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.View Private Dining Details
We had a great meal. The service was perfect. The food was fantastic
First time there, was an excellent experience and will definitely come back and recommend to others.
Monterey Bay has always been one of our family favorites especially when we are in the mood for great seafood (the best in the Burgh!) but hadn't been there for about 2 years. The table layout changed a bit as did the menu, but the ambiance, service, food quality and creativity is still the same -- Excellent!
We won't wait that long again to go back!
Great service with a great view. Food also great
An otherwise elegant dinner got off to a weak start when we were seated by what I'm guessing was a busboy who was not dressed well - half untucked black tee shirt, no eye contact, seemed unsure where our table was. However, our actual server did a good job, really knew the menu and kept the right balance between checking on us and being unobtrusive.
Food is good but very, very pricey. Not a good value versus Altius.
Amazing food. Wonder family celebration for two birthdays and our anniversary. A favorite every year! Our server was very helpful (Anna) and everyone had a memorable evening! And get the crab cakes!!!
Our food and service was tremendous. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and they provided us with dessert and coffee. Our waitress was amazing, the manager was amazing and the food was amazing. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Great food great location, staff could not have been better!
We were traveling through the Pittsburgh area over our anniversary and decided to celebrate here. It was a wonderful experience! Brad, our server, was attentive and made our celebration special. The food is excellent and the view is exceptional!
This place has very friendly waiters. The view is speechless. You can't go wrong with this place.
I wish there was a better way to reserve a window seat rather than putting your name on a wait list when you arrive. That was very disappointing
This has got to be recognized as one of the top notch dining experiences of the area, primarily for the view but also with matching fine meals and service. Nothing to be disappointed with here.
We took our family for our daughters 16th birthday. My husband and I have enjoyed the dining for special occasions, but not the entire family. We were seated next to the window which was what we had hoped for her to be able to see the view of the city. Perfect!! The waitress was ok. She did not offer any wine suggestions but rather told me to look at the menu as there were descriptions written. She seemed annoyed with us. I chose a Pinot Noir and it was lovely.
Salads were excellent, sides of brussels, lobster mac and cheese and frites were all hot and flavorful and scrumptious. The fillets were all cooked to preference. Unfortunately, I ordered mussels for my entree and they were super cold,despite the scalding hot bowl they were served in, and not very flavorful, edible but not enjoyable.
what an experience! this restaurant has it all, literally...amazing views, beautiful layout, fun atmosphere, excellent food and service....
I loved everything about it, i am from nyc but if i am ever back in the area this for sure is my number 1!
went to their sister restaurant, off the hook the night before and had nothing but great things to say about them as well.
in my opinion the owners have taken a lot of thought and effort into creating something amazing and have succeeded and deserve the recognition!!
The service was very nice
The food was outstanding, the service (not that great) can be better
We need to go here more often. The food is excellent, the service just right and the view is spectacular! They gave us the corner table in the upper level for our reservation and wife's birthday!
Second time visiting there once for Anniversary and this time for Mothers Day. The food and service was excellent. Very expensive but good for special events and making an impression.
This is only the second time that we have visited Monterey Bay but have greatly enjoyed both of our meals. The first time we dined was for my husband's birthday in February and the second was for Mother's Day. The staff has gone above and beyond with their service and attentiveness to our needs - but definitely not to the point of being in our way! And each time the dinners have been amazing! I do not like any seafood at all, so it is a pleasant surprise for me that I have never noticed an overwhelming odor of fish!! And also that I received my steak well done, not burnt, and so tender that I almost did not need a knife! We will be visiting again on May 30th for our anniversary. We are so happy to have found our new special restaurant!
Service was great. Filet ordered well done but was served very rare.
Excellent food, wonderful view, great service!
All of the 5 stars I've given in the past I take back. Monterey Bay is truly exceptional.
Excellent as always Food an service are neve disappointing
The food was delicious and the servers were friendly and attentive. They prepared the steak in a way that was not on the menu per a request from one person at our table. We were there for a graduation dinner and she appreciated that they congratulated her by name and treated her special. It was a wonderful evening
There were four of us there to celebrate our daughter graduating from Duquesne.
First off, the view was awesome. It was really a cool set up, which by itself made it worth the trip. We took the Duquesne Incline up so it was fun. Our server, Holly, was really great at her job. She was attentive, funny, and just really sweet. If the restaurant reads this I hope they recognize her for her efforts.
We started with the seafood trio app, which included a few shrimp, a few pieces of high end fish, and a crab cake. It was all very tasty and the perfect app to split between 4 people. I had the crab cake & scallop entree. The crab cake was as good as expected as they call it their specialty. It was full of crab meat with very little filler. The scallops, which by the way are my favorite seafood, were cooked and spiced perfectly. The other dishes were the Barramundi, which was spiced nicely in a style recommended and cooked to perfection. It melted in your mouth. Lastly, we had the salmon prepared Caribbean style. It was delicious.
Awesome. Food and service were exceptional. We will return when we are in the area again.
Great food and variety of main courses and accompaniments. Excellent service with the "customer first attitude."
The view is remarkable from the restaurant and the food is fabulous.
My husband and I treated my mother for her 88th Birthday. The entire staff were so accommodating and the food was over the top. A perfect evening.
Solid menu of well prepared seafood choices. We both had crab cakes, myself with scallops and my husband with shrimp and we had a side of sauteed greens. Side was enough for four people! We split a chocolate latte like a lava cake, which was heaven. Bill was around $100 before tax or tip with no drinks so it is pricy. But the ambiance, view, Frank Sinatra tunes, and food are all part of the price.
Paying for the view.
Wife ordered Salmon... portion was small, and not prepared the way she wanted it.
Courteous and professional from start to finish. Wait staff very knowledgeable and spot on recommendations. Picked this restaurant for the view and menu options. The view and the food both were top notch. Thomas went the extra mile for our anniversary dinner and presented us with a personalized dessert! Thank you and we will be back.
Took my eight year old granddaughter, Lily, on a dinner date to her favorite restaurant. As always we had a great dinner and great service and a beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh. The staff was very attentive and gave us excellent service in spite of having a large dinner crowd. Monterey bay is clearly one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh and certainly has the best view. We will go back again soon.
This is one of our favorite places for a special occasion. Exceptional service. All staff was super friendly and the food never disappoints. Their signature crab cake is one of the best. Hubby had tuna which was also good. We appreciated the free anniversary dessert. Nice touch. We'll be back.
Amazing views. Seafood was fantastic. A great experience across the board!
It is a great spot for a special occasion. From the picturesque elevator ride to the pre dinner cocktails in the lounge, the restaurant just feels special. The service is very professional and the food is very good. It was a little disappointing that more than a couple of the patrons were extremely underdressed. It just takes away from the overall experience and ambiance. We had a very wonderful experience topped off with a complimentary dessert for my girlfriend's birthday. Monterey Bay is still a great destination for a special occasion.
Great food! Great view! Great sunset to evening view! Managers visited our table twice. Gave us a free appetizer and free dessert because it was our anniversary. Made us feel like royalty. Wrote Happy 51st anniversary on our dessert plate with chocolate syrup. Nice touch! Will go back soon. Had a wonderful evening thanks to the staff and managers.
Overall a great experience...would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. Really enjoyed the whole evening.
I really enjoyed the food and my server!!!!!! I had the scallops with the crab cakes and it was to die for!! I will definitely go back!
Outstanding food coupled with excellent service and an outstanding view of the city made for a perfect night. My sea bass was the best fish meal I can remember ever having. In addition my wife had the combination meal of a crab cake coupled with scallops which also received a rating of excellent.