Chez Spencer

★★★★★
  • 82 14th St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Cross street: Harrison Street and Trainor Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-864-2191

About Chez Spencer

Hours
Daily 6pm-10pm

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I?ve been here before and each time, I have had a very pleasant dining experience. On top of that, did you know this restaurant is teaming up with StreetSmart4kids? It?s actually really cool what they?re doing. I just heard about how

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I?ve been here before and each time, I have had a very pleasant dining experience. On top of that, did you know this restaurant is teaming up with StreetSmart4kids? It?s actually really cool what they?re doing. I just heard about how

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Dined at Chez Spencer for first time this week, after hearing many friends rave of its atmosphere and excellent food. Ambiance was intimate and certainly not over the top, mixing industrial comfort with a solid formula for service

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Dined at Chez Spencer for first time this week, after hearing many friends rave of its atmosphere and excellent food. Ambiance was intimate and certainly not over the top, mixing industrial comfort with a solid formula for service

Pros: Cuisine, ambience

Cons: Excessive corkage fee

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This is the dining experience that has motivated me to write my first review ever. \r
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Unfortunately, the good food is overshadowed by the almost humorous service at this restaurant. After being seated, it was 30 minutes before our

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This is the dining experience that has motivated me to write my first review ever. \r
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Unfortunately, the good food is overshadowed by the almost humorous service at this restaurant. After being seated, it was 30 minutes before our

Pros: Decent food and nice environment

Cons: Hard to beleive how bad the service is

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I love this restaurant. It is one of my favorites in the City. I also love French food and great wine and this place covers both bases very well. I love the romantic atmosphere in the restaurant and the indoor/outdoor area in the front.

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I love this restaurant. It is one of my favorites in the City. I also love French food and great wine and this place covers both bases very well. I love the romantic atmosphere in the restaurant and the indoor/outdoor area in the front.

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The dinning experience was overshadowed by poor service. The worst part was when we watched our original waiter walk to the bar with a glass of wine and have seat. As we watched the pretentious waiter enjoy his wine, we had to signal the

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The dinning experience was overshadowed by poor service. The worst part was when we watched our original waiter walk to the bar with a glass of wine and have seat. As we watched the pretentious waiter enjoy his wine, we had to signal the

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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I have eaten at Chez Spencer a few times, the food has been ok for the most part, rarely great. Tonight was my worst dining experience in 10 years in San Francisco. Our waitress was clearly not focused on our party...... We had to wait

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★★★★★

I have eaten at Chez Spencer a few times, the food has been ok for the most part, rarely great. Tonight was my worst dining experience in 10 years in San Francisco. Our waitress was clearly not focused on our party...... We had to wait

Pros: Ambiance-

Cons: Service!!!! or absence thereof

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My boyfriend and I went to Chez Spencer for my birthday last week. We had the 6 course food and wine pairing and it was out of this world. Every dish was outstanding - the steak with morels was the shining star. Chez Spencer uses a lot

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My boyfriend and I went to Chez Spencer for my birthday last week. We had the 6 course food and wine pairing and it was out of this world. Every dish was outstanding - the steak with morels was the shining star. Chez Spencer uses a lot

Pros: The food, the atmosphere, the wine, the service

Cons: Nothing, not even parking. It is easy to park in that area!

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I was trying to find a romantic little spot near our house, so yelp and citysearch pointed to Chez Spencer. I wanted to find a restaurant close by because it was my boyfriend's birthday and I wanted to take care of everything, including

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I was trying to find a romantic little spot near our house, so yelp and citysearch pointed to Chez Spencer. I wanted to find a restaurant close by because it was my boyfriend's birthday and I wanted to take care of everything, including

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In one word: this place is overrated. The food is good (although neither amazing nor very creative), but the wines are ordinary and for some of them, just gross, and overpriced. My date and I ordered a $100+ bottle of burgundy that

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★★★★★

In one word: this place is overrated. The food is good (although neither amazing nor very creative), but the wines are ordinary and for some of them, just gross, and overpriced. My date and I ordered a $100+ bottle of burgundy that

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My co-workers and I make it a point to eat at Chez Spencer, everytime we are in San Francisco on business. We have been here several times - and have never had a bad experience with the staff, food, tip, etc., as many of the below

