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About Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Hours of Operation:
Lounge: 4:30pm Daily
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is $7.00 per car
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington Ratings and Reviews
This was the perfect way to end a Birthday Celebration! We went for my 50th birthday, the service was WONDERFUL, they put us next to the window, the views are just breathtaking. This was our ONE fancy dinner while in Pittsburgh (we are from California) and I am SO GLAD we chose to come here. The crab cakes are divine, scallops too.
Monterey Bay has always been my go-to place for a special occasion. I went with my daughter after The Nutcracker. The crab cakes are the best I've had anywhere. The menu is excellent with several fresh fish selections. Never a cheap meal, but always an amazing meal...and the view...
This was the 11th year of friend's get-together before Christmas at Monterey Bay. Obviously, we all enjoy it!
The server was excellent, knowledgeable about the food, cordial and took very good care of our table. The grouper with pinacolada sauce was excellent, as well as the brusselsprouts, which were delicious. Others had crab cakes and sole with positive reactions to all. The salads were fresh with blueberries and goat cheese Yum! We each had a dessert. Good choices to choose from. We will plan to return!
This was an amazing place for a birthday celebration. We were seated at an awesome table by the window--the view was absolutely incredible! The waitress was so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The portions were quite generous and the prices were actually reasonable for the size and quality of portions. The entire experience was just wonderful!!
This was our 15-16th visit. Our waitress was excellent. She was very friendly and attentive. The main course was good. We always order the combination appetizer. The crab cake was not very good, a signature dish for them, and was lacking the dill sauce. The skewer lacked substance, as compared to our previous visits. We have frequent Off the Hook. Their dinner entrees and the combination appetizer have more substance and wonderful flavor. The crab cake with dill sauce is excellent.
This was our anniversary and we prefer to return to the restaurant we we engaged. It saddens us to the less than perfect food performance and new menu format Monterrey Bay displayed on this occasion.
The menu, food and views are good. Beautiful restaurant.
Our reservation was at 7pm. We ordered drinks, then an appetizer and specifically did not order entree’s until the appetizer came out. Salads came out right as we finished the appetizer. Dinners then came lightning quick just as we finished the salads. It was like a speed dating dinner. They were not that busy too.
Had it been paced well, I would have given more stars. If you want a nicely paced dinner for a special occasion, be sure to manage your server and keep things slow.
Checked in at 7pm and I was signing my check at 7:58pm
As always, we had exceptional service! Mariah was attentive & knowledgable, while the Manager on Duty, Gerald was engaging as well. The hostesses were delightful on 11/28 (I did not catch their names, but were two ladies). The menu had certainly changed from our last visit and was more streamlined, but kept the fan favorites.
Looking forward to our next experience!
My wife and I took our daughter and her boyfriend out to dinner. He was not too familiar with Pittsburgh, so what better place to get the bird's eye view! We were seated downstairs in the dining area off the bar at a window seat since no windows were available upstairs. It was a beautiful table and the dinner was excellent. Our waitress was fine, but seemed a little green, late on the bread, and never refilled the wine, but overall that wasn't a big deal. great night as usual at Monterrey Bay.
We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. John our server was outstanding - his recommendations on all courses of the meal were wonderful as well as his attention to detail. The view of the city was one to remember.
John made our meal and experience a night to remember.
The appetizers and desserts were excellent and greatly contributed to the quality of the meal though my problem was the main entree. I don't mind if the portion size is small but the fish I had (Chilean Sea Bass with Chimichirian (spelling?) preparation) was not that good at all. Eat bite literally tasted like nothing, literally nothing. There may have been light herb taste to the fish but for the most part, it was very tasteless. I could have gotten something way better from Olive Garden for way less.
My friends thought similar thoughts with their fish and crab cakes. Seriously we may not come back here because the food was so disappointing.
This is a favorite place for a special occasion. The restaurant decor is beautifully understated, and the views, even if not sitting directly next to a window, are gorgeous. The food is excellent, if a bit pricey. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and, my favorite part, do not rush you through your meal by bringing the next course as you are still chewing the current course! The lounge on the lower level is also a great place for a cocktail and conversation, either before or after your meal. Love this restaurant!
If you're looking for an awesome evening out, Monterey Bay is the place to go. My wife and I haven't been there since the remodel and it is, quite frankly, stunning. Wow! The interior looks awesome.....just like it should for such a superb restaurant. Food and service were top notch as well. Ask for Holly....she is wonderful.
Awesome service from the wait staff, they were fantastic and friendly and made the evening super enjoyable. View and ambience is always fantastic as well. The food wasn’t amazing, I’d say about 25% of what we ordered tasted worth the price. But frankly I come here more for the nostalgia, the view and the customer service, especially if someone hasn’t been to pittsburgh before.
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