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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Fresh Seafood, awesome view, nice ambience, need I say more!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything was met to our expectations. This was a special occasion and it was very nice. We invited friends for drinks before dinner as it was their first time there. They really enjoyed their visit."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "As usual the food, service, location, and ambiance was fantastic. I can always be confident that the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto will provide a dining experience that is second to none. Thank you, to all the staff who continue to impress!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our out of town guest were truly amazed with the food the service and the beautiful view of Pittsburgh My wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary as were our guests. With the ambiance,the delicious meal it was a lovely evening. Will, of course return to Monteray Bay Fish Grotto."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. The manager (and assistant manager) were involved from beginning to end, a nice touch. The waitstaff were attentive and professional as well. Food was fantastic. Love this place! Although not a kiddy restaurant, the presence of a kids menu was appreciated. Also appreciated willingness of manager to accomodate us--we never seem to be able to get a window table, but there's another place we like to sit. They didn't have 4-seat tables there but they offered to push two tables together for us. The table was fabulous and it was a lovely evening. Valet parking is inexpensive and adds to the experience. Everybody should eat here at least once, including visitors to the 'Burgh."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Monterey Bay is our go-to place and has been for many years. I took my Aunt up for her first visit to Pittsburgh and she loved it! They seem to really care about you and even remembered the wine that I ordered last time I was in. Thank you for making me look so good!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went here last weekend for our 45th wedding anniversary. From the moment we were greeted by the host, we were treated very well. We arrived early and went down a floor to their bar area. Great views overlooking the junction of the three rivers from what I think was the 7th floor above Mt. Washington in Southside. Could not have been more stunning. The only negative was the rain but the view was great nonetheless. They have a wonderful selection of fresh fish. We started with the shrimp cocktail, had some delicious fish and then were presented with an incredible dessert in honor of our anniversary. Angel food grilled cheese. Heavenly. Our server, Jane, was great. All in all, I'm sorry we live five hours away or I'd go back ASAP."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was our 45th anniversary and every thing was great. Parking, hospitality, service was great. Very Very Good food the waiters suggestion was great. We will return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I was referred to Monterey Bay by a coworker when I asked for a nice dining experience for a special occasion. I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday and had a fantastic time. Although the atmosphere is business casual, it was not oppressively formal in that the experience was stressful. The waiter was very nice and the manager frequently checked on us to make sure everything was going well. They have a very nice wine list that should encompass any tastes or preferences. The food came out in good time and was presented hot. The appetizer we ordered was Cajun shrimp. It was absolutely delicious! Although there are several menu options aside from fish, it is hard to recommend NOT getting fish. The chefs did a phenomenal job."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "For having a sulfate allergy the menu was not conducive for someone like me... however the staff and the main chef went out of their way to make sure that I was taking care of and given choices that would be suitable for me. I highly recommend this place to anyone that loves a great view and a romantic night out. Way to go Monterey Bay! You made a life customer out of me!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went for an anniversary dinner before a show. We were a little worried about having enough time, but the service was fast. The food was magnificent! I got the citrus glazed haddock and my husband got the macadamia crusted mahi. Both were light and flavorful. We finished with the angel food grilled cheese, which is a must have! We have already started trying to recreate that! Views of the city were lovely and everyone came over to wish us happy anniversary. Very nice. Well certainly be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We love coming to Monterey Bay! Always a wonderful meal. Great way to put us in the moment for the Benedum. Spectacular view. Spectacular staff!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were in town for our Dove Chocolate Discoveries National Convention & went out for a team dinner. We were seated right away at a window table overlooking downtown & fell in love with the view. The food was great, but I did add a little salt and pepper to a few things. I highly recommend the lobster mac, it was fantastic!! I'd even eat that as an entree it was so good (maybe with a salad to start) If I'm ever back in the Burgh, I'll be back to this place. Maybe on a game night to get in on a good view of some fireworks :)"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The view is it's main selling point. You can't beat it. The service is great, very courteous and professional staff. The food itself.....also great! Worth the price, which is not cheap. Typical dinner for 4 can run $300. When in Rome."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Still one of the best places to take out of town guests. Problem is that the food has not kept up with the view. I had snapper and it was over cooked. Wife had the snapper prepared differently and it was fishy. The desert was angel food with strawberries and it was fabulous. Any more the food is hit or miss."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "food, service and view. A paradise for fish lovers. There was nothing that we had that was not excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I went to Monterey Bay for the first time with a group of work friends from out of town. Having spent a lot of time living near seaside towns I really didn't expect much from a Pittsburgh seafood restaurant as far as freshness. I was pleasantly surprised! The seafood was very fresh tasting and the variety of fresh fish was amazing. The chef was very creative with the flexibility of the different preparations."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "View was outstanding and only matched by the food and service. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "$14 for a Cosmo, $12 for a Manhattan, really? I get better drinks locally for half the price. Your prices have really gone up."
    Dined on 7/22/2014