Showfish Newport

4.2
192 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 192 people are saying
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Eddie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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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
126 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
52 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
12 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Great appetizers. Mediocre entrees

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vipTennisgirl1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside for dinner. It was nice and music playing in the background gave it a nice vibe. The service was excellent all around and our server Yvonne was engaging and fantastic. The menu was varied and way better than average. We had the Tuna Poke and clam chowder to start and both were great. Dinner we chose the Halibut which was wonderfully prepared and a pasta dish. Desert we chose the gelato. Everything was amazing. One of the best dining experiences this summer.

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SeanA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tremendous. The angry lobster app was one of the best we ever had

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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Jamie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were definitely expecting more. The angry lobster was great! Unfortunately the filets that we ordered were over cooked. My husband ordered rare and I ordered medium rare. Both came out medium well and the main took so long to come out that we didn’t want to wait for another to be cooked. The creamed spinach side was flavorless. We expected impeccable food and it was mediocre overall.

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vipJennV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

As guests of the hotel, my husband and I dined here last night. We ordered some apps that were decent then proceeded to order our dinner.
I ordered a filet to be cooked rare, while my husband asked for the halibut.
Unfortunately, my steak came out medium well- warm, pink.
Much to my husband’s dismay, I sent the steak back. (For $70.00, the chef should know how to cook a steak.)
About 5-6 minutes later, I received ANOTHER poorly cooked steak- still grossly overcooked. I decided to only eat the small portion in the center that still had a bit of flavor remaining.
The service is good, the staff is friendly. The chef should not be allowed to offer a filet on his menu if he doesn’t know how to prepare it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Beautiful setting and very good food. Unfortunately the inattentive service detracts from what otherwise would be a very positive review. We were seated and it took 20 minutes for a server to come to our table and ask us if we’d like a drink. We also overheard the couple at the next table ask a server when they walked by if they could take their food order as they were sitting for a very long time.

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vipGoldie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
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 on August 1, 2021
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 on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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MICHAELL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
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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vipJenniferH
New England
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful last night and you were. Great atmosphere and sunset

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TrexCT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
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!!!

FAQs

Showfish Newport is rated 4.2 stars by 192 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.