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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 good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (149 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“angel food cake” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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1 - 10 of 855 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dinner and the view were exceptional. My only dissatisfaction was the absence of a somolier. The wine list is adequate, however no one to help choose a wine that will complement your meal

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to stop here while on business travel. Is definitely more of a date place. Incredible view for a restaurant, and a nice selection of food. I ordered the crab cakes and they were fantastic. Though the vegetable sides were absolutely disgusting, and I would...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were ultimately disappointed. Expecting a top class restaurant experience, it fell short for us. We made reservations a week in advance and arrived a half hour early, before it opened. You have to request a window table when arriving if you want one. Went...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My colleague and I were fortunate to have our annual get together at the fabulous location with stunning views of the Pittsburgh skyline. The staff were very well trained and very knowledgable. They literally read out the menu (traditional version available) highlighting the house specials...More

Thank 90kennyt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby had the lobster risotto & I had the delicious crab stuffed lobster both of which are ALWAYS consistent and amazing.

Thank Cindy M
Amanda K, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cindy, I am so thrilled you and your husband enjoyed dinner. Thank you so much for your positive review we hope to see you both again soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner here to celebrate my daughters college graduation. The restaurant is on the top floor of a building which sits on top of Mt Washington. The valet parking was $7 (thought complementary would have been nice). Took the elevator up to the...More

Thank Sueceezee2015
Amanda K, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

We are so glad you chose Monterey Bay to celebrate your daughters graduation. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 27 April 2018

Worth every penny. The night that we decided to go there was a gorgeous night out. We had reservations in the main dining room, which is very elegant. When we arrived our table was not ready so we went down to the bar area and...More

Thank tripmaria00
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 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 22 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best views in the city. The salad was ok, not dressed enough for me. The crab cakes and sea bass were top notch. I would have liked my veggies more done, I appreciate al dente, but they needed a bit longer. The...More

1  Thank DKMommy
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 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!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We dined at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto while visiting Pittsburgh. The experience was remarkable! The food and service were excellent and the view was amazing!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2018

A spectacular view of the city set the mood as it felt as if we were sitting in the best seats in the house, although there are really no bad seats in the restaurant. The attention given by GM, John Bellan and John the server...More

Thank Happy8601
Amanda K, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you so so much for an amazing review. We are thrilled we delivered such a spectacular dining experience for you and your guests. We very much look forward to your next visit!

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Questions & Answers
LuAnn C
12 September 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!
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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
USD 20 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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