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Pier W

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Winton Place, 12700 Lake Ave. (Cove Rd.), Lakewood, OH 44107 (4 Blocks West of 117th Street)
216-228-2250
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant, has been serving a critically...
Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant, has been serving a critically acclaimed seafood and contemporary menu since May 11, 1965. Having recently undergone a $3 million interior renovation, the new Pier W resembles a sophisticated luxury liner cantilevered over Lake Erie offering dramatic views of both the Lake and the downtown Cleveland skyline. We would like to request that shorts, flip flops and baseball caps are not worn to the restaurant.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 204
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Velvet rope, really?

I've been here a few times over the years, but lately, the happy hour crowd is getting too big. So big that they put up a velvet rope when the bar gets too packed and once people leave, someone allows you to get in. I don't know if this is for crowd control but I felt I was 20 again... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
wildhoney1214
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times over the years, but lately, the happy hour crowd is getting too big. So big that they put up a velvet rope when the bar gets too packed and once people leave, someone allows you to get in. I don't know if this is for crowd control but I felt I was 20 again... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pier W has one of the best views of Cleveland and Lake Erie. The food is excellent, especially seafood and fish. Handicap accessible. $$$ Very good Sunday brunch but needs more fresh fruit.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

or you won't get a seat for the renowned Happy Hour. Brunch spectacular if a little pricey. Great views of downtown Cleveland.

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Lakewood, OH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service, ambiance, and food at Pier W are consistently fantastic. It is a go-to special event restaurant for our family. It is not inexpensive, but I've never left sorry.

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cleveland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a great meal here again, this time for my wifes birthday. They served us complimentary champagne as it is their 50th anniversary of being open. Got free little glasses to take home. Had their signature Bouiliabasse, it was again fantastic, besides the great seafood in the dish, just the broth is wonderful. I could drink a gallon of... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

it has the most stunning views on their open air deck,the best burger in town. I go at least once a week in the summer . their indoor bar has one of the best happy hour in town except the waiting in line ,

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Met a friend for happy hour upon his suggestion and really enjoyed Pier W. Menu selection was great and the food was incredible! Happy hour prices are very nice. And the view of the lake was spectacular! Looking forward to going again.

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Avon, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Certainly not our first visit to Pier W, we took my best friend and his wife here to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary (also the place they held their reception, and were the first to ever do so!). The view, the service and certainly the food was as good as it gets in Cleveland for fine dining. There may be... More 

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Cleveland, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Every Sunday, pier w has an open buffet with complimentary champagne and juice for brunch. I always take the friends that are visiting from out of town to this brunch and they are amazed by the view of the lake, the great service, and the very tasty buffet. If you're trying to impress someone, put on your suit and tie,... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The champagne/mimosa brunch is awesome. Extensive selection of items, petite individual portions of entrees so you can sample several. Made to order omelettes. Oh so many desserts! This restaurant offers breathtaking views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline. We even saw a bald eagle from our table. And if all this is not enough to temp you, there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Winton Place, 12700 Lake Ave. (Cove Rd.), Lakewood, OH 44107
    (4 Blocks West of 117th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: 216-228-2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Pier W, a landmark Cleveland restaurant, has been serving a critically acclaimed seafood and contemporary menu since May 11, 1965. Having recently undergone a $3 million interior renovation, the new Pier W resembles a sophisticated luxury liner cantilevered over Lake Erie offering dramatic views of both the Lake and the downtown Cleveland skyline. We would like to request that shorts, flip flops and baseball caps are not worn to the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?