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About 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.

12700 Lake Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
4 Blocks West of 117th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 228-2250

Website:
http://www.pierw.com/

Entertainment:
Moss Stanley/Michael Leamon on piano Fridays and Saturdays 7pm - 10pm

Michael Leamon on piano Sunday Brunch

Catering:
Planning an Event? Give us a call! We can make any occasion memorable whether large or small.

Parking Details:
Large open air parking lot also available for self-park.

Executive Chef:
Regan Reik

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Private Dining

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

Pier W Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (200)
Scenic View (192)
Waterfront (180)
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Good for Anniversaries (180)
Romantic (159)
Good for a Date (157)
Good for Birthdays (133)
Worth the Drive (120)
Quiet Conversation (81)
Creative Cuisine (77)
Notable Wine List (64)
Business Meals (62)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Great for Brunch (62)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Live Music (51)
Cozy (47)
Good for Groups (45)
Happy Hour (45)
Fun (40)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Bar Seating (38)
Authentic (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Sunday Lunch (35)
Healthy (33)
Hot Spot (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Tasting Menu (31)
Local Ingredients (29)
People Watching (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Comfort Food (24)
Casual (22)
Disabled Access (19)
Seasonal (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Kid-friendly (8)
Vegan (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Organic (6)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

I expected more from the atmosphere. The tables were set up with just white table cloths, no center pieces, flowers, or anything nice. Nice view of the lake and downtown Cleveland. I'd reserve going there for a special occasion because of the pricing. Not too expensive, but not casual dining either. The food upheld standards. Creative menu choices. I had the pistachio crusted golden trout and it was exceptionally tasteful. I also had the creme brûlée and it was SO good. My husband had the peanut butter chocolate bomb, it was okay.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the food, however I had marked our reservation that it was our wedding anniversary and there was no mention. I must say it was disappointing. Been to other local restaurants that have made mention.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent.warm personal professional
We will be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed the best dining experience of our life. The caesar salad was delicious with just the right amount of dressing. I had the stuffed shrimp and my husband had the scallions. Both were recommended by our very professional server Melanie. Both entries were out of this world delicious. My husband is not too easily impressed and he was totally floored by the service and quality of food. We will be back again for the Baked Alaska and ambiance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Takes a long time to get drink orders and drinks to the table, not just this time but every time we dine there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our service was great . Mike our server was awesome!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time at Pier W. They do such a great job paying attention to all off the details. The food presentation is always beautiful. They even went out of their way to give us a special cupcake for our anniversary. The food is out of this world.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner was delicious. The service was exceptional. Our waiter, Amos, was fabulous ! Will definitely be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

I went to Pier W for my 22nd Birthday. It was amazing. Our waitress was very nice and everyone else was so kind. They made an accommodation we needed. I would recommend this place to anyone and I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This place is overhyped. Food was overpriced and mediocre for the high prices you have to shell out. The view is nice during the day. The service was good though... Would not go again.. M

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I love Pier W and bring people there to celebrate special occasions. Love the view. Service is always special. The food is always good. People are always impressed and feel special after the experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This place was beyond amazing! The staff was great and the food..oh my..the food. So so good! This was my first visit there and I will definitely be back. The dining area was very relaxing and I loved that the music in the background wasn't too loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pier W Sunday buffet was outstanding. All stations were always keep fresh and full. Excellent new station with cajun shrimp, scallops and nokee in a lobster sauce. Service was excellent with Michael as our server. Like the idea of fresh silver ware after every change of plates. Surprised that this was our second try and the items offered change showing creativity by the chefs. Desserts were excellent especially the creme brule and pecan trifle.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went for the Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed by the ambiance (beautiful view of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland). Wait staff was well versed on protocol and extremely polite. A great lead up to an event at Playhouse Square.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been to plenty romantic restaurants throughout the United States of America and I've found that Pier W is by far the best I've encountered in my experience of dining out !!! The Pier W Bouillabasse was extremely delicious !!! Hands down best place I've EVER been !!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF NEVER BEEN!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went with friends to celebrate (belatedly) my birthday. We had drinks in the bar beforehand while waiting for our table. The bar was very crowded and that probably was why our drink orders were a bit slow getting to our table. But the bar is very attractive with a live piano music.

Our entrees were very good: lobster tail specials and crab legs.
the root vegetables that were to come with the lobster tail special did not make it to one of our plates, but our server Kevin was most attentive and remedied the situation!
A delicious complimentary (birthday)mint chocolate cheesecake was a lovely touch.

