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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 - 23:00
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Go to the restaurant and ask to be directed to the lower level bar. The best views , full menu and no reservations needed. The food is always good so ithought this tip might be more interesting . ENJOY!

8 Thank Linda S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

It's usually hard to get reservations and this sat night was no exception. There are 2 Monterey Bay's in Pittsburgh and we ended up with reservations at the "other" one. so we got to Mt Washington with no reservation and it was crowded. They offered us a spot in the bar, which is the best thing that could have happened... More 

3 Thank Sue B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Enjoy the food and the great service. Breathtaking view of Pittsburgh. They have valet parking which is highly suggested as parking on a side street is not plentiful.

1 Thank LawrenceWarner
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Firstly, let it be said that I am a seafood lover, just can't get enough. I was looking forward to it when my wife took me there for my birthday. The atmosphere is beautiful, the staff friendly, and the selection good. Sadly, the food doesn't live up to the hype. I had the Fettuccine Salmon, it arrived barely above room... More 

2 Thank Mike L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Folk's I recently moved here to Pittsburgh, Pa from Houston, Tx and I'm pretty picky about where and what my son and I eat due to we are both into fitness. However, we cam across this restaurant Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and decided to try it out and I'm glad we did! Folk's, not only is the food great but... More 

1 Thank Rene B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Though expensive, the food was very good. I would even say excellent. The presentation of the courses were impressive. You want to take a picture. We were here with a large group of 15 this time for a special birthday celebration Everyone found something on the menu to enjoy. The view of city of Pittsburgh at sunset or evening is... More 

1 Thank Betsy K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you want the absolute Best view of downtown Pittsburgh, this is the place to go. It resides in the top floor of a high rise on the crest of Mt Washington. The seafood is exceptional as most of it is flown in daily. I really liked there mushroom risotto but they do not have it all the time

1 Thank Sayheyj
Youngstown, Ohio
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious. Amazing atmosphere and beautiful view. We do valet parking, otherwise parking may be an issue.

2 Thank Fury k
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

We live in Pittsburgh and there are a ton of good restuarants, but this one is the one that I choose for my birthday. The ahi tuna, crabcakes, and ichiban is too die for. Try the ahi tuna with miso ad ginger. It is the freshest fish that you will get!

2 Thank tricia g
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

The food is very expensive; but the view and atmosphere are wonderful. Service was ok; parking wasn't that good--they have valet but was a hassle

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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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?