Pier W

4.7
5467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.

***Please allow a little extra time due to Lake Avenue being Repaved the Weat bound lanes will be closed from W117th St. and Nicholson Ave. Please follow the Detour signs to get to the restaurant. Thank You*******


We would like to request that shorts, flip flops and baseball caps are not worn to the restaurant.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(216) 228-2250
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Regan Reik
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Catering
Planning an Event? Give us a call! We can make any occasion memorable whether large or small.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4 Blocks West of 117th Street
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Parking details
Large open air parking lot also available for self-park.
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Entertainment
Moss Stanley/Michael Leamon on piano Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10pm

Michael Leamon on piano Sunday Brunch
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good but not particularly creative. Huge portion of big eye tuna was excellent and the crab stuffed shrimp was good as well but both lacked a little excitement. Great service.

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T
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pier W has stood the test of time. I have not been for dinner in many years and I have to say it was exceptional. The service (Billy) was outstanding. The food was wonderful and the view of course is beautiful. Will definitely be going back sooner this time!

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e
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service wasn't up to its usual excellences but it was still good. Food is always great- best brunch and worth the 45 min drive. Piano player is great and the views of the lake make a great experience

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the absolute best brunch in the Cleveland area. Spectacular views, great service, and a wide variety of delicious brunch dishes.

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J
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This brunch used to be so good. Now it’s not worth the drive. Limp waffles, slimy shrimp cocktail. Brown fruit.
I used to love it and it makes me sad to rate it so poorly.
Nice to be on the lake.

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HS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Attention to detail is exceptional. The only fault I can find is that the lower level is a bit tight when trying to navigate the up and down when visiting the buffet brunch.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and it was special

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CJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sam did a spectacular job waiting on our table. Food was delicious. New lights outside allow you to see the water and surroundings a lot easier.

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AH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Pier W! Amazing dinner ~ mushroom puff pastry tart, chargrilled steak & heavenly chocolate cake & ice cream! Great service by hostesses, bartender Allison and server Terry! Look forward to returning!

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l
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great evening except people we came with ordered dessert and it came about 30 minutes later. Said wait staff. No one seemed to know what happened to it. Plus our first bottle of wine was warm had to cool it down

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with a great view of downtown Cleveland!

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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful seafood selections. Gorgeous view of Lake Erie.

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S
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner with friends! Food, service, wines all top notch.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time that we dined at Pier W during restaurant week. I wish they would have put the lobster bisque on the price fixe menu instead of vegetable soup. Otherwise, the food was excellent as well as the wait staff and drinks.

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j
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. The food is uniformly great, service is polished and comfortable. This si our go-to place for special occasions.

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f
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect... and always is when we’re at Pier W, without exception. End of story! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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F
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took great care of us. Place is set up to please every occasion from waiters & waitresses to unbelievable fish and food. We felt like their main focus all evening.

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JF
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took a goof friend for his birthday dinner. This is a lovely restaurant in a great setting overlooking the lake, which alone makes it pretty special. The food was excellent and the desserts top notch. Thanks.

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s
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Food was excellent. Requested private area (which we received) also requested window seating or lake/city view (our table was on upper section, private, in a very comfortable booth) I booked my reservation that week. I would recommend booking in advance for the nicer view. Would highly recommend for a nice dinner out or special occasion.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at PierW it was my first time at the restaurant - I love the atmosphere - the view of CLE - the service was wonderful. It was a delightful night out!

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the restaraunt. I picked this location for my birthday. I picked it because of the waterfront, view, romantic atmosphere and I thought happy hour appetizers. I found out that happy hour items were only served at the bar. I totally hate when restaraunts do this. Some have changed their practice which is good because it doesn’t matter where you sit if you’re spending money...it actually would make you spend more. Overall, I would recommend the restaraunt but would be sure to tell people about the Not so happy hour. Also, I did not know about a birthday cupcake we overheard our neighbors being given one and then we requested to have one as well. It is a very nice and appreciated act of kindness. It would probably be better if the servers asked their guests what they were celebrating and surprised them with a cupcake instead of the birthday party or girl asking. We still had a nice time and enjoyed our night.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with everything about Pier W. From the fantastic views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland to the pleasant quiet atmosphere, it was very relaxing. The waiters and staff were all friendly, pleasant and quick to meet our needs and requests.
The menu, mostly seafood, offers a great selection of meals to choose from. The food was excellent and extremely delicious.

