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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
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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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 20
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the sushi bar

We had dinner at the sushi bar on Saturday. Monterey Bay remodeled a while back and the new atmosphere is great. We loved the ceviche roll and the grandview roll. The tuna was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
krjcf
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here in strong TA reviews, but was very disappointed. Salmon came with no sides at $29 and was the tiniest portion I've ever seen as a main course. Took me just a few bites to eat it. It was good tasting, but totally unsatisfying. Realize at this expensive restaurant you are going to need to order multiple courses to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner at the sushi bar on Saturday. Monterey Bay remodeled a while back and the new atmosphere is great. We loved the ceviche roll and the grandview roll. The tuna was amazing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With so many new restaurants popping almost daily in the burgh, Monterey Bay has been around for a while, and for good reason, they're food is delicious. My go to here is the Crab Cake, you can't beat it. Oh, and the view's not bad either.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the restaurant for a nice relaxed, adult evening and we weren't disappointed. The fish was all excellent as expected although I would have to recommend the Chilean sea bass as being my favorite. One big surprise on the menu was the crab cake and she crab soup. Being a Maryland native I didn't have my hopes up but... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you an a future "adult evening," or for any other occasion. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414 More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016, we stopped in Pittsburgh on our way from Virginia to Wisconsin. With only one night to spend, we chose to explore the Southside. We had read about the views from the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on top of Mt Washington, so we decided to start our evening with drinks at their lounge. It was an... More 

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1 Thank 11cph
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for picking Monterey Bay Fish Grotto during your travels. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. The review you wrote is very appreciated and we will pass on the review to Kesha, your server. We hope for your safe travel and look forward to serving you on your next trip to Pittsburgh. Sincerely, Jason... More 

Flagler Beach
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion, one of THE seafood places to eat in Pittsburgh. I've never had anything but an excellent meal here. Some of the best seafood you're going to eat in the country, especially the crab ala H'ouzel style. All my dining here has been in business situations. Excellent rooms with accommodating staff for those type events. The views from... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412) 481-4414 More 

Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us enjoyed a wonderful night out to celebrate a birthday and girls weekend in Pittsburgh! Each entree was better than the others and the desserts were fabulous! We were lucky to get a window table which added to the experience!

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Thank karen716
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are so happy that you ladies enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Cordially, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday and chose Monterey Bay. It was perfect! Service was top notch. The view of the Pittsburgh skyline is beautiful. And every course we had was delicious. We got the sampler appetizer including a crab cake, Cajun shrimp, and a skewer of chargrilled swordfish, tuna, and salmon...all served with... More 

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Thank Celinamarie123
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Happy Birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and we look forward to serving you in the future. Warmest regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

pittsburgh
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has become a favorite of our family for special occasion outings, and for good reason. It has a sophisticated, upscale atmosphere, stunning city views, professional, attentive waitstaff and fabulous food. We've eaten here about 8 times now and have yet to experience disappointment. The fish is always fresh, creatively prepared and beautifully presented. Crab cakes are... More 

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Thank littleismuch5
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are so happy that you continue to enjoy your experience with us, and we appreciate your continued patronage. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family dined on amazingly, fabulous food. From appetizer to dessert, food preparation was beautifully designed, and each bite proved heavenly delicious. We each had a different appetizer and entree, and each dish was made to perfection. Service was exemplary; our waiter was knowledgeable about each dish, and he was always there to help make our evening memorable. The view... More 

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Thank Marmoore66
MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We thank you for taking the time to writing a great review. Here at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, we pride ourselves in proving the highest level of service and quality of food. We look forward to serving you in the future. Warm regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay... More 

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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view

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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