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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (142 reviews)
“seafood” (84 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has become a favorite of our family for special occasion outings, and for good reason. It has a sophisticated, upscale atmosphere, stunning city views, professional, attentive waitstaff and fabulous food. We've eaten here about 8 times now and have yet to...More

Thank littleismuch5
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so happy that you continue to enjoy your experience with us, and we appreciate your continued patronage. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager...More

Reviewed 16 January 2016

Our family dined on amazingly, fabulous food. From appetizer to dessert, food preparation was beautifully designed, and each bite proved heavenly delicious. We each had a different appetizer and entree, and each dish was made to perfection. Service was exemplary; our waiter was knowledgeable about...More

Thank Marmoore66
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We thank you for taking the time to writing a great review. Here at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, we pride ourselves in proving the highest level of service and quality of food. We look...More

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Went for the view on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh but found a gem of a restaurant - delicious food and fantastic service. Bravo.

Thank Susan B
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414

Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner for 7 over Christmas break. As out of towners we thoroughly enjoyed the view of the Point from the street in front of the restaurant. That was the best view for the evening since we didn't get a table near...More

Thank Miss_W0rd
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2016

We are pleased that you chose our restaurant for dinner during your stay in Pittsburgh. The next time you are in town, please come up for a cocktail in our lounge. The lounge level is a more intimate setting, allowing for closer views of the...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

To start with the view is spectacular, so it sets the mood for the restaurant, which does not disappoint. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and the food is just superb. Would highly recommend anyone visiting Pittsburgh to go to this great restaurant.More

1  Thank Kiaora58
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and for visiting us during your visit to Pittsburgh. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing holiday dinner at Monterey Bay! The view was unbelievable! The food was delicious! We spent a long time at dinner and had a party of 13 and the service was fantastic! I would recommend the crab cakes and grilled cheese sandwich...More

1  Thank 2CKGkids
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We look forward to serving you in the future. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414

Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Being on an upper floor gives even a better vantage point that street level restaurants. But, we're here to talk food. Great selection of freshly flown in fish. Great service with a very helpful and knowledgeable waitress. We had a sampler appetizer that included a...More

1  Thank Paul B
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. Here at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, we specialize in only the highest quality of food and service. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 7 January 2016

The restaurant is excellent. Our wait staff did a great job to accommodate our 6 person group. Everyone started with some appetizers and wine. Food was excellent. Everything was masterfully prepared and cooked to perfection. Deserts were good and the views are just great on...More

2  Thank John O
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2016

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us, and thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We love to hear about our guest experience. We look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Jason Baptiste Service Manager...More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

We were in town visiting friends for the day and they took us to the bar in this restaurant. The view was outstanding. We were unable to get a reservation, which was ok as we had other plans. But I just wanted to say that...More

2  Thank KLK1306
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to stop in while you were visiting Pittsburgh, and for writing a wonderful review. We hope that your travels bring you back to Pittsburgh soon was we look forward to being able to serve you. Best regards, Jason Baptiste...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

My boyfriend’s family and I celebrated his sweet caring Mom’s retirement celebration at Monterey Bay (Mount Washington) Pittsburgh, last evening. Words cannot describe the experience. Monterey Bay itself is an amazing destination. Spectacular views, absolutely fine cuisine, and great service. Everything about it speaks of...More

1  Thank Racing29
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Thank you for choosing Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for your special occasion. Furthermore, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you also for taking the time to write a great review, we will gladly pass on the review to Devin,...More

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LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer M | Property representative |
Hi! Our dress code is upscale casual or business casual. We ask that gentlemen don't wear ripped jeans, sleeveless shirts, and hats. Other than that, you'll be fine!
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wvser
1 February 2017|
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Response from fjmccarl | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, you should ask for a booth on the main dining floor. The lower floor has a bar and is an excellent place to have a drink and a view of the 'burgh!
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Retsnme
13 July 2016|
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Response from hummummer | Reviewed this property |
Why wouldn't you make a reservation? So long as they don't charge for a cancellation, make it! Don't leave things to chance and plan ahead is my motto, especially when it comes to good/popular places to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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