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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, PA

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
4.8
8203 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 481-4414
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Richie Sphatt
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Torey Gricks: (412) 248-6234
  • Neighborhood
    Mt. Washington
  • Cross street
    Sweetbriar Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is $8.00 per car
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Romantic

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for scenic views

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Most Booked

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Romantic

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for scenic views

  • Pittsburgh

    Most Booked

8,203 Reviews
  1. StanleyR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent early family dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Many thanks to all of the staff, especially our exceptional server - Marianne.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my husband’s 50th birthday- from the hostess to the waiter to the manager- they all made a point of wishing him a happy birthday. The food the service and the staff were exceptional!

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  3. Disappointed1

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was great Food was ok but not incredible

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. Amazing views of Pittsburgh. Food was really good. We would definitely go back.

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  5. IronChefMichiba

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views of Pittsburgh! Great service, atmosphere, and cuisine! Highly recommend.

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  6. BonnieM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were married at Monterey Bay and return every year on our Anniversary. They never disappoint with their service and food!

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  7. DavidO

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In addition to the view the food was outstanding. The combinations of ingredients the chefs utilize insure delicious meals. Presentation, service, and timing contuibute to an excellent dining experience. Highly recommended.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must when you visit Pittsburgh. Food is great and the view can’t be beat.

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  9. TomK

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants, though I don’t get there often as I live 200 miles away, it is worth the trip, the friendly and accommodating staff, the view, the food and drinks make this place a must when in Pittsburgh

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  10. GeoffreyK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monterey Bay always delivers top notch service and atmosphere. The entrees offer variety and unique preparations and the view of Pittsburgh is incredible.

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  11. GeorgeW

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto never disappoints. Incredible food, service and view.

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  12. Lucky11

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated both our daughter’s wedding anniversary and my birthday. Our server Anne was absolutely amazing and made us feel so special. Our daughter had special dietary restrictions, for which, Thomas, the General Manager arranged for her. Everything was absolutely delicious. We highly recommend Monterey Bay for an amazing dining experience !

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a great experience at Monterey Bay. Service is always great, food, drinks, dessert and everything spot on as usual.

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  14. AdrianneH

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was wonderful and attentive. We were able to get, in my opinion, the best view in the house. It’s always very beautiful. The food was just amazing from the bread course to the dessert and cappuccino at the end. Perfection.

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  15. ChristineM

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Had Artichoke heart appetizer, she crab bisque, pear and goat cheese salad, big eye tuna, Chilean sea bass, and angel food cake dessert. All very good choices. Service was excellent, above and beyond any I’ve experienced n a long time. Our server Blake catered to our every need and had good suggestions to help “break a tie” when choices were hard. They go out of their way to make the food not intimidating. Made our anniversary special.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beyond compare. Every bite was astounding and an experience in itself. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. They enhanced the experience and made us feel like they were actually happy we were there and excited to share in our experience.

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  17. TJMaryland

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always, it's my go-to dining option for out-of-town guests. The view from high above downtown Pittsburgh cannot be beat.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined to celebrate our 60th birthday. Table for 6. Everything was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful service. Food was made to perfection. We will be back soon.

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  19. JasonM

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing experience. Restaurant location is amazing but we were seated in lower-level section with low-ceiling and poor views. The music was too loud and overall noise level was too high for good conversation. Service was acceptable but not what you would expect from this caliber of restaurant - server appeared to have too many tables. Oysters on half-shell were good as an appetizer but my Caesar salad wasn't very flavorful. Ordered Chilean Sea Bass as main and it was disappointing. The flavor wasn't very good and the serving temperature was barely warm. I ordered coffee after dinner and it was not the robust, flavorful coffee one would be expect from a high-caliber restaurant - more like gas station coffee. I also order the creme brulee for dessert but I can't comment on that since it was never delivered to me even though my wife's dessert arrived. I had been to this restaurant several times in the past and my experience was much better then. One expects quite a bit for a place that averages $150/person for dinner and this past Saturday, they didn't deliver.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great special occasion dinner. Best seafood I’ve ever had.

