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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (151 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“angel food cake” (30 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent fine dining in contemporary Ambiente with spectacular views on Pittsburgh and surroundings. Good service. Super fresh and delicious seafood. Halibut in Parmesan crust is a dream. Deserts are highly recommendable

Thank J H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected this restaurant for 33rd anniversary. Boy did we make the right choice! This place was fabulous. Food, service, ambiance, view of Pittsburgh skyline and rivers… Everything was perfect or near perfect.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the incline up and enjoyed the short walk to the restaurant. They did an excellent job arranging tables so that everyone has lovely city views. There’s great variety of food and preparations as well as inventive cocktails and a lot of wine choices....More

Thank merikayp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because of it's reputation for good food and great view. Valet parking on arrival was uneventful. We were seated by a window and the view did not disappoint. The server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The menu offered many seafood...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the incline up and walked just a short distance to the restaurant. Everything we had tasted wonderful. Service was top notch. Amazing view of the city & rivers, especially when a thunderstorm comes through!!

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant consistently remains the best we dine at in Pittsburgh (and we try lots of them). We ate there again this week. First of all, our sever, Holly, could not have been better in her demeanor and number of visits to the table (i.e.,...More

Thank Barrett111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in South Florida where some above average chefs & restaurants are located so my expectations can be somewhat high. The view was nice, service was good but the food left a lot to be desired. My girlfriend enjoyed her crab cakes but my...More

Thank s_ejean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a milestone birthday celebration at the restaurant. The food, drinks and company were great. Knowledgeable waiter. Sides are large enough for 3 or maybe even 4 depending on how hungry everyone is. Tried the angel food grilled cheese sandwich dessert as recommended...More

Thank momofcody1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In almost all ways our dinner deserved an Excellent rating BUT for one VERY important issue, there are only so many window tables and reservations cannot be made for them. When you have a special occasion or bring guests from out of town the reason...More

Thank pghsteve
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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!
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
  • 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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