I was taken by my Wife and
I was taken by my Wife and 12 year old Twin girls to M-Bay for my birthday. I actually got to pick the restaurant since it was my birthday and M-Bay has been one of my favorites for a while. As usual the service was right on and the food was perfect. My daughters loved the Sample Appetizer which is not listed on the menu. Ask for it...it is great. I usually go with one of the specials at M-Bay and cannot go wrong. I had a grouper dinner and my daughters picked away at it. I would not bring young children to this restaurant as it is a place I like to go to and relax. Screaming children, though I love, are more suited somewhere else. All in all a great experience. I did hear that there are new owners so things may change.I hope not!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was very good. We
Dinner was very good. We have eaten there before and wanted to take my son for a special dinner.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Late arrival not a problem
Originally 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.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always have a great meal
We always have a great meal a here. A geat place for a special occasion.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall 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.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good overall. A little
Very 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.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant - I
I 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.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good atmosphere, food and
Good atmosphere, food and service. Usually not crowded.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food selection was good -
Food selection was good - service was very good - pricey for the food and they need to offer bigger portions and forget to try and make the plate look pretty.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a very nice night
Overall 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's been quite awhile since
It'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.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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 offer
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a delightful experience. Everyone was pleasant and helpful from the hostess to all services through the end of our meal. We go to Monteray Bay for special occasions and are never disappointed. The seafood is fresh and delectable.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food,attentive service.
Excellent food,attentive service. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable wine list.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was outstanding.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
they have excellent service,
they have excellent service, water glass was never empty. the gluten free choices are superb and the amount of food that you get is more than enough. we go out of our way to dine here several times a year when we are in the area
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had read several very poor reviews about Monterey Bay and wanted to see for ourselves how it really was. Well, from the time we entered to the time we left everything was just PERFECT! As we entered, the hostess at the front desk greeted us. Our waitress, Holly, was pleasant and very attentive the whole night. The food was excellent. The two of us split a shrimp cocktail then each of us had a salad which were huge, and then split one of the specials. We each also had a glass of wine. And to end our meal the manager offered to buy desert for our retirement, but we declined because we were full. Although it was a little pricey, Overall it was a perfect meal and we will return.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seafood in town, fresh and always consistent.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best server ever......
Had the best server ever "Robert" very nice young man, very Professional, made my husband's birthday dinner extra special! My husband had never been here to dine before, and loved it, we will definatly return and refer our friends to try it as well.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner for Kings & Queens
The atmosphere was totally relaxing, the hostesses were very cordial and generous reception of guests. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and made suggestions, and always had a smile when approached. And the respect and manners of the young men is so old school, it was great to see them display great attitudes. Our meals were excellent. thanks for having us. We will see you soon!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food; nice ambience
Had a very enjoyable evening. The food and the service were good. We and another couple were celebrating our anniversaries and they took the time to personalize our menus, which was a nice touch. Each couple was given a free dessert of our choice at no charge - also a very nice gesture and very, very tasty. Great evening.
Very much like the Mt. Washington restaurant but without the view. Still, a very nice restaurant.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is everything advertised and more. My family of 7 (including a child, teenager & in-laws) were blown away by our experience! The service was professional, unintrusive and informed. The food (Combination appetizer, Seafood Bisque, Salmon Strawberry, Chef's Feature, etc) AMAZING! Easily the best restaurant in Monroeville. If you haven't been there for a while, check it out again. New chef, new cocktails (try the Basil Berry Martini,) great wine list and excellent service. When you combine the aforementioned with a management staff that truly cares about their guest's experience, you end up with an evening that can only be described as absolutely awesome! Thank you again to our server Shawn, Colleen the manager and the Chef!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good meal, great conversation
The sommelier or manager, or whatever he is, was great, our waitress, less so. The food and wine was as good as described. We wanted a relatively quiet place to talk and eat, we spent nearly four hours there and were never pressured to move on, but then it wasn't all that full either.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bar drinks were poor in
The bar drinks were poor in quality. Food was very good.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The day before I was contacted to be asked if this was a special occasion, it was our anniversary. When we arrived specially printed menus were presented with our names and an anniversary wish. A complimentary dessert of our choice was included with our reservations, and once again a happy anniversary wish was on the plate written in chocolate.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were visiting friends and we decided to go out for dinner. I sourced this restaurant on Open Table. Not knowing what to expect, we went. OMG, what a pleasent surprise! Great atmosphere. Superior survive and food beyond expectation!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time we have visited this location. The food was excellent and plentiful. The inside ambiance was very nice, location, not so great. I certainly would recommend this restaurant .
