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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (137 reviews)
“seafood” (81 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

My wife and I spent our Silver Anniversary at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto recently and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The top-shelf views of the City were only matched by the top-shelf food and service that we were treated to! The seafood fresh, the drinks cold, and...More

1  Thank ep-doGG
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2015

First off, we want to wish you and your wife an wonderful and healthy 25th anniversary. We are so happy that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner, and thank you for writing a review. We look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you, Jason...More

Reviewed 10 November 2015

We recently dined at the newly remodeled Monterey Bay (Mount Washington) to celebrate some friends’ recent marriage, and we were not disappointed. Known for their extensive fish offerings, we dined on a variety of entrees, including Yellow Fin Tuna Tropical Curry Style, Sea Bass Caribbean...More

1  Thank RazzakMemon
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2015

Dear Razzak, We are so happy to read your review. Here at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, we love to hear from our satisfied guests. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our restaurant. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 30 October 2015

Monterey Bay started not far from where we live and it was always crowded. As the restaurant grew, the restaurant was perfected and its reputation for seafood grew. There are 2 Monterey Bay Restaurants--one in the city on Mount Washington and the other at the...More

1  Thank 1914MimiA
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2015

Mimi, Thank you for the great review, unfortunately, our Monroeville location is no longer open. However, our newly remolded Mount Washington location is open and ready for your Holiday events. Jason Baptiste Service Manager

Reviewed 23 October 2015

Our meal was fantastic. I had red snapper with a tropical salsa and it was the best I've ever had. Service was excellent...along with the view.

2  Thank Mary K
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Hey Mary, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your recent visit. We thank you for your feedback and look forward to your continued business. Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Reviewed 15 October 2015

I was brought to Monterey Bay for a business meeting and discovered one of the most well rounded restaraunts in Pittsburgh. From it's georgous lounge to it's breathtaking dining room view it's atmosphere and ambiance was spectaclular. The food was more than adequate. They have...More

2  Thank Michael B
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2015

Michael, We were so pleased to read your review. We love to hear the good things and giving praise to serving staff means a great deal. Thank you again, and we look forward to your future dining experiences with us. Have an amazing day! Tiffany...More

Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while and I travel every week. I can't say enough about the incredibly attentive service and awesome food - not to mention the best view in the city. We started with raw oysters...More

1  Thank mskenney
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2015

Thank you so much for your review on your recent visit to Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to your continued business. Have a terrific day! Tiffany Sines Assistat Manager...More

Reviewed 13 October 2015

It's my 500th review! What better way to commemorate that than with a 5-star review? For my xxth birthday (after all, you're never supposed to ask a woman her age. I'll leave the actual number up to your imagination), my boyfriend took me here for...More

Thank Melanie T
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Mel, I love the fact the posted your review on multiple sites. We cannot thank you enough for your support and with that, our company will continue to grow! Have an outstanding day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 412.481.4414

Reviewed 13 October 2015

This restaurant is my favorite one in Pittsburgh. It's sooo nice and fancy, with a very elegant feeling.. that you can't help but return here as soon as you can. Choose the table on the left corner to have the best view over the city....More

Thank msasterisk
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review on your recent visit with us at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. We were thrilled to read your thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to your next visit....More

Reviewed 2 October 2015

Our family of six came here on a Monday night and I was pleasantly surprised at the fine decor, level of service, nice ambience, striking views, and very good food. I was so pleased that they had a gluten-free menu. I had the crab cakes,...More

1  Thank helo-papa
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your last visit. I know Anita was taking care of you and I was the manager, and it was nothing short of our pleasure taking care of you. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Went there for parents anniversary and siblings birthdays. 8 adults 8 young adults. First off ichiban app was great. One crab cake, 2 shrimp and assorted fish on a skewer. The she soup was the best bisque I've had. I had the salmon with honey...More

1  Thank Derry Q
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

We were thrilled to read your review on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you and your guests thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your continued dining and hope you have a lovely day! Tiffany...More

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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
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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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ktmNc
27 June 2016|
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Response from Kiaora58 | Reviewed this property |
We went smart casual - but there were people there dressed down and dressed up - It is a beautiful restaurant with beautiful views and I felt that it needs dressing appropriately. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

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