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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com
  • Phone: (412) 481-4414
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sweetbriar Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $6.00 per car
A word from Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
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 rooms.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I had 7:00 reservations last night.He made them ahead of time, and requested a window, and told them specifically that it was for my birthday. On a positive note, we had a beautiful window seat. We haven't been to Montery Bay for approximately 2-3 years, and were looking forward to it. I ordered my usual, the crabcakes. Unfortunately, the crab cakes were so creamy, I couldn't eat them. Hardly any crab. And my husband ordered surf and turf, and it turned into the joke of the table. The steak was teeny tiny, and I never knew they made lobster tails that small. On top of that, no "birthday dessert", and no mention of it from the waitress. What happened to the Monterey Bay we knew and loved years ago? All four of us - not happy"
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the entire city. The view is second to none and the food is too notch. Drove an hour away to get there and we would do it again any day!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Wonderful scenIc romantic palette satisfying experience !!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Service could not have been better! One if the best nights we've ever had!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The service was excellent, but if your going for a "eat quick" restaurant, steer clear here. This place is a soak it all in restaurant. We were there for our 16th wedding anniversary and were in no hurry. It was perfect for us and we will be back."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "My wife's birthday with friends. Service was above and beyond with view and food to match. Free dessert for her was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "The service was great. Crab cakes are heavenly. I was in town for 2 wks. I came the first week and had to come back the second because everything was delicious. I had the stuffed jumbo scallops the first time and the crab cakes the second and both were delicious. The angel cream cheese sandwich for dessert is remarkable. Everything was Great!! When in Pittsburgh I would make it a point to try it."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "I always bring out-of-town business guests to Monterey Bay on Mt Washington to showcase our city and our food at the same time. Never disappointed in the result!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "We had dinner here with old friends and there wasn't anything I would change. The view is gorgeous, the food was great and the service was perfect. We will definitely visit again when in Pittsburgh."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Service and food were top notch. Definitely will return. From the valet parking attendants to servers to restaurant manager - first class service."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Dinner here is always great. Online reservations were very easy to execute, which added convenience. Was slightly disappointed with the service on my last visit on 08-24-2014. It just was not as great as prior visits, but nothing that will keep me from another visit."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We were told about this place when we were visiting Pittsburgh for the first time, and it was a big hit! We had planned to sit in the main di in area but no window tables with a view. We decided to wait, and then we're told we could actually eat in the lounge, which we did. We were given a corner table overlooking the city -- the best table in the house! Crab cakes were broiled and delicious! Tuna was great. Combination appetizer was the best! There's a daily menu (with the date) and all fish listed has it's origin. It was a fantastic experience and the service was over the top."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We are not lucky to sit at the windows, well, to be fair, it isn't about luck because there is a FIFO queue for the windows, we arrived at 9 and find out it still takes about half hour to get the window seats. We decided not to wait cuz we are hungry, however, the window view is beautiful. The restaurant is on the top floor of a building on a mountain top! I bet there are no better places to view the city like that. The food are great too, I have to drive so I miss the beverages, I tried the Greece style grilled whole fish."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time. They took care of us for our anniversary. Food was fantastic also."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We took 4 out of towners to dinner last Saturday night. Our party of eight was seated exactly at the time of our reservation. The manager greeted us at our table and our waitress was most helpful during the meal. The food was perfect (I had the halibut special and it was excellent). We arrived at 7 pm and left after dark. Our guests were able to see the city before and after sunset. My only disappointment was that I was told for a party of 8 we could not have a table by the windows….so our view during dinner was not as spectacular as I had hoped."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Our 34th wedding anniversary and they made it special for us, a table by the window, everyone was friendly and courteous, our waiter knew the menu well and could recommend choices for our tastes, which were all excellently prepared and served, plus a special dessert presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and will be back and would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "It's on top a hill, you get great views. The food and service is also very good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great view if you can get window seating. Can't even request it for a special occasion. This was are first time there and we were celebrating our anniversary and moving our son to Pittsburgh. It would have been nice to have window seating for our special occasion but they wouldn't do it. They were able it give it to us if we wanted to wait an hour and a half after our reservation."