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Spencer's at the Waterfront, Burlington, ON
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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.6
4.6
4185 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse

Located on the Burlington lakefront, Spencer's at the Waterfront hosts a stunning patio and a glass walled dining room with breathtaking views. Great for a group or a romantic setting. Sip wine while enjoying a fresh and innovative menu highlighting local and seasonal produce, seafood towers and dry-aged craft cut steaks.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 98 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 633-7494

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matteo Paonessa

  • 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

  • Private party contact

    Management: (905) 633-7494

  • Neighbourhood

    Burlington

  • Cross Street

    Brant Street

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Scenic View

  • Halton

    Best Ambience

  • Halton

    Brunch

  • Halton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Halton

    Romance

  • Halton

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    rose

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    I had not been here for a few years. Used to enjoy good food, service, and pleasant ambiance. Food was good as was the service but the noise level was terrible that we couldn’t hear each other speaking. Table behind us was so loud it was very disruptive. Very disappointed that one of my favourite places has gone in this direction. Will not go again.
  2. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious meal, excellent service, beautiful view, friendly waitress. Very pleased. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and celebrating our engagement!
  3. SD

    SusanD

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Celebrating two birthdays, my daughter and my brother
  4. P

    Patsy

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to celebrate with visiting friends from uk
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience and the waitress was friendly and efficient. The food is ok and the view is perfect, will come back to visit
  6. KZ

    KeriZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, good view, will recommend to my friends
  7. AB

    AndrewB

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Best patio in Burlington!
  8. CL

    CesarL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waterfront restaurant in GTHA, definitely we love it
  9. CR

    CaroleR

    DO NOT USE

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris was very helpful to accommodate at dairy free diet. Thanks
  10. A

    Andrew

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    First time going to Spencer's. Building is clean & nice view looking out onto Lake Ontario. Staff were friendly and accommodating. When it came to being seated, and receiving our order we were missed. Our order was missed/lost as it appears. Took almost 90 minutes to get our food from time of placing the order. The staff tired their best to take care of us and applause for the mishap. Yes I had a reservation. I am will to give them a 2nd try but I know of 2 other groups that will be going soon and waiting to hear what their experience is. Food was good but the veggies were a little bit over cooked, I thought. Still tasty.
  11. VG

    VikaG

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to the team of Spencer. Everyone made the visit easy and food delicious. Recommend oysters, Salmon Tataki, Flatbread
  12. MF

    MatthewF

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended for our anniversary. Excellent food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Spencer's never disappoints!!
  13. MJ

    MarkJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food.
  14. TT

    Table4Two

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service - Jessica was excellent! Was slightly noisier than anticipated but overall good experience.
  15. AP

    AngelaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    good food but was too overpriced and there is little to no variety for kids
  16. PC

    PolarCamel

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The location is just perfect, especially for the summer days when it's possible to take advantage of the beautiful patio overlooking the lake. The food is great, flexibility of the chef willing to adjust the dishes for vegetarian guests is very much appreciated! Certainly the place to keep coming back to. Thank you.
  17. BG

    BradG

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Phenomenal services and ambience. Food overall was great. We ordered the tomahawk steak as it was a special occasion and the cut was quite fatty compared to others we've had before. Beyond that, zero complaints at all. We had a great time and were treated really well! Will definitely be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Dissspoited overall, slow, items missing ingredients, meal not served together with all components, service seemed scattered snd slow
  19. SB

    ShawnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was okay. Was a bit loud, I think for the money could be better
  20. TA

    TomA

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The restaurant was improbably busy for a midweek dinner, probably surprising the restaurant as much as the guests. However all of the staff pitched in and did their very best in the circumstances to deliver an excellent meal with good humour.
  21. H

    Helen

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both ordered the tuna entree which was superb. The restaurant was packed, which may have slowed service down but that was ideal for us, didn’t want to be rushed. Forgot name of our server (at one of the booths) but she was outstandingly good. Only quibble: the noise level too high, piped music loud.
  22. DR

    DesireeR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Lamb fell off the bone. Sat outside on the patio
  23. JC

    JoanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very noisy where we were seated at our table by the window. However as soon as a table for four was available we were seated outside on the deck . It was much quieter and we were able to carry on a conversation while enjoying our delicious lunch . Our server was most attentive. A lovely experience !
  24. PJ

