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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, PA

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
4.8
6649 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. This award-winning restaurant has always taken pride in its level of standards and excellence. These exceptional standards are reflected in the mouth-watering fresh fish and impeccable service. Guests have come to expect this level of quality in every aspect of the main dining room as well as the private dining room.

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 styles.

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Booked 65 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-4414

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edwin Smith

  • Private party facilities

    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto offers private dining for a wide range of events, including but not limited to, birthdays, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. We work to ensure that your event is one to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Torey Gricks: (844) 448-4556

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Washington

  • Cross street

    Sweetbriar Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is $8.00 per car

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LV

    LaVa

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Our waitress was great as well!

  2. CK

    CynthiaK

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Food was excellent and I’d give the service 10 stars if I could.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I dined here for our wedding anniversary. The service was great, the food was great, the views were great. Highly recommend!

  4. CJ

    CincinnatiJake

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    This used to be my go to fish destination but this visit was a bomb. I spent $430 on 4 of us with no alcohol and none of the plates were satisfactory. All 3 fish portions were way over cooked and dry. My branzino was nicely filleted but the skin was soggy not crisp and the flesh was fishy not fresh. The deserts tasted like they came out of a grocery freezer and the salads were plain Jane. What a disappointment. Oh well, time to look for a new place.

  5. JH

    JulieH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is elegant but not pretentious. We were seated at a lovely city view table and our wait staff was attentive and very professional. Drinks and Food were delicious and this whole experience was a real treat for these first time Pittsburgh visitors.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife’s Birthday We had a very very nice time….the hostess, the assistant manager, and our waiter were all excellent and very very friendly. Made us feel very at home. Pleasant experience with great food and a spectacular ambience with a great view of Pittsburgh. Aside from the amazing appetizer pictured in our photo, My wife had the Lobster Romano and I had the scallop dish. Both were really very good.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. View is unparalleled in Pittsburgh. One-of-a-kind dining experience topped off with a friendly, knowledgeable and down-to-earth server, Renaud that put the cherry on top of a perfect dining experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You hope a place like MBFG is going to be more than the view, and it was! Excellent service, really good food (we had the Arctic Char-cooked to perfection) and a nice touch at the end: a complimentary dessert for our 30th anniversary! A “Grilled Cheese” something, we selected and shared- delicious!

  9. m

    mspdiners

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Prices have increased. Food quality was fair compared to previous visits.

  10. KT

    KatTho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Worth every penny! Always amazing service and the food is unbelievable!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service from our server Ben and Anthony (possibly a manager) who came by to check on the table. Both were very nice. Food was delicious and of course the view is magnificent!

  12. W

    Wilks44

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    First visit to Pittsburgh and several recommendations to eat here. It did not disappoint. Food was delicious. Service was great and the view amazing

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was very delightful as it usually is we really appreciate it our server not sure how to spell her name but I will say it was KIAR a very very nice young lady she was very helpful very energetically very open conversation very good at what she does she can tell she loves what she does and that helps and making an atmosphere and the ambience of the restaurant.

  14. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    The Breaded Calamari was wonderful. The salads were also very nice. My hsbanlds entre was completely raw and had to be sent back to the kitchen. The result was he didn't get to eat with us. He had to wait quite a while which was disappointing. It was Fathers Day and we so wanted it to be most special for him.

  15. J

    Jeff

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service with an incredible view of the city.

  16. MH

    MarshaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every aspect of this dining experience was wonderful! Our waiter Brad was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The ambiance and view of the city was lovely. The food was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious. The prices were fair taking into account the view, service, quality and quantity of the meals. Every single person on the staff made my husband and I feel welcome and important. We celebrated our 40th anniversary and Father’s Day by having an amazing dinner at this fabulous restaurant!

  17. EW

    EricW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It's a excellent view, food is good, service is above average, and the Wagyu was definitely cooked perfect to my wishes... Overall I would go again. Only complaint is portion sizes are small for the prices.

