Set at the historic Palm Springs Tennis Club, an exclusive gathering place for such celebrities as Katherine Hepburn and Bob Hope since its inception in the 1930s, Spencer’s Restaurant is synonymous with the desert’s classic style. Elegance and comfortable informality intertwine to accommodate any dining occasion, from a power lunch or private party to a romantic evening for two or Sunday brunch.
Named after owner Harold Matzner’s award-winning 110-pound Siberian husky, the attractive and inviting restaurant welcomes well-behaved pups on the patios. Outdoor seating is temperaturecontrolled, and the terrace is shaded by trees — a scenic atmosphere rivaled only by the sumptuous cuisine. The signature colossal shrimp cocktail, pan-fried Chilean sea bass, Australian rocklobster tail, and Black Angus filet mignon are house favorites, but don’t overlook the amazing daily specials or seasonal Maryland soft-shell crabs. Select a glass or bottle from the extensive wine list, which garnered the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, to sip over dinner or enjoy a craft cocktail at the indooroutdoor bar. Save room for dessert: The banana split is sinfully good and the “24 Carrot” cake is a must. On Sundays, choose from the popular spinachand- wild-mushroom frittata, the signature waffle, or among seven variations of eggs Benedict (available with gluten-free bread).
Spencer’s exquisite atmosphere has garnered national acclaim. It was named one of the 100 Best Brunch and Al Fresco Restaurants in America by OpenTable diners, and Spencer’s has won many best-of-the-best honors.
The storied mountainside Bougainvillea Room is a picture-perfect setting for weddings and events of up to 250 guests.
Spencer’s offers a full catering menu of services through its subsidiary, Carousel Catering, which provides off-site catering anywhere in the Coachella Valley.