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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Monroeville
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Monroeville

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Monroeville Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com
  • Phone: (412) 374-8530
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options are available
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Kasznel (412) 374-8530

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroeville Mall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Monroeville
Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for your affair. Our award-winning restaurant has always taken pride in its level of standards and excellence. These exceptional standards are reflected in our mouth-watering fresh fish and impeccable service. Our guests have come to expect this level of quality in every aspect of our main dining room as well as our 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 stylesContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "One of the best seafood places around town. You will pay for the freshness, but it's worth it. Try the crab cakes."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We have dined here for every anniversary. This time was the worst!!! Fruit Flies, Wrong Entree, and it took over and hour to get our meals."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We enjoy coming there because the food is good. We have celebrated our birthday's there for the last few years and have enjoyed the variety of seafood."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I had an enjoyable celebration of our 24th Anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "If you have never been here, GO! The food is unbelievable, the atmosphere is romantic and quiet, the service is top notch. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is one of the gems of the Pittsburgh area without a doubt."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There is not a good selection of vegetables that most would enjoy such as: Bake Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Carrots, etc. Not everyone likes mushrooms. Extremely disappointed, won't go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Beginning with the wine and ending with specialty coffee and homemade desserts, a culinary pleasure!! I highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been to Monterey Bay many times before in it's previous loacation, but not after it moved to the mall. Delightee to find the food whas as good or better than ever, and the ambiance was great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great time! All the food was excellent. The staff was wonderful and perfect!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Having been to the Monroeville location previously, we expected a good dinner. Boy were we wrong. It started off with badly made martinis, followed by horribly slow service capped off with mediocre food at best. When we told the manager dinner and service was slow he went off to check on it and we never saw him again. We were there for 2 1/2 hours which is utterly ridiculous. The lobster carbonara at $42 was tasteless and bland. The salmon special was good, but pathetically small. If you want a nice evening out and want good service and seafood, Monterey Bay Monroeville is not the place to go. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Good appetizer at the bar. Food excellent as always. Went early so very quiet. Everyone could find something that they liked. Restaurant neat and clean. Liked going to the mall afterwards."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A great celebration of a mutual accomplishment! We dined in a lovely booth by what we call the "wall of wine." We were presented with generously large glasses, appropriate for our Dusi Zinfandel from Paso Robles CA (BYOB corkage fee an attractive $10). Our knowledgeable and friendly server shared a sip with us (my suggestion), and discussed the menu and specials. My wife and I opted for the fresh fish 1.5 to 2 inches thick; delicious Ahi Tuna, Oscar style with crab-meat, asparagus and hollandaise and Yellow Fin Tuna stuffed with spinach, feta cheese and mushrooms. Our sides included a great Spinach and Roasted Beet salad and delicious Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon (shared). Our Celebration concluded with a Tuxedo Pie. Divine! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wonderful place for fresh fish and crab cakes are the best I've ever had!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I have been to Monterey Bay several times before, and really enjoyed it. Although expensive, the ambiance, service and quality of food was always worth the price on a special occasion. However this time, we were advised that everything was ala carte. I don't know when this policy took effect, but given the price of a dinner, how much would it cost the owners to serve a salad and potato with scallops, which cost $35.99? what could have been a great experience with friends turned out to be more pricey for some of us who bought side dishes, and a disappointment for those who paid $36 for 4 scallops."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Seafood was fresh. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The manager stopped at each table to check in on diners. The hostesses were slow in reception. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The "feel" of the place is nice and the staff is very friendly, but for the price you really are not getting the bang for your buck. I've been there twice and neither time have I walked away dying to go back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "There are few restaurants that we choose to eat at while in the Pgh area. This is definitelyone of them. It has been a while since we were able to get to Monterey Bay and we were not disappointed in any way. The sampler appetizer and the main courses were all very good. The best part was we were able to treat friends to the experience for their first time at Monterey. They also loved it! We also like the fact that even when crowded, the atmosphere and the noise remains good at this location. We have found that the Mt. Washington restaurant has the spectacular food, but for a nice quiet dinner, we like Monroeville better."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Thank you for a wonderful lunch the other day. The food and service were fantastic. We wanted to be left alone and the server respected that. We appreciate it!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Three of us attended dinner for a high level business dinner. We spent a considerable amount of money and tipped well. The food frankly wasjust bad. Not sure if they had an off day or what. My client ate nothing. She politely boxed it and I assume it's in the trash."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Food is way overpriced for the quality and quantity. Food was not hot. Service was OK. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Part of our group was very late, however everyone was very accommodating! One thing I never experienced before..... When we asked for individual checks they even split the sides..