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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed quiet dinner with my wife. Amazing fish, good service and always great views of downtown. Will absolutely return.

Thank PIT867
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is always delivers fantastic food and service. I have taken clients and family to lunch and dinner. Everyone truly enjoys their meal. Put this on your bucket list.

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We SURE enjoyed our choice of a restaurant with an overview of Pittsburgh. It was a bitterly cold January night, so not the evening to view the city from Mt Washington! There were no seats available in the restaurant, but the bar was first-come, first-served. What a great place! A variety of seating arrangements; we enjoyed one for pre-dinner drinks,... More 

Thank Rita000A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhaps the most romantic place in Pittsburgh. I have been to few places in the world that have a better view of a city. I would recommend just getting a table in the bar for a more casual dinner or a dessert in the evening. Everything I have had there has been very good. It isn't a "foodie" kind of... More 

Thank UnionLisa
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined a local friend for dinner on a business trip. She recommended this place and she was right! Don't skip dessert!

Thank ShortcutShari
Duluth, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most spectacular views and fabulous service Chad did a super job!! And the fish Chilean sea bass was perfect! The appetizers were out of this world! Wow what a night!!

Thank rogersgreen
Columbus, Ohio
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten on Mt Washington a couple of times...we go for the view and the food is generally adequate. This was fantastic...the fish was so fresh, the drinks were great, sides were great..brussels and mac and cheese the biggest hit...we all had different dishes from the ahi to sea bass to rock fish and there wasn't a complaint. The service... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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341 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took some first time Pittsburgh friends to the restaurant and they were amazed at the views of the city! The servers in the bar area were great and John the matter d' was terrific! Had 4 wonderful fish selections. salmon, halibut, tuna and trigger fish and all were perfectly prepared. Had to end the night with dessert for the table,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations for an early dinner on NYE. We felt like we lucked out in so many ways: our table affordable a fabulous view of the city, our waitress was smart and unbelievably attentive and our food was absolutely wonderful. Very impressed with everything at this restaurant. Beautiful, updated decor. Fine dining. Impeccable service.

Thank Patricia R
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to celebrate my son's graduation. The Ahi tuna and Crab cakes were outstanding. The service was perfect. The wine list was impressive. All this on a clear evening with a view of the city made for a special event. Kudos to all! We will return.

Thank DDoll

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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
US$20 - US$54
Sushi, American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
    (Sweetbriar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-481-4414
Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for your affair. This award-winning restaurant has always taken pride in its level of standards and excellence. These exceptional standards are reflected in the mouth-watering fresh fish and impeccable service. Guests have come to expect this level of quality in every aspect of the main dining room as well as the private dining room. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto's fish is fresh and flown in from a number of locations on the East Coast, West Coast and Hawaiian Islands. For this reason we are the regions Premier Fresh Fish Restaurant offering 20 kinds of fresh fish in an array of original, delicious styles.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?