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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 good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (139 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“angel food cake” (26 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were excited to try Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for our special night out. The server was terrible and clearly was not interested in making our night special. We ordered a bottle of wine and it took 30min for it to arrive. The entrees arrived...More

Thank Joshua V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Monterey Bay to celebrate a 50th birthday with high hopes as it came highly recommended. However, we found it to be too pricey for the portions that you receive leading my husband to stop on the way home at a fast food restaurant...More

Thank K2213UCwaynew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hosted a dinner meeting for my team this week. We had mostly local folks with several out of town guests. Everyone loved it. Our server was excellent. I had the grouper with a finish choice from another fish type. All fish are fresh. And...More

Thank pittHD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will agree that the view is spectacular. We went on a Saturday night and had were amazed to find a table for two in the bar. It was very crowded. We had drinks there before we were escorted to our table which was not...More

1  Thank pdbarry1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. We loved it the first time and had to bring family along this time so they could experience it. The view is magnificent and the food is simply wonderful. The staff does not disappoint. While the final...More

1  Thank kimalicious
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The food and service were excellent. My fish that I had was prepared exactly right. The Brussel Sprouts were OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing. And the view was unbeatable. Fantastic on all counts. I suppose the only complaint that I could say is it is...More

Thank JLowe-ABQ
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Wonderful friends treated us to dinner here! The restaurant is atop a mountain with breathtaking views. The inside is designed in tiers so that each level has an unobstructed view from Mt. Washington. Staff is warm and friendly. We had crab cakes and shrimp -...More

Thank lenflady
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we went through great lengths with our renovation to ensure every table has a view of our wonderful city. We take great pride in our crab cakes, and are one of the staples of Monterey Bay. We look forward...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

The food, The view of a beautiful city, The customer service....always a place to go when were in town.More

Thank SMT264
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you very much for joining us at Montery Bay Fish Grotto! We go through great lengths to make sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town! Brian Redinger...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Of course the location is worth some extra cost but MBFG is a bit extreme. The dishes are always top shelf and the presentation is perfect.. and if you get the right seat the view is one of the best in the city.

Thank jhcnj
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your review of Monterey Bay Fish Grotto! We appreciate the honest feedback, and look forward to seeing you in the future! Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I went with 3 friends the night before a Steelers home game. You could not possibly get a better view of the city. The atmosphere was great. 2 of us had tuna steaks, they were perfect. The other guys had shrimp and polenta and the...More

Thank drmpowell
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you very much for joining us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Pittsburgh. Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

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LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Brian R | 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!
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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