Showfish Newport

4.1
206 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At Showfish Newport, fresh fish, ripe vegetables and hand-selected specialties are spun into one-of-a-kind dishes. Enjoy a taste of Montauk in Newport, Rhode Island. We do our best to honor all seating requests at the time of check-in but are unable to guarantee outdoor seating. Table reservations are held for a 15 minute grace period.

Firepits are reservable for Hotel Guests only, but we will make them available on a first-come first-served basis if there are any openings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Turkey sandwich was processed cold cuts. Could have just gone to Subway. Server didn’t ask us if we wanted refills on our drink.

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Cbl20
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor restaurant is beautiful and service was excellent. The menu is very limited and could use some additional selections for main courses. The one item I wanted, the chicken, they didn’t have .

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General
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Tables were wooden outdoor tables with black mold staining on them. For price of dinner entrees they should have been clean or covered with linens. Food was ok but not exceptional so not worth the price. Servers were not serving properly from the right but seemingly professional but in need of more training.

More than once things were dropped and glassware broken. Bar area was moderately clean but not up to standard for a restaurant with wines by the glass from $12-$20/glass.

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SheilaR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, outstanding service and the clam chowder was excellent.

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vipMimi
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed that it wasn’t clear when we made Open Table Reservation that they only serve appetizers from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. That just isn’t highlighted anywhere and we would have gone elsewhere or even to a different Guerney’s Newport restaurant. That said, the calamari was excellent although food took way too long to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We stayed the night for the first time at Gurney's. For top hotel pricing ($600 and well over $1000 per night) I was stunned how bad the service and so-so the food was at lunch. We made reservations for 11:30 but was told when we got there we couldn't order until 11:45 but that turned out to be well after 12:15. The mixed drinks were so-so. We were a group of 4. We ordered chicken sandwiches, wedge salad, cobb salad, truffle fries and macaroni and cheese. We got the salads first. The Wedge salad's presentation was nice but it was drowning in dressing, no exaggeration. But when we got the salads, we waited several minutes for napkins and utensils. We finally had to flag someone to ask for them. The other big disappointment was the main course. The fries were actually cool to the touch and the macaroni barely warm. Sandwiches were so-so. No one wanted to wait for them to remake the fries so we ate what we got. I'm sorry to be so negative but it is very frustrating to pay such high prices for things like this. The whole operation was unorganized and the people working were clearly inexperienced in service all around. We ate outside so the views and grounds were beautiful. I would never go out of my way to eat here. It was slow, mediocre, cold and expensive.

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vipLove2WineNDine
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is VERY GOOD and the service was excellent plus friendly and pleasant
The view is beautiful looking on to the water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible

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hollyr
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I havent had such a bad experience in a long time. This was a bday celebration for my husband and it was terrible. We waited 45 min after our appetizer for our main dishes, when the arrived 2/4 were cold so we waited at least 20 more minutes for 1 of the meals to come back, and the other half of my daughters meal came when we had all finished. We would ask staff for water- a serving spoon- a dessert menu to be met w blank stares and they didnt understand what we asked for. We never got a dessert menu. When we first said the food was cold there were no apologies/ let me fix it just annoyed looks. Everything was an effort- our meal took 3’- and not from an enjoyable delay but from lack of service. There was no effort to make it right. We didnt even eat together because of such large gaps with returning food to us. It was just a miserable evening- and the food that came wasnt that spectacular for the price. Its a spectacular atmosphere- but was ruined by staff who were unpleasant and had poor serving skills. There were meals that coat $145- and they just handed the plate to the guest. They didnt serve the meal- and to clear they would ask the people to hand dishes across the table. For those prices staff should be know how to serve from the left and clear from the right. Just every detail was dropped. I cant imagine returning.

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vipCINDYT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing.

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vipLove2WineNDine
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
Food was great - setting was beautiful!

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CatherineB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside around the fire pits~ after an amazing dinner~ steaks /fish/ calamari / salad / dessert
Cocktails were delicious ~ waitstaff very friendly

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wdartt
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, beautiful view. Agree with other reviews that it's a tad bit loud -- turning down the music would help.

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Eddie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good salmon and filet mignon. Sat outside with a nice view.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here multiple times and it continues to be one of my favorites. They do an amazing breakfast, and as always the views are amazing. The service was superb. I highly recommend this spot for anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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vipCasey1255
Caribbean
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! It was a beautiful evening and this was the ideal spot to enjoy the sunset. Our server was professional and charming. The food was delicious. I’ve noted some reviews complaining about prices, but we found that the quality of the food fully supported the expense. This is an upscale location compared to some of the other “dockside” restaurants in Newport. It’s off the beaten track and there’s none of the hustle and bustle of the more touristy places. Our fellow diners were mostly hotel guests, families enjoying the night in front of one of the many fire pits with their well-behaved children, or visitors like us, nicely attired and prepared to pay for a leisurely dockside dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always an amazing time when we come here!

