Pier W
Pier W

Pier W

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.selectrestaurants.com/pier/index.php
  • Phone: 2162282250
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Regan Reik
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Planning an Event? Give us a call! We can make any occasion memorable whether large or small.
  • Entertainment: Moss Stanley/Michael Leamon on piano Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10pm
    Michael Leamon on piano Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Sunday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Saturday 4:00pm-6:30pm
    1/2 price gourmet appetizers
    $5.25 specialty cocktails & wines

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4 Blocks West of 117th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Large open air parking lot also available for self-park.
A word from Pier W
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Pier W reviews from OpenTable diners
447 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (404)special occasion (360)romantic (286)fit for foodies (153)notable wine list (118)neighborhood gem (104)great for brunch (104)good for groups (63)vibrant bar scene (61)hot spot (61)great for lunch (50)great for outdoor dining (30)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took my husband here for our 1st anniversary and he was blown away! We had an amazing view, the staff was awesome and the food was great! They even surprised us with desert on the house with a happy anniversary engraved piece of choclate on top!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion-worthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came here for our anniversary, and it was a great choice! We ended up with window seating, which you cannot reserve ahead of time. Our server was very attentive, and did not rush us. We wanted to relax and savor the experience, and we did!!! There was a piano player in the base area, who did a very nice job. The food was very good, and the portions were just right. Their wine selection was very nice. I would definitely recommend dinner here.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Happy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Been here a couple times now and it is always a delicious meal and great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food, nice window view of downtown Cleveland, live piano happy hour, quick and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have requested a window seating the last five times we were there and our request was never granted. We were disappointed. No one came around to see if we were happy with our meal or our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    Marie22
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    After all these years it's still a nice place for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I had a great meal, great view of downtown Cleveland, and a great waitress to help us with our selections! We will be returning to this wonderful gem on the lake! Thanks for a great anniversary treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Mary
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A beautiful way to spend my birthday. Everything was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • james
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very disappointed in the service and the managment. My wife and I had 2 guests for dinner. The server brought 3 dinners and omitted one. When we finally attracted the wait-person's attention she said she had neglected to put in the fourth order. I did not have a stop watch but we must have waited 30-40 minutes until the fourth dinner arrived. The manager (I suppose that is who he was) stopped by and said he was sorry and she (the guest missing dinner while we all waited) could have a free dessert and then left--total time --2 minutes of his very precious time. This has always been a special place for us. Most of the staff acted like robots talking into their little ear phones. TOO BAD!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 64th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    To make this a special, romantic occasion we chose Pier W for a delicious seafood dinner. Our meals were distinctly unremarkable. As a matter of fact they were quite plain in appearance & taste. To keep the occasion happy, we did not complain as we felt it was edible even thou far from enjoyable. It definitely was not fine dining! We could have had a much better experience at a neighborhood restaurant or at home.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant on the lake
    Sally
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Pier W has been around a long time in Cleveland. The management has improved many things but one they continue to fail to improve is the service. The food is exceptional. Would definitely return but be aware that the service leaves a lot to be desired.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Raw1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Always A great experience. Very consistent. View is outstanding and good is matching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    clevelander
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I love Pier W and have celebrated many special occasions there. It is a classic. Their Sunday brunch is marvelous. You can't beat the view and the food is always good. The staff is well trained and professional. I highly recommend this restaurant and take out-of-town guests there to experience Cleveland' at its best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When you want the best
    Quasimodo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    For us (wife and I) Pier W is a special occasion celebration venue for dinner, impeccable and attentive service, and an intoxicating view. The food is well prepared and presented. Libations are perfect. What more can I say? I'll have to wait for the next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was a little disappointed in their brunch for how much we paid. I have been there for dinner a few times and it was wonderful . So yourself a favor and spend your money on one of their fantastic dinner items
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the Vegetable Entree
    CLEfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Vegetarian Sampler was incredible! The Japanese Eggplant was perfect, as was the sauteed Swiss Chard. The sweet marinara was delicious. This dish was one of the best vegetarian entrees I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    FoodmanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great dinner, wine, atmosphere. Server and sommelier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vice President
    Shooter
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Two visits in 7 months. At both visits, one on my party ordered the 7 OZ. Filet. Both times ordered Medium. Both times came out very rare!! Returned and over done. I guess the Chef can not do meat at lunch time! Yes Pier W was busy with a bus load of people. But not an excuse! Add an another choise in "Would you recommend Pier W to a friend?" Add MAYBE
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I really enjoyed my birthday lunch here. Creme brûlée was the best I've ever had. Fantastic appetizers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    partyof4VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It had been seven years since we were there, the food was tasty, the service was excellent, I thought the menu was overpriced. We may return one day but it won't be any time soon. We have been members of opentable for awhile, but Pier W is higher than other upper scale restaurants we have dined at. But for the service and food I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great location
    BVTim
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Pier W - excellent choice. Everything we ate was exceptional (best Cod I've ever had), the service was wonderful, and the views of downtown Cross the lake were lovely. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, better food
