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

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/
  • Phone: 4124814414x
  • 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. 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
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington reviews from OpenTable diners
345 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (312)special occasion (286)romantic (227)fit for foodies (129)notable wine list (118)good for groups (73)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (26)late-night find (22)great for lunch (21)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Simply Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. From the appetizer to dessert it was an incredible dining experience. Not to mention the breathtaking view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible view of city.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A fine dining experience with an unmatched view! Pumpkin risotto was exceptional. Wonderful wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    PittgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was probably our 10th time here and they just seem to know what they're doing. Everyone was so great and the food was perfect. We'll see you in December! Save us some angel food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Specials
    m2t2
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The she-crab soup special was poured table side and was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monterrey Bay
    wehnever
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Overall we enjoyed our experience at Monterrey Bay. However, Waitress read us a very long laundry list of specials, brought water and bread and then took our drink order. I would suggest first taking a cocktail order, then bread and water followed by a review of the entree specials. Wine list only offered two Pinot Grigios. Manager was helpful with alternative suggestion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous view
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Having an excellent seafood menu in a setting overlooking downtown Pittsburgh and its rivers, this restaurant can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    dcintern
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It is disappointing. The view is nice. The restaurant itself is old and a little run down. The food was not great and over priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Amee
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is our 2nd year coming for our anniversary and it was amazing... Staff and Management are awesome. The food was fantastic, my husband got the surf and turf and the steak you could cut with a fork... I had the stuffed scallops and they were delicious. Also we had the famous Angel Food grill cheese sandwich and that was AMAZING. If I wasn't so fully i could have eaten 3 of those... Thank you again for a wonderful anniversary dinner, my husband started a tradition and we will be back every year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair
    cali
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Need better wait staff, hostess was not accommodating and food was fair. Not sure what has happened, this used to be such a top notch place and this time was a disappointment on many levels.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    datenight
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had an awesome time celebrating our anniversary. The food and the view were AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doodeats
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great seafood selections and nice bar area. View is spectacular. Would highly recommend the Monterey Bay.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Breath taking view of the City of Pittsburgh!!! Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were celebrating a special birthday for our daughter so we were delighted that we were able to have a window seat. The evening was crystal clear so the view was spectacular. We have been to Monterey Bay many times over a number of years. The service was very good and they made a special effort with our daughter. The food however, especially given the price was average and not what I have experienced many times in the past. The presentation was very uninteresting and the side looked like inexpensive coleslaw. All of our meals were in the $30plus range and I actually was concerned if our table left hungry. The deserts were good but not great. We had a nice evening and enjoyed the view but the dinner for 5 was not worth close to $300.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded Expectations
    PitWynOhs
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    In a nutshell, best seafood in Pittsburgh, we were pleasantly surprised, and everyone there seemed to care that we were happy with our experience. As far as view goes, outstanding. Being mostly one large room, it's not very quiet, but we did not have trouble hearing each other and having a private conversation. No less than three employees wished us a happy anniversary, and the manager herself came over to pleasantly chat, thank us for coming, and then return to serve us our champagne herself. We definitely felt appreciated and taken care of. They surprised us by granting us a window seat much quicker than we thought, and continued to please us with informative menu recommendations, quick service, and friendly demeanor. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Matt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Never disappointed when I come here. Food is always out of this world and the view of he city just can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, as usual
    Cheryl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We tend to spend all of our special occasions at Monterrey Bay and have never been disappointed. Most recently we spent our 24th anniversary there and everything was outstanding. Our server had asked if it was a special occasion and when we told her it was, we received a complimentary dessert with the words "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on the plate - - a very nice touch. Our salmon and sea bass entrees were excellent, as was the service. Though a little too pricy for everyday, Monterrey Bay will continue to be our go-to place for birthdays and anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    Juliano1025
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. The most amazing view of the city and most amazing food I have ever had. Freshest salmon and prepared perfectly. Best experience I have ever had dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    View from Mt Washington is great overlooking Three Rivers area! Service was attentive and helpful. Food was very good. She crab soup appetizer was quite nice. Fish entrees were moist, the way fish should be cooked.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood in Pittsburgh
    Jennellen24
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our waiter was fantastic and very friendly. The food was delicious and the view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Noodle
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went for the view but were more impressed by the staff. Our server and the young man she was training were both quite knowledgable about the menu and made helpful suggestions. They asked if it was a special occasion (it was our anniversary) and not only brought us a complimentary dessert, but genuinely wished us a happy celebration and commented on the occasion a few times. Just a nice personal touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary notable
    EmptyNesters
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Reserved for 24th anniversary 1 wk ahead, no trouble for a Monday. Valet was prompt, nice scenic view of city so bring camera for pre-meal snapshot! Open elevator ride to reception area (small) but if busy, bar is available. Window tables cannot be reserved, but we were seated at 6:30, and got one😀. Nice wine list, by the glass available. Appetizers/specials explained by attentive staff. We had 'special' combo: 1 crab cake (above average, nothing special), Ichiban skewer (5 tasty, small chunks of tuna salmon/swordfish), and 2 grilled shrimp. Entree's did not disappoint, wahoo and Chilean sea bass special, with roasted potatoes (Hot), with creme brûlée (Orange aftertaste, a little processed rather than Fresh). Cost $140 with one glass wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it!
