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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. 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, Cocktails, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (49)
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Quiet Conversation (24)
Happy Hour (19)
Seasonal (18)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Scenic View (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 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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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (Portland)·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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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wait staff was excellent. As was the food.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dining experience. The 3 course meals selections are priced great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were a party of four and were seated promptly at our reservation time. Given the reputation of Ringside and the price point, I would expect a way above average experience. Our food was served warm, not hot, and to the plate, the food was good, but not of a calibre worthy of the price. The high point of our dining experience was the professional, excellent experience provided by our server.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Outstanding service and food. I was visiting the city and took a client to dinner. We were both very impressed. Loved the onion rings and entrees were creative and delish. Great Wine offerings

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Perfect spot for a pre-theater meal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Nice atmosphere, food was good, on the spendy side and not sure it was worth the cost.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great fresh fish, poke and oysters were outstanding, as was the grilled marlin and cioppino. Service (Santi) outstanding!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

corporate. Fresh sea food, no warmth or special tastes.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Most enjoyable! Excellent food and service. Wonderful staff. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always enjoy our meals and service. Only delay was the arrival of our cocktails

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great selection of food and drink. Very knowledgeable staff.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

High quality food; excellent service. Tables easily accommodate a group.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good but meat was luke warm and medium rare not medium !!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best meal I've ever had. Gotta get the Cioppino! Drove a long ways and was not disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service, ambiance, and quality of food. Ringside never disappoints. High quality experience. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The night was great from the start. The hostess was great and took our coats for us. We sat in the bar for happy hour until our table was ready. The server in the bar knew we were waiting for a table without us telling him and the bar was very busy. The dining room is very nice with a great view of the outside. The waiter was great and they were very on top of everything. The food was amazing. I had the monkfish which was incredible. They brought my husband a desert for his birthday and it was probably one of the best deserts we have had. It truly was a great experience and we will be back the next time we are in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our pre-symphony dinner was delicious, with friendly and attentive staff getting off to our concert - only two blocks away - in good time.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was fabulous; the service was excellent, and the ambiance was inviting. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always service and attention were foremost in attendants minds, an excellent spot for dinner for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was incredible and the service was wonderful. They were very attentive and knew so much about the food they were serving. It was my birthday dinner so they gave me a card signed by the staff and a free dessert, it was a very positive experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a very good dinner and drinks. Service was good, food was hot and had great flavor.
We will be back and try their Happy Hour.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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