San Jose >Food & Dining > Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511037.370576 -121.922758
Mon-Fri 11:30-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: North, North San Jose
Great steaks and dessert – This place was very surprising, especially for a restaurant in a hotel! I went there with my girlfriend for a special occasion and it was nearly perfect. The place seems pretty intimate, and the service was excellent. I ordered the prime rib and my gf ordered the spencer - the steaks were both excellent. For the dessert, we had the vanilla/chocolate cheesecake, and it was one of the best desserts I've had in a while. While it is a bit pricey, it isn't any more than other premium steak shops. I highly recommend it!
Great appetizers, salad, steak and service – We ate a Spencers on Friday night because we were staying at the hotel. We made our meal of appetizers and salad with no entree. The grilled artichoke was excellent. We each ordered a soinach salad with the spiced pecans and danish blue and found it excellent although we should have shared it. We each ate the dungeness crab cakes as our entree and the two crab cakes were as good as the rest. Again we could have shared. The crusty bread was crisp and not tough and soft on the inside.
The next night we returned for steaks and salad because the aroma had sold us the night before. We each ordered the Spencer steak (14 oz). The steak was cooked perfectly and the waiter asked us to check it before leaving the table. It is one of the best steaks ever and ties with a national chain (RC).
Quite a pleasant surprise – Went to Spencer's about a month ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their steaks. The three of us enjoyed the different cuts of meat we ordered (prime rib, filet mignon and New York strip). In fact, we were debating various steakhouse options, and the variety of cuts and sizes Spencer's had was a major factor in its favor. The salad was well done as well - not too heavy on the dressing. Service and ambience are both great. The disappointment for me was the dessert menu - a bit weak, with nothing distinctive about it. Then again, a lot of people will say a steakhouse shouldn't spend so much time and effort on dessert. Prices are high, but not higher than other steakhouses in the area, so if you are gonna splurge, I would feel comfortable recommending this place.
Editorial Review – Classic steakhouse dishes up a variety of prime cuts along with seafood dishes; more than 40 wines by the glass and a selection of bourbons and single malt scotches.
Surprising – Be surprised by the ambience while dining on delicious food, and choices from an extensive wine list, including port, impeccably served in a hotel restaurant. No steak knife is needed. The spencer steak is very good. Desserts are elegant. Free parking, too.
Nice!! – Wow, Double Tree underwent a remodel and now I just visited Spencer's. What an awesome place! So much better than what was there before. Plus, Club Max is right next door so we spent an entire evening there, dancing after a big juicy steak. It can't get any better. Thanks Double Tree and Spencers.
Good for business lunch-order carefully – I dined here with a large business group for lunch. The atmosphere was perfect. We had a private dining room. The decor is lovely. The service was outstanding. My only words of caution would be to order carefully. The food was not impressive. I had the Mahi Mahi and was very disappointed. The Halibut looked better.
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