About our Restaurant

Located on the Burlington lakefront, Spencer’s at the Waterfront offers breathtaking views and fabulous food. Spencer’s offers a unique food concept, featuring market-fresh fish, exceptional seafood, and mouth-watering Craft Cut Steak. Guests can enjoy the sparkling lake view from inside our glass-walled dining room, or from our stunning patio.

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1340 Lakeshore Rd

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Spencer's At The Waterfront
4.1
Based on 1480 reviews
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Nestor Rondina
Nestor Rondina
01:48 12 Oct 20
The place is elegant and clean. Excellent lake view at the patio. Price is reasonable. Our server Rob was amiable and... has a good sense of humour. Definitely we will dine again at this place.read more
Mike Semple-Fernandez
Mike Semple-Fernandez
12:11 17 Sep 20
I've spent a lot of the summer walking along the waterfront and finally decided to try Spencer's yesterday for my... wife's 30th birthday, I'm glad I did. Online reservations made life easy, with an email confirmation sent and reminder the day prior. Free parking is right next to the door. The restaurant layout is clean, modern, but still inviting. Ambiance is elegant and lively without being loud, we sat by the window overlooking the water in a booth, made it feel like we had the restaurant to ourself which was perfect for our fall date. Outdoor seating is available as well, even in the evening, with heat lamps- people looked comfortable. I think if you try to book a reservation for after maybe 5pm you aren't given an option to choose outdoor, it wasn't available to me. If you have a larger party there is a nice semi circle booth that looks fun in the dining room.For dinner we had:Apps- grilled octopus, Caesar salad, main- duck feature, lobster roll,Dessert- passion fruit creme brulee Drinks were 13th St sparkling rose, no spirit cherry soda, and cappuccino. Bill was $180+ tip.All the food was delicious but the duck stole the show. Meals were well portioned, and presented with popping flavour!My one note is that the passion fruit creme brulee is over the top with passion fruit, it wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was more like a sweet syrup with a small amount of custard consistency. The other dishes really nailed their flavour balances though.Service was top tier, good communication in the team which shined because if a runner brought the meal instead of the waiter they still knew who ordered what which was a attention to detail and we never felt unattended or overattended.Thank you to the team, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit!All the best,Mike.read more
Claudio Lener
Claudio Lener
01:14 13 Sep 20
Great view and very good food and service. Highly recommended!
Sally Liang
Sally Liang
03:19 09 Sep 20
My boyfriend surprised me for my birthday to come here to have dinner as I mentioned it to him before. However, the... food took forever to come out, portions are super small. The octopus we ordered as an appetizer was around $20 and it was only 3-4 small pieces. The view however is amazing.read more
Terry Boyland
Terry Boyland
00:14 08 Sep 20
A truly great location just for the view. The quality of the decor is top class and the service was to die for.... Exceptional. So why 3 stars ? Because as with many restaurants in this country the food is simply not good enough. Overly complicated combinations that don't gel properly just to give a sense of posh. The true art of cooking is simple, filling and delicious. I would go back but would hope to find better menu choices.read more
Sylvia Kim
Sylvia Kim
19:05 28 Aug 20
Great service and atmosphere! One of the best patios that I’ve ever been to :) Would love to visit here again.
