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.View Private Dining Details
Cindy was absolutely phenomenal and we loved her. Can I have her every time?
The view was stunning!
Our waiter was very professional, personable and attentive.
The food was outstanding. We had the trio appetizer, Chilean sea bass and Brussel sprouts.
We had a wonderful dinner/evening at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. First, the fact that we were able to use Open Table was a bonus for us. We took our son to celebrate his birthday because he loves seafood. From the moment we walked in, they treated us extremely well, from the welcome at the hostess booth to meeting Tommy, our waiter! Tommy was wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone! The food was fantastic, it came out a little quick from the time we received our appetizers but we could live with it. They decorated the plate of my son's dessert which was very nice. John, the executive manager was fantastic as well. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. Oh, and did I mention, it has the most fantastic views of the City of Pittsburgh. A must try for out of towners!!! Thank you to all of the staff!
Fabulous food and ambiance. Service is excellent. Creative drinks and desserts. The seafood of course is the star. Amazing!
It was my husbands birthday and the manager, gave us the best seat in the restaurant. I did not request and it was unexpected, but the wonderful view, so very romantic. Thank you John. Holly, our waitress was very personable, knowledgeable and everything she suggested was excellent. At Christmas we ate at the Eiffel Tower, this was a far better experience than that. We will definitely return in the future.
Good food but a little too much pepper used by chef for our liking
Very slow tonight
Incredible view and service - quality food - from the first course to the dessert - exceptional
Every thing was excellent as always.Never had a bad meal there and the ambience is wonderful
Good was top of the line
Restaurant had an excellent selection of seafood. Our server's note of the crab cakes being their specialty was vaild. This spot's crab cakes are not your typical breaded and fried, but instead more like a hefty pile of crab meat, broiled to a nice crisp on the outside. Sides are family style and were excellent as well
The view is spectacular, alone worth the visit, but this is no tourist trap - the food is equally amazing! Thick cuts of good fresh fish along with quality seasonings and fitting appetizers, sides, and desserts; interesting and reasonably priced wine list, including an international red that's now our new favorite; a lovely, subtle dining room that's both comfortable and elegant. Service was friendly (though less attentive than one might expect for a higher-end establishment on a Saturday night). The perfect dinner date night, we will eagerly return for a future visit. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Meal was exquisite. View was amazing. We got a corner window table without asking. The crab cakes are the best that I have ever tasted, bar none.
Was good except their CO2 system was down and I could not get the drink I wanted
Overall, I had a good experience. The food and the atmosphere were great. I was really disappointed to find out that I was charged for a starter meal that I did not order or receive. I should’ve double checked the receipt before I left but I also expected a certain level of attention to detail from an establishment like this.
Great view and delicious crabcakes-no fillers- wanted crabcakes and looked up on trip advisor and several other sites and Monterey kept coming up as No. 1
It was great the service and food is highly recommended!
Monterey Bay was recommended to us by a friend who visits the Steel City regularly and we were not disappointed. From appetizer to dessert, our meal was great and made even better by the hilltop view of the city and topped off by Sherrie, our server. Ask for her, she's great.
We had an amazing dinner. The food quality was outstanding. Thank you for the Birthday greetings too.
Food was great, service was prompt and friendly! Overall great time!
A wonderful experience. The food was excellent. The view was amazing. The server was very good and the manager was attentive.
The view is spectacular! The service excellent. When you order salmon you get a piece of salmon. Nothing else is included for the very high price accept the bread. That salmon looked very lonely on that big plate.
Good food, not great – except crab cakes, they were great. Very, very, very long wait. 3 1/2 hours for dinner! Really expensive. Finished on a high note, dessert was fabulous.
Overall good for me. My wife noted that all the fish items appeared to be prepared the same. Maybe a little more variety is needed for the these items
Awesome Anniversary dinner!
Awesome experience every time we have the pleasure of dining at Monterrey Bay Fis Grotto. Very attenative wait staff, delicious food--we have never anything that isn't spectular, however if you like crab cakes or tuna, both are incredible. Nice wine menu as well as delicate desserts. Great view of the city from every table. It is pricey, but definitely worth it!
Great place, food is great and the view of Pittsburgh is awesome.
Great view of Pittsburgh, good food and good service, hard to beat that combination.
Place was closed. Was never informerd despite my reservation.
We will return
View of the city was wonderful
The service was friendly and prompt, even though the restaurant was packed. The food was very good and the portions were large considering the quality and cost. We only had one poor food item and that was the lobster Mac-n-cheese. The noodles were dry and the sauce was okay, but our main complaint had to do with the lack of lobster and flavor in the dish. This was quickly handled at our first inkling of distaste and was removed from the bill. Dessert was on the house since we were celebrating, so that was a nice surprise. Overall, I’d rate the place 4.5 stars, but gave it 5 stars because the ambience and view of the city is second to none. Also, the restaurant had many large parties in the restaurant and everything seemed to be as timely as our meal. Our bill (before tax) came out to $100 - We each had a drink, and shared two meals, so it’s not too bad.
Top notch food and service from start to finish. Gorgeous view.
Food was phenomenal, service was very very slow...... Server was in another world.
Were able to be seated at a window table with just a few minutes wait. As advertised
We have never disappointed here....and I don't even like fish! The fish is always fresh so there is never any "fish" smell or taste. Crab cakes are the best anywhere. Strawberry salmon has been on the menu since they opened but remains my wife's favorite. The view of course is unparalleled and the wine list is complete and is still on paper(thank you). We look forward to our return.
Very good, excellent service, the angel food grilled cheese is the best thing I have ever eaten.
We had a dinner/meeting with several out of town associates. I prefer to present Pittsburgh to first time visitors at Monterey Bay. The food is always exceptional and the view second to none.
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!
This is not our first time there. We continue to go back for the great dining experience.