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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (141 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner with a group of 8. We were more casually dressed than I would have preferred, but it was fine. The ambiance and service were excellent. The drinks were delicious. I especially liked the mojito. My filet was a bit tough and chewy....More

Thank j22t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend picked this place for her birthday dinner spot. She made reservations the same day. I checked the menu and reviews online and was excited to go. They did ask if it was a birthday or anniversary dinner. The restaurant is atop Mt Washington...More

Thank cwsth29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Pittsburg on our way to a wedding. A friend from Chicago recommended we try this place. We sat at the bar and the view was beautiful. We had a few drinks and some excellent apps. Mike was our bartender...More

Thank Karl2402
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the warm bread and sweet butter to the perfect jumbo cajun shrimp. It was a delightful dinner. The view tops it off. The staff was friendly. Would recommend the crab cakes.

Thank mdal0mba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful evening as we watched the sun set on the city and the moon rise over it. The view was second to the food that was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes, so sweet scallops and the swordfish were all excellent. The side dishes...More

Thank stewytravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary with a delicious meal, wonderful view and a staff that could not have been more delightful and professional. The crab cakes are a must!

Thank Allyn I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is top of my list for Pittsburgh restaurants. Outside of an breathtaking view of the city, the meals are outstanding. I had the crab cake and scallops which were the best I have ever had. For side dishes we chose the beets and...More

Thank jrf1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the bottom of the Duquesne Incline so that we could take the incline up to the restaurant. Once at the top, walk a few short blocks to the restaurant. Then, you take an elevator up about 8 stories. We were then greeted...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for great views of the city. Food is excellent for non vegetarians but very limited choices for vegetarian dishes. We were celebrating friends wedding anniversary and were promised that the dessert would have Happy Wedding Anniversary written but that did not happen.

2  Thank AIWIW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think you can find a better view for dinner in Pittsburgh. The location is high above the river and across the river from the city plus you are 9 floors up. You not only see the city but PTC stadium and the football...More

Thank Tony S
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Questions & Answers
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!
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.
27 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 54
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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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