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The Waterfront Dining

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American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
+1 905-420-2020
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Toulouse, France
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I assume dining on the outside terrace is probably a top experience during the summer given the location, dining in the main room in the middle of November is definitely not! Basic room organization, poor light, average food, not much to remember...

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Thank Afreh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got in from dinner, I can' say enough! My steak was cooked to perfection and my wife's chicken was awesome too. We have been here several times, and never been disappointed. Service is the best, we are always greeted with a smile at the door and the owner always stops at our table to check in on us. Great... More 

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Thank John H
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its all downhill from the moment you meet the hostess! Horrible service, mediocre food and damp smelly atmosphere. Great location, however it sucks that this crappy place exists where something else should. I call it the sore eye of the waterfront. LOL

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1 Thank EatwellLivewell1
Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well...tough review! The mussels were good - especially because they are half priced on Monday's, but I was charged full price until I mentioned it-honest mistake I suppose! I ordered the sagnaki salad-it was what it said it was, however it was not what I expected as it had no lettuce, I think the server should have pointed it out... More 

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1 Thank LaughDanceLive
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

PLEASE READ! High expectations but let down. Visited The Waterfront to take family that was visiting from Calgary looking for a good steak. I ordered my Peppercorn Striploin medium rare, after a few bites I realized the steak was undercooked. The waitress said they will "fix" the steak. Fix the steak?? After about 5 minutes she returned with the same... More 

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2 Thank A M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

lobster mac and cheese 24$, normally it's a hefty portion but they cut the portion size in half but kept the price at a whopping 24$... I've ordered this several times but this last trip will be my last.

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3 Thank jaynearmstrong
Port Perry, Canada
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Interesting, varied menu. Try the lobster mac and cheese or the oysters Rockefeller. Beautiful view of Lake Ontario. The young serving staff are consistently cheerful and considerate. It is a bit of a young person's place. We were there on a Friday night and it was very noisy.

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Thank ZaneSG
Town of Blue Mountains
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a family gathering of 50 to celebrate a christening. The food was tasty and plentiful, the service caring.

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Thank jbiblio
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited around 6 on a Sunday evening.was seated promptly (2 people) my daughter ordered a strip loin steak medium and I ordered stuffed chicken breast.order took approx 40 minutes to arrive, even though they were not very busy. Both were way overcooked: dry and tasteless. The veggies(baby carrots and broccoli) tasted old and were most likely frozen.I ordered a glass... More 

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Thank russ l
Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Waterfront Bistro on many occasions and it never fails when it comes to the dining experience and scenery. The top floor patio is the place to be when it comes to superb food and location. Looking across Lake Ontario especially at sunset is the finishing touches to already excellent experience.

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Thank Elly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Liverpool Rd | Swanns Marina, Pickering, Ontario L1W 1P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-2020
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?