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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 - 10:00 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, 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
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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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  • 136
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 20
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  • 15
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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
Fabulous from start to finish!!!

Great appetizer of calamari! My wife had scallops and I had swordfish....both were spectacular! Then finished it off with a "grilled cheese" dessert...absolutely delicious!! And the view of the city was to die for!!! Great place for a special dinner!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Joe S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fish was dry and tasteless. Food was overpriced. Service was average. I would not return. Very disappointed with our meal. One would expect good fish from this restaurant. I asked the waitress what was really good that evening and it was expensive, dry and tasteless. Everything is ala carte and pedictable. Avoid.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great appetizer of calamari! My wife had scallops and I had swordfish....both were spectacular! Then finished it off with a "grilled cheese" dessert...absolutely delicious!! And the view of the city was to die for!!! Great place for a special dinner!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

WE love Monterey Bay restaurant: excellent seafood, great view of the city (especially from the bar downstairs), fine service. When visitors to Pittsburgh ask me about my favorite restaurant, I tell them MOnterey Bay gives you the best combination of view, service, and cost in the city. A few years ago I had a problem with my outside car mirror,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I went to monterey bay for a work event. Have been several times in the past for work and pleasure and has been great. This time however, I ordered chicken off of the select menu and it was brought to my table mostly raw in the middle. The waiter was very apologetic and offered to get me a new one... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We recently ate at Monterrey Bay with three other couples. I had the king salmon and Alison had a filet mignon. She can't eat seafood. I love salmon and, for over $40, I expected a generous serving. When it arrived, I thought there was some mistake. It looked like an appetizer portion. There was maybe 4 ounces of salmon. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The food is fantastic and the view is awesome. I've been here multiple times and have always had a great experience.

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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The menu is varied and offers great choices for diners. Food is great, servers are attentive and views are great, also. Parking can be a challenge so let the valets park your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the view.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The restaurant took me by surprise. The food was exquisite, the atmosphere romantic, and the view of Pittsburgh at night was stunning. We were hosting a couple from Brazil and wanted to take them somewhere special. A friend recommended the restaurant and I am so glad I made reservations and asked for a table by the window. No disappointment there.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I found that the hostess wasn't very friendly upon our arrival. The manager was a bit pompous. Despite those little itches...we had a glorious time! We really enjoyed our meals and our waitress was fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food is fabulous, atmosphere is delightful, great view. Sometimes they change the menu which is a little disappointing when you love something, but you try something else. Never had a bad meal

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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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