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★★★★★

My co-workers and I make it a point to eat at Chez Spencer, everytime we are in San Francisco on business. We have been here several times - and have never had a bad experience with the staff, food, tip, etc., as many of the below

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With 5 friends we had hands down one of the best meals ever in San Francisco, and the bar is pretty high with this group. We all ate a la carte for about $55 per person including one bottle of decent Burgundy. The food was a stand-out:

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With 5 friends we had hands down one of the best meals ever in San Francisco, and the bar is pretty high with this group. We all ate a la carte for about $55 per person including one bottle of decent Burgundy. The food was a stand-out:

Pros: Food, decor, discreet service

Cons: None here

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The ambiance and food at Chez Spencer is great, but I've never had such terrible service at a restaurant. Our waiter was rude and unapologetic about the unacceptable service we received. I recommend spending your time and money someplace

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The ambiance and food at Chez Spencer is great, but I've never had such terrible service at a restaurant. Our waiter was rude and unapologetic about the unacceptable service we received. I recommend spending your time and money someplace

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i hosted a birthday dinner at chez spencer and am so glad i chose this restaurant. the whole group (12 people) thought that the service, ambience, and food were all fantastic! the staff was kind, welcoming, and very accommodating,

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i hosted a birthday dinner at chez spencer and am so glad i chose this restaurant. the whole group (12 people) thought that the service, ambience, and food were all fantastic! the staff was kind, welcoming, and very accommodating,

Pros: ambience, service, food

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Haughty atmosphere if your under 30. Treated as if we didn't belong there, the service was poor. Nothing ruins a nice meal like a subpar waitstaff who is only interested in getting to the next table.

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Haughty atmosphere if your under 30. Treated as if we didn't belong there, the service was poor. Nothing ruins a nice meal like a subpar waitstaff who is only interested in getting to the next table.

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After a pre-dinner cockail at WISH around the corner, we arrived at Chez Spencer for our 8:30 patio reservations to celebrate our six year anniversary. Our prix fixe menu choice was perfect and paired nicely with (sometimes skimpy pours)

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After a pre-dinner cockail at WISH around the corner, we arrived at Chez Spencer for our 8:30 patio reservations to celebrate our six year anniversary. Our prix fixe menu choice was perfect and paired nicely with (sometimes skimpy pours)

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So I'm not quite sure why this place is getting negative reviews. The owner is fantastic, makes his rounds each night, introducing himself and checking on the service. The waiters knew everything about the menu and incredibly helpful. I

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So I'm not quite sure why this place is getting negative reviews. The owner is fantastic, makes his rounds each night, introducing himself and checking on the service. The waiters knew everything about the menu and incredibly helpful. I

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Chez Spencer is well worth the trip and the money. Wonderful, tasteful ambiance perfect for a date or a small group of friends who want to enjoy excellent food. One of the best menus I've come across in all of SF. But then, after a

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Chez Spencer is well worth the trip and the money. Wonderful, tasteful ambiance perfect for a date or a small group of friends who want to enjoy excellent food. One of the best menus I've come across in all of SF. But then, after a

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I wish I had looked at citysearch before going to CS. I would have never gone if I had read the negative reviews below. Our meal was rushed. Apparently, when you ask for an omission or substitution the waiters just nod but don't

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★★★★★

I wish I had looked at citysearch before going to CS. I would have never gone if I had read the negative reviews below. Our meal was rushed. Apparently, when you ask for an omission or substitution the waiters just nod but don't

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This restaurant is amazing in all ways. My pick in the city. I regularly eat here with my lady (when we can afford it). The service has never been anything but exemplary ( I have been working in restaurants around the world for years and

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This restaurant is amazing in all ways. My pick in the city. I regularly eat here with my lady (when we can afford it). The service has never been anything but exemplary ( I have been working in restaurants around the world for years and

Pros: french love, minimalist decor, "secret club" feel

Cons: cost

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I can't say enough good things about Chez Spencer. From the low-key tucked away location, to the romantic garden patio, to the amazing mouth-watering food, and the smart friendly staff. I will go back many, many times.

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I can't say enough good things about Chez Spencer. From the low-key tucked away location, to the romantic garden patio, to the amazing mouth-watering food, and the smart friendly staff. I will go back many, many times.

