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Pier W
Pier W

Pier W Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.selectrestaurants.com/pier/index.php
  • Phone: (216) 228-2250
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Pier W is upscale but neither stuffy or too hip. Our food and drinks were delicious and the wait staff was very friendly, helpful and competent."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant !!! I go the restaurant often. My boyfriend lives in michgan and for are first date this is where I took him. This was five years ago. When he comes to cleveland we go to Pier w. The staff is friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The decor was even nicer than I remembered it. The view was simply wonderful to watch as the clouds just slowly disappeared, just enough to see downtown Cleveland."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was very good, the food was excellent, our table for two was in a not so great place but it was up against a window. So in the end all is good. Only one MAJOR down side, the piano music was way to loud, I need to shout across the table to my wife and along with it being to loud it was not very good playing either. In the end sl is hood"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went to Pier W 6/18/14. All four entrees at our table were outstanding and cooked perfectly.... and the service was exceptional. One appetizer was incorrect, but quickly rectified. Beyond that, one of the best dinners I have had going out in a long time. Loved the piano player in the bar, the music was great and not overbearing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • " The restaurant has an awesome view of downtown and the Lake. The decor is outstanding and all seats essentially have a window view. The food was so fresh and beautiful. The staff was on top of it and friendly. I highly recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent place to dine in! Loved it. Amazing!Would definitely recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We visited pier W for our 26th Anniversay. It did not disappoint. The food, service and of course the view were outstanding. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience.could not imagine how it could of been any better. Elegant but such friendly staff made you feel So comfortable fortable .Thank You for a wonderful. Experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "As with our previous visit, the food was outstanding - Mark (the GM) explained that the tuna had been caught in Hawaii 48 hours before it was served to us, & it was absolutely delicious. Not only is the fish the freshest fish you'll find in landlocked OH, but the preparations are amazing. Oh, and the view is dazzling."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Waited to be seated with reservations. Been to Pier W several times. Very busy and seemed short staffed. Had to find waitress for anything ... To order on anything... Never offered to refill coffee, order more drinks etc.."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went with my sisters for brunch and it was the best brunch I have ever gone too. So many options to choose from and the price is worth it"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The waitress kept grabbing and asking for my plate while I was eating. It was rude and annoying. There is nothing more annoying than someone asking for your plate and utensils when your in the middle of eating. This happened a few times."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My Wife and I chose the pier for our 1-year anniversary. It came recommended by friends and co-workers, so we gave it a try. The dining room was a little on the loud side, to have a more romantic dinner, but the food and view was second to none. The pier is definitely a higher end, dress up and eat place for dinner. They were also very accompanying to groups. Overall great place to eat!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the second year I've gone to Pier W to celebrate my anniversary with my girlfriend, and it has been fantastic both times. We had a table that was as close to the lake as we could get, and the food was as amazing as I remembered. The service is always great too."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "While the food was great, the dining room was crowded so the overall experience wasn't satisfying. Booths are small and we were a party of four seated in one. There were two large groups seated down the middle of the dining room making the move around space even smaller. Just came away feeling I wouldn't rush back there for a special occasion; disappointing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went there for my anniversary, have to say my wife and I were blown away, food was the best. We're gonna take her parents there in two weeks for their anniversary"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have dined here several times over the years. The scenic view is the best. The dining room is elegant and beautiful. Our food was disappointing at first. We actually couldn't eat our seafood dinners (scallop dish for me , grouper for my date) bc they were overly salted and buttery. The waiters could not have been more accommodating and were so lovely about preparing fresh meals w/o the butter and salt. We lingered after dinner on the deck on a balmy summer evening. Perfection !"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at pier w the other night. Everything from start to finish was extraordinary from the happy hour, to the table, service and waitress was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any one who wants a delicious meal and a beautiful restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I made reservations for our third year wedding anniversary and my wife and I really enjoyed our time here. We both thought that the seafood (the Bouillabaisse was amazing), staff (we always had fresh baked bread and butter), and ambiance (the view of the lake) were great and they even provided a small dessert for us. I would highly recommend this place. The only thing that I would recommend is to arrive early (around 6) if you don't want to valet park."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Pier W is, in my opinion, the finest restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. There is not a better view of the city: Edgewater Park bay opens up below the restaurant's deck, the view into downtown is unobstructed. The quality of the food is truly superb, but some dishes are particularly appealing. The calamari, particularly the sauces that accompany them are wonderful. The pan fried scallops, the bouillabaisse, the walleye and the grouper are some of the most skillful preparations I have known. The gulf shrimp with the crab filling is not recommended. The wine list is adequate. Those who love California wines will not be constrained but those who prefer the wines of Italy, New Zealand and Chile may find the choices somewhat limited."