    Grendel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I never knew there was such a great view of the Cleveland skyline. As great as the view the food may have even been better. My tuna was spectacular and the black cod fish tacos may be the best fish tacos I have ever had. Our waitress Beth was wonderful. Go for the view and and stay for the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I visited for another anniversary dinner. The atmosphere was great and the food was great too. We loved the view at sunset.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    RoSample828
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    this was my first time dining at this restaurant, and I must say it was a great experience. the atmosphere was great, food excellent and service terrific. I'm so excited to return back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special celebration place
    30thanniversarycouple
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary two days ago at the Sunday brunch. We arrived prior to our 9:30 AM time to get a window table which we did enjoy. It is pricey at $38.00 a person, so for us it is only for the utmost of celebrations. Too expensive to go as a family. The food and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Bob60
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, outstanding service made for a perfect evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is not good.
    Chip
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The fish was too sweet and the waiter was in a big hurry to serve. The music could not be heard and when I put in a request, the piano player acknowledged it and then just walked away never to come back. Not even an apology that he was not going to come back and play or not play at all. We requested a window table and were prepared to wait but were given a table right next to the wall with literally no view. Last time at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful scenery & delicious food
    nbeckw
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The setting is right on the water with a perfect view of downtown Cleveland which is picture worthy when the weather cooperates. We first ordered the oysters which tasted fresh and were a good size. We then shared the lobster bisque and clam chowder. Both were savory, but the clam chowder wins. Next we each ordered a simply prepared walleye or perch because they are caught locally. They were beyond delicious. One friend did order his prepared "lightly battered" which truly was lightly battered and was far from heavily breaded and deep fried. If you enjoy seafood and a comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere I highly, highly recommend Pier W!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner
    REP2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took my Mom out for her birthday at Pier W. Food was good, drinks were good, wine list also good. Sara was our server and she was outstanding! Sat near the glass and the views is the best on the west side.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great except for hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The whole experience once we were seated was great. The waitress and hosts were attentive, friendly, and made great recommendations. The food was very good and there was an appropriate space between delivering the appetizer, main course, and dessert. The hostess at the entrance however was not friendly and snooty. We entered without a reservation and were told that there would be an hour wait for a table. We proceeded to the bar and I opened the open table app, made a reservation for a half hour wait. When I went back up saying I had a reservation I was given a dirty look. Hostess was not friendly. Other than that the evening was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and service were very good. I was disappointed in the seating arrangements. When I booked the appointment I explained that I would like a window seat. The reason why is because that is where I proposed to my wife 41 years ago. I'm sure I made the reservation early enough to have my request granted. The waiter was excellent and did every thing he could to make the meal perfect. The only thing I would recommend would be to make the patio nicer so people would want to sit out there and enjoy the view.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pier W
    Castnetter
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A Monday evening dinner with friends at Pier W was a most wonderful experience. Nice Lake Erie view of downtown Cleveland, an active ambiance and good reasonably priced food, well presented. A place to keep coming back to.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PIER W
    SRLSRVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food; great service; great ambiance. The bouillabaisse is fantastic - if you like seafood, there is ample seafood and the broth is fantastic. We went with another couple and all the meals were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine2C
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Thanks for asking, my husband asked me where I would like to go for my birthday and of course, I said PIER W!! We came with another couple and we all enjoyed our dinner very much. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that asks, "where is a good place to dine"? The view of Lake Erie makes this seem as though we are eating on a 1st class ship.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant
    Olga
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My favorite restaurant! French onion soup didn't really taste like a real French onion soup, it was too watery! And my pasta wasn't hot, as long as my tea! Calamari are still the best !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pier W - ok place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    All of my friends had been here and said that I need to head on out there. I was very excited as I was at a restaurant in San Diego that had the same kind of menu and atmosphere. I was disappointed upon arrival - the tables are all way too close together you can feel the person next to you breathing on you. I ordered the Filet Mingon - which was moist, but the potatoes that came with had no flavor and tasted as if they were made 2 hours ago and just warmed up. To start out not to mention the fact that it was difficult to find - it is hidden within apartment complexes and we circled three times around, since the sign was super small and in bright BLUE.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Perfectly prepared calamari, crab cakes and scallops.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fantastic meal at Pier W
    jdross
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've had the pleasure off dining at Pier W on several occasions and the fantastic staff never disappoints. The wait staff was fantastic, did was perfect, and the piano music added to the ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    But more a sapphire than a diamond. Food is a little over priced but you are getting one amazing view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 60th Anniversary Dinner
    ARGmealreview
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The view was magnificent and the service excellent. My wife's tenderloin medallions were tasty and done to perfection. However my own entree, the 'sustainable' swordfish, was disappointing: too thick, lacking in flavor, and a bit tough. My clam chowder, on the other hand, was the best I have ever had in my entire life (82 years) anywhere in the world! The broth was exceptionally tasty, was of perfect consistency, and contained an abundance of tender, savory pieces of clams. For our milestone diamond anniversary our server rewarded my wife with a mini-dish of sorbet, and presented me with a delicious bit of cheesecake. An excellent way to end our delightful anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.