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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
3959 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
What 3959 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
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MatthewF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Beautiful patio. Can't wait to go back again

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nicholasB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

An old dog with a beautiful setting and view of the lake.

Sadly the food is very mediocre and priced appropriately for a restaurant of this design.

I asked for a well know cocktail and it was met with confusion. I assured the waiter if the ingredients weren’t available something similar would be fine. What I was brought couldn’t be further from what I was after. When I disclosed I didn’t like it I was met with hostility as he was very proud in saying they put in exactly what I said. 400 dollar dinner kind of place so don’t fight me on such things. Make something else. It sat on the table the entire night.

Lettuces sent that were bruised and had rot on them on a beef tartare appetizer. Steaks were all over done. At that point the server has ruined the night so no point to bring it up. Quality of the steaks were below acceptable and the rib steak was thin! I get this in a local dinner I go to. I don’t expect it here.

Classic situation where the restaurant will only be as good as it’s (beautiful) space. The clientele present that night said it all.

Micro greens on everything including the steak. Come on guys. It’s 2021. I don’t want limp wilted micros sitting atop my hot steak. Is the chef 20 years old?

I can admit I can be particular in what I want in a restaurant, but i don’t intend on being difficult. The server didn’t like this. If I’m paying a fine dining price tag. I want to be treated well.

Oh! The hosts were very good and friendly and a lot of welcoming staff to and from the table. Server was just a knob and food is yikes.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and service was amazing!!

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Brad
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ahi tuna was over cooked and serving was small. A side should have been included for $38

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AndrewV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view on a covered patio. It rained for a few mins but we stayed dry.
Food is amazing! Service was excellent!
Very good valur compared to other high end restaurants.
We already have our next reservation booked.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Ordered the Lobster rolls. Very nice but could use more lobster and less mayo. Not what you would expect from a traditional lobster roll. Quite pricey for lunch. Nice location and view. Staff were very pleasant.

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vipShirazE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Has always been one of out favourite places but missed the mark today!

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MichelleM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service. Clean atmosphere. Food that’s tasty. One of our favourite restaurants when we’re in Burlington. We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and with complimentary champagne. Thank you very much.

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Godfrey
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

They have partially covered patio, we were able to get a table that was covered because it was raining, some needed to hold umbrellas...
Food and services were great, you paid for the atmosphere and it was beautiful with the lake....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It’s raining day, and you have to hold the umbrella yourself; well the food it’s a little bit salty

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Lily
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice restaurant, beautiful view and fine cuisine.

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vipVeevee
Costa Rica
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Disappointing experience unfortunately. Staff wasn't overly friendly (server was good), but we got the lobster roll with greens, which had hardly any lobster and tasted more like a potato salad. Not worth almost $30.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Wouldn’t recommend using the dinner napkins. They leave white lint all over your dark clothing. This has happened to me twice there now in the past year!

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vipGroup8
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views & great service but over priced for the small amount of food

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NickyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch on the patio. Wish there was a few more options for shade but other than that the atmosphere was beautiful. Great way to enjoy lunch on a warm sunny day. Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Great food! Great service by Dustin! Awesome venue - what’s not to like

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MarkG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great setting

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Serena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Waited over an hour for a table even though reservation was made. Food took forever to come, server was not attentive, had to ask repeatedly to refill water.

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Dibs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Very disorganized at check in. Our table was “make shift”, albeit the weather was a bad factor, with a reservation 5 days out, shoved in front of the door to washrooms. Bare table, no placemats or flowers or condiments. It was stupid!! They definitely need to up their patio to have some awnings or umbrellas for protection. Every restaurant has had to spend some $$ on their patios to accommodate better. Buck up Spencer’s!! Server was excellent and food was good.

JP
JelenaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris was fantastic and took very good care of us. He made our experience that much more enjoyable and went above and beyond with every request we had!!! Pearle Hospitality is lucky to have him!

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vipXoXo
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food! Good atmosphere! Good service! Love it!

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BrendaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good dinner... staff very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

They recently changed the menu since we visited in March.
Some items on the menu.
Seafood platter came out half empty and the steak doesn’t come with any sides anymore.
I visited a few times before but this time, compere to what we had to pay, the experience was not worth the money.
Maybe after the covid when things are back to normal I will give it a shot again.

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Kate
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our Hamburgers were tasty along with fries for my grandson and salad for me. Since my grandson as dietary issues, it was no problem to accommodate those issues. Our waiter was friendly and helpful.

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vipChefRoger
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere were fantastic. It was so great to be back on the patio!

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vipTamls
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic patio lunch with excellent professional service. The food was delicious and fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

60th birthday

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JANICEB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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AngieT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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RRob
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had a reservation but still waited 40minutes to be seated. This was our first night out after having a baby and we were strapped for time. Other guests were offered drinks while we waited but we were never given the option, that was pretty upsetting and disappointing,

JL
JoanneL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great team, food, service,atmosphere. The best patio that you feel
safe during the pandemic.

MM
MarionM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food is excellent quality, service was good. Expensive for amount food received. Had to go somewhere else to ease hunger

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Alice
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wonderful outdoor patio, beautiful setting.
Enjoyable place to dine as long as you realize the is not value in the price of the food in my opinion. Very expensive.

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Giffer
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers where polite and knowledgeable
Atmosphere on the patio was great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great location, friendly staff. Not that many food options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Our service was terrible

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AndreaT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely patio lunch at Spencer’s. The food was delicious and the service was very good! Very friendly and attentive staff.
The only downfall is that some of the tables on the patio don’t get shade till late in the day, so it can get super hot on a sunny day. Otherwise everything was wonderful.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Only complaint is that they were out of the Ahi Tuna which my wife was looking forward to but the Gnocchi she ordered instead was also very good.

MM
MM24
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and experience. Can’t ask for anything better than what Spencer’s has to offer.

FAQs

Spencer's at the Waterfront is rated 4.5 stars by 3959 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.