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Bayfront Grille

4.4
4.4
405 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our waterfront restaurant offers regional cuisine and breathtaking lake views. Enjoy a new take on casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (814) 454-2005

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shannon Williams

  • Catering

    To go catering and meals available- please call 814-454-2005

  • Private party contact

    Brittany Brock: (814) 454-2005 ext. 6246

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Parking details

    Free Parking for Bayfront Grille Guests

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Scenic View

  • Erie

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary.
  2. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening out in the patio celebration a belated Father’s Day…couldn’t have been a better night…everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks…a memorable time.
  3. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation at 4, arrived early and was told our table wasn’t ready, the host would get us. He didn’t. We sat at the bar for over 1/2 hour while the waitstaff smacked and chatted away. When our wonderful bartender asked if our table was ready he was greeted with a disgusted sign and “yeah…I guess so”. Host was no where to be found and didn’t seek us out as promised. We were lead to a table in the middle of the walkway between the kitchen and dining area, when I asked to be reseated near a window it drew another exasperated sign and a “no those are reserved for people with reservations” followed by “…let me see…no this is all that’s available”. The utter lack of customer service skills by the host and the restaurant staff was simply too much. We left and dined next door. Seems like Bayfront has quite a reputation for such poor service, all to the benefit of their competitors. Good luck to them, they really need it!
  4. l

    lindam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I booked here for my family since on open table it showed 4.5 stars. I should’ve checked yelp. 3 stars on yelp and I totally get why. The food is basic, overpriced for what it is. The only nice thing about this restaurant was the location. Ambiance was outdated. Had a much better experience a block over at Shoreline bar and grill. Kinda wish I checked the reviews sooner and went someplace else but whatever. 100% never coming back to this place lol. The GM was a nice lady but her personality couldn’t make up for the food/drink quality. Lol.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThanks for your review and feedback. I will be sure to share this with the team so we can make improvements for our future guests.

  5. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The venue was pretty and overlooking the water. The food was not at all good. My salmon was more like sushi and I needed a chainsaw to cut up my carrots. My kid got a chicken that was dry and unseasoned. He could have borrowed my chainsaw to cut up his green beans. And his new potatoes weee so tasteless that I think that’s what Matt Damon was eating in the movie The Martian. Service was painfully slow as well. Bad experience.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThanks for your recent visit and review. We apologize for the problems you experienced and will be sure to address this with the Chef ASAP so we can make the necessary adjustments. Thank you again for your feedback.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our waitress was personable, friendly, and very accommodating. Great experience!😊

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThanks for your FIVE STAR review!

  7. MP

    MatthewP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had steak which was perfectly cooked but I thought it would be slightly higher quality meat for $40. The fries were very good.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThanks for your review and feedback. We appreciate you!

  8. SA

    SusanAnderson

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    My meal lacked flavor. The fish was ok but the sauce left a lot to be desired. The crab/corn chowder was delicious. I would have preferred more variety in veggies and rice instead of potatoes. Beautiful view.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    It was so windy out on the patio and the front desk could not give us a table inside. The food was fine but they couldn’t accommodate us (4 people).

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for choosing the Bayfront Grille! We really appreciate your business!

  10. B

    Beth12

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The restaurant has a lovely location looking out on Lake Erie but the food is expensive and mediocre at best. There were three of us and our review is based on both dinner and breakfast. For example, oatmeal on the menu was described as being served with a fresh berry compote. The berries were not fresh, but had been cooked into a sauce that was on top of the cereal. A side of green beans at dinner was barely cooked; they were actually hard to chew and tasted somewhat as if they had been frozen. The mushroom pasta Bolognese was tasty, but there were no identifiable pieces of wild mushroom, just little brown bits. The corn chowder was “meh” and the additional crackers requested never came.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 7 days agoThank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business and will work to make the corrections that you experienced.

  11. CH

    ChristineH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went with my sister in law and her husband. We all had very good dinners… salmon, pasta, and filet. The service was great!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 19, 2022WOW! Thank you for such a positive review! We hope you can come back and visit us again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Waitress didn’t know drinks available. She seemed too busy and didn’t come over to take our order or give us our bill in a decent amount of time

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 19, 2022Thanks for your feedback. We will be sure to address this so we can correct the issues for our future guests.

