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Spencer's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Spencer's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
8748 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Spencer's is an adult-oriented restaurant. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate children under 12 years old. Spencer's features an ambience that embodies the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasions.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 73 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 327-3446
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Catering
    Full service catering with custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Brian at Brian@spencersrestaurant.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Within easy walking distance of fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs ensconced at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains is Spencer’s Restaurant, a local hotspot with an award-winning wine list, picturesque grounds and a incredibly romantic private event space, the Bougainvillea Room.
  • Private party contact
    Brian Thorson: (760) 325-2313
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross Street
    W. Baristo Rd. & S. Tahquitz Dr.
  • Parking Details
    Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.
  • Public Transit
    Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.
  • Entertainment
    Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

8,748 Reviews
  1. Ty13

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a top notch experience. We come every year for our wedding anniversary.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my first anniversary. Great service with classic dishes done right. Valet is easy and efficient. Ambiance is enjoyable with the outdoor air. Love it, we will come again next year.

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  3. sarah

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    When we checked in to our reservation at the front desk we were not greeted. 2 women at the desk and they did not smile either. We felt very unwelcome Our waiter was ok but did not go out of his way to make us feel welcome either We ordered the French onion soup and there was hardly any cheese in it. We cone to Spensers twice a year and were sad that this was not a good experience for us

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  4. BethH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super great staff and fine food and plenty of it at a terrific price

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio is absolutely beautiful. They have enormous trees right in the middle of it. It makes for a lovely ambience. This service is excellent, and the food is delicious! I’ve been here several times and I will definitely return! 

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  6. moriahthedog

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer’s is where we go for special meals. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is excellent and service is impeccable. Very friendly yet very professional. We never were ignored - we were checked on regularly but not too often. It was a wonderful lunch.

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  7. DWhite

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our 10th wedding anniversary lunch at the restaurant. At least three staff members congratulated us on our anniversary. Great meal and wonderful service.

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  8. JimG

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual. Always come here for special occasions (we live 45 minutes away). Michelle was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They have the BEST lunch special in town ! The food is ALWAYS fresh! The service is very friendly!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Ades

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots. Delicious food. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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  11. Sailfish

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fine. The ambiance is the selling point. My husband and I had the pre fixe dinner with the duck. It was somewhat bland and slightly overdone. My cousin had the steak and said the flavor/seasoning was tasty, but the texture was off. The chocolate pot de creme was the better desert. Carrot cake and banana tarte were okay--nothing special. There are better fine dining restaurants in the area.

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  12. Kevin

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome, our waiter was great, best Vodka martini with blue cheese olives I had all vacation ! Nothing to complain about at all except maybe the banana desert wasn’t as great as we thought it might be. This was our last night in the Desert & it was the best meal we had in 11 days. You need to go here !!! We will be back again too ! 👍

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle our server was most kind and attentive, we had the best experience!

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  14. JulieandMike

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous lunch at this fabulous restaurant. So cool on the patio under the trees when temperature outside was 100f! Brilliant set lunch menu at excellent price. Service was the very best! Do go if you haven't been - it's our favourite restaurant and a must for each visit to Palm Springs!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was beautiful, our server was great, and the food was outstanding! We have never been disappointed with a meal at Spencer’s.

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  16. CraigP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful Mother's Day celebration - great staff and service

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  17. DavidD

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally I rate this restaurant between 4 and 5 stars, however Mothers Day was disappointing. The outdoor seating was shabby, and the wait to order a drink took to long. Staff was friendly, food decent, but they need to step it up on holidays. Go on an off night to avoid being disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. KarenA

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My family went for Mother’s Day and it was great as usual. Wonderful atmosphere and the food was good. This is a great place that we come to for special occasions!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food. Pleasantly surprised by their prices.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. I only have 1 suggestion. Our whiskey sours were not what we expected from such a sophisticated restaurant. There was no egg white and the cherry was not Luxardo and they didnt use bitters. . They used cheap dessert marascino cherries. Other than that, it was perfect.

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  21. Bhappy

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem will definitely be back. Exceptional staff, from the valet, front of house to the waitstaff and bartender! I had beef short ribs with asparagus and mash potatoes and a glass of Austin Hope, cab; my dinner partner had Norweigian salmon, basmati rice, and vegetables with a glass of Savignon Blanc. Dessert was Banana Cream Pie. Really great restaurant!

