About Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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.
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: (412) 481-4414
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 - Mt. Washington Ratings and Reviews
We had a phenomenal experience tonight. ...
We had a phenomenal experience tonight. They treated us exceptionally well. . We were celebrating my mom's 83rd b day and they could not have been more accommodating. We love the new remodel. Thank you and we will be back again soon.
Our server was fantastic -- very persona ...
Our server was fantastic -- very personable an welcoming-- and knew her menu . We had a first time visitor with us and she was very helpful in answering his questions concerning the menu. Food was good, tasty and nice presentation. We were party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Great place to show off the city skyline, celebrate a special occasion. Menu a little pricy but great place to enjoy a lovely dinner.
Had a wonderful time on Sat. Jan 14. Ce ...
Had a wonderful time on Sat. Jan 14. Celebrating a birthday and it could not be a more
special experience. We had a very nice table with a beautiful view of the city which was a delight. Everyone was so nice and dinner was excellent. Will highly recommend this
We went to Monterey Bay last night for m ...
We went to Monterey Bay last night for my birthday. I've been there more than two dozen times over the past 10 years but not as often since the renovations. Although the food was still very good, I was disappointed by the fact that they seem to have cut their portion sizes substantially while keeping the premium prices the same. Their signature crab cakes still tasted the same but were only about 2/3 the size they used to be. Their featured ahi tuna entree was not only less than 1/2 the size it used to be, but the slices of tuna were paper thin whereas they used to be quite thick. It seemed more like an appetizer portion than an entree. Again, everything was still very tasty, but it wasn't the show-stopping dining experience it used to be.
The atmosphere was very nice. We arrived ...
The atmosphere was very nice. We arrived early so we spent some time in the bar with some lovely cocktails. We were called in to be seated about 5 minutes after our reservation at a corner table by the windows. The view was incredible, the dining room was quiet and extravagant. We were met by our waiter Chad, whom was absolutely the best server I have had the pleasure to experience. He was attentive to our needs, very knowledgeable of the menu, and overall just a pleasant person.
Onto the food. For starters we had calamari, which was fresh and perfectly cooked, and a sampler with these amazing cajun shrimp and lobster cakes. Followed by a rich creamy lobster bisque, which I enjoyed greatly. Onto our main course, I ordered a 20 oz ribeye with their monterey seasoning Medium. It was cooked perfectly and was as tender as a steak can be. The house made steak sauce was a perfect compliment to this huge piece of meat. Desert was a Passionfruit Icebox cake which was just as great as the reat of the meal.
Overall its the best dining experience I've had in Pittsburgh.
Always a winner when dining at Monterey ...
Always a winner when dining at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Started off with the roasted beet/arugula salad....amazing. Then moved to the main course. I had the Sea Bass. Best tasting fish I ever had. My friend had the crab cakes which were full of delicious lump crab. Finished the meal with carrot cake & a wonderful cup of coffee. Our experience was one amazing bite after another. The view is beyond spectacular. MBFG is a must visit for not only sea food lovers but anyone who loves excellent service, unique cocktails, and the best bites in the 'Burgh. Anita, our server, was attentive and made dining suggestions that were spot on. I look forward to my next visit.
We dined at Monteray Bay with two other ...
We dined at Monteray Bay with two other couples. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. We enjoyed a bottle of champagne and that amazing view in the bar. Our table was a window table with a perfect view of Pittsburgh at night - stunning. Our server Casey was so friendly and engaging. I was very impressed with how the server and the Chef jumped at the chance to accommodate my wife's dietary restrictions. They were so happy to help! The wine list is not as marked up like the other high end restaurants up there. The halibut was to die for. All in all one of the best dining experiences I have had. I will be back soon!
my wife and I went to Monterey Bay Fish ...
my wife and I went to Monterey Bay Fish Grotto for our 25th wedding anniversary. I mentioned it when I made the reservation. They remembered and congratulated us when we walked in and then gave us a special desert for free which included a very nice happy anniversary message on the dessert plate written in chocolate. We were also able to get a window table win a fabulous view. the food was 5 star quality and delicious. Great service and atmosphere.
The new decor is delightful. Mark was o ...
The new decor is delightful. Mark was our waiter...down to earth; made great suggestions, and did an excellent job....there promptly when needed but no hovering. The food was wonderful...as usual. It is a tad pricey, but worth the cost to help celebrate a special occasion. The view cannot be matched by any other restaurant. Lovely evening and a great dining experience.
Beautiful restaurant with excellent view ...
Beautiful restaurant with excellent view & the service was impeccable. I was not too thrilled with my grilled tuna; I would not order again; there was no flavor. My wife had the striped bass and her meal looked fabulous and she enjoyed it. We got a shareable side of the au gratin potatoes and neither of us liked them too much; should have went with the roasted brussel sprouts. We both got the angel food toasted cheese sandwich and that was a dessert we both truly enjoyed.
Overall, the evening was wonderful. Goo ...
Overall, the evening was wonderful. Good friends, good food and a lot of laughs. The staff is very attentive and accommodating and then there is that fantastic view of the city that can virtually be seen from anywhere you sit. If I had one suggestion for anyone trying Monterrey Bay for the first time, it would be that not everyone should order a side dish. It is just way too much food. Other than that, Bon Appetite. Enjoy!
We've dined at Monterrey Bay Fish severa ...
We've dined at Monterrey Bay Fish several times. This was our first time to be able to have a window table. The food and service have always been excellent. The view was spectacular! We took an unusually long time to eat so we couldenjoy the view.
Great atmosphere however we were disappo ...
Great atmosphere however we were disappointed in the removal of sushi, it's still on there online menu & the reason we went, also my sister got food poisioning from the salmon, she even had them cook hers well done. She got super ill that night into the next day
Arrived early for our reservation and se ...
Arrived early for our reservation and seated immediately at the best table in the house. The wait staff is always attentive and available. The food is extraordinary and the dessert is the best . We love going to the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto whenever we are visiting Pittsburgh.
Our family had NYE dinner here before he ...
Our family had NYE dinner here before heading to first night. We could not have been more impressed with everything from our server (who was on her A-Game), to the View (incredible), to the Food (everything we ordered was fantastic)! The restaurant was beautiful and offered beautiful views of downtown. The entire staff there were very professional and left us not wanting for anything! Highly recommend!
Undercooked (inside was raw) chicken, bu ...
Undercooked (inside was raw) chicken, but fixed immediately and given free dessert in replace for the issue. Very expensive as usual but food amazing. overhead music was a little too loud. Great waiter. Overall good service.
If you are looking to have a memorable d ...
If you are looking to have a memorable dining experience, this is the place. The high glass windows provide a spectacular view of Pittsburgh like no other. We sat in the upper level which gave us not only a view of the city but also a view to the west. The renovation of the main room provides a chic appearance. The bar is on the floor below and although the ceilings are lower, the view of the city is still spectacular. High quality seafood always pleases coupled with great service. We'll be back soon!
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