About Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
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.
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lounge: 4:30pm Daily
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is $6.00 per car
Private Party Facilities:
Private party options are available
Private Party Contact:
Tiffany Sines: 4124814414x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington Ratings and Reviews
We had an excellent dinner with excellen ...
We had an excellent dinner with excellent service on Father's Day. Thanks for an outstanding experience!
Food and service was great. No shrimp c ...
Food and service was great. No shrimp cocktail on menu and would not recommend ordering. Rest of experience was great.
The view of the Golden Triangle and conf ...
The view of the Golden Triangle and confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers is wonderful from any point on Mt. Washington, but when you eat at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, you get one of the best views from the ridge along with incredible atmosphere, superior food and service. We arrived, were immediately seated on the balcony, and had drink orders placed within five minutews. I suggest you try the Black Coffee Manhattan and the Ginger Pear Martini! Our appetizers were calamari with peppers, onions and a sweet mango cilantro dipping sauce, and Ichiban - small chunks of mahi, salmon and ahi on sticks with an ancho chili aioli that was a perfect accompaniment for the fish. We splurged on soup and enjoyed the lobster bisque, pieces of claw meat and cream over which the bisque broth was poured - and delicious. Our dinner orders were yellow fin tuna (wrapped in bacon and prepared with a port wine reduction), and striped bass prepared with a granola crust, apple, andouille and chutney. Healthy, large servings of each. We added sides of gratin potatoes and chipotle creamed corn - portions big enough for two or more - and left completely satisfied, with a to-go bag that was enough for another meal! Atmosphere, scenery, service, and incredible food makes Monterey Bay Fish Grotto a definite stop for us when we're in Pittsburgh!
Outstanding view and atmosphere; food ve ...
Outstanding view and atmosphere; food very good, but not up to standard considering the price
This was our first time at Monterey Bay ...
This was our first time at Monterey Bay but truly not the last!!!!! I eat out often and have eaten at a lot of places across the country, and this is the first place I've been that everything was excellent!!!! There wasn't one thing that you could say was better than another for all was excellent!!! Though it is pricey I believe it was worth it!!!! Will truly return to try something different and see the city at night from the awesome view that you get !!!!! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Waitress was excellent. Food was outsta ...
Waitress was excellent. Food was outstanding. We had a great time enjoying the beautiful view.
Very enjoyable as usual. My wife and I c ...
Very enjoyable as usual. My wife and I celebrate our anniversay here annually. Great atmosphere. The Chilean Sea Bass Parmesan style and crab cake (3 fish app) is always put top choice. Thank you for always making our day very special. We will continue to visit here for years to come
We had an absolutely amazing experience. ...
We had an absolutely amazing experience. Everything about it was fantastic, from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. Michael, our server went above & beyond, & ensured that we had a great night & that our son had a very special 14th birthday. Thank you to the entire staff. I highly recommend going here for the food, the service & of course the view!
The view was absolutely stunning. It wa ...
The view was absolutely stunning. It was a fantastic place to celebrate our anniversary and the meal was delicious. The Angel Food Cake Grilled Cheese Sandwich was divine, best dessert I have ever tasted.
We celebrated my husbands 40th birthday ...
We celebrated my husbands 40th birthday there. He loves everything about the city of Pittsburgh and I knew he would love the view. The crab cakes are delicious and will be going back for more! We also shared the grilled angel food cake dessert and it was worth and extra day in the gym!
Everything was truly excellent. The foo ...
Everything was truly excellent. The food, the service and the view were fabulous. Will definitely go back if ever in Pittsburgh again.
Dining on top of an 8 story building at ...
Dining on top of an 8 story building at the top of Mt Washington provided an outstanding view of the confluence of 3 rivers and of downtown Pittsburg. The wine list was substantial, but maybe priced on the high side. The fish is flown in from around the world daily so it is fresh and tender. The angle food toasted cheese desert shouldn't be missed.
The service was excellent as well as the ...
The service was excellent as well as the food. Rather pricey!
We went on a Wednesday night to celebrat ...
