RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower
Wonderful ExperienceThis was my visit to the RingSide Fish House and I was very pleased with everything. Great greeting when I entered. Outstanding waiter. Helpful in explaining the menu. I requested a quiet table where we could discuss business and that is exactly what we got. I eat out often and this is one place I shall frequent.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGets better and betterMy husband and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary there. We were greeted with a congratulation and were told they had a great table for us ( it was perfect!). This is an exceptionally well-run and staffed restaurant. We never sat around wondering where our food or drinks were; in fact the staff seemed to know what we needed before we did! Food was very good, with only the halibut being just a shade over-cooked but very acceptable. And we could actually enjoy each other's company without shouting at each other because of the noise level and loud music that is endemic in many "trendy" Portland restaurants. We had one of the best waitpersons who skillfully balanced being attentive vs. hovering. Overall, a great night out!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable mealWe went to the Ringside Fish house with friends to sample the June Dining month specials. They offered three different entrees and within our group we tried all three. I had the beef medallions...they were done to perfection. My husband had the chicken special and raved about it. Our friends had the Rockfish and cleaned their plates. Everything was really delicious. We are definitely returning.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThey loved the cioppinoI took a group of clients and they loved the foods, especially the two that had the cioppino.service is wonderful, but a little slow so it was a long meal.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRingside fishouseThis was our first time here and it was a very good experience. We had the theatre special, ie: three courses for 36.00. The tenderloin medallions were very well prepared and extremely tasty, the shrimp was ok, but not great, but not bad. It came with seasoned mashed potatoes which were also very good. We were seated in a back dining room with a view of pioneer square and the surrounding area, very nice.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPre performanceConvieniant restaurant to the Arlene Schnitzer venue. Good food and then walk to the show. Has pre-show specials.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ExperienceTook my mother here for here 76th birthday. It was a wonderful experience all around. From the moment you walked in the hostess was attentive and sweet. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. beats almost every restaurant here in Portland, and we have a lot of restaurants. We will be back, for happy hour and just when we want a really great dinner. Thank you5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThe wait staff's service is impeccable. Attention is paid to the slightest detail, elegantly.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid food, comfortable and scenicWent to dinner this weekend after watching a movie and it was the perfect spot. The service is very solid, and the food never disappoints. .5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dinnerRingSide was one of the best meals I have ever had. It was topped off by great service and a great atmosphere. We had the oysters, lobster, truffle fries and lobster pasta. The truffle fries were amazing, you definitely have to try them. For dessert we had the crème brûlée, also outstanding.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointmentI ordered the surf and turf. The steak was tough - not what i expect at Ringside.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Prime RibMy husband loves Prime Rib, but many restaurants disappoint. The Prime Rib here is in the top two. I've had fish and Prime Rib and both have been outstanding. I'll go here before the Burnside restaurant.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService With A SmileOur waitress was friendly and attentive. We received all we asked for including to-go boxes for left-overs. Our waitress did a great job, but wait staff did appear to be under-staffed. She had her hands full!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our eveningEverything about our evening at the Fish House was wonderful - welcoming staff at front desk, expeditious staff in the bar, cocktail server very knowledgable helpful, as well as fun!! Dining room server was a pleasure to have with us, the sommelier was gratious and helpful, despite being obviously busy. The food was excellent and had great presentation. Would definitely return!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep comingWe keep coming to the Fish House, it all fits together, the food and the service. Despite really doing fish we seem to gravitate to the beef on the menu. The prime rib and the medallions, both very well prepared.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst VisitWe'd been to the RFH for happy hour but never for dinner. With the exception of the crab cakes, tasteless and mostly bread, we were not disappointed. Server (Liz) was excellent w/o being intrusive. We did not have window seats but still had a somewhat-pleasant view.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebration - delightful!Delighted in the fresh wild Alaskan salmon cooked to perfection. Service was fantastic even with a packed dining room.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWell-prepared food, very attentiveWell-prepared food, very attentive service, nice atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but worth it!On the regular menu, salmon and halibut range between $35-40. Ringside is the "steakhouse" for seafood: Simple, straightforward preparation without a lot of fuss that demands impeccably fresh fish. Ringside provides it. A salad of red and golden beets was wonderful, and desserts including creme brulee and a variation on the theme of chocolate mousse were satisfying but not over-indulgent. Friendly, professional service. The view over Director's Park, especially at night, is delightful with the ever-changing light show from the park's canopy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBesides always excellent steak,Besides always excellent steak, the fish was outstanding and fresh!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Halibut & CalamariAwesome halibut. Waiter was very helpful in navigating the menu. Table by window on rare sunny day became a little uncomfortable.