gone from best to worst. this used to be salt lakes best steak restaurant not any more i would rather eat at 5 guys at least you'll get what you pay for spencers needs to fire everyone starting from the manager on down we used to eat hear every week no way not any more its over priced,bad service,food is just ok,the wait staff are beginners at best don't waist your money go to the new yorker were the food is still great the management is tops the wait staff are great the price is very fair for great tasting food check out the oso a buco not spelled right but its great.save your money don't waist it at spencers until they change it back to what it used to be.
What a Joke. What a Joke. Over priced food, rude waiter and uppity hostess. We had reservations for 8 pm for six people and arrived a few minutes early, but one couple had to cancel. They said they could only seat us at corner booth, now. Cramped. I ordered Halibut. Took forever to get there (they were really cooking it). It was over cooked, almost charred on the bottom and required a forceful knife stroke the cut through (almost breaking the plate). Overall not a pleasant experience. I guess we weren't the privileged class, should have worn a tux. I will NOT again.
Not a family friendly restaurant!. We participated in a group celebration at Spencer's. It was a nightmare. The service did not arrive for at least 40 minutes after our orders were taken, despite our specifc request that the children be fed immediately. The staff only expediated the meals service following an altercation where another diner complained of the noise level and activity of the hungry, bored children attending the meal. At that point, the manager, after first taking care of his priority customer (clearly not us), stepped in and assigned another server to our room. Once received the food was extremely disappointing, over salted and over priced. This is not a family friendly place to celebrate. Go somewhere else!
What happened?. I use to eat at Spencers on a regular basis a couple of years ago and I always remeber the food being excellent. However I ate there last weekend and it was HORRIBLE... When our steaks first came out, they were cold, as well as the side dishes. Once we cut into the steak they were under cooked, so we had to ask the waiter to take them back and have them cooked a little longer (something I NEVER do!) When the steaks finally did come back out, close to 20 min later the steaks were cooked right, but were cold. I am not sure what happend to one of the best steakhouses in SLC, but I have to say I dont think I will be returning anytime soon>>
A really great steakhouse. Spencer's is the only outstanding steakhouse in Salt Lake City!!!!! The steaks are USDA PRIME from the stockyards of Chicago, the marbling and tenderness of the meat is excellent. The only steaks to get there are the BONE-IN steaks. The only server to get there is kevin B.. he is terrific he knows everything there is to know about the menu and exactly what to order. The wine list is the best in Salt Lake and the wine glasses are crystal. Jerry is a nationally known bartender who will give you the best suggestion for an after dinner drink. If you want to treat yourself right then go to Spencer's get a drink from jerry, request kevin B. as your server, order a bottle of wine from Louie, and indulge in the chocolate naughty cake. Best time ever in Salt Lake!!!!!!!!
One of the top 3 steak houses in the country.
I have eaten at great steak restaurants across the USA and internationally. I would rank Spencer's in SLC in my top three picks in this area every time. I almost always do the shrimp or crab for starters and it is always fresh and has a nice clean taste to it. The Kansas City cut is my favorite steak on the menu, the sides are delicious (you cannot go wrong with any of the potato dishes, and steak tomatoes are a must if you like a nice fresh side with your steak). Servers are professional and very nice. If you are new to the restaurant they will take the time to walk you though the menu, and even though I have only been there 1/2 dozen times in the last two years I am always thanked for eating there again when I arrive. The bar and drinks are average.
The meat has a well rounded taste that is superior, and my steak has always arrived at the right temperature and color for what I have ordered. It is a quiet relaxed atmosphere where you are given time to eat your meal and enjoy the dinner. If you are in SLC or surrounding areas and are looking for a fine steak dinner go to Spencers. It is better than any other place in town, and ranks up there with Peter Lugers for food quality, and bests any of the chains like Ruth Chris or Smith & Wolinsky in every area.
way over priced. not worth it. fire up a n.y. strip on your own grill . the steaks are o.k. but the prices are ridciulous for what you get.
Meat OK for the price, well prepared, dining experience weird. Dined 10-12-07 had a reservation for the early hour of 6 PM. as mentioned before the reception person after finding our reservation, ignored us (we were the only ones there), chatted with another waitperson until I loudly said that we were going to Ruth's Crist. Then a manager type hurried over and gave the usual spiel--best steakhouse etc. Then we were seated and the ensuing wait service was excellent. Ordered Caeser salad--was not a CS --requested anchovies on it--anchovies gritty and gristly from sitng in the open too long. Appetizer very good. We ordered NY strip and Filet mignon. Waiter inquired if we wanted crab and lobster on it! We split two half veggies even then the portions were huge. Meat was cooked in a device at maybe 1000 degrees leaving surface "caramelized"--a bit like a large Baby Ruth, However degree of done-ness was right on and the flavorwas superb. Will sample other steakhouses in SLC before we try again.
Expensive and Under-Managed. I expect decent service, good food and a little ambience for $100 for dinner for two. What did I get at Spencer's? Bad attitude from the arrogant manager, Nick, a crappy table, and poorly prepared food. If you're going to charge what these guys do, you'd better back it up with something more than expensive prices. Fleming's was much better than this and even Ruth's Chris is a better option than Spencer's when you want to spend some serious money on dinner.
Fantastic. From the stuffed Portobello appetizer to the most flavorful ribeye, through to the apple pie it was a great experience and I highly recommend, although not for the penny-pincher.
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