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.
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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Spencer's for Steaks & Chops offers complimentary parking to all of our guests - valet or Self Park.
TRAX - Gallivan Plaza
Chef Michael Pleines
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, 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 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
Food was bland for the high prices. It l ...
Food was bland for the high prices. It looked like the chef was in a hurry and forgot to add flavor. Service was subpar and they forgot I wrote a special note advising the occasion as a birthday.
We absolutely loved our meal tonight! My ...
We absolutely loved our meal tonight! My sister more than enjoyed the bone in rib-eye with smashed garlic potatoes and my vegan squash spaghetti entree, asparagus and truffle fries was amazing! Our cocktails were great and I am still in awe of the sorbet trio - each flavor was homemade and about the size of a tennis ball. The service was fantastic- Dutch was our server and a real pleasure. His suggestions were spot on. Highly recommend!
I took my daughter out for her 18th birt ...
I took my daughter out for her 18th birthday and we were not disappointed. Food was great but what made it memorable was the impeccable service. Courteous, well timed, extremely respectful. Hats off to our waiter
Would be five stars but the key lime des ...
Would be five stars but the key lime desert had set in the fridge to long and was more solid gelatin like not soft custard but they took care of the issue immediately when discussed.
Though tasty, the pricing is exceeding t ...
Though tasty, the pricing is exceeding the value now. I'll only go there now when I'm on expense account...
The restaurant was amazing!
The setting was wonderful and the staff was very pleasant and attentive! My girl and I had a very pleasant evening together and I would definately go again! I totally recommend this restaurant!
Best French onion soup in Utah and alway ...
Best French onion soup in Utah and always amazing steaks.
I've said it before, I'll say it again. A steak at Spencer's is everything a steak should be. USDA Prime, properly cooked. Sides are generous and family style.
Amazing service for my daughter and me. ...
Amazing service for my daughter and me. We were looking for a quiet evening with some great food and they delivered. Everyone was very helpful and great : quick service.
Pricey, the food was good but .....
there are several good steak places. I did not think this was a stand out restaurant.
I come in from out of town often, and always try and have one dinner at Spencer's. Jerry at the bar always seems to know what the best thing to order will be for that evening. And the kitchen always cooks the meat perfectly. I vary my specifications from rare to medium rare to medium and occassionally, "Pittsburgh Rare" and they always nail it. Many other options and great sides, but this is an old-guard (and hence less crowded) place to come for a perfect steak.
Delicious & Pampered
You get what you pay for. This a high end resturant and it is somewhat pricey. Delicious scallops and filet both perfectly prepared.
Great place to Dine.
My husband enjoyed one night in Salt Lake and thoroughly enjoyed our elegant meal at Spencer. The food was amazing and it was an old fashion and cozy atmosphere, which is inviting once again since most restaurants are going modern. We will defiantly be back.
Ordered duck and lamb chops. Both had bland flavor and was served cold. Server stated this has happened before. No mint jelly for the lamb chops. Service was slow Only two other couples being served besides us.
The steaks were excellent. The oven they used really kept the flavor in and didn't need anything added to it. We also got the Mac and Cheese, which was delicious. That was just the right amount of food for the two of us. The atmosphere was great and it was very quiet. We went at 5:30 pm and it seemed like we had the restaurant to ourselves pretty much.
Good food and comfortable atmosphere
The service was great. The food was really good. Noise level was good so it was a really nice place to visit and catch up with friends.
Overpriced, food is fine, seated beside loud group
My husband and I took a chance on Spencer's as we had never been to the area and were looking for a nice place to get a good steak. I looked at the menu online and it appear to be expensive but not overly extravagant. We made reservations ahead of time through Open Table, which turned out to be unnecessary as it was a weeknight and not very crowded. When we arrived there were only a few tables occupied, yet the hostess seated us right next to a large table with a large with a very loud group. When our server brought our menus he informed us that the steaks were priced a la cart, and therefore, much higher than initially anticipated. The service was just ok, we were overlooked, as his attention was deferred the large group beside us. My salad was the standout, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, walnuts, and fresh pears! That being said, the rest of our food was just average, not worth the outrageous bill we ended up with, even though we drank water and shared 1 side. We don't mind paying good money for a nice meal, but this was an average meal, and poor service.
Great date night
We were visiting on Valentine's Day this year. The menu and food were very good. Service was good but possibly a little too attentive. Deserts were absolutely beautiful.
Went for a valentines dinner and have be ...
Went for a valentines dinner and have been here before. Everything was as expected, great service, great appetizer, GREAT steaks but the only problem was one of the sides (au gratin potatoes) was very bland and not up to the normal for this restaurant. Other than that this place is very good
Avoid the Winter Vegetables
The steaks were delicious but they had quite a lot of fat. The winter vegetables were a horrible decision so I would choose any other side than those. We weren't going for the high ticket items or drinks so we were kind of neglected by our server. Overall, the staff was very friendly and helpful, but for what I paid, I would have expected a better experience.
