RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown
RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ringsidesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5032231513
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm,
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Beau Carr
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: While there is no live entertainment, many diners praise the ambiance and how it is enhanced by background music from the American songbook of popular great standards.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW 22nd
  • Public Transit: Walking distance from/to PGE Park MAX Station (renamed Jeld-Wen Field).

    Bus Routes: 15-Belmont/NW 23rd, 18-Hillside & 20-Burnside/Stark
    Tri-met Stop ID 747 at W Burnside & NW King in Portland Westbound.
    Tri-met Stop ID 749 W Burnside & SW 21st in Portland Eastbound
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary on-site valet parking. Street parking is available although limited
A word from RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown
For more than 6 decades we have be offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. Our happy hour has a loyal late-night following.

With more than 65 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse Downtown is a legend in the world of steakhouses.

Start with RingSide's world famous onion rings...a recipe that is a closely held family secret. Select a steak from a menu offering USDA Prime & Certified Angus Beef NW Natural steaks dry-aged on-premise.

Choose a wine from more than 700 labels. WINE SPECTATOR has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SINCE 2001.

RingSide is a prime example of a award winning steakhouse; AMERICA'S TOP TEN STEAKHOUSE HALL OF FAME; GREAT STEAK HOUSES OF NORTH AMERICA; WINE SPECTATOR'S BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND THE DiRoNA AWARD