  18. t

    tinger

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special view and experience with great service. Seafood was top quality fresh and well prepared. You really go for the view!

  19. WZ

    WayneZ

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal. We got a filet, swordfish and scallop special. All were fantastic. Started with king salmon sashimi special - highly recommend if available. The service, atmosphere and view - from any table - makes the experience even better.

  20. TF

    TajahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Benjamin was amazing! Very friendly and made our night very special. This was my third time coming and service is always top of the line!!!!

  21. KP

    KeithP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The view of the city is shockingly second to the fresh fish, which is perfectly prepared.

  22. RG

    RandallG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, service, venue and view! A memorable night.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding and everyone was so nice and pleasant to our young children. Thank you for making our first experience at your place memorable!!

  24. b

    blpett

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Beautiful presentation. Service was incredible, no waiting for anything, ever. The team anticipated our every need. Stunning view of downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers. And because we mentioned it was our anniversary, they gave us free desserts! A very memorable meal.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I was celebrating my wedding I chose this restaurant because it is my husband favorite we visit once together we we got engaged and it was amazing our service was amazing our server was amazing but this last time that was there it was not but disappointing my server was messing was more flirt with my husband even my husband said he felt uncomfortable she was leaning on him when serving the food would not ask me what I wanted to drink or have to eat she was upset when I ask the the water she brought was wrong I wanted lemon with my water never did she do that the whole night was ruined we drove 2 hours to come to this restaurant right after we got married that evening and this is what we got it was just sad we will never come back to this restaurant again

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. My only compliant was the price for the dish of scallops (over priced for what you got).

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing experience with high quality service

  28. D

    Danah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was maybe the best meal I’ve ever had. They gave us a free dessert for our anniversary, and sat us in a beautiful window seat in the bar area upon arrival. It was very quiet in the bar area despite it being full, and our server Courtney was very friendly and accommodating, and so was the manager Brandon. I highly recommend the swordfish and the angel food cake “grilled cheese” for dessert. Quite literally award-winningly delicious!

  29. L

    Lori

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, beautiful view, wonderful service!

  30. DC

    DeborahC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful…As Always!!! Highly Recommend!!

  31. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. Our waitress Erin was amazing and very knowledgebale. The view of the city was stunning.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Evening was an Excellent celebration for us.

  33. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and environment. Friendly staff, seated at reservation time. Valet service

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an incredible dining experience celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary. Holly was our server and did an outstanding job. It was one of the top 5 meals we’ve ever had. Great job !!!!!!! Jim

  35. RO

    ROBINL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great dinner, but I'm disappointed that the high-priced dinners do not include even a vegetable. C'mon....

  36. SD

    SpencerD

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our anniversary. Just a fantastic dining experience with a restaurant staff that went above and beyond. Food, atmosphere and service were top notch!

  37. CD

    ChristianD

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went to celebrate the beginning of a new season of our lives. This is my girlfriend’s favorite Pittsburgh restaurant, so I wanted to treat her to something special. The food was wonderful and the ambiance was modern and elegant. The service was very good but at times lacked. However, I understand that the place was quite busy on a Friday evening. I cannot wait to return for another special occasion!

  38. CT

    ChristineT

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the valet service to the end of dessert, we had an exquisite evening of superb dining.

  39. f

    foodie1

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to dine at Monterey Bay. Great service, delicious food, beautiful views, and valet parking. Love it!

  40. TK

    TraceyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A true dining experience. Excellent food paired with excellent vows of Pittsburgh city skyline, and topped off by excellent service. Hoping to come back some time soon. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-4414.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington is rated 4.8 stars by 6649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sweetbriar Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is $8.00 per car

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edwin Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-4414

  • Private party facilities

    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto offers private dining for a wide range of events, including but not limited to, birthdays, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. We work to ensure that your event is one to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Torey Gricks: (844) 448-4556

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