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Its unique location made me skeptical, and the darkly lit entrance caused us to walk right by it, but once you find it you'll be pleasantly surprised. Walking through the entrance you are greated with a lovely mini garden that sets the

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Its unique location made me skeptical, and the darkly lit entrance caused us to walk right by it, but once you find it you'll be pleasantly surprised. Walking through the entrance you are greated with a lovely mini garden that sets the

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Location, Strange manager

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We got the tasting menu (prix fixe) with the wine pairing, starting with a demi of champagne. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented, served very well, and the accompanying wines were better than delightful. The decor and

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We got the tasting menu (prix fixe) with the wine pairing, starting with a demi of champagne. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented, served very well, and the accompanying wines were better than delightful. The decor and

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

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limited wine list. food temperatures off. service inconsistent. affronted by waiter for not leaving 18% tip. when i asked to speak to the manager about the waiter's audacity, the manager sided with the waiter. there are many other

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limited wine list. food temperatures off. service inconsistent. affronted by waiter for not leaving 18% tip. when i asked to speak to the manager about the waiter's audacity, the manager sided with the waiter. there are many other

Pros: garden, nicely set table

Cons: ALL personnel, bad value

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Food and decor was good. Wine list ok. The waiters were cold, rude and patronizing (and got our orders wrong). On the way out our waiter accosted us for leaving no more than the customary amount. Totally ruined an otherwise fine

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Food and decor was good. Wine list ok. The waiters were cold, rude and patronizing (and got our orders wrong). On the way out our waiter accosted us for leaving no more than the customary amount. Totally ruined an otherwise fine

Pros: dessert, decor

Cons: service, wine list

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I couldn't have been more cold if they used ICE blocks for seats. The restaurant lists "heated outdoor seating" but the waitress informed me they have no heating for INSIDE when we asked them to turn up the heat. (Other patrons were

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I couldn't have been more cold if they used ICE blocks for seats. The restaurant lists "heated outdoor seating" but the waitress informed me they have no heating for INSIDE when we asked them to turn up the heat. (Other patrons were

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Climate Control

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I highly recommend AGAINST going to this place. We, too, had reservations but had to wait 45 mins. to be seated. While seated at the bar, another group said they were asked to leave their table & have dessert at the bar because their table

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I highly recommend AGAINST going to this place. We, too, had reservations but had to wait 45 mins. to be seated. While seated at the bar, another group said they were asked to leave their table & have dessert at the bar because their table

Pros: decor, romantic, ambience

Cons: service, food, price

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My husband and I often take guests to CS and have delicious meals but yesterday was our best one yet! The duck in raspberry sauce with corn crepe was mindblowing. The lamb rack with a creme fraiche + fromage blanc was outstanding.

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My husband and I often take guests to CS and have delicious meals but yesterday was our best one yet! The duck in raspberry sauce with corn crepe was mindblowing. The lamb rack with a creme fraiche + fromage blanc was outstanding.

Pros: awesome food, excellent servers, romantic

Cons: too dim

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This place has a good ambience and decent food. But the service is so terrible that it ruins the whole experience. After having waited for more than an hour to be seated (even though I had reservations), I left 12% tip vs. the usual 18%.

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This place has a good ambience and decent food. But the service is so terrible that it ruins the whole experience. After having waited for more than an hour to be seated (even though I had reservations), I left 12% tip vs. the usual 18%.

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I've been to Chez Spencer twice now, once with colleagues, once with my family, and have been impressed with great food and great service both times. They make solid wine list recommendations and the food runs the gamut from frog legs to steak. If you love French-American and want to find a hidden gem in the city, you'll love Chez Spencer!

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I've been to Chez Spencer twice now, once with colleagues, once with my family, and have been impressed with great food and great service both times. They make solid wine list recommendations and the food runs the gamut from frog legs to steak. If you love French-American and want to find a hidden gem in the city, you'll love Chez Spencer!

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This place is a true sleeper. There is a tremendous wine list here with good prices, a unique and pretty environment, beautiful people, in a weird part of town and a crummy facade. They have a tremendous menu with entrees such as antelope!

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This place is a true sleeper. There is a tremendous wine list here with good prices, a unique and pretty environment, beautiful people, in a weird part of town and a crummy facade. They have a tremendous menu with entrees such as antelope!

Pros: great room, wild game, great wines

Cons: bad deserts

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One of the worst experiences at a SF restaurant. We were seated 45 minutes late and then had no menus, no silverware and no water for another 30 minutes. Bread, but no butter. Half of us were unhappy with the food; some of it cold, some of

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One of the worst experiences at a SF restaurant. We were seated 45 minutes late and then had no menus, no silverware and no water for another 30 minutes. Bread, but no butter. Half of us were unhappy with the food; some of it cold, some of

Pros: Out-of-the-way

Cons: Rude, delayed service, Incorrect bill, Mediocre food

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When I visited the place, I was appalled by where the restaurant was actually located. I was afraid to park my car across the street because the neighborhood didn't look as "safe" as, say, North of Market Street. However, when I walked

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When I visited the place, I was appalled by where the restaurant was actually located. I was afraid to park my car across the street because the neighborhood didn't look as "safe" as, say, North of Market Street. However, when I walked

Pros: Food

Cons: Neighborhood

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We were seated promptly but it took around 10 minutes to get the menu and wine list and another 10 minutes to order. The menu was short, not very inspiring and definitely expensive. The wine list didn't have my favorite wines. Once we

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★★★★★

We were seated promptly but it took around 10 minutes to get the menu and wine list and another 10 minutes to order. The menu was short, not very inspiring and definitely expensive. The wine list didn't have my favorite wines. Once we

Pros: Ambience, Location

Cons: Way Too Expensive, Way Too Expensive, Way Too Expensive

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If you want to feel judged for failing to order bottled water and a bottle of wine with your meal, even though you're paying well over $100 on appetizers, cocktails, and your meal - jump right in. The woman serving us (short haircut, but

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If you want to feel judged for failing to order bottled water and a bottle of wine with your meal, even though you're paying well over $100 on appetizers, cocktails, and your meal - jump right in. The woman serving us (short haircut, but

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I'm almost loathe to write this review for fear Chez Spencer will become too popular.

The atmosphere, food and wine were all superb. It's a small restaurant with great grand ceilings hidden away in some dark back alley. While waiting at

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★★★★★

I'm almost loathe to write this review for fear Chez Spencer will become too popular.

The atmosphere, food and wine were all superb. It's a small restaurant with great grand ceilings hidden away in some dark back alley. While waiting at

Pros: Superb food and drink, Friendly staff, Wonderful atmosphere

Cons: , Valet would be great

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I have dined at Chez Spencer several times, and each experience was memorable. The large portions of excellent food make this restaurant a value compared to other restaurants in the same price point. Service is impeccable, and the wait

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★★★★★

I have dined at Chez Spencer several times, and each experience was memorable. The large portions of excellent food make this restaurant a value compared to other restaurants in the same price point. Service is impeccable, and the wait

Pros: Excellent Food, Great Ambiance

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Chez Spencer remains a pleasure for people who knows it exists. We had a flawless meal, and went home wanting more. Everything from the service, the food, the wine and the ambiance was perfect. I'd reccomend this restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

Chez Spencer remains a pleasure for people who knows it exists. We had a flawless meal, and went home wanting more. Everything from the service, the food, the wine and the ambiance was perfect. I'd reccomend this restaurant to anyone.

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It's a shame the kitchen was so slow (30 minutes between courses?) and the service was so amateur at 4-star prices (they got our plates wrong every time, forgot to bring the wine more than once, soup was cold by the time it arrived, out of

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It's a shame the kitchen was so slow (30 minutes between courses?) and the service was so amateur at 4-star prices (they got our plates wrong every time, forgot to bring the wine more than once, soup was cold by the time it arrived, out of

Pros: glamorous room, fabulous crowd

Cons: , kitchen operations

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I love finding a little oasis like this on Folsom and 14th, where you can relax and soak up the very stylish and very romantic ambience. For 2 of us, our meal before tips came to $110 which included 3 starters (we shared one), an entree

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I love finding a little oasis like this on Folsom and 14th, where you can relax and soak up the very stylish and very romantic ambience. For 2 of us, our meal before tips came to $110 which included 3 starters (we shared one), an entree

Pros: AMBIENCE!, Tasty food, Easy parking

Cons: Expensive, Tiny portions

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OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD..
BAD SERVICE ....
COLD FOOD......
NICE PLACE...

NEVER GO BACK...

