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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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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 (169)
Special Occasion (144)
Good for a Date (142)
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Good for Anniversaries (125)
Romantic (116)
Worth the Drive (89)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Business Meals (60)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Notable Wine List (53)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Good for Groups (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Waterfront (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Cozy (24)
Fun (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Hot Spot (13)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

You pay for what you get. Great food, great view, great service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sadly, I hadn't been to this restaurant in years. Heard they were completely renovated and tried it on a Fri. eve. It was a beautiful experience...sleek new decor is NYC chic and the view is no better anywhere. The food, ambiance and service were exemplary. Highly recommended! Bravo!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Most romantic view of Pittsburgh from every table. Exquisite dining. Professional staff. The best of the Burg for a special occasion. We love it & celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and enjoy sharing Monterey Bay with out of town guests. It is THE BEST of everything !

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent scenic view. Romantic atmosphere.
Delicious food, and cocktail, a bit pricey.
Great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We saw a night view of downtown through the big window of the restaurant while having dinner. It was beautiful and comfortable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

AMAZING view and an overall wonderful experience! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

From the moment we pulled up to the door to the moment we left the restaurant, we were constantly greeted by friendly faces and guidance.
It’s great to have the valet parking, so you and your date (or family) can unload at the door and head straight up to the restaurant without having the hassle of finding parking and having a longer walk (especially on a chilly evening).
The elevator ride up already ignites the “awe” factor of lit up Pittsburgh.
Im blanking on our waitresses name, but she was phenomenal and super friendly. When we had questions, you could tell she was passionate about the ins and outs of the restaurant, especially the food. With some guidance from questions, she led both of us to the perfect starter, entrée, drinks and festive dessert.
We only had to wait 2-3 minutes for a window seat, and the views were inspiring. It removes the “hustle and bustle” idea of a big city during the day, and creates an imagery of elegance and “wow”.
I’d recommend this place to anyone and everyone who is looking for a romantic evening, and even a night out with the guys (or gals).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and wonderful view. We were lucky enough to get a window table on a beautiful evening. The food and service was top notch. It was my birthday and a complimentary dessert was included with my meal. My only complaint is that there are no accompaniments with the entries--none. Everything is ala carte. So if you would like a vegetable or starch, or both, with your meal, you have to pay for it separately---and they are pricey! A side of asparagus was $12. Yes it was enough to share, but my husband does not like asparagus so if you share, you are limited to what everyone likes, not want you want. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect something to accompany your entre, especially when you are paying top dollar for that entre.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Probably the best restaurant view of PIttsburgh around. Food is consistently very good, but be prepared for upscale prices.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

View is stunning, service is fantastic as well. Portion size is decent, we couldn’t finish them all with 1 app + 1 entree + 1 dessert set up. Crabcake and scallop are top notch, however the fish we ordered is below average, not a whole lot of flavor and dry in the middle.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome view, terrific food and great service!! I totally recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were greeted promptly and given (I think) the best seat in the restaurant. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and we can’t wait to come back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went here for our first anniversary. I could not imagine having a better night than what we experienced. Everything from the hostess to the bartenders while we waited for our table by the window was absolutely perfect. Our server Anita was fantastic and the general manager, John, made us feel like they were open that day just for us. I had the Tuna which was amazing, and my wife couldn’t give higher praises to the Lobster Bisque. I highly recommend it.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome service, food and of course views! Staff was very welcoming and made a point to acknowledge our special occasion. Try the Angel Food Grilled Cheese (for dessert!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed our visit very much. Service was excellent. We try to go to MBay at least once a year. Would go more if we were offered discounts