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  22. matteysmom

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my 100-year-old mother here to celebrate Mother’s Day the day before, to avoid the crowds. It was a great decision. The weather cooperated, and we were very comfortable under the canopy of trees. Our server, the first time we’ve had a female, was nothing short of wonderful. I wish I could remember her name. We all had breakfast dishes, all delicious and presented beautifully. My only criticism is that some of the food was barely lukewarm when we got it. We will definitely return and hoping that there will be some nice “summer offerings“.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had smoked salmon and eggs for breakfast with fruit. Salmon was diced and mixed in with eggs. Thought it would be slices on side. Weird not very good. Chose fruit instead of potatoes. Bad idea fruit clearly sat in ramekin for a few days… slimy and sour. Will try again for dinner. Great ambience with lots of greenery and plants for a very tropical feel. Nice place for sure.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always an outstanding dining experience. The duck was perfectly prepared.

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  25. SheriH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were not happy with our first experience at Spencer’s restaurant. We were super excited to dine here since my special need’s son is named Spencer. First impression was not great, the hostess had her hand on her chin, never had eye contact with us. She, literally could not be bothered with us. The service was ok, but the Rib eye special my husband ordered was a joke. I can make a better steak in my backyard. We told the server but he didn’t seem to care. We made reservations for Monday at 9:00 for breakfast but you can cancel our reservation, we don’t care to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. Darrin

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Three of us had the short ribs. Usually, it’s phenomenal. This time, the cut was too lean - all three of us had similar cuts. Therefore, wasn’t as tender as it usually is. Service was great, as always. Would still recommend as I’ve had so many great meals for brunch and dinner here.

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  27. TimothyH

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and atmosphere. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the casual and relative quiet. Our server Sam was prompt and efficient with our orders. I made the reservation at the last minute and was able to secure a 5 PM table. Spencer's is our 'go to' place for an excellent meal and service.

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  28. Cole

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Great staff and atmosphere.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, professional service, great ambiance, it is the place to go for all occasions….you won’t be disappointed.

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  30. Tahoe

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and we will be back! Beautiful setting and spectacular food made for a most enjoyable experience.

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  31. Welltravelled

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything from the valet to dessert was top notch. Daniel served us with care and respect. He took joy in making our dinner great! The brined pork chop was delicious as were the coconut shrimp. The onion soup was warm and wonderful. The banana split was enormous and fun. The banana cream pie was not their best dish but everything else was superb! The ambiance was warm and welcoming but a bit dark for my old eyes. I have to say Spencer’s is one of the high spots in PSP. Get there!

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  32. Anniversary

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful luncheon with our good friends. Michelle was our server and as always she is a treasure - excellent service from a Spencer's star. My husband and one friend had the Eggs Benedict- perfectly cooked for each. I had the oysters and wedge salad - both we delicious. Another friend had the lunch menu and each of the three courses were enjoyed. Another wonderful time at Spencer's on a beautiful Palm Springs day.

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  33. PSPastry

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer’s has consistently provided the best. A rare experience. Did you know that 100% of the revenue goes to charity? Oh and the banana cream pie is like no other.

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  34. DavidL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, went there for anniversary and the staff was amazing, food was great, ambience on point. Highly recommend!

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  35. KatieB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Spencer’s on a number of occasions and have always been happy with our visit. This time was equally enjoyable; our server Daniel was so friendly, helpful and accommodating, the food was delicious ( I had the Branzino and my husband had the duck-both delicious and perfectly cooked) and the seating comfortable. I would call this fine dining without the pretense or high prices. Highly recommend.

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  36. MartyS

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For many years, a landmark in Palm Springs ... that's still a wonderful dining experience. The food/staff/ambience is terrific. Plus, Michelle could be the best server in the Coachella Valley!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my birthday and it was so lovely! Our server (the British man, I don’t remember his name) was outstanding. Good value and delicious food. 10/10 recommend!

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  38. AmyH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience all around! Great food, great service and great ambience!

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  39. Avoking

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service even though the patio got swamped with a big party. Left feeling very pleased with the whole experience. The wine helped that a lot!

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  40. FrequentDiner

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delicious Sunday Brunch - surroundings, food, and characters filling the place with socialabilty. Good times!

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FAQs

Spencer's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 327-3446.

Spencer's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 8748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Spencer's Restaurant

701 W. Baristo, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    W. Baristo Rd. & S. Tahquitz Dr.
  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Guests are welcome to use our valet service or parallel park on the street.
  • Public Transit
    Palm Springs BUZZ Stops Here.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Piano AM & PM as well as live entertainment on most holidays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 327-3446
  • Catering
    Full service catering with custom designed menus for every conceivable special occasion on or off-site. Contact Brian at Brian@spencersrestaurant.com for inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    Within easy walking distance of fabled Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs ensconced at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains is Spencer’s Restaurant, a local hotspot with an award-winning wine list, picturesque grounds and a incredibly romantic private event space, the Bougainvillea Room.
  • Private party contact
    Brian Thorson: (760) 325-2313
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