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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 food was very good (but not quite as good as I would expect for the price, which was pretty high). The only exception was the lobster risotto, which was delicious but overcooked to the point that the lobster chunks were like rubber balls. By the time we told the waiter about this it was too late to replace it, but they were apologetic and very gracious about offering a free dessert. You really go for (and pay for) the view, which is truly fantastic. I ate a few months ago at 71 Above in Los Angeles, which is touted as the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi, and the view from the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto blows that one away.
I always hesitate when my favorite restaurants change their menus. The new menu at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is outstanding. It doesn't try to be pretentious like so many new, trendy places. It offers fresh, delicious food at a good value. I started with the artisan salad that has fresh berries, goat cheese, candied walnuts and greens. It was delicious. I then had the house smoked salmon and loved it. It was salty and savory but had a sweetness that made it unique. My favorite dish of the night, though, was the bouillabaisse, hands down. It had fish, clams, mussels and huge shrimp. The broth had herbs, fennel, garlic, onions and tomatoes and had a depth of flavor that was amazing. I sopped it up with the fresh, crusty bread until my bowl was dry! I am going back the first chance I get to have it again. I want it now. My husband is not much of a seafood eater, but there is something on the menu for everyone. He had the chicken and gnocchi dish and loved it.
It was an excellent experience! Our server was Tracy and she was amazing. Very friendly and loves what she does.
Also had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer, she's the GM and she was fun and made our experience one to remember.
Definitely recommend this place for any occasion. The views of the city are amazing and the atmosphere is truly exceptional!
The food was fantastic and the martinis are perfect. They actually compete to see who makes the best martinis.
I find this place outstanding. Great view of the city coupled with great food and good ambiance. They do have valet parking ($7). If it's your first visit to Pittsburgh, get away from the touristy restaurants and treat yourself to something a little more sophisticated. You won't regret it.
A Saturday night get-together with friends. The table view was wonderful; we could see the stadium lit up and boats on the river. The server, Juana , was very cordial, knowledgeable of the menu and specials and quick to refill beverages. The grouper with pineapple and macadamia nut sauce was delicious, along with roasted brussel sprouts. Others enjoyed crab cakes, scallops and cheesey grits. We each had a different dessert and finished them all! We have dined here many times but will say this time the food was exceptional.
We'll return again.
We dine out often in Pittsburgh, and went to the iconic Monterey Bay with high expectations.
We were seated promptly on a Saturday evening, the service was excellent and thank goodness for the valet parking. The food was very good and the view legendary, however, neither justifies the cost of dining here.
Pittsburgh has many creative and interesting restaurants, where preparations are across the board creative and contemporary. Regrettably, Monterey Bay was memorable for the unusually high cost of dining with little creativity.
For perspective, I am in my mid 60's and have been prevlidged to enjoy may fine restaurants here and across the country. High restaurant tabs are not uncommon and I have never based a negative review on cost, until now.
The seafood was fresh and well cooked, but preparations were simple and predictable. With so many rewarding fine dining options in this town, it felt like MB is not keeping up.
If heading out for a occasion where pallets are tame and views exciting, this may be your spot. This restaurant patron's dollars will be going to those chefs who'se creations would be impossible in my kitchen.
We were in town for a football game and we're looking for somewhere special to spend time with friends. After reading reviews we selected Monterey and we were not disappointed. The view is unbelievable, the food was exceptional and our waiter Alec was there best. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Spectacular view, of course. Very nice presentation and excellent food/menu. Service is very nice, with excellent recommendations for wine selections; the wine list is also very good. This is a great place for that special occasion or to entertain your out-of-town guests and give them a really fine memory of Pittsburgh. The music selection was excellent, with tones of classic Blue Eyes and classic musical tastes from a bygone, yet, cherished era. An ambiance of relaxation, and yet, a happening aura that lends itself to reflection and a sense of calm power and satisfaction. I loved it.
