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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 - 21:00
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined another couple in the bar area for a pre-Valentines Day drink and decided to stay for dinner. In the bar (one floor below the restaurant) there are nice (although smallish) tables with views just as great as in the main dining room - and a bit more relaxed. If any question about what to order, please order the... More 

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

Thank you Melissa! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Bay Valentine's Day visit. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, frequent diners, say every once in a while you get that perfect meal. I can say without a doubt Monterey bay is where that happens consistently and last night was no exception. Not only the food but you are treated special from the minute the valet opens the car door. MB has recently had a menu... More 

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

Dear LD! You are so kind to share your thoughts about Monterey Bay, Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Pittsburgh
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best places to get a drink in Pittsburgh especially if you are out of town. The food is very good as well. Although this is primarily a seafood restaurant, there are several good non-seafood alternatives.

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

Thank you! Your feedback makes us proud.... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Flanders, NJ
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Pittsburgh to celebrate with our Pitt student daughter. Greeted so wonderfully by Jennifer the general manager who saw to it that we had a balcony table with a great view of the city. The tables right by the window look to have an amazing view and I would ask for that when we go back. Service is impeccable by... More 

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

Thank you! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Day visit. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

State College, Pa
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for my mother in laws 95th Birthday, and it didn't disappoint. I loved the valet parking. The view of the city is amazing. I think it's better than the view from the other restaurants along Grandview. The atmosphere is very clean and sleek and elegant. Staff is wonderful. I mentioned my mother in laws Birthday when I... More 

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

Thank you! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Day visit. Happy 95th birthday and many more to your mother.... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant. We were visiting from Hawaii and love seafood. The view was amazing! The service was really good. We had the lobster bisque, lobster tail, lobster Mac and cheese, Caesar salad and fish. Everything was delicious. My husbands fish wasn't prepared how he wanted but it was still good. We rode the trolley car up the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love the atmosphere at this restaurant. We had reservations at 8pm, we only had to wait 20 mins for our table. The guys had drinks while waiting from the lower bar. They weren't impressed by the flavor of the drinks but who really cares about that, we were there for the food. Waitress was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Thank jamiej129
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Day visit...and your input on improvements we can make is duly noted... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Hollywood, Florida
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best restaurant in Pittsburgh to celebrate. There is a valet parking and you have to take the elevator to the restaurant. The view is absolutely amazing . We mostly ordered seafood , all tasted fresh and deliciously prepared. I had the scallop andouille and it was perfect!!! I recommend the ginger pear martini and try the angel food cake... More 

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Thank Emev88
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you! Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Day visit. I love the scallop Andouille as well, a little New Orleans here in Pittsburgh... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed quiet dinner with my wife. Amazing fish, good service and always great views of downtown. Will absolutely return.

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Thank PIT867
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you! It is not everyday that our guests take valuable time to let us know their thoughts.... Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This restaurant is always delivers fantastic food and service. I have taken clients and family to lunch and dinner. Everyone truly enjoys their meal. Put this on your bucket list.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words... Our staff was beaming with pride after reading your thoughts on your Monterey Day visit. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon! Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?