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Spencer's at the Waterfront

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1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1B1, Canada (Brant Street)
+1 905-633-7494
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With such high expectations becasue of a previous visit, we walked into Spencer's and were simply let down. The service and the food were below not only our expectations but a real let for the quality of establishment that it portrays itelf to be. The location is of course breathtaking but that day, the bugs were out in force so... More 

Thank jdcfigher
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently went there for lunch. We had made a reservation and had requested an outside table. They said that they could not promise one as it was on a first come first served. That was very acceptable. When we arrived the only tables outside were in the sun so we decided to sit inside. As we were going inside,... More 

Thank Waterdown
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This popular spots sits on the lovely Burlington waterfront. The interior is a large space, well designed for small and large parties. However the food was disappointing. We were a family of 4 adults, and ordered several apps, followed by 3 courses. Overall the food was bland and lacking in imagination. As an example, I ordered a steak. It came... More 

Thank tvl_14
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1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Where`s the seafood as advertised? Fancy menu but disappointing presentation, small quantities and who wants duck fat on their fries? Wine prices were outrageous. Staff and service was very good.

Thank Wayne S
Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection, great location and overall amazing service (Katrina is amazing!) A little pricey for brunch - but it's all you can eat and the mimosas are included !!

Thank Mishka4
St. Catharines, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a Saturday evening and there is no question it is visually beautiful. Lovely view from the tables by the window and an overall feeling of being trendy and upscale. However I cannot say that the food hit the mark in quite the same way. The menu was fairly eceltic but since I had enquired about... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservations are a must at this popular lakefront spot. The interior is very international upscale decor. Patrons were of all ages and everything from couples to larger parties. They have a fish bar were they display the available fresh fish. We started with two appetizers that were artistically presented. One was a gruyere and ham croquettes, cheesy goodness melt in... More 

Thank Saucysavory
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I invited a friend from Australia who loved the place and the decor (comparing it to her native Sydney). Four of us had the Baba Ganoush to start which was scant of Ganoush and but with too much veggies and the falafel was way too crispy to chew but once you got to the inside wastasty. The Portugues Stew was... More 

Thank Henry G
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice spot with nice view of the lake. Acoustics were great and the service was excellent - did not feel rushed nor ignored. Server allowed us to dine at our own pace but was always on hand if we needed something. As far as food goes it was just OK. Had the seafood linguini and some of the... More 

Thank Andrew V
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing server. He seemed happy to serve us. He made recommendations and welcomed requests. The food was very goo and we had a wonderfully enjoyable evening.

Thank Darlene W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Seafood, Canadian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1B1, Canada
    (Brant Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-633-7494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?