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RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower
RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower

RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.RingSideFishHouse.com
  • Email: admin.FH@RingSideHG.com
  • Phone: (503) 227-3900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: David Ezelle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: A perfect stop before the Theater, whether it be on the Big Screen or on the Stage. While there is no live entertainment, many diners praise the ambiance of the restaurant overlooking Director Park.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW Taylor
  • Public Transit: Located adjacent to the Pioneer Square MAX Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self-Parking is available in the Fox Tower Garage validated at 50% off posted rates. On-street parking is also available at posted rates.

    On-site valet parking is available for $7 evenings.
A word from RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower
A contemporary Northwest fish house with a modern accent.It has been said that "nature writes the menu" and this adage guides the approach of our culinary path from the seasons of fresh fish to the harvest of the produce. We are fortunate to be close to the ocean and walking distance to a premier farmer's market.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "It was a perfect dining experience as an end to a wonderful birthday experience. The waitstaff was lovely, helpful and more than pleasant."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had dinner here before going to the Diana Krall concert. The location is perfect if attending events downtown. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. We would recommend it."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I had been to Ringside Steakhouse, but never to Ringside Fish House...I will be going back! Great menu with excellent seafood and steak options. We loved the Seafood platter as an appetizer. Service from waiter and his assistant were great as well. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the restaurant as well."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Been there number of times and usually consistent fresh seafood. Tonight had the ciaopino and it was only OK. Came out cold so I sent it back and the heated one was heavy on the tomato base, not the usual fish/seafood broth of a ciaopino . The service is always excellent, friendly but not in your face. Location great for movie theater, concert hall, art museum, shopping..."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It was my wife's birthday and it was excellent! The food and service couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was a great place to meet friends and then take in a show. Great service from the time we dropped off the car till we picked it up."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everybody was very friendly from the front door to the table. They made a great impression. I started with some fresh oysters that were perfect, and we shared a small onion ring, which were very tasty. My spouse had the salmon & I had a strip steak. Both dishes were prepared very well and presented perfectly. Throughout the evening, the service was exceptional. We really had a great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Your staff was so friendly and helpful. The wine steward new his wines and the food was perfect"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, our expectations were exceeded from our encounter with our hosts. Both were pleasant and conversational making the experience feel inviting and warm. That greeting parlayed itself to the service we received from our server. He exuded warm professionalism with promptness and care. As a pre-theater occasion, he helped ensure we could enjoy our dining experience and still make our show given a somewhat condensed time frame. The "icing on the cake' if you will, was the food itself. Each of us received our choices exactly as we asked for them. The quality of the meal and presentation were wonderful. Overall, it was a great evening from start to finish."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I have yet had an experience that made me feel that I shouldn't go back. The service is very good, the food is excellent."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was my fourth or fifth time at the Ringside Fish House and it was my best experience yet. It was a little uneven the first couple of times I went shortly after they opened, but it has gotten better and better and our recent experience is the best yet. Every dish was outstanding. The salmon was nicely charred on the outside, but otherwise moist and succulent on the inside. The lobster soup was wicked rich, and the crab cocktail was incredibly fresh and the cocktail sauce was nicely laced with horseradish. Our server was excellent; friendly and attendant, and got us through a multi-course meal in time to get us to the symphony, without feeling rushed. We had a lovely window table, and the dining room was blissfully quiet."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Hello, We have never been to your restaurant and had heard great things about it. But we were quite disappointed in your menu. I chose this restaurant because my guest was visiting from Portland, Maine and she loves fish. But the fish menu was VERY limited we felt. Unfortunately we overhead another waiter telling another table that the Halibut (I believe it was Halibut) was just brought in a couple of WEEKS ago. He suggesting either the Halibut or a steak. I thought you were known for your Fish as the Ringside Steak house was steak. The descriptions of the dishes don't really say they come with a starch or vegetable. We saw the "sides" and assumed it was like the steak house? Wish we had known as we ordered sides."