The restaurant had a terrific atmosphere and the staff were wonderful. Very thoughtful service with solid knowledge of their products.
went for a client dinner and it was the perfect place for this type of meal in SLC.
The quality of the meats lived up to the ...
The quality of the meats lived up to the restaurant's reputation. The atmosphere and service was superb.
Great looking place. Great wait staff. G ...
Great looking place. Great wait staff. Great wine list. Small, thin, overcooked steaks. An embarrassment for a supposedly top their Steak House.
Above avarage steak phenominal dessert
Ruths Chris, Tiburon, Tree Room, all had equivalant or better steaks far above Christophers and Hoof and Vine. The dessert creme brulee, naughty chocolate, and vanilla ice cream.... They could have served a sizzler steak and would have left impressed with the meal because of that dessert. Dark wood, dim lighting, beautiful walnut table nice ambiance.
The food was delicious. I would eat ther ...
The food was delicious. I would eat there again but only if we had a different waiter. The service was anything but desirable and the food took a long time to come out.
Excellent care from a very knowledgeable ...
Excellent care from a very knowledgeable server. We held a working business dinner, and he found the right balance between being present and leaving us alone.
My husband and I didn'the want the traditional dinner so we both had steak, foie gras, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. The dinner was delicious and the service was fantastic.
We had our Thanksgiving dinner here. The service was very attentive. We had the sommelier pair the wine with our meals. He made great choices and kept in mind my need for gluten free. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the cheese plate prior to our main course. The plate presented with several selections. I ordered from the menu and my filet was prepared perfectly and the sprouts were mild and tender. The family had the holiday meal and all were accommodated with their turkey meat preferences. The presentation of the turkey meal was not fussy. The pumpkin creme brulee looked elegant and I was told it was delicious. I was accommodated with fresh strawberry sorbet, a nice end to my meal. I plan to return to Spencer's again and would recommend the restaurant.
Thankfully I had many other things I am thankful 4
We chose Spencer's because we have had good meals there in the past. The staff was welcoming and universally courteous. However, the dining experience left a lot to be desired. We ordered cocktails and told the waiter that we were planning on the Thanksgiving special. He asked if we wanted white or dark meat. I said dark meat. The cocktails arrived and about 2 minutes later our food arrived. So much for a nice drink before dinner.... When I looked down, my dark meat was an entire turkey drumstick. When asked for a different cut of dark meat the waiter readily took the plate back and returned with a large helping of stringy meat... The desert was an additional charge and was too tough to cut. The saving grace was that it was all so funny we just had to laugh at our 45 minute banquet! I
A very disappointing Thanksgiving
Here is useful advice: Something is wrong with the chef and kitchen staff. Don't consider until they make a change. Spencer's is expensive and so many quality ALTERNATIVES exist in SLC. Please take this to heart, the price and poor quality food will leave you with a sever case of buyer's remorse. Ruth's Chris is right down the street. As I can't fully describe a plate with one big mound of potatoes, mushy cold stuffing, misc turkey pieces all together topped with cold gravy.
And all were happy !
" Our family did not want to cook for Thanksgiving so we decided to give Spencer's a try. Are we ever glad we did, all our entrees, including appetizers ( we shared the Truffle fries ) were simply outstanding. Our daughter and her husband are vegan and they were pleasantly surprised to find Vegan dishes on the menu ! My choice on the menu was the Sea Bass and Lobster Ravioli since I'm not a fan of Turkey I thought this would be a good option. Good, no....absolutely mouth watering fabulous ! My husband had the steak...done to perfection ! I could go on and on..... but Spencer's is going to be our restaurant from now on ! Service is excellent also, friendly and quietly observant to our needs ! Four stars **** "
Great and Getting Better every Day
There are plenty of steakhouses in SLC and I've been to all of them. Ruth's Chris is right next door, but you can't beat Spencer's for quality, variety, AND value. All the steaks at Spencer's are prime (When some other houses are offering USDA choice at prime prices,) and the seasonings are wonderful. What really stands out now though are some of the other offerings their chef has imagined-The Sea Bass and the duck are wonderful if you're not in the mood for beef. And the pork belly Mac and cheese is NOT TO BE MISSED! There really is something he for everyone. Lastly, the wine list that manager Jeremy Gow has put together is fabulous and fairly priced. Tell him what you like, what your budget is, and He'll give you some nice ideas. Ask if he has something that isn't on the list for a real treat. Give Spencer's a try-You won't be disappointed!
I had been to Spencer's many times over ...
I had been to Spencer's many times over the years, but stopped when we moved away. First time back after several years. There was nothing special this time around. Steaks were cut much thinner than before. Still very well prepared. Prices much higher. We don't mind paying a premium for special food. This was nothing special. Overpriced vs. Ruth's, for example. However, great service and great ambience. Probably won't go back again.
One must pay exorbitantly for ambiance, good quality wine glasses and excellent service in order to get just quite good food. The markup on the wine is generally excessive. If you have money to burn for a special occasion, this is fine.
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