  13. CS

    CathyS

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was great! Our server Jennifer was friendly and attentive.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 19, 2022We are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience!

  14. DK

    DanK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great view! Would definitely visit again!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your FIVE STAR review of the Bayfront Grille!

  15. BW

    BarbaraW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We were there with another couple to treat them to a really nice dinner to thank them. The prices are super high for the amount of food you get. it was a 200.00 bill and our guest says you know its a "fancy" restaurant when you leave and go to McDonalds cause your still hungry. We felt terrible that they felt that way when we wanted them to enjoy themselves. Also I ordered the mushroom pasta dish and it was good it didn't taste any different from what I make at home. Guess I had my expectations set to high.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your recent stay and review. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure this is addressed with the team.

  16. BM

    BingM

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    great experience! The food was great and they have amazing views.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 5, 2022We really appreciate your business and positive feedback!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Awesome view, overpriced

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 5, 2022We appreciate your business and feedback. We hope to see you back again soon!

  18. EF

    EthanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service and food but found a piece of plastic In salad. They did get me a new one

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thank you for your feedback and business.

  19. EH

    EileenH

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant… everyone very friendly!! Service was great, and food very good!!! Crab soup was excellent… served so nice and hot!! Add-on shrimp were delicious!! Caesar salad was perfect… great dressing!! My husband’s burger was just OK , but truffle fries were fantastic!! An enjoyable evening and Good meal!!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thank you so much for the AMAZING review! We really appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon!

  20. C

    Cathy

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My meal was under seasoned to the point of being bland. Unfortunate since the menu description sounded wonderful. $30 for tasteless food is unacceptable

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thanks for your feedback. We will be sure to pass this on to the kitchen so we can get this corrected.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was a dinner to wrap up my weeklong birthday celebration. The same day I made my reservation, I changed my reservation from 2 people to 6 people. However, when we arrived the next day, the venue did not have the updated information which meant my party had to wait to be seated. The staff also forgot it was my birthday even though it was on my reservation and I mentioned it upon arrival. The food was very good but was not served timely.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thanks for your recent business and feedback. We will be sure to review this with the staff

  22. G

    Giggly

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Five of us from 3 different cities met at this restaurant for dinner. We liked that it was on the water since none of us lives near water and the view was as lovely as anticipated. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the pork tenderloin and I was very happy with my selection. The restaurant is beautiful and the volume was most appreciated. If I may offer one improvement: it would be nice to see a larger selection of wines. All said, I look forward to coming back!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thank you so much for your positive review and feedback. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon!

  23. t

    terris

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Mother’s Day with the dinner at the Bayfront Grille. There were six in our party and everyone agreed that their food was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you so much for your positive review and wonderful feedback! We hope to see you back again soon!

  24. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding. We ordered caesar salads with chicken and the margherita pizza appetizer. The chicken was a pre-seared frozen patty that appeared to have been microwaved. The appetizer also seemed microwaved. Both became very chewing, dry and uneditable after a few bites- Our server, RJ was amazing. He was very personable and kept the drinks coming so we quickly forgot the nasty food. The actual caesar salad was good so we picked the chicken off.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 29, 2022Thanks for your recent business and review. We appreciate your valuable feedback.

  25. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was awesome! Would definitely recommend going there on a date night!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 15, 2022Thanks for the fantastic review!

  26. P

    Peterv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bayfront Grille never fails to deliver, The food is outstanding, as is the service and the ambience.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback!

  27. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax and unwind! Service was excellent, food was really good, and the drinks were great! One of our go-to spots in Erie!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on May 8, 2022We appreciate you loyalty to the Bayfront Grille and thank you for the positive review! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food is amazing here. Our server was attentive and exceptional. The restaurant was rather empty so it made for a nice quiet experience.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on June 5, 2022Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back again soon!

  29. SD

    SusanD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere here in the view of the bay and the food presentation it’s beautiful!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on April 17, 2022Thanks for your FIVE STAR review! We hope to see you back again soon!

