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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (138 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“angel food cake” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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1 - 10 of 822 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went the night before departing and pre-Phipps. Let me begin by saying this is definitely on the pricey side but totally worth it for the food, service and VIEW. We opted to eat in the bar as it was meant to be light dining...More

Thank MrsH0dges
Brian R, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the kind words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Brian Redinger Monterey Bay Fish Grotto Manager 412-481-4414

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner on Black Friday. Asked for window table but all were taken. Was given a table a floor up, which I personally think gave us a better view of the city. The place was very busy. Our waitress was great. We...More

Thank dapmag3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great wine, great service with a view to die for. Hidden gem. Love to visit every time we are in town.

Thank coricar221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed cocktails in the lounge, followed by dinner and dessert. The meal was fabulously displayed and cooked and all 4 of our agreed. My brother made them aware that it was my birthday, which I hadn't known, but from the time of giving our name...More

Thank work2travel_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we expected even more, but this sleek restaurant with amazing reviews, sort of under delivered. Expecting to be wowed, the sole, halibut, and even crab cakes were not very special, especially at the price point. We loved the view, but only sort of enjoyed...More

Thank kimmermc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town to visit my Pitt son for his birthday and wanted to go someplace different. You would never figure what awaits at the top of this nondescript condo building. Could be the best postcard view of Pittsburgh ! Despite having one more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has amazing views of the city. There is a vegan option on the menu which (though overpriced) was very good. I visited most recently for a business dinner (though I have dined here several times before in years past). Everyone seemed to enjoy...More

Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very deceiving from the outside , but beautiful inside! Floor to ceiling windows provide a breath taking view of Pittsburgh from the mountainside. The lobster bisque was very tasty , I recommend the CRABCAKES they definitely live up to their reputation!! A must have is...More

Thank cls2627
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good rework of the space, but the same tired menu and same tired service mean this will continue to disappoint...

Thank DanOMalley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband wanted to go to Monterey Bay and since the one in Monroeville has closed I figured okay we'll try the one downtown. Honestly the quality of food is there however the service was a little bit off for my taste. Bear in mind...More

Thank Denise N
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LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Brian R | 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!
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wvser
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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Retsnme
13 July 2016|
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Response from hummummer | Reviewed this property |
Why wouldn't you make a reservation? So long as they don't charge for a cancellation, make it! Don't leave things to chance and plan ahead is my motto, especially when it comes to good/popular places to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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