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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (88 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife recently attained a major milestone birthday, and to commemorate the event, we chose to celebrate at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto restaurant in Pittsburgh. Located at the top of Mount Washington, and affording spectacular panoramic views of the greater Pittsburgh milieu, the restaurant...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are few restaurants whose food, service and ambiance live up to the hype. The Monterrey Fish Grotto surpasses our expectations. Anytime I’m in Pittsburgh, this will be the first place I book for dinner.

Thank RobertaNYC2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a reservation for four and when we arrived were seated right away in a nice booth. Both of the men in our party found the booth to be a little tight so we asked if we could be moved to a table. The manager...More

Thank Schmoopie95
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family in for an impromptu get together. Even though our larger party assembled in the lounge area, we were treated to absolutely excellent service. Among our group we ordered a selection of house curated cocktails like a basil gimlet and rosemary and lemon...More

Thank Noirhorse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mehrzad Naz: I was expecting more of this restaurant. Our table reservation was next to the window, but the middle table was given to us, and the amount of food as we ordered whole fish was very small, it was a weekend, and we did...More

Thank Mehrzad N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is phenomenal. When we checked in for our reservation we asked about a table with a view and the hostess could not have been sweeter. She told us it would be about a twenty minute wait, she showed us to the lounge area....More

Thank JoD R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staffs, excellent location and very yummy food! The window seat is your best choice, you can view the whole city and the Baseball Stadium. The chef offered us a new dish to taste, the Lobster Pasta which is fantastic!

Thank Luosha L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic dinner, great views of the city & an excellent, attentive server. For starters we ordered the mussels & smoked salmon, both of which we liked & would recommend. We had several dinners, shrimp tagliatelle, their famous crab cakes & salmon-honey lime,...More

Thank crooney2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner at this establishment, my first trip since the have remodeled. The new décor is as amazing as the view.

Thank echapman2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We initially chose this restaurant because of its incredible views of downtown Pittsburgh. After dinner we agreed that the food rivaled the view. Highly recommended!

Thank Mike W
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Sueceezee2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very close.
LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Amanda K | Property representative |
Hi! Our dress code is upscale casual or business casual. We ask that gentlemen don't wear ripped jeans, sleeveless shirts, and hats. Other than that, you'll be fine!
1 February 2017|
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Response from fjmccarl | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, you should ask for a booth on the main dining floor. The lower floor has a bar and is an excellent place to have a drink and a view of the 'burgh!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
    (Sweetbriar Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-481-4414
Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for your affair. 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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