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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
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11:00 PM
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RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower

4.5
1778 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
A contemporary Northwest fish house with a modern accent. Expect the finest service as experienced servers guide you through the menu. The RingSide Fish House is the sibling of the Iconic RingSide SteakHouse and is honored to be chosen as one of Tom Horan's Top Ten Fish Houses in North America. The menu sources only the freshest seafood from local fish mongers and oysterman - but still has steaks and our "Famous Onion Rings"for those who want the classic RingSide experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Mon- Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar Hours:
Mon - Sat: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 227-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Gill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SW Taylor
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Parking details
Complimentary Self-Parking is available in the Fox Tower Garage validated with the purchases of entrees. On-street parking is also available at posted rates.

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Public transit
Located adjacent to the Pioneer Square MAX Station.
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Entertainment
A perfect stop before the Theater, whether it be on the Big Screen or on the Stage. Many diners find the ambiance of the restaurant overlooking Director Park as entertainment in itself.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Park Avenue Room is a private room that can accommodate up to 32 guests for meetings, parties, receptions or a sit down lunch or dinner.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 11:00PM

What 1778 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was good, the service was great. William let us try a drink of his house wine, would definitely recommend. Thought that they validated parking.... ended up still paying 7 dollars somehow in the fox tower.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our love a week after Valentine's Day. Ringside Fish was perfect for dinner! Food beautifully cooked and artfully served. The crab salad we shared was unique and delicious. My scallops were so tender with risotto adding to the richness. We had a lovely time; with wait staff that were close by but no hovering. A lovely evening all around. Thanks Ringside.

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vipBluelakeAve (Portland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated a belated Valentine’s Day there. 5-Star service!!! The food was great. The only complaint was my husband‘s prime rib was a little chewy. My cioppino was excellent!!! Thee waiter was also very attentive and friendly.

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CliffordB 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve had in years along with 5 star service.

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AnitaJ 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Professional, quick service and a sumptous meal in a warm and cozy setting! We'll be back!

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dovina99 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My husband and I dined in the bar on our first date and have come back for every anniversary since. It was only fitting, therefore, that we should celebrate our wedding night enjoying dinner at the place where we went on that first date. The food was spectacular. But the service and care from our server Santi, and the rest of the staff was absolutely superb. Sophisticated, elegant, and just tasty to the last bite! Thank you for making our special day just that more memorable.

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vipMJSW (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

William was our waiter and he always recommends the best wine to go with our meals. The salmon was cooked just right, moist and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved the hostess’s facial reaction( froze) as we approached and asked if we can get in even though we had no reservations (we did have them of course). The servers were extremely friendly and courteous. The food was great. Overall we were pleased to spend our Valentine’s dinner at the Ringside Fish House. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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Cyan (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had an amazing Valentine's Day date here, it really succeeded at making the evening special. I looked around and saw multiple other couples clearly experiencing the same magic. Then the food came and we gorged ourselves on delicious sea food until we were stuffed (we ate The Grand Ringsider)!

Ed was an amazing waiter, we told the manager to give him a raise.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Ringside Fish House consistently delivers excellent food and service. We have come here several times and know we will be happy with the experience. I enjoy being so well taken care of.

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icheck (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We were here for Pre Valentine dinner and it was busy. I had House Chiopinno and it was good, my husband had surf & turf his steak was good but mashed potatoes was salty and we waited for a long time to get food so he didn't complained.

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HappyDiner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We met our son here for dinner while he was in town for a conference.
All of the staff that we encountered were congenial and welcoming. Service and food was great. And they validate parking for the garage in the same building...at least an $8 value.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Next time you make a crab salad more crab and un-shredded would be good.

My friend had a very good lobster soup and Manila clams.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was excellent, very fresh and perfectly prepared. The service was likewise excellent.

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vipLovesfo (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The evening started off great. Checked our coats, beautiful table. Ordered drinks. Took awhile for drinks. Ordered appetizers and asked for bread since by then we were starving. Had to ask twice more for bread. First red flag. Appetizers and salads were good. Ordered dinner. The dishes tasted ok but lacked basic elements like our king salmon needed an acid to brighten. The sturgeon was dry. Still we were there for a birthday and wanted to have a good time. Toward the end of the meal our waiter Edward. was scarce. We didn’t see our take home box delivered and when we asked a bus person to ask him he came flying in and was very snippy getting a bag from the floor (who puts food on the floor) and says “what else do you need boxed up. We didn’t see him bring the bag so it was an honest mistake. We saw him chatting with another server so I guess he was too busy to bring the evening to a close properly. We spent a lot of money on the evening and just didn’t think the overall meal and service matched the prices. I could overlook the meal but not the snippiness of the waiter. This is your job. I gave him a full 20% tip but don’t don’t think he earned it. I didn’t want to stiff the bus people who were great. Please use this to improve.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came for our 9 year anniversary and it was the perfect place to be! They acknowledged our special occasion and had a card signed by staff and our server, Miguel.

I had the filet with mashed potatoes and a bowl of the roasted cauliflower soup. Every bite of everything was delicious! Husband had the seafood platter with lobster tail, king crab legs, shrimp, mussels, clams and smoked salmon...he devoured it!

Thank you for a night to remember! We will be back soon.

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chefJeff (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was very attentive. We were greeted and since we were early we elected to go to the bar for a drink first. An attendant came and got us when our table was ready and escorted us to the dining area. The crab bisque soup was very tasty, as was the mixed green salad. My entree, which was the surf and turf had a nice flavor however the temperature was lukewarm at best. I ordered a decaf coffee to have with my desert, but after several minutes when it hadn't arrived I was finally able to get the attention of my waiter who informed me that the coffee had to be brewed. By the time it arrived I had finished by desert. I was surprised that #1 the waiter did not inform me that there would be a delay, and #2 that they didn't comp me my $3.50 cup of coffee. Overall the Ringside Fish House is a nice place, but for the price I would have expected a piping hot entree, and my coffee delivered promptly or not charged since it was so late. Therefore I can only give this place 3 stars.

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AlanSWAN (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Dungeness crab cakes were excellent as usual. The marlin dinner was very good. The steelhead was good. You may not believe it if you haven't had them before but the warm cinnamon sugar doughnuts with dipping sauce is excellent.
The service was also very good.
Alan

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wait staff was excellent. As was the food.

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