Pier W

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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*******


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VH
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, the food, the choices, the service , the view; all OUTSTANDING! Never a disappointment, always a special experience.

NB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a date night with my husband. Drinks at the bar, wonderful piano player, dinner at a table, and excellent service. It is pricey, but we go maybe once a year, so it’s a nice splurge! Plus they had a vegan option for me.

RV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for our 6 year anniversary, the service was good and the atmosphere was nice, the view over the lake and downtown was beautiful. However, to be honest, the food wasn’t anything to brag about. We may try again and get something else, maybe it was what we ordered this time - I don’t know, but we just weren’t impressed.

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

Great service, fresh seafood and a wonderful view on the lake

t
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate my birthday!

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

I'm not sure how, but Pier W should somehow expand the area where happy hour drinks/food are served. There was a huge wait for seats in the bar area (by 4:25 on a Friday) so we simply waited to be seated at a table in the restaurant (at 5:00). Food, cocktails, and service were all excellent, although Pier W is now almost in the "overpriced" category. Examples: 5 large sea scallops with a sprinkling of tiny beets on the plate for $40. The lump crabcake appetizer (an excellent, medium sized cake with a dijon butter sauce) for $20. They also mark up their wines (vs. retail price) more than any restaurant in the area. Happy hour deals are excellent, however.

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

We celebrated our anniversary and as usual everything was wonderful.

SG
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet and seared halibut were outstanding. Melted in your mouth. The clam chowder was loaded with clams and had a nice sweetness to it. The view of Lake Erie and the city of Cleveland created a beautiful ambiance. Would return in a heartbeat.

M
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Starting from the initial greeting at the host table, and with every staff person after that. Great friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating service. The food is never ok, nor was it on this evening, it was eye rolling, head shaking (yes) flavorful, unique and special. I had the Opa, my husband had the lobster pappardell. Even the sides were special - duchess potatoes, oh my. It was our anniversary, and everyone on staff knew it, and mentioned it - all the way up to the complimentary dessert. We always enjoy Pier W, whether happy hour, or for celebrating a special evening out. Thanks...

NT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG what a wonderful experience. I don’t normally respond to the 50-100 requests for a survey I receive per month. I must say, the food, service by Ashley and others and the ambience was great. It was well worth the 40 minute drive. We’ll definitely come again after returning from our winter home. Very impressive.

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

Food and service were both amazing! One of my favorite dinner spots and looking forward to trying the Sunday brunch.

OT
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Upcoming wedding

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

service was good. view fabulous. food great...……………………………………………………………………..

JS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I arrive a few minutes after my reservation and was told they were waiting on a table. I could visibly see about 15 tables open. When I pointed this out they stated they were behind on food orders. I stated okay, is it okay if we are seated vs. standing so we could order a drink. I was then told I could order in the bar, none of it made sense. Several other couples were having the same reaction. When I was seated it was in the front with no view (whole reason I went there) and asked for a new seat with a VIEW, they sat me in a better area but looking at the wall vs. the view which had two tables available. Waitress seemed distracted and ready to go home. I had to ask someone else for a check and remind her to grab it when I left. Been there twice and both experiences were night and day. Its amazing how much of it was service that set it apart. Disappointing.

BB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Pier W and it definitely will not be our last. The food was excellent and our waiter, Sam, was helpful and friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a consistently great meal and excellent service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother was visiting from out of town. She loves this place as do I. Service is always top notch, food is outstanding, and views are fantastic. It’s my go-to restaurant for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. However, I've been there many times and it was not as excellent as in the past. I'm not sure how to describe it. Just overall not as good. Also buffet tables were always so organized and full at prior visits. Many items running low and took a long time to replace. Several areas very messy. Food on floor that hadn't been picked up.

Will go back as I always love it. Could have been an "off day".

Service was understanding.

CS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Pier W. It is rather expensive, but understandable based on brunch selections and the excellent service. View of Lake Erie was great, however, it would be nice if tables were a little further apart, but based on location can see that is not an option.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s not to love? Good food which is fairly affordable, wonderful service and the best view in Cleveland. This place is always A+

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! No complaints. Our sever was amazing. Thank for making our wedding anniversary special.

LW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, pleasant staff. It was literally a perfect evening!!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience at Pier W. From the food, drinks all the way to the views. I highly recommend this place.

PT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are familiar with the taste of truly quality food, prepared with expertise, and you understand this level of quality expertise must be compensated, you will appreciate Pier W. We were a table of four. We all had 1-2 before dinner drinks-delicious. We shared the large seafood tower-presentation and flavor, amazing. Two of us ordered the two tail specials, from the menu one ordered the Cedar Salmon and one Simply Verlasso- all spectacularly presented and prepared. We order two desserts to share and finished with after dinner coffee and drinks. Keep in mind all around us was a calming view of the lake. So what's an evening dinner like this worth to you?

BA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my mother’s 86 th. Birthday!

LC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day
and we were fortunate that the hostess led us
To the window seating area

The overall experience was great something that my
sister could really enjoy while coping with a terminal illness

Again the experience was not disappointing

Thank you

f
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️An incredible evening all around... but the highlight of our wonderful night was meeting our OUTSTANDING server Sean. Sean went above and beyond in every way making our evening one not to be forgotten. The lobster and lobster bisque are always amazing.

B
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the best crab cakes and steaks I’ve had in Cleveland. Service was great and very anticipatory of our needs for our anniversary.

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was very nice for our first time dining there. Service from our waiter was attentive and kind. Of our 3 diners, 2 of us had wonderful meals and the other was so-so. Thumbs up for the porkchop and and the spare rib (best of the 3 dishes). Sides were tasty and plenty of food. Shrimp/crab combo was surprisingly lacking flavor. For a seafood spot, that's odd. The ambiance and the service were great though, and with 2 good meals, we'd definitely go back. Prices were reasonable as well given the quality of food. Lastly, dessert menu wasn't that appealing for any of us, but would imagine that it rotates over time so will check back on that.

GS
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic seafood made right! Have never been disappointed with anything.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Pier W. Restaurant was recommended by several friends. The food was exceptional and our server, Alison, took very good care of us and made us feel special on our anniversary. And the view is beyond compare. We plan to return for our next special occasion.

CM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our special occasion restaurant. It never disappoints.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, view and music (pianist) were excellent. This was our first brunch experience. We've previously only had dinner.

GK
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our husbands cousin and wife as a thank you . Food and service were great. Our server Ricky was excellent and so attentive. Food was very good also . We didn’t feel like we were being rushed and had an excellent time .

TS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and it lived up to expectations. View was incredible, service was top notch and our food was fantastic. Price was as expected, expensive but worth it. We’ve definitely paid more for much less of an experience. Everything made for a great anniversary, we will be back.

EZ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and top notch service. Only disappointment was they were out of crab legs

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best seafood restaurant in Cleveland

BS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was prepared perfectly, no complaints whatsoever.

LG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and views of the lake & City of Cleveland!

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