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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an outstanding experience at Monterey Bay Fish Gotto last week. Great food, outstanding service, and absolutely stunning views. Our party of 5 arrived early and had a drink and enjoyed the wonderful view of the city in advance of our dinner. We were...More

Thank Tim B
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you dining with us, and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again next time! Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here for the first time on a Friday evening to celebrate my birthday. Everything was excellent from start to finish! The staff were all very helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of the food....More

Thank PGHtraveler2015
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your first time at Monterey Bay, and hope to see you more in the future. P.S. Happy Birthday! Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the view of downtown Pittsburgh. As we were a somewhat bigger party we did not get the best view. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The bill was a like on the high side considering we did not...More

Thank Spyboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Across from Pittsburgh’s Point Park, atop mount Washington is a great restaurant, Monterey Bay which provides great service, great tastes, and great views. From salmon, swordfish, crab cakes to sole, they have a variety of fish to choose from. The sides are family style and...More

Thank Ruslman L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Monterey Bay on an overnight visit to Pittsburgh to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The service was truly exquisite - our server, Wendy, was attentive without being intrusive , generous with explanations and suggestions and she was delightful overall . The view of...More

1  Thank intlroxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular restaurant with a fabulous nighttime view of the Point and downtown areas. It is a place you might take visitors or celebrate a special occasion. (Valet parking available and recommended.) True to its name - seafood is the major attraction though they have...More

Thank Lida3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for a conference a group of us went to Monterey Bay for dinner. Located at the top of Mount Washington, the view overlooking the confluence in the center of Pittsburgh is spectacular at night. Located at the top of an apartment building, there...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located on top of Mount Washington. There is a glass elevator ride up to the restaurant. The views of the city and the point where the three rivers intersect to form the Ohio river are stunning. The night we were there the...More

Thank TexasPuma
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We were excited to try Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for our special night out. The server was terrible and clearly was not interested in making our night special. We ordered a bottle of wine and it took 30min for it to arrive. The entrees arrived...More

1  Thank Joshua V
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Went to Monterey Bay to celebrate a 50th birthday with high hopes as it came highly recommended. However, we found it to be too pricey for the portions that you receive leading my husband to stop on the way home at a fast food restaurant...More

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LuAnn C
11 September 2017|
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Response from Brian R | 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!
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!
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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