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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.7
4858 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(412) 481-4414
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Heather Deraway
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sweetbriar Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is $7.00 per car
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.

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What 4858 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We love this restaurant but it was a bit 'off' this past visit. Too loud, service a bit slow, and the food, which is usually 'over the top' good, was overcooked and dry. Oh well, can't always be the best.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and drinks are great. Tracy was the best server

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an absolutely marvelous dinner. Beautiful restaurant, stunning view with a bonus gorgeous sunset !!!! The food was delicious, good size portions, perfectly prepared, without a long wait. Our waitress Mandy was super friendly, very helpful with the menu and even took our picture for a special momento :o) We were there to celebrate my birthday and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic evening. Everyone who visited the table was very personable and made us feel at home. We will definitely be back and would recommend as a must visit destination spot in Pittsburgh !!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto delivered more than expected! I have been there several times and every time I go, I am anxious to return. Our waitress was delightful! The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent! The view was spectacular.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I chose Monterey Bay for a special dining experience for our 32nd wedding anniversary. Everything was superb. Fantastic crab cakes and salmon for our entrees. Great service and a very friendly and professional staff. And the view of Pittsburgh from the top of Mt. Washington could not be better. Awesome from start to finish!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I felt like the service was a little intrusive. My husband and I were interrupted so many tines by the server and the mgr asking us questions. There is an art to checking in with customers. It kind of ruined the what should have been relaxing experience for us. Great view and good food!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Everything was perfect from start to finish from our appetizers, meals, drinks, and dessert! Our server was very attentive and made great suggestions.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Fantastic meal...fantastic service!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We had friends from Las Vegas in town who had not been to Pittsburgh in quite some time, and, since we had experienced the view from the bar before, we were able to get a table for the 5 of us in a great location, Karin T's service was fantastic, and our food was delictible!
This a "must visit" anyone who wants to experience all of the above!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I have been coming here for years. It is always a superb dining experience.
Excellent dining, service, and views.
I will come back soon.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We love this restaurant. However the last two times we’ve been there, the service was so-so and our dinners were luke warm by the time they reached our table. Hoping things can get resolved. It’s a very high priced menu which means service and food should be superb.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The restaurant has a breathtaking view that makes it perfect for special occasions. Food is tasty. My only suggestion would be that they had more wait staff. Our waitress was very good, but she was manning several tables so we did not get our order taken until a good 15-20 minutes after being seated. Also to even get water took quite a bit of time. This seemed too long of a wait for such a high end restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everyone was so welcoming! The entire staff treated us so special for our anniversary!! Timing was impeccable and the food was incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Monterrey Bay is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh and we always bring out of town visitorsand family for dinner. We love thhe food, view and fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Delicious food and amazing wait staff! The view of the city is also fantastic.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. As Pittsburgh residents, we had lots of fabulous dining options but chose Monterey Bay because of the great food, excellent service and the spectacular view.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a couple of people in our group with dietary restrictions so the server had to ask the kitchen staff and get back with us. Other restaurants the chef would come out and make recommendations. Our food choices were great and the chocolate flourless cake is a must. Good wines and amazing views of the city. Always enjoy visits to Monterey.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was absolutely wonderful and so delicious!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent food, stunning vistas, and creative desserts. A first-class restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fish dishes were fresh and presented well. Waitress very attentive. GREAT scenic views of the city. We will return when in town.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a great table with a view of the City Of 3 rivers. A great meal of lemon Sole. The service provided by Marquee was special. She added so much to our delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great restaurant and great service. The entire party enjoyed their food.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food, great service and a wonderful view! Definitely one of the best spots in Pittsburgh. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

75th Birthday. Couldn’t have been better!! Server and food were top notch. Very intimate table. Hadn’t been here since it was Christopher’s. Cannot imagine a better special occasion venue. Ahi tuna perfect. Crab cakes best outside of Baltimore. Creole dish with scallops, shrimp, sausage, and cheesy grits a real hit. Add a bottle of Schug Pinot Noir and save room for dessert!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Outstanding service...........great atmosphere. Very happy we went for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We came for the view, which is fantastic, but the food is excellent as well. Service was good and food came quickly, although it was quite busy. Only negative is we had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table although we had a rrservation.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The Big Eye tuna sashimi style remains a favorite, and I still think the crab cakes are great. I always want to branch out and try other things but these are so good we share them every time! Service was excellent, too. Tracey was a wonderful server.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Overall great experience. A little too much service for my taste but other than that, great food, best dinner view in the Burgh!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fantastic view of the three rivers. Staff was great. Food was excellent and there was a great drink selection. First time there and very impressed. This place is worth putting on the list of dinner places if you are in Pittsburgh.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The last time I was at Monterey Bay was three years ago and I remember have a very tasty crab stuffed shrimp. This particular visit was a bit disappointing. The menu seemed to be different but I had crab and my husband had the special of surf and turf. He did not like the steak as some unusual seasoning was used. His lobster cake was just adequate. For the cost of this meal, I was a bit disappointed !

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a great meal. The service was perfect. The food was fantastic

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

View was great but the food prices and portions were poor

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Out of this world views - even at a "regular" table. Friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent seafood - especially the lobster bisque and crab cakes!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

First time there, was an excellent experience and will definitely come back and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Monterey Bay has always been one of our family favorites especially when we are in the mood for great seafood (the best in the Burgh!) but hadn't been there for about 2 years. The table layout changed a bit as did the menu, but the ambiance, service, food quality and creativity is still the same -- Excellent!

We won't wait that long again to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great service with a great view. Food also great

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

An otherwise elegant dinner got off to a weak start when we were seated by what I'm guessing was a busboy who was not dressed well - half untucked black tee shirt, no eye contact, seemed unsure where our table was. However, our actual server did a good job, really knew the menu and kept the right balance between checking on us and being unobtrusive.
Food is good but very, very pricey. Not a good value versus Altius.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Amazing food. Wonder family celebration for two birthdays and our anniversary. A favorite every year! Our server was very helpful (Anna) and everyone had a memorable evening! And get the crab cakes!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our food and service was tremendous. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and they provided us with dessert and coffee. Our waitress was amazing, the manager was amazing and the food was amazing. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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