Showfish Newport

4.2
157 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
What 157 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGoldie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was awful, would never go again and no desire to stay at the resort

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foodlover
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Greeted at hostess desk and showed to our table by Katie. She said "You can rearrange the furniture however you like." as opposed to resetting the table so one of the diners' back would face the fabulous view instead of a wall.
Soup almost fell onto one diners' lap when served. Wedge salad - classic & difficult to get wrong - was almost inedible, no blue cheese to be found but LOTS of vinegar in the dressing. Pasta dish w/ meat sauce had barely any meat. Petite filet was maybe 4 oz., most restaurants' standard is 6 oz. Asparagus was woody.
Glass of Caymus wine at $28 was the best part of the meal.
Ridiculously overpriced with poor service. Especially disappointing since we are locals and love the location. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hostess was very rude. Ruined the evening. Food is mediocre.

JH
vipJenniferH
New England
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Ir took 45 minutes to get bread- over an hr to get our apps- which were cold. When we told the manager, he dropped an “Fbomb” at the table.

1 of our cocktails came in a chipped glass at which point it was exchanged for another glass- which took almost 20 minutes.

The food and presentation was fabulous but the feint of the house was poorly managed.

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MICHAELL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The online menu needs to be updated. Was really craving the short ribs. Chicken entree was so small. The Octopus was spot on. The view and weather were perfect. Service was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful last night and you were. Great atmosphere and sunset

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TrexCT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything. From the bead and water to the dessert. The lobster stuffed with macaroni and cheese with truffles was perfection. Beautiful set set on the patio overlooking everything. Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great views
Great food
Great ambiance
Service started off not that great. Was confused as to who our server was. Had to ask. Once a server came she made up for the rest of the dinner

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vipMaiaCulinaria
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poor service, noisy, long wait, small portions, too expensive

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vipTR00
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. We’ve been to gurney’s showfish restaurant on star island many times and had an occasion to be in Newport. It was an overall fantastic experience.Yvonne our server couldn’t have been more attentive, sweet and fast. We watched the sunset while enjoying excellent drinks and an amazing lobster/Mac and cheese dish that was off the charts! And the kimchi lobster fried rice is a must for the table, as are the fresh shucked oysters! Bravo Showfish! Can’t wait to come back.

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Disappointed
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff was friendly, very courteous and helpful. The food was disappointing, especially given the a la carte style menu. The calamari was plentiful and finish and treatment fine. But the calamari itself was rubbery. My spouse and I would have enjoyed less quantity in exchange for better quality. The asparagus spears were large and plentiful but not very sweet or tender. If only they had been small. The halibut was dry near the edges but okay in the center. Our bill came to about $150 for a shared calamari appetizer, two halibut entrees, a shared asparagus side, and one soda. The entrees were $46 each. We expect those prices for well prepared, quality menu items in a nice restaurant, but other than for the servers and assistants, it was pretty much. The atmosphere did not match the prices. Thankful for the waitstaff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Probably a lifetime top ten terrible dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They set us in the bar area. We had to talk over a DJ blasting music. The people next to us was a group on 20 year old people who were in swimsuits (guys). Had to ask for bread three times. The food was good but not worth the money related to the casual dinner feel you will have to sit through.

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KellyE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our server Srdan was excellent! The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good, but waited a long time for food with no updates from our waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Under staffed. Ordered halibut which was one of two fish entrees on menu. They did not have an substituted with scallops. Fish vs seafood? Restaurant is in Newport, how do you run out of fish?

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The location is fabulous. The food was great. Our drinks and apps were timely. But after we ordered dinner, we never saw our server or food for an hour. We actually had to get up and ask for them. I realize it’s apres-covid and restaurants are short staffed, but an hour is too long.

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, and the staff were super friendly

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LisaR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our second time at Showfish. We went to the showfish in Montauk last year. This wasn’t a great experience as last time. The angry lobster saved us, the best thing on the menu. But the filet mignon was not cooked to preferred desire. We asked for medium, it came out rare. And the chicken entree was beyond salty. We didn’t eat our entrees. And the server didn’t even check on us at all. When asked if we liked. We explained what happened. But it was already 2 hrs into dinner. Like no. We are over it. It was very disappointing. I don’t see myself coming back to this location.

