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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
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options are available
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Kasznel (412) 481-4414

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This was the first time for lunch at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and it was a special occasion Birthday celebration. The service was spot on and the food was outstanding as always, we even saved room for desert. Killer doesn't even describe the Grilled Cheese sandwich desert, Angel food caked filled with cheese cake filling and grilled like the sandwich, served with ice cream and berries. Sublime!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I brought my guests here who were visiting Pittsburgh for their very first time and what an impression this place made on the group! The staff was great in helping us get a window table which is a must for first time visitors. The manager came by our table throughout the night making sure everything was great. He even took a group pic for us! All the dishes we got were amazing but the best dish of the night was the stuffed scallops. Well done Monterey Bay! Thank you and your team for making the night an enjoyable experience for my out of town friends. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been there a number of times over the last 11 years. The view, as always, is great. However, the food was not quite as good as it had been in the past, especially their signature crab cakes. The wine was not sufficiently chilled."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I'm a fish lover and this restaurant has the best fish in Pittsburgh. Also it is a great place to bring out of town friends. The food is always good, the view is exceptional and the service is wonderful."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Did a little research on what we were going to eat for dinner since we were out-of-towners and the Fish Grotto stood out the most so we decided to try it. We both loved the food, it's cooked to perfection and the service is excellent among everything else. Great menu to pick from and I've never had any seafood dish that had so much flavour in it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Love this place! Not somewhere I would go every week, simply because it is a little pricey. However, you do get what you pay for. The food is amazing and it's a beautiful view of the city, especially at night! Very romantic spot :)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We were so lucky to go here. Honestly, we watched a 40 minute, spectacular sunset that made the entire evening. The food was good as well. I had mussels in lemoncello for an appetizer, and I couldn't taste the lemon at all. It was a great idea, wbut it didn't work. Mu husband had a good, basic salad. Then I had halibut in a basil champagne sauce that was outstanding. We shared the angel food cake dessert, after the waiter raved about it. Skip it. The interesting thing about this place is that the food is good, but it's never rarely utterly amazing. Given the location and the cost, it should be."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Took forever to get our drink order - the appetizers were gone before the drinks arrived? Also we sat at the back of the restaurant with not much of a view. Two tables were put together to accommodate our party of six, but unfortunately the tables were at two different levels. The two of us that were at the center of the table had an uneven, wobbly eating surface. Bottom line - food was excellent, but the ambiance left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took our three adult grandchildren to celebrate their birthdays and chose this place specifically for the view. It was spectacular and the bonus was excellent food and fabulous service. It was a magical evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Everything was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We decided to go for our anniversary, but due to work we had to go for lunch. The place was practically empty the entire time we were there. Although the food took a long time to come out even for fine dinning, it was exceptionally prepared."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is excellent but a little pricey. A great place for special occasions with a great view of the city. The service is tremendous."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Monterey Bay. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Don't miss the angel food grilled cheese sandwiches for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch, so thank you. The food was delicious and the service was probably the best we've ever had!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Made reservations for a Saturday night. Service was prompt and friendly. Had a beautiful view of Pittsburgh from our table even though we didn't have a window seat. Each course was fantastic, and we loved the 2013 Pittsburgh desert of the year (angel food cake grilled cheese)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time dining Monterey Bay. Great food a views of the city but the service was very slow. It took a good 20 minutes to receive our drinks. Not what you would expect for this type of restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner and found it very relaxing experience. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and helped make the experience great!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been to several places on Mt. Washington, and typically you pay for the view and your food is terrible. This was not the case! We had the Chilean sea bass and the Ahi tuna, both meals so amazing! Our waitress was Heather and she made excellent recommendations and was just an overall great waitress. We will definitely return for our next special occasion. The best view in Pittsburgh too!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have to have gluten free meals and the restaurant was able to accommodate me with my select of food"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the minute the elevator door opens you begin an extraordinary experience. Friendly and very knowledgable wait staff, fine dining and breath taking views. Does not get much better than this."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed the ambiance of the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and the friendly waiters and staff. Excellent selection of seafood, sides, and desserts. Recommend it for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere with a scenic view of Mt. Washington. My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and we are so glad we did! The seafood is cooked to perfection from appetizers to the main entree. Kudos to the chef!! Dessert was divine and the wait staff so friendly and informative of the menu!