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“I'll Give It Another "Go"” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spencer's Restaurant

Spencer's Restaurant
701 W Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6325
760-327-3446
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Ranked #14 of 263 restaurants in Palm Springs
Price range: $11 - $49
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
Palm Desert, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I'll Give It Another "Go"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The food was good, not fantastic, but the choices were very interesting. It was a little "pricey" for whay you got.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting and very romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is obviously the place to be. Busy, but in an appropriate way. The ambiance outside under the trees, with the mountain a mere few feet away is problably the best in the city. Waitstaff is very professional and knowledgable. Diane our server was very nice and got everything just right. Apps are fantastic, especially the Kung Pao Calamari. The Crab Cakes are very very good, My duck was very good, but the recommendation for medium, when rare to medium rare is more appropriate was a bit of a miss. Still very good. Desserts are great. The wine list is very extensive with selections for any taste or budget. For this type of wine list, the sommelier needs to be present. While the wait staff is good, with a missed recomendation on my duck (I'm partially to blame, as I should know better), not sure I'd take reccomendations on a $300 bottle of wine from them. Overall really great and will return often, when we return to the valley.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Gone to Spencers many times for lunch and each time a treat. Dinner is really special. One of the best restaurants in the Valley.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

A great dinner at reasonable prices. The restaurant has good ambience and very nice outdoor seating area. Food is ok. Service is very good.

Visited June 2013
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Surrey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great spot for a very civilised lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by a friend who lives in Palm Springs. He suggested going for lunch and it was lovely, great food choice and service. Nice terrace area under trees though watch out for bird droppings! Beef Wellington burger starters were a hit with us. Beautiful tennis club setting next to the mountains and only 10-15 minutes stroll from the main area of Palm Springs. Being British we walked. Upside was seeing some lovely hotels and properties to rent. Downside was the walk back after a great lunch in very hot weather!

Visited May 2013
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