About RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower
A contemporary Northwest fish house with a modern accent. Expect the finest service as experienced servers guide you through the menu. The RingSide Fish House is the sibling of the Iconic RingSide SteakHouse and is honored to be chosen as one of Tom Horan's Top Ten Fish Houses in North America. The menu sources only the freshest seafood from local fish mongers and oysterman - but still has steaks and our "Famous Onion Rings"for those who want the classic RingSide experience.
Seafood, Northwest, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
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A perfect stop before the Theater, whether it be on the Big Screen or on the Stage. We have live music in the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights. Many diners find the ambiance of the restaurant overlooking Director Park as entertainment in itself.
Complimentary Self-Parking is available in the Fox Tower Garage validated with the purchases of entrees. On-street parking is also available at posted rates.
Located adjacent to the Pioneer Square MAX Station.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Park Avenue Room is a private room that can accommodate up to 32 guests for meetings, parties, receptions or a sit down lunch or dinner.
RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower Ratings and Reviews
I love the Ringside when I visit Portla ...
I love the Ringside when I visit Portland. The Fish House just isn't at the same level as the downtown version. The shrimp salad I had as my lunch entree was quite small - I guess I expected something a bit grander for a salad named the 'Oregon Louie' and priced as a large salad.
Took some great friends here for dinner, ...
Took some great friends here for dinner, and this was their first time at the Ringside Fish House. They loved it! The Poke was amazing as were the steamer clams. I was disappointed the frites were not on the menu anymore, but these other appetizers made up for that.
We are longtime Ringside West customers. ...
We are longtime Ringside West customers. We were getting together as a family (10 of us) to celebrate our daughter leaving for college, and as a thanks to our parents for loaning us a car for a couple months. We had had quite a bit of steak recently, but we knew our daughter and my dad really wanted the ringside, so we thought we would try the fish house this time, since you can have steak and have more seafood options. The dinner was nice, and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. We were disappointed that the onion rings were not the signature ones from the Ringside West though. Our service was great! Our server, Shannon, even brought out a desert with congrats written on it for our daughter which was really sweet of him.
We celebrated my wife's Birthday. Everyt ...
We celebrated my wife's Birthday. Everything was excellent. the onion rings of course are always a favorite. the beet soup was outstanding. Both of the pre-theater menu entry selections (Salmon and Tenderloin/Shrimp) were very good and a good value. great variety of deserts along with a very good wine list. we live in the burbs and love to come downtown for the variety of seafood and steaks. validated parking next door really helps the overall experience. We'll be back!
Nice view of the plaza. Service is atten ...
Nice view of the plaza. Service is attentive. Food is good. I like restaurants with cloth table cloths and napkins, which this restaurant has. Conveniently located to shopping, movie theater and other attractions like the art museum and concert hall. We have only eaten lunch there but have done so a number of times.
I just want to eat what appeals to me. I ...
I just want to eat what appeals to me. I thought that this restaurant would be able to modify a menu item given the prices they charge. They had a salad with a ton of stuff including butternut lettuce. I asked them to hold the ton of stuff and just bring me some butternut lettuce with blue cheese crumbles. I got some dry chopped romaine with blue cheese crumbles but no vinaigrette (which I thought was intuitively obvious, so I did not specify to put vinaigrette on the salad). The lobster was delicious and everyone else thoroughly enjoyed their main courses. I thought it was quite overpriced. Almost $40 for a serving of salmon. Seriously? If you have never seen a wine list with a $10,000 bottle of wine, then check it out.
This very fine restaurant was right next ...
This very fine restaurant was right next door to the Regal theater where I went to see a movie. I knew that their steakhouse in Portland, OR was renown and appears in magazines. This was the fish house version. I found the food to be very good. It was a little pricey for the amount of food, but taste made up for it.
Very classy and expensive, but unfortuna ...
Very classy and expensive, but unfortunately the food was really nothing special. We waited 20 minutes at the entry (having pre-booked) then an hour for the food. Salmon was dry and over cooked. Vegetables were over salted. Staff polite and apologetic. Cost high. This place simply isn't as special as it likes to pretend.
I am from the east coast and was hoping ...
I am from the east coast and was hoping for some Pacific seafood while in town. I don't typically give reviews, but I thought this was worth reviewing since there are so many other options for great food in Portland. They had good crab cakes that were not all (but not lump crab meat), but the other items were lacking.
I eat my scallops correctly prepared - with a translucent center. These were flash browned on the outside but completely raw. They weren't even warmed through. I had to remind myself that I eat sushi so it was okay to eat them. For $40 for 4 scallops, I expect them to be cooked perfectly.
This was our fourth or fifth visit to Ri ...
This was our fourth or fifth visit to Ringside Fish house and possibly our last. They have stopped valet parking so finding parking is a chore. The service was ok but not great. Long periods of waiting for drinks and desert. The quality of the food does not justify the high prices. Average cost of an entree is~ 50.00.
Great service and outstanding presentati ...
Great service and outstanding presentation of food in dining room. The "happy hour" in the bar, however, was quite another story. Good service, but we were unimpressed by the $1 off well drinks during happy hour and the shelf vodka/gin was Seagrams . What a low class choice for such an upscale restaurant.
I highly recommend this restaurant for ...
I highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food and attentive knowledgeable service. We liked it so much we went to the parent restaurant Ringside steakhouse two days later for another enjoyable experience.
Nick, our server , was wonderful.
Our food was cold and came out late. We ...
Our food was cold and came out late. We informed the staff we had a show we were attending and said it would be no problem. We had to take the rest of our meal to go as other tables were leaving because they didn't receive their food on time. My water was never filled and neither was my soda water. I asked twice and finally gave up.
Everything about our dining experience w ...
Everything about our dining experience was great except for one thing...one of us ordered the swordfish and it was beyond disappointing. It was NOT fresh, it was 2 thin "steaks" that were tough & flavorless. Not what we expected from a place that we assumed specialized in fresh fish. I'm always reluctant to complain when I'm dining out but it was obvious to the waitperson that I'd barely touched the swordfish & when asked I gave an honest, polite answer...it just wan't good. But, to their credit they took it off our bill without me asking for that courtesy and truly everything else about the evening was top notch. Our waiter Jeffrey was engaging & attentive while still giving us our privacy; service was timely and everything except the swordfish was nicely prepared.
The server was very pleasant, attentive ...
The server was very pleasant, attentive and took our order quickly. The onion rings were fabulous and timely. The meal went south when the main course arrived. My husband's halibut was dry and over cooked. The filet mignon had a thick ribbon of fat going right thru the middle of the steak. It was so bad they took it back and brought out a new filet. By the time it was served the rest of the table had finished their meals. The wait staff apologized profusely, but did not offer up anything to compensate for the negative experience. This is an expensive restaurant where you would expect high quality.
Food was good, although prices were pret ...
Food was good, although prices were pretty high. Also, very disappointed in dessert....expected more considering the price than a few, what appeared to be and tasted like store bought (size of a quarter) shortbread cookies, with a couple chunks of toffee set in a bowl.
With FISH HOUSE on the door...fish shou ...
With FISH HOUSE on the door...fish should be cooked perfectly, it was way over cooked for 3 of us. Nice presentation, service good, table too much sun on a very hot day (even with shade drawn.) Though packed early (business was booming) the noise level was good. Not a bad experience, but can get better food elsewhere for a better price. Gave a better review on comment card at restaurant, but changed my mind.
This was our second visit in the area an ...
This was our second visit in the area and we dined here a year ago. We had a great time so decided to go back. But was a disappointment with the service. Our sever had an attitude with our order and also charged us double on one of the meal. The halibut was not fresh. It took him to serve our food 45 min later and our wine order was 10 min later.
I came to dine alone. Unfortunately I wa ...
I came to dine alone. Unfortunately I was seated near a celebrity of some sort and had to wait some time for the waiters to break away from fawning over the other table. I asked for bread with my meal which I had to ask for again after my meal came. I had read some review that the meals were reasonably priced. Well not at my pay level. It must have been a very wealthy person. $44 for prime rib. A dab of mashed potato and no salad no vegetable. Yikes.
Every now & then a restaurant's kitchen ...
Every now & then a restaurant's kitchen 'fails'. I'm a regular patron, but twice the ordered food was mediocre, bordering on tasteless. The special soft-shell crab fit that bill last week. There are two or three outstanding fish restaurants in PDX& Ringside can't afford the inattention in the kitchen - especially at the price. Service, as always, was flawless from greeting to wait staff. I love the ambience, & I'll give the Fish House another try, but tighten up kitchen/chef quality- especially when I'm entertaining friends from out of town who know excellence!
We went early for happy hour drinks, and ...
We went early for happy hour drinks, and that was SO worth it - the staff there are top-rate, they offered options for transferring the bill over and were extremely knowledgeable about local ciders and beers. The meal itself was phenomenal, cooked to perfection and just the right portions! I got the three course meal and everything was top-notch. I will be going again!
We were only in Portland for one day and ...
We were only in Portland for one day and chose this restaurant based on reviews. We were not disappointed. The halibut appetizer was excellent, the local salmon was great, and the duck was expertly prepared. We definitely will come back next time we are in the area.
An important timing note: location is in ...
An important timing note: location is in downtown and there is no valet parking. Parking lot is located in Fox tower so allow added time to park and get to restaurant.
I think I had higher expectations, so not that there was anything bad, I just was under impressed.
Greeted well, restaurant ambience was very nice, all those who assisted us in our dining were very pleasant except our waiter was like a wet rag to us, sorry to say. And he wasn't that way to every table. He seemed to have a little more personality with another table and went in depth in explaining dishes but I think he was as impressed with us as we were with him. Too bad for that bc the food was excellent! Clams, delicious! Delicious sauce, succulent.
The shrimp Louie salad, crisp, fresh and very tasty.
Prime rib, was more lean than I'm used to so not as melt in your mouth as a more fatty piece but perfectly done to our order and very tasty. Salmon, delicious; cooked pink in the center as explained but a little too rare in the center bc it was a very thick piece. Best salmon skin preparation I have ever had, though, excellent! Dessert menu did not intrigue me and waiter didn't really seem to care if we ordered dessert or not so we didn't, paid out bill and left.
It was our anniversary and we made that note in our reservation with the restaurant, but they made no effort to greet us any differently. Not that that's expected but since it was asked if we were celebrating anything special, I would think they would make that acknowledgment or not even ask.
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