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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
4173 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse

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, seafood towers 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4173 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Andrew
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was alright. I was expecting the Sunday brunch which I understand is not available because of Covid.

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EvaE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

They should just cancel the tables in the corridor, terrible .

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CandiceM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a fabulous evening. The food was excellent, our table had an amazing view and the staff were friendly and helpful. Great overall experience. We'll be back again for sure!!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our first anniversary at Spencer's. The service was Perfect! Our food was yummy and the atmosphere was lovely as we overlooked the skaters. Highly recommend

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Spencer’s for our 10 year anniversary and the whole experience was lovely from start to finish. We did not feel rushed at all, we were congratulated on our celebration, food was outstanding and the service was friendly and down to earth. We loved every minute. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful menu. Food was superb. Friendly and courteous staff. I’ll be back!

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JonathanV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The music was way too loud and hard to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was exceptional. We had the risotto with halibut and it was fantastic. All around great meal, great service, great ambience.

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Christine
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Our waiter and host were very good and service was great.
Unfortunately the food was not up to the price point. The host and server
made it right, however it shouldn't have happened at a high end restaurant.

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AshleyP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service. Lovely ambiance for a casual dining experience, celebration, family time, and spending time with friends. Our kids always enjoy the menu options. We’ve been many time, and never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

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JandA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The hostess was not helpful. Our table was dirty, so we kindly asked to be reseated but she denied us. It is also worth mentioning that I had even discussed how I could not hear my partner, but the hostess told us due to Covid we could not be seated anywhere else when in fact she could have cleaned our table for the second time and move us to table that was empty the entire night. It seems as if she was almost too lazy to make the effort. In addition, our waiter said we only had 3 options of vegetarian dishes, which is difficult as my fiancé and I are vegetarians. Our waiters brought us the wrong food twice and we barely saw our waiter which is understandable b/c we were seated in a very chaotic area of the restaurant.

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ShelleyK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, we did find the music a little loud. During dinner conversation the music could have been a little quieter.

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PedroR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went for our anniversary, and they had champagne for us, and treated us amazingly. The food was exceptional, and filling without leaving us feeling overstuffed. The dessert was stunning and was awesome. Will definitely return during the daytime to take in the views of the waterfront.

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viplynnw
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just loved our server, Melissa. Food was delicious, and the COVID protocol was amazing. Love this restaurant!!

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DianaC
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around excellent - one of my favorite restaurants. The lobster roll was truly the best I have ever had.

Highly recommend!!!!

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good place, great food! Service was great. It would like to go back for lunch. Dinner was great.

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Momo
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect restaurant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JulianC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was good, nice ambience. Seafood platter was good.

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KristenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful Dinner out with friends! Great experience and food.

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Bennett4
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful!

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AlisonS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food options. Service was amazing. Its a little loud but otherwise a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday xxx

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seafood tower. Indulgence personified

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great overall experience although background music made it difficult to carry on a convert.

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KatCanEat
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Love it there! Service was great. Food was not as you would usually expect. We will come again to try.

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LouisaN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Really love this restaurant. Awesome food. Great staff.

Just find the pounding heavy bass music sometimes distracting to a lovely dinner.

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Annmarie
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very courteous and professional staff and the service was excellent.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance and overall experience.
Loved the crab cakes. Service was great.

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SueW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was wonderful, but very much over priced. The background music was very loud. The service A1!

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vipDiningExpert
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Spencer's is part of a small chain of high end restaurants and hotels. The first thing I didn't like was that I had to pay for parking. They should arrange with the city of Burlington to validate parking for dining guests. We were welcoming and showed our ID's and were seated at a very nice booth with a good view of the water. I'm sure during the summer this would add value to the dining experience. My friend ordered the shrimp cocktail to start and the lamb shank for his entree along with fingerling potatoes as a side and he enjoyed his meal. There wasn't much substance to the lentils so he was happy to have ordered the side. I was hungry and ordered 6 oysters on the half shell at $3.00 each, east coast and they were tasty with a decent presentation. Additionally I ordered the shrimp cocktail and for me it was disappointing but at $24 for 3 shrimp, that is very pricey. They were also slippery and it almost felt like a light covering of oil of some nature. I also ordered the lobster roll and again disappointing. For $26.00 it was the tiniest lobster roll I have ever seen. The roll was well less than 6 inches but was accompanied by tasty fries. Total bill including a soft drink and coffee was $209.16 including tip. Not my idea of fair value for the price. I think I'll pass on Spencer's next time in favour of Napoleon's or The Lord Nelson, both with good food at more modest prices.

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vipOakDiner
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food. Great service. Nice views of the lake. Good value. Robust crowd. Safe.

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GloriaM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and delicious food at a gorgeous location on the waterfront. Attentive, friendly and prompt service.

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PauletteM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and our waiter Andrew was amazing!

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JasonM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful venue for any special occasion. The food was top notch and priced right for this level of cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service was great as expected. Both of children loved their food. Steak was cooked exactly as requested. Service was on point.

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TERESAE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative flare on a varied selection of scrumptious offerings. Exquisite food experience that gives great value for the prices. Spencer's is out Favourite!! Always our first choice. Btw... Every time,we have had such phenomenal Staff... Very energetic,happy people who add to the fun. Go! Find out for yourself

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SteveB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails, wine were all excellent. Appetizers were delicious and mains were terrific. Everything was delivered with friendly and efficient service. The final bill was pricey but well worth it!

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DLou
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Over the years, we have dined many times at Spencer’s. The menu has changed, and I am not fond of the current menu selections.

We usually stay a couple of hours with a glass of wine and our meal. This time we felt rushed. Our server was very polite and attentive, however, we just felt the need to leave promptly after we had finished eating. Not sure why there was a rush. The restaurant was not overly busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around great lunch experience

FAQs

Spencer's at the Waterfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 633-7494.

Spencer's at the Waterfront is rated 4.5 stars by 4173 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.