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Pier W

Winton Place, 12700 Lake Ave. (Cove Rd.), Lakewood, OH 44107
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Ranked #1 of 116 Restaurants in Lakewood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 4 Blocks West of 117th Street
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.
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English first
Fairlawn, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

When you spend $20 on food alone during happy hour and have to eat again once arriving home (despite not being a big eater), you know the food portions are small. $10 for burnt pierogies lacking in flavor. The dessert was good but was the smallest dessert I have ever received at a restaurant. Their desserts are definitely not sized... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Our GPS didn't get us exactly to the restaurant - basically it is in the parking lot of an apartment complex. You cannot reserve a window seat here, so you still need to arrive early even if you have a reservation. The food was great. The view was awesome. They brought us two mini-cheesecakes since it was our anniversary, so... More

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Doylestown, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Being born and raised in Cleveland there is nothing like the view from this place. As far as the service it too is wonderful. The food disappointed me especially for the cost. I had grilled salmon which was just average, The broccoli and carrots were so overcooked I almost couldn't eat them. Really Chef for a place of this caliber!!!!!... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had dinner there last night, 545 seating. The place was packed and they appeared to be understaffed. It took a while to be addressed by a server. There were plates delivered with no one coming back to check on our party of 6 for long periods of time. I had a tossed greens salad that resembled something you could get... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Pier W has, hands down, the best brunch in Cleveland. With floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing stunning lakefront and downtown views, soft lighting, and live piano music (including unexpected, yet enjoyable, selections from Star Wars and Jurassic park), the atmosphere just can't be beat. The service is fantastic too. The waiter starts off by bringing your choice of champagne or a mimosa,... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Sunday brunch at Pier W is one of the best places to gather for a unique dining experience with an outstanding view coupled with the most excellent food and service around. There is quite a bit of delicious seafood as wells as eggs to order, prime beef cut fresh, waffles freshly made and so much more. We celebrated my birthday... More

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Poland, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a problem finding the restaurant but it was worth it. We called the Hilton and the called Pier w and we had a three way conversation they got us there. the service was outstanding, the view was great for a romantic diner. my date had scallops hat melted in your mouth, I had surf & turf the fleit... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have dined at pier w numerous times. Lunch is the best value well prepared seafood with a great atmosphere. dinner is more expensive and the food can be somewhat hit or miss. If you're looking for a beautiful view, nice atmosphere, background music on weekends, and good seafood this is it. It's not five-star but unless your expectations are very... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Pier W is not place if you are looking for a shot and a beer or a burger. This is truly one of the classiest restaurants in Cleveland. Fantastic wine selection and food has always been cooked and prepared to perfection. The view has to be one of the best in Cleveland, overlooking the city and Lake Erie.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had time for a leisurely lunch before heading to the airport on a recent visit to the Cleveland area. I wanted a restaurant on the lake and chose Pier W based on reviews - it's rated #1 in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. While the view was definitely amazing, the food was average at best. I had clam chowder... More

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