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  21. Pghdiner

    Pittsburgh

    193 reviews

    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 37th anniversary with a dinner at Monterrey Bay last evening. It was a fantastic experience. We were greeted with well-wishes by all of the staff. Our server, Sydnee was so professional and engaging, pacing the service of our meal perfectly. Renaud was delightful in talking with us to be sure we loved our dinner. The food was excellent--Fried Artichokes, Parmesan Crusted Swordfish, and Crabcakes were all prepared perfectly in generous portions. We loved the Strawberry Tiramisu dessert. Sommelier Courtney was so friendly and secured a table in the Lounge for our after dinner drinks. Server in the Lounge, John was delightful. We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect than our experience to celebrate our anniversary. Bravi!!

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  22. Dgnlp

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely evening. Denise was an exceptional server. We had a great time, excellent food and wonderful view!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal - definitely recommend the French onion sirloin, crab bisque, and the grilled cheese angel food cake dessert. Really enjoyed our server Blake as well, manager also introduced himself and couldn’t have been nicer.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening. Great atmosphere. Great place to have a nice meal and enjoy fantastic views!

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  25. JohnA

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Monterey Bay to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. We asked for and received a window table. Our waitress, Alyssa, went over and above to accommodate us. Alyssa was knowledgeable about the menu and made suggestions for our friend’s gluten free diet. The food was amazing, the view was breathtaking and our whole dinner experience was over the moon!

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  26. JohnNoonan

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding, but the food was underwhelming. The halibut was a small, thin, lightly breaded portion that I would expect from a diner and not a 5 star restaurant. The halibut incidentally was served with couscous on a plate that was saturated with oil. The broccolini was overcooked. The crab cakes were delicious but they were dry. Monterrey Bay needs to step it up or we won’t return.

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  27. EjaDexNic

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monterey Bay provides all that you could possibly hope for in a dining experience- a wide variety of absolutely delicious culinary offerings, impeccable service and…ummm…oh right-one of the most impressive views on the planet! I so look forward to my next visit to this wonderful restaurant. 😊

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  28. GinaG

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as great as ever. We were very happy with the entire experience and our food dishes.

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  29. YvonneK

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and customer service is outstanding. The view of downtown Pittsburgh is stunning from the restaurant.

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  30. Karen

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten at Monterry Bay several times, but this visit was especially memorable. The food was outstanding and the service could not have been better. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here several times in the past. Good always spot on. The service this time was lacking which was a huge surprise to me. Server not friendly. Almost seemed irritated we were there. Forgot several things for the table including soup and drinks. Had to ask multiple times for things that were ordered. Server spilled broccoli juice on one guest and basically said “ watch this is spilling” no apology. I will be back but hoping for better service.

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  32. MsDineAlot

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience from great attentive service to the freshest seafood available. And the view is awesome!

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  33. DLPP

    Orlando

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James was an amazing server, knowledgeable about specialty cocktails, wine, and menu selections. The view from our table was incredible! And I thoroughly enjoyed my Caesar salad, linguine pescatore, and the strawberry champagne tiramisu. Unfortunately, my husband’s salmon was not cooked through, and he was ill all night after our dinner. James took the salmon off of our check and gave us free desserts, but our relaxing evening did not end well.

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  34. JLWS

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as Always, highly recommend the artichoke hearts as appetizer, Branzino very tasty and the Ahi Tuna was as wonderful as the presentation!

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  35. kevinp

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view attentive service and excellent food prices are a bit sticker shock.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and attentive service from James and the entire staff. Food was great. Birthday dessert on the house. Can’t beat the view from our window-side table.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was exquisite. Make sure you make a reservation and request a window seat and also tell them When you check in. The restaurant and the bar had incredible views of downtown Pittsburgh, the three rivers and so many bridges. Every staff member was friendly and accommodating. Kaitlyn was our fabulous server who made our dinner perfect. If I go back to Pittsburgh, this will be my first choice to repeat.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and fabulous food. Our server was Anna and she was great. Worth the trip!

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  39. GaryH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ate in the bar-horrible atmosphere. Food mediocre and overpriced. Would not recommend

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  40. RobertM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was top notch. Gave us wonderful recommendations and service.

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FAQs

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington is rated 4.8 stars by 8203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sweetbriar Street
  • Neighborhood
    Mt. Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is $8.00 per car
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richie Sphatt
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 481-4414
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Torey Gricks: (412) 248-6234
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