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About RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower

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.

838 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest, Steakhouse

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

Cross Street:
SW Taylor

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 227-3900

Website:
http://www.ringsidefishhouse.com/

Entertainment:
A perfect stop before the Theater, whether it be on the Big Screen or on the Stage. We have live music in the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights. Many diners find the ambiance of the restaurant overlooking Director Park as entertainment in itself.

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.

Public Transit:
Located adjacent to the Pioneer Square MAX Station.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Gill

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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

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.

RingSide Fish House - Fox Tower Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (35)
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Notable Wine List (26)
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Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
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Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
People Watching (4)
Casual (3)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Ringside Fish House is always great: great seafood preparations (plus other options); great service; very pleasant space. one of our party was vegan, and they made sure she had a great set of off-menu options to choose from. Recommend highly!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent - I eat out a lot, and this dinner and experience stood out

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Thank you for a great meal and occasion, service excellence award from me

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant is now on my list of favorites in Portland. The staff is extremely attentive and the food was very, very good! I am always in search of finding a good gnocchi. Though it is listed as a side dish on the menu, I had to try it. Wow! The wild mushroom/gnocchi is one of the best I have ever eaten. Will definitely make a point of visiting again when I return to OR.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and wonderful service! Love the pre-theater 3-course option!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Ringside Fish House is an excellent restaurant. The food, service and setting are excellent. Very good selection of fish and meat entree’s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

They were not able to seat us at the time of our reservation because the people at the table wouldn’t leave. They found us a table in the bar until our table was ready. They brought us onion rings and also brought us an order of doughnuts after dinner. They were very apologetic and gave us great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bar was hopping (20 min wait) so glad we had rezzies for dinner! Great champagne (Crement, which we discovered in Amsterdam) and an artisan, pickled onion-garnished Hendricks gibson got things started, wonderful seared scallops and salmon after yummy crab cake and gem-salad splits rounded out the dinner, overseen nicely by two glasses of Shea Pinot Noir (yum).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The seafood tower was EVERYTHING! Great service, food, and picturesque windows. I do wish they'd allow happy hour in the dining room, but the menu did NOT disappoint! Loved everything and will be back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent dinner, courteous service. Lovely ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I'm from VA and was looking for a Portland restaurant to take my daughter and her boyfriend. We did a little Christmas shopping, then stopped by Ringside for drinks and appetizers before going to the ballet. We had reservations for 9:30. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. The waiter recommended a chardonnay and gave us a taste, without asking, which I did not like. He seemed a little perturbed, but mostly got over it. We ordered a bottle of pinot gris, which was fantastic. I had the Sturgeon and mushroom soup. My daughter had a seafood bowl. Her boyfriend had the Marlin. Everything was excellent, and well worth it. We finished the dinner with their doughnuts and decaf. I highly recommend this restaurant, and my next time in Portland, it's definitely on my list.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waiter, Levi was great!
Food was also great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of my favorite place on the west coast. Ringside offers delicious food and great and caring service.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was very good and fresh. Lovely old school restaurant that was quiet and relaxing and charming. Server was not well informed or knowledgeable regarding the menu and one dish needed to be sent back as it was incorrectly prepared. But overall a good experience and would return -just with a different waiter . Great place for a relaxing laid back meal with very good fresh fish cooked well

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing food, lovely service. Great restaurant!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our daughter ordered the salmon and it was very good. My husband ordered the marlin. It was dry and flavorless. He was disappointed. He was hoping to have a wonderful dinner with our daughter who was home from college. He was glad her dinner was good. His, not so much.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a 5:30PM reservation for a pre-show dinner, 7:30 show. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and had to wait a couple minutes to be seated. One of our party was late but we went ahead and ordered drinks and appetizer ( great onion rings) and then dinner. Everything seemed to take along time, drinks, onion rings, salads and dinner. We made it clear we had show tickets at confirming the reservation as well with our server ( Levee? ) the first time we spoke. We didn't make a big deal out it but we had to end up taking our deserts with us in order to make our show on time. We have ate here a number of times and it has never been this slow. The food was great, 3 of 4 had the pre-show 3 course dinner and all were enjoyed. we used the validated parking which was great.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Perfect dinner before catching a show at the Schnitz

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The seafood tray was fresh, succulent and just delicious. The crab legs in particular were sweet and the salmon was flavorful. The service was top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our table wasn’t ready whenever we arrived so we had s drink at the bar. Our server was very friendly and attentive but our entrees took forever to arrive and one of our sides was missing. The manager very nicely took it off of our bill. Overall we had a really nice meal and would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service, ambiance, appetizers, entree, and desserts were amazing. Every staff member from the doorman, the hostess, and the wait staff were professional and enthusiastic. The ambiance has an upscale feel to it that is also trendy and fun. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary while visiting Portland from Honolulu; and our dining experience really made the night special.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Originally booked when Ringside was full, but wonderful in its own right. Amazing fish menu and the same excellent steaks as the original ringside. Wonderful and thoughtful service. A really great evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

