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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, 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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  • 136
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 16
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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
Great renovation

We got a window seat and had an amazing view! The renovated luck was very stylish and sophisticated. Waitress was very helpful and attentive sometimes seeming preoccupied. I had the grouper and the piece was surprisingly very large. It was a little over done making it slight dry but the taste was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
takemetodisney
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We got a window seat and had an amazing view! The renovated luck was very stylish and sophisticated. Waitress was very helpful and attentive sometimes seeming preoccupied. I had the grouper and the piece was surprisingly very large. It was a little over done making it slight dry but the taste was amazing! I chose the andouille style. My son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The new interior decor makes this restaurant one of the newer sleek eating establishment in the Mt Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The view is spectacular and the addition of a sushi bar was a excellent decision. Make a reservation on the main floor especially when dining with a senior citizen as there are steps to get to the lounge area.... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor. We do take reservations for Sakari as well and we do have a lift that allows handicap guests to join us in the lounge for a cocktail or two prior to dinner. The sushi bar, which is also located on the lower level, is one of my favorite new additions to the... More 

Dorado, Puerto Rico
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Last year we had a rather unpleasant waiter who took the edge off an otherwise fine dining experience. Management at Monterrey Bay read our review and followed up with inquiries which allowed them to solve the problem. They sent us a coupon for the entries and asked us to return. This time the service matched the excellent dinner and Pittsburgh... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

John, Thank you so much for giving us another opportunity to redeem ourselves. We take great pride on how far we have come and we will only continue to move forward. I will share your review with the team, so that we may continue to provide every guest with the quality of food and service that is expected. Thank you... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My family and I were there this past Wednesday night. We ate down in Sakari and wow it was amazing! Our server Kesha was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable and was a joy to have.(Servers like her come a dime a dozen..Trust me) My family had an array of different sushi and fresh fish. I highly recommend this place to anyone... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on your recent visit. We never get tired of hearing the good things and I will be sure to pass this along to the rest of the management team as well as Kesha. Have a great day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay and Sakari More 

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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are in the Pittsburgh area and looking for a fine dining experience with a fantastic view of the City and the activity on the 3 rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio), this is a must do eating opportunity. I would recommend a reservation and definitely try to call at least a day in advance to secure the reservation especially... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Ronald, I loved your review! The chefs and staff were thrilled to read about your recent experience and appreciate your honesty on the negative side as well. Our goal at Monterey Bay and Sakari is to be the best, and the only way we can accomplish this is through the feedback from our guests. You are the reason why we... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants in Pittsburgh. It is in Mount Washington with the gorgeous views that entails and the food is amazing. It is pricey, but well worth it!

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you Coleen for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We always love to hear the great things, and know we did our jobs well. We look forward to your next visit. Have a great day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager More 

Buckeye, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Was the best service and the food was fantastic. If you are in the area stop by and have the best meal ever. I will eat here again when I get back to the area. Thank Monterey Bay Grotto for best experience.

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I will share with the team, and we look forward to your next visit when you are in from Arizona. Have a great day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager More 

Pittsburgh
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Food was very good, a little pricey but within expected range for a city restaurant with a view. I was a little disappointed that there was no offered extras for my parents anniversary. We mentioned it to numerous staff members but only received a "that's nice" response.

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

My name is Tiffany Sines, a manager at Monterey Bay and Sakari on Mount Washington. Thank you for sharing, your recent review on TripAdvisor. I am concerned to hear about your parents anniversary and our failure to provide our best possible experience for your family. We always provide a complimentary dessert for any anniversary, and I find it discouraging that... More 

profgirl
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great place for out of town visitors. A nice menu with a great range of fish options. You can get some good basic preparations or go with some of the more complex preparations. The service is great and the view is perfect.

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such kind words on TripAdvisor. Our team of chefs put their culinary skills to the test on a daily basis to enhance your experience complimented with exemplary service and the beautiful view of the city of Pittsburgh. Thank you again for your time, and have a wonderful day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay and Sakari... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an old favorite which remains so after dining in its newly renovated space. Surrounded by windows, sitting high atop Mt. Washington it has a magnificent city view from almost any table. This was a birthday celebration(for me)and we all had a delightful evening. My Manhattan was made as well as the ones I make and my Ahi Tuna,... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

So pleased to hear about your recent experience at Monterey Bay with the exception of our computer malfunctions. I am truly sorry about the inconvenience but glad a manager was able to speak with you while you were here. I have passed your review along to the team, so we may continue to provide the highest quality food and service... More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Address: 1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Phone Number: +1 412-481-4414
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 54
Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood

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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, 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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