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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
“angel food cake” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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1 - 10 of 846 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

A spectacular view of the city set the mood as it felt as if we were sitting in the best seats in the house, although there are really no bad seats in the restaurant. The attention given by GM, John Bellan and John the server...More

Thank Happy8601
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoied a delicious dinner with crabcakes, shrimps, thuna and lobster mac&cheese!! All with a beautiful view, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. Definetly worth a visit.

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood I have had in a long time. I have never been to Pittsburgh before but I was spoiled with this dinner and they have raised the bar pretty high. The drinks they make their are incredible and their wine list is pretty extensive...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for drinks and the fantastic view...ended up eating dinner here...the view is spectacular with impeccable service from Jimmy...best crab cakes ever...?Verizon pricey but worth it

Thank P W
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Monterey Bay. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is not to love about Monterey Bay? Sitting on top of Mount Washington and overlooking the entire downtown and beyond of the city of Pittsburgh, this restaurant doesn’t just have a view. It has tremendous seafood served in large quantities and great quality. The...More

Thank Live2traveldaworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are driving to this restaurant, not that valet parking is the only option. The incline room has a very nice cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks. For main course I chose the sea bass, which was cooked perfectly. Dessert was an angel food cake...More

1  Thank ZanderAustralia
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

We had an outstanding experience at Monterey Bay Fish Gotto last week. Great food, outstanding service, and absolutely stunning views. Our party of 5 arrived early and had a drink and enjoyed the wonderful view of the city in advance of our dinner. We were...More

1  Thank Tim B
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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! Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined here for the first time on a Friday evening to celebrate my birthday. Everything was excellent from start to finish! The staff were all very helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of the food....More

Thank PGHtraveler2015
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your first time at Monterey Bay, and hope to see you more in the future. P.S. Happy Birthday! Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed March 10, 2018

We went for the view of downtown Pittsburgh. As we were a somewhat bigger party we did not get the best view. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The bill was a like on the high side considering we did not...More

Thank Spyboy
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Across from Pittsburgh’s Point Park, atop mount Washington is a great restaurant, Monterey Bay which provides great service, great tastes, and great views. From salmon, swordfish, crab cakes to sole, they have a variety of fish to choose from. The sides are family style and...More

Thank Ruslman L
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LuAnn C
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Brian R | 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!
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wvser
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!
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Retsnme
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $54
Meals
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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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 Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
    (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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