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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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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, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 250
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Wonderful Brunch

Dined at Pier W for Sunday Brunch and what an experience! Wonderful selection of fresh and exciting food choices. Fish, seafood, prime rib and chicken. Something for everyone, even those who proclaim they don't care for a buffet. The many choices in every category made our whole group happy with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Christine D
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Houston, Texas
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pier W has been reliable over the years but on a recent visit the fish tacos were soggy, the perch was over cooked and the other dishes weren't memorable. Table near a window promise was not honored. Service was just ok. The wine list is not very interesting. Really rates below average but not as low as poor.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dined at Pier W for Sunday Brunch and what an experience! Wonderful selection of fresh and exciting food choices. Fish, seafood, prime rib and chicken. Something for everyone, even those who proclaim they don't care for a buffet. The many choices in every category made our whole group happy with the venue. The spectacular view just added to the satisfaction.

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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I made reservations for my husband and myself for our 35th wedding anniversary. I requested a window seat and they said they would request that. When we arrived at the restaurant we did not get a window seat. When I asked the waitress how far in advance do you have to request that and she said they were first come... More 

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Cleveland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is sooooooooooo nice...very well detailed, organized and extremely lovely atmosphere. Staff ,,wonderful. Definite A plus

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food at Pier W is some of the best we've had in CLE. Fresh ingredients, and amazing seafood. Beware of the martini's though - $10.50 for a classic martini served with WELL vodka. Kamchatka to be exact. $10.50 for a gas station martini? Shame on you, Pier W!

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful view, good service, but for this type of restaurant I expected more creativity in the food. As others have said the upstairs bar is not run efficiently, and the staff (upstairs) doesn't seem well trained.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The view is primarily what this place is known for. Fine dining which is focused on seafood. However, don't fret if you don't care for seafood. The restaurant also offers a small vegetarian menu (pizza, salads, and pasta). Wine options include a half glass or even less (3 oz.). We were seated right away and the staff was helpful in... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Pier W is a special restaurant to me. In the early 70s I used to take my girlfriend, now wife, there. It was our "special occasion" restaurant. Last Saturday we went there with our son and daughter-in-law. We arrived early for the reservation and were escorted to the bar where we enjoyed cocktails and conversation. When it came time we... More 

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Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I love to take friends and visitors here for their Sunday Brunch...make reservations, You take an "outside" elevator down to this glass surrounded restaurant on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie...and you can see the Cleveland skyline. Best brunch in the area..a complimentary mimosa or champagne comes with your brunch. Sea food...including lox. Lots of desserts...my favorite Creme Brulee. Another jewel... More 

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

PIER W 12700 Lake Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107 216-228-2250 From the outside, it does not look like a stylish, classy and elegant restaurant. It is a one of its kind building built on the side of a cliff of Lake Erie and resembling a “hull” of a cruise ship. The setting inside is charming with wide glass windows creating enough... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Scenic view

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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