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 Dining, 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
After multiple near-perfect visits to th ...
After multiple near-perfect visits to the Ringside Fish House, we had a really bad night there. The following is information I shared with management in a review card with my contact information, but no one responded. We ordered two "28 day dry aged New York" steaks, one medium rare, one with "no pink." The medium rare steak was properly prepared but was utterly tasteless and dry. The "no pink" came back with a lot of pink so we sent it back. It came back with no pink the second time, but was completely dry and chewy. One of the steaks was refunded, which we appreciated (I believe they were $53 each). But the overall evening was not good and we're terribly disappointed. The only reason I'm giving this restaurant two stars overall is because the service we received was excellent (plus, I have fond memories of this place). I don't know if we'll go back, especially seeing how management did not respond to my comments.
Our group of 6 came in for dinner Thursd ...
Our group of 6 came in for dinner Thursday night before Amy Schumer and we were so glad we did! Our team of servers made sure that we got our food out quickly, everyone was having a great time, and we all felt well taken care of.
Its a comfortable restaurant and great for groups before an event, movie (being the theater is right next door), or even just an impromptu get together.
Thank you and we will see you again soon!
The service was excellent and the food g ...
The service was excellent and the food good. We were seated at the window which was great, but we also were privileged to watch the homeless being fed. :-(
The food was good, but I thought a tad over priced for what we got. That's downtown PDX.
Very elegant surroundings, and competent ...
Very elegant surroundings, and competent, if not overly friendly service. Unfortunately, the entrees that my wife and I ordered were poorly executed. Her lobster was so undercooked it was basically sushi, and the smoked sturgeon I ordered was terribly salty (as if the chef had forgotten to rinse the brine off before smoking the fish). The manager was professional and graciously offered her apology. She also didn't charge us for my wife's meal (I didn't have the heart to complain about both meals) but based on this experience I really can't recommend this establishment as a destination for great seafood.
The staff was absolutely superb. Santi ...
The staff was absolutely superb. Santi our head waiter was great. Thank you. We had a party of 8 and the food was brought out quickly and cooked to perfection. The wine was paired nicely with our meals and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great food.
This is a consistently good restaurant. ...
This is a consistently good restaurant. The happy hour is very good with wonderful choices for food. The dining room is very nice and cozy. Our servers were well informed and very helpful. Everything came out perfectly in a timely manner. We never felt rushed and enjoyed an evening celebrating a birthday. Each starter and meal was very good
It was great our anniversary dinner with ...
It was great our anniversary dinner with our son. He had been treated as young gentleman and he really proud of enjoying dinner with us.
Thank you so much for the card and great dinner.
We will be back soon! Thank you
I highly recommend this place. The servi ...
I highly recommend this place. The service here was amazing from the moment I walked in the door. The hostess was pleasant, the coat check gal was great. My girlfriend and I were greeted warmly by our server and a bus person. Since we were going to a show at the nearby theater we ordered the 3 course theater dinner. The meal was fantastic, the wine our server recommended was spot on. I had the surf and turf while my GF had the steelhead on cedar. I enjoyed every minute of it. Our server helped keep us on track so we could get to our show on time. Thank you Natalie.
The restaurant area was so loud we could ...
The restaurant area was so loud we could not hear the server give us the specials on the menu. That continued through out the evening while we were there. The window table would have been beautiful if that did not distract us.
The salmon was dry according to my friend from out of town who is a foodie. My Fish stew was ok but no lobster as the menu stated. My friend who had the lobster soup said it was good. The onion rings were ok, but she enjoyed them. The crab cake was dry.
I have gone for Happy Hour and had wonderful experiences. I will not ever eat in the dining room. It is too expensive for the food quality that we received.
The food is quite good and if you get a ...
The food is quite good and if you get a window table, you can look down onto the plaza. Parking is easy as there is a SmartPark 2 blocks away but if you order an entree ($20-ish) the restaurant will validate Fox Tower parking. There are other menu items that are not entrees which are less expensive. This restaurant has cloth table cloths and napkins, not paper which we like.
We celebrated our 21st anniversary with ...
We celebrated our 21st anniversary with a wonderful dinner before the Il Divo concert at Arlene Schnitzer. Nice atmosphere in the dining room. Nick our fabulous waiter greeted us with a happy anniversary as well as a hand written card on the table.
We ordered the Theater fixed price meal, the manager even honored a lower price on the meal that I had found during my web search of restaurants near the theater.
At the end of our evening we were presented with fresh benoits served with caramel sauce and the adorned with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate!
Service was superb and we were even given the special 15% special occasion discount on top of the "retro" price for our meals!
(Be sure to tip your server on the original price!)
Definately have found a new place to begin our anniversary celebration tradition ...
Thank you for such a wonderful evening.