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vipDerekV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Definitely a great spot to be at out in Newport. Salmon, octopus, and halibut were all delicious. Mac and cheese was good but came out cold, would definitely come back!

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vipStephenceo
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was great , food excellent and great night ps get some heaters

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KariM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Reserved inside dining, but we were only given the option of a busy deck on a windy day as there was no inside dining room. Service was very slow with no table bussing after so we sat with a pile of dirty dishes. Food was not good, lobster roll was full of shells, and everything was very overpriced. Disappointing experience.

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vipElissa
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time!

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vipJosueM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is outstanding but the time it took to get appetizers was long and the.time between appetizers and main course was even longer.
Waitress was great and apologetic, not her fault.

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Cathyd
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Menu was limited but we found items to order. The hot and cold Caesar salad was unique but excellent. We both enjoyed it. My husband ordered the pasta with veal bolgonese and although he said it tasted good the portion was more like a side dish of pasta with a small splattering of sauce. I had the salmon which came with about 4 tiny potatoes and succotash that was mostly Lima beans. We were celebrating our mutual birthdays and were planning on having dessert but the menu was extremely limited. I’m celiac and must eat gluten free but the only offerings were gelato. Very disappointing. A family member had left their credit card to pay for our meal but the waiter didn’t know anything about it. We asked so we could be sure they weren’t also charged and our waitperson didn’t make an attempt to find out. All in all it was a disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, live DJ, best view of the sunset and the bridge

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was painfully slow and terrible. Our waitress was friendly and we could tell it wasn’t her fault, but we were waiting for an hour just to get some bread and when it came out it was cold. Food was over cooked and nothing special but it was good

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vipDianeDP
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, imaginative but limited menu. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, wedge salad, halibut and filet. The view was beautiful. Our server, Joseph, was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff was kind and quick to resolve a minor issue.

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Stella
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor patio fine dining spot in Newport. The string lights, fire tables and music create a vibrant South Beach Miami type of feel. Menu has everything you'd expect from an upscale Newport restaurant and the service is outstanding, even on a busy night.

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Joem
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was not up to expectations. Overpriced. Waiter not very attentive. Noise level and music much too loud. Used to got to Scarpetta's and was hoping for the same experience. Far from it!!!

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Kellydaughter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Unexpectedly and happily, we were seated outside. It was a gorgeous Summer evening-poised for sunset. Three of us split two appetizers- the wedge salad and the buratta salad. Our entrees were delicious, rigatoni with meat sauce and two of us shared a Bronzini entree. Aside from a decadent dessert (Mocha Tiramisu) the view snd sunset were the star of the evening. Service was good.

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vipPints
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Good music. Great vibes.

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TonnieG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Online menu for the fire pits did not match actual experience. We were hoping to enjoy a burger and truffle fries at sunset per the website menu, but we're advised only $100+ steaks available. With that said, we ordered other appetizers that were delicious....but would love for them to bring back the burger!

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vipJoJo15
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great time on the patio. Angry lobster was awesome!

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vipLovestoeatout2
New England
50 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went for dinner. The picture shown in Showfish Newport RI is not the correct pic - believe this is taken from New York Showfish. Very misleading. No boothes as shown in pic. Service is understaffed making wait times from beginning to end painfull. Food not really that great. Outdoor seating showed bird droppings on railings which run along tables. Pricing very high for the low quality served. Advise to be very carefull. We were very disappointed.

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karent
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was good. However, the service was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good atmosphere and food!!!

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vipgreatitalian
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately the service was very poor. Food was fine. The host worked hard to get us a nice table and then it went downhill. Server got the drinks wrong and then messed up our food order. Our main course arrived before we were done with appetizers and we had to clear our own plates. Didn’t see our server at all until 20 minutes after we were done eating at which time he came and asked us if we wanted more drinks. Maybe they are just understaffed but doesn’t make up for amateur mistakes.

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ADNYMONTAUK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible, starting with the host. We had a reservation and he was rude and did not accommodate our outdoor reservation made 4 months in advance, despite there being multiple large tables available. Further, when we were rudely thrown at a dirty table inside, our server spilt our drinks on us when putting them down. Our food was cold. Expected MUCH better from Gurneys. Will not be coming here again not recommending to anyone coming to Newport.

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Showfish Newport is rated 4.1 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.