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Spencer's at the Waterfront, Burlington, ON
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Spencer's at the Waterfront

4.5
4.5
5012 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 633-7494
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matteo Paonessa
  • Private party facilities
    Corporate Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca
  • Private party contact
    Management: (905) 633-7494
  • Neighborhood
    Burlington
  • Cross street
    Brant Street
  • Parking details
    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Shuck Wednesday's

    CA$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Wednesday night for freshly shucked oysters! Shucked by the oyster shucking champion of Ontario - David Burns of Maisy's Pearl! Enjoy 6 oysters and 2 glasses of Prosecco for $25 - additional oysters are only $2!
    Shuck Wednesday's Photo

What 5,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Halton

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Halton

    Most Booked

5,012 Reviews
  1. DPWM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best service we have ever received. The prices were comparable to other high end restaurants. I would say they only slight downfall would be the amount of food that you recieve for the value. A couple more bites added to each dish portion would go a long way. Will definetly be back.

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  2. KellyK

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We had the Caesar salad. Was heavy on the anchovies but good. Tenderloin with mashed potatoes. Cooked to perfection. Shrimp & Scallop pasta. OUTSTANDING! We found it loud (although it was a Saturday night). We had a table at the window. Some lights or lit trees, etc would have been so romantic Our server was awkward and inattentive. Food was delicious!

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  3. Jackie

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!! Food & service exceptional! Only thing, is next time we order the Bloody Caesars we won’t go too spicy but we were warned!! Lol!!!

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  4. SJJD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and experience! Chef Matao really made the experience one of a kind and special for us!

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  5. JudithC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of my favourite places. Always a consideration - never a disappointment!

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  6. EllenP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The ambience (on the waterfront) was lovely. The service was very good we were not rushed and the waiter was friendly with a sense of humour. The quality of food was OK but for the price I expected it to have more flavour and more exciting overall. It was something I could have made at home.

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  7. Tablefor2

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and excellent service. All 4 of us were very happy with our choices. We’ll be back. Looking forward to the patio next summer.

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  8. Burnsy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant by the water. Service was exceptional.

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  9. SandraC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very personable and accommodating. Food presentation was lovely. Enjoyed the evening. Will be back, hopefully sooner than later.

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  10. GARYP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place would definitely go again great service and wonderful food

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  11. LynnH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, Food were both exceptional!

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  12. BusinessEatR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food excellent. Watch out for the white napkins - all four of us were covered in white lint from them. It was busy, and we had to ask someone for evermenus, table clearing, dessert menus and the bill. :(

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  13. KellyS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sisters, Mom and I had a wonderful evening! The food was superb and the service both friendly and accommodating.

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  14. onnae

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our server was ecellent and was very thoughtful. the best!!!

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  15. DeeDee

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting overlooking the lake. The lunch options were interesting and tasty. Portions were perfect. The only downside was the pricing of a one 9 oz glass of Sauvignon blanc ($26).

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  16. JamesD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Waiter was amazing. Food was okay. Prime rib sandwich had more onions than beef thus onion flavour overpowering the taste. Certainly a great location. I have eaten here before with better meals.

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  17. Alison

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Spencer’s never disappoints. Service fabulous. It was a very busy lunch hour but they didn’t miss a beat.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was excellent.

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  19. Michel

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was nice to renew with Matteo's food. We'll be back.

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  20. William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting to be an annual, anniv spot. Last few years on the patio, a booth this year. Always great ty!

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  21. JoeG

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4 and we all enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter! Great food! No rushing you along. Will definitely recommend.

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  23. Fran

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Small portions, very expensive. Great ambiance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Too loud in the dining area. Lounge side much more private.

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  25. TaniaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance! Food was fantastic also! Definitely recommend!

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  26. ChuckD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, venue, ambience and location.