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWorking hard to be upscaleExcellent service. The employees work very hard to make the restaurant a special place for diners (although the plates were put in front of the wrong people). Very good food, but not spectacular. Prices are in range for what they are trying to be. The layout of the restaurant, and location work against the ambiance. It would have been better if it were higher in the building...the view out the window is the back of a sign. The letters in FOX TOWER have holes in the back. I'll go back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!It doesn't get any better than Ringside for fresh seafood. Expensive, but worth every cent ...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything excellent! TheEverything excellent! The restaurant was a bit hard to find so we didn't have much time before we had to leave, but the staff was exceptional and got us served and done in record time! Now that we know where it is, we'll definitely go back (the lobster soup is exquisite!)4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great as always.Food was great as always. Service was great. Special request was handled very well.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEdible works of art!Service is impeccable and the food? I'd have to say it is an edible work of art!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timerThis was our first time dining at the fish house (have enjoyed Ringside East for years). Was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful layout of the restaurant and menu options. Will defiantly return to this location.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWife's Birthday Dinner!The food was out of this world!! We both had drinks to start, my wife had 2 lemon drops and I an Absolut on the rocks (nice, generous pour). We split the Crabcake appetizer (very fresh), and my wife had a knife & fork Ceasar Salad which had the freshest Parmesan on top! For our entrees, she had a herb & Dijon encrusted swordfish (it's actually Rockfish on the current menu) and I the Cedar Plank Salmon - what a wonderful meal!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. TheThe food was very good. The view overlooking the park at night was nice. For the venue, the food seemed a bit overpriced, and the ambiance was not terribly spectacular, not overlooking the river or another natural gem.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters were excellent!It was pretty good, nice place. Oysters were excellent4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVisiting Portland for a fewVisiting Portland for a few days and dined at RingSide Fish House. The meal was terrific, great choices on the menu and with the specials. We sat near the window and the view was spectacular. Will definitely return next time I am in Porltand, Oregon4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe attended to celebrate myWe attended to celebrate my wife's 39th birthday and enjoy a quiet dinner without the kids. Everything was excellent and we'll be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serviceFood was excellent, service was very good, it was excellent for large groups and small romantic groups. The clams were to die for and the scallops were outstanding.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing - freshThe food was amazing - fresh halibut melted in my mouth. Price, our server, was very attentive and helpful with recommendations. The creme brulee was a perfect finish to the meal.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSimple upscale diningWe had a party of 10 for a work birthday lunch. It was simple, delicious food and reasonably priced. The waitstaff was fantastic.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to RingsideOur first visit to Ringside Fish house and the setting, service and food was excellent. We had party of 3 each agreed on this review. The food was flavorful and fresh. Portion size was good (not too much)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMloved itWe were very happy all the way around. Quality food that was fabulous. Our server Katie was great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen there again-We want you to try a deep menu of excellent food. When you finish, try the hot donuts for dessert. You'll be back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA must try! We'll definitelyA must try! We'll definitely go back to try other dishes. Be sure to try the mac & cheese; it's fantastic.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRingSide Fish House providesRingSide Fish House provides excellent food in a nice setting. It is, however, somewhat pricy.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good as it hasFood was very good as it has been before.
We had a new server...his inexperienced showed (took 10 minutes to bring out the last salad for a party of 4 despite saying it would be right out/he asked if we'd been there before and when responded "yes" he still gave us a 5 minute oration on the restaurant and its menu, sustainability practices...wonder how long he would have talked if said "no")
Also, were seated under a speaker...the music was VERY loud at times lat our table due to this. We were told it could not be turned down so we endured through it instead of moving after we had already started our meal. Our conversations were definitely affected depending on the song being played.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to this location becauseWent to this location because I received a gift card.I am so glad I tried the Ringside FishHouse - it was a lovely meal. I'll be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest piece of fish I haveBest piece of fish I have ever tasted in a restaurant. Risotto could have been better. Excellent oysters. And, the valet service is impeccable.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a crab cake appetizerWe had a crab cake appetizer followed by salmon and rock fish. Everything was elcellemt.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOnion Rings & moreOK, the onion rings are amazing and must be ordered. (We actually crave them.) My spouse ordered the mushroom soup and the trout; both get high marks. I ordered some oysters and had the lobster pasta. Both were also delicious. We ordered the donuts for dessert, which were really, really good. They were very busy, so there is little question about whether the Fish House is making the location on Director's Park a success.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNo much of a selection forNo much of a selection for fish related items, considering they are called a Fishhouse. Food was great though! will come back!!!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM