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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“angel food cake” (28 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been here twice and it is great every time. The restaurant offers a great view of Downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other. I recommend taking the incline up to Mount Washington and walking along Grandview enjoying the view along the way. If you love...More

Thank David S
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to write a wonderful review about our restaurant and you experience. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414

Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had dinner there 2 weeks age. Parkings was tight and took some time with vallet service. The food was very good but being from Maryland the crab cakes has too much filler and not enough crab meet. The steak was delivered as ordered and...More

1  Thank GHOINC
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We hope that you enjoyed your experience with us, we understand that your menu comes at a premium. However, we feel supplying Pittsburgh with the freshest seafood, while having the best view in town is worth it. We hope that you will venture back, for...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with a FABULOUS VIEW of The City. Excellent service and the food was delicious. Could just sit there for hours looking out at the view....just mesmerizing! Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank onegreatbabynurse
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and posting wonderful pictures. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414

Reviewed 16 March 2016

You know, it has been around forever and I've enjoyed the times I've been there on Mt. Washington. A special location, pretty decor, service is very good, food is very good but nothing exceptional for what they charge. Same thing with Off the Hook in...More

1  Thank tmarietmarie
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We hope that you enjoyed your experience with us. Just to let you know, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is and has never been associated with Off the Hook. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is independently owned and operated. We are pleased that you liked the new...More

Reviewed 16 March 2016

Terrible, rude customer service, the view would be nice if the windows were clean and the food ----- Meh!! Will never go back.

Thank dchermer
Reviewed 16 March 2016

An awesome place to go for a special occasion or any occasion. The food, service and view is fantastic. A place to take out of town guests. One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh!More

Thank Pittkids89
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thank you for writing a great review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are so proud that you call us, your favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. We look forward to serving you in the future, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Wonderful place to take out of town guest and has a wonderful view of city. Great fresh and delicious fish and seafood dishes and staff are wonderful!

Thank lclehman1
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-44141

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Husband and I received a gift certificate from our kids for this restaurant and while they raved about the wonderful view (it is absolutely fabulous on clear day) we really just wanted a nice meal. We had a great meal, the seafood was outstanding and...More

Thank runtymom
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We hope to server you in the future on another beautiful day in Pittsburgh. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Very good food. The Sashimi was fresh. The Kobe Appetizer ( Probably not uthentic) was superb. My wife had Branzino and it was very nice. The dessert, chefs specialty Grilled Cheese was Awesome. The only complaint was the Duroc Pork Chop was ordered medium and...More

Thank dinotravels
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. All of the items we serve are properly sourced from around the world, including our Kobe beef. We can assure you that anything we...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

They have remodeled and improved the menu. The place is fabulous. Wonderful food, and of course the view suberb; outstanding service - attentive but not smothering. We were here for probably 3 hours just enjoying it all.

Thank ebills
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to write a great review about your experience with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to serving you in the future. sincerely, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (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!
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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!
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Retsnme
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 54
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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