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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Attended with a business group of 20. The soups were great. The group had Tuna, sea bass, crab cakes, snapper, shrimp, all were great! The side were plentiful. And delicious deserts. I will be back.

2 Thank Bruce T
new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

the views you get of the pittsburgh skyline set a great tone for a memorable meal. the meal can be pricey but the fish meals we enjoyed were fresh and of high quality. more of a place for couples and adults. give it a try and you wont be sorry

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We have been many times over the years for special occasions. This was our first visit since they reopened. Well, crab cakes were ok,use to amazing, husband has salmon which he liked, now everything is extra, none appealed to either of us, like $16 or so for lob mac and cheese, braised cabbage, no thanks. We each ordered crab soup... More 

Thank Carol W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located on Mt. Washington, which has second to none views of Pittsburgh. This is a great place to take business clients that you want to impress. Offers the best seafood in Pittsburgh. Try the Tuna appetizer! For a great side, the cabbage fits the bill. I had the Alaskan Halibut, and it was light and spectacular

1 Thank sarvs66
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

We arrived early and went down to the bar for cocktails. I ordered an old fashioned, which was not made well and my wife had the Hemmingway from their menu, which they forgot. I had to go back up to the bar and remind them about her drink. The bar staff didn't seam to be staffed or trained well enough... More 

1 Thank TOMFORD79
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This place was very accommodating as we had a group of people all traveling on business. Skylar the manager made a special exception and was able to figure out a way for each of us to have separate tickets which was the only way we could get reimbursed. The fish was outstanding as was the stuffed shrimp and steaks. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

I give this restaurant a 5 star rating due to the views and also because my son loved the food. This is a very expensive restaurant and if you love seafood (for which I do not), you will be in heaven. Be prepared to go in not shabbily dressed.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Had been here numerous times in past but had not been in some time. Heard they had remodeled, so went with family to dinner as we celebrated my wife's birthday. Kids 10 and 8 years old liked the kids menu with typical kids food plus some fish dishes. Lots of fun nonalcoholic drinks they could try. Shared the crab cake... More 

2 Thank Patrick L
Moundsville, West Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the good - the view is spectacular! The Ichiban starter my wife had was very tasty. Ok - that's it. The bad - I had the oysters on a half shell (6 oysters for $18). Half of the oysters looked like they had been through a blender. Need to teach the help how to properly open them.... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Good seafood Great view a little pricey serving portions could be larger but everything is very fresh and cooked properly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 54
Sushi, American, Seafood
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, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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