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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
+1 412-481-4414
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (136 reviews)
“seafood” (85 reviews)
“angel food cake” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1411 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1165
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank KMR042
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank DanOMalley
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all is the view! It's amazing. I have never been to Pittsburg and it didn't disappoint! What a pretty city at night. This restaurant is on top of a good sized hill they call a mountain. But from up there the view is...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son attended college in Pittsburgh and over those 4 years we kept saying we were going to try Monterey Bay. He is now in grad school and we ate here last evening. We are upset we wasted 4 years on other restaurants in Pittsburgh....More

Thank Gregg C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in late after a Pirates game. They seated us right up on the windows! Wow what a site! The staff was a little puzzled as we were dressed for a ballgame not fine dinning, but they made it work. The food was a...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant in Mt. Washington is absolutely beautiful with the best view of the City of Pittsburgh. The food was good (not great) and very expensive. I had Lobster Bisque which was good. Also had Halibut which was a little bland. Had an Apple Desert...More

Thank lindafromNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a guest recently in Pittsburgh and my host took me to this restaurant for dinner. It was incredible. Great view of the city at night and superb food. A plus all the way around.

Thank aging2016
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LuAnn C
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer M | 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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