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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

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
  • "The service was good and the manager dutifully came by to make sure all was well. However I expected better quality cuisine. The specialty seafood bisque was heavy and was not served hot; may have sat for a bit in the kitchen. The Dover Sole was a bit soggy and average. The risotto side dish was pungent which was improved when I asked for grated cheese. My guest and I expected better food prep for the price that was paid at Monterey Bay."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food was very good. The host was overbearing. The new waitress was friendly but admitted she didn't eat fish - a problem for me at a fish restaurant."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We asked for a quiet spot to discuss business. We were seated in a corner booth which worked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and did not seem bothered by the fact that we lingered a bit."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Not friendly service. Food pricey not worth it. Made reservations was trying to put us at the worst table in the restaurant. Why make reservations??"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wasn't what we expected, fish did not seem as fresh as advertised. Trying to do The Steakhouse thing with sides just doesn't fit."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food and service were both excellent. The restaurant is a little hard to find, it's down a walkway beside Barnes and Noble. The atmosphere was very quiet and the restaurant was not very busy, which made for a very pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have loved Monterey Bay since it's inception as Rodi Grill House. I have used all of their venues. The food and service are second to none."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We enjoy dining at Monterey Bay for special occasions because the food is so special and the service is very personalized."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Many options with multiple ways of preparing each type of fish. if you like fish this is one of the best places in Greater Pittsburgh for variety and quality."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "There is never a large crowd on a weekday - yet they still seem understaffed. Took a very long time to get the bill. Also - while food is good - this restaurant is overpriced."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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