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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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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second visit. I took three of my sales managers for meeting a sales goal. I thought the service was outstanding, however the food was average for the cost. With that being said if I'm looking for seafood, I would probably consider the again. I think you could go to Mitchell's minus the view for half the cost."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Brought clients from out of town. The restaurant has great food, great service and a great wine list. Everything was cooked perfect and the out of towner couldn't stop raving and acting surprised about the quality of fish available in our city. The view is the best around and it is a great way for someone from out of town to see the city from above. This is an obvious choice for business dinners. Had such a good time that I am going to come back with a few couples in the next few weeks."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Monterey Bay is absolutely my favorite place to eat. Always flawless service, food, and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Greeted immediately and seated at a table with a fantastic view of the Three Rivers and Downtown Pittsburgh. Very attentive server who was very knowledgeable about the menu. The freshest fish on the East coast cooked to perfection. An outstanding wine list to go with all meals. An evening to remember for many years."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We had just flown in and I was recommended to the restaurant by a friend from Pittsburgh. The selections were amazing and overwhelming. I loved everything about the food and have nothing but good things to say. I love the option to do fish in any style and enjoying the view was incredible. If ever in Pittsburgh again, I will be returning."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We frequent Monterey Bay Fish Grotto in Monroeville; however, we save the Mt. Washington location for very special occasions. We took a special friend there to celebrate her new job. We were not disappointed in our choice; everything was perfect. We requested and were seated at a table near the window - it was the most spectacular seat in the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We had a fantastic experience; the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mt. Washington will always be our first choice for occasions that are truly meaningful."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "If you spend so much on fresh fish, should it be hidden in seasoning? It did taste very good though."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Service was impeccable. Had a table with a scenic view of the city. Food made to order. Great selection and given a free anniversary dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The seafood is out of this world fantastic. So tasty! There is a view from almost every table."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "If you are a fish lover you are in for a real treat. You get the opportunity to eat fresh fish ink over 20 varieties from all over the worrk. Quite unique b"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had a bad table stuck in a corner and as far from the view as possible."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I had the swordfish and it was thin and overcooked and was not fresh. I do not mind paying the prices if the food is excellent. THis night is was definitely below par. Had Vodka and soda water and the drink was weak, but price was high."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding. All questions were answered. Waiter was very attentiv but not intrusive. The only issue was a take out dessert was not included but we were charged for it. We did not look in the bag until we got home."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. The entire staff went our of their way to wish her a Happy Birthday, and make her feel special. The food was delicious, and the view totally amazing!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Requested window seat & we got what we asked for, corner window table overlooking 3 rivers & city of Pittsburgh, best view in the house! Welcoming staff, wait staff and manager on duty were all equally wonderful. Bread was warm, crusty on outside & soft on inside. French onion soup was mild, had tons of sweet caramelized onions. Clam chowder was presented beautifully with the clams & garnish in the bowl & then tasty creamy soup was added tableside. Huge stuffed shrimp & lobster mac and cheese, delicious & flavorful. Tuna steak, amazing, baked sole w lemon was light & fluffy. Portions, generous & 2 ppl can share sides of crab/ lobster mac and cheese. Desserts = amazing! Menu is al la cart, a bit pricey, worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "it was my 25th wedding anniversary, decided to visit an old favorite the Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay is known for their crab cakes their claim is the best crab cakes in the city. I got the yellow fin tuna stuffed with spinach and goat cheese and the wife got salmon they both were just a little undercooked and slightly bland.the mescaline strawberry salad was good however the risotto was a little Mushi and lacked flavor. The dessert was fantastic the chef took chocolate and spelled out happy anniversary on the plate it was great. Overall experience was good would I go again yes. Order the appetizers sampler which consisted of 2 large jumbo shrimp 1 crab cake and a skewer of two pieces of salmon and 2 ahi tuna which was fabulous..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at Monetrey Bay. Relaxing atmosphere, great cocktails and delicious food. Even my sister from Boston, who is used to having the freshest seafood, commented that the lobster was really good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Attentive service, great food and fantastic and commanding views of the three rivers from a high perch. Managers come by the table to welcome you, the wait staff is attentive without seeming to hover. Good size portions, fresh fish, well prepared (i.e. not overcooked!), and wonderful presentation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good dining experience. Excellent food and service"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I took my daughter to Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for her 20th birthday and it was a birthday experience we will both remember. Everything was outstanding. If I can coin a new word, Monterey Bay is fantabulous!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing. Our server was a sweet heart and made us feel welcomed. The manager came to our table to greet us herself and that made me feel special. My girlfriend said that was the best shrimp and crab cakes she had ever tasted. I had the Stake Medium well and I must say the meat was so tender and tasteful. The assortment of family size sides also made the dining experience great. The wine selection was very tasteful and there was a decent variety. The view of the city of Pittsburgh is amazing. This view makes you appreciate the burgh for more than what you see on a day to day basis. The elevator ride on your way up to the restaurant is breath taking. Don’t just take my word for it, check it out yourself."