Bayfront Grille

4.2
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located inside of the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and overlooking Presque Isle Bay, The Bayfront Grille is ideal for friends and family gatherings or a romantic dinner just for two. The Bayfront Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Dinner menu items include delectable salads and appetizers as well as steak, chicken and seafood options. Enjoy this premier Erie dining choice.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

this sunset on lake erie,awsome,highly would recommed as a overnight

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

We came for my birthday and had a lovely time. Food was great, service from Danny was personable and knowledgeable. The ambiance along the water was gorgeous.

SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food arrival was a bit slow, we were not in a hurry. This is not a dine and run place. Take your time and enjoy the Bay.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Didn't realize this place was dog friendly and there were a lot of mild mannered dogs outside so I want to bring my dog next time I come. Loved the atmosphere and service. Only two minor complaints. The waitress took away the drink/dessert menu every time I ordered a drink so I had to ask for it again (you would think to increase the total cost of the bill she would leave it there). Also the sun was shining right in our eyes and I asked to move tables and for an umbrella and they said you have to reserve a table and specifically ask for an umbrella. No biggie but was unaware of this when I set the reservation. Otherwise, great time!

l
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the view--the food--the service! The price is a little high--but worth it

AD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening on the bay with live music. Great time.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t get Bronzino anywhere else it down, delicious along with roasted Brussel Sprout in honey sriracha sauce.

GB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 34th wedding anniversary. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent but pricey. I enjoy it very much and would recommend them.

MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It took over 90 minutes to get our food and only because we ask our waiter where is our order after sitting there for 90 minutes. It was awful. The waiter was great not his fault. The managers have the restaurant understaffed in the kitchen and dining area. They are standing around and not helping. This was a FRIDAY night too.
There was no special effort to apologize like a comp drink or the spoken word. Then when I asked to have open table credits be credited. The mgr didn’t know how to do it. We left for another event and I had to call to see if they could credit the points. It was just not a good experience

BP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent location views at waterfront level overlooking bay. Food was very good. The only disappointment to our party was was that on the menu for side dishes it lists "Truffle Fries". Our party of four were excited to see these fries on the menu and consequently placed orders. However the fries are not accompanied by Truffles but rather parmesan cheese. Quite misleading.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I celebrated our first anniversary here. The place is beautiful & the view of the lake makes it even better. The place was busy but not loud. The menu offers a lot of variety, most of which are things you don’t often find at restaurants. I felt compelled to try something new instead of sticking with my usual favorites, which were also available had I wanted them.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great! Perfect view!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We stopped here on our way thorough erie- service was very slow and orders were inaccurate. Food was acceptable, but pretty vanilla.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

super slow service..it took 20 minutes to get drinks..ok food..great view

HB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

This is a mixed review. If you all you care about is the food, the food is very good. If you want ambience, get a table outside on a beautiful evening and there's none better. But my criticism is that this is Sheraton Hotel that puts itself out as one of the tops in the chain. And the service in the restaurant is equivalent to a chain, big-box restaurant. And it's very noticeable unfortunately. Worse, I don't the management really cares because I've brought this up to them and things have not gotten better. I'm hoping they read this review and act. If the service improved, this could be a 5 star rating.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Went there with my dad! Food was great and staff was prompt and very helpful. Also amazing view at sunset!

TH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was acceptable in all respects, however there was one annoyance: two of the breakfasts when restaurant was not busy were served with two ingrediants missing - bacon and hollandaise sauce. Mistakes were rectified, but it took longer than desirable.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Hadn’t eaten there in awhile and wanted to make sure salad was same as last time. I asked the waitress and she told me it was how I remembered. When it came it was a completely different salad. I did not eat it and they left on bill. Very disappointed:(

RB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Honestly I love the location but the bar setup is insanely amateur, the service is embarrassingly bad, (I was at a table of service industry veterans and their heads were gonna explode) All of this is a distraction from one of the most uniquely beautiful settings in the country. After being seated 50minutes after our reservation, we were ignored for another 30 minutes and got our own drinks at the bar in the meantime. We were told by a server we weren’t her responsibility, only to find out later that we in fact were. Admittedly she was great and tried to make up for it, but the management is at fault for an overwhelmed and under trained staff. 830 reservation finished up at 11 with courses served out of order to hasten delivery. Hire more people! Train the staff! Great location!! Terrible parking (fix that garage system to pay on way in ffs)

PK
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset on the patio! Or server was the best!

