Bayfront Grille

4.6
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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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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This would usually be a five star review but they have added outdoor dining igloos- which I am sure are so fun for those in them... but for the rest of us in the dining room it was almost unbearably cold because the wait staff had to keep opening doors to seat and serve igloo patrons.

C
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Reservations were very easy to make through Open Table for the time we wanted. We were seated promptly at a very nice table overlooking the water. Waitress was attentive throughout the evening. We ordered a couple appetizers, and they were very good. We ordered the brussel sprouts as an appetizer, and they were amazing!! The dinners were just "okay", and I feel overpriced. We did enjoy enjoy an after dinner drink (Irish Coffee and Chocolatini). Those were very tasty! For the price of a fine-dining restaurant, however, this would not be my first choice.

AS
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

There are very few fine dining restaurants in Erie. The Bayfront grille is at the top of the food chain. There is an excellent range of options for all courses. The staff was attentive and friendly. The decor/lighting was modern. The views are amazing. (Window seat)
The food was properly prepared. Presentation was creative and the flavors exploded. (Seafood pasta and fillet entrees)
The price for 2 cocktails each, a salad, soup and main course and shared desert was $140 with $35 tip. It was a $175 meal. Not for everyone but it’s worth every penny. We plan to return frequently.
Bravo Bayfront Grille. You have outdone many of your local competition.

OT
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The bison was very tender and my husbands veal dish was lovely. Our server was attentive and efficient. Meals came out timely and hot.

n
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had reserved a high top for 2:30 on Christmas Day - when we arrived (on time) we were left standing for more than a few moments, even though the hostess said they were in a "lull". We were then seated at a small table for 2 near the kitchen door....not the high top we requested. There seemed to be enough servers, were brought water promptly, but waited for our drinks from the bar to be brought. We ordered and the food was very good - but my entree never did come. The server was apologetic and packed the food for takeout and took it off the bill. It just seemed that they were not that busy but there were delays and mistakes. They were very nice, the restaurant was nice - just not up to par in my opinion.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice place, and great view of the bay, but service was inconsistent. The food was average, and priced a bit on the high side for Erie, but not so bad considering it is a nice hotel. We had to wait 15 minutes, despite having a reservation. We watched the empty tables being bused in no particular hurry, and others were waiting as well. Appetizer and soups were served together, despite our specific request to have them separate. Two of three entrees arrived, but the third was more than 10 minutes later, with the excuse that the chef burned the first one - nothing was offered for the inconvenience. The server was nice, seemed to lack any real concept of time management.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

WE were pleasantly surprised to find a moderately priced luncheon menu. Food was good, nicely prepared

PP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food quality needs to be better. When it first opened, it was excellent.

DU
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed at the Bayfront Grill. The view is beautiful, the servers are very attentive and accommodating and the food is amazing. I would highly recommend breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Bayfront Grill.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife had a wonderful dinner. Very peaceful!

Bayfront Grille
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thanks for your EXCELLENT review of the Bayfront Grille! We look forward to seeing you back with us soon!

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JP
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s always nice to sit by the window and look at the lake, and the food is usually very good. The lunch today was average. The crab corn chowder was good, the burger was pretty good, but the bun was stale, and the fries were undercooked and greasy.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thanks for your recent stay and review of the Bayfront Grille! I will be sure to share your feedback with the Chef. We hope to see you back again soon!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan provided great service for our brunch. Definitely recommend.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thanks for the great review! I am pleased that the staff took care of you so well!

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CH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere, attentive but not too much service, we chose lighter fare - soup du jour excellent, salads were interesting- nice change.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thanks for your EXCELLENT review of the Bayfront Grille! We look forward to seeing you back with us soon!

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There is a nice menu with vegetarian and gluten free options. Filet was good, Pork was tasty but a bit dry. Salmon was good. A long wait for the food and wait staff was not as attentive as we would hope bu we will come back.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thanks for your review and feedback. I will be sure to pass this on to my operations team so we can correct any issues our guests experience. We hope to see you back again soon!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal from the hostess to the wait staff to the manager checking in on all the tables.

The food was delectable. They asked if we were celebrating and when we said we were celebrating our anniversary they brought us out dessert!

The view is lovely and it wasn’t too loud. Perfect date night spot.

ED
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I would suggest going with the server's suggestions for the meals. The filet which was suggested; as well as the encrusted sole. My wife had the filet and I went for the rib-eye. The filet was excellent though the side of asparagus were under cooked and too crunchy (we know they shouldn't be like mush, but these were too crunchy). The rib-eye was boneless and had a significant amount of tough sinew/cartilage and fat in it. Both steaks were cooked correctly to the requested temperature (Medium) and the spices added were right. However, it took some cutting of the rib-eye to get edible mouthfuls. The sides were good and complemented the ribeye. The orange creme-brulee was a very good creme-brulee with a couple of orange segments laid on top. I would have it again and ask for the orange segments to be left off; as they were only a garnish to what was an enjoyable dessert.
Our server was attentive without hovering; suggested one dish what was and probably a second dish that would have been enjoyed if I had followed her suggestion. She suggested a wine that complemented the dishes we ordered, and prepared it for us to take away the small amount we had left at the end of the meal.
I had requested a window table to be able to see the bay for what was our anniversary dinner. It was fine; a somewhat talkative party was at a table near us; however, the overall atmosphere was good without lots of excess noise. All in all I would recommend the Bayfront Grille and following the server's suggestion; unless like me you are set on something specific that evening.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your recent visit to the Bayfront Grille Restaurant. I sincerely appreciate your recent visit and feedback. I am pleased that the service you received was excellent! I will be sure to address the issues with the food to the kitchen team so they can connect for our future guests. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you back at the Bayfront Grille soon!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was just ok. Food was good, but booked this in hopes of a romantic evening as my wife and I were in from Orlando and there was nothing romantic about it.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your review and feedback. I will be sure to share this with the operations team so that we can make adjustments for our future guests. We hope you can try us again soon in the future!

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JV
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience. Good food for a hotel restaurant way above the norm. I would definitely go back. My guy & I both had steaks, both enjoyed our meal

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the positive review! We hop to see you back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little overpriced and it is a hotel lobby, so the guests are a mixed bag. But the location right on the water is fantastic. Food is good and service was good. Nothing over the top great, but overall a very good experience.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your review! I am pleased you received good service and good food!

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AH
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Although our service was excellent and the ambiance pleasing, I can only give a moderate review because the food was somehow bland and uninteresting for the price. We were a party of three and our bill was over $135 + a very generous tip (our waiter was superb) with only 3 glasses of wine and a veal, pasta, and seafood dish ordered. At a lower price point or with more interesting food I would have given a higher rating.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your review! I really appreciate your detailed feedback! I will be sure to review this information with my operations team and also recognize the server you had for a job well done! We hope to see you back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I reserved a table outside for my dinner. When i arrived there were only a few outside tables taken. The day turned out to be very warm and sunny so i asked for a table with an umbrella. I was asked if i asked for a table with an umbrella when i made the reservation which i did not because i had never been there before and did not know i should of specifically asked for that. I was told all the tables were reserved and i could not sit at one with an umbrella. Dinner was ok in the sun even though all the tables by us with umbrellas were not taken the whole time we sat there. Overall i felt the staff was rude and not accommodating in any way. The food was ok. I had cheescake for dessert and it was from a box. Also the waitresses and manager kept telling different tables different specials which i thought was bizzare..we werent even told ajy specials.. the only reason i would come back to eat there would be for the great view..

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your recent visit and review. I appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share this with my team. I am pleased you enjoyed the view and we hope you will come and visit us again soon!

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Bayfront Grille last Thursday. My dinner was very good. His was not. He ordered a fillet (requested medium), garlic mashed potatoes, and asparagus. His fillet was cold in the middle, certainly not medium.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your recent review. I apologize for the problem your husband experienced with his filet. I will be sure to address this with my culinary team so this mistake does not happen again. We hope to see you back again soon.

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MK
Cleveland
119 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good experience with delicious food. Love being able to sit outside in the sun.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your OUTSTANDING review of the Bayfront Grille!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The server was very nice, but I was not impressed with the food, especially for the price we paid.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your recent review. If you have more specific information about your food quality, I would appreciate it so we can make improvements. I would appreciate your follow up. Thank you.

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J
Baltimore
167 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were out of town visiting friends and had dinner at Bayfront Grille. We often eat here when in town. The Bronzini fish was very good but had a number of missed bones in it. I have never had bones in my Bronzini from other restaurants. Otherwise, it was a little dry but not overdone. My husband had pork barbecue which fell off the bone and our friends had a filet with corn soup and crab cake with a bowl of corn soup. They were both pleased with their selection.

We would recommend Bayfront Grille to all of our friends!

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your review of the Bayfront Grille!

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KT
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was terrific from appetizer to our main course. Service was very good, very attentive. Was a bit noisy in the restaurant but that could be because its located in the hotel lobby. We also sat right by the door to the patio which was quite windy when the door was opening and shutting. I enjoyed the dinner immensely, the food quality and quantity were perfect.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the review of the Sheraton! I am pleased you had such a good experience with you food and service! We hope you can come back and visit us again soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food and nice atmosphere however very slow service and expensive

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your recent visit and review. We appreciate your business.

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CP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Wonderful meal out on the lake. Unfortunately our server did not give us the specials.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the visit and review!

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The cost of the food is not worth it. Nothing extraordinary about this restaurant to justify the price.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your feedback. I hope you can try us again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. My steak was cooked a little bit more then I like, but was still okay. My girlfriend and I sat outside, it was a very nice view on such a beautiful day. The place itself is very nice, and very kind staff. Value is okay, a little pricy, but was worth it, being it was a special occasion.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your review! I am happy that you enjoyed the staff service and great atmosphere! We hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. I had flowers delivered to the restaurant and they were waiting on our table when we arrived. First rate experience.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

WOW!! Thanks for the AWESOME review of the Bayfront Grille! We hope you can visit us again soon! Thank you for your business!

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WH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, wine and dessert. Orange infused creme brûlée was divine.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the EXCELLENT review of the Bayfront Grille! We hope you can come back and visit us again soon!

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for your 5 STAR review!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the positive review!

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NL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the review!

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l
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the AWESOME review!

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the FANTASTIC review!

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DD
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the great review! I am pleased you enjoyed the food!

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GB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Bayfront Grille
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the AWESOME review! I am happy you had a great anniversary dinner!

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