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“Total Class!” 5 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 #9 of 271 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, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Edmonds, WA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Total Class!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We almost didn’t go. The website does not do this place justice. Their home page leads with choices of breakfast, lunch and then dinner. It implies a different kind of place or possibly a hotel restaurant. Also, the last several reviews were all about breakfast. Well, their breakfasts may be good but this is a high-end dinner restaurant. The service, décor, ambiance were all first rate. We chose an outdoor table, which was in an interior cobblestoned courtyard with three large mature trees with misters all around. The restaurant is at the base of the mountains, so despite the 90+ degree temp at 8:00 PM, it was very comfortable. I had their soft shell crab appetizer, which was perfect, followed by a Caesar salad that was all right, not great. For the entree, I had the rib eye that was very tender, tasty and grilled to perfection. For a side, I had the truffled French fries-- fabulous, but the portion could have served two, if not three. My wife had the sesame-crusted salmon, which she raved about. The dessert list could not be ignored. My wife had the signature carrot cake and I had the Banana Cream Pie “Martini”, no crust served in an oversized martini glass. The portions were so large and rich that we couldn’t finish either. This was an overall excellent dining experience. We rate Spencers as the best of the high-end restaurants in Palm Springs.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
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215 reviews 215 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Service, and Atmosphere...Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The six of us enjoyed our supper at Spencer's Restaurant. The cocktails were well-prepared and very tasty. The menu is very extensive and interesting. All the food far, from the appetizers to the desserts, exceeded our expectations in both quality and quantity. The décor, atmosphere, and location are all superb. We hope to return soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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san diego
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Understated, comfortable ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Highly recommend Spencer's. It's very comfortable, casual, yet a feel of style. Three seating areas. Inside, outside and inside/outside. The breakfast menu covers the bases. So many good things. What should I have? The French toast was excellent accompanied by nice, perfectly ripened berries. A little pot of coffee to do my own warm up. Very nice service but not hovering.
They also have a gluten free menu. Call for a reservation because it is a popular place.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Would go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went here on a recommendation. Went for the lunch. Loved eating outside under the huge tree. Wine was perfectly chilled and the lunch was really good. Thought we might go back for breakfast but we ran out of time. Staff was also very nice. The coconut cake was excellent!!

Visited May 2014
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Palm Springs, California
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“The Valley's Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spencer's Restaurant cannot be bested by any other restaurants in the valley area. Great food, fast service and a supper club atmosphere. Always casual desert dining. You can never go wrong dining at Spencer's, my favorite restaurant!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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