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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165 (Sweetbriar Street)
+1 412-481-4414
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Beaver, Pa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant on Mt Washington. We have had some of the best dinners ever at this restaurant. Great view of the city and be sure to ask for a window table. Make reservations for sure.

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Thank BillBHS1967
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Could thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you soon! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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285 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about 2 blocks from the top of the Duquesne Incline. On the walk we were treated to fabulous views of the city. There is a statue of George Washington and a Native American leader directly across the street from the entrance to the restaurant. There is valet parking for $6 but since we took the incline up, we... More 

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Thank Amy N
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Amy- I couldn't be more delighted to have received your kind words regarding your visit - and please do ask for me directly upon your return in a couple of weeks! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can always describe nice places, im jus not sure how to explain this. Just imagine a great taste + a great atmosphere & service , the add such a beautiful surroundings and view .. and beyond ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for the beautiful view overlooking the city, this much is obvious. The surprise is five star excellent cuisine, and a cocktail bar worthy of awards.

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Thank ruukasu0808
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Can't thank you enough for such high praise. Please do leave me know the next time you decide to indulge with us. Wouldn't be more overjoyed to insure just as wonderful of an experience! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Pittsburgh and am finding that MB is more and more our go-to for special occassion dinners. Whether it's entertaining out of town guests or celebrating a birthday, this restaurants hits on ALL key things. - Fine dining - expensive yes but always an excellent meal - Amazing views - Lively but respectful atmosphere - Despite the prices... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this place for its views and it turned out to be an awesome place for city view at night. However, the food needs marked improvement. If you charge $40-$50 for a piece of meat, you need to do some justice in terms of flavor and taste. We would not recommend this place for food, but again view... More 

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Thank Anish C
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Anish- I am sad to hear of this experience that you had with us. I would like the opportunity to not only speak with you about specifics, but also to invite you back in for a drastically different experience. Please afford me the opportunity to do so. Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 412-481-4414 More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated a birthday and going away dinner. Our waitress Tracy was knowledgeable of the menu and very attentive. We all tried something different . Bread with seasoned butter excellent. Lobster bisque, oyster Rockefeller and shrimp cocktail delicious. Swordfish melted in your mouth along with the salmon with honey/lime glaze. And of course you can't pass up Monterey's crab cakes they... More 

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Thank luvbeachs
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Can't thank you enough for sharing the kind words about your experience! There is no thanks needed for this - in that it is our extreme pleasure in serving you, and look forward to doing so again! Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 411-481-4414 More 

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience from the time we entered till the time we left. Great service, great appetizers, great drinks, phenomenal entrees and delicious desserts. We had the special oysters with cheese and breadcrumbs, swordfish and lobster tail, bottle of wine, cheese filled angel food cake and date pudding. Glad we walked there as I needed to work off all... More 

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Thank DJAGUNIC
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We couldn't be happier that you chose us to celebrate your anniversary with us! We would be extremely excited to host your return visit. Please don't hesitate to leave me know when you book another dining experience. Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 412-481-4414 More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with wife, all fish undercooked, still cold, potatoes, room temp, bread was good, mgr, nice, expensive mistake, without view would go out of business

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Thank Mike V
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Mike- I am dismayed at how you were left feeling from your experience with us. I would very much like to assure you a very different experience that leaves you with a greater sense of value. I would appreciate it if you reached out to me directly for a true VIP experience. Respectfully Nick Folino Manager Monterey Bay Fish Grotto... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The view is totally amazing, especially at night, and the food was really good; although one person ordered steak and after three tries it was still over cooked and dry for $50.00. You should get it the way you want it. With that being said, we had two waitresses for a party of twenty....one was sufficient; the other had an... More 

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Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I believe you have been in contact with one of our managers, Nick Folino? He will follow up with you on this matter.... Thank you again for the feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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