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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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$$$
Sushi, American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this restaurant many times. They always have great food and a spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh. It's a bit pricey, so be prepared, but we go there when we are celebrating something special. It's well worth it! I always get a fresh fish offering and am never disappointed.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All 4 of us enjoyed our meals. Tha waiter provided us with a complimentary full appetizer platter. The calamari was the best. The sevice was perfect.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a party of 6, and had an awesome meal with awesome service! All of our entree's were excellant!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Monterey Bay has been our go-to place for dinner when we are in Pittsburgh, and has been for the last 15 years or so. When we were in town last week we look forward to bringing our boys who were too small to remember the last time we were there. We got off the elevator I noted the place had... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seven family members reunited. Seated in a poor view direction. But, Chad saved the day. We got moved to overview the city scape below. Our Brewers were playing the Pirates at PNC Park. I got telephoto shots of the scoreboard. The Three Rivers were spectacular. But 'Angie' the waitress was the Best Ever. Rogue Genesis wine was tasty. My Red... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about your dining experience. We are so pleased that we were able to better accommodate you. Here at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, we pride ourselves on having the best seafood and service in Pittsburgh. Chad and Angie are tenured staff and are valued members to our commitment to excellence.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated a milestone event with family on the evening of Pittsburgh's 200th Birthday at this lovely restaurant high above Mt Washington. Valet parking and an elevator straight to the top made this easy to get to for those who have mobility special needs. However access inside was more problematic as the lounge, restrooms, and several levels of dining required using... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your milestone event with us and for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We will always make special accommodations for any guest not able to us stairs. Our dining room and restaurant are located on multiple floors, however we do have access to a lift that allows guests to ride down to the restrooms... More 

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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of attending a business dinner with a party of 15 on Wednesday of last week. The atmosphere was awesome! We had a great view of the city and the rivers. The aesthetics were visually pleasing, from the wine storage, to the layout, to the decor. The aroma was intriguing-- the food smelled so divine I coup... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about your dining experience. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to the next time your travels bring you to the city. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First - this place has an breathtaking view. Almost worth a visit just for that. Second - service is top notch. They fit our party in without a reservation and the waitress was attentive, friendly, and helpful. Lastly - food was spot on. Everyone was able to eat fresh fish, and there was even a delicious vegetarian pasta fish on... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and that we are able to accommodate your party. Please keep us in mind for your next special occasion or for a night out on the town. We look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great city views frame the wonderful meal. The crab cakes were yummy... All crab and shrimp with little filler. Ahi Tuna also didn't disappoint.

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about our famous Maryland style crab cakes. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

Hudson, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for sushi in Pittsburgh, this is the place. Their sushi rolls are delicious and HUGE. The Ichiban appetizer of cooked salmon and swordfish on a skewer was melt-in-your-mouth, and my wife and I normally don't like cooked fish. Add in the best view of the city, and really I can't think of a better end to... More 

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MBFGManager, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will gladly pass on this review to your server, Anita. We look forward to serving you in the future. Best regards, Jason Baptiste Service Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto (412)481-4414 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $54
Cuisine
Sushi, American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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
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.

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