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The view was wonderful, there was a Pirates game so we had the extra treat of 20 minutes of fireworks. The servers are all personable, but not knowledge about the food. Lots of "fresh fish" choices but nothing we had was fresh. I would suggest that you limit yout menu but make it fresh, people are coming for the view, do fish but do it right and fresh."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was a great experience. Loved the food. Great service"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Thank you google! Took the Dusquene Incline up for an unforgettable culinary experience. A wide variety of seafood, all impeccably prepared. Service was top notch and the views are spectacular. Very highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "When dinner was over, we looked at each other and said "this is the best meal we've ever had". From the wonderful and friendly service to the amazing food, everything was what we expected and more. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Brought my nephew and his son to Monterey Bay and had a wonderful meal. Great service from Todd. Very friendly staff and no pressure to hurry our little family reunion. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant! We truthfully only went because we had a significant gift card, and we spent well over $100 for two people (salads, entrees, and sides, all sold a la carte). It was a special anniversary dinner. We requested a window seat and got to watch our beautiful city transition from daylight to nighttime. The food was delicious and portions were smallish, but the family style sides were enough for 2 to have seconds."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Loved everything...the drinks, apps, salads. The darjool salad was incredible. My Chilean Sea Bass with macadamia crust was perfect."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were warmly greeted by the hostess and our table was ready when we arrived. We were seated very close to a window with a phenomenal view of the city. Our waiter was very attentive and helped us navigate the menu to make good selections. Each of my friends and I tried different selections and they were all good. My friends were visiting Pittsburgh for the first time and I couldn't have asked for a more special dining experience to show off what Pittsburgh has to offer. The crab cakes are still the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "If you want to be pampered with outstanding service, Monterey Bay is your place. The food is excelled by none. I was disappointed that the wine list is almost exclusively domestic, but the Chardonnay that we chose was excellent and most affordable. But, maximize your enjoyment by deciding before you go that money is no object."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After numerous visits we have never been disappointed. Monterey Bay goes out of their way to fix your food anyway you want it. They fix each entrée several different ways so you can choose which one you like or you can tell them how you would like it done. One of the few restaurants that will do this. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. It was our 42nd anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make it a special occasion. The chef even sent out a free desert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. We love Monterey Bay and go as often as we can."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As of now I'm only in college so being able to afford this place comes down to special occasions. It was my girlfriends birthday and I took her here. It was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in the country. Great seafood and more, excellent service and city views that are tough to beat anywhere."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with a fabulous dinner at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. This was our first time there, and it truly was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, especially the crab cakes. The grilled angel food cake for dessert was definitely different and very good. We couldn't have had a nicer waiter, Chad was great and so helpful. The manager, Skyler, also made us feel so welcomed to the restaurant. We will most definitely dine at Monterey Bay again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "From beginning to end, The Monterey Bay offers up an exceptional dining experience at reasonable prices. The atmosphere, the view of the Golden Triangle & beyond , the service are all first-rate. Best of all, the meal was outstanding! Warm, crusty rolls, artistic plate presentation and seafood preparation were beyond reproach. The chef really knows his stuff! Pittsburghers need to patronize this establishment. It is a true gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Good points: nice few, nice wine list, friendly and attentive service Bad points: restaurant atmosphere is cheesy / terribly outdated, food was just okay, fish was over-cooked"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Everything was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the fabulous meal. This is a wonderful place to take those who are coming to Pittsburgh for the 1st time!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was excellent, as usual. However, a couple of our orders were mixed. Wrong fish with the wrong preparations. Even though the outcome was still very good, this mistake could have been disastrous for someone with a particular seafood allergy. Great place to show off Pittsburgh, as we had guests visiting from New York. We appreciated being seated at a window overlooking the city. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Entertained two guests visiting the Pittsburgh area for several days. All of us enjoyed eating at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto better than the other restaurants we dined. There were fish selections on the menu that we were not familiar with and we tasted each other's meal…liked every dish, including the risotto and salads. My friends ordered the salad with the passion fruit dressing and they wanted to find the dressing to take home. Great views of the city too. We would recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting Mt. Washington to see the views or just looking for a nice dining experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014