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Bayfront Grille

4.4
4.4
468 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 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 814-240-7263

  • 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 468 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Scenic View

  • Erie

    Best Overall

  • Erie

    Best Food

  • Erie

    Best Service

  • Erie

    Best Ambiance

  • Erie

    Best Value

  • Erie

    Fit for Foodies

  • Erie

    Great for Lunch

  • Erie

    Romantic

  • Erie

    Special Occasion

  • Erie

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mathew

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    NO ONE wants a bad meal, and understanding the stress of everything. Would request management (and employees) "actually" sit down and order all food, compare it to the menu description, Flavor - you are are not a whistleblower , just be honest. Margherita Flatbread$12.00 over priced NOT -Oven roasted tomato, NOT - mozzarella - low grade if mozzarella - bland, texture rubbery SWEET!?? - balsamic glaze Breadcrumb topping ?? with parmesan... maybe WAS fresh Basil and Crust was good, crisp and floavor - rare to have fresh flatbread crust and did not expect it to be. Fish N' Chips$29.00 WAY over priced Only a step above Long John silver - frozen - larger portion Fries were hot and stayed crispy Seared Barramundi$30.00 Herb roasted potatoes, broccolini, beurre blanc, scallion beurre blanc - need a better grade of Butter and actully some scallion too much white vinager - suspect no wine , evident by the lack of color - too blanc (white) should be a hint of yellow from the Butter and scallion (and shallot) and a better wine. unfortunately the sauce turned out to be a WHITE emulsified oil with a hint of acid Sauce had nice texture but it is the flavor that is needed. Fish was good , as were potatoes nicely seasoned (should be roasted) - steaming then flash broil , to save kitchen time, for apperance sake anyway. Perfect broccolini. We very much wanted to enjoy the meal, and the over an hour drive helped with the hunger.... but better to have flavor on your side then luck next time. Respectfully .. thank you for reading
  2. O

    Outoftowner99

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, really good food in a beautiful spot on the water

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 3 days agoWOW! Thanks for the awesome review! We appreciate you!

  3. JK

    JaneKR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out server, Kym, was outstanding. Very busy, but did her job very well. Kudos to Kym

    Bayfront GrilleResponded 3 days agoThanks for the great compliments to the staff! We hope you can visit us again soon!

  4. JM

    JulieM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Jennifer is awesome. We enjoyed her a lot. But….the chairs smelled like someone sat in them for too long. They smelled awful. Maybe think about getting rid of them and getting new.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on November 13, 2022Thanks for the positive feedback on the server! Yes, we plan to renovate the restaurant in 2023 and we will have all new furniture!

  5. T

    Trudy

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding - energetic, friendly, and helpful. She made the experience!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on November 13, 2022Thanks for the FIVE STAR review!

  6. JN

    JujuN

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food just ok for 4 meals, 2 meals were good. Service slow on all meals except for 1 meal. Table I sat at twice was damaged on top and all tables seemed sticky. Tables are too close bu windows. The view from the window tables is very nice. Dead bird on walkway outside window. Wait for breakfast waitress was long as they forgot to tell our waitress she was assigned to our table.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on October 30, 2022Thanks for your recent stay and review. We apologize for the problems you experienced and will ensure they are immediately addressed.

  7. RT

    RandyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    service is on point, manager on floor helping. food is just ok. overpriced for the quality of food.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on October 16, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate you!

  8. G

    Ginny

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little bD get a way - our server was amazing, super friendly, offered food suggestions. (Lena). Will def return!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on October 12, 2022Thanks for the AWESOME review of the Bayfront Grille! We hope to see you again soon!

  9. AF

    AshleyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The last few times I’ve eaten there the food has been horrible. Love the view but I think I’m done hoping for a good meal everytime

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on October 12, 2022Thanks for your recent visit. I apologize for the problems you experienced. I will have my Restaurant GM reach out to you to follow up. Thanks

  10. n

    nurse85

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before a concert. Always a good experience at Bayfront Grille. Our server was working very hard.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on October 12, 2022Thanks for the AWESOME review of the Bayfront Grille! We hope you can visit us again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Raining stormy day so had to sit inside. This was a special occasion lunch and early in day. The appetizer corn clam chowder was really good. The hamburgers were good. The peanut butter cake was outstanding. Not too sweet and a unique texture and taste which was really good. A bit pricey though in a top notch hotel with a great view, it is to be expected.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 27, 2022Thanks for the excellent review of the Bayfront Grille!

