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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 - 11:00 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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  • 282
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
50 wedding anniversary

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
dlcharleson
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Pittsburgh
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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profgirl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Salem, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We ate there late on a Friday night in late June. The menu was more limited than expected, and portions were small. Octopus ceviche was sublime. Chilean sea bass and swordfish were superb. Service was great. Dessert was excellent. Bill was a bit high.... More than expected or budgeted. Lesson learned.

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

Thank you for your latest review on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that the majority of your experience was enjoyable. We source most of our seafood from all around the world, which gets flown in multiple times a week. I understand how you feel about the prices being high, but we are serving the highest quality seafood we can... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

horseradish mashed are awesome, tuna- magnificent. the best view in Pittsburgh, service wonderful. this place has to be on your must do list when coming to the burgh.

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

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. This is the reason why we got into the restaurant industry. The highest quality food and service, is what we strive for. I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and serving staff, and we look forward to your next visit here at Monterey Bay... More 

New York City
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This Pittsburg restaurant is exceptional. The food, wine list, service, décor, clientele and view of the night skyline are all amazing and perfectly blend together for an exceptional experience. A good reason for visiting Pittsburg. We will definitely be back.

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

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. This is the reason why we got into the restaurant industry. The highest quality food and service, is what we strive for. I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and serving staff, and we look forward to your next visit here at Monterey Bay... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The view of Pittsburgh rah is amazing and the food wonderful! This is our "go to " place to take people from ou t of town. Up-scale, beautiful decor, excellent food and a great view! What more can you ask?

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

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. This is the reason why we got into the restaurant industry. The highest quality food and service, is what we strive for. I will be sure to share this review with the rest of the management team and serving staff, and we look forward to your next visit here at Monterey Bay... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great food. Great service. Upon arrival, the valet was right there at the car to park it for me. Enter and take elevator to the top where you can go to a wonderful lounge while you wait for your guests. Views are outstanding of Pittsburgh. No matter what you order...it's wonderful. A lovely place for special occasions!

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DC Metro Area
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love the location, service and meals at Monterey. The seafood selections and preparation methods are endless - you can get just about any kind of fish prepared in any of the sauces/spices that they have available. It is certainly a place to celebrate a proposal, engagement, anniversary, birthday, etc. Service has always been spot-on. My only so-so comment is... More 

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Pittsburgh
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the best upscale restaurants in Pittsburgh. I always get some kind of fish but my husband gets meat and everything has always been great. The view can't be beat. You usually have to make a reservation but if you didn't, they have a bar with the same food but a bit cheaper.

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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, 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 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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