Go for the ambiance and a drink only!
Heard a lot of good things about his place leading up to our visit on Wed Aug 14th 2013. It is true that it's located on a beautiful area of waterfront in Burlington, the views are tranquil and ethereal, and the restaurant is good-looking and impressive. However, none of this applies to the food. Our salad was way too oiled down with olive oil, our foie gras underdone and slimy, and our oxtail gnocchi absolutely tasteless. Our server was gracious in getting us another order of foie gras which was done correctly, even though we didn't request it. The house-made chocolate mousse cake with toffee ice cream was the only redeeming edible in this establishment. Spencer's was definitely NOT worth the drive from Toronto to Burlington for just the ambiance and dessert. We even told the manager who asked how our meal was about our unsatisfied palate's and he was non-plussed enough to offer no remedies. Talk about a lack of customer service! Kudo's to our server for his great attitude, but Spencer's is a place best left to the local's who want to waste their money on the fancy environment with cafeteria type food.