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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159 (Sweetbriar Street)
412-481-4414
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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 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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 266
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
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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

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
traynorbrad
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Saudi Arabia
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's usually hard to get reservations and this sat night was no exception. There are 2 Monterey Bay's in Pittsburgh and we ended up with reservations at the "other" one. so we got to Mt Washington with no reservation and it was crowded. They offered us a spot in the bar, which is the best thing that could have happened... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoy the food and the great service. Breathtaking view of Pittsburgh. They have valet parking which is highly suggested as parking on a side street is not plentiful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Firstly, let it be said that I am a seafood lover, just can't get enough. I was looking forward to it when my wife took me there for my birthday. The atmosphere is beautiful, the staff friendly, and the selection good. Sadly, the food doesn't live up to the hype. I had the Fettuccine Salmon, it arrived barely above room... More 

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HoustonTx
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Folk's I recently moved here to Pittsburgh, Pa from Houston, Tx and I'm pretty picky about where and what my son and I eat due to we are both into fitness. However, we cam across this restaurant Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and decided to try it out and I'm glad we did! Folk's, not only is the food great but... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Though expensive, the food was very good. I would even say excellent. The presentation of the courses were impressive. You want to take a picture. We were here with a large group of 15 this time for a special birthday celebration Everyone found something on the menu to enjoy. The view of city of Pittsburgh at sunset or evening is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want the absolute Best view of downtown Pittsburgh, this is the place to go. It resides in the top floor of a high rise on the crest of Mt Washington. The seafood is exceptional as most of it is flown in daily. I really liked there mushroom risotto but they do not have it all the time

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Food is delicious. Amazing atmosphere and beautiful view. We do valet parking, otherwise parking may be an issue.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159
    (Sweetbriar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-481-4414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
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

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?