  12. G

    Grogie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Meal was good, but pricey. Have had better meals at more affordable prices at many more restaurants. Was hoping for a nice, quiet meal with my husband overlooking the water, but tables were very close together (felt like we were actually eating with the parties next to us) and the restaurant that evening was crowded and noisy. Felt very claustrophobic.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 27, 2022Thanks for your recent visit and feedback. We apologize for the problems you experienced .

  13. MK

    MarkK

    Cleveland

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining on the waterfront. Manager Shannon and Server Riley helped us choose from a varied menu. We love the cucumber salad, and tonight enjoyed the white fish with smoked mushrooms. Try the peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache coating!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 27, 2022WOW! Thanks for the amazing review! We really appreciate your business!

  14. K

    Kitty

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The crab corn clam soup was delicious. The strip steak was terrible (extremely stringy and cold when it was served). Fish and chips were good.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 27, 2022Thanks for your feedback. I will be sure to share this with the Chef.

  15. ES

    ElizabethS

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner outside on the water one of the last for the season. The Fish and Chips and Farloe Salmon was absolutely delicious! Our server- Kylee was very helpful and attentive to us. Thank you Kylee!! An delightful evening to say the least !

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks for the AMAZING review of the Bayfront Grille! I am so pleased you enjoyed the food and that the staff took such good care of you. We hope you can come back to dine with us again soon!

  16. RL

    RandiL

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It's a little more expensive but worth it.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022We really appreciate your business and positive feedback! We hope to see you back again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was kinda looking for some seafood on the water, but seafood minimal on menu. Caesar salad and strip steak was wonderful second choice. Vibrant bar scene, nice wines, good dinner.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks for your recent visit and review! We appreciate your business!

  18. L

    Let951

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful view. Not a huge menu, but everything we had was great.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022We appreciate your business and hope you can return again soon!

  19. JR

    JohnR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hostess and wait staff were very professional and in good spirit. They did not appear to be any delay in table service. The waitperson checked on our satisfaction With the food and gave us our check and processed it in a very timely fashion.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks for the EXCELLENT review of the Bayfront Grille! I am so please that you had such a great experience,

  20. S

    Sado

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (Jessica) was so kind and helpful! She even took a picture of us at sunset for our anniversary. The food and drinks she recommended were fantastic! The atmosphere in the restaurant is great with the windows over looking the bay. All of the staff we met were so nice, kind and attentive. Would definitely recommend to anyone we talk to about trip!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 18, 2022Thanks for your awesome review of the Bayfront Grille! I am so happy the staff took care of you so well!

  21. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, delicious food. So glad we went… eating right on the water can’t be beat!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 11, 2022Thanks for the AWESOME review! We appreciate you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was delicious. The outdoor music was awesome! Thank you for an excellent evening! ☀️

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for your AMAZING review and your loyal business to the Bayfront Grille. We appreciate you!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Other than it being very cold in the dining area, it was overall wonderful. The staff were so nice and the food was delicious!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for your recent visit and positive review! We really appreciate your business!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Server friendly. No complaints.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for your AWESOME review of the Sheraton! You are the BEST!

  25. RC

    RyanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    You must try their fish & chips. The best I ever had.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for the FIVE STAR review! We really appreciate you!

  26. t

    tsmith

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting the hotel restaurant. We were very happy with our meal choices and server. They got us in early and gave us seating by the bay front windows so that we could watch the tall ships come into the harbor.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for the AWESOME review of the Sheraton! We really appreciate your business!

  27. DW

    DawnW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and service. Outdoor seating meant direct sunlight and all umbrella tables were “reserved” yet unoccupied. We asked to switch to one of them and were told “no”. We were hotel guests but due to this we will not be coming back to the restaurant or hotel.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 28, 2022Thanks for your review and feedback. We apologize for the problems you experienced and will be sure to share this with our staff.

