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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
4137 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4137 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Mikk
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience- staff was courteous and prompt

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great and our server was amazing

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cantcfar
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was tasty, and the service was excellent. I will go back and have no problem referring a friend.

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PeggyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Spencer’s. However the noise level was high- made it difficult to hear each other. Perhaps for evening dining more soothing background music could be played. People were talking and enjoying themselves which is great but the fairly loud music demanded that people speak above it. Service and food were very good. Hope that my comment helps!

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JaykeC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at spencers. Service is absolutely top notch.

Ian is one of the best in the Burlington industry. Hands down!

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SatisfiedDiner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We used to come here a few times before the pandemic. We thought the food then was good but it wasn’t the same with this visit. Did they change the chef? The wedge salad wasn’t that great. The grilled ahi tuna was tasteless. It was the first time I actually had to put salt and pepper on my dish. The asparagus were really tiny and skinny. The mule cocktail I ordered came with crushed ice instead of cubes so I couldn’t sip it at all as the crushed ice blocked the straw opening. Waiter said he will give me a bigger straw but he never did so I just asked him if he could get another drink but this time with ice cubes which he did. Too bad I didn’t enjoy it this time as much as I enjoyed it before. Not worth the money paid for. 😟

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hanzo
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Beautiful location. Excellent view. Also very nice restaurants ambiance

Food was generic and not inspired but otherwise standard

The service was lacklustre. Our server was not very helpful. Did not know drinks well and couldn’t help. Did not bring bread at all to the table. Not really what you expect from a 40 dollar main course menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. First time there. Was beautiful and nice enough to sit outside. Chris was our server and was great!! Was a little pricey for lunch, but was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The server was amazing and the food delicious. My only concern was that there was a very large party in the centre of the restaurant that really took over and they were not wearing masks when not seated. It was a bit uncomfortable in this climate.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and service. A bit of a wait for our table.

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Lizo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and service . Great ambience and food

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6ixFoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to Spencer’s to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. I found the ricotta gnocchi underwhelming but Chris our server suggested I try the beef tenderloin. It was to die for. My husband enjoyed his burger and we both shared the cheesecake.

Thanks for the suggestion Chris. You absolutely turned our experience around.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was ok! Crab cakes were good, beef tartar was good. Lobster pasta was spicy and the lobster was shredded up so much into the dish you couldn’t even tell you were eating it. Chocolate tart for dessert was probably the best part of the meal. Given the cost and the value I wouldn’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, as usual! The Gnocchi was melt in your mouth good!

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Bbeatty
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I would say it was just OK and not an awesome experience- service was OK and acceptable, nothing really knocked our socks off.

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PaulL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and service. The place was very accommodating when the number of quests increase to 7 from 4. They were also able to move us outside as it was a warm beautiful night. Will return next time we are in Burlington.

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vipSeanLH
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely awesome!!!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was really nice to sit in the patio on a beautiful fall day. Chairs and table were basic and not very comfortable. Food was delicious with a small menu to choose from. We each got a main with a side. I do wish there were better options for appetizers. We came for our anniversary as we were married at Spencer’s one year ago. I was a little disappointing that no server or host acknowledged our special event as it was mentioned when we made the reservation. Overall a nice night out.

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CVDundas
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Our party of four enjoyed our meal, we ate outdoors on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

we were there for my fiancé birthday ! Had a wonderful table on the patio ! the food and service was fantastic !

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KitKat
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was gorgeous and delicious… it turned an ordinary lunch date into a perfect date afternoon!

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JackieS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was visiting my mom in Burlington who is in final stages of heart failure. We sat on the patio. Our waiter was amazing. Attentive and kind. The food was delicious!! The view incredible. Just overal and exceptional experience.

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Cathy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

When we booked the reservation, mentioned this is for celebrating mom’s birthday, the server didn’t do or say anything, other places usually offer complimentary desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome!

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Jackie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was very overpriced for the quality.

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LindaE
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very expensive considering quality and quantity of food. We would caution recommending to anyone at these prices

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Brad our server was pleasant and personable. I ordered the lobster roll, it contained synthetic crab meat and very little to no lobster . The chef or cook attempted to hide the lack of filling with a big parsley steam .
I would not recommend Spencer’s to anyone I care about
Sorry

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JanetF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful patio with a beautiful view. The food is excellent and the service very friendly and efficient.
Definitely the perfect spot for a special meal.

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vipStephS
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great time, just wish there had been more gnocchi in the gnocchi dish.

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DaleM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Waiter named Robert!
So personal and professional!
Food was absolutely delicious!
Noise inside was too great so we ate outside under the heat lamp.
The best place to eat on a LOUD night inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was poor. Our waiter barely came to our table. We had to flag him down multiple times. Restaurant seems run down. Not the fine dining experience I’ve had in the past there. Won’t return.

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ElaineT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Spencer’s for the very first time for lunch we were able to dine on the patio which was beautiful clean overlooking the water. Everything about our experience was great! Celebrating my sister and brother-in-law anniversary. Service, food, atmosphere we were all impressed with our visit. Definitely will be back to dine again and possibly even if I had to hold an event would be a great venue and near water where pictures can be taken. Thank you to Spencer’s staff for the amazing experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AwesomeEats
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sasha was helpful, personable and attentive -awesome, clean blankets for a chilly night, the music added to the moment and the food was outstanding (Ahi Tuna Steak was mouthwatering tender - cooked to perfection)

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CindyH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good, was our first visit to Spencer's. Enjoyed the food, ambiance regardless of the rain.

If anything portion for ahi tuna was small for my partner but flavour was good!
Maybe have more vegetarian options for the main.

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vipLorenzoC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

It was a special birthday for my partner and we had the entire family there. Our server was quite lovely and accommodating. However, the restaurant staff who brought our drinks were quite rude. The food took too long and came out cold.

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Brown
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

We were seated in an area that seemed to have been converted in order to accommodate overflow despite the fact that we had made a reservation. The ambiance was terrible. Had we known we would be seated there we would have cancelled.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service ever!

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HaaZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The patio was amazing! The food was delicious and beautifully plated, but not exceptional...didn’t leave me thinking about it afterwards. We were surprised by how good their strawberry mojito mocktail was and could have had multiples of those!
I definitely would go back simply for the ambiance and the mocktail.

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DonaldC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Since Spencer's began my friends and I have visited many, many times and never been less than thrilled. Thank you for being our "our of town destination restaurant."

Donald L. Combe, Niagara on the Lake

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Wesley
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Great evening by the water with delicious food.

FAQs

Spencer's at the Waterfront is rated 4.5 stars by 4137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.