Spencer's at the Waterfront

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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 seafood tower, daily changing fresh market fish and dry-aged craft cut steaks.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Limited menu
Inattentive staff
VERY poor value
Used to be my favourite spot - has gone to the dogs!

o
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The server didn’t offer me a drink. They only brought water to the table. When I left the told me the tea and coffee were included in the price. So i paid for it but didn’t get it.

Also I ask for a bigger table and I was told nothing else is available but there were 3 tables with no one on them

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We try to come to the Brunch a couple of times a year!
Excellent all around!!

GK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered a seafood appetizer and a fish entree. Both were cooked to perfection. Our server was very attentive and very pleasant and enthusiastic. Looking forward to returning to dine very soon.

JF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This evening my dinner was superb. I was seated at the chef's table and was watching the oysters being prepared. The service was astounding, Josh did an amazing job. The food was incredibly delious being perfectly cooked and served. The whole team was fantastic serving flawlessly on that very busy night. ..jf..

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The placed in a both next to the waiter station. Our guests sitting there were constantly bombarded with bumps and vibrations. Our wait staff was hurried and insensitive. The food was good but given the price I expected better.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff were welcoming and attentive. Ambiance, food, service were excellent. It was the first time for my friends and they all would like to dine here again

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

just eccellent -service, good, attentiveness, and value. Also, great day to view the lake. All in all , all of my guests were well pleased and satisfied. Thank our servers and the cooks.
Bob

LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The view is spectacular any season of the year. The menu offers a variety of options to suit all tastes and needs. The presentation and quality of food is excellent. I’m not from Burlington but travel an hour to meet friends and enjoy the ambiance and food.

RG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday Morning Bruch was excellent. Our server was extremely personable and attentive.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner exceeded our expectations. It was a very enjoyable experience for our anniversary, and our waitress was incredibly attentive, professional, and kind. We will be back! :)

LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Most enjoyable experience...one entree was lovely and the second was agnotti presented flat as a pancake on a plate....presentation was poor but taste was good.
I invited a guest and it was a little embarrassing.

SQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food wasn't great. I have been there many times before and the food was off last night. Steak wasn't cooked properly, appetizers were mediocre and the burrata cheese was watery and like eating cold wet mush.

DE
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious other than the crab legs...Very small and not much flavour. The salmon and beef were amazing. Variety was excellent! Delicious desert table. Very generous with drinks and coffee. Our server was amusing and attentive and acknowledged a birthday at our table without being asked.
Would loved to have had a table with a lake view.
Will certainly return and recommend to friends.
Thank you for a delicious brunch.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food! Thank you to Paul for ensuring we had a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday celebration

TM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 2nd visit and both times have been excellent. The wine selection was excellent, so refreshing to go to a nice restaurant that serves more than local wines. We will be back...again

L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with friends before the theatre. We were all thrilled with the menu. One the members of our group, who is a real foodie, said the fries were the best she has eaten. Great service, food selection and ambiance. We will be back!

D
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good afternoon,

Your electronic request for a an overview of my dining experience preempted my telephone call to you.

I dine out often. I found your food and service to be considerably beyond expectations.

I will return very soon and will recommend your restaurant highly to all.

Thank you again for the evening.

Derek

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was great, food selection was good. Expensive

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, service and experience...as always. They rarely disappoint.

DB
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent... food was fantastic. Would highly recommend

D
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We went to Spencer’s with anticipation, but were disappointed. Food is good but overpriced and warm, not hot. Lots of better places in the area. Service was slow. Two people for $200.00 and no time for coffee or desert. Service was just too slow. Not planning to return. Great location though.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

For the cost of the entry other than the Sunday special which was very good, the value was not there

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Brunch was incredible. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Didn't have dinner that night, we were too full from Brunch at Spencer's.

M
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

I was really looking forward to dinning there. The server felt like he was rushing us through the experience. The food was just not great. Nothing particularly wrong with it but wasn't something I would go back for. It was a beautiful restaurant as far as design and décor.

M
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had reserved a table for their Sunday Brunch. The selection of food is outstanding and worth the amount of money spent. To top it off I couldn’t be more impressed with their hospitality. It exceeded my expectations because I unknowingly forgot my brand new Ray Ban prescripted sunglasses and someone was kind enough to keep it waiting for me until I called & asked. There is absolutely no doubt I will be back again & have already been recommending it to friends & family. Thank You Spencer’s!

LV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing food and service...100% recommended! Loved it

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and ambiance. My friends /family had the perfect brunch experience. This is my 3rd or 4th visit and it never disappoints. Thank you.

EK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and esthetically pleasing. The food prep seemed to rely on customers visual enthusiasm to coast a bit on the quality of the food. Also no crab or lobster on the menu anymore, and we came specifically for this.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic such a wonderful night Spencer’s is amazing

GC
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Wedge salad was great. The fries that came with my Beef Dip were cold. Fantastic setting, though.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

GW
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch was great. So much variety

M
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was perfect with my visit to Spencer’s until my server handed me the bill at 1145am letting us know that it was our 15 minute warning before we had to leave. I understand and am fully aware of the 2 hour sitting policy, however I only got out of my car and arrived at 10:10am and wasn’t seated until 10:20, so technically my 2 hours was not up until 12:20pm. We were near finishing up anyways but just thought it was a little premature to have notified us that we would have to wrap things up earlier than expected. I was looking forward to enjoying an espresso after my meal with my dessert but that was cut short due to the premature notification. This was my husbands first time and he was also aware of the time limit, he did not get the chance to enjoy all the desserts that were offered. This isn’t my first time here and I haven’t had any problems before. Just wanted to ensure feedback was given to ensure consistency when it comes to ensuring time limits are properly managed. Thank you

BM
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice ambience. Food was good but not outstanding

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with family at Spencer's. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. Thank you for a memorable evening and experience.

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super variety of foods & beverages...something for every taste. Service was exceptional...thank you, Briar, for your wonderful attention and demeanour.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I had the Sunday brunch. The food is very mediocre. Unless you eat a lot and love oysters, you definitely won’t get your moneys worth. I’m not sure if it’s because it is a brunch but i expected the food to be exquisite, but it’s not. However, the service is definitely the best I’ve ever had. The plates were removed quickly and the waitress folded our napkins each time we left our seats.

IC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That's an exceptional dining experience that I would definitely recommend to all my friends!