A Cool Answer for Where to Eat: Spencer’s Restaurant Review

A Cool Answer for Where to Eat:  Spencer’s Restaurant Review

Spencer’s Restaurant has impressive origins.  The restaurant neighboring the San Jacinto Mountains began with businessman and philanthropist Harold Matzner.  Not only did Matzner open Spencer’s, he assisted with the rebirth of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Palm Springs Tennis Club, and he has received much recognition for his support of charities and foundations such as the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Assistance Program, Desert Symphony, American Cancer Society, and the Desert Cancer Foundation.  Matzner was also honored with a star that is located near a statue of singer and former mayor Sonny Bono.  

Spencer’s Restaurant is a gem, as it was voted “Best Outdoor Dining, Best Sunday Brunch, Best American Continental Restaurant, Best Breakfast, Best Wine List, [and] Most Romantic.”  The elegant outdoor dining is a majestic experience.  Diners enjoy the site of large trees within a temperature controlled patio.  The ambiance and scenery makes dining at Spencer’s an excellent experience year round.

Spencer’s offers an array of multi-cuisine, continental American favorites.  Items on the menu include such dishes as banana stuffed french toast, spinach and wild mushroom frittata, braised beef "Wellington" sandwiches, apple-walnut salad, wild mushroom risotto, and eggs Benedict.  The service is attentive, making for a good all-around restaurant.  The bonus is the terrific setting, as the restaurant is situated next to a soaring mountain and shaded by tall ficus trees.

Several items on the menu stand out after a couple visits.  

Spinach and Wild Mushroom Frittata with broiled herbed tomatoes

Vegetarian Burger with mayonnaise, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, avocado and mushrooms on a wheat bun.  Served with your choice of bread (including gluten free) toasted or not.  Choice of homemade potato chips, french fries, onion rings, mixed greens, or fruit.

Benedicts are also available with gluten free bread.  All Benedicts are served with roasted fingerling potatoes, broiled herbed tomato, and Hollandaise sauce.

Traditional Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon

Sunday Brunch:  see the drink specials, such as the Cuba Libres made with rum, Coca-Cola, and lime—perfect for summer, the Rose Kennedy made with vodka, cranberry juice, and lime, and mimosas made with champagne and orange juice.

The bread served to each table is a treat for the tastebuds.  


Spencer’s is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, coffee, and drinks.

Peak times occur on weekends and during special events in the city.  

Spencer’s is a popular place for Sunday brunch.   

Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Make a reservation and ask for a table on the climate controlled patio.

Location:  701 West Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262.

Valet and street parking available.  If parking on the street, beware of the high sidewalks and seek shake during times of high temperatures.

There are numerous dining options across the country.  From New York to ChelseaDallas to San FranciscoOrange County to Los AngelesBeverly Hills to Palm Springs.  Each community with a multitude of restaurants for good eats.  Here is where expert knowledge of cooking, restaurants, and trusted expertise comes in handy.  Many readers rely on Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven as a source for how-to and where-to regarding cookery, culture, and community.  Dine at Spencer's and enjoy.

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