Spencer's at the Waterfront

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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 seafood tower, daily changing fresh market fish and dry-aged craft cut steaks.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ET
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and views excellent service
Pricy but well worth it

H
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here!

U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazingly fast service, and friendly staff. Glass was never empty and food cooked to perfection. Great experience and will definitely be back.

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines

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PB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been there many times for Sunday brunch, first time going there for dinner and pre celebrating Valentine’s Day. The food are amazing, and happen we bump into Wednesday night special, $2 per oyster!!!!! Service are great!! Will go back again for dinner again

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Our server was excellent and attentive.

However, we had to wait a very long time for our food. It was a Sunday evening and it was not very busy.

The food was good, could have been hotter when brought to the table. Overall a good experience.

DO
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and excellent services

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

This is my third time going to Spencer’s at the Waterfront for Sunday brunch buffet. There is a good selection of food, like oyster, crab legs, mussels, waffle station, egg benedict etc. However, comparing to the first time I was here a few years ago, I feel like they used to have a hot food station with beef Wellington and other entrees.

There is a two hours seating limit, and previously I never had issues before. However this time my reservation was a 1030 and by 12:00, the manager came by to tell us that we were already over our 2 hrs limit. She told us that we can take our time but there are people waiting. After that, we just felt rushed and couldn’t quite enjoy the meal as much.
Based on this experience, I don’t think I will be returning anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and scenery.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Three of us ordered the Risotto and very disappointed with the portion size and the price.
We spoke to our server and he was very understanding and sent over the manager Jon.
Jon did bring us another bowl of risotto to share and adjusted the price. The dish was definitely over priced for the portion served.
We have met at Spencer's many times over the years and usually happy with our meal.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ottimo come sempre

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D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with business colleagues and clients.
Ask for s booth and you don’t even notice how busy the and popular the place always is.
I’m a regular snd they never disappoint.

LB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was great However the food although good was so minute in portion for the price. Having eaten in restaurants all over southern Ontario and most of Europe they need to look at the value of the portion they serve.

T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Our experience was OK... nothing great yet nothing bad. Our service was standard which is the type of service I’ve had all 3 times dining at Spencer’s. I suppose I expect a little more.

N
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The music was far too loud especially for a Sunday evening.
The food was not up to the standard of a couple of years back. The Caesar salad was supplement with Kale and lacked garlic. The Roast beef was overcooked and fatty.

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic variety of foods and the fact that the more popular items were replaced at least twice while I was there attest to their freshness. Really liked the flavour of the carved ham which all my dining companions remarked on. Excellent protein selection and really appreciate the flavourful Mimosas.

c
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing experience for our first time. Had the Sunday brunch and would definitely return. Robin was a great server.

JN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spencer’s of the Waterfront is a great restaurant to go for Sunday Brunch. Their Eggs Benedict is amazing! The entire variety of brunch items are all delicious. The service is great, very friendly management and all the team.

WR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

My girlfriend and I went for Sunday brunch and were not impressed. The seafood was amazing, great selection and quality. However, the rest of the food in the buffet was cold and underwhelming. Obviously at a buffet the food is not going to be freshly hot, but nothing was even warm. Very disappointing considering how expensive the meal is. Service was great, nice venue, but the food puts a big asterisk on the meal.

FF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great brunch experience. Great food. Terrific service. And everyone was happy! Would go to brunch there again in a heartbeat.

LV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place as always... food and service always good!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sunday brunch is always enjoyable at Spencer's. Great service as always. The cold food section, waffles and made to order omelettes/crepes were very good. Large dessert selection, but a lot of cookies and the required chocolate fondue fountain. Would have preferred a selection of more decadent cakes even if they had to take away some of the cookies/bars . They did have at least one gluten free option. The mini coconut cream pie was delicious!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing time at Spencer’s they were extremely accommodating and very friendly. They accommodated my group of 15 with nothing but professionalism!