Showfish Newport

4.2
234 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 234 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Steak
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was tasty but cold in arrival. Server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would definitely not rush back; perhaps the number of guests combined with the Thanksgiving holiday made this a very poor experience. Over priced for the quality of the meal😩

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Michael
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected restaurant for our Thanksgiving holiday celebration with family and friends- we added another person at last minute and they were happy to accommodate- the food selection was excellent and the service was great and at the right pace for our group- I would highly recommend

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kimc
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Thanksgiving brunch was delicious and the location is beautiful with views of Newport harbor. The service was slow, however.

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ValentinaV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Thanksgiving prefix was absolutely phenomenal! Best stuffing I ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super attentive and paid close attention to my dietary restrictions. He made our brunch an amazing experience! 5 stars 2 thumbs up! Great food, just wish there were more vegan options.

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DeniseA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinner on a quiet Sunday evening. They overcooked the filet mignons but redid them with correct presentation in a timely manor. Spinach au grautin was too cheesy for our taste. Very good service and nice waterfront location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was a little outdated for what I was expecting with their prices but everything else was great.

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kevinc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service. Good food and bigger portions than expected.

DC
DonaldC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with an excellent and attentive server. Dining room filled up as evening went on and the crowd was seated and served in a timely manner. Fine dining experience.

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vipMarieG
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It started with the wonderful view of the shoreline and continued with fabulous food and a very knowledgeable server who share with us advice just like a concierge would about the area. The charred octopus appetizer was tender and flavorful. My Burrata salad was gorgeous. I ordered it with lobster and it looked like I had the meat of an entire lobster! It was dressed as lobster salad and was delicious. My daughter's veal rigatoni was delicious. We ended with a sumptuous pistachio and white chocolate gelato and a cookies and creme torte. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little off but the staff was very kind. What our waitperson lacked in experience was made up by their demeanor. Don’t hold it against them. It’s hard to find perfect service these days. Restaurant and hotel are beautiful. Food was excellent and prepared correctly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It got noisy when people started trickling in but our waitstaff was great. The good was really good. It’s a bit pricey but it’s a date so it’s okay.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was facing the water with a lovely view. The portions were large. My husbands breakfast was very salty. There were conferences going on so it was crowded and didn’t have enough wait staff. We weren’t in any rush so that didn’t matter but we felt bad for the workers. They were very nice! We did go back for dinner and it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great!! Out server, Thaves, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. He provided my wife and I a hand written list of places to visit while on our honeymoon in Rhode Island.

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TriciaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good. Just strange that on a Saturday night they were out of multiple dishes on their dinner menu, one being the only pasta dish offered, with no replacement. I would think pasta is standard. Also there are two dining areas we were put in one that had the strangest music for dinner ( it takes two, house of pain, no diggity) I love that music in a club but not for a dinner. Wouldn’t rush back it’s so far off the path of dining in Newport.

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October1087
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great breakfast, excellent eggs & hash browns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Newport!

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vipDebbiev
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rip off, horrible service with ridiculous upscale price. Food tasteless & overcook

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice dinner.

JC
JohnC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and Maureen was wonderful.......

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

They had no salmon

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vipHillaryF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was delicious but ambiance was poor. I thought it would have more of a romantic feel but it felt more like a hotel restaurant than expected. Granted, we were inside because of the rain. The outside patio looked lovely.

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BRICKS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner very tasty. Great ambiance and wonderful service everyone was so nice!

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vipTanya
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall, the experience was good. While we ordered our appetizers and entrees at the same time, it took a very long time for the entrees to come out. Paying the tab took a while as well.

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Lovetoeat
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Originally wanted to sit outside but much too windy. We were accommodated with a great table inside with no problems.

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PeterF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I was a big fan of the previous Scarpetta at this location, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the service was an absolute mess and the food was mediocre. Had the restaurant been particularly busy, I would have understood the service issues, but the place was dead on a Saturday night. Bummer. I won't be back.

MR
MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Turkey sandwich was processed cold cuts. Could have just gone to Subway. Server didn’t ask us if we wanted refills on our drink.

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Cbl20
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor restaurant is beautiful and service was excellent. The menu is very limited and could use some additional selections for main courses. The one item I wanted, the chicken, they didn’t have .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Went there at 11:30 when they advertised they were open. Had to sit there for 1 hour with only a drink until the kitchen was ready to prepare food. Couldn’t even get bread.

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General
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Tables were wooden outdoor tables with black mold staining on them. For price of dinner entrees they should have been clean or covered with linens. Food was ok but not exceptional so not worth the price. Servers were not serving properly from the right but seemingly professional but in need of more training.

More than once things were dropped and glassware broken. Bar area was moderately clean but not up to standard for a restaurant with wines by the glass from $12-$20/glass.

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SheilaR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, outstanding service and the clam chowder was excellent.

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vipMimi
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed that it wasn’t clear when we made Open Table Reservation that they only serve appetizers from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. That just isn’t highlighted anywhere and we would have gone elsewhere or even to a different Guerney’s Newport restaurant. That said, the calamari was excellent although food took way too long to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We stayed the night for the first time at Gurney's. For top hotel pricing ($600 and well over $1000 per night) I was stunned how bad the service and so-so the food was at lunch. We made reservations for 11:30 but was told when we got there we couldn't order until 11:45 but that turned out to be well after 12:15. The mixed drinks were so-so. We were a group of 4. We ordered chicken sandwiches, wedge salad, cobb salad, truffle fries and macaroni and cheese. We got the salads first. The Wedge salad's presentation was nice but it was drowning in dressing, no exaggeration. But when we got the salads, we waited several minutes for napkins and utensils. We finally had to flag someone to ask for them. The other big disappointment was the main course. The fries were actually cool to the touch and the macaroni barely warm. Sandwiches were so-so. No one wanted to wait for them to remake the fries so we ate what we got. I'm sorry to be so negative but it is very frustrating to pay such high prices for things like this. The whole operation was unorganized and the people working were clearly inexperienced in service all around. We ate outside so the views and grounds were beautiful. I would never go out of my way to eat here. It was slow, mediocre, cold and expensive.

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vipLove2WineNDine
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is VERY GOOD and the service was excellent plus friendly and pleasant
The view is beautiful looking on to the water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible

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hollyr
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I havent had such a bad experience in a long time. This was a bday celebration for my husband and it was terrible. We waited 45 min after our appetizer for our main dishes, when the arrived 2/4 were cold so we waited at least 20 more minutes for 1 of the meals to come back, and the other half of my daughters meal came when we had all finished. We would ask staff for water- a serving spoon- a dessert menu to be met w blank stares and they didnt understand what we asked for. We never got a dessert menu. When we first said the food was cold there were no apologies/ let me fix it just annoyed looks. Everything was an effort- our meal took 3’- and not from an enjoyable delay but from lack of service. There was no effort to make it right. We didnt even eat together because of such large gaps with returning food to us. It was just a miserable evening- and the food that came wasnt that spectacular for the price. Its a spectacular atmosphere- but was ruined by staff who were unpleasant and had poor serving skills. There were meals that coat $145- and they just handed the plate to the guest. They didnt serve the meal- and to clear they would ask the people to hand dishes across the table. For those prices staff should be know how to serve from the left and clear from the right. Just every detail was dropped. I cant imagine returning.

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vipCINDYT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing.

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vipLove2WineNDine
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!
Food was great - setting was beautiful!

CB
vipCatherineB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside around the fire pits~ after an amazing dinner~ steaks /fish/ calamari / salad / dessert
Cocktails were delicious ~ waitstaff very friendly

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Showfish Newport is rated 4.2 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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