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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

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2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1001 (Technology)
14084372170
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Steaks are served ala cart, and the sides are served family style. The food was good and the atmosphere tries for a fine dining experience yet it doesn't quite make its goal. Meal pricing is $25 per entree on up, and sides are $14 on up. Dinner for 2 will run on the low side $90 with no wine, cocktails... More 

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Thank James A
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambience, Service and Food were first class! I highly recommend dining there. Alicia was a great server and Chef Will runs a fantastic kitchen!

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Thank palaszewski
Reading, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with clients. Best part of the meal was the steak. Restrooms were quite a walk away as the nearest ones in the hotel were being remodelled. Service was at best okay. Ordered a red wine and it needed to be decanted but there was neither the urgency to do so or then the necessary precison to do it... More 

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Thank rockdrive22
Hampshire
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iam staying in the DoubleTree hotel and chose to eat at Spencers earlier this evening. On the hole the food was good but the experience was really quite poor. I felt isolated, ignored and of no value to this establishment. It was a collection of seemingly small things but when you are paying $50 for a steak the expectation is... More 

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Thank idmills
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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344 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is expensive and not worth the price. Typical of hotels in this area. I stayed here on business several nights. I could not get seated in dining area without a wait despite there being open tables (read poor management). Service in bar area was better than in dining area. Octopus Appetizer one night was not served warm. Portions... More 

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Thank Ralph R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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298 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I got in late to the hotel and had to do a working dinner. The place was not busy at all but the hostess made sure I knew they did not want to clear off the "place settings" on the table that was by an outlet so they sat me at the bar. The bartender was great and I did... More 

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Spencer's is a pricey choice, but we did have an excellent meal. My NY strip sirloin and my companion's filet mignon were cooked to perfection. The side dishes are sizeable, so I recommend sharing.

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Thank Travels_with_Lia
Munich, Germany
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393 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

For me this is consistently the best steak restaurant in Silicon Valley. Situated in the Doubletree Hotel San Jose there is plenty of parking available. Have eaten here a number of times and every time the steak has been first class and cooked exactly as requested. Nice dining room and good professional service. It is expensive but you get what... More 

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Thank grwpl
CookieonArrival, Manager at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, responded to this review

Dear grwpl, I am pleased to hear about your positive experience at our restaurant! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Michael Silver General Manager of Spencer's More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Had to fly out here from the East Coast for a once day conference. Met my client and former business colleague for dinner. Easy to get reservation, it was a Monday night at 8 PM. Service was good, I wasn't drinking so I didn't look at the wine list. I had the Kanas City Bone In... at $50+ I found... More 

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Thank I-Let-You-Know
CookieonArrival, Manager at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, responded to this review

Dear I-Let-You-Know, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback regarding your recent dining experience. Your comments will help us make future improvements to the areas you mentioned. I am sorry that your experience was not as great as it could have been. Sincerely, Michael Silver Spencer's General Manager More 

Oakton, Virginia
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Took customers to dinner while staying at the Doubletree San Jose. The service was very slow from the start as it looked like that only had 3 waiters for the place. We had Tommy, who was ok when he was paying attention to us. But he would constantly pass our table with stopping. We had to ask him several times... More 

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Thank Howard R
CookieonArrival, Manager at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, responded to this review

Dear Howard, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I am sorry to hear that the service you experienced at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops San Jose was not faster or more attentive. We will conduct a refresher training for our servers to improve future experiences for our diners. Sincerely, Michael Silver Spencer's General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1001
    (Technology)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 14084372170

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