Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower

  • Online Reservations

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
  • Phone: (503) 227-3900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We started with an order of onion rings, which are a must. They were fabulous. For entrees, we all ordered fish, nearly all ordered the King Salmon from Oregon waters. Everybody really enjoyed the entree and accompaniments. For dessert we shared a few of the house made donuts, also delicious. We brought a few bottles of wine, and the server was great about opening and pouring the bottles. We have always experienced great service here and will be back again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "First off I want to say that the service was outstanding! The problem we all had was with the food. If you choose any type of sauce it did not complement but overpowered the food. My son had the surf and turf and the filet was similar to a rawhide chew stick for my dog. The lobster was mushy and the only flavor note was that it was old. I had the salmon which could have been any fish as the sauce was overpowering. My wife had the halibut which was over cooked and tough and the ragout was hard. The waiter was great and the wine list commendable."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "So sorry I did not find this place sooner on our trip to Portland. My husband works evenings so finding good restaurants that open in time are a challenge. Luckily that start dinner service at 4pm. They had a 3 course special that we did not have time for, but I am guessing that is like he food we had would have been superb. I had the trout and it cooked perfectly as we're the carrots and the rice that accompanied it. My husband had a Filet and au gratin potatoes, both were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went on Saturday night for dinner. Food was absolutely outstanding as was the server. Steak was incredible and the cedar plank salmon was perhaps the best fish I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I recently went to Ringside to celebrate a big announcement with our families. Everything was going great until the dessert menu was presented. The waitress gave us the menus and then proceeded ignore us and chat with another table about wine for over 15 minutes. While we were waiting to place our order we just sat there in amazement and watched her go on and on about wine and other small talk with the table. We ended up not ordering dessert because of her, and unfortunately the meal ended on a slightly sour note because of her service. We have been to this restaurant several times with friends and family because the food is excellent, and usually the service is too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent. They have the best crab cakes in town by far! The heirloom tomato Caprese salad was amazing! And not to mention my 6oz Filet Mignon.... Seriously, the BEST steak I've had in years. I really enjoyed my food. The only negative I have is that we were overlooked for almost 15 mins before I waved the host over and told her no one had stopped by. She immediately went and found a server and we were taken care of."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "There were so many options, it was difficult to choose. Fish was perfectly cooked. A bit salty for my taste for the grilled salmon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Crab legs excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Thought this restaurant was fabulous. Sat at a corner booth that was private and quite. We both had a wedge salad that was terrific with house made bacon slabs . My trout and husbands swordfish was outstanding. Wonderful dinner"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is one of our neighborhood go-to's; we eat here a lot. One of the reasons I'm seldom disappointed is that the Ringside will work with you until it's right. Case in point: One bite told me my entree was too salty for my taste. My alert server caught this right away, and had my fish and veggies re-done so that the true taste of summer, not salt, came through."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food - Great Service - Great Sommelier - We have asked for recommendations on several occassions and have always been pleased with the selection. Note: selections have all been moderatly price between 70 and 120 per bottle although I am sure you could spend a whole lot more if you desire."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Tewi is a great wait person. She was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We certainly enjoyed our dinner, it was an early pre-show dinner. They we very accommodating to any requests and the food was well prepared and presented. Overall service was good it was just slow. They were very accommodating in packaging up our deserts, but it shouldn't have been necessary. We'd still go back in a minute and will."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "the food and service was extraordinary, very enjoyable location, good parking options."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful. Excellent taste and presentation. Staff is very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Noisy Friday bar, but restaurant mouse level is low. Seafood was good. Mussels so so. Seafood entries were all very nice and well presented."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. The server was engaging but not overbearing. I would recommend this restaurant over Jake's Famous Crawfish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Please ask for Joan to be your server. She will make sure your evening is perfect."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Being right down town, the Valet parking was a great convenience, and well worth $7 plus tip. The menu offered great variety, and included a 3 course dinner selection (although we did not opt for that). My wife had the grilled Swordfish over Parsnip Puree with bacon & arugula which she thoroughly enjoyed, I opted for the Chiopino, which was flat out delicious. The broth was very rich with just a hint of spiciness and the shellfish was not overdone. I requested an additional piece of Bruscetta to soak up the last of the broth. Our server was professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. Prices are on the high side - this wouldn't be a 'once a month' destination; but will remain on our short list for birthdays, anniversary's, etc."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful seafood selection with floor to ceiling windows looking over a city park. Great advice and service from our server. I'd love to come here again when in Portland. The room was full, yet quiet even with several children eating an early dinner with their parents."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been to the other 2 Ringside restaurants but this was our first visit to the Fish House. We started with a drink during Happy Hour in the bar. Everyone was pleasant and the service was prompt. We had a reservation but arrived early. They did come to seat us in the dining room. I wouldn't say the ambiance was anything special but the service was outstanding. Two of us had the swordfish - very tender. My husband had the prime rib and it was cooked to his liking and a generous portion."