I'm officially in love with Chez Spencer. It's my new favorite restuarant in the city.
We were seated last night in the well-heated garden patio outside the main restaurant. This area features French park chairs, vintage benches with striped cushions, potted plants and paper wrapped candles. It was so cozy and low key; the atmosphere was just perfect!
Our waiter was super French, you could barely understand what he said, and super formal with a long white apron with a towel around his arm. Everything came to the table on a little tray: the excellent wine, incredible rolls, amazing roasted garlic soup and delicious seared scallops. We finished the meal with a chocolate cake, apple tart and cheese plate.
This is a perfect place to take your parents, to celebrate an elegant friend's birthday or to have a romantic tete-a-tete. The prices are a bit steep, but if you're paying for yourself you could easily just get a bowl of soup, a glass of wine and an appetizer as your dinner. It's an ideal secret garden hidden in the city.
Oh, and because it is Wedding Wednesday, this would be an absolutely amazing place to have a reception dinner for 40 guests.