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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best places to dine and have a beautiful view of the city. You could drive or take the incline to the top of Mount Washington. The only problem with this restaurant was narrowing my choice of entree to one. The food was wonderful, service was excellent, and the nighttime view was spectacular.

Thank nank59
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food; great service; fantastic view of the city! While fish is their specialty, their steaks are also very good (I had salmon and my wife had filet mignon)! Overall, I can't think of a better place to go (especially for fish) in Pittsburgh for a more memorable experience - whether it be for a personal or business event! Well... More 

Thank Dennis H
Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An awesome restaurant. Many many choices of fish, then would come pasta, not really the place to go if you want steak. Chef is outstanding, fish is flown in fresh daily. Service is the best we've ever had.

Thank AlisonS3
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere, service and quality are all phenomenal! This restaurant is first class with a delicious selection of fresh fish. A must every time in Pittsburgh and the view is wonderful.

Thank Michael O
Short Hills, New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Luckily, we had made a reservation because this place is popular! We requested a window table as soon as we arrived, had to wait just a bit for one and have a drink in the bar area (which was no sacrifice - it too has amazing views!). Dinner was... More 

Thank MaryBeth N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good here, but I really enjoy having drinks in their bar area!. Private, and you'll feel as though the view is your very own!

Thank tennisne12016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has changed names over time but the building still sits where it began. The food, service, and spectacular views draw you in over and over again! I understand they won the best seafood 2016 category in Pittsburgh's Magazine! Not a shocking surprise! They get their seafood fresh daily (they boast they fly it in). You cannot go wrong... More 

Thank NadineF1
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food and love the service... Just don't love how much money I spend of the small delicious portions. Great sushi and amazing choices of fresh fish and well cooked dishes...but save up for a rainy day. You won't be back for awhile u less someone else is treating...

Thank Jenny L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to celebrating my birthday with my husband and son and daughter-in-law who drove in from Chicago. My husband picked this restaurant for the view. Although, we were not able to be seated at a window, we still could see our beautiful city. We were in the very center of the restaurant...under the speakers for the piped... More 

Thank Bonnie D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit here for an intimate wedding reception. As such I can't speak to cost. There is no parking so expect to pay for valet parking. They seem to do short pours for glasses of wine. I had the salmon which came with mixed veggies and rice pilaf. The salmon was very good. "Chocolate Steam" was the desert choice.

Thank Rick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $54
Sushi, American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
    (Sweetbriar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-481-4414
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?