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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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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 $7.00 per car
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington Ratings and Reviews
The last time we were here was before the remodel. Our dinner was amazing then . Well worth the price and still comment it was the best meal ever had. This time was very disappointing. Will not go back. The food is completely different. Totally overpriced for the portion and preparation. I would put it on par with eating at Bahama Breeze . We both had different version of sea bass with potato’s and asparagus. There was nothing special, unique or different to say this was a great meal- especially to the tune of over $150.00. They lost their touch. If you want the view go to the bar the next level down and hang out for drinks.
Were in town from Salt Lake City for a Steelers playoff game. Had a great experience there earlier this fall,and wanted my kids and grandkids to experience it. Were given a great table and were greeted very well by the general manager and the staff. Our server was great, and the food was excellent.
I've been here a few times and every time it's amazing! They are very accommodating , we were there about 40 minutes early for our reservation and we were still able to be seated with no issue.
My server was Anthony, he was very friendly and informative. He made great recommendations for food! Always impressed !
Their seafood is great and I enjoyed their food. The service was on a good side, but could've been better. The lobster bisque was creamy and the swordfish cooked in Cajun style was good but could've been more moist. Their grilled cheese dessert was spectacular and I would return just for that dessert.
food was good my daughters lobster was over done and so was my wife s grouper ,had oysters and crab cake appetizers and they was spot on the lobster bisque was very good .so was my creole grits and scallops and shrimp and my future son I'm law said his salmon was amazing .desert was good as well
We were here on New Years Eve, and were there at midnight.
Everything was very good, although maybe the food was a little less perfect than usual at 11 PM on New Years. The staff were great - save for our repeatedly asking the music to be turned down, and it would be, only to be blasting again in a few minutes.
This loud music made it hard to talk, and it would not have been such an issue, but it was New Years and they were blasting Christmas music. And not just Jingle Bells, but religious Christian Christmas music. This has no place on New Years Eve, and frankly in a fine dining restaurant, at this price point, has no place on any day.
As always the service was outstanding. Our server Cindy took care of everything. I was a little disappointed that the shrimp my wife ordered came with sauce even though she said she didn't want the sauce. Otherwise fantastic.
Everyone knows the reputation is seafood yet I ventured off course and ordered a steak. If you compare to other venues known for steak in Pittsburgh you would certainly rate this experience as no more than average. My date ordered the signature dish, crab cake and scallops which was outstanding.
Staffing provided a friendly and attentive service led by our waitress who was great.
For the average person the price will make this a special occasion place and not a regular dining stop.
No one can argue with the view (amazing) but during busy occasions the noise level can make a casual conversation a little more difficult.
Still should remain on your list for consideration when looking to celebrate any special occasion.
We had a good experience the food was decent. Our second server was great, our first server left us and gave a excuse as to why he was switching us to a different server said he wasnt closing, but continue to serve other tables. we felt like they were racial.
Food was wonderful. Crab Cakes and Scallops were both amazing.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the hostess who was very short tempered and not very welcoming. I asked if I could be added to the list for window seating and I was told no. I know that they take First come first serve requests for window seats for dinner service.
Once we were seated, the waitresses were super friendly, helpful, and treated us very graciously. They made the night.
Great night! We got a window table with beautiful views of the Pittsburgh. All of kids were home & wanted a special evening. Every dish from starters, main course, specials that night, sides & dessert were great. Totally worth the $$$ for the amazing cuisine. Hats off to the chef & staff. We also had amazing service. Thanks for the wonderful experience. We will be back!
We visit many restaurants in the Pittsburgh area-all price points. For Monterey Bay, the food highlights included the crab cake, sea bass, and seasonal cocktails. The low points included the adequate sides, the whole fish prep, tremendous use of soy sauce in almost every dish and the desserts. The view is the draw-see my pic. Crowd was mixed-couples, families w small kids, and groups. The waiter, Ronnie, was knowledgeable and friendly. The rest of the staff was ok-not super welcoming, but not rude either. I would give the entire experience a 87% out of 100. Not the top restaurant in Pittsburgh, but by far not the worst. It was just less than I had expected.
A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Beautiful, understated surroundings with unparalleled view of the city. Attentive service and very good food. Also, a great lounge downstairs for pre-dinner drinks. Definitely a top spot for a special occasion meal.
The service was excellent. We were seated at a window table after being told there would be a long wait. Very impressed with the professionalism of the staff. Our waiter was knowledable about every menu item. The food was amazing! Overall amazing experience and will return!
We have been going to Monterey fish grotto for 10 years in honor of every special occasion. It has the best view in Pittsburgh. The menu and wine list are fantastic. The ambience Is the perfect blend of dressy and inviting without being stuffy and pretentious. All said , it makes for the perfect go to restaurant for a special date, evening with friends or special occasion.
Disappointed that we could not get a window seat upstairs for a special occasion. We chose to go downstairs for a window seat. We were the only ones there for a while. Would have been nice if it were a romantic occasion, but it was my granddaughter's 16th birthday. Lost the ambiance. It was also frigid. Food and service was good.
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