  30. DS

    DanS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Food was delicious and the view was lovely.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on April 17, 2022Thank you so much for the positive review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal so much!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was splendid. They reserved us good seats and made our dinner extra special since it was our anniversary. Would gladly come back for special occasions and for regular dining!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on April 17, 2022Thanks for being such a loyal guest of the Bayfront Grille!

  32. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurants come and restaurants go in Erie. You can always count on the Bayfront Grill for a great meal served with attentive service.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on March 20, 2022Thanks for your recent business and excellent review! We hoe to see you again soon!

  33. SD

    SandraD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy, comfortable dining. Great view on the lake.. Had calamari, Margherita Flatbread...sauce was Delicious! And we're Italian, picky over sauce..Great burger, drinks fairly reasonable, the Apple wedge salad...perfect with added Salmon...Jennifer, I think, our server, Very personable, efficient and a delight. Outstanding service

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on March 13, 2022Thanks for your AWESOME review! We hope you can come back again soon!

  34. D

    Daisy

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was delicious. We were seated right by the window and it was a beautiful evening on the bay.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on March 6, 2022Thanks for your EXCELLENT review! We hope to see you back again soon!

  35. BT

    BlueTaco

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Very nice swanky place. Ordered 2 short rib grilled cheese. One had what looked like wax paper in it. Waitress was not concerned when we mentioned it. Manager comped the sandwich and provided a different one after I had to say something, as the sandwich was not going to be eaten. Very awkward experience with the waitress and kitchen staff, manager made up for it a bit. Will try dinner next week and give it the boot if experience isn't 100%.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on March 6, 2022Thanks for your recent visit and review. I apologize for the problem you experienced with your sandwich. I will make sure to address this with the kitchen team. We hope to see you back again soon.

  36. N

    Natureluver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty view by the window & good food. The place got louder as the dinner time went on. Dress is casual there.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on March 6, 2022Thank you so much for your business and review. We hope to see you back again soon!

  37. CH

    CatherineH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both ordered burgers and loved them! The truffle fries recommendation was perfect. Will be back again soon!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on February 13, 2022Thanks for your business! We really appreciate your positive feedback!

  38. J

    Joe5399

    Las Vegas

    155 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good not great. The server did a good job. We got the filet and cod which we cooked to our liking. Nothing overwhelmed us.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on February 6, 2022Thanks for your recent visit and review. We appreciate your business.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First we had a waitress that couldn’t speak or understand English. We ordered unsweetened ice tea with no lemon. Teas arrive with lemon. We ordered an appetizer- we asked that they bring the appetizer before they start our burgers . About 30 minutes later she brings out the appetizer and our burgers and fries. The fries are ice cold. We asked the manager for more teas and hot fries. About half an hour goes by. Waitress brings over two teas ( not 4 ) so half of our party waits another 15 minutes for their ice tea. Finally our fries come out- not hot but slightly warm. Still no refills on ice teas. My burger that I ordered with no pink in the middle is almost red cooked just past rare. We wait another 30 minutes or more and asked another server for the manager to get the bill and leave. I told him of the issues with the waitress and he tells me “what do you want me to do she is an intern”. My thought would be to get her out of the waitress position. Maybe she could clean or do dishes but she is Aweful as a waitress.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on February 4, 2022Thanks for your recent visit to the Bayfront Grille Restaurant. I sincerely apologize for the problems you experienced with your meal. I will be sure to address this with the staff so it does not happen again. We hope to see you back at the restaurant again soon!

  40. TK

    TeriK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Way to cold, everything from the Food to the air temp. To many in ans out to the igloos freezing out the small dining room. Food quality has changed alot in last 3 years. Unfortunately we have eaten here over the years and never been disappointed. Last night was a first. Service was good.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on January 30, 2022Thanks for your recent visit and review of the Sheraton. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share this with the team so we can make improvements. We hope to see you back again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bayfront Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 454-2005.

Bayfront Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Bayfront Grille

55 W Bay Rd Erie, PA 16507

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking for Bayfront Grille Guests

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shannon Williams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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