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“Fantastic food, Fantastic view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
1411 Grandview Ave, Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1159
412-481-4414
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Ranked #16 of 1,895 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $20 - $42
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, Fantastic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant! The view of downtown Pittsburgh is stunning! My favorite dish is the bronzini with the kalamata olives. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is an excellent choice for special dinners.

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great service and what a view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My fiance and I went there for my birthday, and I must say the service was amazing, and the view was even better. We have a couple appetizers, and we were extremely excited about the food. Unfortunately, we were a bit too adventurous, and we're a touch disappointed with the food. I was especially disappointed with the fact that they had no Lobster on the menu...when asked, it was out of season, which didn't make a whole bunch of sense to me considering they have fresh fish flown in...So if you want lobster, make sure it's in season. Other than that, the atmousphere and service was great, which allowed us to still have a fabulous time....and that's why it got 4 stars

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Valdese, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Good View Pricey Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The view is awesome, the food is great but pricey. Make sure you have reservations. They have valet parking.

Visited May 2012
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great food and view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I had great food and the ride up was awesome - beautiful scenery and great atmosphere. The crab cakes were great.

Visited August 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pricey but the meals are well prepared and presented.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The view is excellent too. You have to like fish. The choices you get to make about what fish to eat and how it is prepared make this place fun. All preparation and cooking is superb. This is a well-known place with high demand. It's the only high-end fish restaurant around. The servers try hard but the crowd wears them out sometimes. The carpet and decor could use an upgrade.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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