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The Waterfront Dining

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Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Pasta
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590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal at a wonderful location

This is a favorite location as we can always count on a good meal, very good service and it is nice to be so close to the lake. It is wonderful in the summertime to go for a short walk after dinner. Definitely one of our favorite local places!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ferreilo
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pickering, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were there for Valentines day, the service was very good and the waitresses took their time and did not rush the courses to the table so we had time for small talk. I had the Pasta Del Mar and it was delicious my girl friend had the 8oz sirloin steak and it was done to perfection.we shared a melt... More 

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a favorite location as we can always count on a good meal, very good service and it is nice to be so close to the lake. It is wonderful in the summertime to go for a short walk after dinner. Definitely one of our favorite local places!

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Pickering, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for ambience, it has lots of that, with the casualness of a modern day pub. Many locals frequent the place, all knowing each other's names. The food is wonderful. I always like going there, even if we have chosen another restaurant, we end up there. In the summer they have and upstairs and downstairs patio, overlooking... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a night out without the baby. We just moved to the area, so exploring the waterfront. Received a gift card as a treat. It was nice just to get out for a date night. The food was good. The service was average. The atmosphere was okay but we were late in the season, too cool to sit outside.... More 

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Pickering, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great restaurant - great location. Excellent menu and food. Offers both casual and fine dining. Wonderfeul location in the summer overlooking the marina and Lake Ontario.

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Pickering, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff is terrific, meals have always been excellent, service is great. Can't beat the location either.

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Pickering,Ontario
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

on a nice warm sunny day, it is very pleasant sitting outside and enjoying a meal. We have gone several times and have found the service friendly and the food enjoyable

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Brit in Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place has great views over the water, in the winter from the cosy dining room and in summer on the second floor patio where you feel you are in the harbour. The menu is in two parts, a bar menu and the restaurant menu but you can order from either no matter where you are seated. The bar is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had not been to this restaurant for a while as I had not been impressed by it on earlier visits. However, I was visiting with a group of friends for lunch and am pleased to say that the food was excellent, the prices were very reasonable and the service was good. I was with a group of about 12... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As indicated in the title I'm forced to say the service was poor. We arrived on a Friday evening at approximately 5:30. We entered and were told we could sit anywhere we liked in the bar area. We chose a table, sat down and waited for the waitress to bring our menus. There were three or four staff in the... More 

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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 12 - 23
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, 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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