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It wont let me write my whole story.Bottom line terrible services for the $$$$ h2o guy was only one that paid attention.just cause we dont dress fancy doesnt mean we dont tip well.Seemed like we were judged from the door.total of maybe 6-8 tables on a sat ngt at 700pm.Ruined wife bday.we wont be back been to both places in pgh night and day from town.be surprised if the place is open another 6 months."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant was very beautiful and elegant. The host and servers were very polite and provided outstanding service. I loved the surroundings as the guest were enjoying theirselves. I know I will surely be going to the Monterey Bay again as well as recommending friends to go too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I received 4 confirmation emails from you--and a call from Monterey Bay. Then when we arrived they did not even have any record of our reservation. But there were so few people in the place that we did get a table"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The purpose of the dinner was to interview a potential employee. The hostess was very friendly and promptly offered to seat us for the reservation. The server explained the menu thoroughly. The food, was hot and absolutely delicious. What did bother me was the server, we were doing an interview and she was constantly reaching across the table taking things off. It felt as if she could not wait for us to leave. I know they have to turn tables quickly, but the place was half-empty, and I was conducting an interview, so I found her to be EXTREMELY disruptive and intrusive. I would definitely go there again; however, if I am anticipating in a longer dinner, with engaging conversation, I think I wuld choose somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We like Monterey Bay to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. A great place to take that special person."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Not a good service experience at this restaurant. A supposedly high end restaurant with servers that just were not good. It took time to get a first drink and then forever to get a second drink. People next to us were vocally complaining about the quality of the drinks. We ordered finally and the salad came within 10 minutes. After we finished the salads no one would clean off our table of the salad dishes. And we waited about 45 minutes for our entrée. Bottom line... the server was not professional in handling the many problems that we and other customers were having and the wait for food and drinks was extreme. Need to have better management!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I got a gift card to go here for our Anniversary. We have not had seafood like this in YEARS. Between the atmosphere, food, and good service we were sooo impressed and plan to go back for another date night!! THank you for making our anniversary special!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I do not get my wife out often, but, for my birthday she agreed to go to Monterey bay Fish Grotto. Good choice, the atmosphere was reserved and the service and food excellent. We will go back for another "special occasion"."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoy the sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere of the restaurant along with excellent seafood choices, appetizers, wine, etc. Also, entire staff very professional."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We come to this restaurant every year for my wife's birthday and it never disappoints. While our server wss not overly friendly his service was certainly adequate with the exception of neglecting to mention an appetizer option which we would have selected had it been offered. Our food was prepared perfectly and arrived in a timely manner. While the entree was a bit too rich for me my wife enjoyed hers. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "All 4 times I have been to either location it was excellent. The food is amazing. I was not a seafood eater until I ate here now it is my favorite restaurant! besides the food being great so is the staff. They are very knowledgable about the menu and atentive to your needs. I get special ordered ichiban swordfish..love love love. The atmosphere is quiet, and elegant. Prices are a lil expensive but you are paying for quality. Our bill this time was $135. We ordered 1 app., 2 dinners, 1 alcoholic beverage, and 2 desserts. Just and idea of prices if you're wondering... Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy as much as we did."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has been my absolute favorite Pittsburgh restaurant for many years due to the consistent exceptional food quality and once again it did not let me down. I have dined all over the world and this still remains some of the best seafood I've had. Service on Valentine's Day was slower than usual, but still a great experience overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I order Lobster and Fillet. The cost of this was $50.00. I am so disappointed. I was looking forward to a delicious meal. The tiny sized steak was over cooked and dry. The lobster was gummy. Included on my plate was a broccoli stalk that had no seasoning or sauce and potatoes. Two of the potatoes were burnt pieces that I thought they were prunes. How disheartening?!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service great, restaurant is beautiful, but....way too expensive! For fish only, no sides, $37,00! That's why I can't recommend to friends, Must be for folks on expense accounts."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great appetizers, but I had Lemon Sole , very bad and with 3 small bones, told Mgr, hes only reply was that can be expected in Sole, also had Lobster Mac& cheese one eatable piece 3 don't even know what with it. Swordfish was very good as was the Scallops with crab meat . Over all really disappointed and would not return or recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "When Monterey Bay makes a crab cake, there is no doubt concerning what you get. Simply crab meat. No filler. prepared to perfection. Add an exceptional wine list, quiet, but relaxed atmosphere. A true dining pleasure and the perfect setting for that special occasion and special person."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Restaurant had beautiful ambience, great service and selection, but was far too costly. Dinner for four-- which included one side each-- came to $275-- including the tip. Only two of us had one glass of wine and just one had dessert. Tasty, but very expensive fish dinners."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I arranged a follow up lunch date with my first wife after having dinner with our daughter the night before. The lunch menu was just as rewarding as the dinner menu. We were fortunate to have the same server as the night before."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food is always exceptional. The daily specials were ordered and exceeded our expectations. This was the first visit for my daughter and our server gave her special attention, from ordering a glass of wine to encouraging her to try fishes she had never tried. Both aspects offered her a most memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 1/23/2014