We went on a Wednesday night to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was full and very noisy. Unfortunately we did not have a table facing the city to enjoy the view. The service was excellent, the food was top shelf and there is an excellent wine list. The general manager greeted us and was very personable. This is a pricey restaurant but the quality of the food and excellent service creates value.
Loved the whole experience. The view w ...
Loved the whole experience. The view was amazing. The restaurant overlooks the city ofPittsburgh from MtWashington. Service excellent, food delicious. My only criticism is that I ordered the special and neglected to ask the price. It was delicious but much moreexpensive than I would have imagined
To show off the beauty of Pittsburgh fro ...
To show off the beauty of Pittsburgh from the Heights there is no better place. The service was very good. The food was not what I would expect for such a high end venue. My fish was dry the asparagus I cook better at home the brussels sprouts were scrumptious. I think everybody enjoyed their meal we didn't ask them how they liked it. Because it was such a special occasion for our family and we all loved that, I was very pleased. Just disappointed in the fish .
Great view, and fantastic food. Make sur ...
Great view, and fantastic food. Make sure to bring some cash; it's pricey but worth every cent.
We were celebrating my mom's 80th birthd ...
We were celebrating my mom's 80th birthday. From the valets to the wait staff - everything was great. Mom needs a walker and everyone was very helpful in getting her from the elevator to the table. Even though we were not sitting in the bottom at the windows - we had a beautiful view of the city on the second level of seating. Our waiter Mike was great. His knowledge of the menu was great and his recommendations were right on. All of the food was very good. We enjoyed the shrimp, swordfish, yellow fin tuna and salmon as well as the brussel sprouts. The dessert that came out with the candle for mom's bday was a nice touch. Thanks for helping make the occasion very special.
Good night out
Went out for my girlfriends birthday. Service was good. We arrived early and were able to sit early. Server was really professional. The scene was great even though we were not directly at a window. Food was good.
Good Food, Regular Service
Comparing with same level restaurants in the area, the service was quite poor, they pour water in our glasess, We were drinking sparkling water, we have to wait more than 15' when we re-order bread, we have to send it back the coffe because was cold, all were minor things but not acceptable for that level of restaurant.
RETIRED USAF OFFICER
MY EX-WIFE AND I HAVE RECONNECTED AFTER 36 YEARS AS CLOSE FRIENDS. WE FOUND EVERYTHING TO BE EXCELLENT. SHE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE VIEW, THE MEAL AND THE HELPFULNESS OF THE WAITER. OUR WINDOW SEATING WAS SUPERB AND MAGICALLY DELIGHTED US AS THE DAY TURNED TO NIGHT. THANK ALL OF THE STAFF FOR A VERY DELIGHTFUL EVENING.
Monterey Bay Stunning View and Exquisite Taste
Parmesan encrusted halibut in lemon cream sauce and crabcakes were divine. Best of all the Angel Food "Grilled Cheese" dessert.
Much better prior to renovation. Now bec ...
Much better prior to renovation. Now becoming very over priced for what you get.
Always the Best!
This is a restaurant that makes everyone's experience special- any age, any group- if they can do it for you, they will, with the best view in the entire city.
Shane was a great waiter!! We had a grea ...
Shane was a great waiter!! We had a great time
The service was less than expected for the price. Had empty alcohol and regular beverages for most of the meal. Slow. Waited a long time for dessert menus and even longer for check. Like we were forgotten about. The food was good. Just ok. If the service was better, maybe worth the price, but overall the experience was lack luster. Hate to say it, but it was better back in the day.
For a first timer I was not excepting to take an elevator to the top of the building and be immersed by the city view which was fantastic! The waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu and suggested wonderful meals. The price definatly fit the food and it was perfect for the birthday event. The sushi was out of this world, thebcrab cakes were on point! The striped bass was perfect but I would suggest getting a different style other than monteray for that type of fillet. Other then that it was great!
We went here for a date night and the food was outstanding. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is of course known for their fish and the chef does not disappoint. The view of the city is the best and they have terrific staff who attend to your needs very well.