    maryb
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went for a birthday celebration and the food was wonderful and the view cannot be beat. They took care of special parking as we had the family dog with us for the weekend and she had to stay in the car. A wonderful experience. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion, and it makes a special occasion very special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth the trip.
    Melovetoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We made a special trip from Ohio to ride the incline and done at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. I Am so happy we did. The whole experience was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and professional. The ambience was very nice. The view was spectacular, we got there in time to watch it get dark and it was incredible to watch. And the food. Oh my god the food was absolutely delicious. The she crab bisque with pancetta and cilantro that was poured table side was phenomenal. I would eat that every single day if I could. Yes we will go back absolutely. We're excited to see the remodel that's going to be done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful all around
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have been here many times for different occasions. The food is amazing! Service is fantastic and you can't beat the view. It's worth the wait for a window seat if it's a special occasion. Have a cocktail in the fabulous lounge while you wait! We will be back! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Simply awesome dining experience, the menu is delectable and the staff is impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    TonyG
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is my choice of restaurants to bring out-of-town visitors. The view is outstanding, and the fresh fish is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • couldn't be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The view was outstanding. The food was excellent, including "the best dessert in Pittsburgh", according to the server. We had show tickets and had to leave before the sun set. I would recommend a reservation that allows you to see the sun go down and the lights come on in downtown Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beyond expectations
    Betsyr
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Celebrated my daughter's 22 birthday and was immediately pulled in by the incredible view, which changed several time as evening set in. Kyle, our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and affable, He made the evening even better. The food was phenomenal!! wonderful sauces, food prepared PERFECTLY, fresh and flavorful Can not say enough good things! GO GO GO it was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monterey Bay is fantastic!!!
    Boyd
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great restaurant for special occasions. I eat here about 1-2 times per year. The view of the city is great, and the food is special. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    there was always someone around if you needed something. wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu items. only poor thing was with that the lobster tail was not very warm to start and it cooled off quickly. couldnt finish eating it because it was cold. The crab bisque was outstanding and the martinis and dessert were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner high above the city
    jworthpgh
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There is no better dining experience in Pittsburgh. The service is simply the best and the food is consistently good. We had stuffed scallops and halibut which were both perfectly cooked. What's great about the location on top of a tall building is that you can see the view from every direction. The sunset on Saturday was stunning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Robbie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We drove into Pittsburgh from New Jersey to celebrate our granddaughter's 22nd birthday. She is a grad student at PITT. The location of the restaurant is beyond comparison. Great food, excellent service, attention to all details. Just an overall wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    View of the Point and the city (Pittsburgh) was spectacular. The servers were very friendly and helpful. The Ahi Tempura was the hit of our evening. The fresh fish selection was outstanding, making a final selection difficult. The Grouper and Swordfish were exceptional. Definitely recommend this restaurant as a must visit.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    All the food was excellent. The "Grilled Sandwich" was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great service (Nick manager and Angie the server). Very accommodating. Great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I have spent our anniversary at this restaurant for the past 3 years; we've made it our tradition and we abosolutely love it! Wonderful staff! Delicious food and drinks! We will continue to celebrate our anniversary there annually. They always make it special for us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner & View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto- Mt. Washington lived up to all of the positive reviews I have heard and read. The food was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and the view was amazing. For this event, we entertained out of town guests, by experiencing the ride up the incline and then dinner at Monterey Bay; we plan to return with our daughters!! This is certain to become a spot we re-visit for special occasions!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It is always good to be in Mt. Washington but even more special when having dinner with friends. It was a terrific evening. Our waiter was one of the best, always there but not in your face. The food was exceptional and everyone raved about their choices. It was a night to remember. Thanks for helping make it so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The quality of the seafood at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is indeed very good. The Chilean Sea Bass and the Ahi Tuna were outstanding. The salads and side dishes were also great. The wine was excellent as was the attention to detail. The service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet