Spencer’s for Steak and Chops
322 N. Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA, 99201
Reservations accepted: (509) 744-2372
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Date Night: ★★★★★
Family Night: ★★☆☆☆
Casual Cocktails: ★★★★★
Business Cocktails: ★★★★★
Business Dinner: ★★★★★
Coco Chanel: ★★★☆☆
Hipster Commune: ★★☆☆☆
Pair A Nice Red With That: ★★★★★
Perfect Tawny Finish: ★★★★★
Positives: Spencer’s cooks their steaks on a 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit grill. There’s only one other steak joint in the Spokane metro that cooks their meat on a hotter grill (Churchills at 2,200 degrees F.). There are a lot of factors that go into cooking a perfect steak — meat quality, cut, fat content, seasoning, freshness, aging, etc — but the factor I look toward most is “how hot do you keep your grill?” Which is the question I ask when answering the server’s question, “how would you like your steak cooked?”
I’m not looking for 375 degrees to ladle a spoon full pancake batter over. To cook a steak to Pittsburgh Style perfection, the grill must be dangerously hot. Spencer’s gets it, which is why they are the second best steak joint in the metro and among our finest of dining experiences.
Negatives: Heads-up, Spencer’s is expensive. Like a proper dinner for two is about a car payment expensive.
Recommendation: Spencer’s is one of Spokane’s best restaurants. Perfect cuts of meat cooked over a high heat paired with a robust list of fine wines and libations. You will not be disappointed.