Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.2
3006 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Continental
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Located on the Burlington lakefront, the newly renovated Spencer's at the Waterfront offers fabulous food and breathtaking views. We offer a unique and varied food concept, featuring a daily market board, Craft Cut steaks, items for groups to share as well as a selection of fresh, chilled shellfish. Guests can enjoy the sparkling lake view from inside our glass-walled dining room or from our stunning patio.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - close
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Phone number
(905) 633-7494
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Aaron Linley
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Private Party Facilities
Corporate Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca
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Private Party Contact
Management: (905) 633-7494
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Brant Street
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Parking Details
Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3006 People Are Saying
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4.3
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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Our server was serving a large number...seemed slow to get to usWe asked for a second basket of rolls ---they Never came- we waited a rather long time to get dessert menu and then by time server came to take order we had to go..inconvenient to pay park ..nice location but spencers need to do something about the tacky parking arrangement..food itself was good ..chowder ws excellent..schnitzel good - fries could have been hotter...

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view! Food is always delicious...reliably so. The service was attentive. They surprised us with a birthday dessert with a candle. Lovely touch. It's not quiet but we had a booth towards the back which was very private. Excellent restaurant...a little expensive but excellent food, service and view.

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JC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time in a few weeks that I have been here. It is one of my favourites! The food, sevice and decor are worth everything!! I will definitely be back!

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WI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

I have been going to their Brunch for Birthday almost every year. I noticed their quality went down each year. This time, my wife got sick after eating their oyster... and kids did not eat much either...

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i
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a perennial favourite of mine. I’ve never been disappointed with the food, service, or ambiance.

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T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was definitely a good choice for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and well worth the price and the service was amazing. Our server ensures the experience was great and we appreciated that the managers took their time as well to approach our table and ask how things were. This place is one we will be sure to return to!

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service but food left a lot to be desired. Menu was quite small and lacked variety. Great decor and ambiance.

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! I came to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. After our meal, our server brought over a birthday cake for her on the house! It was a really sweet gesture and definitely sealed the deal for us.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good staff attended to us and made sure our dinner was good. Asked for a more romantic table and got stuck at a table beside people that were so close you could hear their conversation ( this is second time we were seated like this) food was plated nicely but overall meat was mediocre ..was over cooked ... (duck) can’t say for the price I was thrilled but overall ok night out

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BC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing sever, thank you! Sorry that I did not get her name. Blond hair with a whey allergy.

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PC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Overall it is a very nice restaurant.
I love the fresh crepe and waffle bar.

I was expecting more varieties but it was ok. Around 3:00pm, some food is luke warm. The crab leg doesn't look very appetizing. It was soaked in ice water and some of the crab legs doesn't have any meat attached to it. I'm not sure if it fell out or picked by other customers.

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HC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Been to brunch, and other meals, many times over the years. Price for brunch has steadily risen but quality has reduced. Had to wait for table already booked. Food quality & variety has reduced. Used to enjoy selection of hot dishes served direct from kitchen area, no longer available now just some tired looking roasts provided in the main buffet area. No longer any hot desserts (puddings!). Looks like the bean counters have been in, always a bad idea. Looking for alternatives for next brunch excursion.

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PH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We attended for our anniversary on a Sunday brunch and it was phenomenal. From the hostess to our server, they went above and beyond. Oh and the food is amazing and huge selection. We will be back, and thank you to the staff at Spencer's.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

although this is my 3rd time to Spencer's, I was quite disappointed in it. The service and our server was great, but your lobster pasta was not good and your chef did not take the criticism well. I found your specials choice was not great either in comparison to my last 2 visits. If i could make a suggestion on your menu of your appetizers, please change the name of your straccietela app that is cheese based. We actually thought it was the soup and was surprised when it came. As that particular name is solely associated with a soup. Your portions were very small in comparison to our last visits. The lamb saddle came with 2 strips of lamb. I came here to celebrate my daughters graduation and 2 of us were the only ones out of 6 that had been there and it was very disappointing to say the very least.

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TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Unfortunately, our first experience was not great. My husband ordered the fish and it was undercooked. I ordered the lamb special that was overly salty and just tasted as though it was dunked in sauce. Our complimentary desert we recieved for the special occasion was super dry. Our appetizers were just "okay". The service was great though!

