Spencer's at the Waterfront
Food was okay, but not really worth the money. Bread was very dry. Service not great...got my dining companion's order wrong. Would be nice if there were more variety in the menu. The daily menu only had fish options. I had brunch here a few years ago and it was marvelous. If only dinner were as good...
In the afternoon we sat out on the patio for a cocktail. There were 4 people behind me that swore and carried on to no end. It was very uncomfortable to sit there. I think the management should have asked them to leave. It was the worst language I have ever heard and the staff was aware of it too.
Dinner in the evening was a pleasure.
Delicious brunch as always and a lot of vegan options as well. One request would be to have almond or coconut milk available please. Thanks! See you again soon.
Remember, brunch is only on Sunday. I failed to plan properly for a relative's visit and mistaken th availability. Any who, the food was decent but a bit on the saltier end. Service is good and almost on the point. All aside, the main point was for patio and lake view, which was exceptional due to the great weather that day. So cheers!
Wish they had more options on the menu. Wish they had done something special to recognize our wedding anniversary.
Restaurant is very very loud. Ordering drinks take a loooongggg time.
All was well until my entree which was a Char that was infused with a burnt or heavily smoked taste, to an extent that I could not finish it. Everything else was exemplary. The entree was removed from the bill but still the experience was diminished.
Terrific venue for a view over the water but food is mediocre at best.
Went for brunch, the food wasnt as great as expected. Food items are not replensih as quick and not cover which flies were flying around. Most food are overcooked which lost most taste and chewy. But overall its pretty good. Parking is not free and limited so groups should carpool. Theres a mall nearby so can drop off car first and go.
We love this place and go there often! This time food was slightly off; there was no our favorite smoked salmon, cheese selection was not great, baked salmon was finished and we had to wait for seemed like a long time until they bring more; salads did not look fresh, baked desserts were pretty plain... not sure if it was just a one time miss but it made I think we should look for a new place..
I believe Spencer on the Waterfront is an ideal place to go for dinner, lunch or that special brunch with friends on Sunday. The food was delicious and it was hot and there was abundance of it. The mimosas were a nice touch. Thus is a special place to spent time with friends. My only downfall was our seating time which was 9:30. If we could have been seated at 11:30 I could of enjoy more of the savoury items on the buffet. This is a must try buffet!!
Everything was excellent.
View was gorgeous, and food was delicious. Service was just a little slow. Waited 10 mins for my espresso. But it could be just one incident out if 9 other pefect services so I don’t hold it.
We've been there before several times and it just seems like they were off or overwhelmed on that particular night. Our table wasn't ready when we got there even though we had a reservation. Our meals didn't come out at the same time and when the last dish came in about 5-10 min later (linguine), the pasta was all pre-cut in the plating. Even through they served a spoon for "twirling" the noodles, the pasta came cut in fork-sized bites. I can only imagine they serve my mother somebody else's dish since who would serve linguine pre-cut unless it's a special request. The food was good, but the overall vibe seemed off. Will be back because of the great location and can only hope it was an off night.
Visit often. Also frequent their other properties. Normally impressed but not this time. Late to be seated. Then seated beside washroom. Food delivery not fully synced.
Spencer's is known for its great food, amazing chef specials and ambience. Well worth the money and worth the drive. Recommend always to have reservation as its always busy. The waiter staff and management is wonderful
Went in for An anniversary lunch, waited twenty minutes before getting to order a drink, waited a further 15 minutes before the drink came. Dinner was delivered 55 minutes later and was partially cold.
Had linguini and a burger. Didn’t stay for desserts.
Went to celebrate our 22 wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was perfect the food was great and the service was Amazing thanks to Chris for making it special for us. Thanks again John..
Poor service, food came out before the apps. Was not asked about drink refills.
Our first visit in years. While many dishes were excellent, two (of 6) didn't impress. Overall the experience was very good (always love the view), but the evening didn't wow us this visit, which is what we were hoping for.
The food was fantastic...what there was of it. It took about 15 minutes before anyone even brought us water...$300 for a lot of waiting.
Everything was just good! Unfortunately they appeared to be short staffed due to a wedding. Not acceptable, you need to staff your main dining room appropriately! Waiter did his best but you could tell he was stretched thin. Shame on you Spencer’s you cannot forgo service at any cost. Your customers are your ‘bread and butter’.
