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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
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had special tuna dish, and I some sushi. The other couple had Crabcakes. The service was very good. And the view is great !

Thank Cass C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location. Great views. Service was good. We brought a two year old and it was fine. The music was on the louder side so it was a good place to take a child as opposed to a very quiet dining room. That said, this is no child's restaurant. It's fine dining. It's very nice. I will say that the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts and feelings about your experience with Monterey Bay. Please call me at the restaurant when you get time. Danny Van Wie Manager and Certified Sommelier Monterey Bay Fish Grotto 1411 Grandview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Phone: (412) 481-4414 More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Monterey Bay 9/30/16 for my birthday and reported here some issues. The management invited me back with an offer of appetizers, entrée and dessert. My husband and I were the guests of Assistant Manager Danny Van Wie. We had a quiet table in a small dining room with a spectacular view of the city. Mr. Van Wie stopped... More 

Thank Bonnie D
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood restaurant. Ambiance on the top of Mt. Washington is a great experience. I have eaten dinner at this restaurant on numerous occasions and I have always had good service, great food. Always a good choice.

Thank Michelle A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location! Great view! Excellent kitchen and very good vine. My family and friends gathered in 'Incline' private room to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday. Everything was closed to perfect. Mom and rest of us had a lot of good time, food, and drinks. Thank you.

Thank mzakin
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is first rate in every way. Lots of different choices of fresh fish, well prepared, beautifully plated. The views are amazing, dining room lovely and comfortable, service first rate. In general prices are reasonable although everything is a la carte so having to order sides does add a bit to the cost, and cocktails are expensive but excellent... More 

Thank Charles A
Franklin, Virginia
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view was spectacular to go along with outstanding service and then there was one of the best fish dinners anywhere.I had the Bronzillo whole fish.My first bite was wonderful then I realized there was no bones,they had all been removed and fish reassembled to look like the whole fish.Quite the touch.

Thank raysquay
Indianapolis, IN
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at this restaurant for a corporate event. Location is gorgeous - cliff top overlooking the city. High ceilings, all glass, elegant. We filled the entire restaurant with everyone milling about, yet the staff never missed anyone that needed a drink or special need. Everything was served in a timely matter. Cold food was cold, hot food was hot... More 

Thank agioe
New England
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

To begin with, the service was excellent. Not only was the wait staff attentive, but the manger personally checked in several times during the meal.The appetizers were all excellent. There was not one complaint about any of the dishes the people at the table ordered, and the sides were incredible. The chipotle creamed corn was a particular standout. Also, while... More 

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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is huge - big, open space with tons of windows and sunshine. Although wide open, it's on at least two planes. More formal - servers are informed, reserved and professional. It seems a little out of the past (like a supper club), except bigger. That's not a bad thing - just a little different than what you normally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Sushi, American, Seafood
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?