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
273 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (224)romantic (167)notable wine list (163)fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (61)good for groups (45)late-night find (29)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • All around great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The steaks were tender and tasty, fixed the way we like; the corn was wonderful and the baked spinach delightful. We had a 7:00 PM reservation, arrived on time and were seated without delay. All the help did a superb job: the valet, hostess, waiter and busboy. I recommend the Ringside without exception.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Having lived in the PDX area for many years in the late 70s and 80s, and having gone to the Ringside many times, and each an every time I come back to visit (now live in Maui), I find this last experience probably one of the best...the remodel has turned out very nice and very comfortable...Scott was an outstanding waiter and probably made the meal as enjoyable as it was...thank you for being there all these years...Dave
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal
    KRear
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were wanting a nice steak and boy, we got it! Lovely wine list and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service and amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've always loved Ringside - even though I'm a vegetarian - because their service is impeccable. I had a wonderful heirloom tomato salad and their chefs are willing to pull together many vegetarian options. Fantastic wine list and decadent cocktails. This is my go-to for special occasions (birthday, anniversary, etc.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time!
    foodfan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been going to Ringside for many, many years, but it seems to me that our last few times have been even better. On our most recent visit, our server, Molly, was fantastic. She went way beyond the norm for service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly cooked filet mignon
    fudgbug
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service. The onion rings were crisp and lightly battered. The filet migon and prime rib was perfectly cooked as requested at medium rare and had great flavor!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining like Royalty
    CinnamonTwist
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    From the onion rings to the salmon and steak, every morsel was worth savoring. The service was impeccable. Our comfortable booth was private without being too closed-in. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Epicurious
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed our meal very much. Excellent, friendly service; delicious food, cooked just as we requested; indulged in the best onion rings in Portland. The Ringside did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for a special occasion
    forgotmywallet
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and wanted it to be very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portland classic
    Kdubpdx
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Classic Portland steakhouse. We had reservations, but found ourselves in the neighborhood 45 min. early. They were very accomodating and seated us right away (it was early evening on a Sunday, don't know if that would have worked later on when the place filled up.) My steak was excellent as were all of the other things I ordered. My wife went with seafood and said it was just OK. My only complaint would be that the portions of some items are just too big. We had to have the legendary onion rings, but even the small order is way too much for two people. Same with the side of broccoli (gotta have some veggies.) Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • another great dinner!
    fans
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had another great dinner Saturday night at the Ringside! We were entertaining friends from out of town and knew the Ringside was the perfect place. Great service, great food, great wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great B-day Dinner
    PdxpizzaboyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    ¼ order of rings started things off. Always outstanding. My prime rib was excellent and my wife raved about the salmon. A great way to celebrate!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ringside always great
    redmondjack
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The steaks at the Ringside are just incredible. The onion rings are actually famous. For maybe the top 10 steaks I have ever had in my life probably 1/2 of them were at the Ringside. We live in the Seattle area so we don't get there often enough, but this time we stayed at a hotel nearby just so we could eat there again. I cannot recommend that hotel though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    foodtoluv
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is the place that everyone should try.. its uptown excellent steaks with "class"..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I would like to commend our server. He was conversant, attentive, and very personable. Not pretentious. Excellent! My steak was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous - Lobster mashed potatoes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a fabulous evening. From our arrival to our departure. We were in exceptionally great hands with Scott. Great intuitive service, as well as very congenial. What can one say about the food. The onion rings, for which the Ringside is known, were excellent. as was the filets. However, the oysters on the half-shell and the lobster mashed potatoes were incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday spectacular
    Pfunk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Incredible rib eye, salads, desserts, apps...and absolutely spot on impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
    UnhappyJersian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Unfortunately, I think those that have rated this establishment highly haven't been to a real steakhouse. I've just moved here from NY/NJ where there are numerous prestigious steakhouses, most of which I've eaten at (keans, Peter lugar, delmonico's etc.). Unfortunately this place fell WAY short. Got the prime rib, first cut was rubbery and chewey. Told the waitress, she brought a second piece which was slightly softer but tasteless. I've had chuck steak that was more tender than their "in-house dry aged" beef. Trying to garner a prestigious reputation by jacking up prices is not the way to go. Just sell quality beef and stop trying to be trendy. There's a reason why ACTUAL steakhouses are longstanding: because they sell good food.
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  • 5 star service
    divinedevine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great birthday celebration. Daniel, our server, was outstanding. As was the food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • never disappoints!
    fans
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary at the Ringside Uptown on Friday and had another wonderful evening. The service is incredible, starting with the valet parking, then to the hostess, and then to our server (Karen) and the other waitstaff. The food is terrific and our steaks were cooked perfectly. The wine list is incredible. We're taking out of town guests there next Saturday night and I can hardly wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner
    ringside
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We wanted to have a really good dinner at a really special restaurant so we chose Ringside. It did not disappoint
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special birthday dinner
    GFgal
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have lived in Portland for six years and in the NW neighborhood for over four but this was my first meal at Ringside. I'm glad I saved it for a special occasion - taking my boyfriend who is new to Portland for his birthday. The server was very attentive, the food was great, and it was the perfect spot to celebrate with my love. I will definitely keep this in mind for special occasions in the future as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarnivorousWino
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ringside is always a fantastic place to dine. The food is always perfect. They have the best wait service staff in town. The wine list and the staffs knowledge of the wines is perfect. We cannot say enough good things about the Ringside downtown.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was outstanding, not obtrusive. Gave great food recommendations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Lobster in years
    BDBROUGHAMVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    the steak was fantastic as well but those dual tails were exceptional. good service and portions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    503Peg
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We always pick Ringside to celebrate special occasions! Our last visit was for our son's 24th birthday. The food is delicious, service impeccable and parking never a problem with the valet service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • go4jugular
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent overall experience; expensive, but one leaves feeling as if the money was well spent for the food and experience. Superlative wait staff - in particular, our waiter, Scott Long, was attentive, engaging, and informative - the best waiter I've ever had. He gave excellent food and wine suggestions, and was able to connect with our teenagers as well. I will certainly request him next time I return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bflood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Brought my teenage daughters here Friday night while mom was out of town. Want them to see how a classy and classic restaurant works from time to time and Ringside did not disappoint. Hostess, wait staff, food were all excellent as it should be for a high dollar meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flat Out Amazing
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I have been coming to the Ringside for Happy Hour for years and finally decided to go big and have dinner. We celebrated our anniversary and it was well worth it. We are just average folk who don't have a lot of money but saved up to have a nice dinner to celebrate and we were treated with such kindness and respect. The Ringside has so much class and charm without the snobbery. And then the food... there aren't words to express how amazing everything was. I was impressed by the side salad let alone the main course. The Ringside will be a tradition for us for many years to come!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My first time to the steakhouse. We go to their fish house often. I prefer it since the steakhouse is very dark inside. Both have good food and great service. Steakhouse key lime pie was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ringside is fantastic!
    TommyL
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Ringside Steakhouse is my personal favorite restaurant in Portland. First class service, first class food, and first class wine. Obviously it's not cheap, but you can't beat it in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodfan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have enjoyed the Ringside for many, many years and will continue to come for many more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ross
    Ross
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    always Portland's best steakhouse....a place of great character.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bathroom
    steak2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ladies bathroom near the entry way was broken during business hours and needs to update to match up with the restaurant ambiance. Other than this problem, I don't see any problem. Good food and professional service satisfied my birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely disappointing
    missyleeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have enjoyed The Ringside for generations in our family and our experience last week was dreadful. Will most likely never return. The bartender was terrific; the bar is always a nice spot with very efficient service. Our server was clearly not plugged in. Quality of the steaks was awful (first time that has happened there for us) and given what is being charged for red meat these days, inexcusable; the broccoli was served with what looked like faded cheese whiz drizzled over the top; server brought the wrong wine; server just didn't seem to care and it showed by his lack of attention. All of that to say, it was more than a disappointment. Simply put, perhaps The Ringside is on its way to losing it's long-held reputation. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peet49
    Peet
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Been going there for over 25 years and it just gets better. I plan to continue my visits there. I wish I could afford to eat there more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience!!
    MikeDavisBHHSTXRealty
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We love coming to RingSide which is why we chose to celebrate our 8th anniversary there. The cajun spiced dry aged rib eye is world class and consistently beats any steak I've had at any steakhouse in the country. My wife had the halibut and it was also extraordinary. Our server William provided us with outstanding service and we will most certainly return the next time we visit Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Dewey
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It is always has been outstanding service with top notch food quality. Our server, Leslie, just added to the enjoyment of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A friend and I were in from out of town and found RingSide via Open Table. The reviews were spot on. This restaurant is great if you are looking for a nice quite place to enjoy a steak, a glass of vine, and finish the night off with a great glass of scotch. The service was impeccable too. I never ran out of water at the table and the server always knew when and when not to ask us how things were going. They also did not rush us out after we finished eating which was great for two friends who had not caught up in awhile. Bottom line; if you are in Portland and want a great meal, RingSide must be your destination.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Wests
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was my wife's and I anniversary and we were blown away with the service and food we had. We will for sure go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.