King Tide Fish & Shell
We do that with a blend of the traditional and the non, the comfortable and the slightly twisted, the satisfying food and the swinging drink.
King Tide Fish & Shell embraces the Shared Plate philosophy that encourages more people to enjoy more flavors in more ways than any single plate can accommodate. And because we're Portland, we make it as local as possible. When we see water we think fish, so you'll find plenty of it on our menu. Basically, we just like to keep it fresh.
King Tide Fish & Shell is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.
Valet was the best part of the evening. Staff was blase about our existence in the dining room. Presentation of food was klunky and overdone. Foam on tart...foam is passe at best.
The restaurant is convenient to the hotel, but the food is significantly overpriced for the quality and service. There are much better options in the city. The choices on the menu are very limited. The service received was not professional. The main waiter performed as would be expected, but passed the drink order to another staff member that delivered the drink to the wrong table and left it there. Eventually, the table that the drink was delivered to alerted the attendant that it was not their drink. Instead of getting a new drink, we watched the waiter bring it to our table. I expressed concern that the drink had been sitting at another table and was not comfortable drinking it not knowing what could have happened to it while at another table. The waiter expressed anger that I would not accept the drink that he delivered to the wrong table. Under protest, he brought me a new drink. I got severe stomach issues later that night, which left me with a very bad impression of the restaurant -- I feel that either the waiter did something to the new drink out of anger or the food was bad (not fresh). I have no way of knowing whether the illness was arose from the restaurant or another meal. Regardless, we will not return.
Waiter was super nice and the view was beautiful! Food was average for an expensive restaurant.
Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your 5 star review and take feedback, such as yours, and use it to better improve our guest experience. We hope to see you again soon!
We came for the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. It was underwhelming. The pumpkin soup starter tasted more like beef broth than pumpkin and the crust was undercooked and doughy. The main course of branzino was perfectly cooked but the stuffing had an odd, sweet note that our palate did not find pleasing. Dessert was a greasy pumpkin doughnut accompanied with cream and a caramel "smear." Our server was earnest but seemed a bit new or overwhelmed. We ordered a bottle of wine and consistently had to re-pour our own glasses. The dining room is pleasant and you do have a good view of the river. We won't be back.
The fish dish was bony and difficult to eat, not a prime piece of fish, mainly backbone, not great. Beet salad was good and fish and chips were OK, chips were cool. Kind of hit and miss dinner...
Hi jvf41, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take feedback seriously and use it as a training opportunity to better improve our guest experience. I am sorry we missed the mark on your visit. I can assure you it was a one off situation and would encourage you to give us another chance. I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you again soon.
The whole fish was amazing, definitely coming back!
Five star fist pump! That is our flagship dish and we are so thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed it. We very much look forward to your return. See you soon!
Out for lunch at our favorite spot! I needed to catch up with my sister- she had never been here, not being much of a seafood person. She was very brave and got the fish and chips- she LOVED it!! I had the salmon and veggie plate, hubby did the same with rockfish. We started with the broiled oysters and the mussels- we CANNOT resist those items! I regret that I don’t remember our server’s name... she was cheerful and professional! Thank you for another lovely meal- we’ll be back soon!
Pazzogirl, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and your glowing 5 star review! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank your sister for being brave for us. We love to hear when we have turned another guest on to seafood. Cheers
Our plates had so many whole almonds that it really smothered the taste of the fish. Whole almonds did not pair at all with the plates. The entrance was not intuitive and had to ask where to check in.
Hi Greg, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take feedback seriously and will use yours as a training opportunity to improve our guest experience. It sounds like your visit was a one off situation and I would encourage you to come back and give us another chance. I know we can do a better job. We hope to see you soon!
Halibut and cauliflower almond “rice” was incredibly creative and well prepared. Mussels and crab and avocado toast were perfect starters. Attentive and friendly service. Perfect dining experience all around!
Philwupdx, Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! Chef Lauro Romero's passion and creativity comes through in every dish and we were thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return soon!
This is a casual restaurant with some Sparks of greatness in food and drink quality. There are Innovative dishes like the clam chowder, a lobster roll and shrimp cocktail. However there are some letdowns like the fish and chips which was greasy over fried and tasteless. However this misstep doesn't ruin some good work in the kitchen, bartender cocktails, and mostly proficient service.
Michael, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously to continuously improve our product and were so pleased to learn you enjoyed your visit. I believe your fish n chip experience was a one off situation and I know we can do a better job. Thank you for your 5 star review and we very much look forward to your return soon!
Great food, wonderful service, fair price.
Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your feedback; however, we strive for a 5 star experience every time and would love to know how to get there on your next visit? We look forward to seeing you soon.
The best mussels I've ever eaten! Great service! All excellent!
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We strive for a 5 star experience every time and would love to know how we can get there on your next visit.
Thank you for your glowing five star review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience here at King Tide and we very much look forward to your return soon.
Great service in the bar and in restaurant. Food recommendations were delicious. They made our 10 year anniversary dinner very special.
SaraR, Thank you for celebrating your 10 year anniversary with us at King Tide. We look to make every evening one to remember especially a 10 year anniversary, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate your glowing five star review and very much look forward to your return soon!
Delicious food, outstanding service, quiet enough to have a conversation.
Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your return
Went for Saturday Brunch. There was no indication we would be eating in the bar when I made the reservation on Open Table or on the restaurants website. Not a lot of crab in my eggs. Probably will not return for brunch.
Hi Peggy, Unfortunately we had some renovations to make to our dining. We appreciate everyone's flexibility as we make steps to constantly improve our space for our guests. We will use your feedback as a training opportunity, however, and make some adjustments to better serve our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity as I know we can do a better job.
Ended up & Kind Tide while attending a business conference at a nearby hotel. The meal was very good- the Salmon la plancha. It was cooked perfectly, was fresh and had an excellent flavor served with the verde option. I’d recommend it. The pricing was a bit high - probably due to its location in a hotel. All in all it was a good option near the riverfront.
Hi James, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. Chef Lauro's technique with fish is incredible and should be shared with the world. So glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your return soon!
Food was great, service is amazing.
Desert was a bit disappointing, maybe was better to have ice cream outside.
Kobico, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We strive for 5 star service and sounds like we hit the nail on the head. We take your feedback seriously and will look at make some improvements to dessert in hopes of wining a 5 star review during your next visit. We look forward to your return soon!
One of the best date nights we've had in so long! From the ambiance, to the service and the food- it was truly unbeatable. We purposely over ordered so that we'd have leftovers to eat later on! Cannot wait to come back for more, highly highly recommend!
Addison, Five star first bump! Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. We strive for that experience with every guest and love to learn when we hit the nail on the head. Thank you for sharing your experience. We very much look forward to your return soon!
We had very few expectations going in and thought that being a hotel restaurant it might not be that good. However we were amazed at the service and the quality of the food. The hamachi tostadas were out of this world. We all agreed that the beet salad was the best we’ve ever had. The monkfish osso Bucco was delicious.
Hi Anitamd, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We love to hear that type of reaction as that is a common misconception. We are Chef driven and focus on local, fresh, and quality ingredients cooked to perfection with service to match the awe striking location. The Hamachi tostadas are a crowd favorite with everyone that tries them. We look forward to your return soon!
The restaurant is beautiful with views of the Willamette River and the boardwalk. The bar was plush and comfortable with a cozy fire on a cool fall evening. We sampled the drink menu with oysters all around. Everything was delicious and our evening was made even better thanks to our very attentive waitress. Thank you!
Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We strive for 5 stars every time, so we would love to know how we could've improved on your experience? So glad you were able to enjoy the fire and sample through the beverage menu. We look forward to your return soon! Cheers
Parts of meal were excellent, my wife,s and my Freud’s pasta dish. My fish was dry and over cooked. Cheese cake was excellent the double choc. Cake not good. Service was OK, they corrected mistakes.
Hi ClarkK, We take all feedback seriously and will use yours as a training opportunity. Its sounds like a one off situation with your fish and I hope you will give us another opportunity to make it right. I know we can do a much better job. Look forward to your return soon!
The oysters was amazing
Five star fist bump! Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We look forward to your return soon.
I ordered a36$ dollar steak it wasn’t even seasoned and my wife ordered the halibut it was flavorless! The service was good and the wine was good but the food not so good!
Hi Duke, I want to apologize for missing the mark on your visit. We pride ourselves on our ability to put out great food with great service, but it sounds like we dropped the ball on your occasion. I can assure this was a one off situation as we get great reviews about our food quality and preparation and would encourage you to give us another chance. I know we can do a better job.
This is a wonderful restaurant on the waterfront. The chefs served up an exceptional gourmet dinner. Our complements. I do have to wince just a bit on the bartender's idea of 5 oz and mine. Seemed a bit on the less than 5 oz. For the price, anyway. But yes, I highly recommend this place.
Hi Regina, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Food and atmosphere was awesome, roasted beet appetizer was delish! Server was attentive, a bit on the pricier side to what we usually spend, however it was worth it as a treat while travelling from out of town.
Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. We hope to see you again next time you are in Portland!
I could not give this restaurant 5 stars simply because the service was so poor. The Food was excellent, and being outside on such a beautiful evening was great. We ordered 3 beverages, of which only one arrived after a very long wait and had to remind the server of our missing beverages as our dinner arrived. We ordered the special fish of the day which was excellent while our friend has the halibut. Both dishes were wonderful. It seems that they were poorly staffed with waiters in bar and the restaurant. It seems that the bar tab should also be combined with the dinner of which they could not do. Food great, wait staff were friendly but service needs some help.
Pambj, I was shocked when I read how poor your service was. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a 5 star experience but it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. That seems uncharacteristic of our service model here and I will use your feedback as a training opportunity to ensure this doesn't happen in the future. I would encourage you to give us another chance as I know we can do a much better job. Hope to see you again soon!
King Tide was a short walk from our nearby hotel so the location was convenient. We greatly enjoyed our dining experience and the fish selection we made was excellent. We would definitely consider returning next year when my wife and I visit the Portland area.
