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The Waterfront Dining

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Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta
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590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A...
The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu. The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway. Est.1996
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Popular summer cafe within steps of the Lake Ontario shoreline

This place is unique as there are very few places along the north shore of Lake Ontario where you can enjoy a drink or dinner with a beautiful lake vista outside. Summer is especially busy for the patio on two floors. Local micro beer, appetizing menu and pleasant atmosphere. Cobb salad was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Oshawa
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've tried to give this restaurant multiple chances and I done. Absolutely HORRIBLE service every time!!!

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Newcastle, Ontario,Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Overall...a big let down to what it was a few years ago. My Caesar salad did not taste like Caesar salad...there were five of us all squeezed up to the table which was just outside close to the road...very NOISY.

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Oshawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is unique as there are very few places along the north shore of Lake Ontario where you can enjoy a drink or dinner with a beautiful lake vista outside. Summer is especially busy for the patio on two floors. Local micro beer, appetizing menu and pleasant atmosphere. Cobb salad was a disappointment; lacked flavour.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Break away from the chains that litter every big box parking lot and eat something real! This is my favourite local watering hole - great in the summer on a cool evening, watching the sun go down over the bay, or equally great on a cold winter's night staying warm with some great upscale pub fare. One of my go-to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Some friends took us there having high praise and us having high expectations. I must say its a bit of a letdown . Its not fine dining, its not "cheap eats" its just pub grub. Serving staff were friendly, I had a hamburger {I would rather have had a Wendy's }. My wife had a spaghetti dish which was cold... More 

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Carrying Place, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went for lunch to this bistro. Very friendly staff and a pretty nice atmosphere. A bit rustic. I ordered the special: Green salad with avocado and fish and I drank two glasses of Italian Chardonnay. The salad was fine, but the avocado tasted itself quite watery event though it looked quite "healthy."

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Pickering, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to the Waterfront for many years. It has gone through changes on the inside a couple of times but the quality has never changed. The main dining has 2 areas. One side was more casual with the other a little quieter and more romantic. I was disappointed to find that the fine dining side has been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were there for lunch Patio table setting was lovely with comfy seating next to the lake. The menu carries a good variety of items. We had two burgers that were perfect and two sandwiches that were dry. The price of $20 each with tax and tip included (no beverages included) was very reasonable for the quality and location. As... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday. We started with oysters Rockefeller that we're look warm to cold at $18. I had the seafood pasta. I asked if it could be made spicy and I was assured they would give it a bit of a kick. It was bland....over cooked pasta floating in tomato soup. My first 3 bites... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is in a great location, which draws customers who are at the lakefront. This is probably why they don't have to try too hard to drum up business. The menu is limited, and overpriced for what you get. The service was uneven. We started out with one server, and wound up with another. The first server didn't let... More 

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Additional Information about The Waterfront Dining

Address: 590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD $11 to $22
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $11 to $22
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Pasta

Description

The Waterfront is a long time addition to Pickering and the East G.T.A. Located at Frenchman's Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. The Waterfront features one of the most desirable patios with a view in an undeniable setting. Take in the atmosphere as you enjoy Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktails, offering you a casual and comfortable dining atmosphere featuring a modern, yet classic inspired menu. The Waterfront is a Perfect Spot for a "Year Round" Getaway. Est.1996
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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