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About Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

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.

1411 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lounge: 4:30pm Daily
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Sweetbriar Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 481-4414

Website:
http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $7.00 per car

Executive Chef:
Heather Deraway

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (112)
Special Occasion (104)
Romantic (94)
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Good for Anniversaries (87)
Good for a Date (84)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Worth the Drive (48)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Business Meals (36)
Cozy (31)
Good for Groups (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (16)
Waterfront (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Healthy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible experience for the both of us! The pre-meal lounge was beautiful and the dinner window seat was incredible. Thank you for making this such a memorable experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

This is not our first time there. We continue to go back for the great dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Was disappointed by my seat location, pole in way of view. The main dish was wonderful, however the sides were only okay. Need to bring back the fried rice and perhaps change the sides weekly and leave the most popular items always on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and good service, but what really makes Monterey Bay Fish Grotto worth the hefty pricetag is the incredible view out the floor-to-2-story-ceiling window. The ambience is perfect for a next-level romantic date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is great... no longer the Monterey Bay of yesterday. The decor was beautiful and compliments the view of Pittsburgh. Now, the food was excellent. My wife enjoyed the lobster risotto, which pretty much a whole lobster in it! My dish, the crab cakes with scallops was perfect. Nothing but crab in the cake, scallops cooked and seasoned perfectly. We will definitely be going back in the coming months.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyable and yummy , for Valentine’s Day dinner. Dinner was delicious and view was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Second time visiting Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. The only thing I can mention, which I do not blame on anyone, was service was a bit slower. Due to it being a holiday weekend I cannot hold that against the restaurant or staff.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (West Virginia)·Dined 4 days ago

This is always a great place for a date. The service is wonderful, the food is amazing, and even in a foggy storm the location is lovely.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Dined her for late Valentine's Day celebration. Despite their being a whiteout most of the meal obstructing the city view, my wife and I had a really great time. Food was excellent as were the cocktails. I would certainly make another trip to dine at this establishment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent place to go and have a peaceful evening with your significant other.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very pleased with our dinner. Our server was excellent. The view is arguably the best in Mt. Washington. Valet service and coat service was a nice addition. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a romantic, fine dining experience with excellent seafood, and an incredible view.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and staff were exceptional. The bar seating and view of city was super. We look forward to coming back soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Organic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best crab cakes I have ever had, including ones I have had in Baltimore/DC and North Carolina. Sea bass was perfectly cooked and great suggestions from waiter on wine pairings with the food we ordered. Great spot to take the incline up and walk to as well. You get what you pay for, it is expensive but the quality of food is phenomenal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and atmosphere were excellent. My wife and I had been referred to this restaurant by a friend and it exceeded my expectations right down to the food and the staff. Would highly recommend if your looking for a nice date/evening and dinner in the Pittsburgh area.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Didn't like the 2 tops being right next to each other. Felt as if I was with a group of 6 being in the middle table with my wife.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

With the prices so high i expected quality food and that is not what i got. Lobster was over cooked and dry. Filet was asked for medium and one side was rare and the other side medium well. Potato side was dry and lacked flavor. The view was amazing but i feel like your paying high prices for the view and not for the food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Major disappointment since ownership change. Menu has shrunk. Restaurant needs a facelift. Just worn and dated. Food not nearly as good as the previous owners. Extremely overpriced, including cocktails. I have entertained clients for 25 years in the Pittsburgh area. I will be back to this one.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

John was great. Awesome view!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We were here for Valentine's day. My girlfriend absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was great and the food was excellent. Our waitress was extremely helpful and just overall amazing. I would highly recommend. Even dessert, and I'm not a dessert kind of guy.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine's Day dinner was a disappointment. Prosecco was almost flat. Caprese & watermelon salad was very good, grilled oysters were tepid and expensive ($18 for 6 small ones). Crab stuffed lobster tail was tough and not sweet and lobster risotto was watery and not very flavorful. All in all a disappointing $200 dinner.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome. Geeat food
Great waitress
Great drinks
Unfortunately there was massive fog so we couldnt see the city

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was horrible and not worth the money..... Messed up reservation on a special occasion, will not be back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great restaurant with a very courteous and helpful staff. The food was unbelievable, and the service was outstanding. The view may be the best in the Pittsburgh.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday. Everything was very nice.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As has been my experience in the past, excellent food, ambiance and world class service. The evening was highlighted by the superior in every way service of Ann and Devon.
A place for any occasion but special for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It's always a lovely experience however this time around it was a very busy night, and all of our courses took forever to arrive. The waitress was very knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to have as a server, but everything took WAY too long and unfortunately it detracted from the overall experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

You can’t beat the experience for a full dose of the Pgh skyline. The food honestly is good. But not amazingly incredible. Still overall you can’t miss with MB.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic view. Really great food. I had the crab cakes and scallops so great. We took the Duquesne incline up which was fun. We try to come here every time we visit Pittsburgh and it never disappoints

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Incredible food and drinks along with great service made for a wonderful night. The view was perfect. Very romantic night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I made a reservation, was greeted with excellent service, exquisite steak and the lobster tail ... the chef articulated a crafted style of no other.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice atmosphere! Excellent views of Pittsburgh! Highly recommend the calamari starter and crab cakes dinner. The Angel Food Grilled Cheese Dessert is wonderful!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. I would recommend this to anyone that love a good view and wonderful food. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was my sixth visit. Always fantastic food and service. Truly one of best seafood restaurants I have ever been to anywhere.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday dinner for my fiance brought us to Monterey Bay. It was an incredibly busy night and didn't get seated until 30 minutes past our reservation. The restaurant did comp us an appetizer for our wait, which was very nice and really good. For dinner, I had the swordfish and my fiance had the grouper. Both meals were excellent. The lobster mac is a great side to share, as well as the angel food grilled cheese. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Absolutely amazing food and drinks. They do so well with my gluten free needs and exceed expectations.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Healthy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My birthday

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always our dinner was excellent. Love this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place for sure. Excellent food, super service and of course, unparalleled views.

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