SMDude, Thank you for your glowing five star review. We appreciate your business and willingness to recommend. We look forward to your return next time you and your wife visit Portland. Cheers
My husbands birthday. They knew it and didn’t offer a desert or anything. The ambiance is awful. It lacks style top to bottom. Kinda like a Holiday Inn. Food was ok. Service was ok too. Won’t go back or suggest this place to anyone.
I want to apologize on behalf of my staff for missing the mark on your visit. I will use your feedback as a training opportunity to improve on our service. I can assure you this was a one off situation and would encourage you to come back and give us one more chance as I know we can do a much better job. Hope to see you soon!
This is a restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel which is a wonderful spot to stay. The restaurant is nice and the bar area next to the restaurant is big and very nice. Also sitting outside for dinner is a big plus as it overlooks the river. Food was good. If you're staying at the hotel certainly would recommend eating there.
Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. How may we get a 5 star review next time? It seems like we hit the mark on your visit but you only gave us 3 stars and we strive for a 5 star experience every time. Hope to see you back soon!
Amazing view by the river.
Five star fist bump! Thank you John
It took a little while for food to arrive. At times our waiter was switched out with anotherso it became a little confusing. Overall everyone was pleasant and the food was delicious.
Thank you for dining with us at King tide. We appreciate your business and willingness to share your experience. I apologize for the confusion but we very much garner a team atmosphere where everyone is helping everyone, but I can understand how that can be confusing. I will use your feedback as a training opportunity going forward. We hope to see you back soon!
The restaurant has a lovely outdoor seating area in the lounge, with a nice view of the ducks and the river below. A group of us (6) wanted to enjoy this area along with the happy hour specials, however rather than help us collect some chairs the waitress pushed us to proceed to the dining room, saying it also had a nice outdoor patio, but that we would have to forgo the HH specials. Well the dining patio turned out to be very noisy, with a lot of traffic noise from the bridge and a poor view of the river through all the trees. In addition, we were forced to pay full price for all our food, which in this restaurant is no small thing. Food was delicious, but small servings for the prices they charge; when they recommend sharing a $140 sea bass among four people, you would think the sides would serve more than two. All in all a lot of money for food that was not particularly special and bar servers not interested in pleasing customers. Will try somewhere else next time.
Texasgirl, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. I want to apologize for missing the mark on your visit. That is uncharacteristic of service standards we train. I can assure you it was a one off situation and would encourage you to give use another chance as I know we can do a much better job. We hope to see you back soon! With hospitality, Chase U (GM)
Wonderful experience for our last night in Portland! Great service from Jacob and excellent food. Four of us shared mussels, black cod, fish and chips and roasted beets...everything was delicious! Really enjoyed our meal and price was reasonable. Highly recommend!
Pyot, Thank you for your glowing five star review and recommendation. Jacob is an amazing server and I am glad to hear he hit the mark during your visit. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town!
We opted to eat outside so it was nosier. Halibut and oldster tortellini were outstanding. Very extensive wine list although no Moscato by the glass. Dress code was supposed to be upscale however there were a lot of patrons dressed in t shirts and shorts.
Thewineguy, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide and providing feedback on your experience. Just for future reference, we are fine dining in a casual atmosphere so we do allow t-shirt and shorts. I hope this wasn't the reason we missed out on the 5th star as we strive for a 5 star experience every time. We hope to see you again soon!
Excellent service delicious meal and drinks. Menu was a little limited
drdawg, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!
The service was fine. I had the scallops, they were good, not gritty. My husband had the halibut, it was overcooked. Our two companions had the salmon and lobster ravioli. There were no actual lobster pieces, it was a lobster mash in the ravioli. Considering underwhelming preparation and presentation, the menu is probably $4-$5 overpriced.
Lauraw, Thank you for dining with us at King Tide. We take your feedback seriously and appreciate your willingness to share your experience. We hope to you will give us another opportunity as I know we can do a much better job.
King Tide has great food in a beautiful setting, but their clam chowder is amazing! Lots of goodies in it (bacon, purple potato, onions, etc.), along with fat juicy clams...and the presentation is first-class.
Harryl, Five star fist bump! Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you back again soon! Cheers
When I made a reservation they asked me what is the occasion. I told them for my wife birthday. But at the end of the meal I had to tell the waiter. It was celebrated my wife birthday tonight. Even though the waiter did nothing for us. That was the downside from the service. Therefore I would not recommend people are going there to celebrate their birthday.
Simon, I am disappointed to read that your wife's special evening was not celebrated accordingly. We send out dessert on the house for every birthday celebration and try to make them as special as possible here at King Tide. I apologize that we missed the mark, as that is by no means our standard. We are very grateful for you choosing to celebrate at King Tide and would love another opportunity to make it right. We hope to see you back soon. With hospitality, Chase U. (GM)
Great bday dinner and service. Back soon! Thank you
Adam, Thank you for your glowing five star review! We appreciate your willingness to share your experience. We look forward to your return soon.