faith meek
faith meek
04:15 26 Aug 20
Came in tonight with a group of friends. Off the bat we received no service from our waiter. We’re all young so... we’re used to this, but it was particularly bad at this restaurant. He never even told us his name and we barely saw or spoke to him, he wasn’t even around long enough for us to ask for two bills not one. My boyfriend didn’t want to leave a tip due to the poor service but I was going to leave a cash tip until the waiter made a rude comment about the bill. I’m a server myself so it was horrible guest treatment. Other than that, the appetizer were great, meals were too tiny of portions, but tasted great.read more
darsh jailall
darsh jailall
02:56 26 Aug 20
soup with coconut milk was delicious and avocado salad was delish. Disappointed with slow service...but waitor was... friendly and tried his best !read more
Rafat Isaac
Rafat Isaac
01:55 26 Aug 20
The service was very good but the food quality was not that good and too pricey. I ordered a stake the meet cut and... quality was very low and the price is $42. You can find much better quality and cheaper in different nice restaurantread more
Farheena Panhwar
Farheena Panhwar
14:53 22 Aug 20
Bad customer service! I was out with my husband on Friday night and we had to wait about 40 minutes for food. The... waiter had said that they are very busy in the kitchen but the restaurant was occupied to half of its capacity!Also the food was average...the fried chicken had a very hard crust with little meat. The lobster rolls were average, definitely not worth the price!Would not recommend this place!read more
BT TT
BT TT
14:09 09 Aug 20
I loved everything about this restaurant.Very professional and friendly service. Delicious food. Amazing drinks from... the bar are brought to your table while you enjoy a view on the water. Allow yourself some time to walk along the lakeshore, it’s very beautiful.read more
Crystal Meade
Crystal Meade
01:41 06 Aug 20
Great hospitality team. Relatively inclusive. Not family friendly. No changing facilities for children. Got food... poisoning. Would not recommend. Nice management. Bad food is a zero.read more
Fwad Malik
Fwad Malik
22:02 05 Aug 20
Absolutely delicious food, lovely ambiance and probably a great view! It was a very stormy evening and so we couldn't... look out onto the water and stayed inside. We ate the flatbread which was absolutely amazing and wood burning oven made. It was amazingly delicious. Main course was perfectly soft and delicious short ribs with rich flavouring around it. We were lucky enough to get the manager who was serving at the time, and so the service was top notch from him and also the front staff who seated us. Altogether a fantastic experience and we will definitely return on an evening with better weather to enjoy the view and the meal.read more
ActionGamingMC Tutorials
ActionGamingMC Tutorials
03:15 02 Aug 20
Service: Called to book, staff were very abrupt over phone. Went there for my 38th birthday celebration with my husband... and another couple. Reception staff were very abrupt, almost rude about seating us (we had a reservation) outside. Waiter (a man on the older side) who served our table outside was EXTREMELY rude when I asked him to take a photo of us for the birthday, said he is BUSY and will come back never did. He never said he wasn’t comfortable touching my phone (which I would’ve respected and understood), nor did he apologize for refusing in any way, it was very embarrassing. We had ordered coffee with the desert, forgot to bring it and was added to our close to $400 bill. Would never go back for an occasion, can easily ruin the vibe. Food: fried Chicken was too oily, covered with saggy greens. My husband and my friend ordered steak (medium rare), arrived well done, waiter admitted, never offered to replace or do anything or even apologize. Grilled octopus appetizer was VERY small portion, I understand it’s an expensive item, but was TOO SMALL. View: Amazing view and location.read more
Brett Tibbitts
Brett Tibbitts
19:13 01 Aug 20
Went into Spencer’s today for lunch and it was the best decision of the week!!Started with Oysters & Flat bread,... followed by the cheese burger and the fried chicken! The food left flavours in our mouths that you simply can not complain about and the service was amazing. Our server was Morgan and I don’t think there was anything else he could have done to make our lunch perfect. Will be back for sure!!read more
Sheila Wilson Moodie
Sheila Wilson Moodie
17:01 24 Jul 20
We had the seafood tower and vodka martini's on a hot hazy afternoon on the patio. Sadly the seafood tower is currently... not available for sharing do to Cocid-19. I shall look forward to its return.read more
Anish Bhavsar
Anish Bhavsar
12:36 07 Jul 20
Spencer's has a beautiful patio overlooking the Burlington waterfront. The patio is clean and tidy and you have shaded... parts if you would like to avoid the sun. The fried chicken is delicious on its main menu. My friends had the avocado salad of which they also thought was delicious. Our server, Chris, was friendly, knowledgeable and provided fantastic customer service. The value and service overall was excellent. I highly recommend anyone out there to check this place and try their menu.read more
Hector Luciano
Hector Luciano
23:56 05 Jul 20