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★★★★★

OVERPRICED FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD..
BAD SERVICE ....
COLD FOOD......
NICE PLACE...

NEVER GO BACK...

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Chez Spencer is a find.

The Bad stuff: Very friendly staff, but service is not personalized. We felt a little rushed at times; Its a bit noisey, but it could have had to do w/ your table location as litterally we sat in the

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★★★★★

Chez Spencer is a find.

The Bad stuff: Very friendly staff, but service is not personalized. We felt a little rushed at times; Its a bit noisey, but it could have had to do w/ your table location as litterally we sat in the

Pros: Great Food, Attention to detail, Well Chosen Wine List

Cons: Service could improve, Loud

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Chez Spencer is an oasis in the gritty north end of the Mission. Upon walking in, my fiancee and I felt at ease and the host immediately took care of us. We were seated promptly and an engaging (but not overly so) server was quickly

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Chez Spencer is an oasis in the gritty north end of the Mission. Upon walking in, my fiancee and I felt at ease and the host immediately took care of us. We were seated promptly and an engaging (but not overly so) server was quickly

Pros: friendly, presentation

Cons: neighborhood, expensive

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The four of us had a delightful meal of moderate portions, with one cocktail, appetizer, entree each and three shared desserts, one bottle of CA Pinot Noir = $305 with tip. Our waiter, Guillaume, and team, provided attentive but

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★★★★★

The four of us had a delightful meal of moderate portions, with one cocktail, appetizer, entree each and three shared desserts, one bottle of CA Pinot Noir = $305 with tip. Our waiter, Guillaume, and team, provided attentive but

Pros: Good atmosphere, Delicious appetizers, Attentive service

Cons: Pricey, Moderate portions, Can be loud if full

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I tried this place with some friends. While the atmosphere was nice, the service was good, and the food was good, the prices were outrageous. I got the red snapper: mid-sized piece of fish with two potato wedges for $27!!!! I have eaten

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★★★★★

I tried this place with some friends. While the atmosphere was nice, the service was good, and the food was good, the prices were outrageous. I got the red snapper: mid-sized piece of fish with two potato wedges for $27!!!! I have eaten

Pros: Great space

Cons: Overpriced

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Located down a dark side street, Chez Spencer, with soaring ceilings and exposed brick walls, offers SOMA diners a glimpse of French bistro cuisine at a heavy tariff. Despite its small size, the kitchen turns out a numerous selections,

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Located down a dark side street, Chez Spencer, with soaring ceilings and exposed brick walls, offers SOMA diners a glimpse of French bistro cuisine at a heavy tariff. Despite its small size, the kitchen turns out a numerous selections,

Pros: Fresh ingredients, Good wine list

Cons: Location, Expensive

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Gosh I was disappointed. I've never seen anything so outrageously overpriced in my life, and the waitress/bartend was snotty when I asked questions about the menu and portion sizes (which were teensy). It turned out that my olive-crusted

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★★★★★

Gosh I was disappointed. I've never seen anything so outrageously overpriced in my life, and the waitress/bartend was snotty when I asked questions about the menu and portion sizes (which were teensy). It turned out that my olive-crusted

Cons: Expensive, small portions, limited menu

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Chez Spencer is absolutely my favorite new restaurant in SoMa - place is romantic, service is top-notch. Try the olive crusted black cod or the antelope.

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Chez Spencer is absolutely my favorite new restaurant in SoMa - place is romantic, service is top-notch. Try the olive crusted black cod or the antelope.

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No question: the food is good. But may not be worth the price for the entire restaurant experience. The recommended wine took the waiter 3 attempts to remove the cork which was molded and had fallen apart. Instead of bringing another

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★★★★★

No question: the food is good. But may not be worth the price for the entire restaurant experience. The recommended wine took the waiter 3 attempts to remove the cork which was molded and had fallen apart. Instead of bringing another

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We had our wedding here last weekend. Positives: Laurent was extremely nice/easy to work with, food was excellent, especially the amazing appetizers, place was beautiful and outdoor patio was well heated. Negatives: they said 65 people

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We had our wedding here last weekend. Positives: Laurent was extremely nice/easy to work with, food was excellent, especially the amazing appetizers, place was beautiful and outdoor patio was well heated. Negatives: they said 65 people

Pros: Great Food, Beautiful Space, Friendly Owner

Cons: Loud

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