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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
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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683 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had a colleague from Paris in. From TripAdvisor reviews, this seemed like a good place to dine at. I had scallops. I enjoyed the dessert most. Angel food grilled cheese sandwich. See the picture. I need to give this another try. Seemed over priced

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Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Let us know the next time you are coming in.... Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Pittsburgh
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had been to the Grotto twice before and enjoyed it. On our most recent visit, during a slow week night, the food took an inordinately long amount of time to come and our waiter seemed to forget about us. Food was well prepared, and portions were decent, but the wait was not worth it.

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1 Thank jawuoth
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

I deeply apologize for your slow service. Give me a call at the restaurant, I would like to invite you back as my personal guest. Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

Ijamsville, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband and I dined here on Friday, March 10th. We sat at a table in the lounge right next to one of the expansive windows overlooking the entire city. It was gorgeous! The food was wonderful, to include the lobster bisque (done right!) and sea bass. There was a nice wine selection, both by the bottle and by the... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

So kind of you to share your experience with us! We are very proud, and would love to see you back soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

Houston, United States
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great location. The view from the restaurant is like non other in the city. Food was tasty and service was very good. High end restaurant, guessing about $100 per person tip included. Crab cakes are delicious.

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Thank Lisa Annette S
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Lisa! We are proud to serve you.... Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Washingtonville, New York
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The service was very slow. We were a large group and there should have been more assistance. We waited very long for drinks and food.

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Thank fiddledd2017
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

I apologize for your experience, and it is certainly not typical for us. Give me a call at the restaurant. Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here on March 5th for our anniversary and we both agree that this was the best dining experience we have ever had in the Pittsburgh area! She had the lobster tail (perfect!) and I had the crab cake and jumbo sea scallops (crab cake best that I ever had and scallops tender and tasty in... More 

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Thank John K
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted that you such a wonderful experience! You are very kind to share your feedback, as well.... Your friends at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto... Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Service? Obtrusive. Food? Expensive, unappetizing, pretentious, no flavor. Ambiance? Great view. Some standout notes: I have never, let alone at a place like this that charges $40 for a piece of flavorless fish, been told by a server: 'let me go get a tray and then i'll be back to take that plate away'. Are you kidding me? Just pick... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are embarassed, to say the least. Your visit is not typical, and I would like to speak with you and make this right, by inviting you back as a VIP guest. Please call me at the restaurant. Danny Van Wie Service Manager Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 412-481-4414 1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We joined another couple in the bar area for a pre-Valentines Day drink and decided to stay for dinner. In the bar (one floor below the restaurant) there are nice (although smallish) tables with views just as great as in the main dining room - and a bit more relaxed. If any question about what to order, please order the... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Bay Valentine's Day visit. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I, frequent diners, say every once in a while you get that perfect meal. I can say without a doubt Monterey bay is where that happens consistently and last night was no exception. Not only the food but you are treated special from the minute the valet opens the car door. MB has recently had a menu... More 

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Thank LDtravelalot
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Dear LD! You are so kind to share your thoughts about Monterey Bay, Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Pittsburgh
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

One of the best places to get a drink in Pittsburgh especially if you are out of town. The food is very good as well. Although this is primarily a seafood restaurant, there are several good non-seafood alternatives.

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Thank MCPME
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you! Your feedback makes us proud.... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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