Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Monroeville
Monroeville's FinestWe love the relaxed feeling, not rushed.
Fit for romantic,casual,or business dinning
I love the Champagne Char-grilled
Salmon just delis. Wine list is wonderful.
For the non fish lover there is steak,
Chicken & Pasta. Service is superb, and
Friendly. Would return to try the other
Dishes they offer5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's been quite awhile sinceIt's been quite awhile since I've been to Monterey Bay. It's been my "go to" place for special occasions for years, so since we were celebrating a birthday, we decided to go here. The food was delicious -- calamari as an appetizer, house salads with a fabulous dressing, and for entrees I ordered Swordfish Oscar, and my friend ordered one of the shrimp entrees. Everything was very, very good. I was surprised, however, at their drastic increase in prices since I've been there last. In addition, everything is now a la carte. Salad, vegetable, potato -- all a la carte. We enjoyed our meal immensely, just be prepared for a little sticker shock.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very nice nightOverall a very nice night for myself and companion. There are only a few items that prevented me from giving a perfect score. First, the food was great but the appetizer and entre portions were a little on the small side. That night we got the sampler appetizer and I ordered the ahi tuna which was cooked perfectly. Second, we received the anniversary menu which was a pleasant surprise. It would have been nice to offer for us to have the paper insert with our name on it as a 'momento' of our night. Third, a couple was there acting inappropriate within five yards from us. I'm not sure the staff observed them but that brief encounter put a slight shadow on an otherwise romantic night. Again, overall a very fine experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood atmosphere, food andGood atmosphere, food and service. Usually not crowded.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant - II love this restaurant - I have never been disappointed. Their fish is to die for. I had Swordfish ala Lisa with a side of asparagus with hollandaise sauce. My husband had Mahi mahi with a macadamia crust on top and a side of potatoes. The sides are big enough for two so we shared both. Scrumptous! Just wish I could afford to go more often.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good overall. A littleVery good overall. A little pricey. My other favourite seafood spot is out of the fire in Donegal. Prices there less than yours and their food is truly exceptional. Your servers were the best, food good, but not outstanding. I like the atmosphere, it was perfect for a place to relax and talk without a lot of noise.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMJoe's birthdayOverall the food was excellent. I have to admit though, I was a little disappointed in the lobster tail special-I do not think it was up to par with the rest of our dinners. The lobster was lukewarm and not as sweet as I am used to. I would also have liked the drawn butter served over a candle to keep it warm. I will definitely return but will not order lobster again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a great mealWe always have a great meal a here. A geat place for a special occasion.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLate arrival not a problemOriginally planned a reservation for 7, then changed it to 8, got there about 830. Athough the hostess indicated that they closed at 9 and she seemed to be inconvenienced by my request, you would have never guessed that once we arrived. The waitress was attentive,pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. It was a great environment to talk, enjoyed an nice glass of wine, the tuna was awesome (although I didn't order it), the beet salad was to die for. And just for fun...order the shrimp fried rice as a side.... I cant image what the salt content was, but truly wonderful. The only drawback to this place was its location. I am not a fan of restaurants at a mall.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was very good. WeDinner was very good. We have eaten there before and wanted to take my son for a special dinner.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM