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
415 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (375)special occasion (343)romantic (266)fit for foodies (154)notable wine list (112)great for brunch (108)neighborhood gem (98)good for groups (65)hot spot (62)vibrant bar scene (54)great for lunch (51)late-night find (27)great for outdoor dining (25)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Great First Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I chose to celebrate our 2 year anniversary at Pier W. From the service, to the food to the lucky break on the view - we were seated in the northwest corner of the restaurant, overlooking to lake and Downtown Cleveland - this was a fantastic experience. We ordered the calamari and I was a bit worried; I had a favorite calamari spot and wasn't sure Pier W could measure up. It exceeded expectations and was a nice, light appetizer for two. We also enjoyed the clam chowder and lobster bisque. For dinner I had the crab stuffed gulf shrimp with Yukon potatoes and broccolini. Just like the calamari, the shrimp and crab were noticeably fresh and delicious. We didn't save room for dessert, but we'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. The view of the lake was absolutely beautiful and we were able to witness the sunset right as our dinner came. Service was quick and excellent. For the appetizer we had the calamari, it was absolute perfection. The claim chowder and lobster bisque were delicious. For dinner I had the linguine, which was a bit too peppery for my liking but it was overall pretty tasty. My girlfriend had the crab stuffed shrimp, it was kind if bland and the potatoes were nothing special, probably wouldn't order it again. Overall the meal was pretty pricy for the portions we received but I would definitely go back to try some more dishes. Great atmosphere, great service, good food but not superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have had the opportunity to eat at Pier W on special occasions since 1966. It has always been a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We enjoy the Sunday brunch whenever we can. We especially like not feeling rushed, having time to enjoy the food as well as sit and enjoy some conversation. Waiter and server staff excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our evening at Pier W was memorable! We were greeted and seated immediately for our 7 pm reservation. I wish that we had the opportunity to be seated by the windows for the beautiful view, but there were not any tables available for that, next time I would hope to sit with the view! Our waitress was excellent, attentive and friendly which is very important. The beef tenderloin medallions with the mashed potatoes were excellent. The flavor was delicious and the best meal that I have had in a restaurant in a long time. We will look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Spectacular setting and views. Service was OK. The waitress was scarce, not around much. The famous bouillabaisse was nothing special, more like fish, onion and tomato soup, not much of anything else in it. The rest of the meal was much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Absolutely Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food, Ambiance, Service was outstanding. Definately going back for another date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very ok
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great atmosphere, food was ok, service was ok, price was worth view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong here
    MikeyDLongfellow1984
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was great, service was wonderful! Prices are high but it is absolutely worth it, great wines and desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SilentM
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It was our 41st Anniversary and the evening at Pier W was perfect. We loved the old version of the restaurant, but this tops it by a mile.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere are second to none. Pier W is one of our top favorites. Always an impeccable meal. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Loved brunch! You get complimentary sparkling wine or mimosa which is wonderful. Buffet is extensive. Pricy but worth it. Our server was obviously having a grumpy day but I guess that can happen...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    CheckItOut
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Piew W is a treat always. The food at brunch is amazing, we especially loved the perch. The piano player excellent. Next time I will plan ahead better to have a table with a view of the lake and the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on the Lake
    vava
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This brunch is amazing. If you leave here unhappy, then you came in unhappy! It is a lovely atmosphere, the food is quality and abundant and the view sitting over Lake Erie is stunning. We had to increase our numbers at the last minute, and of course it was fully booked, but I worked with Amy one of the front desk professionals and by the end of the week she was able to accommodate us! Big shout out to Amy and all the staff and chefs at Pier W. It is a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning and afternoon! Bravo! Valoree
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Brunch
    Pooh
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had a family outing for Sunday brunch. Expensive but worth it. Plenty of food selection to pick from that satisfies all kind of taste buds. Great view and kids enjoyed it as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    lego28
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful first experience at Pier W. Great way to celebrate an anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Amazing view of downtown, friendly service, great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pier W
    SangregVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The evening was a smashing success. The food, service, and view were top notch. At our suggestion another couple went to Pier W with us. They are still talking about what a fun filled evening we had. Top of the list was the great food, wine list and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place but......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant but if you are celebrating a special occasion there is no way you can get a table by the window. We know that the tables are first come first serve but when we have requested a window table for a 50th anniversary celebration and we get there and they say no we can't have one of those tables even though they are open it's frustrating. They did seat customers there AFTER we were seated so it wasn't first come first serve for us. We brought the anniversary couple there for the first time and they liked the restaurant but agreed that the "first come first serve" policy was not followed. That's too bad. May keep us from bringing someone else there for a "special occasion".
