Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
Wonderful restaurant; I giveWonderful restaurant; I give relatively few 5* overall ratings. I take guests there to enjoy the amazing view and ambience but the seafood always turns out to be excellent as well. From MT washington, Pittsburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent serviceOur server Cindy was very nice accommodating and very knowledgeable of the menu. The managers were very nice and professional. Our table was breathtaking and the food was beautiful and delicious. For our anniversary we git a dessert to share on the house.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe WHOLE Package - Outstanding...Outstanding service, GREAT food, a menu that can satisfy anyone's specific taste, and a priceless view of the city. This alone is worth of a Five Star rating, but the staff does not stop there. Accommodating special requests and dietary restrictions are second nature to the fantastic team at MBFG. A special shout-out to Alexis for providing the special touches that made our 25th wedding anniversary dinner a priceless memory. Thank you Sarah and the entire team for laying the groundwork for a wonderful evening.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat viewsGet a window seat if you can! They have the best fish around.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was outstandinThe food and service was outstanding, and that's a tough thing to pull off on Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST RESTAURANT IN PITTSBURGHGreat View, Great Food, Great Wine List, Great Service. This restaurant has it all. Our table had Ahi Tuna, Crabcakes, and the Chef's Special Halibut. Each dish was cooked to perfection. We sat 2 rows back from the windows and still had a great view of the entire city. The manager came by to check on us twice and delivered our wine to us. Nothing in Pittsbrugh compares.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphereMonterey Bay is a very pretty restaurant. This is the second time I've been there, and I have an interesting perspective because I do not like seafood. They always work with the customer to ensure food for everyone, and they always seems to have at least a few non-seafood options. There was no massive seafood smell in the restaurant this time, which I appreciated. Our server was excellent. I find the wine list to be very pricey. The food prices are moderate to high but the food is good and you're paying for the view. The service is high-class, but I will say I think it stinks you can't request a window seat. My reservation was made a month in advance, and yet if we had wanted one, we would have had to wait an additional hour +!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outHad a blast on my birthday. We had a great waiter who explained everything in detail. We'll definitely be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceVisiting Pittsburgh from SC. This was the perfect place to dine with the people we came to see.
The food was great and the views breathtaking. A unique dining experience.
If you're visiting Pittsburgh, you have to dine here!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding MealMy wife and I had a rare date night. Had no problem getting reservations through Open Table.
Started with fresh Oysters on the half shell and "Hong Kong Style" steamed mussels. Our wine for the evening was a 2009 Chalk Hill Pinot Gris ... excellent finish.
Our main entreés were shared between stuffed scallops with crab meat on a bed of lobster sauce and Ahi, seared "sashimi style".
After dinner we shared chocolate truffle cake with a 10 year old Cockburn port. Service was excellent, the right balance of attention and privacy. Michael was outstanding. Highly recommend.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous DinnerWe were visiting Pittsburgh from Canada. Ee were attending a trade show and your resteraunt was recommended.
The food and scenic view were wonderful. I would definately go again on a return trip.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFrist time and probably not the lasThis was my first time at this restaurant. The building seems kind of dated and first impressions when you arrive are not all that good. Once you get past that, all is good. The view from the restaurant is impressive. The food and service was excellent. Very nice variety of fresh fish in many different preparations.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance and Quality ServiceAs expected, our recent dinning experience was outstanding. Our server was thurough and very helpful! This resturant is the location if one is looking for a large variety of quality seafood.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the bestMonterey Bay still offers the best food + service + pittsburgh skyline view dine experience, if you take visiting friends or relatives to this place I guarantee you they will want to come back to PIT. This is not the kind of place you can take all your class from school or you would go broke but it is a safe bet if you want to treat someone to a special dinner.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food here is unbelievable. The swordfish I had was incredible. Others at my table had crab cakes, tuna, scallops and no complaints at all. I especially recommend the shrimp fried rice as a side dish. Well worth it!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dining experienceTook our parents here for their 40th wedding anniversary. Not only did we end up with the best seat in the house, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, the manager came over to wish my parents a happy anniversary and even sent them a dessert on the house. We just went there because it was a special occasion and wanted a great meal and the staff really went above and beyond. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the sea bass was phenomenal, but I really have to commend them on making the celebration of a special occasion truly magnificent.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dinning experience2 meals rated excellent. 2 rated good. Scallops with crab was excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceMy husband and I eat at Monterey Bay any chance we get and we are never disappointed. This is by far our favorite restaurant! The seafood is amazing, the service is wonderful and the management always makes a point to stop by and ask how the dinner is going. It is expensive but worth it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary dinner!We shared our 20th anniversary dinner at Monterrey bay Fish Grotto and it was outstanding. the service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very pleasant and unrushed. The fish selection was outstanding and very fresh, being flown in daily and cut on premesis5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMsplendid eveningAbsolutely splendidin every way; the amazing skyline, beautiful bar, superb wine list, impeccable service, and of course incredible food.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favoriteMonterey bay has always been my husband's favorite since our first visit years ago. So we went for his birthday. Every food item has always been above expectations, view is unreal, and staff is generally attentive but not overbearing. Great desserts-if you have room. A place for our special occasions, we look forward to our next visit to this special spot.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a fantastic settingThis is a fantastic setting for a special occasion with spectacular views of Pittsburgh. The service is friendly, and the food good4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the food is awesomeWhile the food is awesome - the tables are too small for a party of 4 - we felt cramped!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is very stunning.The atmosphere is very stunning. The food was very good but was a bit overpriced for the nature of the food. For the price, the preparation was not as extravagant or amoazing as I would have expected. It was very good but I have had better food for less cost in pricier cities. Probably paid for the beautiful view of Pburgh.