His drive to Virginia had been uneventful and he promised to bring back some fresh crabmeat when he returned.
Filet Perry, a steak filet with crabmeat, asparagus and herbed butter, is the restaurant's signature entrée.
Signature entrees include the Pacific halibut with leek and lump crabmeat risotto and the "1855" New York strip with creamed spinach and béarnaise sauce.
Crabmeat $4.25) and sashimi, along with tempura and teriyaki dishes line the extensive menu.
Choose from appetizers, such as crabmeat stuffed mushrooms, lobster bisque, veal osso buco ravioli and seared ahi tuna.
Some of these include a seafood quesadilla with shrimp, scallops, and crab-meat, grilled swordfish with wild mushrooms and a parmesan encrusted cod.
Breakfast and brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays, with menu items such as breakfast quesadillas, crabmeat omelet and bottomless mimosas.
Any of the steak options can be enhanced with options like gorgonzola crumbles or jumbo lump crabmeat.
The restaurant even serves a mixed salad topped with fresh crabmeat.
Spencer's menu spans a variety Pacific Rim and American favorites, from sauteed crab cakes made from savory Maryland crabmeat to Dijon-coated New Zealand rack of lamb.