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Specialkj
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaraunt has been a long time favorite of mine. I am never disapointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was very scenic and romantic loved the filet Mignon
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marco
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We arrived on time. Parking was a bit difficult. Seated promptly. Window seating was perfect. Great cocktails and appetizers. Sole seafood special was excellent. Cheesecake dessert was yummy. Service was outstanding. This was our 54 Wedding Anniversary experience and we'll be back again for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jgaul
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had never been to Pier W before and totally enjoyed our experience. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our service during dinner was very good, and the food was wonderful. I would not hesitate to go back for a special occasion. We totally enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive, as always!
    Zzzeni
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The location and the view are a PLUS, especially if you get a window seat! But, the food, the wine selection and the service is beyond amazing! Seafood is always impressive, although they do have some good "turf" selections.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Denny
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything was wonderful. Drove 90 minutes to get there. Can't wait to come back and take my 3 children.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all around!
    JoyFish61414
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and wanted it to be a romantic setting. It met all of our expectations! They are also known for their lunches, so we can't wait to try that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were celebrating our 5 year anniversary and the place was perfect. The food was great, and so was the service. We had mentioned to our waiter that it was our anniversary and when he brought out the dessert it had a white chocolate candy with happy anniversary on it. Just a wonderful time and an amazing view of the lake and the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    GriffinPhillips1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Pier W is the perfect place for a romantic night out. Lovely ambiance with the beautiful view of the lake and Cleveland. The food was absolutely amazing and it was brought out to us super fast. I enjoyed my time very much and hope to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an anniversary!
    Magnus1641
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Piew W for our first wedding anniversary and it was AMAZING! The food was spectacular. The service was great, and the view of the lake was gorgeous. That doesn't even take into consideration the special menus that said "Happy Anniversary" on them, or the cute couples cheesecake bites with the delicious disk of whit chocolate as a garnish that also had "Happy Anniversary" on it. It was such an experience and I highly recommend it for any special occasion. Also, we've been there for brunch on the weekends, and the food is just as amazing and it is a much more low key casual atmosphere while still maintaining their class that is a cut above. If you've never been... GO! I guarantee you'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with quality of food.
    drph
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was not up to par, even without regard of the high price. Lobster bisque came out luke warm. All other food was bland and tasteless. We were celebrating a birthday and table by the window was great with view of city skyline, and the piano music added a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    Sensational
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was our 1st time at Pier W and it was a PERFECT destination for a romantic birthday celebration. Truly it is a hidden gem with ambiance, scenic views, elegant atmosphere and excellent service. I felt like I did when I found Headland's Beach ... how did I not know this was in Ohio!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic! Fabulous! Loved it!
    LakeLover
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our waitress was fabulous!!! Service was perfect!! The food was delicious!! Scenery was lovely! Setting very romantic--just what we were looking for!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    dees
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had just been to Pier W for my birthday, but, when asked for her preference, my friend said she wanted to go back. Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful view. We both had the chowder and chorizo and shrimp flatbread. As always, terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere at Pier W are second to none. Always an incredible experience and the view is priceless. Highly recommend for any occasion. Truly one of our favorites anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Sunday Brunch
    brunchguy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went last Sunday for brunch on our anniversary and must say it was absolutely outstanding. The food was exceptional and you could not ask for a more beautiful view. The live piano music made for a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific night out
    RWatters
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Pier W never disappoints! We had a terrific meal and the service was phenomenal. I cannot say enough great things about our night at Pier W.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Pier W has the ambiance of dining on a cruise ship, with beautiful, expansive views of the Cleveland skyline over Lake Erie. Delicious food and great service. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time
    Ryan
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our five month anniversary and we both loved it! Food was great, restaurant had great decor and view, and our waitress was so helpful and kind. Definitely recommending it to everyone I talk to.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Evening
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I would highly reccommend this restaurant for anyone looking for that special evening out with a loved one. After booking thru Open Table and requesting a few small needs I was very pleased by the service and respect we were given upon our arrival. The service and food were wonderful, the wine was perfect and the attention to details was impressive. The management , waiters and staff did everything possible to make our 15Th anniversary a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just unbelievable, as always...
    Jennifer
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We came here for my husband's birthday, and this wasn't our first time. Pier W is great for all special occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to where to take your in-laws when they come in from out of town. Always excellent food, excellent service. Awesome views of the city. Can't say enough about this place. Fresh seafood flown in daily. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate