Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
6194 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
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 6194 people are saying
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4.8
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ryan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolute wonderful experience.

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vipMaxwell
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience starting with the hosts and the waiting area. Our server, mark, was phenomenal. He explained the food with such detail and guided us to make the best choices. Mark was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and was extremely professional throughout the meal. I would highly recommend.

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful view with excellent food. The service is wonderful. The price is a but much but they were so great to work around my food allergies that it was worth it.

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MaggieC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monterey Bay has been my favorite restaurant for many years. The food is excellent, the staff greets guests as though they are welcoming family and friends, and the view of downtown Pittsburgh is priceless. The entire dining experience is a feast for all of the senses!

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joev
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the best place for a special occasion where you are treated like an honored guest

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent evening and dinner for our anniversary. Love this place

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TJMaryland
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. This is my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh by far.

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JustinE
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the time we pulled up. The valet staff was very friendly and directed us to the elevator. Once we got up to the restaurant the host said the our table would be ready shorty (we arrived early) and escorted us to a very nice waiting area. After a very short wait we got to our table and the view of the city was amazing. Our server was quick to get us water and take our drink order. She went over the specials with us and answered any questions that we had. We started with the trio appetizer and it was awesome. Everything on it was cooked to perfection. Our meals came out shortly after and they did not disappoint. The lobster Romano was excellent along with my wife's order of swordfish. We finished the night with desert that again was delicious. We will definitely come back and enjoy again.

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heyyoayeyo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really magical evening. It was perfect for our out-of-town guests’ first visit to the city.

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GaryS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monterey bay has it all! Great food, excellent service every time we go, and the view is amazing!

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carolb
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top rate seafood. Dramatic view of Pittsburgh skyline. Service outstanding. Perfect for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great views and food was amazing! I will definitely return

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit every year for our anniversary, and this year was just as great as years past. Great experience, food, and view.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a birthday for a friend, we were greeted with smiles and our waitress Cindy was PHENOMENAL. Told us about items that weren’t on the menu, and talked to us like it was before the pandemic. Refreshing to say the least, thank you again Cindy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t miss restaurant if visiting Pittsburgh. Views are amazing, food was exceptional. Ambiance was perfect.

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Carroll
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was wonderful and view spectacular! All off us had ordered a different meal and we all enjoyed every bite! No complaints about anything!

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat the view of downtown Pittsburgh! We went for an anniversary dinner and weren't disappointed.

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vipPineapples31
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient location with breathtaking PGH skyline downtown view!
Will highly recommend to my colleagues and friend s to dine I without fear during this COVID times as you strictly are respecting CDC guide lines ! You are definitely ready for our medical education dinner meetings !
Want to add Mr Bellamy and Mr James made my and my friends evening very comfort able ! We did not feel rushed at all and spent 3 hour and created fun memories!
Will come soon again!

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vipNancyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes ever!

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monterey Bay has done an exceptional job with COVID precautions. This is only the second time we have dined out since February. Tables were spaced. All employees had masks. While the menu was limited there was still a wonderful selection. Our food was as excellent as in the past. We come every year to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Did not disappoint!!

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vipMimi
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and out of town visitor

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Celebration

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carrieh
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect PITTSBURGH dining spot for date night

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Terry
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff. They made celebrating my engagement even more special.

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Jsfrer
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated in a special manner on a special birthday. Thanks MBFG!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monterey Bay exceeded our expectations! We just got married in a small ceremony and wanted to celebrate together before our larger ceremony. They were so friendly and accommodating. Our server was awesome and made it such a special night along with the managers. We will be back again!

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MaryH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. I professional and excellent service. Seafood was exceptionally fresh and cooked to perfection.

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Olivia
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I was so disappointed. I've gone to Monteray many times of the past decade and I can confidently say it has only declined. If they didn't have that stellar view they would've been out of service 5 years ago. The highlight of my meal? The bread. The special appetizer was good, not great, just good. She crab soup? Nope: pumpkin soup. Salmon? No, you mean sugar, and more sugar, oh and the last ingredient? Sugar.

There are so many fabulous restaurants in Pittsburgh, don't waste your evening here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary we try to celebrate it at Monterey Bay every year this year was a little late we got the same table we always have,had a great waitress and the view was great. We loved our waitress!!! And the food was great .

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vipsnappycat
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite, go-to place for special evenings! The service, food and view are not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the view was amazing and our server was the best I ever had her name was Mariam (I might be spelling it wrong) but she made sure she explained every dish and Dessert. She’s was literally a great person, personality was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great service! Wonderful anniversary experience.

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Mark
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a special evening celebrating our 30th Anniversary at Pittsburgh's most romantic restaurant with the iconic views - Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. They very kindly served us dessert "on-the-house" and that made our celebration even that more wonderful.
Thanks to an excellent wait-staff, always welcoming service and an imaginative menu, we have only good things to say about Monterey Bay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was perfect!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our engagement at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. They were super friendly to us, served amazing food (definitely get the dessert!), and had an incredible view of the city. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate or have a special evening. We will be back! Thanks for the experience!

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 6194 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.