Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
6468 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6468 people are saying
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Winefollower
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of seafood and preparations. Wonderful view.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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AnnW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great service, great views of the city!

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AliciaS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband treated our daughter and her friend (and our two other children) to Monterey Bay to celebrate their college graduation. Our daughter picked the restaurant out of several high end places in Pittsburgh. It was the first visit for our three and friend. Needless to say, they were thrilled with the atmosphere and the food was top notch (as always)! Our waiter, James was professional, friendly, engaging, and was a delight each time he came to the table. It’s obvious he loves his job and takes pride in his knowledge of the restaurant. The whole evening was excellent from start to finish! As this isn’t my husband’s and my first visit to Monterey Bay, I get the distinct feeling that it has also become a fav of 4 more!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for graduation dinner and I have to say it was one of the best meals I have ever had! EVERYTHING was delicious! Our waiter was fantastic;giving us suggestions for wine and entrees.

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vipHenryS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I marked on Open Table that we were celebrating our anniversary. From the host to the waitress we were wished a happy anniversary. The service was impeccable only topped by the quality of the food. The waitress told us to save room for dessert as it was on the house. We got to pick from the dessert menu and we had the angel food grilled cheese. It was spectacular. Altogether the whole evening was as good as any I’ve had in years. We hadn’t been to this restaurant in 17 years but after this experience we will be going back often.

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KMHLMH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great visit to Monterey Bay, never disappoints.

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vip4moviegoers
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly attentive service. Perfect for special occasion (ours was a graduation)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful! The staff made me feel special as I was there for my 50th birthday. The food was fantastic and our waitress really took care of us. We could not be more pleased and we cannot wait to go back!

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GaryG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Food was outstanding
Free dessert on our anniversary - very nice touch

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SallyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional -- great service and super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Cindy gave us incredible service all evening and the culinary experience was one we’ll never forget! The incredible view was simply the cherry on top!

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vipLovetoeat135
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive and friendly service!

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vipBarryM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been her a number of time and always superb.

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Happydiner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my niece’s college graduation with family dinner.
Service and food were both outstanding.
Highly recommend !!!

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scottda2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic celebration dinner. Went with wife and graduating daughter for a special celebration, we were not disappointed. The views are amazing - we had a table that allowed us to see almost all directions. The food was great. All of our meals were fresh and well prepared. We were all stuffed as we left :-) The grilled cheese desert is so good, you should definitely try it. I would highly recommend for a very nice dinner.

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Beth
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto! Great food and a fantastic view!

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AlisonC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful way to cap off our first trip to Pittsburgh. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional.

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Alii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made this night truly special! The food and drinks were not a disappointment

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EMar
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view at sunset is just gorgeous! I had the Sea Scallops & Crab Cake, best Scallops I ever had!! Our waitress was outstanding!! My daughter is gluten free and our waitress defiantly, went above & beyond to make sure she had GF bread & entrée.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing . A little expensive but worth it. Everything was delicious . View is breathtaking from almost anywhere . Hospitality was exactly what you should receive in an excellent dining facility . Leave room for dessert !

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food cold and subpar

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EllenW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a few issues with bringing the wrong food. For what we paid not worth the money. A bit disappointing. Best part of the meal was the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my friend and I have ever had. Service, food, view... 5 stars across the board!! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! (Ps I would happily accept the She Crab Soup recipe...lol)

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3relocators
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s a beautiful place with great views. In my opinion it’s extremely overpriced. We ordered the oysters and calamari for appetizers. The calamari was average. My husband ordered the tuna which he said was excellent. I ordered the sea bass which was tasty but barely Luke warm. My son ordered the classic crab cakes which he said were ok and did not compare to Eddie V’s. The worst part of the meal was the truffle fries. They were cold and tasteless and were the frozen shoe string kind. The staff was friendly and accommodating. If you want the view go here but if you want better quality food go to Eddie V’s

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JeffK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Wait staff was very nice informative and wished us a happy anniversary.

Food was very delicious!

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ErinS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

absolutely loved our server Brad! I think it qualified as the most expensive meal I've ever had.( but that eas expected) I appreciated brads humor . It mad me feel more comfortable. made for a beautiful evening.

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ChrisV
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors to everything they serve, excellent service.

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Dinnerout
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went on a Tuesday to celebrate a special occasion. The waitress was excellent! The food for the most part was very good. My husband and daughter got the sea bass and found it to be under done and "rubbery". The crab cakes are exceptional! We had a very nice time and the view is second to none!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

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PhoenixNikkor
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Monterey Bay! Fantastic service, delicious food, beautiful views! Thank you for making our celebrations so special!

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ClintI
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner celebrating our anniversary. The food, service and view were all just simply excellent.

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HWR24
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The entrees are always fantastic. However, the sides leave a little to be desired. Very basic and not too creative. But, the view, the service, the quality of the entrees make this a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Grilled cheese desert is to die for and the absolute best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth

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Happytraveler
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service all superb. Brent was the best server !!

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vipNYCGIRL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grotto is the best restaurant in the ‘Burgh’. Been there several times snd it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Our server Holly was tremendous. Will ask for her next time
I go. Awesome food and ambiance!

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Case
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend’s graduation

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love MBFG! The angel food grilled cheese is to die for! The best dessert I’ve literally ever had, and we love to travel, and taste them all LOL! We loved our waitresses, food runners & John the manager! Hey, John, you’re the bomb! We swear the young, tall, gentleman server has the coolest deep voice, and needs to sing country love songs. We were wowed by everything! Thank you, again, for another fabulous night! Love, the pink haired girl & her pals!

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vipAccidentaldiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating as we were late by 30 minutes due to the impossibility of getting an Uber in downtown Pittsburgh. Everything was top notch and a beautiful view.

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 6468 OpenTable diners.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://montereybayfishgrotto.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.