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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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“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“angel food cake” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

If you are driving to this restaurant, not that valet parking is the only option. The incline room has a very nice cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks. For main course I chose the sea bass, which was cooked perfectly. Dessert was an angel food cake...More

1  Thank ZanderAustralia
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

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!

Reviewed March 19, 2018

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

1  Thank Tim B
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

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 March 14, 2018 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 March 20, 2018

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 March 10, 2018

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 March 6, 2018 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 March 5, 2018 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

2  Thank intlroxy
Reviewed March 3, 2018 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 February 28, 2018

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 February 25, 2018

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 February 12, 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
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LuAnn C
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Amanda K | 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!
February 1, 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!
July 13, 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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