Another beautiful afternoon spent enjoying the fantastic food and wine at Spencer's. Great service, tasty food and many... beverage options. Spencer's is one of our favourite patios to visit during the summer as we come from Cambridge. It's a little more pricey than some places but well worth it. And for the interim there is free parking during the day.read more
Shabnam Gill
Shabnam Gill
02:10 04 Jul 20
The patio is beautiful overlooking the lake. We enjoyed grilled octopus for appetizer and had lobster roll and fried... chicken for dinner which we split between my husband and I. We paired the dinner with a nice bottle of red Argentina wine. The food and view was nice. Tables were spaced apart and servers were wearing masks. Healty and safety protocol seemed to be implemented.read more
Rahul Maingi
Rahul Maingi
01:15 04 Jul 20
This restaurant is very covid friendly. Outside patio seating were distant apart. All employees were wearing face... masks. They made sure that all guests used hand sanitizer. Also there were no physical menus. All you needed was a cell phone and you need to use the camera on your phone and the menu would pop up, super cool. For drinks we got mill street organic and red Argentina wine. Apps- we got grilled lobster, really good but small portion for 2 ppl. Mains- got the fried chicken and lobster roll. I would highly recommend this place, great service.read more
Debbie Taylor
Debbie Taylor
00:25 29 Jun 20
Always a treat. Great location to fill water bottles. Use the bathroom and social distance. So many children enjoyed... the splash pad today.read more
Yuppy Plays
Yuppy Plays
18:54 28 Jun 20
Great service! Manager was very personable and talked to us as if we were part of his family. We all loved our food and... would come back everyday if we can. The sun was radiant on the patio and imbued a new hue on your skin by the time you left, not to mention the beautiful view. All around our experience was great!read more
Oeange Theo
Oeange Theo
17:16 27 Jun 20
This isn't the same Spencer's that it once was. A fine dining experience turned into a fine disaster. The view in fact... is great, but the food... Awful, soggy lobsters buns, dog food textured crab cakes and under prepared arrangements. If this is what chef Matteo calls a "fabulous, unique food concept" you might as well consider the Costco food stand a Michelin star restaurantread more
Ravit Grimberg
Ravit Grimberg
16:18 27 Jun 20
I made a reservation for a party of 2 for a birthday celebration, 2 weeks in advance as patios finally started opening.... I asked if they can do something nice since it's a birthday, and was told "yes of course no problem". I called the day of to confirm and again stated it's for a birthday, I was told "ok I'll note it down". The drinks were good, view was beautiful and goat cheese flatbread was great. I had the king crab cake and all it was just deep fried with something slimy inside, couldn't finish it. There was no mention of the birthday or anything from the restaurant, which really upset me since I travelled out of town. The server was super nice, but the most important thing was missed.read more
Pavel Grinshtein
Pavel Grinshtein
00:56 20 Jun 20
The view is the best in the region, the service is pretty nice, and the food is pretty tasty. The prices though are... really over the roof especially for the amount of food you get. The meal is satisfying but not gourmet. Good place to visit with no kids for a pleasant evening amd decent meal.read more
Naira Ardenian
Naira Ardenian
03:57 31 May 20
We love working here decorating for weddings as well as dining and customer service. Clean relaxing accommodating.
Janice Beaty
Janice Beaty
15:04 22 May 20
Huge thank you to the entire Spencer's team, Joceylnn, and Pearle Weddings and Events. They provided the most... DELICIOUS meals, all delicately packaged and prepared for our families - To go - so we could observe all social distancing guidelines when we were married on our porch on April 30, 2020. Jocelynn delivered the meals to our home, so we could at least send a meal with our family on our wedding day. Every meal was absolutely amazing. Huge shout out to the Spencer's and Pearle Weddings.read more
Kruno Penavic Jr
Kruno Penavic Jr
22:13 02 Mar 20
Came to brunch here for the first time yesterday and not sure if I will be back. The food was tasty but nothing that... stands out. Our party had already paid for the brunch before coming as it is their policy, so our service seemed to show zero effort. They serve “bottomless mimosa” hence the 65 dollar per person charge but our server had an attitude whenever we wanted another round. We actually only got two rounds before she forgot and left us. Asked for water, didn’t get any, my daughter never got her juice and so we asked for it at the bar. For what you’re paying, it’s not worth it. Definitely not a fan and probably won’t be back.read more
Jessica king
Jessica king
21:10 15 Feb 20
Always an amazing experience, the wait staff are all helpful & attentive. Drinks are delicious, the food is well worth... the price & we can never not get dessert. The view in the summer & even winter is reason to go alone. Love this placeread more
MD062010 .
MD062010 .
01:55 05 Feb 20
I've only ever been here for Sunday, Brunch. I must say, the selection was amazing. Staff was extremely attentive. ... The ambiance and views are such an amazing backdrop for an upscale brunch. The food was amazing, and my only regret is that I couldn't eat more. I also really enjoyed that the food was essentially being continuously made- this isn't your typical breakfast brunch.read more
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