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter chad was awesomeOur waiter chad was awesome as well as the food. Wonderful place to celebrate my masters from Pitt.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the view is what bringsWhile the view is what brings you here, the food and service will keep you coming back.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my fourth visit andThis was my fourth visit and each time it just gets better and better! And it was great the very first time! Unbelievable view, marvelous food, friendly and attentive staff. A great, great restaurant.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely idea to takeWhat a lovely idea to take the incline up to eat here. Great views at really any table. Service was excellent. Menu pricy. French onion soup one of the highlights. Menu is a la carte so choose carefully. Fried rice was plentiful bit a little bland. Seared scallops worth the price. The brochette item is good only if you like tons of vegetables; came with only 3 shrimp and scallops. The menu didn't describe that correctly but the manager did an amazing job rectifying the situation and immediately replaced entree with another! She was professional and very accommodating!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNOt just a scenic view butNOt just a scenic view but a spectacular view! Excellent food and service; a little pricy but worth it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful dinner!We had a wonderful dinner! Great restaurant and wonderful views!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for dinner whileWe went here for dinner while in Pittsburgh for a work convention. The service was quick (but we didn't feel rushed), the food was really good, and the waitress was very helpful and polite.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service and view wereFood, service and view were all great. The valet service is horrible. Overpriced and the valets are discourteous and aloof. Cost to park is also a bit high. As a first and last experience at your establishment it hurts your overall quality.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers, fish entrees,The appetizers, fish entrees, the ambiance, and the view are always very very good. The wait staff and management always pay attention to the details of your reservation, in this case my wife's birthday. The only thing that could be better are the vegetable sides.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic view, service, food.Fantastic view, service, food. Service great from the valet parkers, hostess staff, waitstaff and managers all ensure a great dining experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWatch the Pirates fireworksGreat food and exceptional service. We watched the Pirates Fireworks and it was incredible Highly recommended.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, view was greatFood was good, view was great and they treated us wonderfully !
Thank you !4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, everyoneExcellent service, everyone acknowledged our special occasion
View was wonderful. Very romantic evening
Will definitely return4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was helpful and professional.Staff was helpful and professional. Food was outstanding and service was great. Elevator problem occured and the staff had a back-up plan to assist in/out customers.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and impeccableExcellent food and impeccable service. Most seats have scenic view of Pittsburgh. Wonderful for special occasion. However, prices are high and entrees do not include salad or sides.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was wonderful.The food and service was wonderful. The restaurant, itself, could use a little up dating.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThere's a reason this amazingThere's a reason this amazing restaruant has been voted Pittsburgh's best seafood 14 times...the food and service is as spectacular as the panoramic city view.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI dislike the more commonI dislike the more common 'How ya' guys doing tonight' so I appreciated being properly 'greeted' and welcomed by the staff. It took a bit of time to get our drinks, but we saw several parties being seated at the same time, we did have an early reservation.... All in all, our visit was a pleasant, realxing, delicious, eye-candy experience. Thank you.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA spectacular view backedA spectacular view backed up by great seafood dishes and accommodative service. Six members of my family were in town for a bit of sightseeing and we chose Monterrey Fish Grotto for our dinner because it featured the sight to see in Pittsburgh. Often the a restuarant with a great view is accompanied by mediocre food and indifferent service or service too rigid for a family. Not so at Monterrey's. The wait staff adapted to our needs and please to see that the seafood was prepared well. Minor off-notes were the level of noise (hard to tame noise in a room that provides a spectacular view to many tables) and the creme brulee desert was fine but not as great as the rest of the dinner. Of course, we would be glad to return!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI would recommend this forI would recommend this for any special occasion! Super delicious and great service!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a special occasion.Perfect for a special occasion. The view is breathtaking, and you're so much higher than all the nearby restaurants. They have a great selection of food. The date salad was amazing. We had the special salmon of the day, and the mashed potatoes were so salty it somewhat hurt to eat them. Besides that, the service was great and experience was great. Oh, and the dessert was delicious. Definitely try the carrot cake!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service, extremelyGreat food and service, extremely speedy service and food delivery. Food looks and tasted better than the menu makes it seem.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic, great food, great serviceMy husband and I went for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The curried sea bass feature was heavenly, and the calamari appetizer was perfect. Everything else was good to very good, and the service was outstanding. Our server, April, was awesome! She was busy but still took the time to take a few pictures for us, and she was there every time we needed her without even having to ask. Watching the sun set on our beautiful city while enjoying great food was wonderful. The only negative thing I can say was that the mushroom bisque was not very warm when it was served, and the lobster meat in that soup was very rubbery and seemed out of place and unneccessary.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA++ experiencePossibly the best experience I've ever had in a restaurant. The food was phenomenal and the service was awesome. It was definitely very expensive, but I didn't mind paying it because it was all worth it.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing viewsWe travelled in to Pittsburgh for the weekend and our hotel gave us a list of restaurant recommendations. We saw Monterey Bay, checked it out online and knew it would be just what we were looking for for dinner. The restaurant sits right on the hill with gorgeous panoramic views. The main dining area was nice and open but a little noisy for us. There's a lower level that was less crowded that suited us much better and we didn't have to sacrifice the great vew.
The food was very good. All of their fish is flown in daily so it's very fresh but that also means pricy. Be prepared to spend some money here.
We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend Moneterey Bay Fish Grotto.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good meal here, aAlways a good meal here, a favorite we never grow tired of returning to....great appetizers, unmatched crab cakes, notable seafood -- they have it all here!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM