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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 - 1:00 am
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Great lunch spot

Very nice over looking Pickering waterfront. Food was good. But skimpy on the fries. Music was rap which I detest. Perhaps soft jazz would better suit the mood but hey.....the super young servers probably chose it. I would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
DiamondsandIce
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice over looking Pickering waterfront. Food was good. But skimpy on the fries. Music was rap which I detest. Perhaps soft jazz would better suit the mood but hey.....the super young servers probably chose it. I would go again.

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Ajax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for a couple of drinks and a snack one Friday evening. If you are lucky enough to get a seat on the upper level patio-south side only, you may have a nice view if you keep your head up. Parking lot and road to the east, parking lot directly to the south before the boardwalk and then the lake.... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went for wing night and since I do not eat wings I chose something else from the menu. The selection was very limited and the menu was extremely pricey. The view is stunning. I highly recommend sitting outside.

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice view!.Feels like your away on holidays.Classy and good service. If too hot outside, can eat indoors with airconditioner but have too do the outdoors!

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Pickering
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have dined here many times over the past 10 years The restaurant has come under new management within the last couple of years and the service and menu have continued to improve under the new management. I was there tonight with a group to celebrate a birthday. The service was very good. Our waitress was attentive and knew the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 13 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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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