Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
6484 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 6484 people are saying
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SammyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, atmosphere was all amazing! Absolutely loved our meal and the experience. Made our date night perfect

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BrandyBear87
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was absolutely fabulous from the moment we arrived. The manager acknowledged our special event, we were seated at a lovely table in the bar with a view of the city to wait for our table. Once ready, we were seated at a perfect corner window table with a gorgeous view. Our server Joe was wonderful and attentive. We wanted for nothing and he made excellent recommendations! The food was perfect and delicious. The appetizer trio was so good I would order it as an entree! Crab bisque was perfectly seasoned. The scallops were cooked perfectly and my companion’s lobster was wonderful too. The dessert (steaming chocolate latte) was fantastic and the perfect end to our evening. I couldn’t have asked for a better dinner experience!

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vipSheliaC
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great. Food was delicious. View was fantastic. My gram is 75 and it was her first time eating up the Mt. She had a great time.

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Jefff
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was outstanding. The fresh fish specials were also outstanding. The dessert was excellent, with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate. Pricey, but worth it. And, of course you cannot beat the view.

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jamesa
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular. The seafood was soo fresh. The service was impeccable. It was the perfect place in Pittsburgh to celebrate two birthdays and the first time eating out since pandemic began! Hats off to everyone involved.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thank you so Much

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Ginger
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, from start to finish. Excellent service. We will be back!

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vipBrix4str
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the second time overall and all was outstanding. The martini I ordered was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The seafood appetizer trio was outstanding with the crab cake and sampling of fish. The swordfish and lobster tail for my entree was really good . Ambiance amazing with the sunset and city lights taking effect. Would always put Monterey Bay at the top of any list for a special occasion for sure.

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ShamereE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experience. Everyone was so pleasant.

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AndreS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services great food great everything But I do wish we Could’ve sat up top

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kevinh
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crabcakes were excellent. Made with jumbo lump crab, and just enough binder to hold then together, and cooked to perfection. My guest mentioned that the salmon was the absolute best she had ever eaten. Our server Danielle was veryfriendly, attentive, but gave us our space as well. Monterey Bay helped to make our Mother's Day celebration that much more of a joyous occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table by the window and were able to see the sun setting. I had the crab cake & scallops, which were wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and knew the menu well. I highly recommend this dining experience!

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vipTrish
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing views! A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion! Crab cake is absolutely delicious - all their seafood dishes are creative and nice sized portions. Service was excellent.

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Winefollower
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of seafood and preparations. Wonderful view.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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AnnW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AliciaS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 6, 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great visit to Monterey Bay, never disappoints.

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vip4moviegoers
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
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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QSulli
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was meh and the food was remarkably mediocre. My husband and I both noticed a significant decline in the quality of the restaurant since the time before the pandemic. I hope that the restaurant will one day be able to offer its original high quality of food and service. Until then, the experience was definitely not worth the very hefty prices.

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GaryG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SallyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
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 on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive and friendly service!

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

Have been her a number of time and always superb.

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Happydiner
Pittsburgh
15 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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Beth
Louisville
3 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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scottda2
New York Area
10 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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AlisonC
St. Louis
6 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
Pittsburgh
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
Pittsburgh
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
Pittsburgh
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
2 reviews
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
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 25th anniversary .... best view in the place!

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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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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!

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 6484 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.