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Spencer's at the Waterfront
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
orange, carrot, endive, hazelnut, saffron dressing
Snow Crab Cakes
preserved lemon, remoulade, fresh herbs
aged cheddar, tomato relish, pickle, garlic aioli, house cut fries
Great experience- staff was courteous and prompt
Dinner was great and our server was amazing
The food was tasty, and the service was excellent. I will go back and have no problem referring a friend.
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!
Always a great time at spencers. Service is absolutely top notch.
Ian is one of the best in the Burlington industry. Hands down!
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. 😟
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.
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.
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.
Excellent meal and service. A bit of a wait for our table.
Loved the food and service . Great ambience and food
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.
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.
Fantastic, as usual! The Gnocchi was melt in your mouth good!
I would say it was just OK and not an awesome experience- service was OK and acceptable, nothing really knocked our socks off.
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.
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.
Our party of four enjoyed our meal, we ate outdoors on the patio.
we were there for my fiancé birthday ! Had a wonderful table on the patio ! the food and service was fantastic !
The food was gorgeous and delicious… it turned an ordinary lunch date into a perfect date afternoon!
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.
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.
It was awesome!
Service was excellent. Food was very overpriced for the quality.
Very expensive considering quality and quantity of food. We would caution recommending to anyone at these prices
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
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.
We had a great time, just wish there had been more gnocchi in the gnocchi dish.
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.
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.
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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)
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.
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.
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.
Best service ever!
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.
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
Excellent service. Great evening by the water with delicious food.
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.