RingSide never disappoints - impeccable service, creative cocktails, and great menu. The chef made a special vegetarian dish and my husband was able to enjoy the seafood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Seated at a table by the window which was very nice. Ambiance is nice and service was excellent. Food was very good as well. Both salmon and the sushi rice bowl were delicious. Complimentary validation of parking was a bonus because we went to a Broadway show after dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love the seafood tower and the steak!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a great Birthday dinner last week, with the best clams in Portland. Together with a super Kale/Arugula salad and the best Martini in town . Partner had an amazing Salmon 'collar', (Sake-kama), which was deemed the best outside of Japan! A memorable evening made even better by Nick, our very professional and amiable server. Lola, the manager stopped by several times to make sure all was well. Tops, for sure.
Will always make Ringside Fish House our place to celebrate, and will ask for Nick, definitely.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food just wasn’t up to the normal standard that evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Possibly the worst value for money meal I’ve ever eaten. New York premium prices for unremarkable/ poor food. The onion rings are great. The wine was fantastic. The service attentive and well informed. But the main “special” salmon tailS was a single salmon tail with 3 mouthfuls of over-cooked flesh, dressed with undercooked sprout leaves and unpeeled squash. Scraps and leftovers - for $22.50!!! Oysters 4.50 each. Nice oysters but outrageous prices. Pleasant crab salad but should be $5 not almost $20. With reasonable prices this would get a high overall rating but extortion for leftovers is lucky to get 2 stars.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, service and overall a very pleasant place to dine!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Brought my mom for her birthday. Service was excellent and the food was amazing.
Thank you so much.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was our first visit , we usually go to the Ringside On Burnside. I was opened minded but won’t go back. The biggest reason is my husband has a garlic allergy and the choices were reduced to one choice . Our wait staff at the Ringside goes out of their way EVERY time with suggestions to help with this, Fish house gave none? In fact I kept asking could this or this be made without garlic. Not horrible just not what we are used to.

Second reason once you have been to the original Ringside there is a certain expectation and even though I knew it would be different it was too different , ambiance, service just not close to what I have come to look forward to at the original Ringside.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Over salted entrees. But generally good otherwise. Soundscape should be mellower.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Ringside Fish House. The staff was exceptional and Nancy guided us through the evening. Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been looking for a good upscale seafood place in Portland for a while and this is it for us. The food was outstanding and portions just right. I had butter poached lobster with a gnocchi and wild mushroom sauce as an entree. A truly heavenly blend. Plates were heated and the lobster was cooked to perfection. Beautiful visual presentation as well. The service was excellent without being intrusive. Very nice wine list, including some excellent whites from Europe. Had the Pichler Smaragd 2015 Gruener Veltiner. Its such a good seafood grape and I don't understand why other places don't offer these wines.
There were only two (minor) negatives. First, the wine was not chilled when it came out of the cellar. It was put in an ice bucket at the table, but wasn't at perfect temperature when first served. And then we ended up sitting directly below the loudspeaker, which made the music a bit too loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Ringside Fish House is a top flight restaurant in every way. I have nothing but compliments for their cuisine, service (Gabriel) and modern and comfortable ambiance. Casual clothing was OK and clientele seemed to be from all walks of life. Owner greeted guests at each table and was sincerely interested in feedback from each. Rest of staff was thoroughly competent, polite and friendly. These folks know their business and demonstrate that they enjoy it. I look forward to at least one meal there on my next visit to Portland. --- T. Lyons from Florence, Oregon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Why is a six ounce beef filet $51.25? The location is very convenient for Fox Tower movie goers but some of the menu prices are exorbitant.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We've been to Ringside Fish House several times and always enjoy it. This time, my wife and I were meeting a friend from out of town, who was staying just a block away. She arrived before we did, got the table, had drinks waiting upon our arrival.
The staff from reception on was very friendly, and our server knew his menu backwards and forwards, and was quite attentive but never rushed us a bit.
The food was simply excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Ringside is top notch service, from check in to check out. Great steaks, oysters and fish.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was excellent and the waitstaff was very attentive. The food in general was o.k. but we had a very over-cooked octopus appetizer that the staff took off of our bill, and we appreciated that. The atmosphere was subdued but nice, and conversation was easy.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The seafood was amazingly fresh and very reasonably priced. We were very happy with what we received and the dining room was very nice. However the service was a hot mess and somehow (at least if our flaky server could be trusted) the kitchen apparently managed to run out of ALL side dishes while we were ordering. We were not offered bread although the tables around us received some (and we did have bread plates on our table), the server managed to make two mistakes with my order, and he offered my friend no compensation for the fact that he could not serve her any vegetables. Very disappointing and distracting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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