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Spencer's at the Waterfront

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Fri, 2/15
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion

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PEI Mussels
Lager, Curry, Fried Shallots, Sweet Potato Rouille, Toast
Tommy's Yummy Soup
Hot and Sour Broth, Spring Vegetables, Tofu, Fresh Herbs, Chicken
Crispy Calamari
Sweet Potato “Mole”, Chilies, Cilantro, Lime, Chorizo
Spicy Fries
Spicy Ranch Aioli, Chili Gouda, Scallions, Pickled Jalapenos
House Smoked Albacore Tuna
Winter Radish, Pickled Pear, Frisee, Buttermilk Dressing, Foie Gras Croutons
Greens Salad
Spelt, Dried Cranberries, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Lemon Aioli, Pickled and Shaved Vegetables
Baby Gem, White Anchovy, Preserved Lemon, Garlic Bread Croutons, Parmesan
Cauliflower Salad
Cumin Roasted and Shaved, Chili Date Purée, Spicy Almonds, Pickled Onions
Chopped Salad
Romaine, Radicchio, Bacon, Egg, Tomato, Avocado, Crispy Chickpeas, Tarragon Lemon Vinaigrette
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Pasta Primavera
Fresh Linguini, Market Vegetables, Herb Butter, Parmesan
Spring Salmon
Warm Spring Peas and Garden Radish, Mint Nage, Carrot Escabeche
Locally Raised Chicken
Lemon Roasted Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Cipollini Onions, Jerusalem Artichokes
5oz Craft Cut Tenderloin Steak Frites
House Made Steak Sauce, Grilled Asparagus
Craft Cut Aged Beef Burger
Smoked‎ Onions, Tomato Jam, White Cheddar, Roasted Pepper Aioli
Yukon Gold Fries
Caesar Salad
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Yogurt, Date Preserve, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Mango, Naan Bread
Yukon Gold Fries
Caesar Salad
Smoked Salmon
Radish, Arugula, Spicy Russian Dressing, Dill Pickle
Fillet O' Fish-wich
Fried Market Fresh Fish, House Made 1000 Island Dressing, Coleslaw, Tomato
Braised Brisket
Gruyere, Beer Mustard, Fried Onions, Onion Bun
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

love the view and ambiance of Spencer’s ... food was delicious and service was great! I look forward to my next visit for sure!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 70char70
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were at this restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Our reservation was for 1pm. We arrived at 12.55. There were two other couples ahead of us who also had reservations for 1pm. One of them had arrived 30 minutes earlier. The staff were very apologetic and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Waterdown
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff are wonderful and the location is good however the food was just OK. My boyfriend got the lamb loin which was good but a very small portion. I got the NY Striploin cooked Medium-Rare, it was filling but not overly tasty. We were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attending an event at the Burlington Art Gallery and Spencer's is right across the street. I had stopped in this restaurant before but only for a drink. We decided to dine this time and we were pleasantly surprised. I had heard that the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spencer's offers a brunch special only on Sundays. I believe it is from 10am-2pm. If you have a large party, I would recommend making reservations. But we did a walk in as it was just 2 of us. The brunch special includes 2 hours of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vir929
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a work group of 11. Reservations made in advance for 12. Arrive to find a table setup for 10... Menu for lunch was one page and according to our waitress new as she had a cheat sheet about the items. Prices ranged from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ROBO30C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had many wonderful meals at Spencer's, we picked this location for a private party of about 25 guests (including children) to celebrate a milestone birthday. They couldn't have been easier to deal with and went out of their way to make this a great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samanthagtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a corporate or private function, do consider Spencer's At The Waterfront. The private room has breathtaking views of the lake and park and even the (wintertime) skating rink. The staff are professional, courteous and efficient. The menu was outstanding. Worth every penny

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elayne2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here as a part of a work function for long service awards and the food was incredible! Service was stellar and well the ambiance great to! great views and the staff were all in good spirits and all had smiles on their faces!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Pool_God
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Beautiful location along the Burlington waterfront. You can see a clear view of the lake from inside the restaurant but in the warmer months a table on the patio is so nice! Lots of creative dishes with a wide variety of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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John L
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Travelconnoisseur5 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a separate room that could be used for a private party. I have never attended a cocktail party there but they may do them. Beautiful view for any type of gathering. Check with the restaurant.
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