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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, PA

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

4.8
4.8
7212 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Thank you for considering Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-4414

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edwin Smith

  • Private party facilities

    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto offers private dining for a wide range of events, including but not limited to, birthdays, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. We work to ensure that your event is one to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Torey Gricks: (844) 448-4556

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Washington

  • Cross street

    Sweetbriar Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is $8.00 per car

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,212 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Romantic

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for scenic views

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Romantic

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable. He definitely made my wife’s birthday a very special night! We will only eat at his table from now on.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brent was fabulous as our server! He made our special night wonderful!
  3. A

    Ahmed

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We used to dine there a lot. This time food was below average Will consider another restaurant next time
  4. NS

    NSQ3

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  5. SW

    SamW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. You can't beat the view and the food is always amazing.
  6. A

    Ashley

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Excellent service, delicious food and amazing views!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The view was incredible, definitely recommend going for sunset. Our waiter (Nick) was very attentive and helpful, he gave us great recommendations and made sure we were enjoying ourselves! The food was absolutely spectacular. Definitely a special occasion dinner, but absolutely worth it!
  8. P

    Pittsburgher

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was very good. Prices are a bit higher for the portion sizes.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night! Delicious food and great service as always!!!
  10. JL

    JimL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely view, very good service and a good menu. A great place to celebrate a special birthday
  11. f

    foodieleigh

    Coastal Georgia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cake and lobster was cooked perfectly and, although I was uncomfortably full, the Angel Food Grilled Cheese was next level of deliciousness!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All stellar, spent the best night and celebrated the best birthday! Thank you to the staff, it was amazing, and to John in particular for his kindness and warm personality!
  13. TS

    TimS

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We go there for the same things all the time . Calamari.Oysters crab cakes and angel food dessert. The crab cakes were cold the first time we went back and then , got another set of them and they was like still raw in middle. They did take them off of bill . But I think when they mess the the same thing 2 times the whole bill should be credited??? It’s was a special date night for us and it still was a nice date night . But the main course kinda sucked !!! Sorry .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place to have my birthday dinner with my friends! It was an absolutely beautiful view! The service & the food was amazing. You must get the grilled cheese angel food cake— best dessert I’ve ever had!
  15. TS

    ToniS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received from Nick and Jen made this a true fine dining experience. The food of course was amazing. I am gluten free and the menu was extremely accomadating, they even had gf rolls (best I've ever had) which is a rarity at most restaurants. We were celebrating a special occasion with our daughter and the extra amenities that were offered pushed this up to the next level of dining. We had such a nice overall experience and will definitely return and recommend. I can't emphasize enough how delighted we were, especially since post covid, most dining experiences have been sub-par. Well worth the money and I rarely walk away with that feeling.
  16. CN

    ClareN

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been coming to Monterey Bay every year for our anniversary since 2012, it’s the only time we come as it is our tradition. Something about this particular year though was so special. Everyone we interacted with was a joy to be around, so professional but yet still personable. The food was absolutely immaculate this year, it’s never been bad but it was just out of this world this time around. My husband got the Chilean Sea Bass and we both agreed it was the absolute best fish dish either of us have ever had, and definitely in our top 3 of fancy dishes we’ve had. The chimichurri is so refreshing you don’t want the dish to end. And the music was really on point this night as well. The whole evening was just completely wonderful, we can’t wait to come back next year.
  17. B

    Bbitsme

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, the halibut was so delicious, and best Calamari I have ever had!! Tremendous view! Five stars all around!
  18. JG

    JoshG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great, price could be a little better.
  19. BD

    BrittanyD

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong with a reservation at Monterey Bay! The service was top-notch and the food was even better. We were sat in Jeremy’s section and he was a fabulous server. We had the calamari appetizer and it was the best calamari in the city. The crabcakes were delicious with minimal filler and the grilled cheese dessert is truly world-class. We can’t wait to visit again and hope to dine with Jeremy when we do as he made the experience that much better.
  20. RC

