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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for your affair. This...
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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  • 269
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food service ok

We arrived early and went down to the bar for cocktails. I ordered an old fashioned, which was not made well and my wife had the Hemmingway from their menu, which they forgot. I had to go back up to the bar and remind them about her drink. The bar staff didn't seam to be staffed or trained well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
TOMFORD79
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We arrived early and went down to the bar for cocktails. I ordered an old fashioned, which was not made well and my wife had the Hemmingway from their menu, which they forgot. I had to go back up to the bar and remind them about her drink. The bar staff didn't seam to be staffed or trained well enough... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place was very accommodating as we had a group of people all traveling on business. Skylar the manager made a special exception and was able to figure out a way for each of us to have separate tickets which was the only way we could get reimbursed. The fish was outstanding as was the stuffed shrimp and steaks. Our... More 

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TENNESSEE
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I give this restaurant a 5 star rating due to the views and also because my son loved the food. This is a very expensive restaurant and if you love seafood (for which I do not), you will be in heaven. Be prepared to go in not shabbily dressed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had been here numerous times in past but had not been in some time. Heard they had remodeled, so went with family to dinner as we celebrated my wife's birthday. Kids 10 and 8 years old liked the kids menu with typical kids food plus some fish dishes. Lots of fun nonalcoholic drinks they could try. Shared the crab cake... More 

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Moundsville, West Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Let's start with the good - the view is spectacular! The Ichiban starter my wife had was very tasty. Ok - that's it. The bad - I had the oysters on a half shell (6 oysters for $18). Half of the oysters looked like they had been through a blender. Need to teach the help how to properly open them.... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good seafood Great view a little pricey serving portions could be larger but everything is very fresh and cooked properly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What an awesome location! It's on top of Mt. Washington overlooking spectacular views of Pittsburgh. The sunset was spectacular. After reading reviews, I had to try the crab cakes and it's true. They are fabulous. I had a crab cake for appetizer. My coworker had the she-crab soup and it was very rich and good. For entrees they have about... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When the sun goes down, the only thing better than the food was the view. AN aweseome restaurant and a must do for visitors.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great spot, but the Monroeville location is our "go to" choice because service takes precedence over scenery IMHO.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go to the restaurant and ask to be directed to the lower level bar. The best views , full menu and no reservations needed. The food is always good so ithought this tip might be more interesting . ENJOY!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
    (Sweetbriar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-481-4414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 54
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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.
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

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