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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
3851 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 3851 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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suzyT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was amazing! Great service! Would definitely go back!

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CesarV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were sat at their even hall with only 6 people in that massve space with covid social distancing protocol! We ordered 3 course meal with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot substitute to Moet. Melissa was our server, she was very pleasant and accommodating. They even put a candle and a “Happy Birthday” on my dessert which was a very nice touch and didn’t expect that. I had a great time along with my partner at that time. Lastly, Melissa charged the bottle of Veuve as the price of Moet which is cheaper for 25$
Thanks Melissa and the team at Spencer’s. We would like to come back again for brunch in the summer. Hopefully Moet will be available when we come back;)but I like Veuve also.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Miles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a nice and fancy restaurant. I’m gonna have another dinner soon.

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vipJinahP
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was impeccable from start to finish. Love the ambiance and the location right by the waterfront is fantastic!

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SheIsVinni
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attendees to celebrate our birthdays. Delicious good. Great service. Beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

$23 for a glass of wine is a bit rich, as this bottle is available at the lcbo for the same price as what
You’re charging for a glass! Food portions are very small. Food tasted amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Spencer’s and it was amazing. The food was phenomenal and fresh. Our server was great and very friendly. Dinner here is an experience and was worth every penny! We’ll be back for sure!

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service was amazing The venue is always stunning. I highly recommend the octopus appetizer and the salmon and scallops entree

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was tremendous. Our server Melissa was professional and courteous and Daniel went above and beyond ensuring we had the right bottle of wine to drink. Well done Spencer’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every aspect!!!! Will be back often!

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vipZeeshanV
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Food came out cold , they had us sitting in a small glass room with good view but it was cold and didn’t feel like you were part of the Restaunrant .. overall disappointing

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MarcoS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is always friendly, good is always excellent. During Covid, the restaurant goes out of its way with very strict Covid protocols, which is greatly appreciated

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and impeccable service. Will recommend to all of my friends and family.

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Sambo
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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JohannaP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for lunch and had a table on the window. The whole experience was enhanced being able to watch people on the skating rink and lake activity. The food was excellent with great presentation, but we did find it a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Spencer’s you really outdid yourself! The food was amazing but the best part was actually the ambiance. Even though only 10 people were allowed at a time, the restaurant made it feel like it was full! The staff was friendly, and most importantly they were not understaffed like we have seen at other places. Would most definitely return. Amazing Christmas Lunch with my Team. Thank you Spencer’s!

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vipRobb
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came for a birthday dinner. We were provided with excellent service, staff and food. They even topped off the experience, making it even more special with a complementary sparkling wine and candle with desert. Thank you!

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Taters
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We love the ambiance of Spencer's. It is of course, much quieter at the moment because of the COVID rules re distancing. I always order the salmon and scallops....LOVE IT! I did ask the waiter if the Pinot Noir was what we ordered, he said yes, I am still not sure. It was very full bodied and strong tasting. That's why we order Pinot Noir much lighter. There seemed to be only one waiter serving and he seemed very rushed and possibly overwhelmed. We did receive a call a couple hours before our reservation, to let us know that there maybe a problem parking, with instructions where you would be able to go. Very nice thank you! When we arrived they were actually shooting a commercial for DSW, but all was organized....didn't affect us at all.

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SZzzz
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience here at Spencer
Private space during the pandemic
Great service
Somehow disappointed by the dessert I left note that it’s for anniversary but there’s nothing written by the cake;(
Overall it’s great !

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MarinaK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Service is the best. Very nice location. There is not such a big variety on the menu to choose from, but the food is good overall. It was a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Waited at least 30min for a table that we had resos for. Communication between staff was poor and was never relayed. General manager did speak to us at end of night, got my information and said they would reimburse us. We will see if anything does get done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

2 of us, ordered 2 appies and 3 mains. Have to say, I expected good food but it was even better than expected. In short, was very good! Unfortunate that covid has reduced the number of people but I do wonder if that allows the talented chef(s) to really shine with focus on the fewer plates. Our server, Melissa, was amazing. Down to earth and very cool. I’ve been before as a local but tonight’s experience was exceptional.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spencer’s reserved a table as requested and it turned out to be the exact table we sat at 5 years ago on our first date there. Service, food and ambience were great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mother/daughter Covid vacay

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MaPs
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in, from the cheery disposition of the attendant, to the wonderful food recommendations of the server to the incredibly delicious meal and drinks, our experience at Spencer’s was outstanding. I would highly recommend this establishment...but a little part of me doesn’t want to share this gem so I can keep it to myself!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We loved Spencer’s we were disappointed we didn’t get to sit in the actual restaurant we were put into a big room normally used for functions and weddings.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Food was perfect. Service very timely

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vipEqualtopi
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience, especially during these trying times.

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AmyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and presentation of plates! Very safe and protocols well observed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. Lovely atmosphere and great food.

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JoeyB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the presentation and the service. I’ve been several times. Each time was perfect ! Def Recommend Spencer’s At The Waterfront !

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PauletteK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for lunch. My husband had the burger, and I had the lobster sandwich, both were delicious. We had each of our meal with fries, but the portion is large enough to share. During these difficult times, we look for a restaurant where we feel safe, and given the size of place, we did, and had a wonderful table with a view of the park and the water! Would absolutely recommend Spencer, and we will be back, hopefully before Christmas!

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Azherh
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Selections of food were very limited, Quality of food was so bad, and services was horible
will never go back again, always was used to like this restaurant

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GordonK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

in the last two weeks we have enjoyed our meals very much, and to note my son and his wife went for lunch and had a great meal. Keep up the good work although it is so unfortunate that you are restricted on your seating, we believe you have kept everything well under control

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

During the new restrictions you have to book specific times slots for dinner and you have 90 mins before you have to leave. My reservation was for 6:30. We arrived at 6:30 and was not seated until 7:00. We were told the previous table wasn’t ready to leave. Then we were seated in a sparsely decorated area, not the restaurant but what appeared to be an open space used by events.

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vipcindy
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time here and we were very pleased with everything the food was amazing staff was above and beyond excellent we will definitely be back :)

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Foodseeker
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant had their protocol in place therefore we felt safe and enjoyed our dinner very much.

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SydneyW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

The portions are bite size, after spending a substantial amount of money on apps and mains we had to grab a pizza on the way home because we were starving. The scallops tasted off. When you read the menu you have to remember everything is singular..1 mushroom, 1 ravioli, 1 piece of broccoli that you will get on your plate. I guess you’re paying for the view which was the only good thing but just save yourself the trouble and go for a walk and skip the meal.

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LackesihaL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! The food was delicious 🤤 Our server also made some great recommendations.

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drewness88
Toronto
2 reviews