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful setting overlooking new-ish 'Director's Park'. Little did we know that this would be one of the warmest evenings of the summer so far and the sun got a little too warm by our window table towards the end of dinner. Had we known about the lovely view from the back room on the north side of the building, we would have chosen a table there. Next time...Yes, we will be back. The evening was delightful due to our wait person, Adam, being so attentive. The food was as we expected - delicious. I had Quinault Salmon and my husband had the New York steak, both prepared perfectly. Loved the nice touch of the hand-written note on the table. Thank you for a memorable evening to celebrate our 32nd!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Had an excellent seafood dinner and highly recommend starting out with the selection from the oyster bar. Another must-have is their pomme-frittes topped with crab (worth the trip alone just for this taste of heaven)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not thrilled with our server. Not overly friendly. We were celebrating my Birthday and our anniversary. For desert we did not have any choice in what we were served, granted it was on the house, but I have an allergy to nuts. The desert served had nuts. Overall it was an ok experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The best part about dining at Ringside in the service. Their staff is on point! We did the early dining 3-course meal one price; came soup/salad, meal (husband had prime-rib and I had the fish) and (the best) crème brulee. We usually go to the RingSide on Burnside, but will definitely return to the Ringside Fish House."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Exceptional seafood, beautifully sourced and prepared. Tables are nicely spaced. Staff are well-trained and attentive."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Delicious choices. Cocktails and food were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As expected I had an amazing dinner here at RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower. This place continues to exceed my expectation. The price is not so bad at all."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I'm gluten free & dairy free so it was a challenge to eat here as every sauce they make has soy in it which has gluten in it unless you buy gluten free soy which they don't! I chose this fish house thinking it would be easy to eat GF. It's not unless you want plain grilled flavorless fish. Just one tiny little change of switching the soy they use would make all the difference in the world! Hint, hint! But our waiter was absolutely super on top of it and I was thankful for his patience. This is an expensive restaurant without ambiance but the couple next to me raved about the Cedar planked salmon which they order at every place they see it in the menu & this was hands down the best they ever had."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our first visit to rRingside Fish House after many to the west sde Steakhose. Selection of seafood choices, preparation and presentation excellent , staff and service superb from valet parking, to greeter, to server. If any downside was simply shortage of a second bottle of same wine, but our server went beyond the norm in helping in selection of an alternative. Definitely on the "return to" list! especially for any special occasion ."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were offered as a special welcome the truffle fries. We usually do not eat such foods but this was amazing and we pleaded with our lovely waitress to take the plate away before we wiped it out. Our meal was simple after that with the Ahi Poke and salads all of which were delicious. The Gruner Veltliner was one of the best I've had."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at the Ringside Fish House. I liked the Ringside Fish House because you could order some really nice seared scallops while still enjoy the same steaks from the original Ringside steakhouse. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a nice booth for our anniversary. We would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family treated my husband to dinner on Father's Day. He ordered the steak and salmon (42.00) entrée. The items were tasty and well cooked, but portions very small. The menu listed that it came with polenta as well, but it was merely an extremely small garnish, not a side dish. My husband is not a large person, (165 lbs), and stated unless he had also not consumed two rolls, he would have left the table hungry. Others in my party ordered from the prix fixed menu and the portions were much more satisfying."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The menu was quite varied,had a little something for everyone. All dishes were plated beautifully and tasted as well as they looked. My husband and son-in-law enjoyed the mussels appetizer, and we all loved the onion rings."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We celebrated an anniversary at the Ringside Fish House before heading to a play. We both had the Pre-Theater special. The lobster soup was so good that we wanted to lick the bowl! The 4 entrees gave a nice variety of choice, and the dessert was yummy. The value for the price was outstanding. We also have some dietary restrictions, and the RFH was able to easily accommodate our needs. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The frites with truffle and crab in Hollandaise is superb - rich and finger-licking good. This is a must have, but, it is rich! As I wasn't too hungry, I had the shrimp salad - butter lettuce, fennel, dill and little shrimp. My problem was the shrimp tasted like it had been frozen previously and was still too cold. As these were the only two things I had, my food rating was "5" for the crab frites and "2" for the shrimp salad, thereby resulting in a "3." Other diners food looked really good, just to confuse the issue. Can't say enough about friendly and knowledgeable staff in all the Oregon restaurants I went to on this trip. The wine recommendation was perfect for what I had and were even willing to laugh at my jokes."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We decided to dine downtown instead of in the trendy SE areas. With great experiences at the original Ringside Steakhouse, we chose their Fishhouse in the Fox Tower. We were not disappointed. Same impeccable service and delicious food. For a weekend the restaurant was active but not disturbingly noisy. A very pleasant way to spend our 41st wedding anniversary. Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Ringside fish house always pleases. The staff is courteous and friendly. The wait-staff is very educated on all parts of the small but varied menu. The food is balanced and delicious and delicately seasoned; not drowned in sauces. Steaks are cooked to perfection. The lobster add-on had terrific flavor but a little tough (only complaint). The wine menu is impressive. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I visited the Steak house side a few months ago, and decided we had to try the fish side this time around. The service was Amazing, they had a special dessert for us because it was our anniversary, and a card thanking us for celebrating with them. The only part that was a bummer was that we got the best seat because it was right next to the window, but the sun was blaring in even through the blinds and it was very hot. But the food was amazing, service even better, I loved it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Nice variety on menu, good for fish lovers and others. Enjoyed atmosphere, quiet and easy to carry on a conversation with business clients. Service was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/4/2014