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The Waterfront Dining

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590 Liverpool Rd south | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
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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  • 60
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful views of sunsets on theupper deck in summer overlooking thel ake

Relaxing place to go out for drinks and supper with friends . Service and food is good Also there is entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights This is my favorite restaurant to eat in Pickering

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lynne22015
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Pickering, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic location......good food........great staff. This is a destination place for a special occasion but it is also a happening community place. If you don't want to wait then book a table.....even in the dull cold winter, the Tuesday wings special night is ever popular.

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Thank Jim W
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect location to enjoy dinner after a stroll along the waterfront boardwalk in the evening. It has a nautical and yacht club ambiance, while having lots of windows to enjoy the view of the boats docked at their slips. It will be very busy all summer long. Food is reasonably priced, enjoyable. Boaters tend to frequent the... More 

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Thank Jodi R
Scarborough, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awful service on a Tuesday. Wings are the special that day and they were less than special, bathrooms were a atrocious. Mannagment no where to be seen.

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2 Thank Elaine T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This place has a terrible serving staff. And it took me forever to order even though the place was not very busy. Very dissapointed. Manager was not very pleasant to talk to either.

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2 Thank Melissa T
Pickering, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We have been dining at this restaurant for years. The food and service are always outstanding. The name of the restaurant changed from the Bistro to Waterfront however the quality is still there; great ambiance, delicious food, and extremely good service not to mention the location. In summer the outdoor patios offer fantastic views of the lake and marina.

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Thank Tinagmay
Pickering, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Relaxing place to go out for drinks and supper with friends . Service and food is good Also there is entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights This is my favorite restaurant to eat in Pickering

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Thank Lynne22015
Pickering, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very good food and very good service. Menu not that big, but big enough. You can go dressy or casual. I would recommend it for sure. It's right by the water so you can go for a walk after,...and take great pics of Pickering nuclear power plant!!!

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Thank Ricardo A
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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212 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

It was a very nice fall day last week and we visited one of our favorite spots in Pickering. It has been a long time since I tried the seafood chowder. My or my this soup is so delicious. Lots of tasty salmon and other fish with the creamy broth and potatoes. This along with the flaming cheese and some... More 

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Thank Charlie T
Toronto
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is very people-friendly restaurant with a pub-like setting. On a nice day you can sit on the patio, overlooking the harbour at Frenchmen's Bay. The daily specials were interesting and included a yummy pea soup and a HUGE serving of BBQ beef ribs (three ribs). Very Tasty. Fried calamari were excellent.

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1 Thank Ross-Siobhan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The place is pleasent is a bit overpriced. The mussel in white wine sauce were okay but the server brought Galicia bread to absorb the liquor of the mussels. My partners pasta de met was overdone. The service was attentive. Quick note coffee was terrible. Go you the view of the lake.

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Thank Adam W

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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

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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