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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Deviled Eggs
Cold smoked salmon, caviar, chive
Florida Rock Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo crab, heirloom tomato, basil, tarragon, lemon vinaigrette, cocktail sauce
Crispy Calamari
Parmesan, fine herbs, lemon- garlic aioli
Hot Smoked Salmon* ^
Hickory, pink peppercorn, mustard-caper aioli, brioche toast points
Tuna Poke*
Avocado, sweet soy, scallion, spicy Japanese mayo, ginger oil, cucumber, prawn chips
Champagne Mussels
PEI mussels, basil, garlic, tomato, celery micro greens, Champagne crema
She Crab Bisque
Cream sherry, crab, créme fraiche, snipped chive
Beef Tartare* ^
Tarragon, red onion, capers, Dijon, lemon, garlic crostini
Carpetbag* (3)
Parmesan breaded, lemon, rare beef filet, black garlic
Grilled* (6)
Butter, garlic, fine herbs, panko, lemon
Apple cider mignonette, cocktail, lemon
Asian mignonette, ginger-scallion oil, chili oil
Heirloom Tomato
Shaved greens, tzatziki, white balsamic vinaigrette, smoked sea salt
Artisan Greens Salad with Chevre
Mixed greens, candied pecans, fresh goat cheese, strawberries, blueberries, passionfruit vinaigrette
Baby Iceberg Wedge
Bacon lardons, heirloom tomato, chive, sweet and sour blue cheese dressing, blue cheese
Caesar Salad^
Romaine hearts, shaved parmesan, crostini. Anchovies upon request
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.
US$20 - US$54
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to treat yourself to a special night out with a spectacular view, this is your place. The food was expensive but very good. Menu items were a la carte which was a little surprise but we had steak and seafood both and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Traveler794116
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you beat the view from the restaurant! Wonderful food- impeccable service and an added bonus when the couple at the next table got engaged. What a special evening! The carrots are to die for. The crab cakes are world class- not an ounce...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations about 4 weeks prior to our trip, confirmed days before, asked for a window seat due to the special occasion. We were promptly greeted and seated with the best window view in the restaurant. After drinks and apps, the SheCrab soup was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mlw1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last visit this restaurant was over 18 years ago before I moved away to Florida. It was a great experience then and my return visit was not at all a disappointment. After retiring from business, my children asked me which restaurant I wanted to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 106ronc
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The food has not disappointed me, ever. It is located on the top floor of a building atop Mt. Washington that overlooks the city of Pittsburgh. The elevator that takes you to the restaurant is on the outside of the building. Atmosphere is classy and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank johnskabardonis
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating a 50 anniversary the service was excellent. Fish was superb and the view was beautiful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank barbaraoh
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Our family had occasion to be in Pittsburgh for a special event. Being from out of town, the decision on where to go for a celebratory dinner was hard. After doing some research, I settled on Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, then I looked at the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Buckeye_boy_614
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

A perfect evening in Pittsburgh. After a ride up the Duquesne Incline, we took the short walk to Monterey Bay. Their cocktail lounge view is unbeatable. The servers were kind, helpful, and cheerful, and the food was delicious- every bite!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 981vickiee
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard this is was the best and I think they’re right. The view is literally second to none, the food and service were awesome. We started with the crab bisque and Dona had the crab cakes and scallops. The crab cakes are the best...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael1905
Reviewed 29 October 2018

In the past few years my husband and I have been going to another Mt. Washington restaurant for special occasions. It had been several years since we ate at Monterey Bay, but we decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. We are so glad...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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10 August 2018|
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Yes, very close.
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Amanda K | 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!
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