MY WIFE AND I WENT FOR OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. BOTH OF US ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE. EASY TO GET TO, INEXPENSIVE VALET PARKING, FANTASTIC VIEW: A VERY NICE PLACE. STAFF WAS FRIENDLY; OUR WAITER ATTENTIVE, BUT NOT OBTRUSIVE. THE FOOD WAS GREAT! NOTHING AT ALL TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. MY WIFE WAS THERE BEFORE FOR BUSINESS LUNCHES, BUT IT WAS MY FIRST TIME, AND I'D GO BACK AGAIN. THANKS FOR A GREAT EXPERIENCE!
A wonderful place to bring out of town friends to dinner. Mt. Washington provides a breathing taking view of the city. The staff went above and beyond. Food was excellent. We travel to the Pittsburgh area often and we will definetly be having dinner here again.
Celebrated my wife's birthday. Overall a great evening. The only issue was that the staff,especially the bartender was in a big hurry to get out. It was only 10:25 pm and the lounge closes at 11 pm; he insisted on closing out the after dinner drink tab. After spending $400 for just 3 people you wouldn't expect to be "kicked to the curb" as the saying goes. I'll give bartender the benefit of the doubt; perhaps he had a hot date. The server Anita was very nice and capable.
We made a reservation for 6 of us for a special celebration and would have preferred a window seat. When we arrived, the hostess said there were no window seats available for another hour and a half or so. We were then seated in a second row, next to the entry to the kitchen, which was very noisy for the 2 of us who, unfortunately, were seated next to that entry. Midway through our meal, the manager overheard one of us say that we noticed the room downstairs, with plenty of window seating available, and that this would have been a fantastic option for us, had it we been offered to us! The manager then gladly offered it, but we declined. We wished we hadn't, though. When we went downstairs later for dessert, it was absolutely beautiful. We did enjoy our food and evening at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mount Washington.
We brought my step-daughter and son-in- law for their 25th Anniversary. Although the service was excellent (thank you Holly) I didn't feel the food was up to standard. We sent a steak back. It smelled and tasted like it was cooked with the fish. Overall, it was good. Pricey for sure but then you pay for that view!
Amazing food! Best dinner by far in Pittsburgh if you want to overlook the city. The menu has a great range and the food thats served is delicious. Our waiter was so kind and new the menu backward and forward. He even was able to tell us about some off the menu specials. If you have a chance to be seated at Ziad's table you are very lucky. Best waiter ever!
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, and everything was perfect from start to finish! Our waiter, Tommy, was excellent and had a warm personality! The manager was very accommodating when a part of my meal was late, and we received complimentary desserts. The customer service was exceptional! Lastly, the ambience was perfect for our special occasion. You can't beat that beautiful view!! I can't wait to return!
My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner here with two of our oldest and dearest friends. A wonderful evening with a variety of great seafood and terrific service from our waiter, Ziad. We also enjoyed the spectacular view of Pittsburgh that this restaurant's layout affords diners throughout the room.
Monterey Bay is our favorite restaurant. I take my 8 year old granddaughter there for date nights and Jennifer, the Manager, always makes sure that the night is fun. Last week we took the whole family for a special night out. Great view, great food, great service. Monterey Bay is a very special place 😊💥
Fabulous dinner for our 9 year anniversary! Cindy was an awesome server and made the meal even better! We shared Shrimp cocktail appetizer and watermelon caprese salad, both very good. I had crab stuffed lobster and husband had blackened grouper, both delicious.
The dessert, no words can describe how delicious this angel food grilled cheese is! Can't wait to go back! We really appreciate getting the best seat in the house too!
Food: Better than average, but not on par with the new food restaurants in Pittsburgh. Nothing really stood out as fantastic for the food.
Service: Maybe just our waiter, but he was not really into proper service (reached over plates, did not place forks (kind of tossed them on the table), etc.
Scene: beautiful view of the city.
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