The Love Chef

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Address: Top of the Jonnet Building
4099 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, (Pittsburgh), PA 15146
Phone Number: (412) 374-8530
Type of Food: Fish House
Dress: Adult
Price Range: Entrees $16.95 - $28.95
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

Atop an office building, you have a wonderful view of the valley. Comfortable, separate bar/lounge area.

After a stage show at the Convention Center I was invited to dine at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto; one of my fellow dinner companions was Jack LaLanne -- yes, that Jack LaLanne. We both had appeared at the "Healthy For Life" Expo.

I arrived early and sat at the comfortable, cordial bar to enjoy a great cocktail. When the rest of our party arrived we sat to enjoy some great fish.

The Food

Main Course:

The Crab Cakes were a big winner, succulent jumbo lump crabmeat @ $26.95.

Scrod cooked either English style (bread crumb topping) or Monterey style with olives, artichokes, mushrooms and Marsala wine @ $17.95.

Jumbo Sea Scallops stuffed with crabmeat/char-grilled with a lobster Newberg sauce @ $28.95.

Yellow Tail Snapper Cajun style: Basil Garlic -- marinated in a fresh garlic sauce then char-grilled @ $20.95.

The Monterey Bay Fish Grotto has a daily menu of the freshest fish available at market. They are serious about quality in a comfortable and friendly ambience.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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