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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
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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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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you are in the Pittsburgh area and looking for a fine dining experience with a fantastic view of the City and the activity on the 3 rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio), this is a must do eating opportunity. I would recommend a reservation and definitely try to call at least a day in advance to secure the reservation especially... More 

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5 Thank Ronald Y
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Ronald, I loved your review! The chefs and staff were thrilled to read about your recent experience and appreciate your honesty on the negative side as well. Our goal at Monterey Bay and Sakari is to be the best, and the only way we can accomplish this is through the feedback from our guests. You are the reason why we... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants in Pittsburgh. It is in Mount Washington with the gorgeous views that entails and the food is amazing. It is pricey, but well worth it!

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2 Thank Coleen W
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you Coleen for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We always love to hear the great things, and know we did our jobs well. We look forward to your next visit. Have a great day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager More 

Buckeye, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Was the best service and the food was fantastic. If you are in the area stop by and have the best meal ever. I will eat here again when I get back to the area. Thank Monterey Bay Grotto for best experience.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. I will share with the team, and we look forward to your next visit when you are in from Arizona. Have a great day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager More 

Pittsburgh
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Food was very good, a little pricey but within expected range for a city restaurant with a view. I was a little disappointed that there was no offered extras for my parents anniversary. We mentioned it to numerous staff members but only received a "that's nice" response.

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

My name is Tiffany Sines, a manager at Monterey Bay and Sakari on Mount Washington. Thank you for sharing, your recent review on TripAdvisor. I am concerned to hear about your parents anniversary and our failure to provide our best possible experience for your family. We always provide a complimentary dessert for any anniversary, and I find it discouraging that... More 

profgirl
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a great place for out of town visitors. A nice menu with a great range of fish options. You can get some good basic preparations or go with some of the more complex preparations. The service is great and the view is perfect.

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

Thank you for posting such kind words on TripAdvisor. Our team of chefs put their culinary skills to the test on a daily basis to enhance your experience complimented with exemplary service and the beautiful view of the city of Pittsburgh. Thank you again for your time, and have a wonderful day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay and Sakari... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is an old favorite which remains so after dining in its newly renovated space. Surrounded by windows, sitting high atop Mt. Washington it has a magnificent city view from almost any table. This was a birthday celebration(for me)and we all had a delightful evening. My Manhattan was made as well as the ones I make and my Ahi Tuna,... More 

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

So pleased to hear about your recent experience at Monterey Bay with the exception of our computer malfunctions. I am truly sorry about the inconvenience but glad a manager was able to speak with you while you were here. I have passed your review along to the team, so we may continue to provide the highest quality food and service... More 

Salem, South Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We ate there late on a Friday night in late June. The menu was more limited than expected, and portions were small. Octopus ceviche was sublime. Chilean sea bass and swordfish were superb. Service was great. Dessert was excellent. Bill was a bit high.... More than expected or budgeted. Lesson learned.

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

Thank you for your latest review on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that the majority of your experience was enjoyable. We source most of our seafood from all around the world, which gets flown in multiple times a week. I understand how you feel about the prices being high, but we are serving the highest quality seafood we can... More 

New York City
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This Pittsburg restaurant is exceptional. The food, wine list, service, décor, clientele and view of the night skyline are all amazing and perfectly blend together for an exceptional experience. A good reason for visiting Pittsburg. We will definitely be back.

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

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. This is the reason why we got into the restaurant industry. The highest quality food and service, is what we strive for. I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and serving staff, and we look forward to your next visit here at Monterey Bay... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

The view of Pittsburgh rah is amazing and the food wonderful! This is our "go to " place to take people from ou t of town. Up-scale, beautiful decor, excellent food and a great view! What more can you ask?

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1 Thank cooking106
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. This is the reason why we got into the restaurant industry. The highest quality food and service, is what we strive for. I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and serving staff, and we look forward to your next visit here at Monterey Bay... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Great food. Great service. Upon arrival, the valet was right there at the car to park it for me. Enter and take elevator to the top where you can go to a wonderful lounge while you wait for your guests. Views are outstanding of Pittsburgh. No matter what you order...it's wonderful. A lovely place for special occasions!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 54
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?