Oliver's Rooftop

4.6
334 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located on the 8th floor of Erie's newest hotel, Oliver’s Rooftop overlooks Erie's beautiful bayfront and indulges guests with inventive and extraordinary cuisine served alongside stunning views and captivating sunsets.

Oliver’s Rooftop offers incredible vantage points of Presque Isle Bay provided by massive floor-to-ceiling glass panels. A retractable glass wall allows for open-air dining on the rooftop balcony in favorable weather.

Oliver’s Rooftop is a one-of-a-kind culinary destination that pays homage to Erie’s rich maritime history. Oliver’s Rooftop is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval commander best known for his heroic role in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Visitors to Oliver’s Rooftop will have the chance to view Perry’s flagship, the US Brig Niagara, in her home port adjacent to the restaurant.

Oliver’s Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Erie’s newest hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 334 people are saying
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MelissaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about Oliver’s! My boyfriend and I went there for my birthday dinner and it exceeded my expectations; the food and drinks were amazing. They sat us at the “best seat in the house” and we got to watch the sunset while eating our dinner, so romantic. Definitely plan on coming back next time we are in Erie!

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CherylM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

People bent over backwards to make sure we enjoyed our meal & the whole experience! We don't often spend over $100 for 2 meals ....has to be a special occasion & they helped make it very special, the food was delicious, eye appealing & better than anything I have eaten at a restaurant in years!! Loved the pasta/lobster, quantity is such I will have second meal today! Berry tiramisu was to die for! Over all an awesome place, views spectacular & food sumptuous!

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MaryZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. More upscale but perfect for special occasions. Awesome view. More noisy than expected but overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, GREAT view, drinks are pricey. Only real negative was noise... table near a large, loud group at bar. But overall good experience - nice to have in Erie.

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chrism
Toledo
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

food was very basic, overpriced for what it was and uninteresting. so much could have been so better with a decent chef in charge. it’s clear this kitchen lacks talent.

white rice and broccoli was everywhere. menu item descriptions did not match what was received. very, very weak kitchen indeed. it was disappointing.

sauces were bland and too thick. pasta all over cooked. asparagus stems all over an expensive lobster plate - the lobster was over cooked (mealy) and under represented. brandy parmesan sauce? don’t think so.

atmosphere, service and drinks were great. we won’t be back for dinner after spending $180 for three on mother’s day.

i left a more detailed yelp review (chris m). OpenTable doesn’t allow copy and paste for some reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been before but we wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day with the kids and we had a very good time the food is always good.

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EdwardB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food ,good service, great atmosphere and views are the tops... prices are reasonable... portions very appropriate ... too bad you didn't design it so you could have both outside dinning and inside dinning at the same time. I know you can open the doors but you could have had a permanent outside deck... In any event nice job ..

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BrianV
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food. Also very friendly staff. Will definitely go back.

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Nanzer
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was OK, not great. Service was slow but it was 6pm on Mother’s Day and I suspect they had been quite busy all day. Had a misunderstanding about a cocktail that was ordered and what we were charged for but they made the appropriate adjustment.

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WilliamR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 celebrating “ Mother’s Day. Great table location. We all really enjoyed our drinks, appetizers and entre’s. The service and presentation and food were all spot on. The only minus was the noise level. We could hear our conversations but the background noise was nearing deafening. All in all we had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 85 year old mother for dinner on Mother’s Day. She enjoyed her dinner and everyone was so nice

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LittleL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the filet............melted in my mouth. Excellent!

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rebeccab
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Our server was wonderful
Atmosphere was enjoyable and the decor was well done showing interesting aspects of ERie past and present. We will definitely return to celebrate another special family gathering
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complementary pastry was offered.

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Sawizz
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were there on Mother's Day, the restaurant was full in the middle of the afternoon. I was surprised at the noise level. My husband said it resembled a sports bar. I guess we expected a fine dining experience. The food was excellent! The service great! Now that we know what to expect, we won’t be surprised when we go back. I know we will!

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ChristiS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for Mother’s Day. I’m already planning on reservations for her birthday in a few months. The food was delicious and the service was incredible. The service from the minute we walked through the door to when we left was fantastic. Other than a slight mix up in the kitchen with our orders, that was handled immediately by our server, the experience was the best ever. Will definitely be back.

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Lisa
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, and the quantities were very generous. 3 out of 4 of took food home with us, so even though it is expensive, you definitely get your money's worth. The view would have been awesome, except for the rain. We look forward going back on a nice day so that we can look out on the bay.

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SunnyfromFl
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura the server was a great
Sadamere the manager was pleasant
Our food & dessert was amazing
If I could give 100 stars I would Thanks for treating us so nice can’t wait to return. Laura, Sadamere, the bartender, chef, & baker all are mentionable.. everything was impeccable.. if only the weather permitted but the atmosphere made it all worth it..