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our party was impressed by the use of unusual pairings of fish and vegetable ingredients along with tasty sauces. Things like kale, celery roots, unusual pepper sauces along with perfectly prepared cuts of fish made for a great dining experience. The staff was friendly and helpful from greeting to finish. My only issue as a visitor to Portland was the small number of Oregon wines on the list, although our Oregon Veltliner was a perfect choice with our dinners. To be fair, this was a Portland dining issue in general - promote the local wineries please! Frozen desserts were made in house, and my group thought the chocolate mousse was fabulous."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a 2nd lovely meal at RingSide and will return again. Our waiter was TERRIFIC. We both enjoyed our trout and my salad WAS SIMPLY SUPER! We will return ~ it's a great location with great views from the window-side tables."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "But if you have the dough (or gift certificates like us) it's worth heading upstairs to the dining room and having some very tasty chow. Even if i had more money than i knew what to do with i wouldn't eat the kind of food they serve at the fishhouse very often because: A: the fat, salt and butter is bad for you B: it tastes INCREDIBLE a couple of times a year if you eat simply most of the time. Save your cash and calories and go here once in a while."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, bone-in rib-eye was amazing, foraged mushrooms were gorgeous, meaty and delicious, creme brulee/donut dessert was to die for. Our server Jon was just perfect."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is decent, but service with Ed as our server may have been the best I've ever experienced in the world! This was truly an experience where you can see the value of having a great staff. His knowledge of the menu and his focus on accommodating the guests was a model for anyplace. Food has a broad menu and many options for all palates. Wine list is pretty extensive too. And... Do not miss the Fromage Blanc cheesecake."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Came here to celebrate my son's 17th birthday. We were treated very well, the food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was perfect. A lovely place to dine in Portland!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect, the table, the selection of wines and food were outstanding. Wonderful location and staff and would recommend a location for dining out to anyone in the Portland area."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Had a great time with my Dad here! Awesome food, great friendly staff/service. The hostess took to my request and gave us a great booth by the window. Thanks for the experience!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "No complaints other than I thought the price of the dinner was out of line with value of the meal."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Idaho trout was very good. Wine was a surprise as I had thought it was a German, but turned out to be a Washington State wine owned by a famous German brand. Still very good with the fish. This was our second visit to the Ringside Fishhouse in three weeks as we chose it for a 70th birthday celebration earlier in March. We do like the place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The bar was a very different experience compared to the dining room. It was loud and crowded - typical! I just wanted a drink while waiting for my table and was going to squeeze in at the bar but felt like that was not okay. I was asked to wait while a table became available and was cleared. Just odd! The dining room was the opposite. Very peaceful. Food was great. I had cod and it was buttery with a slight crispness."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience the other evening. The food was outstanding and the service was top rate. Ed was our server and did everything he could to make our dining experience a wonderful one. Also, the wine list was extensive as well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Ringside Fish house combines great fresh seafood choices prepared amazingly well with the excellent cuts of meat, preparation and service you find at the two Ringside steak houses. For my money this place beats Morton's, Ruth's Chris, or El Gaucho any time. This is the only place in town that never over-cooks my wife's favorite steak (Rib-Eye) and she got two meals (and a great bone for the Chihuahua) out of it. The Prime Rib is fantastic, the Caesar is fantastic, the cocktails and wine selections are fantastic. Should I go on? On the previous visit I had a seafood platter that puts M&S/Jake's/Harborside to shame. Should I go on? The location overlooking Director's square, walking distance to theatres, cinemas, etc. is perfect."