About Pier W

12700 Lake Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107
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Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant, has been serving a critically acclaimed seafood and contemporary menu since May 11, 1965. Having recently undergone a $3 million interior renovation, the new Pier W resembles a sophisticated luxury liner cantilevered over Lake Erie offering dramatic views of both the Lake and the downtown Cleveland skyline. We would like to request that shorts, flip flops and baseball caps are not worn to the restaurant.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
4 Blocks West of 117th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 228-2250

Website:
http://www.selectrestaurants.com/pier/index.php

Entertainment:
Moss Stanley/Michael Leamon on piano Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10pm
Michael Leamon on piano Sunday Brunch

Catering:
Planning an Event? Give us a call! We can make any occasion memorable whether large or small.

Parking Details:
Large open air parking lot also available for self-park.

Executive Chef:
Regan Reik

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Sunday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm-6:30pm
1/2 price gourmet appetizers
$5.25 specialty cocktails & wines

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Private Dining

Pier W offers private party facilities for up to 22 guests, as well as our dining room for larger parties.

Pier W Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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Wonderful Evening

Dined 4 days ago

My husband & I were looking for someplace nice to celebrate our anniversary, and decided to go with Pier W. Going on Open Table the day before, we were hoping for a 7:30 or 8:00 reservation, but our choices were 5:30 or 8:30. We took the 8:30 reservation, and decided to arrive early to enjoy a cocktail in the bar before dinner (I had the Pier W--very nice!), where there is a nice sized bar, nicely lit, as well as some high-top tables and booths. Our cocktail waitress was helpful and efficient--she checked in with the hostess and got us to our table as soon as it was available. When we arrived at our table, there were 2 glasses of champagne waiting for us, and the waiter let us know that it was sent by one of our kids. When he handed us our menus, "Happy Anniversary" was printed across the top--quite a nice touch! The view of the city was great, and overall nice ambiance. The food was excellent--we shared the prosciutto and cheese board, which was sufficient; my husband had the crab stuffed shrimp, which he raved about; and I had the Simply Prepared walleye, which was very tasty. To finish out our meal, we were brought a complimentary piece of torte to share. We really felt the staff at Pier W went out of their way to make our special event a wonderful occasion.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food and great service!

Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service!

food2
ambience5
service4
value1

Food mediocre to average and well overpriced.

Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is all the rave, nicely situated and well laid out. Frankly, the food does not meet the standards set by the lovely ambience. We ordered several things from the menu, but the most disappointing was the signature Bouillabaisse. About three bits of fish, fours mussels, a couple of cockles and a withered little crab leg were the substance in the broth. The flavor of the broth was overwhelmed with saffron, so much so that it had that 'disinfectant' taste so typical of such an overkill. It has to be said that what little fish I got was absolutely fresh and succulent. This dish was an astonishing $35!! The one thing we enjoyed was a lovely beetroot salad, again overpriced but easier to stomach (no pun intended). I hate to have to write something like this, but having lived in Sydney and Melbourne for 12 years, my expectations of restaurants and the food they present are much higher as a result. This place could be brilliant, but it probably experiences little local competition and rests on the laurels of past achievements and a loyal following clientele who continue to eat there as they always have without question or scrutiny.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

First anniversary success

Dined on April 25, 2016

I surprised my husband by taking him there for our one year wedding anniversary. It was our first time visiting. We had a wonderful time. The scene was perfect, our waiter was very pleasant, and the food was flavored great. It had a very intimate feel from beginning to end. We will be back for sure!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and outstanding service

Dined on April 24, 2016

We wanted a romantic location to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Pier W did not disappoint as it offers a scenic view overlooking Lake Erie. We had the surf and turf and the quality of the food was outstanding and a good value for the money. Service was friendly and we received our food in a timely manner. We would definitely return to try other dishes.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Early Mother's Day brunch

Dined on April 24, 2016

Took my mom here for an early Mother's Day brunch while I was in town for the weekend. Everything was awesome! The smoked salmon plate was delicious! The desserts were all bite size so you didn't feel guilty trying multiple desserts. The view was beautiful, great view of both downtown and Lake Erie.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

We had brunch and a table by the window ...