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I brought a friend from Florida there who had never been to Mount Washington before and he was exstatic. He's travel all around the world and had only seen some of the fish options on the menu in foreign countries. He absolutely loved it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I expected Monterrey Bay Grotto to be one of those restaurants with an amazing view and inferior everything else but it beat my expectations. The food was good - not extraordinary, but good. The service was very attentive and friendly but unfortunately the waiter didn't seem very knowledgeable or enthusiastic about fish. We got a table by the window (first come first served) which had an incredibly gorgeous view but it looks like every table in the house has a great view. Overall it was a great evening."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I love the view and atmosphere of this place! I am a repeat offender . Keep coming back on occasions to try something different . I love the Maryland crab cakes , fresh walleye , even the side dishes are to die for! We shared Mac and cheese with lobster, outstanding ! If you have never been here , defiantly make the time for this experience ! P.S. ask for a table next to a window , the view is worth the wait ."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Been to many similar places around the US, and it definitely ranks in the top with food taste and views. Service was also commendable."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at Monterey Bay, both were amazing. Even though it was raining and the view was limited, the food and service made up for the weather. We had the sashimi ahi tuna and the halibut special. The halibut had a wonderful citrus flavor. The ahi was done to perfection. The presentation was very appealing . The angel food grilled cheese dessert was one of the best desserts I have ever had. The service was as exceptional as the food. Our waiter, Kyle, was very knowledgable about the food and the Pittsburgh area. He provided the perfect amount of attention. We went with his recommendations of the halibut and angel food dessert. A very special night out. Thanks to everyone at Monterey Bay."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience. The crab-cakes alone are worth the trip. The Ichiban appetizer gives you just enough to leave you longing for more and the sauce it is served in is delicious! This time we tried the angelfood "grilled cheese" dessert suggested by the server. It was a great presentation and tasty as well. This is our favorite special occasion restaurant or place to take out of town guests. The only thing I would change is the decor which is a bit dated."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Fish is obviously the highlight, but the steaks and surf and turf were exceptional as well. We had a group of 6 and were seated promptly. The service was exceptional throughout the evening. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and service were phenomenal! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had the Sea Bass. Normally it's a smaller, taller piece. This was long and short. It was over cooked. The Macadamia nuts on top had been over cooked so it ruined the taste of a normally soft, juicy, sweet tasting fish. Even putting lemon on it didn't help much. We normally never complain but at $37 it makes you not want to come back. Plus the female manager came over and asked if we were celebrating something. We said yes of the 2 couples we were celebrating 2 birthdays. In all our travels around the world why ask if you don't do anything with it? Sorry to complain but with drinks etc it's a lot to pay to be dissatisfied. We didn't complain at the time because it was busy and our server was slow."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my first time at Monterey Bay and I was very impressed. Everything from the good to the service to the atmosphere was outstanding. We travelled over an hour to go there and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The whole dining experience was amazing! My date and I were confortably seated near the window where we had an amazing view of Pittsburgh. While seated, the manager came to our table and welcomed us...very personable. Our waiter, waited on us hand and foot... Amazing service overall! For an appetizer , I had the Maryland Crabcake which was the best crab cake ever. For my main course, I enjoyed a fabulous Stuffed Shrimp with asparagus al a carte. The food was so delicious. My mouth just waters thinking about it. Overall, everything from start to finish was AMAZING!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "For the price--(4 of us dined and the bill, including the tip came to $350. No wine, some drinks) I think that the entrees were minimal in size. It was embarrassing to see a giant plate with a miniscule piece of fish in the middle. Presentation wasn't all that great, either. What I ate was delicious, I will say that, but hardly worth the price."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had our first dining experience at Monterey Bay this past weekend. I would have given 5 out of 5 on our experience but they do have a problem with a line forming at the elevator to leave the restaurant when you finish dining and then of course the same line is at the front entrance waiting on valet. We waited about 20 minutes just to leave the restaurant (elevator & valet). Other than that, everything else was perfect. Great food selection, wine list, whiskey's and cognac and of course dessert. Our waitress was great and the view was amazing. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were in town for a couple Pens games and decided to have a romantic dinner. The view from the restaurant is every bit as incredible as the food and the service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fabulous food! Wonderful view! Excellent service! All made for a memorable evening with my family!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This is the perfect place for dinning with that special someone. Everything was perfect from valet parking to the waitress. Perfect view, perfect atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was a special occasion and the food and service was wonderful. Pricey but worth it and you can't best the view of the city"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "great to have a fine seafood dinner and watch 'the game' ---from high above Heinz Field!!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "It was a few years since I was to Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Took my wife and daugther there for the first time. They loved it as well as me. We all ordered something different for our main dish and each one was fantastic. Tried two desserts which were fantastic as well. Service was excellent! If you are in Pittsburgh and looking for a seafood restaurant this is the best the city has to offer. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 3/21/2014