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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown
RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (503) 223-1513
  • 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: Steakhouse, Prime Rib, Seafood
  • 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 AWARDContinued

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This is the place that everyone should try.. its uptown excellent steaks with "class".."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I would like to commend our server. He was conversant, attentive, and very personable. Not pretentious. Excellent! My steak was very good."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Incredible rib eye, salads, desserts, apps...and absolutely spot on impeccable service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great birthday celebration. Daniel, our server, was outstanding. As was the food and ambiance."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We wanted to have a really good dinner at a really special restaurant so we chose Ringside. It did not disappoint"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Service was outstanding, not obtrusive. Gave great food recommendations."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "the steak was fantastic as well but those dual tails were exceptional. good service and portions."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We have enjoyed the Ringside for many, many years and will continue to come for many more!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "always Portland's best steakhouse....a place of great character."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. My family went to celebrate an occasion and everything was top notch."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food and service are amazing. Never disappointed . Onion rings and creme brulee are my favourite."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Truly one of the best steakhouses in the U.S. I visit each time I'm in Portland - this time it was a special trip to celebrate a 21st birthday for a child. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The steak was good as always. Our server(Derek) was really great in going out of his way to make out night great. Bartender in the lounge was very nice as well."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have been there on every trip through portland maybe ten times in a quarter century. Still one of the best steakhouses in country."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The Ringside has been open here since 1944. The menu is heavy with steak, seafood and chicken, as you would expect. The cuts are outstanding and the preparation was exactly as ordered. The wine list is huge, and covers all price ranges. Oddly enough, they also have the best onion rings in town, and most tables we saw had them as part of their appetizer course. The cocktails were very tasty, with some house specialties. There is nothing inexpensive about a meal for two here: My girlfriend and I had two appetizers and one good cocktail apiece, she had prime rib (which was perfect, down to the fresh grated horseradish) and I had a prime rib-eye with fresh asperagus. The bill, with tip, was about 200 dollars."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We took our son from New York ,who is a real foodie, out to Ringside his first night in town. He loved it. Five of us loved it. Best steaks, best service and best atmosphere in town. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "YOU CAN'T GO WRONG...WAITSTAFF IS FRIENDLY, ACCOMMODATING, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD; AMBIENCE FOR WHATEVER YOUR OCCASION."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Spectacular dinner once again at the Ringside, our server Molly was amazing auysnd we will request her next time we go."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Best steak I have ever eaten. This is a classic steakhouse that is perfect for a warm summer day. Enter the restaurant where it is dark and cool, feel the ambiance of that traditional formal restaurant. It feels like you are stepping back in time with the wait staff in formal dress and the linnens and place settings formal. The aged prime new York strip was very simply the best steak I have ever eaten. Seasoned and prepared to perfection, you could cut it with a fork (but didn't have to). I had mine medium and it remained incredibly tender. My associate had a rib eye with similar satisfaction. He raved about the lobster mashed potato."
    Dined on 7/17/2014