Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
6233 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 6233 people are saying
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t explain how amazing this restaurant is. My fiancé and I got to celebrate our anniversary here. Not only is every dish phenomenal, but the drink selection is out of this world. They have the best staff in town & are the reason we come back for a sweet date night. I can not wait to go back. If you’re looking for a specific dish to try, go for the Wagyu Steaks. You will not be disappointed! I’m a big fan of pairing it with a glass or two of the Ministry of the Vinterior Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers to a wonderful restaurant, I hope they keep it up!

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avalina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Great service. Staff was very nice. Nice view as well.

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vipDeborahD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was awesome! The food excellent!! Thanks for being open!

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PhillipS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return each year for my wife’s and daughters birthday. The taste of everything was perfect! Our service was top notch and will return next year. My only concern was the portion size of the tuna. While I would order it again, I would request the tuna be prepared differently. Monterey Bay is the best seafood anywhere! Thank again!

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KalaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet and crab cakes were excellent! You have to try the angel food grilled cheese dessert. Wow

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AmandaM
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by our server, he really treated us special and made us feel extremely welcome. The food was to die for as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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RebeccaL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal and most lovely dining experience at Monterey Bay! Our server, Jodi, was fantastic and took such great care of us. Highly recommend!!

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vipdavids
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and a table near the windows for a fantastic view of the city skyline.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know where to begin! Everything was beyond perfect. Our server was Sydney and she was the absolute best!! We ordered the steak with lobster along with some sides. Food was delicious, view was breathtaking!!! Music was low and lights were dim which only added to the romantic atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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vipStephen
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a business professional, and a purveyor of fine dining establishments, not only was the food and drink on point, but MaryAnn was over the top with professionalism and graciousness. Bravo!

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RTG1
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Chilean Sea Bass was tasty, portion was a bit small, also tried the Swordfish, Parmesan crusted. Portion was more generous. Also, tasty! Caesar Salad was good, a little heavy on the dressing. Forgot to order the anchovies☹️ Was not asked, but menu states must be requested. Asparagus was good, nice portion for 2-3. Carrots were different, three different types of very large carrots some charred. This side dish needs some explanation on the menu, very different, good...just different.

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TimS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters and crab cakes were great , but the angle food cake thing was very disappointing no flavor or taste to me or my girlfriend. Drinks were made perfect !!! Very nice but kinda dark inside hard to see . We have been looking for a new place to have date night , since eddie v’s went down hill from a year ago .

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KyraS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really cant pick what i loved the most...the soup or the crab cakes! But my favorite for sure was the angel food grilled cheese-to die for! And our waiter was fantastic-friendly and attentive and personable! Great experience!

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vipMelissaT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable, patient and attentive. Manager was outstanding as always which makes the experience so amazing. Food was excellent! Will be back soon!

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Marcus
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! One of the best Filets I’ve ever had, the seafood was so fresh and on point as well! They even offered my girlfriend a free desert for her birthday! Can’t say enough how great everything was! Definitely coming back!

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Christian
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff from the valet to the managers greeting my date and I when we came off the elevator was perfect. The coat check was very polite. The table that was given to us was picture perfect and very intimate. The waitress and the Sommelier were on point and very educational on the offerings we asked about. The food was perfect and paired really well with the Sommeliers choice of wine. The Dessert ( voted best in PGH) was so good it will warrant coming back just to eat that....maybe first.

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WendyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The renovation was worth it! We had some food allergies and the chef and manager came to discuss options with us. The crab cakes are still hands down the best I have ever had! We had a window table with a fabulous view .

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michaelav
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Monterey Bay. My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our 2.5 year anniversary and we could not have been happier with our choice. The service was amazing, definitely the best view of the city I have seen, and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend and will be going back!

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vipBobby1960
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was perfect. Sea Bass and MahiMahi melted in your mouth. Salads were fresh and excellent. Great atmosphere

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vipPatty
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone in my party enjoyed their entrees; I, however, was disappointed in the lobster Romano. The oysters were wonderful as was the angel food dessert.

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AhoyMatey1
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place. Swordfish is a staple on its menu, and it’s what I ordered on our most recent visit. I was a little disappointed that it was cut thin, probably a half inch. That doesn’t seem like a portion worthy of an authentic seafood restaurant, but, to me, MBFG gets a pandemic pass for this preparation. Everything else was flawless—wonderful service, fresh veggies, top-notch deserts, and a world class view of a world class skyline!!

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful as usual! Only request...bring back lobster mac and more desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening dinner experience for our night out without toddlers. Food was phenomenal. Clear night provided a spectacular view of the city holiday lights. Will definitely dine at again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic! The filet was one of the best I've ever had and the crab cakes were fantastic. Brent our waiter was great and would highly recommend Monterey Bay for a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner every year at Monterey Bay. Fabulous restaurant fabulous food and fabulous staff.

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MichaelK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was fantastic, with beautiful views of downtown Pittsburgh. Our meal was good, with the cocktail menu and dessert offerings being the highlight. Service was top notch and attentive. Would recommend for future special occasions.

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Bear
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful romantic anniversary dinner at Monterey Bay. The food, ambience, and service were all first class. We would recommend this establishment for any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great food and service

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MartyM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. It was expensive, but worth it.
The angel food dessert is a MUST!

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melody412
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All courses were quite tasty, the service was prompt, and the view was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally phenomenal restaurant and experience as always

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laura
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We've been coming to Monterey Bay for 22 years. This visit was a new, paired down menu with none of the previous preparation options (with the exception of the trio appetizer and crab cakes). While our meals were good, they were not the level as they had been with the old menu. Perhaps due to Covid? Hopefully the old menu returns. Our service was excellent and the view amazing as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the atmosphere are always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was wonderful! Shout out to Danielle and John. Thank you for making our evening so special!!

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Ryan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Pittsburgh every time. The food and experience is worth the money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolute wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was incredible. And the restaurant was perfects. we only hope to enjoy them again this winter without another lockdown!!!

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vipMaxwell
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are the best I have had in Pittsburgh since Jake's of the Square closed. My husband--not a fish eater--had the swordfish and really, really liked it too. Finally, the noise level was a little loud because of a large table of very boisterous men--not your fault.

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FredP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthday during COVID-19 was Made safer by extra special care that was taken by all concerned.

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 6233 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.