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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

4.9

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (149)
Good for a Date (133)
Special Occasion (130)
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Good for Anniversaries (118)
Romantic (113)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Worth the Drive (75)
Business Meals (58)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Notable Wine List (45)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Cozy (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Waterfront (24)
Fun (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Authentic (21)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Healthy (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Tasting Menu (9)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the perfect way to end a Birthday Celebration! We went for my 50th birthday, the service was WONDERFUL, they put us next to the window, the views are just breathtaking. This was our ONE fancy dinner while in Pittsburgh (we are from California) and I am SO GLAD we chose to come here. The crab cakes are divine, scallops too.

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

Some of the best seafood in Pittsburgh in addition to a view that is fantastic.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Great views, good food, great service one of the best fine dining restaurants in Western Pennsylvania

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·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding view. Will definitely be back!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Monterey Bay has always been my go-to place for a special occasion. I went with my daughter after The Nutcracker. The crab cakes are the best I've had anywhere. The menu is excellent with several fresh fish selections. Never a cheap meal, but always an amazing meal...and the view...

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

I have asked for window seats and reserved well innadvance despite which i didnt get the table was very upset for that purpose the receptionist is not professional she is very angry lold man

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

This was the 11th year of friend's get-together before Christmas at Monterey Bay. Obviously, we all enjoy it!
The server was excellent, knowledgeable about the food, cordial and took very good care of our table. The grouper with pinacolada sauce was excellent, as well as the brusselsprouts, which were delicious. Others had crab cakes and sole with positive reactions to all. The salads were fresh with blueberries and goat cheese Yum! We each had a dessert. Good choices to choose from. We will plan to return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a fabulous experience on Saturday evening. We were promptly seated, the view was amazing, the service was outstanding and dinner was exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Rarely do I have a night out where virtually everything was perfect...this was one. The view is amazing, the food was fabulous, and the service simply could not have been better!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was an amazing place for a birthday celebration. We were seated at an awesome table by the window--the view was absolutely incredible! The waitress was so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The portions were quite generous and the prices were actually reasonable for the size and quality of portions. The entire experience was just wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent experience! Worth getting there early for a window table and the remarkable view!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was our 15-16th visit. Our waitress was excellent. She was very friendly and attentive. The main course was good. We always order the combination appetizer. The crab cake was not very good, a signature dish for them, and was lacking the dill sauce. The skewer lacked substance, as compared to our previous visits. We have frequent Off the Hook. Their dinner entrees and the combination appetizer have more substance and wonderful flavor. The crab cake with dill sauce is excellent.
This was our anniversary and we prefer to return to the restaurant we we engaged. It saddens us to the less than perfect food performance and new menu format Monterrey Bay displayed on this occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I are still raving about it to friends and family. The food the view and evening was beyond words.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service! Everyone was really friendly and helpful in deciding what to get.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a perfect place for a special night!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great view of downtown Pittsburgh and the holiday decorations. Food was goo , but a bit pricey. We would go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The menu, food and views are good. Beautiful restaurant.
Our reservation was at 7pm. We ordered drinks, then an appetizer and specifically did not order entree’s until the appetizer came out. Salads came out right as we finished the appetizer. Dinners then came lightning quick just as we finished the salads. It was like a speed dating dinner. They were not that busy too.

Had it been paced well, I would have given more stars. If you want a nicely paced dinner for a special occasion, be sure to manage your server and keep things slow.

Checked in at 7pm and I was signing my check at 7:58pm

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and atmosphere are top notch. Beautiful views, excellent service. Great evening!

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Never disappoints— the view, the sleek decor, the awesome food and friendly service! Impressed our guests who were visiting from out of town!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As always, we had exceptional service! Mariah was attentive & knowledgable, while the Manager on Duty, Gerald was engaging as well. The hostesses were delightful on 11/28 (I did not catch their names, but were two ladies). The menu had certainly changed from our last visit and was more streamlined, but kept the fan favorites.

Looking forward to our next experience!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a very relaxing & enjoyable meal at Monterey Bay!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Phenomenal in every way! First class service and food to die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had an awesome w experience. Our waiter, Mark, was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and made several recommendations.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I took our daughter and her boyfriend out to dinner. He was not too familiar with Pittsburgh, so what better place to get the bird's eye view! We were seated downstairs in the dining area off the bar at a window seat since no windows were available upstairs. It was a beautiful table and the dinner was excellent. Our waitress was fine, but seemed a little green, late on the bread, and never refilled the wine, but overall that wasn't a big deal. great night as usual at Monterrey Bay.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Dinner and Excellent Service!!! From management to our server everything was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I took a friend who has never been to Mt. Washington. Service and food was outstanding yin every way. Keep up the great work.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. John our server was outstanding - his recommendations on all courses of the meal were wonderful as well as his attention to detail. The view of the city was one to remember.
John made our meal and experience a night to remember.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The appetizers and desserts were excellent and greatly contributed to the quality of the meal though my problem was the main entree. I don't mind if the portion size is small but the fish I had (Chilean Sea Bass with Chimichirian (spelling?) preparation) was not that good at all. Eat bite literally tasted like nothing, literally nothing. There may have been light herb taste to the fish but for the most part, it was very tasteless. I could have gotten something way better from Olive Garden for way less.

My friends thought similar thoughts with their fish and crab cakes. Seriously we may not come back here because the food was so disappointing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This place never disappoints! Absolutely love coming here to eat, and it’s worth every dime.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Had a great time celebrating my daughter’s 17th birthday. Best crab cakes we’ve ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The view was exceptional. The food was perfectly prepared. We ordered the Grouper, Swordfish and Crab cakes. The side portions were substantial for sharing.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

My birthday experience was great!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Best crab cakes in the city. My husband didn't show for dinner, but the waiter made me feel like it was ok to enjoy my birthday dinner by myself.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a favorite place for a special occasion. The restaurant decor is beautifully understated, and the views, even if not sitting directly next to a window, are gorgeous. The food is excellent, if a bit pricey. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and, my favorite part, do not rush you through your meal by bringing the next course as you are still chewing the current course! The lounge on the lower level is also a great place for a cocktail and conversation, either before or after your meal. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. The ambiance and view were spectacular (especially on Pittsburgh's Light Up Night!); the food was delicious; and the service was attentive and friendly. A memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you're looking for an awesome evening out, Monterey Bay is the place to go. My wife and I haven't been there since the remodel and it is, quite frankly, stunning. Wow! The interior looks awesome.....just like it should for such a superb restaurant. Food and service were top notch as well. Ask for Holly....she is wonderful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, scenic view great service and food! A must see!

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great birthday dinner

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Awesome service from the wait staff, they were fantastic and friendly and made the evening super enjoyable. View and ambience is always fantastic as well. The food wasn’t amazing, I’d say about 25% of what we ordered tasted worth the price. But frankly I come here more for the nostalgia, the view and the customer service, especially if someone hasn’t been to pittsburgh before.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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