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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159
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Ranked #17 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $42
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - 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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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

In town for parents weekend at Pitt - dinner and service superb as always A+ - beautiful views , excellent wine list & amazing food . What else could you need :)

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Crabcake platter appetizer was delicious. We had an amazing view of downtown...most seats have great views there. Sea bass dish was amazing. French onion soup was the cheesiest soup ever in a good way. Swordfish was too creamy for my liking. Service was excellent. Manager was trying too hard for acceptance...good luck to him..

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My best friend and I decided to celebrate my birthday last night at this restaurant. Our waiter was kind and professional. I had the signature crab cakes along with a generous side of asparagus and red peppers. She had the surf and turf. Both meals were exceptionally good!! Our waiter told me that before ordering dessert that it was on... More

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Windsor, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited Pittsburgh and wanted great food and a view...we got both and more. The menu had a large selection and the food was delicious. The view was amazing, looking down on the river, boats and city. We were fortunate to get a table by the window and watched the city light up as the night fell. Food, dessert wine... More

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Moline, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Simply said; I could eat here once week. The seafood is wonderful. I have a weakness for their ahi tuna with their homemade wasabi sauce. It is the best. Service is first rate, staff is professional and very helpful in helping you select a dinner that fits your specific taste. The night view of downtown Pittsburg is outstanding. Dinner at... More

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Toronto and Chennai
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There's an old adage that if your restaurant features a spectacular view then the food may take second place. Our table was in a Siberia away from both the view and everybody else. We found the menu to be out of some sort of time warp. This was what it was like when your grandparents went out. Competently prepared fish... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Well, Where do I start. I have been a fan of Monterey Bay since they started in business on Rodi Rd. This was always been one of my favorites for fish. We went to the Monroeville Location last night for my son's anniversary and were a little disappointed. Our Entree's were good, but not great. Our sides were not up... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From the moment I walked into the elevator, I was excited. I couldn't wait to eat and look out of the window. We went at 8:00 so that we could have dinner and watch the sunset over the rivers. It was magical and one of the best meals I've had. We went down to the lounge for a drink before... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had been here before but it was at least 2 years ago. It did not disappoint. Living in Baltimore I was not as impressed by the crabcakes. They were advertised as Maryland crab cakes but they were missing the "old Bay Seasoning" so were bland but the quality and quantity of crab meat was exceptional. We were a large... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent seafood restaurant. Crab cakes are delicious as is the lobster bisque. The entire staff goes out of their way to make your dining experience wonderful and the seafood is some of the best in the country.

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