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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)
+1 216-228-2250
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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Southfield, Michigan
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558 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pier W has been around for 51 years according to its hostess. The restaurant resembles a shipping vessel and sits cantilevered off a cliff on Lake Erie. It offers a gorgeous view of the Cleveland skyscape. Lunch service was impeccable thanks to knowledgable, and attentive Terri and her capable assistants). The wine list is reasonably priced, especially for its quality.... More 

Thank VaporK8
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is good. The view is spectacular. Service is good. They lean heavily toward seafood. Excellent Sunday Brunch. This place is not cheap. It is not afraid to charge you, but it is good quality, so it is a good value. They have a great Happy Hour if you sit in the bar, but even the bar has a... More 

Thank Chuck D
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 5 star restaurant, however, I'm rating it 4 because of the demeanor of one of the hostesses. When we arrived, we asked what every patron asks...is there a window table. The views of the Cleveland skyline over the waters of Lake Erie are unsurpassed and window tables are on a first come first served basis. The hostesses... More 

Thank dansbfg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had crab cake and lobster bisque as an app and for me it was lobster my wife had walleye,everything from the service to the food was excellent....it's not cheap.

Thank Ira K
Hudson, Ohio
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of friends chose Pier W for our Christmas Dinner this year, and we certainly all enjoyed our meals. Despite being pretty busy, the surroundings were not overly loud, and during the early part of our visit, the piano was being played in the background, adding to the ambiance. The lakeshore views are supposed to be fantastic, but it... More 

Thank Richard V
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to celebrate my husbands birthday. Our server, Elvis, was fantastic! Very attentive. The food was wonderful and presented nicely. We enjoyed appetizers, mahi mahi, steak tenderloin and desserts. Everything we ordered was perfect. Our main dishes did take a while to come out, however, there was a large party that ordered just before us so we understood. Luckily... More 

Thank koluce
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Our family visited Pier W after a college graduation as a special celebration. We were seated at the first table for 5 close to the entrance and it was just plain cold. I mentioned to our waiter who said that's just the way it is as it's an old building and the heat cycles in/off. I mentioned it when we... More 

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Athens, Greece
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals we had in Cleveland. The views are AMAZING, the food is great and service is also good. We had lunch because we wanted to be able to see the lake. Next to the restaurant there is a balcony with outdoor chairs where you can sit and absorb the view of the lake. Definitely recommended!

1 Thank CarpeDiem14
Forest Park, Illinois
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We have had two family thanksgiving dinners at this restaurant, and it has been a very satisfying choice. The food is good and well prepared. Portions of some items are very large, including the thanksgiving turkey dinner (3 courses prix fixe) and the bouillabaisse. The "simply prepared" items are more modestly sized. We splurged on a more expensive wine and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

heading to Akron for a wedding,& being recent sw transplants who miss the great lakes we decided to look for a restaurant on the lake hadn't read any reviews but Pier W was on the lake so off we went wow, what a wonderful surprise the view of downtown cleveland was great we were at a table right by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 216-228-2250
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?