    RussellC

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very beautiful setting. We were lucky to get a window seat and the view is amazing! Our server who was French was outstanding and gave great recommendations. We tried most of his recommendations and he was spot on. I passed on his one recommendation and ordered a dish he cautioned me about and I should have listened. My wife had Sea Bass and loved it! I had Halibut and unfortunately the fish was covered with so much sauce that it overwhelmed the fish. The sauce was good but way to much. The bread and the Fried Green Tomato’s were outstanding! We had a nice bottle of Prosecco and the grilled cheese desert is out of this world. This is a first class restaurant so expect to pay for this excellent dinning experience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a retirement. The seafood was fresh and expertly prepared, with a variety of options to choose from. The service was attentive and friendly, making for a pleasant and enjoyable meal. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for great seafood and a fantastic view of the city. 5 stars!
  22. AG

    AndrewG

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent - everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful - congrats to the leadership and their training. The food was tasty - nothing memorable but flavorful and well prepared. Cocktails were a little on sweet side for us but that is personal taste, although my man-hattan was excellent. What really makes the night is the view - even in the middle of winter Pittsburgh by night is wonderful. So while a little on the pricey side for what you get, it was my wife's birtday and this is a great special occasion restaurant. We will be back.
  23. WA

    WileyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proposed to my fiancé there last night and the service was great and friendly! Food was amazing! Views you can't beat! Left the building a fiancé and super full!
  24. DF

    DebbyF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful as always. Service and food was outstanding.
  25. TE

    ThomasinaEliza

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Lobster Mac and Cheese is amazing! The Angel Food Grilled Cheese is a must! Great ambience and awesome view.
  26. SL

    StefaniaLVS

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent our anniversary here, and although the weather did not cooperate to have a nice view (since it was foggy and rainy and you could only see clouds), the service and food made up for that. The experience was outstanding, and we had our dessert for free because of our anniversary. We had the crab cakes as an appetizer and the Big eyed salmon as the main course; both were exquisite! Definitely, the best place for seafood there is in Pittsburgh!
  27. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. We will certainly be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect setting, food, and atmosphere for a wonderful dinner date.
  29. BE

    Bite2Eat

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food, service, atmosphere and attention to detail. My top recommendation in town! All of the staff go out of there way to make our evening memorable each time we dine there! On this visit: Nick, our host and Jessie, our server both made our evening special. Thank you
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was simply incredible. The delicious food, the excellent service, the amazing view. Our evening tops my list of best nights ever.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot beat the experience at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto! The view is spectacular. The food is top notch and the staff makes you feel like family. Our waitress, Rachel took extreme care from start to finish and made celebrating my wife’s birthday extra special. The general manager, John made sure we were accommodated early right against the window with a great view!
  32. LG

    LarryG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening celebrating our daughters white coat ceremony! Thanks for making it so special!
  33. JA

    JoeA

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Won’t be disappointed. Excellent
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Professional staff 3 of the 4 meals were spectacular. Pork tenderloin was very salty.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous experience. Food was fresh and delicious and perfectly prepared; service (Joe and Nick) was gracious and well-informed, above and beyond. THIS is what excellence is all about . 5 🌟 in every dimension 👏👏👏👏👏
  36. MW

    MattW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful space. Wonderful service. The food was fantastic.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal and the food was delicious. The view also can’t be beat.
  38. M

    Momdoc

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every visit to Pittsburgh must include a dinner at Monteray. The service, food and ambience are consistent and always make our evening thoroughly enjoyable.
  39. t

    too2tica

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother had the best birthday dinner
  40. LM

    LMT77

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hanging out with my BFF.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-4414.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington is rated 4.8 stars by 7212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

1411 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sweetbriar Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is $8.00 per car

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edwin Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-4414

  • Private party facilities

    Monterey Bay Fish Grotto offers private dining for a wide range of events, including but not limited to, birthdays, rehearsal dinners or corporate events. We work to ensure that your event is one to remember.

  • Private party contact

    Torey Gricks: (844) 448-4556

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