Three visits in the last year and the f ...
Three visits in the last year and the food has never met expectations. It's never been "send back to the Kitchen" bad, but given the market, competition and prices charged I would expect better. I prefer seafood, and the fish has been consistently over cooked. I entertain clients regularly and most are very excited to come to Portland for our exceptional dining opportunities. No one has asked to return to Ringside fish house. The one guy I know that does like to go there will only get the Prime Rib......
It was a weird meal. We made reservatio ...
It was a weird meal. We made reservations for 5p on a Sunday night. When we arrived after 5pm our table wasn't ready and we needed to make a show at 6:30p. We told the receptionist this and she reassured us that we would be able to have our entire meal and get out on time. The dining room was really loud there was a table of at least 10 scantily clad women and one man in a tux that were really loud. Our meal took a long time to get going and we had to tell them again we had a show to make. Our entree came out before the salad to make it all work. They we very accommodating and kind even lowering out bill but it still shouldn't have happened. It's a traditional place I expected more and the food was just OK but pretty pricey. Probably won't go back.
We went to Ringside based on recommendat ...
We went to Ringside based on recommendation from a business colleague. While the food was good, I was dissapointed that my salmon was overcooked and really had no flavor. THe butternut squash rissotto was excellent and my business partners raved about the oysters. The service was OK, until we had to wait in an empty restaurant for our check for over 10 minutes. Overall, the food was good and I might return, but try something different.
We'd been to the Steakhouse many times b ...
We'd been to the Steakhouse many times but this was our first visit to the Fish House (for my birthday). The food was excellent, of course, and the staff were ultra-attentive. There was even a "Happy Birthday" card on the table :-)
We were surprised that the waiter had ze ...
We were surprised that the waiter had zero wine knowledge. Given that the it is high-end restaurant and they have a decent wine list that the waiter was unable to provide quality wine advice even on Oregon wines. The food was good. Definitely order the onion rings which were super-good. Mains were the fish stew and filet mignon. The steak was perfectly cooked and very tender. The fish stew had a huge amount of seafood. We would think twice about returning given the lack of wine knowledge. All the other restaurants on this trip had excellent recommendations on local wines.
This is the second time I come to this r ...
This is the second time I come to this restaurant. Both times have been a great experience. The cost of the food is reasonable and tasty. The service and location are great.
It is a great place to take people from out of town because I consider this restaurant to serve northwest dishes. Keep up the good work and the spirit of your employees. They were all great.
It started great with nice atmosphere an ...
It started great with nice atmosphere and a delicious drink in the bar. We were seated at 7, and the waiter initially was fine. However, we sat there for over an hour and our orders never arrived. Very poor service with water glasses left empty for prolonged periods. At one point the waiter stopped by and said "the kitchen is running behind, would you like some soup?" No apology, no offer of a cocktail, no estimation of when we would get our meal. We did not want soup as we had already had bread (plain, nothing special) and over- priced onion rings. The soup wasn't offered as complimentary, and nothing else was offered. At close to 8:30 we got up and left with an offer to pay for our drinks. The maitre d at that point offered us those drinks for free but again not great customer recovery. We went home without dinner and very disappointed in the overall experience. We eat out a lot, and this is the first experience I have ever felt compelled to write a review about. We've eaten at the Ringside steakhouse a few times in the past and always had a wonderful meal with exemplary service. This was beyond disappointing. We won't be back.
I recently enjoyed a excellent meal and ...
I recently enjoyed a excellent meal and service here. I had never heard of Branzino and decided to try it. Was an excellent choice and very delicious. My guest had the Cioppino and said it was amazing. Our dining experience was top notch. I'll try this restaurant again when I'm in Portland.
Having been to the RingSide Steak house, ...
Having been to the RingSide Steak house, I had high expectations for their Fish House. Overall, this place was very nice, modern, friendly reception, seating, and service.
The menu was somewhat limited in my opinion, but carried some very good options...
We sampled the Octopus appetizer, along with the Crab Cakes. Both were very good, with the Octopus being overcooked. Crab cakes were very good.
I ordered the Halibut entree. Sounded excellent, with a nice sized portion of fish, complimented with Brussel Sprout leaves, sautéed with hazelnuts and bacon... This was the bed that the Fish was sitting in. I asked for the fish to be prepared medium, and was assured that it would be done that way, as they typically do it this way. What I rec'd was a pretty dry, well done piece of fish, and by the last couple bites (I ate it all, as I pretty hungry)... the fish was almost too dry to swallow...
One of my co-workers had the sea scallops, and said they were OK, I did not get more information than that... Sorry.
I would try this place again, as the cocktails (old school Aviation Cocktail, which I had...) was excellent. I love the old school traditional cocktails... Keep it up!
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