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

We had brunch and a table by the window overlooking the city it beautiful

food5
ambience5
service5

Best Sunday Brunch in Cleveland

Dined on April 24, 2016

Best Sunday Brunch in Cleveland

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Dinner with a foreign business associate

Dined on April 24, 2016

We brought a business associate from another country to this restaurant for dinner. The view of Cleveland was beautiful, both of the skyline and sunset from the outdoor deck. It really showcased Cleveland and impressed our visitor. Our service was beyond our expectations and the food was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion or event. I have dined here numerous times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience5
service4
value4

Lackluster food

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

Third visit and found the food not up to par. Ordered stuffed shrimp, which was dry. Ordered Walleye Tempura, found to be very plain.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Came from Roanoke, VA and took my sister ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Came from Roanoke, VA and took my sister for special occasion. The food was excellent, the atmosphere outstanding, and loved the piano player where I complimented him on his playing. We had the sweetest server too!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Fantastic service, I let them know it wa ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Fantastic service, I let them know it was our anniversary with my reservation. They had a front and center window table ready, perfect food and great views. I would add you really don't need a window seat for the great views though, nearly stadium seating provides views to most all tables.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

W is for WOW!

Dined on April 21, 2016

Pier W was an excellent dining experience. The service and the quality of food was well worth the price. Would have liked to have been seated closer to the windows to experience the beautiful view at its fullest. Maybe next time.......yes, there will be a next time!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food. Excellent view. Pier W i ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

Excellent food. Excellent view. Pier W is a classic and one of my all time favorite spots.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always first class.

Dined on April 20, 2016

Always first class.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely loved it , very nice place an ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Absolutely loved it , very nice place and gracious host and servers . I would definetly be back and the food was amazing

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Very Nice Evening

Dined on April 17, 2016

Had a nice table one row back. Beautiful view. Service and food were both good. Erin did a nice job.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place

Dined on April 17, 2016

I loved the entire visit. My wife and I showed up 20 minutes early. The hostess was more than accommodating. Seating us immediately. The wait staff was very attentive. And explain all of the ingredients in the food. The food was spectacular, and I would recommend this to fine establishment two anybody. The food was a bit pricey, but was well worth it for the romantic view of the Cleveland coastline.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Brunch with a view

Dined on April 17, 2016

If your experience of Pier W has been limited to evenings, I can recommend their Sunday brunch. Great selection of sea food as well as all brunch foods (and roast beef.) The view by day is spectacular. We were also impressed by the attentiveness of the wait staff and the general sense of fine dining, even with a buffet.

Tags: great for brunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

A review with a view

Dined on April 17, 2016

Wide selection of brunch choices tastefully prepared. From the service, to the live pianist, to the view of the city-scape all in our party were satisfied and look forward to a return visit.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

It was a happy anniversary.

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Everything was excellent as always. Good food , good service without "hovering" and a great atmosphere. We'll be back.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent special occasion restaurant. W ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Excellent special occasion restaurant. We went for my wife's birthday and they gave us menus with Birthday across the top so the staff knew we were celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent as always and so was the service. There are no bad views of the lake. Only one complaint, the restaurant was too noisy for my taste.

food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Anniversary

Dined on April 14, 2016

Very romantic setting for our 9th anniversary. Great view, food, and service for a special night.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Food with a view

vip
Dined on April 13, 2016

We took a visitor to dinner and she was amazed by the excellent cuisine and exquisite view. We will definitely consider returning with guests in the future.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Ladies Luncheon

Dined on April 13, 2016

There were three of us for a casual weekday luncheon and while the food was very good, we waited quite awhile to get it. There was a rather large group who was seated after us, but somehow their orders were placed in the kitchen before ours. The server explained the situation, but was not very apologetic and seemed to prefer to just let it slide. We would return, but certainly not on a day when there was such a large group.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Romantic Evening

Dined on April 10, 2016

We had a lovely evening out for our anniversary. It started with a special menu that said "happy anniversary" (nice touch). The calamari was some of the best i've had. It was so fresh it was soft- not rubbery like most places. The crab cakes were great and bouillabase was excellent. The service was outstanding- Caitlyn was our server and was very attentive -explained everything. I will def be back for another special occasion!