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Service was a late start but fine after. Thank you!

OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food great service was terrible. Normally everything is great. Looks like a very green server staff

SS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Only really would recommend to someone else for the atmosphere. It was such a beautiful view from the patio, but the food wasn’t all it should have been for the price and it took forever. Small menu, not a huge selection at all. Service was great at times but then slow on others. When I made the reservations I had a couple special requests, and you could totally tell they didn’t read any of them! The view was worth it, but everything else was just average.

T
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on patio. Enjoyed the view and the food.

B
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited 30+ minutes for main course

Horrible margaritas

Pleasant waitress

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our server was horrible in the 2 hours we were there we only saw her 5 times. The manager never touched tables to ask how everything was. The food was very good and a beautiful view but we wouldn't go back solely because of the service.

KC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We reserved via Open Table about 20 minutes before we arrived. When we arrived, we were told we could be seated outside, our preference, in 10-15 minutes. However, 25 minutes later, we were still waiting. We approached the hostess who offered us inside seating at that point, and we accepted.

Food was very good. All 4 of us were pleased with our dishes. Chef was accomodating for food allergies. Menu does not have allergen-friendly meals marked.

Staffing seemed to be poor, as it took a long time to get our food and the check. Appetizer came out quickly, however. Very nice setting with lake view! I would visit again as long as I have a while to spare.

N
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Beautiful place to have a nice diner near water on a sunny day.

OT
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The hostess was great. The food was fantastic. The server was TERRIBLE. I believe his name was Christian. Took 10 minutes to take drink order, 15 minutes to get drinks, soup was cold because food took so long etc. Noticed other servers bringing food and drinks much faster. Definitely a bummer.

DG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant. I am allergic to shrimp so the staff offered to have the Chef prepare my food which normally had some shrimp in it in a completely clean prep station with no shrimp content. I realize this is not that unusual but the quick and caring way in which the accommodation was made when a waiter simply overheard me stating my allergy was terrific. Great atmosphere, reasonable prices, wonderful staff.

MK
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like the Bayfront Grille. They do have a limited menu, but anything I have ever tried there has been very good. My favorite menu item is the crab corn chowder which is the best I have ever had anywhere! Because the weather was so pleasant, which does not happen much in Erie, we dined outside next to the water which was very enjoyable!

AK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there... won’t be our last. Amazing food!

LD
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good dinner here. Our server was great. They gave me an outside table in the shade just like I asked. Steak and sides cooked perfect. Dinner seemed like a good value to us. Then, we decided to come back for breakfast. I really do not recommend breakfast here. The food was terrible and we ended up paying about 30 dollars a person for food that would’ve been better at McDonald’s. Horrible eggs that tasted like fish that I couldn’t even bring myself to swallow. I really don’t like to return food but I almost did. Under cooked sausage. They serve Starbucks coffee also which is gross and burned tasting on a good day. Half cold star bucks is even worse. We still gave 4 stars because we enjoyed our dinner so much.

ES
Cleveland
46 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Cheese tray was good. Entrees were overpriced for just-OK food. My daughter's flat iron steak was overly seasoned. My perch was half cornmeal breading, although slaw was good. Kids meal was $10...yikes. service was slow, despite the place being almost empty.

T
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice place to eat. alcohol drinks were very strong (worth the money if you like that) food was good, def would go back..

SP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bayfront Grille has always prepared a wonderful meal with polite and friendly service.

H
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a good not great meal. The perch were dry. The view is amazing. Will not rush to go back.

AO
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Food was Great and we had a beautiful view by the window!

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Bayfront Grille was a good one. The ambience is just wonderful, we were seated in a window seat that had a wonderful view of Lake Erie. The service was top notch and was very appreciated. My husband ordered a coffee spiced beef dish which he said was very tasty and prepared just like he wanted. I ordered the citrus chicken which tasted wonderful, but was very dry. I wanted to finish it, but it was just too overdone. The mashed potatoes and vegetables were cooked just right. I would definitely go back again, for the ambience, and service, but wouldn't order the chicken again!
The waitress did mention this to the cook, and I was given a complimentary free dessert, which was delicious. That was very nice of them to offer that to me.

BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were both outstanding and sitting by the window looking out at the bay just made it even more memorable! Our waiter was so nice!

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