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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, 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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, 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
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.
We had a work dinner for a party of 5, with reservations. The hostess stand had a line because we waited at least 10 minutes before the hostess showed up. We were seated...the waiter was okay but didn't give any recommendations or discuss specials that I'd expect at a steakhouse. My steak was medium-rare but was served lukewarm, the oscar style was not flavorful. We did order the slab bacon with peanut butter & jelly which was a rather tasty combo, but that was definitely the highlight of dinner. I won't be dining here again, for the cost I'd go to Ruth Chris instead.
Fantastic gem downtown. We stopped in for dinner before the opera and changed our plans midstream because the ambiance and service were so spot on for our current mood. Our server Jared was astounding and exactly what we expected in this level of establishment. He picked up on that our plans had changed and did not rush our evening as so many servers do. I can not say enough about Jared and his timing and level of unseen attentiveness. He was present when we needed him to be and was otherwise alert enough to know to let us enjoy our evening without being a constant presence trying to turn a table.
As expected , the food was good, but not as outstanding as we had hoped, especially for the pricing. You can match the menu and quality elsewhere in town for less. This leaves the reason to go to Spencer's down to the ambiance and the service. Those two items made up for the less than mind blowing food. Seriously people...Jared saved the bacon here!
Our biggest disappointment was the dessert menu...It was as basic as it gets. Come on Spencer's, give me a reason to order dessert and spend more money on drinks. We were totally prepared and ready to keep our evening rolling with another round of drinks over a fantastic dessert, but there just wasn't one. I hate to compare it this way, but the dessert menu is what I would expect at Chili's, not a high end, high dollar establishment. I could be wrong here and the desserts could be mind blowing, but based off of the menu and their associated descriptions, it just didn't give us enough to extend the evening. Seriously, we were ready to give you another $50 in drinks and dessert if there was a reason to have done so...
We'll be back and will make sure that we're in Jared's section as he makes experience complete...
Service was friendly, seated on time, server was very personable and prompt, etc.
The wine prices were very high compared to competitors in the area, as much as 50% higher, at least on those I knew on the wine list. Food pricing about average.
Most of our meals were good, but some of the steaks were not hot, inconsistent. The sides were better.
They should also tell you when they include the gratuity for larger parties, understand their right to do so, but they should tell you when presenting the bill.
It was during a busy convention time, but I don't believe they adjusted pricing due to this?
Spencer's: the BEST in Utah. Seriously.
We eat every special occassion meal here, and many others just because. The steaks are AMAZING, the sides prepared perfectly, and they have the BEST. Creme. Brûlée!
The ambiance is just right, the service is spectacular, AND there is valet service to top it all off! There is no excuse to not try it. Trust me!
This will not be a restaurant that we will be returning. The food was rather expensive especially when it was not that tasty. Regardless of whether the food was a steak, smashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin, or the ribs, it was ALL COLD. Nothing was served warm.
Christmas night, the 6 of us did not feel well. It did seem as though the food was sitting well with any of us.
The atmosphere was nice, the hosts were alright, our server was ok. However, the gentleman refilling our drinks was wonderful. He was very attentive and friendly.
Appetizers were very good. I would suggest the slab bacon appetizer. French Onion soup was awesome. Also, the truffle fries are very good. The steaks are quite the let down, especially if you are going to fork over $50+ for the steak alone. I got the bone in ribeye, which was just okay. My wife got the fillet, which was very hard to chew, which is pretty hard to do with a fillet.
If you are looking for a great steak, I would put Christopher's at the top, then Ruthe's Chris.
I would honestly say the food at Spencer's is worth about half as much as you pay. Adding to that, I don't know if I would go back even if it were half as much either.
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