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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 (106)
Special Occasion (101)
Romantic (89)
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Good for Anniversaries (86)
Good for a Date (81)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Worth the Drive (49)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Business Meals (32)
Cozy (31)
Good for Groups (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Waterfront (16)
Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (10)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 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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·Dined 3 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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·Dined 3 days ago

John was great. Awesome view!

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·Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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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·Dined 4 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 4 days ago

Excellent Valentine’s Day dinner

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 11, 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 10, 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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 (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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·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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·Dined on February 6, 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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·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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·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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My birthday

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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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 (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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Anniversary celebration. Food and service outstanding. View of Pittsburgh twilight and night was great.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service, great scenery! Will be back!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I shared a great experience dining at the Grotto. We enjoyed the view of the city and the ambiance it created. The appetizers and meals were outstanding. We will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

If you realize that you are paying for the view and ambiance and that the food is a component of that then the price is somewhat justified. Without the ambiance, the food price and quality would not support a more mundane environment. Menu is somewhat ostentatious and more show then go. Staff was great and helpful.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I can only say wow!! If there was a 6 Star category they would get it. They are 4 hrs away from where I live but I will make that drive again!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place and as usual spot on service. We had a large group and our waitress was amazing. Food was good but not great. Portions were large but food wasn’t hot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Cindy was an exceptional waitress. The veteran staff at the Grotto has been exceeding guest expectations for years, every need is anticipated. The food is amazing but when coupled with service at a superior level it makes for an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food we ordered was really average, especially from the price. My filet, ordered medium, was underdone and really medium rare, almost rare. The waitress did offer to replace, but I'm personally ok with it being under cooked (my wife would have sent it back). The accompanying lobster was a little tough but tasty. However... the manager came over and even though I said I wasn't sending it back or asking for different steak, took my entire meal from the bill, and offered my wife a free dessert (I got a free dessert as it was my birthday). This absolutely floored us, and it told me that they were not happy that I wasn't 100% happy. I plan to go back some time.
The view --- wow. We were there in the evening, and was able to look out over the city all lit up (including Heinz Field) and was spectacular. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Wexford)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The last time we were here was before the remodel. Our dinner was amazing then . Well worth the price and still comment it was the best meal ever had. This time was very disappointing. Will not go back. The food is completely different. Totally overpriced for the portion and preparation. I would put it on par with eating at Bahama Breeze . We both had different version of sea bass with potato’s and asparagus. There was nothing special, unique or different to say this was a great meal- especially to the tune of over $150.00. They lost their touch. If you want the view go to the bar the next level down and hang out for drinks.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Were in town from Salt Lake City for a Steelers playoff game. Had a great experience there earlier this fall,and wanted my kids and grandkids to experience it. Were given a great table and were greeted very well by the general manager and the staff. Our server was great, and the food was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food below average. Everything else excellent. Not sure how they can miss the mark so badly on food preparation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a group from work celebrating birthdays for the month. They seated us downstairs which was awesome. We could be a little loud and not feel so bad. The waiter was awesome and the food was perfect.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This was a great experience with many options for fish preparation. Service was wonderful. Only downside is the tables near the window are extremely close together (other table had to get up to let us out) and as such it’s noisy. But all in a great experience with a wonderful view.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I've been here a few times and every time it's amazing! They are very accommodating , we were there about 40 minutes early for our reservation and we were still able to be seated with no issue.
My server was Anthony, he was very friendly and informative. He made great recommendations for food! Always impressed !

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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