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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (134 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“angel food cake” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

If I could choose only one restaurant to recommend or eat it it is Monterey Bay! So consistent with service and food. Anytime I have out of town visitors this is where I bring them. Awesome shashimi and the swordfish in Parmesan crust is amazing....More

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so pleased that you continue to enjoy your experience dining with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 412...More

Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Came here in strong TA reviews, but was very disappointed. Salmon came with no sides at $29 and was the tiniest portion I've ever seen as a main course. Took me just a few bites to eat it. It was good tasting, but totally unsatisfying....More

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

I apologize that you were not satisfied with your experience dining with us. We specialize in the freshest seafood in the city of Pittsburgh. Our fish is hand selected, rod to real sustainable, and brought to our restaurant daily. The seafood that we serve to...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had dinner at the sushi bar on Saturday. Monterey Bay remodeled a while back and the new atmosphere is great. We loved the ceviche roll and the grandview roll. The tuna was amazing.More

Thank krjcf
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at our sushi bar. Considered our hidden gem, with self seating, and an intimate setting, perfect for an evening out. Thank you for the great review, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

With so many new restaurants popping almost daily in the burgh, Monterey Bay has been around for a while, and for good reason, they're food is delicious. My go to here is the Crab Cake, you can't beat it. Oh, and the view's not bad...More

Thank PittsburghRic
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager 412 481-4414

Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Came to the restaurant for a nice relaxed, adult evening and we weren't disappointed. The fish was all excellent as expected although I would have to recommend the Chilean sea bass as being my favorite. One big surprise on the menu was the crab cake...More

1  Thank hoss77rcb
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you an a future "adult evening," or for any other occasion. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey...More

Reviewed 6 February 2016

On Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016, we stopped in Pittsburgh on our way from Virginia to Wisconsin. With only one night to spend, we chose to explore the Southside. We had read about the views from the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on top of Mt Washington,...More

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Thank you for picking Monterey Bay Fish Grotto during your travels. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. The review you wrote is very appreciated and we will pass on the review to Kesha, your server. We hope for your safe...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, one of THE seafood places to eat in Pittsburgh. I've never had anything but an excellent meal here. Some of the best seafood you're going to eat in the country, especially the crab ala H'ouzel style. All my dining here has been...More

Thank Marcus M
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Three of us enjoyed a wonderful night out to celebrate a birthday and girls weekend in Pittsburgh! Each entree was better than the others and the desserts were fabulous! We were lucky to get a window table which added to the experience!

Thank karen716
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

We are so happy that you ladies enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Cordially, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414

Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday and chose Monterey Bay. It was perfect! Service was top notch. The view of the Pittsburgh skyline is beautiful. And every course we had was delicious. We got the sampler appetizer including a...More

Thank Celinamarie123
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Happy Birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and we look forward to serving you in the future. Warmest regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414

Reviewed 19 January 2016

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has become a favorite of our family for special occasion outings, and for good reason. It has a sophisticated, upscale atmosphere, stunning city views, professional, attentive waitstaff and fabulous food. We've eaten here about 8 times now and have yet to...More

Thank littleismuch5
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so happy that you continue to enjoy your experience with us, and we appreciate your continued patronage. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager...More

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LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer M | 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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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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