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "i have been there twice now for the dining room . And both times i have been dissapointed in my meal. If you pay 32.00 for halibut it better be GREAT and last sat nite it was just ok. I could have made it better myself. It was served in a broth and the outside was crustey. I have had halibut many ways in other area restarants that really showcase this great pacific fish. I would reccommend uping the preparation of the food. last time I had surf and turf and I could have had it more to my liking at Red Robin. Anyway, think outside the box to really show off our awesome fish. (have you been to Seasons and Regions in Hillsdale, take a trip there and see how they do fish) The bar however has great food. So I will visit the bar again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Chris was an exceptional server and was very knowledgeable of our muslim dietary needs, without asking him he would proactively place our orders in accordance with what we wanted. Amazing service have never experienced that before, as well as service with a smile. He should be training all your employees in service excellence!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A great place to meet friends & catch up with them. Service was just right, not interrupting our conversations but informative & interesting. Our server was great with suggestions & not pushy. Overall the food was delicious, making it an enjoyable evening for our group."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The fish portions were extremely small...4oz. for a $42 piece of fish which was kind of bland. Our appetizer was WAY too salty and our sautéed spinach was mushy. We won't be going back anytime soon. The steakhouse is much better."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It is great to try new places during dining month. This restaurant was very good over all. The cod on the dining month menu was a bit overdone and a little dry, that would be my only complaint. All the flavors were nicely presented in the dishes. There was a lot of choice on the menu. Even though the cod was a little dry, I would go back and try more options from their menu. The open, windowed dining area was lovely, especially with the sun shining that day!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I am a big fan of the a Ringside West Steak House, and the Fish House did not disappoint. They exceeded my expectations! Love the onion rings, they never miss. I had the Caesar salad, my wife had the white bean soup - both were excellent. For the main course I had the Cioppino and she had the 'Simple Trout'. We were celebrating our anniversary, and all the staff were aware and treated us wonderfully. We loved the chocolate-salted caramel dessert. This is a great place to dine!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I wasn't expecting special treatment when I mentioned it was our Anniversary, but the staff really went all-out to make our experience special. They even presented us with a special dessert. Food was excellent. I had the halibut, which was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Delicious, but no meal is that expensive! And bottles of wine is average prices are $200? No way. We would probably never go back unless they were doing their $29 specials again. I can get that good of a meal for half that price in many other places. Waitstaff is very attentive however."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A very good experience (and I'm a frequent diner at the Fish House) highlighted by delicious fresh oysters. The steelhead was also particularly good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the staff very professional and the service was wonderful. It is a great place to dine before a concert or play."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "There are never surprises at Ringside. The food is excellently prepared and served, it is delicious and the service is impeccable. We are frequent diners as it is always so good and very convenient for our trips to downtown Portland."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived at 6:10pm for our 6:15 pm reservation. We were told our table was not ready and were offered the option to wait in the bar. We proceeded to the bar for a cocktail. About 15 minutes later we were told our table was almost ready...another 15 minutes later we were told it would be any minute...at 7pm, 45 minutes past our reservation time, we were told the table we requested would not be available and were offered another table. Once seated, service was amazing. Quick, efficient and friendly. We would definitely dine at this establishment again in the near future. I recommend the Maine Lobster Pasta, Grilled Swordfish, Ahi Tartar, Lobster Bisque and most definitely the Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly by the host but it went downhill after that. The salad was served with dressing mixed in, instead of on the side as requested. The server was very quick in replacing that but then, the long wait for our entree began. We had requested extra vegetables instead of the starch due to dietary restraints but when the entree finally arrived, there was only a very small serving of vegetables on a very sparse plate. The sole was quite good nonetheless. Disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic! We had a large party and he was very attentive as were all of the employees. The meals were hit & miss. Some meals were over cooked and some were just right. Not due to size of our party, but this is generally their reputation. However, they comped dessert for the poor meal. I would go back, but probably not with a large group. The atmosphere is lovely!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had the scallops and was unimpressed. For $37.00, 3 scallops with virtually no side, seemed very pricey for the quality. No flavor and small portion. I would not recommend. Service was good, but food quality not up to a standard that would warrant that pricing."
    Dined on 3/12/2014