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KarenH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, waitress very attentive, food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It it a beautiful place to have dinner me and my wife had a great time I will definitely be back just for the tempora shrimp they are to die for !

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SteveR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and we really enjoyed it! Intimate setting with fantastic views all around. Each corner seemed to have its own theme with the decor. Service and food were excellent. Current offering was a limited menu, but a nice variety and relatively reasonable pricing. Will definitely go back. Reservation is a must for peak times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice dinner with my in-laws. It’s arguably the best view in Erie. The food was excellent. Wait staff was a little confused (I think they brought appetizers and drinks for other tables to ours by mistake.. 3 times before we finished our first drinks).
They need a bourbon list. When I asked the waitress, who was very nice, which bourbons they had, she listed 4 non-bourbon whiskeys and the one well-level bourbon.
I suspect, like so many restaurants (and businesses) these days, that they are having trouble hiring. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find people who want to work.

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Debbie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dinner - the food was unbelievable, the staff was very friendly, decor was beautiful and the view of the bay is awesome.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and beautiful place. Staff is really nice and the food is delicious

GK
GaryK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall great experience.
Attentively served by John with great food and drinks. Outstanding views.

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BillW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oliver's is a great location and the food was very, very good. Service was wonderful as well.

I made this reservation through Open Table and specifically asked for a low, window table. No such table was held or available for us however. We were offered a high table in the middle of the location. Not sure what the true purpose is for using "Open Table" for the reservation--next time I will call Oliver's directly.

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ShariL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful atmosphere. Our server was very helpful and really made our experience wonderful.

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MichaelW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

My overall experience was quite faviorable except that I never paid $17.00 for a Manhattan made with Maker's Mark a slight amt. of sweet vermouth and a martini glass.I can see that the bar will not be a place that I would frequent! Food, however, was great.

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MarciS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the chicken picatta and it was delicious. Serving size was huge and ate rest next night. My dad got the walleye and said it was best he ever had.

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vipMozart
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Hostess was rude, did not want to seat me at a table as they had other reservations for parties of 2 or 4
And they made reservations before me!
Is open table first come first serve? I made a reservation and was asked to sit at the bar as I was alone !
Finally ordered dinner and asked for no mushrooms with my entre.... mushrooms were included
Waitress offered to remake about half way through my dinner. Nothing else was offered to rectify mistake, freed drink... dessert....
Manager was greeting diners but skipped my table
As a business customer I often eat alone but have never been treated so poorly.
Waitress was polite , table I was seated at was not set
I would not return to this establishment

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ChrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was excellent. The staff very friendly. The food was excellent. The music could be taken down a bit. Looking forward to dining there again.

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Greg
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing we ordered was excellent from the appetizers. soup to the main course. Our waitress did a great job and we loved the atmosphere and view. We will go again.

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DaveC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Amber
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service definitely needs improvement, for being a fine dining restaurant we were disappointed. Drink order was not correct, when asked if it could be corrected was told the beer that was ordered was out of stock. Asked for a gluten free menu, server said she would be back, came back and asked to take order when we questioned the gluten free menu was told what do you want, I have to ask. Then she left again and came back to confirm if meal could be prepared GF. 3 of the 6 guests got soup or salad, all food came out at once. One meal was missing and server did not come back for at least 15mins after food was brought out to check in. Once meal was received half of it was cold. The food itself was good, I recommend the lobster pasta. However for the price, you expect the service to be on par. Will most likely give Oliver’s another shot in the future in hopes that this was a fluke in service.

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LorenM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience5

We had a terrible table with no view despite booking in advance. Very disappointed with table location from Open Table

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MargeH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My sister-in-law and I had filet mignon and the whipped potatoes and asparagus. Ordered medium no pink inside at all and the asparagus was over cooked like mush. Did not think it was worth $125.00 meal. Got side salad for $42.00 salad should be included. Not very impressed with service took forever to get our beer and asked for A1 steak sauce never got it asked again when filet was half gone.

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vipRonnie
Pittsburgh
159 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were pleased to make our first visit to this restaurant on the top floor of the Hampton Inn. It is a pleasant spot with engaging young staff. It is obviously very popular with a bustling crowd, including several larger groups on a weeknight. The menu is brief and a bit pricey, but everything we had was very good. We enjoyed a delicious flatbread appetiser, the chicken souvlaki salad and the incredible lobster pasta. The latter was very rich and tasty; they kindly substituted broccoli for asparagus.
Definitely a good spot for a special occasion or date night.

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DonaldA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great View. Very expensive alcohol. Food was priced higher than most restaurants in the area. Don't know if we would go back again.

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GaryK
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and impressive views

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CindyD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Had the lobster pasta. My husband had the salmon and raved about it. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very nice. The sunset was not so good, but what a view!!!! Will return!

FAQs

Oliver's Rooftop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 920-9666.

Oliver's Rooftop is rated 4.6 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Oliver's Rooftop does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://oliversrooftop.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.