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“Beautiful restaurant on the lake ”

Spencer's at the Waterfront
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Ranked #37 of 530 Restaurants in Burlington
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brant Street
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Spencer's has been a mainstay of the downtown Burlington scene if you are looking for great local food in a casual yet upscale atmosphere overlooking Lake Ontario. The menu changes frequently based on seasonal assortments of fish, game and vegetables. Steaks are good not excellent however seafood and burgers are usually fantastic . Our east coast oysters were tasty but on the smaller side . Wine selection is decent and our service was simply superb . Looking for an anniversary dinner or a special occasion then this place is a great option with a walk along the lake after dinner . We have also had lunch here during the summer months and there burgers are tremendous.

Thank WestGTAMarAl
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

The view is gorgeous but we were told in Burlington this would be a family restaurant and there is no way it is.

Other than the view it is a great place for a drink on the patio in the summer.

The food is expensive, portions small and I can cook just as good or better myself.

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1  Thank houghtonl
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

I took a couple of business colleagues from the US here for lunch and they really enjoyed it. I wasn't as wowed probably because I know the view! But you have to admit the view is pretty spectacular, even in January. I found the service and food to be pretty good but not quite excellent. This is kind of what I've come to expect from Spencer's - it's a good place to go if you want to impress someone; but for a local, you know there's better food to be had in some other restaurants just a short walk away.

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1  Thank crudest
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

There are few restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area that provide the spectacular water views that Spencer's offers. In the summer time, a meal on the patio is visually stunning. But the level of service and the menu that almost never changes, does nothing to match the ambiance or pay off the very well done renovation completed last year.

We have eaten at Spencer's an average of once a month over the past few years and the last three times, have noticed a decline in service, with last night's experience baffling us. To get the attention of our server Jory required remarkable effort, with him leaving us without any attention for long stretches that honestly made the dining experience uncomfortable.

Dinner last night was $400 for four adults and to be honest, we should have enjoyed a meal in our own home or somewhere else. Food was tasty but the service made us feel it was not worth the money.

1  Thank Ruleof7traveller
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Brunch was an amazing experience. Great assortment of all sorts of food types and well presented. Excellent scenery and seating, great staff and service throughout brunch. Highly recommended for good friends and family celebrations.

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Thank Jim M
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