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. The view is spectacular. Staff was friendly and really cared about us having a great experience here. We visited from California and this restaurant really gives you one of the best views to overview downtown Pittsburgh.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Scallops weren't cooked enough. Asparagus were drenched in oil. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. Unparalleled view of the city, great food and service. The boulabaisse was a great starter, and the halibut in parmesan crust was exceptional. Paired with excellent wines, and the angel food grilled cheese dessert was unique and a nice touch. Outstanding meal overall. I look forward to my next visit.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent service. Wonderful food. Spectacular view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went here with my husband on a Tuesday night for a our first year anniversary. Great ambiance and fantastic views. It seemed to be okay in the beginning of the meal but became increasingly worse. The food was OK I suppose. I ordered their harvest mule and as a mule-drinker, definitely not worth the price. Calamari was decent although I’m not a huge calamari fan. The caeser salad was one of the worst I’ve had, just a few romaine hearts, not fresh and not cold, covered in too much cheese and dressing. The jumbo candied shrimp tagliatelle was truly gross and not cooked correctly. My husband got the lobster stuffed crab and it was so tasteless somehow. Our waitress was a whole different story, let’s just say she didn’t keep it a secret that she wanted the hell out of there. Rushed us and never asked if we needed anything else. Absolutely not worth it, don’t waste your money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When I made the reservation, I was asked if we were celebrating anything. I said, "Well, this isn't an engagement party, but our daughter recently became engaged". So, without requesting it, we were seated at a window table with a fabulous view of the point and the city behind. Our waitress was lovely -- knowledgeable, responsive, friendly, but not obsequious. Shortly before we were going to leave, our waitress arrived with complementary champagne in flutes so that we could toast the engagement. The food, of course, was delicious; and the service was outstanding. The two lovely touches of the window table and champagne will be long remembered. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I had just got married and we had our wedding dinner here. I had never been here before....it was fantastic. We will go back! Staff was so nice to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Simply the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. We have been coming to Pittsburgh for 5 years and have tried many of the higher end locations. This by far is the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

excellent food, excellent service,food fresh,excelent ambiance. a little pricey but worth it. can.t wait to return. left over packaging was well done with nice littlehandle bags

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome meal as always. Best seafood around. Always leave completely satisfied and full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just absolutely wonderful service, decor and sumptuous dining. Stellar service with a million dollar view. Perfect for a special celebration.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was just phenomenal. I’ve never had a bad meal here and the staff is always so knowledgeable and courteous.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was beyond expectations! Really worth the price. The view was gorgeous and very nice service

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I had a very nice experience for an anniversary dinner. Most of the food items were exceptional, swordfish and salmon especially good. Serving size of optional items was too large for one person, smaller size could help reduce overall meal cost. My wife was not impressed with the grooming appearance of one of the male table waiters, hair not combed etc. My comment on this is that it is more an issue for the floor manager who would allow waiters to serve customers with improper grooming. We always enjoy Monterey Bay and will return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurants offers excellent cityscape views. Great cocktail lounge that kept us entertained while waiting for a window table. Staff was very knowledgeable and polite. Food was timely and met all expectations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Whenever we are in Pittsburgh. We always try dinning at Grotto’s. Great food, amazing service staff is always friendly. The view are breath taking .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The fish selection was excellent! I had the lobster risotto and enjoyed it very much. It was a very large portion which I could not finish in one sitting. The ambience was very nice but it seemed pretty loud. I had trouble hearing my husband talk. The dress code was casual. I’d go back again the next time I’m in Pittsburgh.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The salt level was a little high in the bisque. The scallops I order with the crabcake were undercooked. One side was seared, and the other was not. The crab cake -- although generous with crab meat -- lacked flavor and moisture. You should offer non sweet butter with the bread. Excellent service though. The drinks are okay. Of course the view is outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Friend from out of town was in. Great experience, wish we could have been closer to the windows

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! Our server was most accommodating. The food was delicious and worth every penny!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautiful view, delicious food, and exceptional service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was very good. All meals were wonderful. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a most excellent experience. The ambiance was spectacular and the food was outstanding. Every employee we encountered from valet parking to desert showed genuine hospitality.

We highly recommend Monterey Bay.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were lucky enough to have a table by the window. How is the great view!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As usual, the view was spectacular, and the service was great. However, the food was not as finely prepared as before. These restaurants seem to all follow a kind of pattern for luxury dining -- throwing in all kind of expensive stuff, so very pricey, but the food is lack of details and subtlety. Guess it's easier to prepare food for many people this way. Quite disappointed with the food, considering the price paid.

Tags: Hot Spot
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