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LL
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I figured this would be like a typical waterfront venue -- marginal overpriced food with a great view. We were really pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious, and the prices, for the fare, were not outrageous. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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j
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pier W is a great Cleveland experience, but this "No Standing in the Bar Area" is fascist. Roping off the bar area - seriously? Tell management to get over themselves. Stupid.

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RP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch. The pace of the meal could have been a little smoother as the entrees came 15 minutes after we were done with our other courses. Blackened grouper was great, crab stuffed shrimp, not so much.

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J
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were so delicious. Portion sizes were good as well!

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I did not enjoy my food. It was very bland, it lacked flavor and tasted very processed. The taste compared to pricing is a rip off. It took our waitress forever to come to our table even the she was very nice. The was not as welcoming as I expected and they stared at my date and I as if we didn't belong there. It was very rude in my opinion. I wanted to come there to celebrate my loves 36th birthday and it was a fail. This was my first and last experience at this place.

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k
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table of 4 all ordered the Restaurant Week specials. All of our choices were deemed delicious!!! Pier W never fails to please!!!

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CP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing. Sadly I don't remember his name but he truly contributed to our overall, wonderful experience.

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OT
Cleveland
67 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an extra special night out. The food was marvelous, the live piano made it feel extra special and the service was top notch. I loved that there were affordable wine flights to go with the prix fix menu.
Cleveland has a gem in this classic dining establishment. Can't wait for our next chance to dine here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. A bit pricey to be able to come back too often.

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l
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attraction for this visit was the Pacific Snapper from the Restaurant Week Menu. Disappointment came from the preparation: Saltimbocca. Usual Saltimbocca prep is accomplished with sage leaves and prosciutto; spinach optional and very little, if any cheese. These toppings almost outweighed the fish; too much cheese and the amount was overkill. Flavors came together well but took away from the snapper. Would have preferred snapper with a simple sauce.

Service was top notch, as usual.

Bar food: short rib pierogies and clam chowder were very good.

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T
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had another great experience at Pier W. Started with happy hour in the lounge - lots of great deals. Our server at dinner, Sam, was excellent and helpful. All of the food was excellent, although the green beans with the crab-stuffed shrimp were overcooked. The blackened grouper was outstanding accompanied by the squash risotto with carrots. Pier W has a great wine list, but prices are relatively high vs. other restaurants (greater than double retail). If it's a special occasion, paying a premium is to be expected, but for most people this isn't a place for every day dining.

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RM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Cleveland for better than 20 years. Can't say I've ever been disappointed, whether the Chef's specialties or the simply prepared sea food, all unbelievable.

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t
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food has gone down since I was last at Pier W, maybe five years ago. The quantity is plentiful and the service was outstanding. There are fewer carving stations and made-to-order foods, they rely more on steamer trays so some of the food was a bit lukewarm and soggy.

Still a great brunch though.

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NU
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Helen, was exceptionally attentive and cheery.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Table was super wobbly, to the point where it was hard to have drinks in it. The busboy tried to fix it. The waitress seemed unconcerned and suggested we set things on the window sill. Your place is not cheap so it would be cool if we could actually use the table as it was meant to be used.

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service were outstanding standing!! Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I was not to happy with the table we received , high traffic area, observed couples who came after we were seated get much better located tables, ex. Table 70 I made reservation a month in advance for anniversary. I would not accept an inferior located table again. However food was good and I will be back

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EJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful way to celebrate my fiance's birthday this past Saturday evening.

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