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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (149 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“angel food cake” (29 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed yesterday

First class restaurant with a superb view of Pittsburgh. The layout is such that every table has a great view. Food is exceptional as is the service.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were six of us for dinner. Age 11 to 71. Three of us having birthdays in June. Dinner was excellent. We all had different meals from both the regular and children's menu. Everyone was completely happy with their food. Our servicer, Anne did an...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dinner and the view were exceptional. My only dissatisfaction was the absence of a somolier. The wine list is adequate, however no one to help choose a wine that will complement your meal

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to stop here while on business travel. Is definitely more of a date place. Incredible view for a restaurant, and a nice selection of food. I ordered the crab cakes and they were fantastic. Though the vegetable sides were absolutely disgusting, and I would...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were ultimately disappointed. Expecting a top class restaurant experience, it fell short for us. We made reservations a week in advance and arrived a half hour early, before it opened. You have to request a window table when arriving if you want one. Went...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My colleague and I were fortunate to have our annual get together at the fabulous location with stunning views of the Pittsburgh skyline. The staff were very well trained and very knowledgable. They literally read out the menu (traditional version available) highlighting the house specials...More

Thank 90kennyt
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

My hubby had the lobster risotto & I had the delicious crab stuffed lobster both of which are ALWAYS consistent and amazing.

Thank Cindy M
Amanda K, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cindy, I am so thrilled you and your husband enjoyed dinner. Thank you so much for your positive review we hope to see you both again soon!

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner here to celebrate my daughters college graduation. The restaurant is on the top floor of a building which sits on top of Mt Washington. The valet parking was $7 (thought complementary would have been nice). Took the elevator up to the...More

Thank Sueceezee2015
Amanda K, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

We are so glad you chose Monterey Bay to celebrate your daughters graduation. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed April 26, 2018

Worth every penny. The night that we decided to go there was a gorgeous night out. We had reservations in the main dining room, which is very elegant. When we arrived our table was not ready so we went down to the bar area and...More

Thank tripmaria00
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you dining with us, and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

One of the best views in the city. The salad was ok, not dressed enough for me. The crab cakes and sea bass were top notch. I would have liked my veggies more done, I appreciate al dente, but they needed a bit longer. The...More

1  Thank DKMommy
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you dining with us, and couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

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LuAnn C
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Amanda K | Property representative |
Hi! Our dress code is upscale casual or business casual. We ask that gentlemen don't wear ripped jeans, sleeveless shirts, and hats. Other than that, you'll be fine!
February 1, 2017|
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Response from fjmccarl | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, you should ask for a booth on the main dining floor. The lower floor has a bar and is an excellent place to have a drink and a view of the 'burgh!
July 13, 2016|
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Response from hummummer | Reviewed this property |
Why wouldn't you make a reservation? So long as they don't charge for a cancellation, make it! Don't leave things to chance and plan ahead is my motto, especially when it comes to good/popular places to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $54
Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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