My family came from out of town to visit for a few days, so i wanted to take them somewhere very unique to Pittsburgh. My boss recommended Monetery Bay. Wow, I'm pretty sure my family was impressed, and that the experience was just as I imagined it would be! The views of the 3 rivers and the city are second to none. Service was attentive & friendly without being annoying. We took our time ordering so we could just chat & enjoy our time together. I have to say that our server was very accommodating and never rushed us to order, but she did give great appetizer/dinner suggestions! The food came out in good time, but appetizers & entrees were timed nicely, not right on top of each other. We had the crab cake & lobster bisque appetizers. Big thumbs up on both. I had the sword fish with chimichurri finish, AMAZING! Everyone else seemed to really enjoy their entrees as well; especially the brussels sprouts & chipotle corn. For dessert we ordered the peach cobbler cheesecake, it was good, but nothing to rave about. I really wish I had tried the signature dessert (angel food grilled cheese!), but there's always next time. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and we will definitely be back!
Good service, i didnt like an item and didnt even say anything and the manager removed it. Excellent view and better food then the lemont
Spectacular view with sweet friendly service.
Perhaps the most pleasing view I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was very good. The staff was a perfect mix of friendly and thoughtful. Two floors - each with it's own ambience.
Everything from food to service is impec ...
Everything from food to service is impeccable. I recommend the Halibut, crab soup, and brussel sprouts. Always a great dinner!
We were visiting from Cleveland for Memo ...
We were visiting from Cleveland for Memorial Day weekend. We had reserved online and requested a table by the window . When we arrived all tables by the window were taken and I must say the lady at the entrance was not very welcoming which put me off at first . We were then shown to our table and were introduced to our server Andrew , who I must say by far is the best server I have ever had the unique experience of meeting. He rearranged our table so we face the windows and have a fabulous view of the city. He then helped us with our menu selections and made excellent suggestions and finally served us our dessert. The food was good very well prepared I had the honey lime salmon which might have been cooked a bit too rare for my taste but still was good. My fiancé had the paramesan halibut which was phenomenal. We had Creme brûlée for dessert which was delicious and came with a very moist buttery sugar cookie on top. Our experience overall was great and made superb by this very nice man Andrew. It is the little things he did and the little details he tailored do that made the night so enjoyable. We enjoyed chatting with him between courses and he genuinely turned the night around. Should we visit Pittsburgh again we would definitely come back and ask for Andrew. Everyone should ask for Andrew !!!
Very impressed. As a young diner, my boyfriend and I often find that the service at more upscale restaurants is lacking. Moslty because the staff thinks (I assume) we are too broke to tip well. Can be very frustrating as this isn't the case. I was impressed by the attitude of our server who was professional, but friendly. She spent extra time chatting with us at the end of our meal when she found out we were looking to relocate to PGH. The view was gorgeous, especially with the thunderstorm that was rolling in. The food was high quality and perfectly prepared. I would surely recommend this for a special occasion or date night.
Monterey Bay was a special treat for my family
The food was memorable with the view of the city of Pittsburgh makes it one place not to miss when visiting. The service was superb with minimal waiting time.
The food and atmosphere was wonderful, ...
The food and atmosphere was wonderful, it would be hard to pick one thing that was the very best. From the moment we stepped off the elevator we were treated as if we were family. The food and service was exemplary, Andrew was great! When they didn't have the vintage of wine we wanted the manager suggested a great alternative. He even gave my husband a tour of their extensive wine selection. It was awesome! One of our all time favorite eating experiences in Pittsburgh.
Wonderful food, ambiance, and servers were superb!
Of course everyone goes for the view. You cannot beat the beauty of Pittsburgh at night. However, the fish menu is varied and everything I and my guests ate was delicious. Especially like being able to have fish prepared in either of the suggested ways on the menu or picking another preparation from another entree. Servers did an excellent job without being intrusive. Great for special occasion or just taking friends from out of town.
The meal was excellent, service was impe ...
The meal was excellent, service was impeccable and the view is the best in the city !!!
Fantastic atmosphere, excellent service ...
Fantastic atmosphere, excellent service and great food.
Great food & scenery!
Our waiter Chad was awesome. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and he made them memorable! Would recommend him to all who go there!
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