It is always disappointing not to get the requested "window table" at Pier W. I know it is first come, first served, but I wish there was a way to accommodate special requests that are made very far in advance.
Our table was fine, but not, alas, the window table:(
Overall a lovely dining experience and we would go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The oysters and calimari were very good. Besides that bright spot everything else was a Hugh disappointment from the service to the entrée . I was expecting much more from a supposedly higher resturant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had to wit 35 minutes for our food. We told our waitress we had a time limit because we were going to see Wicked. Our food we had to inhale 8 minutes to eat our dinner. Not happy. People were served their food before we did. E were seated 15 minutes earlier

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was very impressed with the service that was given at this establishment . I will be going back for every special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Last time we went the waiter was amazing, asked if we were out for a special occasion, when I said my wife’s birthday they made a small cake and everything. This time the waiter did the bare minimum which is shocking because this is a higher end resturant meaning more tips. I would challenge management to only hire quality customer service candidates and to be honest that was not the case, waiter messed up my steak order had mushrooms did not want mushrooms, ordered a better bottle of wine, and was shocked he even offered to service it at room temperature. But anyways it was great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was incredibly good. Lunch was great and we were able to have great walleye and halibut

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful romantic dinner celebrating our anniversary. The view is spectacular. I had the bouillabaisse - always a treat at Pier W that never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I go three to four times a year. The seafood is always fresh and we love the oysters. Our favorite restaurant in Cleveland

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I flew to Cleveland from San Francisco to celebrate my sister's birthday with her, and we dined at Pier W for her birthday. The restaurant setting is absolutely magical, with the twinkling lights of downtown Cleveland across Lake Erie. We were pretty awed when we walked in. We were disappointed that we didn't get a window table (in fact, we were seated in one of the few booths that are situated so our backs were to the window), but the ambience was still incredible, and we enjoyed our meal. Service was very attentive, but our waitress seemed to be waiting on a number of parties, and she didn't actually serve any of our food--someone else brought it to the table. That's a bit different than I am used to, but our dinners were delicious. I had a crusted halibut and my sister had a snapper/lobster dish. My sister was served a birthday cupcake, and we also both ordered desserts from the menu--both delicious. I highly recommend Pier W for both the food and the incredible view.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time for brunch, loved everything!
Great food and even better view!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I celebrated my Birthday there and I actually gave my wife a gift after 13 years of marriage, new ring! It was awesome and the server took pictures. Overall great experience and great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect view, ambience and food for a family night of celebration!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pier W has been a Cleveland / NE Ohio favorite for at least 50 years. It has been totally remodeled from years past, but is just a gem. We've been there numerous times and are never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food, service and environment was awesome! We had a great waitress!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We celebrated my aunt’s 98 birthday here because she loves the shrimp cocktail and their Manhattans! And, the view is wonderful. It’s the perfect place to celebrate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Don't expect to get a table for 5 unless you want to eat next to hostess stand. Facility 30% full and we requested a table away from hostess stand/ entrance and were told only table which could accommodate 5. Very disappointing, as faculty was 30% full and other tables clearly available. The table was in the path way of main entrance with zero view right next to hostess stand.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had brunch this past Sunday and it was awesome. Food was very delicious 😋

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fun, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The best brunch I’ve ever had ——amazing seafood , great omelettes , nice music , great views

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this restaurant, the view, service and food is excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was my 3rd trip to Pier W. My husband and I have been here for dinner, for a happy hour and this time we decided to try out brunch. Everything at Pier W is well worth the money you spend. The service is always excellent, the food is amazing and the views and ambiance are beautiful. Pier W is perfect for a date night, a family or friend get together and you definitely have to try the brunch! Delish!

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We visited PierW many times before,but we may not return for another time. Reason,overpriced,food quality declined. The ceaser salad was salty wilted,the dessert selection could be more updated with fresh fruit etc. I did not like the very tight corner place,felt like a child was put in the corner for bad behavior. My husband asked for a second glass of champagne,the charge $8.95. Way overpriced!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome service and great setting. Food was good, but not great for the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The atmosphere and food was great, I would recommend to a friend

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant. Not our first time here but there is never complaints at all. The food is outstanding, the service very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and the view is spectacular (even though it was an awful weather day and we couldn't go for a walk on the pier. This may be our favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area and it never fails to live up to that status. Recommend it highly !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a fantastic meal we had! All for dinners were perfect, server was outstanding, music delightful. Can't wait to go back!

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