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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Monterey Bay Fish Grotto at either location is always our favorite. We love the food, always enjoy the great wine selections and cant beat the service."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great fish selection. Great service. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal (crab cakes are a must!) I know that it's a fresh fish restaurant, but even the burger I was craving for lunch was great! Thanks again to Holly, our bartender, and Colleen, the General Manager, who both went out of their way to ensure a perfect dining experience. This is easily the best restaurant in Monroeville and should be considered a "must-do" either before or after a movie at the new theater (or any other time, for that matter!) Cheers and keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "My Wife and I come to MBFG for occasions when we want consistently great seafood and service. I always get the famous unwritten appetizer but this time went with the Tempura Ahi Tuna and was glad I did. It was melt in your mouth with flavor...I selected a Chilean Sea Bass for the entree. I do not think I have ever had a piece of fish cooked better than I expected...and I have high standards for seafood as it is easy to mess up. I have traveled around the world so I have had some very fine seafood dishes. Who knew I would have the finest experience in my backyard in Pirttsburgh! Kudos to our waitress (Angela...nice job), the chefs, and the manager who checked on us throughout the experience to ensure it was perfect."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I always go to Monteray Bay for special occassions. The restaurant serves some of the best seafood in the Pittsburgh area."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The service, ambience and food were fine as we expected. In particular the Baked Chevre & Strawberry and Spinach & Roast Beet Salads were excellent."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "While I have been to the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mt. Washington on several occasions, this was my first trip to the restaurant in Monroeville. While the food met the same high standards as its sister restaurant, the service was not nearly as smooth, as we had 8:30 reservations, and yet had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. This aside, our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful, and the food was outstanding in both flavor and presentation. While the Monroeville restaurant certainly cannot match the ambience of its sister restaurant, it is still an excellent choice for romantic dining and fine seafood."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always love to go back to this restaurant. The food, service, and ambience is consistently great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There were 4 in group. Two had adequate portions of fish, two were very skimpy. We should have complained, but since it was a busy night, we settled for what we got and went home for dessert and coffee. One person ordered halibut…probably a 2 oz. portion. Another ordered chilean sea bass…also very small..3 oz? Prices are high…portions should have been larger. Will we come back again? Questionable!."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is the best seafood restaurant in the Pittsburgh area. Excellent service, great atmosphere and the food is the BEST!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything about this restaurant was superb! Service, food , ambience ! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I love the ease of making a reservation online and love everything about the dining experience!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The service folks were exceptional. The quality of the meal was fine. The warm bread was exceptional. The wine's are some of the best around the area. I did see a couple of the service folks who appeared to need a good nights sleep. They just weren't into taking care of the customer's. No ours and we are thankful for that."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Special celebration for my wife's 40th birthday. Made reservations in advance through Open Table with special notes and the notes were followed to a tee. The staff was first rate and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. We were given a large table that more than accommodated our party (as requested). Our server was excellent, timely and friendly. The food was all prepared as requested and each dish looked and tasted better than the next. I would absolutely recommend Monterey Bay for any occasion."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We had a wonderful time at your restaurant! Everyone made us feel welcome and the food was incredible. See you again soon!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Food & service is excellent but gets a bit pricey because everything comes al a carte. Salad & sides are separate. Really makes the meal add up especially since entrees are $25 & up."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Food was delicious - server was courteous - little touches made it special. It was our anniversary - they listed it on our menu which we were able to take with us at the end of the evening. We received a free dessert and they wrote out Happy Anniversary on the plate. I have been to this restaurant on at least five occasions and have never had a bad meal or experience."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Was there for a special birthday celebration. The food was great, the service excellent, and the free dessert for the celebrant was a much welcomed "extra"."
    Dined on 11/9/2013