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A group (4 women) had lunch at Pier W for a birthday celebration. The food was amazing, the waitress was great and so friendly. We all had something different and enjoyed the entire lunch. Specialty drinks, beer...all good. I felt like I was Maine when I tasted my lobster slider. I highly recommend this restaurant and even though it is an hour drive for me, I will be eating here on a regular basis. We ate inside but the patio was beautiful with a great breeze and lovely view!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Pier W is the perfect restaurant for a romantic evening or for quiet celebrations, fine dining at it's best. My only quam is that while the reserve wine list has some superb wines but there is a very small selection of white wines to choose from. 1 page of whites against 5 or so for reds. This of course would not stop me returning, and I'm already looking forward to my next meal there. Bon appetit."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is my first time here and I have to say it was amazing. There isn't a bad thing to say about it."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Awesome place to dine. Everything is excellent : food, service staff, ambience. I would go there very week if I could (I am from Miami, Fl.)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We dined with a couple from California who was residing in Aurora for a few nights. We live in Vermilion so I chose Pier W as a good middle spot. I was a bit nervous since my experiences in the past were inconsistent. Some great meals, some very poor. Marco was our waiter and he was very accommodating and pleasant. Two in our party ordered salmon and the others ordered walleye. All meals were excellent? thank goodness!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "1 out of the 4 meals we had was unedible .. trout so salty my husband could not eat it and he never returns food and the potatoes were bland and unedible. The other 3 meals were fine .. my favorite restaurant until our experience on Sunday. Our wattress was terrible. Never asked how our food was and after a glass of water spilled never replaced the napkins used to wipe up the spill. SO DISAPPOINTING!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Pier W for a number of special occasions. The food is always very good, as well as the service. And the restaurant has a nice view of the lake and the city of Cleveland. We used Open Table to book our reservation, and mentioned our special occasion. When we arrived Pier W not only had our reservation but were also aware of the special occasion."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was not as good as in the past and the hostess was rude. Will not be going back anytime soon if ever"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Such a great restaurant! 4th of July seeing the Cleveland skyline light up for hours was amazing, the food is fantastic. The blue cod tacos is one of my fave apps to start of with and im not even a big fish eater. the drinks Are very good also. The only complaint is once again the service, the I don't want to be here doing my job attitude. I just think for a great restaurant the service should be on the top of things, not giving me a crazy look like I should be disgusted for what I asked lol not all the servers but. other then that was a great time"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "On this occasion, July 4th, the experience was all but ruined by a piano player, positioned between the bar and the dining room, who pounded out the "dinner music" so loudly that we could barely converse. I don't understand "fine" restaurants like Pier W that employ a pianist (or any other musician, other than perhaps a soft guitarist - for Spanish food), whose only contribution is to provide an impediment to conversation. If I want to go to a piano bar, I'll go to a piano bar (where the food is likely to be far less costly). Moreover, my bouillabaisse, though rich in seafood, was over-salted to the point that I almost sent it back. But one of my companions' lobster was superb."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I booked reservations at Pier W for our anniversary. I had heard from several people that it was absolutely amazing. The food was good, the ambiance was excellent with a live pianist playing a good selection of music, and we got a seat right in front of the window on the lake. Prices weren't as high as I expected; we got an appetizer, 1 alcoholic beverage, entree's and tip and were out the door for $120. Nice place - not 5 star but definitely has class and the best views around. Service was average; our waitress could have been a little more professional and attentive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good, tasty, flavourful sea food dishes. That would be the only restaurant I would go to if I feel like having a seafood."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "When I made my reservations I specifically asked for a window seat. When I arrived they gave me a seat up against the wood wall which was still very nice but not the seat we requested. The whole two hours I was there no one took the 2 open tables near the window. That was very disappointing but I didn't want to be rude and ask to change tables. The service was very polite and the food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Been here before, service has always been great staff is friendly and helpful, excellent cuisine drinks etc; , view is phenomenal. Will continue to return this is one of greater Cleveland's finer restaurants."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We dine at Pier W frequently. We love the food the view of Lake Erie. We love seafood so this is the spot for us. I love open table because it is so easy to make a reservation. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have been going to Pier W for brunches and dinners for over 35 years and have never been disappointed. We were very excited when they remodeled several years ago and are extremely pleased with the "new" look. The food may not be the most "exotic" around, but it is one of the premier seafood restaurants and there are few, if any, restaurants around that can top their ambiance and view. We had mussels and lobster bisque as good as any we have had, and the tuna, which we both had simply prepared, was outstanding in its flavor and freshness and preparation...exactly as we ordered. If we were a little younger, we would definitely take more advantage of the hip and lively bar!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience for SO's birthday with an incredible view."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant for a special occasion with my girl friend. Food is good and the service is nice. A little bit waiting time but I think it is normal for a busy restaurant like this. If you can have a window site, the view is very nice. I like it! Will go there if I can."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Food coming out of the kitchen was a bit slow. Celebrated a special occasion and at the end of the meal were advised the bill was taken care of. Assumed it was the restaurant. Found out the next day our daughter had paid. Restaurant didn't tell us it was our daughter who paid the bill. Someone dropped the ball on that one. Otherwise, a very fine dining experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014