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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%
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“crab cakes” (138 reviews)
“seafood” (82 reviews)
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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 12 July 2017

We ate dinner here and the food was excellent! The crab cakes were delicious and the fish dishes were also very good. The deserts were out of this world. It is an expensive restaurant, but it is worth it with the service you are provided,...More

Thank JodiR95
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jodi- Couldn't be more grateful for the kind words about everything that we do. We are pleased that we could serve you - and do let us know when you will be returning! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to Pittsburgh, we celebrated a family get together at MBFG. Overlooking the city in the Mount Washington neighborhood, the view from the dining room was spectacular, only outdone by the food that was immaculate. Ambiance and service were just what you...More

Thank Richard Z
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Richard- We are extremely grateful and humbled for your articulation of your experience. We couldn't be happier that you and your company enjoyed your experience, and can not wait to host you for a future experience! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay 412-481-4414

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Between the view, the amazing service, and the wonderful food, you can't go wrong at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. I haven't tried it yet, but they recently added a sushi bar. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Many of the restaurants on Mt. Washington frankly are not very good, basically have a 50's feel and the menu probably hasn't been updated since the 50's. But Monterey Bay is outstanding and I've often taken visitors to Pittsburgh there. The only drawback that they...More

Thank dwsnoke
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Couldn't be more grateful for the kind words! We are grateful to you for saying so, and very much look forward to your next visit with us! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Really good seafood, in a variety of preparations. the view is AMAZING! A bit overpriced, though, for what it is

Thank SaulPittsburgh
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It was our anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere special in the Pittsburgh area with good fish. We requested a window table to see the lights come up downtown. The hostess was very gracious and said they were 1st come basis. However, she did...More

Thank ksfabry
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We couldn't be happier that you shared this occasion with us! We are so happy to have hosted you that evening, and we very much look forward to a future celebration with you! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay 412-481-4414

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The views from this place are truly breathtaking, the food great (crab cakes are worth considering, as are the deserts, but all meals our group had were very good to excellent), only the service is poor and does not fit this level.More

Thank vaclean
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

I am grateful for your comments regarding our cuisine, however am dismayed by the commentary regarding your service. If you would afford me the opportunity I would like to speak with you at your convenience. I would be grateful for the opportunity to speak with...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A breathtaking setting: top floor of building on Mount Washington, overlooking the city, the point of merging of The Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers into the Ohio River, downtown. The tall windows and bright light from the sky dominate the atmosphere. The menu is high quality...More

Thank Pia C
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

We are grateful for the kind words regarding your visit! Thank you for celebrating with us, and please leave me know when you are planning to visit us again! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Was given a beautiful table by the window...amazing view.. oysters were perfect..crab cakes amazing ...Halibut was one of the best I ever had...scallops perfect... nick the wine guy knew his stuff..fun to talk to...ask for casey as a server...she was great and a lot of...More

Thank blackjeepguy
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

So grateful for the kind words, and especially appreciative for the complements of Casey and myself. Please do leave me know when you will be joining us again! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I was invited for dinner - the prices are high but it is worth it every penny. The view is astonishing, the service is perfect and the food is just amazing. If you have allergies and so on, they pay attention to everything. I can...More

Thank Sabrina M
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Sabrina, Couldn't thank you enough for being so complementary of your experience. We always try to execute at a high level, and I am grateful that for your visit we did just that. We look forward to hosting you again! Respectfully, Nick Folino Manager

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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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ktmNc
28 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
USD 20 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, 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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