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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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, 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The best all-inclusive brunch in the city. Take your pick of a tasty mimosa or cold glass of champagne to accompany selections from the never-ending brunch bar. Every seat in the house boasts a view of the lakefront. I am a brunch fanatic and this is by far my favorite. Amish chicken, smoked salmon, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit, and on and on...Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I've been traveling for 6 years and visit restaurants all over the country. The food, the service, and the view are exceptional. I would recommend pier w to anyone looking for a great meal in the Cleveland area."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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 view and ambiance were spectacular; the food not so much. My beef tenderloin tips were overcooked, not very tender, and not enough sauce. My husband had the filet steak, and he too said it was just OK. However, the lobster bisque, was the best!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "Enjoyable experience for SO's birthday with an incredible view."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Took my wife put for her birthday at pier w. Beautiful view but seating is first come, so plan early or later than the crowd. Service was outstanding and they even topped that off with a cheese cake birthday cake for my wife. I had the stuffed shrimp and wife had the crab legs."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I think the unique location is really what pushed this place over the mediocre bar for me... but that shouldn't really be the case now, should it? I kept thinking to myself that if it weren't for the location, the place wouldn't have really stood out in my mind. For the price of the meal for two, ($100+) I was hoping for a little better service and a table by the window as I had requested. Instead we got stuck in the middle even after making a reservation days in advance."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at Pier W. The service was excellent, and essentially all of the tables except the bar had a great view of the lake. The salads were fresh with a very tasty dressing, and the Alaska salmon and lobster papardelle were outstanding. Overall, a very enjoyable experience"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unfortunatley, our food came out of the kitchen all wrong, but the waiter made it right by not charging us a thing! We will give them another try, as we feel this is good management We enjoyed having a cocktail on the rooftop patio."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was very good but felt the side with entree should be larger. The atmosphere was relaxing and romantic wine was affordable. Service was great and on time."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our server took our white wine and added very little to our friends red wine. An honest mistake. There was no correction for my wine. That's ok. Then she brought fresh red wine for our friend. About the same amount that was there before the mistake. If I were making the correction, I would have given a little extra. Then the busboy took our friend's specialty coffee before she finished. It was pointed out and they replaced it with, again, just about the same amount that was lost. Again, they could have given a little extra."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Consistently great. The menu offers unique selections along side solid staples to please everyone. The views are spectacular and the atmosphere is very lively. The bar is packed which makes it very fun"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Have lived on east side of Cleveland for 24 years. We usually dine out near home. Recently took my wife and mother in law here for lunch. I had the impression Pier W was located in a condo building. Great to experience the restaurant which is built next to attractive condo building, hanging on a cliff side overlooking Lake Erie with fantastic view of lake & Cleveland skyline. Had great table and service from friendly professional server. Grilled salmon, potatoes, and green vegetable perfectly prepared were delicious....and reasonably priced. Clam chowder was perfect too. Dessert was good but not as special as the restaurant setting and the main course. Wife had the salad with her walleye entree....loved both. We're going back soon."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Arrived @ 6:30 for 7:30 reservation on Tuesday rainy night. Wait line for bar. Never got into bar. At 7 after happy hour ended, hostess seated us in dining room so we could get drinks. At least on Tues there are discounts on good wines. High prices. Long waits. Not very attentive server but good food and a new experience. On a clear night the city view would be terrific."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner for four and a table by the window! Great view of the Cleveland skyline and a sailboat race! Our dinners included the trout, walleye and big eye tuna. All were pleased. Restaurant was crowded, but service still excellent. Great place for a very special occasion. Would return to try lunch or brunch out on the patio."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food and a spectacular view in a one of a kind setting. There is nothing else like it in Cleveland."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I was taken here by my kids for a late father's day and it was great. I went here decades ago but, the place looks much better than then and the food is just as tasty."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful choices. Especially liked the seafood. Pianist was a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014