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“Who knew Huntsville had such a gem?”

Spencer's Tall Trees Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 79 Restaurants in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Canadian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Who knew Huntsville had such a gem?”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Last night we went to this restaurant for my father birthday. What a delightful surprise! Our server was lovey, courteous and thoughtful. The restaurant was surprisingly busy for a Monday night but the food came promptly and was delicious. Serving sizes are surprisingly large and the range of choices was impressive. I was not terribly hungry and ordered a salad and an appetizer, the latter of which was big enough for a meal. Desserts were fresh and delicious as was the coffee. We will return for certain!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Ontario
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“Disappointed!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We have waited to write this review, as we were very disappointed with our experience, and did not want to write the review while we still had a "bad taste in our mouths".

We were looking forward to a great experience, knowing that this restaurant was a favourite with many in the Huntsville area. We were celebrating a late birthday for my son, as well as an early 60th birthday for my husband on the Saturday of the long weekend in July.

We had a reservation for 8.30. Arrived at 8.25. There were three gentlemen who happened to walk in just before us. The young lady helping them find a table was having a difficult time placing them, when the person behind the bar told her to sit them at a table that was set for 4. After seating them we still had to wait until we were finally acknowledged by a young man...after a couple of trips to the bar the bar man (whom we later found out was the owner), admitted to us he had given our table away...``Sorry, we will fix this for you!`` he said. They proceeded to offer us a table in the Muskoka Room...a glassed in gazebo, which that particular evening was cold, damp with a fireplace burning to take the chill out of the air. We were hungry and decided we would make the most of it..one strike against them.

Our server..Curtis..was attentive and friendly, this made the evening bearable at this point.

We ordered drinks (for 2 in party), bottle of wine (for 2). Caesar salads and main courses. Hmmm....the salads took one hour and forty five minutes to arrive...2 strikes against them!

Ten minutes after the salads Curtis informed two in the party that their entrees were not available, could they substitute? Three strikes....in baseball they would have been OUT!!

We accepted the substitute, at this point I made it known we were disappointed! Curtis apologized over and over..but that was it....by the time the meals arrived there was no longer any wine left, and the others had finished 2 drinks!

We ended our meals with dessert and coffee. Over three hours had gone by...

We have spent this amount of time eating a leisurely meal in a restaurant many times....but again...nearly 2 hours before a salad to arrive, 2 hours before you are told your meal isn't available...and the Manager tells you he will make it up to you? What a joke! Nearly $300 later, NOT IMPRESSED! Will we recommend Tall Trees? You know our answer!

  • Visited July 2013
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LaSalle, Ontario
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“Fabulous again!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had the pleasure of visiting Spencer's Tall Trees restaurant again last week, after a hiatus of a couple of years. Still a lovely stately home, with beautiful gardens high on a hill. We chose to sit indoors, but noticed it was quite nice in the enclosed patio area as well, with a good breeze.

They were featuring a special for the summer that offered a Table d'hote option (prix fixe). For $36 we received one of two soups for the season, or one of two salads, as well as a choice of five entrees, and a dessert of our choice as well. Not feeling like soup or salad, I was able to "upgrade" to an appetizer of my choice for a marginal added cost -- something I hadn't seen before in a prix fixe option.

I had the chicken breast stuffed with Brie, papaya and peach, along with a chicken liver app and a pecan maple tart on a heavenly bed of fresh cream, Late Harvest vidal wine, and mango puree. Hubby had a huge sirloin steak, one of the soups (which he said was fabulous) and a butter tart with ice cream. Huge selection of excellent wines and beers as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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“delivery of food”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Overall was excellent, top notch if you don't mind your reservation getting messed up, waiting a bit for a table then waiting an hour and forty five minutes for your appetizers to get to the table.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Aaron H
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Toronto, Canada
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“Plesant Lunch”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We attended for lunch recently. Ate in the Muskoka Room. Nice environment for late spring warm day. Service was very attentive and professional. Food was great. Chef managed to make an old staple, calamari both unique and scrumptious. The onion slivers were a great compliment. My "better half" had not had liver in a while but is very particular about this dish given our Waterloo Region roots. She was very complimentary. I chose the pickerel. The glaze was the best I have had anywhere. Fish itself done just right.
We cottage about 30 minutes away but will be making the trip to Spencer's again. The combination of very dedicated service with great food will make up for the required "jaunt" even in the off season.
P.S. great value.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mark L
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