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A great adult dining experience and the variety of options on the menu enhanced the evening for the varous palates in our party. Service was delightful, professional and the wait staff had solid knowledge of the menu including the various ingredients for each dish, seasonal items and dessert."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "great view and fantastic food. always an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Monterey Bay does an outstanding job of providing a wonderful experience for its guests with excellent food, a wonderful view and restaurant atmosphere, and professional-quality service. I am very happy with my experience there."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I read all of the reviews on every review sight on the Internet and all I can say it was a wonderful end to a wonderful weekend getaway in Pittsburgh from Philadelphia. Every aspect of the evening was great. The waiter was excellent, the food superb, the view (we had window seats) was unbelievable. I hope to be able to return to this restaurant. If you are looking for something special, visit Monterey Fish Grotto."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The view outside is spectacular. The view inside, not so much. The dark stone wall, supposed to look like a grotto, seems out of date. The chairs are clunky and ball room like. But the fish, wine and service were excellent. Refresh the room and restrooms, then focus on the food and views."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Moved away 20+ yrs. ago. Mt. Washington was a date-night favorite for us. We were seated at the "best table of the house". Have no idea why, but it was a corner table with a panoramic view from both sides. Everything, from being greeted to the dessert, was over-the-top wonderful. We had the combo appetizer that includes their "world-famous" crab cake to taste, which was so good. Willl order more next time if we're lucky enough to get back there. We loved our entrees from their fresh seafood menu, and the encore of the evening was the award-winning "grilled cheese" dessert. Don't let the humble name throw you, it's to die for and a must try! It was wonderfully light. Thank you everyone at Monterey Bay for a splendid night in Pittsburgh."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My Fiance and myself had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, service, food and everything were wonderful."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Jeffrey our server was great. Always there to make our evening out even more special"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is my all time favorite place to dine. We drive 3 hrs one way just to celebrate special events and eat at Monterey Bay."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I grew up just blocks away from the fish grotto and have always enjoyed the view of the city. Our parents always wanted the best for their kids, when we dine at Monterey Bay we get just that,The Best!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Monterey Bay. We are seafood lovers, and had a great meal, great service, wonderful view, and great dessert.... We are really glad w chose Monterey Bay for our Anniversary dinner. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our server was EXCELLENT! Chad was energetic without being over the top. He was helpful, knowledgeable, fun and polite. A great balance and a great host for our business/birthday evening. As always the food was great. Very consistent!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Spectacular view, spectacular food. I look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Our server Mike could not have been any more personable! He provided great professional service. Dining was a relaxed pace with outstanding food , service and conversation with the servers and the General Manager. We really love the view from the downstairs bar area of the city as well ! Well worth the visit for any occasion."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent service View is spectacular Waitress very knowledgeable and provided good guidance when ordering. Nice touch that do to it being an anniversary a complimentary dessert of our choice to share was provided."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Whenever I visit Pittsburgh it is a MUST to dine at Monterey Bay!! John , Skylar, Cindy, Joe and Karen always make each visit a memorable one. The staff offers personal attention the entire night and the flawless performance, attention to details, accommodating requests, energy and enthusiasm is nothing short of a standing ovation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First Annual Birthday Luncheon Celebration in honor of three female friends celebrating their August birthdays with their three adoring (lol) husbands. Six different fresh seafood entrees chosen did not disappoint and the desserts were fabulous. Great window seating, great photos, wonderful memory creation!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Setting perfect for 85th birthday dinner. Amazing view. Tables well spaced so we could hear each other. Unfortunately the fish was merely good. My expectations were much higher given prices and reviews."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Monterey Bay is great for the view, but, oh by the way, the food and service are great too. Multiple seafood items to choose from and prepared to your request. Dessert menu is great also. Value is reasonable also. It's a can't miss for a special occasion or nice evening out."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly and the desk staff noted that one of us was celebrating a birthday. We were seated immediately at a table with a view. The cocktails were a bit on the small side but good. The crab cake first course was memorable. We each has the halibut chef's selection which was pricey but worth ever penny. The birthday boy (70) got a free dessert. We were wished a good evening by the desk staff on the way out and we raved about the meal on the way home. Total success."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "WE have been there many times and have always enjoyed the service and food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "When my mother-in-law visits (2x a year), she always request to have dinner here!!.. Wonderful crab stuffed scallops!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014