  28. MR

    MeganR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience! Food was delicious, server was very friendly, perfect views of the boats for Tall Ships! Accommodating for two young kids!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 28, 2022Thanks for your EXCELLENT review of the Bayfront Grille! I am so pleased you had such a wonderful experience!

  29. CK

    ClaireK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    DO NOT EAT HERE! Avoid Bayfront Grille-Walk a little further to the Shoreline Grill instead I should have known that this was not a good restaurant when the greeter could not find the reservations I made a few days before my visit. My family and I were going to the Tall Ships Festival in Erie and I wanted to make sure we had confirmed dinner reservations. The greeter looked at and said I didn't have one and then turned her electronic tablet around and asked me to find my reservation even though I had spelled my name. After pointing it out, my family was seated. The servers zoomed past us but no one stopped. Our server was Jess who finally came to our table after 20 minutes. 20minutes of nothing-no water, no drinks. She finally brought water and ask if we needed anything else-then hurried off. After another long period of time, she came back with my daughter's Pepsi. My husband wanted to give her our order, but she said she had to take water to another table. Finally she took our order. Our order took a long time to prepare. The food was good but not anything out of the ordinary. When the check came, a 20% tip was already added to the bill. This place has really poor service but adds a 20% tip automatically to the bill. We will NEVER go again. The next day we went to the Shoreline Grill and had an exceptional experience. If you are in the Erie Bayfront area-go to the SHORELINE GRILL. You will get great food-great atmosphere-great service and you can even sit outside by the fire areas they have. AVOID THE BAYFRONT GRILL!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on September 5, 2022Thanks for your visit and review. We sincerely apologize for the problems you experienced and have addressed this with the staff. Thank you

  30. JA

    JoAnnW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, great food, and lovely atmosphere. We will definitely return more often.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 21, 2022We appreciate your positive feedback and am very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience!

  31. M

    Melanie

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful view from the patio. Good food and service.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 21, 2022Thank you so much for your business and positive feedback!

  32. JV

    JessieV

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing along with the wonderful view. Our server Teddy was so attentive and polite. Definitely coming back!!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022WOW! Thank you so much!

  33. CA

    CarolAW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Pricey, but nice presentation; decent food, outdoor patio seating is nice--right on lake and lake is beautiful, watered-down cocktails--not worth the $12 ea. We had a great waitress & a manager who cared to stop by @ the end to see if all had been good.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback!

  34. PA

    PATTYF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Good was ok, outside seating was good. Our waitress was nice enough I guess, but acted like she was in a big hurry and there were very few people in the restaurant. Had the $17 Bourbon smoked drink and it tasted like water and bourbon. After being in Bardstown I guess I was expecting more.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022Thanks for your review and feedback. We appreciate your input and will look into some adjustments.

  35. JA

    JasonA

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. The atmosphere was nice and quite with great view. Food was very good with large portions. Dessert was excellent and one of the desserts was free for her birthday which was a nice surprise. Overall we had a great time and would definitely come back.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022WOW! This is such a great review! I am so pleased to have made this such a special night for you and your girlfriend! We hope you can come back and visit us again soon!

  36. CB

    CarolB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing. The outside seating was comfortable and well shaded while providing a beautiful view of the water. Our server was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed the charcuterie board, and the salmon dish was excellent!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022Thanks for the EXCELLENT review of the food and service at the Bayfront Grille!

  37. JD

    JoeD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    My party of 4 , three were served and my meal took an additional 15 to 20 minutes

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022We apologize for the problem you experienced and will ensure we correct these issues for our future guests.

  38. HM

    HeatherM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service and food. Would never recommend going here. Will never return.

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you. If there was a specific detailed reason for your lower rating, we would certainly appreciate the feedback so that we can make improvements for our future guests and hold our staff accountably for delivering exceptional service and food quality.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved all of it!! New tables are great!! Outstanding waitress and manager ! Good food!!!

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022WOOO HOOO!!! You are the BEST! Thank you!

  40. D

    Denise

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at the bar and our waitress was phenomenal

    Bayfront GrilleResponded on August 16, 2022WOW! I am so pleased that you had such great service ! 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 468 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 6 times today
Google Map for Bayfront Grille

55 W Bay Rd, Erie, PA 16507

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 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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