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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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (173)
Scenic View (166)
Waterfront (161)
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Good for Anniversaries (146)
Romantic (136)
Good for a Date (130)
Good for Birthdays (107)
Worth the Drive (101)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Quiet Conversation (72)
Great for Brunch (64)
Business Meals (63)
Notable Wine List (63)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Cozy (51)
Happy Hour (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Good for Groups (41)
Live Music (41)
Bar Seating (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Fun (33)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Healthy (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Authentic (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Seasonal (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Disabled Access (15)
People Watching (14)
Casual (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vegan (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Our first time at Pier W and it was overall an amazing experience. One of our best nights out in Cleveland

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and atmosphere.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Incredibly great overall experience! Is definitely listed as one of my favorite restaurants in the greater Cleveland area!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meal. Have not been there for years. Should have gone sooner.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress, Helen, made it a very enjoyable evening. She took great care of us and made us feel special. Food was very good. We visited the bar after dinner. Actually stayed much longer than expected.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Always good food and great view of the city

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was awesome; service, food and ambiance. It wasn’t too dark so I could read the menu, and the city skyline view from our table was a great touch. Jessica, our server, did a wonderful of job of suggesting cocktails and food.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent seafood , great view, great service. Wine selection is exceptional.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent meal as always with a great view! The scallops were outstanding as well as the grouper!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Our best Saint Valentine's dinner ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Our service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious, like melt in your mouth amazing.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Very fine dining experience. Excellent service and food

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Pier W never disappoints. Wonderful service and the best seafood in Cleveland. Great views as well from almost any table. Pricing also very good for the quality of the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Every time we have visited Pier W we left feeling very, very, pleased with the just everything about your restaurant . When you compare the atmosphere, food, service etc. Pier-W is the best. I live very near to Crocker Park, in Westlake, who boast of their great food and atmosphere. However, in my opinion they do not come close to Pier - W, in any respect . Most of them are good, but none are great as is Pier-W. Dinner at Pier-W makes any occasion a special experience; even just for a light lunch. Your star rating is about *

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was excellent, waitress was great, view was outstanding!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A little pricey but VERY good!
Excellent staff, very pleasant and professional.
Waiter knew the menu well and offered perfect selections when asked between options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Pier W exceeds any expectations you may have. The location is easy to get to, the view is beautiful, the décor is gorgeous, the service is outstanding and the menu/wine list...out of bounds! My Husband and I drove up for the weekend, and spent the evening of our first anniversary here. We started with the beet salad and bruschetta; both were very tasty. He had the 10oz Filet Mignon and it was spectacular. He was beside himself with how perfectly it was cooked and he specifically stated, "I've never had meat melt in my mouth before!". I had the vegetarian tasting and it was divine. Perfectly seasoned and balanced. We were presented with the menu that was printed with "Happy Anniversary" and also received a cupcake with buttercream icing & edible white chocolate medallion that was printed with Happy Anniversary as well. All food items were presented nicely by staff, and plated with perfection. You can feel the care that is taken into the diners experience in the air. We couldn't have asked for more wonderful experience on our first anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vegan
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Early Valentines dinner

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The view is spectacular! Service was top-notch. They make you feel special and important.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My favorite restaurant, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even with vibrant restaurant options in Cleveland, Pier W is still sets the standard for fine dining experience. Great ambiance, unparalleled service and simply amazing cuisine. My Husband and I love stoping by for drinks at the Bar or to celebrate special occasions. Ideal for client dinners and spectacular views of the Lake.

Tags: Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best seafood restaurant around Cleveland!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Been there many times with the same fantastic results.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent service, fabulous food and a spectacular view!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

From the time we walked in service was excellent fromThe hostess who took our coats seated at a table by the window with a great view service by a very attentive waitress who offered great suggestions for food and wine the food was excellent and very tasty will return again

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We went to Pier W for our 14 year anniversary 1/31/18. Coincidentally my wife and I had our first date & I also proposed there (not on the first date). We enjoy it for special occasions, with friends, family and just us. The food is great and the atmosphere and view are superior. The wine selection is outstanding as well. In addition the sunday brunch is second to none and we have been around the block a few times through our travels and have yet to see a close competitor more than once. I also ordered roses (14) in a vase from our florist and had them delivered and Pier W had them on the table when we arrived (take note gentlemen). We also have become friends with the manager "Clement" and he always make a visit and a special touch and an enjoyable visit.
If I were to want anything else I would like to see a larger steak selection (22-26oz) or a tomahawk ribeye which is becoming popular at restaurants as the largest steak I had was the 14oz strip which was delicious. I would also like to see a table side caesar salad which I think would be over the top and enhance the salad selections. Just a few suggestions.
"I'll be baaack"!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Waitress was rude and smelled of cigarettes. Fish was dry. Not as great as I remember..

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I loved the new Pier W. I had not been in for over 20 years. It was sleek, modern and the food and service was excellent. It was priced appropriately and we enjoyed great bread, salads, drinks and the entrees and we will be back. I was telling friends who unbeknownst to me have been in and they love the bar area. We did not stop at the bar but we saw it and liked it. Excellent table, great reservation and hostess and just a pleasant way to have a meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a lovely lunch the other day at Pier W. I made reservations for 11:30 AM, early, and my strategy worked as we essentially were the first people in the restaurant and were seated next to the windows looking out on the lake and downtown Cleveland. Our server took excellent care of us--prompt, courteous, and answered our questions in a polite, unhurried manner. Our lunches were delicious, as always, and I look forward to my next dining experience at Pier W!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Outstanding wonderful and delightful

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Pier W always has delicious food, wonderful wine, and the absolute best view of the city. The servers are always absolutely outstanding as well. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had dinner with friends that we haven’t seen in a year so I got reservations at Pier W and we weren’t disappointed. Great meal. Our server was Jessica, she was excellent. Live piano in the background was great, not too loud but classy. Sat in one of the longer booths looking out over the night skyline. Great dining experience, will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I ate at Pier W for the first time recently - we went for my husband's birthday, and it was great! The server was very attentive and helpful with selecting dishes (everything looked so good!), and the food was fantastic. A little pricey, so it's not going to be a regular in our rotation, but for a special occasion it was worth the splurge! I put a note on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, and the hostess and our server made a point of asking whose birthday it was and wishing my husband a happy birthday. They even printed "happy birthday" on the top of the menu which was a really nice touch. Overall I would definitely recommend Pier W to friends looking for a nice place to have dinner with a view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful service, and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Pier W is one of our favorite restaurants for dinner – and, especially, lunch. On a recent visit, we started with cups of Pier W’s delicious Lobster Bisque that is consistently really tasty – and filling. Our entrees consisted of the simply-prepared Blue Cod with (requested) greens beans and roasted potatoes that was cooked to perfection; so too was the Crab Stuffed Gulf Shrimp with lemon butter sauce accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and Baby Bok Choy. Servings were generous, but not overly so; we opted to forgo desert this time being fully satisfied -- and full. The view is wonderful and part of the attraction of dining at this restaurant, but the excellently prepared food and superb service are really what draws us back to Pier W again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our waitress Rachel was woundefull

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were able to get a table by the window. The views just can't be beat. The dining room was full, but we had no trouble hearing our conversation. Our server, Jessica, was helpful, friendly and attentive. The food was well prepared and just delicious. The "simply prepared" scallops were divine. My husband had the braised short ribs and it was perfect. This is a wonderful restaurant for special-occasion dining. Excellent!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for the Sunday Brunch. Food was exceptional and the service was great! Glad we made this choice for our Anniversary.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

my husband and I have been here before for dinner and it was fantastic. the brunch was not recommendable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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