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About Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
Spencer's is the original USDA Prime steakhouse in Salt Lake City. Our Certified Executive Chef Pleines continues to deliver contemporary and seasonal dishes that keep the locals coming back for more. Whether it's to unwind after a long day in the lounge over locally-crafted beers or to enjoy an evening dinner with friends and family - guests will enjoy hand cut steaks and fresh seafood, classically inspired cocktails and an award winning wine list.
As a 2016 Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining rest assured your whether it's dining, tasting fine wine with the wine vintner, cooking demonstrations or winemaker dinners, there is always something happening at Spencer's Steakhouse and Chops in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The bar requires guests to be 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 can join us in the restaurant when accompanied by a guest that is 21 years of age.
255 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Steakhouse, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Open daily, Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Lounge serves food until 11:00pm daily
On the east side of W. Temple between 200 & 300 South, in the Hilton Hotel
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers complimentary parking to all of our guests - valet or self park.
TRAX - Gallivan Plaza
Chef Sebasatian Lowrey
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Spencer's is also available for special events - parties, meetings and socials are just a few of the ways we can WOW your guests. Give us a call and we will help you plan and execute that unforgettable event so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy.
Spencer's eight private rooms can accommodate the smallest party up to 150 guests and will leave a lasting impression. As a 2016 and 2017 Best of State Award Winner in American Traditional Fine Dining, rest assured your private dining experience will be something to remember!
Spencer's For Steaks and Chops Ratings and Reviews
I had the lamb chops, which were superb--best I've had in years for both quality and quantity. The food and service were prompt. The sides are also excellent--try the truffle French fried potatoes for an interesting change. The wine and beer choices are good. The price isn't low, but it's fair for the quality of food and service. This was a business dinner, and the noise level was low enough to allow easy discussion. Spencer's is in a central location at the downtown Hilton, with free parking under the building (get the ticket stamped). Highly recommended.
Our food came out at different times. Then some of it was cold on arrival. Our waitress was clueless and was it not for the server who was perceptive we would not have received a warm replacement. Self proclaimed best steak in Utah was far from being close to the best in town. Will never return to this restaurant.
Once upon a time there was no better food or service in Salt Lake City than Spencer's. This time was mediocre at best. There wasn't anything really *wrong* with the service but I've had much better at Pallet and HSL recently. The food was so-so. Our reservation was made 3 weeks in advance for a birthday (which I know they knew because when they called to confirm they mentioned it), yet in a nearly empty restaurant they tried to seat us in the bar next to a table with a baby. They use food runners now instead of the servers serving their own (a very inelegant practice, IMO). Overall it wasn't terrible or anything, only really disappointing given how special Spencer's once was.
We have been to Spencers many times but not for the last year or two. I have to say the food was just mediocre for the pricing. I have had a better steak at Applebee's 😏. My Chilean sea bass was fishy which is always a sign for "not real fresh". And one of the steaks was not cooked right. (Which we were just told that they would let the executive chef know) The service was very poor even though it was not that busy. I am usually not a complainer but to have 20% gratuity added to the bill for just six of us was extreme and might contribute to us not being well taken care of. We are usually great tippers and 20% is a normal tip from us but certainly not when it is not deserving. We will not be going back there!!
Had a great dinner here with my wife. Steaks were very good and cooked right. Service was friendly if a bit slow and not as attentive as I'm used to at this price point. The wine list was very nice and I appreciate them having a half bottle selection, including a very good rioja.
I will start by saying that my wife's Wagyu steak was wonderful. However my prime ribeye tasted like it came from a cheap restaurant or as if they went to a grocery store to pick it up. It came out black on the outside and bloody on the inside; not at all how I had ordered it.
The waiter had an attitude of arrogance throughout the evening.
We dine at many high end restaurants when we travel and have enjoyed the other steak house style restaurants nearby to this one.
Was not an enjoyable experience for us.
The restaurant was FREEZING!! The waiter took our order and never checked back with us once we got our food to make sure everything was to our liking...For the price of the food it was not worth it at all. Plus my friend had several pieces of broken shell from the fish he ordered that almost broke his tooth!!!
I really wanted to like this place and usually have had good experiences with the restaurants in Hiltons. This place was not that. It's very likely the worst meal I've ever had when spending $125. However, I will says the server and greeter were good and pleasant.
Food was way below expectations. Our steaks came out charred and we ordered them medium rare. The cheese was burnt on my French onion soup. The drinks were great and server was attentive. The best part of the evening was the water boy and finally being able to leave. Check that off as a bad dinner experience and we will never go back.
Spencer's was everything I'd hoped, excellent all the way around. Minor complaints would be the following, the margarita at the bar was poor, the AC kicked on mid-meal and was noticeably loud, and the background music was putting me to sleep...give me some Sinatra!
Incredible Experience! The GM introduced himself while I was in the bar for a pre dinner drink which was a perfect introduction to a perfect experience. Great bar staff and service, great service, great food. I highly recommend for a special business or personal meal!
Fantastic service. Great steaks. Wonderful atmosphere. When they called to confirm the reservation earlier that day I mentioned it was my anniversary. When we got to the restaurant the hostess wished us happy anniversary. The morning hostess that confirmed the reservation made a note and passed the info along. The server did the same when taking our order. Later the manager on duty also did the same as he made his front of the house rounds.
We started with a special Octopus appetizer which couldn't have been any better. It was tender, grilled perfectly and flavorful. Next we had the Caesar salad, also delicious with white anchovies and parmesan chips. For our dinner entrée we ordered the lamb chops which were the best we've ever had: tender, tasty and again, prepared perfectly. Very nice wine selection. Server was well accomplished at his craft. We look forward to returning and would highly recommend this beautiful, quiet dining experience!
I had the Porterhouse and my son had a NY Strip. We split a Caesar salad and a side of mashed potatoes.
Meat was cooked well (medium rare) but lacked flavor. My Porterhouse had more than normal grizzle which made the chore of navigating around the bone difficult. My son's Strip was "just ok."
Our waiter was very good.
For $200 with tip, including 2 glasses of wine, I would try other SLC steakhouses before I returned.
Had read great reviews of the restaurant so I was very disappointed to have such a poor experience at every level. Worn out decor, mediocre (at best) service, and food that was prepared and presented so poorly you would have thought you were at Sizzler. My plate was full of half cooked vegetables with my steak dumped on top as an after thought. No room to even cut up the steak. The steak was so salty I had to send it back. Usually if a customer at a high end establishment does this the manager will at the very least come over to apologize. Not a word from our waiter or manager. They did take my meal off the bill, but the overall experience left a literal and figurative bad taste in my mouth. Got to be a better a better place for steak in SLC.
The food was incredible, our server, Dutch, was incredible, the ambiance was incredible. Very romantic atmosphere if you're on a date. It's not a family restaurant so it's relatively quiet and sophisticated. Just overall a wonderful experience and we can't wait to go back.
I feel like the quality of Spencer's has decreased dramatically. Their Onion soup is still amongst the best in the country, but the steaks are disappointing.
The Spencer Steak used to be a thick, juicy ribeye that was professionally prepared. We had three at our table, and they arrived on a cold plate, burned charcoal on the outside. They were cooked to the right temperature, but it appeared as if they were trying emulate other steak houses that have high temperature ovens. Only problem is, if you do not have enough temperature, you just burn the outside before the rest is finished.
Also, their famous hashbrowns are no more.
I may not be back.
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