Monterey, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and had dined at Spencer's previously. This year was not good. The food was just so- so. Had to wait for ever between courses. The temperature in the restaurant was way too cold...they had the door open and the breeze from outside was blowing in. Asked if they would shut it and they said... More 

Thank LorMar13
Wokingham, Uk
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178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Good meal, although medium ordered steak seemed more like well done. But the service was good and the prices were reasonable by steakhouse standards. Located in the Doubletree Hotel. Free parking if you remember to have your parking ticket validated by the restaurant staff.

Thank pandalf
Saint Regis, Montana
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Asked for water and had an opened bottle of Italian water delivered to the table for 8 bucks.... Just wish that they would have opened it in front of us because it tasted exactly the same as the tap water in our room! Also told our server that the gal in the outside bar informed us that they only serve... More 

Thank Jim S
Danville, California
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Was staying at the Doubletree Hotel so ate solo in the bar at a bar table. Service was good. Had two appetizers: burratta cheese and tomato salad, crab cakes. The cakes were a large portion for an appetizer (but spendy at $19). The salad was fresh,the tomatoes were NOT chilled (GOOD!), portion of cheese very small. I asked for bread.... More 

Thank SandraBaja
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This restaurant is pricey, so it's a place you go for a special celebration or when you are dining on a company expense account, but well worth the cost! I recommend using the valet car service. Get your ticket stamped at the restaurant and it costs only $5.00. Otherwise, parking spaces can be a fairly distant walk to the restaurant.... More 

Thank TravelingB0B
Munich, Germany
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

You get what you pay for here, excellent steaks plus great service and pleasant surroundings. Normally I would not use a restaurant in a hotel for an important business dinner but Spencer's is somewhere I would happily visit time after time. Melt in the mouth meat plus really pleasant room and quiet enough to have a good conversation. Look forward... More 

Thank grwpl
San Jose, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Great atmosphere. Perfect for a upscale business dinner, special occasion, or just a nice dinner out. A little pricey, but this is San Jose, so kind of expected. The food and service though is as good as any of the nicer places around town. Try the steaks. Fantastic!

Thank morecatspls
Reno, Nevada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

im usually not a fan of hotel restaurants but this blew me away-the onion soup was fantastic the sea bass melted in your mouth it was a quiet Sunday nite after the 49ers game and had no wish to drive anywhere-so glad I didnt -the bar outside could use some help they were serving martinins in highball glasses because not... More 

Thank Peggy S
Singapore, null, Singapore
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

went there a Thursday evening. restaurant was full and we went for 30mn at the bar waiting for a table to come free. tables were small and not exactly far apart. a bit noisy. had steak NY strip and side order order of spinach and mushroom. steak was a bit overdone, OK but not as tasty as some. side orders... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-437-2170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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