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RochelleD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waitress was very attentive, funny and interactive with us. I loved the atmosphere

MC
vipMorgC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff, great food and drinks. ❤️

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vipdanweiss
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We arrived at 8 o’clock for an 815 reservation and were told we would be seared on time finally we were seated at 8:45 ordered our dinner for 15 minutes later and didn’t get served until 1010, one hour and 10 minutes after we place the order

Very disappointing. They did comp some of the meals and drinks but we did not go there for that that

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vipSHS7756
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Server disappeared for 20 minutes after introducing himself so we requested a new server. Disappointed that a fish restaurant has only 2 fish dishes on its menu, salmon and branzino. Our server recommended Wagyu beef and 3 lb lobster which are the most expensive items on the menu. Food was good. Atmosphere was pretty but not worth the money.

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VinM25
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful experience here. The food was delicious, ambience was breath taking and service was impeccable. We left a little sad it’s a pop up but we felt lucky to get in on the experience. We hope to return again soon!! FYI definitely try the Lobster fried rice, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted!

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vipJerseygirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just a perfect view and delicious food! Highly recommend

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EmmaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately very slow and disappointing service. The food seemed like it had been reheated. Overall a disappointing experience and we wouldn't go back.

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vipHappyDiner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious! Loved the Angry lobster - and really appreciated the staff observing an allergy noted when the reservation made (without needing any reminder)!

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vipNadjaP
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was better than the service or the music. The ambience should have been great, but the music was loud and obtrusive. Too much 50’s be-bop. Waitress not happy with us—she Even rolled her eyes at us. Won’t return.

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vipXiony
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food and great views.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Good was incredible. Our service was less than par for the amount that we spent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve ever experienced. $150 steak came out cold twice, bad salads, dirty plates sat on the table until the steak came out, upwards of 30 mins after we were done with the salads. Waiter didn’t even realize we were there, we had to ask for someone to take our order. Very bad experience.

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vipLaurenR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Experience was awesome, there was a live DJ and the food was delicious. Great experience!!

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vipallanh
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Close your ears! This has got to be the noisiest restaurant in Newport. It is regretable because the food and the service can be quite good. But Gurney's management has carried its "hot resort vibe" into Showfish, which it doesn't need. The cauliflower and tuna poke apps were nicely presented and delicious. The scallops were very large and tasty. The spinach side, too, was quite good, but the portion was far too large even if shared by two people. I have been to this space several times and our server was the best I had there. I think they have a good chef and train their servers well, but this effort is all lost in the noise. They need to pay attention to this all hard-surfaced room and attenuate the sound somehow. Otherwise, close your ears!

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CherylS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was so much worse than any of us have ever had. We were in town for a family wedding. So, we made reservations for our family of six to enjoy a special dinner the evening before the wedding day. After a long wait upon being seated, our waitress wouldn’t let us order an appetizer with our drinks. She said she was only allowed to turn in one ticket to the kitchen. So, we asked for a minute. She gave us 25 before coming back to our table. They were out of three menu items. But, we were hungry and ordered. It took forever to get our food and then when we wanted our check, our waitress was MIA again. She waited another 25 minutes or so before coming back. Then she told us she couldn’t separate our bills. When we finally got our check, another 15 or so minutes, she had a 20 percent gratuity charge. We typically top 22 percent or more (especially since COVID) but she really didn’t earn this in any way. She made our experience miserable. Food is good but definitely overpriced if this is how they run things.

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Sbear
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent breakfast with great food, great service and a beautiful view of the water.

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vipThaiFiend
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Scallops exceptional. Broccolini “Caesar” had no lettuce but was superb. Chicken was very good, service was good. Room was noisy 1/3rd filled. There are 4 rooms- outside, bar, and two inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff and management are very accommodating despite a very busy night on a holiday weekend.
Food is fabulous.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! The truffle fries were the best fries I’ve ever had! Can’t wait to come back next time we’re in Newport!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding party

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vipFrequentDiner
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you want one of the best views in Newport, go here! Service was extremely slow at first, to the point of my husband going to the bar to serve ourselves. After we flagged down a waitress, everything was outstanding. Food was remarkable, although pricey. We found the host to be very snobby, but the waitress was wonderful. Looking forward to a return visit!

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Showfish Newport is rated 4.2 stars by 157 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.