Great lake view. The service was incredible as was the food. Highly recommend going for any occasion or just a great meal out.
Had a nice lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. Service was good and we were able to sit and chat without feeling rushed.
Overall Spencer is a great restaurant and I have been keep going there for a long time. This time, however, the server is not that great. He didn't check on us after the main dish is delivered etc. plus minimum amount of server was provided.
This was my third visit to Spence's and once again the overall experience was lovely and memorable. I know they dont take reservations for the patio however they accommodated me once I arrived and gave me an excellent table on the patio lake facing once the table came available.
Our server was great and the meal was amazing. We were celebrating my Brother's birthday and it was a memorable experience.
I would recommend Spencer's to anyone anytime and will definitely find excuses to keep returning to this beautiful restaurant.
Thank you to the Team at Spencer's for making my dining experience always so memorable xoxoxxo
The view is great from the patio, though not that impressed with my fish tacos. The fish was good but the tortillas weren’t too fresh.. the slice of lime on my plate looked like it had been there a while and the side salad was very wilted and gritty.. I asked for a new salad and they very kindly gave me a new one, but that one was not much better, so they took the salad off the bill. Service was great though as was the strawberry cheesecake and basil ice cream. My daughter loved her hamburger! So overall I gave them a 4 rating.
Ambiance and service was excellent. Food was unpalatable.
I had the Tuna special, amazing. They didn't have my drink in the menu, but they did their best and the result was quite good. My wife ordered the steak, it was done closer to medium well than medium rare, but tasted good. Desert was great, server was nice and while not speedy, it was about right for the meal. Prices were as I thought, a bit higher than others in the area but for the location, they were spot on. Would go back for sure!
Very accommodating, excellent food and extremely fast service 11 out of 10 stars.
Service was brutal we sat for ten minutes before a different server poured us water, our actual server came ten minutes later and got our drink order which was only 1 beer, took another ten minutes for that, took our order and my gf was gluten free and dairy free, the server promised us it was okay they will swap the arichini for potatoes instead. A half hour later the same server who initially poured our water brought our food. Then we waited another ten minutes for the bill. The whole experience took us an hour and 40 minutes for two mains and a beer...
I have been several times, eating inside and out, and have never been disappointed. This time we were with our family, which included my one year-old granddaughter. They were so accommodating to her, which enhanced our dining experience. Will happily continue to dine at Spencer’s.
Great food, excellent service - Thanks for a great dining (brunch) experience
Brunch with my parents. Food was plentiful and the view is great.
Never been to Toronto (or even Canada) before. Found this restaurant online to celebrate my dad's birthday over Sunday Brunch. The food was amazing, our server was attentive but not overly-so, the lake view was spectacular. I particularly liked the attention to the desserts. They were all beautifully prepared with attention to flavor and presentation. I only wish we lived nearby so we could visit here more often.
Third attempt here. The service is sub-par. Once we were sat, there was a 25-minute wait until anyone came to offer water or take a drink order. Once the server finally arrived, he did apologize but blamed the staff for not telling him there was a table waiting.
He was nice and friendly, so that was a positive.
We had a cocktail and oysters to start, but also placed our main order. After chatting, finishing up our cocktails and oysters (for maybe an hour or so) the server took away the oyster plate and glasses. He commented, "I'll go pickup your mains". Uh-oh! He was back in a flash with our cool, limp entrees that must have been sitting there for who knows how long!
The entire meal there was a kid running around on the patio. He was generally quiet, but let out screams here and there. He would go inside and bang on the glass to get his mother's attention who was dining with another patron. To each his own. No judgement. We went later in the evening, 8-10pm hoping for a quiet evening. Last time we dined on the patio - same thing. Otherwise, it was a really nice atmosphere on the patio.
The food really isn't that great here, particularly for the price.
It was great to have a dinner at spencer's.
The whole staff is very courteous.
Spencer's has a great assortment of food, beautiful scenery, and is a great place to gather with friends or family.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly courteous staff. We arrived late but had called to warn them of the traffic jam problem we were having. We arrived almost an hour late but our table was kept for us. We had a good time and a wonderful meal.
We visited Spencer's for my son's birthday.
The drinks, appetizers, mains and desserts were all spectacular! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy well prepared food in a stunning setting. Thank you, Spencer's, for the wonderful evening!
Had a vegan lunch with my niece and it was delicious. Would like to see a bigger variety of vegan choices. Would definitely go back.