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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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Chagrin Falls
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Service was impeccable and the food was great. Not to mention the view was spectacular. The only negative was the loud table near us.

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

Lauren, Thank you for your kind words, and we will share this review with the staff. Have a terrific day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The food was excellent, with the exception of the filet and roasted vegetables off the kids menu. The kids entree was cooked to perfection, but it lacked the salt and pepper. So it was very bland. Everything else was excellent. Braised Cabbage is my favorite side.

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

Jeanne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We need to hear the good and the bad, and I apologize you a little of both. We have addressed the kids filet issue with the chef and it has been adjusted. Thank you again and we will see you soon. Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fish was dry and tasteless. Food was overpriced. Service was average. I would not return. Very disappointed with our meal. One would expect good fish from this restaurant. I asked the waitress what was really good that evening and it was expensive, dry and tasteless. Everything is ala carte and pedictable. Avoid.

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

I would like to send my deepest apologies for your recent experience at Monterey Bay. We clearly missed the mark on aspect on your visit and it is unacceptable. If you would not mind, I am curious if you recall what you ate and who your server was, so that we may correct these issues for the future. Please contact... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great appetizer of calamari! My wife had scallops and I had swordfish....both were spectacular! Then finished it off with a "grilled cheese" dessert...absolutely delicious!! And the view of the city was to die for!!! Great place for a special dinner!

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

Joe, We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your previous visit at Monterey Bay and Sakari. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we look forward to your continued business. Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

WE love Monterey Bay restaurant: excellent seafood, great view of the city (especially from the bar downstairs), fine service. When visitors to Pittsburgh ask me about my favorite restaurant, I tell them MOnterey Bay gives you the best combination of view, service, and cost in the city. A few years ago I had a problem with my outside car mirror,... More 

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

We thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We were pleased to read your kind words and look forward to your continued business. Have a tremendous day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I went to monterey bay for a work event. Have been several times in the past for work and pleasure and has been great. This time however, I ordered chicken off of the select menu and it was brought to my table mostly raw in the middle. The waiter was very apologetic and offered to get me a new one... More 

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1 Thank LoveTheBeach415
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We were appalled reading your review. This is unacceptable and we cannot apologize enough for your last experience. We need to right this with you and I would personally like to speak with either over the phone or through email if that is more convenient for you. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I apologize again and I thank... More 

pittsburgh
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We recently ate at Monterrey Bay with three other couples. I had the king salmon and Alison had a filet mignon. She can't eat seafood. I love salmon and, for over $40, I expected a generous serving. When it arrived, I thought there was some mistake. It looked like an appetizer portion. There was maybe 4 ounces of salmon. It... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at Monterey Bay and Sakari. I would like to personally apologize for the subpar food you received and we should have handled this immediately. It is not only the servers responsibility to make sure everything is perfect, but the manager as well. Did a manager... More 

Pittsburgh
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The food is fantastic and the view is awesome. I've been here multiple times and have always had a great experience.

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2 Thank SteelBender74
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We always love to read when guests continue to return because of their all around experience. We look forward to your continued business and wish you a wonderful day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

Apollo, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

The menu is varied and offers great choices for diners. Food is great, servers are attentive and views are great, also. Parking can be a challenge so let the valets park your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the view.

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

Loved reading your review! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to your future visits. Have a tremendous day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The restaurant took me by surprise. The food was exquisite, the atmosphere romantic, and the view of Pittsburgh at night was stunning. We were hosting a couple from Brazil and wanted to take them somewhere special. A friend recommended the restaurant and I am so glad I made reservations and asked for a table by the window. No disappointment there.... More 

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2 Thank Kitty S
Jennifer M, Manager at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, responded to this review

We are thrilled to read you thoroughly enjoyed your recent experience. We will share this with the team of chefs, managers and serving staff. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we highly anticipate your future dining with us. Have a lovely day! Tiffany Sines Assistant Manager Monterey Bay & Sakari W: 412.481.4414 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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