Spencer's at the Waterfront

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CAN$30 and under
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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 menu highlighting local and seasonal produce, daily changing fresh market fish and dry-aged craft cut steaks. Enjoy a variety of weekly features including Shuck Wednesday’s, No Corkage Thursday’s, and Sunday Champagne Brunch.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best brunch in GTA ! Great food, great service, great views over Lake Ontario !

JF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance great service

HL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and service!!!!
Our server was amazing!
Our seats were amazing!
The music playlist was amazing!

MI
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, great location!

TD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great location and service with evolving menu choices.

KH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was aaaamazing when it finally arrived. When the food arrived after a while I asked the server why it took so long and she got very defensive instead of giving me a valid answer. Was disappointed. She said the restaurant was full tonight. Umm, if it is full that is awesome, staff it and make sure the kitchen can keep up. Felt a little forgotten and kept being told, not much longer or the food is almost done and it was nowhere near done as we waited much longer. It’s a good thing the food was superb or else we would have been tempted to walk.

EP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great meal, the scallops were perfect along with the steak. Will be back when its patio time.

B
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We came for lunch having the Burlington Taste prix fixe menu. The food was really good, and due to the prix fixe menu the value for money was great. Also the staff was friendly. The only constructive feedback is that the service was a bit too slow. When people come for mid-week lunch, I think the service needs to be a bit quicker that for example during dinner. Or the staff could confirm whether there is a time pressure or not i.e. if it is a work lunch. Of course we understood this wasn't a fast food kind of place, but it took almost 1 hour before our starters where served and 2 hours to complete all three courses. This is without any coffee being served (we did not have time for coffee) and paying our bills while eating our dessert. Other that that though, it was very nice!

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Taste of Burlington lunch menu. Cloudy day but still beautiful views of the lake. We will be back!! (Often!)

E
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I go to Spencer’s regularly as it equaidistant between where my friends and I live.
I always find it nosy but I think that is the way it is. Everything else is very good. However I have been say ing a while that you need to have more plant based dishes.
I have been a Vegetarian for many years and you had more choices a few years ago, a nice tofu dish for instance. It’ s like you have gone backwards. I don’t suggest nessessarly vegan but some cheese and plant based dishes. For instance how about a plant based burger, they are so good now, as well as your regular one?
Thanks

J
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch special was fabulous, as was our server. I have already recommended it to several people. Great experience!

LG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a night out with my husband. Food was a bit lack luster and for the price we wouldn't return.

We ordered the scallop pasta and the prime rib (Sunday feature)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely! Our food was delicious and our server was great. We will definitely be back soon.

RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. Always a treat to come here with my family.

CB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

We really liked the restaurant but we were seated in a hallway away from all the ambiance so no I wouldn’t go back.

RN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant. The food was delicious. Our lunch reservation was booked for 12:30 pm --- an early lunch, so we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. Would love to try the dinner menu.

S
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was great to start with , good food , good ambiance. I just felt dessert could have been complimentary as we were celebrating our special day together.

Anyways I don't have any complains. I had an amazing time.

DA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The halibut special was wonderful and balanced. The cocktails were well executed and beautifully displayed. The show was falling outside and the view of the winter weather against the warmth of the restaurant was a lovely contrast.

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Daughters birthday. Our waiter was awesome. Great food

2
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this lovely restaurant is wonderful!
Don't miss out as it's a great place for any dining experience

ET
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! Would definitely return for brunch again.

CS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my dad's 80th birthday and I reserved a table for 6 for their Sunday Brunch. We were seated right away at what seemed like the best table in the place with the most incredible view. Our server explained all the details of the brunch including the bar drinks and special coffees which are all included in the price. The food selection and quality was next level and there was something for every taste. We can't wait to go back.

HT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and views excellent service
Pricy but well worth it

H
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here!

U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pleasant dinner out with friends! Service excellent. Value could be a bit better, they charge a lot for a menu that is not vast or particularly innovative.

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service and food level is commiserate with the price. One of my faves for celebrating!

j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and excellent quality! We really enjoyed our lunch and will consider another visit.

LS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend and I are both from other cities and meet in Burlington at Spencer’s for lunch many times a year. This was the best meal we have ever had there. Absolutely delicious.

M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was great. It is the second time she was my server and I really appreciate her attention to detail and helpfulness with the menu. The Taste of Burlington menu was fantastic.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

We specifically asked for a booth, close to the window, private - celebrating Valentine's.
I got instead, the booth as far away from the window as possible, in a noisy area, and a seat right next to a family.
Not that many food options. But of course, charging a high price, that they know how!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent selection of top quality food with drinks included. Had a great table with a view of the lake. The prime rib is worth mentioning specifically as it was great. Desserts are much improved over a few years ago. Well done!

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yearly Valentine’s Day brunch.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special birthday celebration. The entire evening from start to finish was a treat. Recommend without hesitation!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

we went on valentines day and it took over 40 min waiting for the main course.....

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service!! I will definitely return again and tell friends.

PW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Having a single flower in the washroom was an elegant touch which added o the evening. Our server was first class.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

This was a Valentine’s Day dinner. I had ordered the 10oz Strip loin and my wife asked for the 8oz Beef Tenderloin. Both asked for medium rare cook. Mine came pretty close to raw in the middle. Now, luckily for me I can handle that. However, when asked for medium rare at a very nice restaurant I expect the cook to be more precise. They also brought a dish to our table that we did not order. The waitress said “it’s free” so I didn’t bother mentioning the cook of the steak. Overall, the meal was OK. A bit disappointing when you’re expecting a top end meal.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lovely lunch at Spencers. As always, the view and the food were exceptional.

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Returned to Spencer's after a long hiatus and found the food and service to be vastly better than on our last couple of visits more than two years ago. We will be back.

S
Toronto
2 reviews