    PJohns

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio overlooking the lake. We enjoyed the fish special and lobster roll. Very good. A great spot for a nice lunch or dinner out with friends.
  25. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    It was very busy & noisy. We had a birthday reservation for my 79 yr old Mom who is handicapped. No handicap parking available. Then hostess tried to encourage us to take the patio which we didn’t want as my parents are too old for cold breezes off the waterfront. Food was delicious. Server didn’t provide a spoon for the spaghetti and had to ask for pepper.
  26. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waiter Chris was amazing and very attentive! Great weather and great food, all around fantastic experience for our first time :) Will be back to try those burgers for sure!!
  27. C

    Cece0611

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time at Spencers celebrating our wedding anniversary. Our server was fantastic as was the view of the water.
  28. f

    fun2dineout

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had. Great atmosphere, our server Brad was amazing. Best Caesar salad on earth!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We returned to Spencer's because of Chef Matteo! Used to dine at Blacktree and it was great to see a few items that evoked wonderful memories. Foie Gras, Beef Tartare, Tuna Crudo, Salmon Tataki and Branzino on the Spencer's menu were a nice treat. All and more were delicious! We also had the pleasure of Robert's expertise as our Server. He suggested the Burrata, Gnocchi, Salmon Tataki and his recommendations were spot on! We had read about Robert's wonderful way with customers and now we will return only when he is working, and request to be in his area. The desserts are made in-house by a Pastry Chef ... Mmm Berry Crumble with ice cream and lattes! A wonderful time at Spencer's; yummy food, service and a friendly team that knows how to treat their customers. We will return soon!!
  30. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What started as a bit unpleasant- we could not find parking ANYWHERE… became a beautiful dinner. The manager apologized profusely, offered complimentary drinks and ensured an extra exceptional dining experience. Food was spectacular!!
  31. SG

    SimonG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio for apps, a burger and drinks at lunch! Always great waitstaff.
  32. s

    susanp

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my niece there got her Birthday. We had a table outside and the weather was wonderful. It was my niece’s birthday. She just lost her mom so this was a wonderful distraction. We both loved our lunch. See you again soon!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and service! Beautiful view! Looking forward to coming back!
  34. A

    Andrew

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The noise level was so high that conversation was difficult even though my wife and I were alone at our table for 2. We had to talk at volume above the noise and we both left with hoarse voices . It didn’t help that loud music was being played for a wedding in another part of the restaurant. Restaurant design needs to consider acoustics as well as appearances.
  35. SN

    SilviyaN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply stunning! The food, the service, the view from our table on the patio…everything was such a great experience! Thanks fir your hospitality, Spencer’s! Silviya
  36. PR

    PaleoRon

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were looking forward to visiting Spencer's again after the last visit 7 years ago. We were lucky to get a booth in the back with a nice view over the lake, and away from the quite noisy mid section of the restaurant. The music played felt more like music for a sports bar but we enjoy classic rock, although it seemed loud at times. The waitress was outstanding, knowledgeable, and swift. We were however taken aback by the attitude of the "sommelier" who didn't know much about the wine of our choice. I am not sure if we experienced the first signs of food shortages or just bad purchase planning by the kitchen. They were out of a number of items, and crab legs were replaced with extra shrimp, which I am sure has a different market price. Oysters, shrimp, and salmon were very tasty and we enjoyed the platter. The main course was served quickly and was tasty, the Ahi Tuna and a new York Strip with some sides. Steaks are tricky, and this one was ok but the quality and price didn't match. The Ahi Tuna on the other hand was perfect and would be my recommendation. Compared to our visit 7 years ago it was a bit disappointing, although I would go back for a burger and fries on the patio in the summer, just not for fine dining or taking business guests. The rhubarb dessert was a great finish,
  37. b

    behinmind

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Nice atmosphere. View of the water is a nice perk. Food is delicious but a bit over-priced.
  38. S

    Sarah

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dining at Spencer’s, our waiter Brad was lovely and it was an overall great experience.
  39. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Salmon and Cornish Hen were excellent! Great atmosphere and view of the lake.
  40. GA

    GraceA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I know it is the thing but a $50 steak with nothing else seems a bit much. Add potatoes and beans and it is a bit of of my comfort level. Steak ordered medium well and came medium rare (according to chef we were dining with). Sides came out late so i waited to eat mine. I like things piping hot so was disappointed. Ambiance great. Starters great. Music touch too loud. Very much enjoyed dinner for most part. Covid has hit staffing hard so i can forgive. Great spot on lake

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spencer's at the Waterfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 633-7494.

Spencer's at the Waterfront is rated 4.6 stars by 4185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 98 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

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Google Map for Spencer's at the Waterfront

1340 Lakeshore Road Burlington, ON L7S 1B1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Brant Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Burlington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matteo Paonessa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (905) 633-7494

  • 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

  • Private party contact

    Management: (905) 633-7494

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