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  27. Sienna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather was also a factor to our visit. It was gorgeous out for a weekend in November. We’re visiting from Pickering and from Toronto. We were very impressed with the food and service. Will definitely go back and come on a Wednesday to try your 2.00 shucked oysters and the seafood platter.

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  28. ColeH

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always, thanks so much !!!!!

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  29. JenP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cappuccino machine was broken, our dessert was sub par, timing of food was off, our appetizer brought at the same time as our lunch. Disappointing

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  30. MariaA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!! I want to try everything in their menu

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  31. JamesC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, friendly staff, fantastic food and cocktails.

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  32. ChrisZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I had never been to spencers previously the store interior is very nice with excellent views of the lake Ontario the pricing would be fine as long as the quality of the food was matching we started off with a bottle of wine and for appetizers my friend had the wedge salad and I had the greens very good in my lunch guest had the lobster roll which she said was very good. I had ordered the New York strip, medium rare steak was medium rare. It was a little bit on the cool side but my biggest problem with the steak was that it was extremely tough and I left about a quarter of it, I didn’t wanna say anything because of my lunch guest service was excellent. I will come back and this could be just a one off and I just happen to get the steaks. It wasn’t worth what the menu was charging.

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  33. MauriceS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was delightful, the food was excellent and the service was great. We will be recommending highly. Great ambiance and quiet, the staff was very good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a beautiful location. It’s a shame that the food just isn’t up to par for what they are charging. Almost feels like they are trying too hard instead of keeping simple dishes simple. The salad we had as an appetizer was a high point and well done. Their crab cakes were just ok and were piled with carrot sticks and sprouts on top for some unknown reason. Again, keep it simple. When you order crab you want to taste the crab not a bunch of stuff on top. We both had different cuts of steak as mains and both were over cooked. Their peppercorn sauce wasn’t flashed off properly so the cognac was still overpowering of the taste and I was very glad I tasted it before pouring it on my steak. We ordered carrot cake for dessert and it was just awful. Not sure where they got the idea to put orange zest in it but it’s a terrible idea. It just overpowered everything. Again a simple dish over complicated for no reason. It’s sad because given the location the food here should be much better. Certainly at more than $300 for two people I expect a better offering. On top of it all the wait staff is inexperience. Our server was brand new and did ok but the guy managing the bar area was clueless. He knew nothing about wine and had to ask others in order to serve us. All in all it should’ve been a memorable experience for other reasons. I won’t go back unless I hear they’ve made changes. From the other reviews I’ve read I’m not alone in my opinions.

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  35. Kelly

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! My son and his girlfriend loved their first experience at Spencer's.

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  36. PoshSpice

    Toronto

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great vistas on the waterfront. Noisy restaurant but booths ok. Tacos too soggy and expensive. Parking odd. Included if at night but not for lunch.

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  37. jenlea

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wonderful food, patio open - perfect weather too!!

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  38. Anthonyd

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service to needs was very good. Provided options for celiac disease party.

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  39. SKYT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got married on October 21, 2023 and for dinner on the 24th we came to Spencer's. The food was great, we had exceptional service and will definitely be coming back for our anniversary! Thanks for a great evening.

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  40. KPerry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Hi expectations met! I really enjoyed my overall experience. Food was perfect from presentation to taste. The service was outstanding and the ambience was relaxing. Love the selection of music played.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 5012 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 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Spencer's at the Waterfront

1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1B1

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brant Street
  • Neighborhood
    Burlington
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Farm-to-table, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Paid parking until 4pm on the West Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matteo Paonessa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (905) 633-7494
  • Private party facilities
    Corporate Meetings: Our open concept and picturesque scenery sets the tone for a meeting that will surely inspire creative thinking. We can host 20-150 people and can provide all of your AV requirements. Let our special events consultants provide you will all the information to assist in your event planning. Our modern amenities, friendly and attentive staff and fantastic cuisine will not only meet but also exceed your expectations. Please contact us at info@spencers.ca
  • Private party contact
    Management: (905) 633-7494
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