To Pier W, brunch means so much more than the customary scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, eggs benedicts, waffles — although these items are there for the taking as well.
“To describe it in one way is very hard because there’s so much food,” says Mark Kawada, general manager. “There’s everything from breakfast items to dinner items to seafood items to meat to desserts to salads to little appetizers.”
We chatted with Kawada to get the rundown on what brunch actually means at Pier W.
25,000 brunch-goers per year. It’s no secret why so many people flock to Pier W for Sunday brunch: As if the lakeside ambiance and views of the city aren’t enough, it also holds a spot on OpenTable’s ranking of top 100 brunch spots in the country, according to Kawada.
400 glasses of champagne or mimosa. A glass of champagne or mimosa is included in the price
of Pier W’s brunch. Nonalcoholic beverages are
600 oysters. To make sure the fresh oysters are ready to go, Pier W has staff on-hand to shuck them.
25 dessert selections. All of Pier W’s desserts are made in-house. A few fan favorites include crème brûlée, chocolate mousse and the mini cheesecakes. The restaurant typically goes through about 300 crème brûlée cups alone per brunch. “The desserts usually go first,” Kawada says. “A lot of people go to the dessert line first before they go do other food.”
12-15 pounds of coffee. Pier W grinds its coffee fresh for each brunch.
5 hours. Brunch at Pier W is only offered on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. So, act fast if you want to secure a seat at one of the nation’s top brunch locations.
12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-2250, pierw.com