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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
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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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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view overlooking Pittsburgh but $39 for 14 pieces of sashimi is a bit much. Rock shrimp risotto is good. Food was good but this is a price is high. Swordfish was very tasty. Lobster bisque is recommended. Two chunks of lobster with a tasty soup. Crab cakes are excellent and recommended.

Thank Linda T
Rockville Centre, New York
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

went with my wife just a few days ago.Restaurant has a great view and the service was exemplary. We tried the crab cakes which way have been the best we have ever had- and includes the best restaurants in Baltimore. My wife had the scallops which were quite good and we had the angel food grilled cheese for dessert which... More 

Thank neilc47
Berlin Center, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the Bronzilla, scallops, halibut and salmon. All were awesome. Had Brussel sprouts and beats asa side. Ceviche and mixed appetizer plate were likewise awesome. Grilled Angel food cake for desert was great too!!

Thank DonD1965
Reading, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We celebrated our son's graduation with dinner at Monterey Bay. One of our guests was coming into town for the dinner and was a half hour late joining us. This was not a problem; the rest of us enjoyed their wonderful appetizers, including the lobster bisque and calamari, and wine as we waited. The waiter was very accommodating, even making... More 

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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful evening this past Friday night celebrating our son's university graduation with family and friends. Started with cocktails at dusk in the scenic bar and moved into the dining room at dark. It couldn't had been a better evening as this restaurant is one of Pittsburgh finest if not the best. If you have a group you should... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Couldn't thank you enough for the kind words Jim, and we look forward to hosting you next dining experience, whether it is a group event of something less formal in size! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay More 

Buffalo, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner on Saturday night - table of 10 with the young kids - restaurant was very accommodating. We had a table right next to the window overlooking the entire city - it was tremendous! The food and service was also excellent - we will be back next time in PGH.

Thank Scott B
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have hosted you! Thank you for the sentiment, and we look forward to your next visit! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager More 

Savannah, Georgia, Usa
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the view extraordinary. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation. However, the special was Alaskan Copper River Salmon (great) but I should have asked for the price (or known what the going price was). Regardless, we had a great time and wonderful food!

Thank Michael C
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us Michael! Please do leave me know the next time that you join us! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager More 

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299 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last night in Pittsburgh after a busy few days we decided to splurge a bit. Took the Duquesne Incline up, turned right, and the restaurant was just a couple blocks away, across from an overlook to the city. Elevator up to the restaurant, and after a short wait in the bar, our reservation was ready and we proceeded to... More 

Thank Swl781
Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here to celebrate our sons graduation. It was a beautiful evening so even though we didn't get a table by the window we still had a lovely view of the city of Pittsburgh. Mandy our server was so nice. She knew we were there to celebrate so she really give us time to relax and enjoy our... More 

Thank Anne G
Cleveland, Ohio
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this restaurant for dinner for our family which included 4 young kids. We were able to get reservations at the last minute for 6:00 on a Friday night since we didn't think we were going to be in the city for dinner time. We were just coming from the Duquesne incline, and it's only a quick 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 54
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?