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TR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Parking was good. Table over looking water was a plus. Food was delicious

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TS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great, but I’d say go for the seafood, not the steak. We were a good-sized party, and everyone who had fish loved it. I had the steak, which was pretty average. A little over cooked, and bland potatoes. The service was fantastic.

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JC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Spencer's a number of times and have never been disappointed. Yesterday was no exception. It was a combination of a friend's get together/business lunch and we were not rushed at all. Our waiter, Frank, was very mindful of our time and didn't push the food one course after another. The seafood chowder was out of this world as was the chopped salad that I had with chicken. So- I would have to say that although the food was great it was the service that capped it all off. Kudos to Frank!!

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H
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We weren't pleased with the seats we were offered even having made a reservation, so we opted for a booth. The pre-dinner rolls would have been better warmed. My dinner was not hot. The broccolini was extremely chewy. The appetizer was absolutely delicious as was my husbands calamari. The fudge brownie was a chocoholics dream.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a window table over looking Lake Ontario. The food was wonderful, especially the Octopus, Lamb Shank, and Beef Tenderloin. The service was excellent, and our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended a red wine, from a region we were not familiar with, that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Spencer for me always delivers. It’s a great place to have brunch with friends and family.

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EC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great place for brunch. Highly recommend this place.

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

If I didn't have to wait 50 minutes for a table even though I had a reservation, I would rate Spencer's higher, also, the portion size was small for the value. I don't require a massive dish, but an adequate size would be preferred. It is enjoyable with lots of potential, but a better effort is required by the management to assure a reservation is held.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The menu is small but good. Our food was generally very good although my burger was not hot enough. I find the restaurant very noisy. It is not an intimate atmosphere, but well suited to larger groups.

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SZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience! We came here for our anniversary, and were offered a table with a view! Then complimentary champagne. The menu was out of this world, and the food did not disappoint.
Thank you for making our anniversary something very very special.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Spencer’s. We had a business dinner for 7. Service was top notch and the meals all came out together and we’re all very good to great. Everything was great and I would recommend this place.

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Spencer's with friends from Toronto. It was their first visit to the restaurant and they were impressed with the ambiance, the great food, attentive service and of course the fantastic view.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Really surprised how long they made us wait to be seated for a 9:30 am brunch reservation. 15 minutes is a long time to be standing in the lobby, while there are empty tables ready to be seated. Also surprised they included a 17% tip on our party of 5, stating it’s a ‘large party’.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The service and overall aesthetic was wonderful. I expected more from the menu because there wasn't much to choose from. When my food came it was a tad cold.

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DS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Average tasting good and expensive for what you get. Beautiful location and views. Service was good. Not worth a second visit.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, food and cars with a nice view of Lake Ontario !

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good restaurant. A bid expensive, but the view is nice.
I would recommend this place for special occasions.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Just recently had my children in from out of town for Thanksgiving brunch and was dissatisfied and disappointed. All family members chose this brunch due to gatherings in past (two years prior) which were highly enjoyed by all. This was not the case on Thanksgiving. Food was sub par, and not refurbished so brunch at 1:00 was in total disarray. The staff informed and re informed us of turkey with all the dressings which was not available. When it did arrive it was a small breast portion and PINK. It was returned to the kitchen, and plated, still PINK .My husband was ill the following day. Needless to say myself husband and grown children with families will not return. Not one to write negatives , but this had to be said.

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MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The seafood station is outstanding!! This restaurant is worth the drive to Burlington for Sunday Brunch. Mimosas and Bloody Cesars to start... #Yum.

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LG
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, no complaints
We waited very long to get our orders because of a wedding that was going on

Other than that, everything was ok

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CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Spencer’s for the first time to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. The service was outstanding. From the moment we arrived, everyone acknowledged our anniversary, including providing flutes of champagne and a dessert. Menu is fantastic, food was overall very good. Service was one of the best we have had in years!

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated where we had requested
Our server was very friendly and very attentive. Food was amazing.
Great place to take your partner for a special occasion

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb. Thank you. Booked my next celebration already.

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We attended Spencer's to celebrate my wife's birthday but did not make them aware of the special occasion. The food and the ambience was great, but our server Joey made the special occasion EXTRA SPECIAL! She was friendly, courteous, attentive and made us feel like we were special and the only clients she was serving. Because of Joey, we will drive the extra distance to enjoy another great meal, and will ask for her as our server. We have already told our friends how much we enjoyed Spencer's, how great the food was and of course, the great service we received.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good good good

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