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

The Sunday Brunch is the best in the cit ...

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

The Sunday Brunch is the best in the city.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

I was most surprised

Dined on April 6, 2016

My wife and I live south and east of Cleveland and have satisfied of dining needs locally there as well. We were very surprised as to the dining offering and the ability of Pier W to execute on such a high level

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Anniversary Dinner

Dined on April 4, 2016

Dinner at Pier W is always special. Many times during our marriage we have eaten at Pier W to celebrate an anniversary and have never been disappointed. The wait staff was considerate and efficient. Our meals were delicious and the view of downtown was fantastic. Recently, I dined there for lunch with friends. The food was incredible and the prices were very affordable.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delish

Dined on April 3, 2016

The food was amazing. I had the scallops and my mom had the swordfish. It was amazing.... And the view is spectacular.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The brunch was so great we stayed for ha ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

The brunch was so great we stayed for happy hour after.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic

Dined on April 3, 2016

Took my girlfriend here on our anniversary and it was great. My favorite restaurant!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Brilliance

Dined on April 2, 2016

The dining experience was exceptional. Our group enjoyed a satisfying meal and drinks along with the beautiful scenery for my birthday celebration. There was no detail left unnoticed. Is a fabulous option for a fine dining experience with a view.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful Meal

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

We visited on Saturday with family for a special get together and we had an amazing meal. We loved that we got to sit on the lower level so the view was great and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Our group would recommend to anyone the clam chowder, the chop salad, the cedar planked salmon, and the creme brulee.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Great!

Dined on March 31, 2016

Took my wife for her birthday, The view is amazing going from later in the day into night fall. The view of the city all lit up is amazing at night. The food was worth every penny and actually wasn't that expensive for what you get. Our server was excellent and at the end of dinner a free piece of cake for my wife. We will be returning to this restaurant every time we visit Cleveland.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Not going back....over priced average food!

Dined on March 31, 2016

The last two times the food was okay. It's pretty great presentation. But nothing special I had the stuffed shrimp. My husband had cod both were okay. The clam chowder though it had lots of clams was not thick they way clam chowder is meant to be. It was thin and runny more like soup. The service was very good and the manager asked how our meal was and immediately comped our dessert. Everyone was very nice. But in comparison to Blue Pointe Grille their food is a 10 and Pier W would be a 5. We live on the Gold Coast it's very convenient but we prefer to dine where the food is really good.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

LObster bisque to die for

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

I have had a lot of lobster bisque. This is the best in the world. My red fish was cooked to perfection. If you don't love this restaurant. You don't love seafood. My wife hates seafood and loved the beef shot ribs. It's rare for the food to be better then the view. Trust me you won't even look out the window. It's that good. Only downer. Not crazy about dessert. Cheese course was very good. Fresh cheese.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service1
value3

Poor service, with good food

Dined on March 30, 2016

The food was delicious. However, the service was extremely poor. Our waitress disappeared for roughly 20 minutes. I ate my entire meal without water. It was not refilled until we paid for the meal. It was extremely disappointing.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Fantastic place for brunch, happy hour or dinner

Dined on March 27, 2016

Food is consistently great & extremely professional staff. A true gem in Lakewood Ohio

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beautiful inside & out! Impeccable service & food

Dined on March 26, 2016

The view is absolutely breath taking, especially when the sunsets. Food options and quality were just wonderful. Our server was Kevin M. He was fun, professional, and knowledgeable. The prices were very fair for what we received. Perfect for a special occasion! We LOVED it!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list

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