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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

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6109 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Support Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6109 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner
Food never disappoints
Service on point
Ambiance is the best in the city
My husband and i got married here and we come back every year on our Anniversary. Very special!

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RickN
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. One of the best spots on mt washington

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ShannonA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Monterey is a hidden gem right outside of downtown. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday dinner, we both enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, great food and outstanding views

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KyleT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great views, good food a bit a little pricey. Service was good.

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PeterS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brent was fantastic! Diners appeared to be spaced out according to Covid-19 guidelines.

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ColleenP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we've had in a long while. We were a bit nervous because we had been told that the "good" chef had left ...but we pushed forward and and were absolutely thrilled. The Chilean Sea Bass special was possibly the best fish meal I have ever had and my husband's steak was fantastic. Our entire party of 7 was very happy and DO NOT miss the Angel Food Cake Grilled Cheese - AMAZING!

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Turls
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!!!
Best view of Pittsburgh!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Not what it once was. No atmosphere. Everything ‘A la cart. This was once a wonderful restaurant.

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DomD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out. The service was amazing and the food was even better. Window overlooking the city was the icing on the cake

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LukeA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Gorgeous view! Every year we go for our wedding anniversary! Love this restaurant! Best views!

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Deev
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Calamari wasn't cooked properly and all of our dishes were just ok. For the price expected quality food.

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vipKStew412
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and even better service!!!

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vip40thbirthdaycelebration
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, fabulous food and incredible service. I had the sea bass which was delicious and their crab cakes are the best I have ever had. I highly recommend!

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vipreazi
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I was greatly disappointed to see how the previously Monterey Bay interior had been stripped of its most sumptuous and lush interior. Now a sterile and cold dining room
Food selections were quite limited and at the price level we were paying the former
grand portion size and presentation is no longer what it once was. Food was mediocre at best. Such a disappointment and unexpected loss of its former grandeur. Albeit our waiter was very attentive and kind, service was painfully slow and we had to flag down an attendant for additional items we needed at table. This was so sad to experience and partake in, MB used to be a go to place for special occasions, romance and premium dining. It is long since lost that. A shame and regretful.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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dinerfromNY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in Pittsburgh and heard good things about this restaurant. Food was great and the view is lovely. We went during the day so no issues finding parking and we got a window seat.

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JohnnyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Simply put.

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Trump2020
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was lovely, food was incredible and the staff was friendly.

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Dompicc
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in western Pa. All the other times we dined here the experience was superb! We normally a nice white sole for are main course, however this time due to the virus situation the menu was limited, so the type of fish we normally order wasn’t available.

The starters were delicious, oysters and Calamari, the main courses, Chilean Sea Bass and Halibut were both spicy and somewhat bland, not to our liking, as was the large baked potato which was kind of Spicy and somewhat smoky flavored.

The desert Angel Food Grilled Cheese was delicious?

The server was pleasant and helpful!

We won’t let this one mediocre experience influence us however, we will be back, hopefully to enjoy some of the more traditional meals that we have enjoyed here in the past.

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Bill
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To begin with, this is the first time I have been back to Monterey Bay (Mt Washington) since they have remodeled. It is really beautiful. I worked in this building when it was another restaurant and the changes are amazing. Our evening here was excellent. Service was top notch. We had the Crab bisque which was so good. We both had the crab cakes which are fantastic. (I had mine with the scallops, I was a little disappointed with the scallops, they were too salty and too small for this caliper of restaurant) The sides were all excellent and more than enough to share. We will return for the crab cakes. We really enjoyed our evening for our anniversary.

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MonicaH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Amazing food and the best view ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our food was delicious. We enjoy coming to Monterey bay as often as we can!

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DandBa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonya and the manager were very kind and helpful in arranging flowers for our table for us for our anniversary. Both were present at the front desk upon arrival and made us feel welcome and appreciated. Brent provided amazing service throughout the meal, meeting our every need. The food, like the view, was phenomenal from start to finish! We recommend the Lobster Bisque, crab cakes with scallops, and Lobster Romano.
5 stars!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and everything from atmosphere to food to service was phenomenal. This is the best view and best food out of all the Mt. Washington restaurants in the area. I brought two out of town guests here and they were sincerely impressed with everything. Our serve, Danni, was fabulous and made sure our evening was perfect.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked everything about the dinner
The staff, food, venue were all excellent

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JoeyG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take an out of town guest, service, food, and ambience is all top of the line and the view of Pittsburgh is fantastic! Even the elevator ride is fun!

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Rich
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customers. As always, the service and food was outstanding. Crab cakes and filet are best in the city.

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KevinK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday dinner, looking forward to return for another dinner shortly.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Everyone enjoyed their starters and entrees, and service was attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations for a first time diner.

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HumbleBroski
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood trail, which was a sampler of all their seafood, was so good. Everything was succulent and mouth-wateringly delicious.
Our main courses were also equally yummy. :)
Service was professional, so kind, and very knowledgeable. We also felt the adjustments made for COVID were above and beyond, and felt entirely safe dining out.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with beautiful views of city and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience with awesome food, service and views of the city! Well worth it.

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Kelly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. The food and service was amazing. Will go back again,

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BrandieG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I wore a mask at the restaurant. I attempted to get to the restroom to help my pregnant friend who was sick. The hostess in front of the bathroom realized I didn't have my mask on which in my haste I forgot to grab when rushing after my friend. Hostess told me to turn around and get my mask. I did not come into contact with another customer or even the hostess within 6 feet. I was really embarrassed and i had traipsed through the restaurant 3 times to get to my friend. It was a bit in the strict end.

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JohnG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Birthday for traci

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Adryon
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! I would highly recommend this place.

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 6109 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.