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
we travel to Pittsburgh every August and can't wait for our special dinner at your restaurant.. it is beautifully decorated and the desk and wait people afre excellent. I had scallops .. the dish was good but the SEARED scallops were overcooked.. the sides were yummy.. I had a chocolate cake dessert. presentation excellent but not so fresh...
I am honest because I enjoy being there but for the price it should have been top notch...
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are new to the area, and found this restaurant on Open Table as we wanted something a little more special. It was surprisingly quiet and uncrowded on a Friday evening, so we were expecting the worst. However, the place was nicely appointed, the service was very professional and speedy, the wine list was great, and the fresh fish delighted everyone in our party. Everything here is served a la carte, but the sides were of generous size for sharing. One of the entrees was a bit overcooked and served a little on the lukewarm side, so we can't give it our highest rating, but overall we were very pleased and we will return.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monterrey Bay for Seafood Lovers
Had a quiet dinner for four about 6:30 on a Saturday night. Food was nicely prepared. Lack of side dishes is concerning, but we ere full when we left. I had crab cakes and they were good for Pittsburgh, just not great. Salad was nice, mango dressing was a tastey touch. Bread was warm. Wine list was appropriate. Overall impression was good. Owner cruised the tables to assess dining experiences. Table set nicely and appropriate to the cost. Disappointed they had no red snapper.
Dinner for four with dessert and wines, etc. $250.00 plus.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Monterey Bay several times and have never been disappointed. The calamari was tender, not rubbery, like so many restaurants, with a understated breading and a delicious marinara sauce. Our Ahi tuna salads were superb, with a generous topping of tuna over a healthy mix of greens,complimented by a subtle vinaigrette. Our entrees, Maryland crab cake and yellow fin tuna stuffed with goat cheese and spinach were so good we asked our waiter to bring the chef out so we could thank her for her delectable work: Kudos, Michelle!! She only been there one year. We hope she stays a long time,because we ,of course,plan on returning.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food...as always
Overall a good experience, food was good and service was exceptional. We were there early for dinner on Sunday and it wasn't very busy. The only disappointment was that many of the fish selections were not available, however my wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our desserts. The table we were at looked to have some water damage and needed some care, but all in all highly recommended.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special nite out
We had previously dined at the location on Mount Washington but had not been to this location. We were promptly seated, We were able to speak without concerned about being overheard and also didn't hear diners in our seating area.
With all the choices for food it took some time for us to decide what to order. The waitstaff were friendly and did not pressure us to order. The entire evening was very relaxed and unrushed.
Our meal began with nice warm bread that tasted good. This was followed by the soup and salad. Both had nice flavors. Dinner was a blackened fish for my husband and lobster tail for myself. Both were tender and seasoned with nice flavors.
Enjoyed the selection of food and the choice of wine.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to this restaurant since it was established and have nver been disappointed. The ahi-tuna was wonderful and the blackended tuna superb.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as Usual
My wife and I go to MB for our anniversary each year. We are never disappointed. They treat you like a million bucks and the food is incredible. Special thanks to Sean and Curtis who took great care of us while we dined there last Saturday. Food is one of a kind, 10 stars (if there is such a thing!).
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fish, misleading wine list
Overall everyone's meal was nice, especially the fish and soups. The only negative was that the wine we ordered from the menu was not the same vintage year as the one served. In San Francisco and New York this would be unacceptable but we have found it to be more common in other areas which for some vintages and regions, can be very misleading.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although the food and service were very good, I thought the portions were a bit small for the price you paid. Our bill exceeded $100 and we didn't have any alcohol. We shared an appetizer, had a salad each and the main course. As I said, what we had was excellent (except for the asparagus which lacked any flavor) but I was hungry when I left.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience was wonderful
The experience was wonderful and the food with th exception of dessert was delicious.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was phenomenal
The food and service was phenomenal!! We will definitely be a returning customer!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the ease of making
I love the ease of making a reservation online and love everything about the dining experience!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great seafood choices
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".
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but expensive
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for a great lunch
We had a wonderful time at your restaurant! Everyone made us feel welcome and the food was incredible. See you again soon!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Dinner at Monterey Bay...
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM