Despite the so-called “death of fine dining,” there are still special-occasion restaurants out there, the types of places that inspire us to go the extra mile ourselves in terms of dress and budget. When we’re looking to impress a date — be they crush, significant other or spouse — our destination is a destination place like Pier W. Drop-dead views are foreplay. Seafood is sexy food. Roll them all into one special evening and you have the kind of experience that stays with you. If you want somebody to feel special, take them to a special place like Pier W.
12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-2250, pierw.com.