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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159
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Ranked #16 of 1,895 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Sweetbriar Street
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 rooms. 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Love this place and there isn't a bad seat in the house! Service and food are awesome and they have super quick valet serivce. I even got engaged outside of this place! Very romantic and such a great place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is an outstanding restaurant. The service was impeccable. The food was the best seafood I've had in a very long time. The shrimp cocktail presentation was excellent. The view from any seat is spectacular. Wish we lived closer.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Set on top of Mount Washington this restaurant offers a spectacular view of the city below. The sights within the restaurant are also very nice. You certainly get the feeling that you are in a high class restaurant. The service was impeccable! Our hostess was extremely well informed about the restaurant and their cuisine. The food was some of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Made a reservation 3weeks prior, personally talked with the day shift manager to be certain we had a window table. Manager said "no problem", actually talked with her for several minutes. Got to the resturant and had a table not even close to a window. The best they could do was to put the 6 of us in the downstairs... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I don't understand all the hype that this restaurant gets. The only thing to enjoy about this restaurant is the view of the city which you can get by going and having a cocktail at the bar there rather than waste money for average seafood at fine dining prices. The decor is outdated and the entire place just feels old.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My assistant and I celebrated her birthday with lunch at Monterey Bay on Mount Washington. Even though it wasn't the clearest day, the view is always breathtaking. While not breathtaking, the food and service were excellent. The restaurant will be closed January and February for a complete facelift which is needed. Thereafter, ambiance and other attrributes of fine dining will... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love fresh fish and Monterey Bay is the best seafood restaurant in Pittsburgh. A wide selection of fresh fish and wonderful crab cakes. When work clients visit Pittsburgh, this is where I take them.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Looking for the impossible - a restaurant that would both suit partner's mum and us. Well no need to compromise here. Perfect location with incredible view of Pittsburgh, nice modern but not scary interior, friendly understanding staff and a wonderful varied menu. The food was superb and they also had the confidence to have an all-American wine list. Would go... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lot of other restaurants have great food in Pittsburgh, but this place has it all. Excellent food, excellent service, and one of the best views in Pittsburgh. The restaurant has been here for awhile, but is now under new, better management. Its pricey, so use it as a celebration or special dinner unless you can afford not to.

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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Everything about this place was excellent. The staff was extraordinarily attentive. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the main course. The menu was extensive and everyone seemed pleased with their choice. It's expensive to be sure, but for a special occasion, this is the place. Did I mention the view? Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington...it doesn't get much more... More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Address: 1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159
Phone Number: 412-481-4414
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
Cuisine: Seafood

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