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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (229)romantic (165)notable wine list (163)fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (68)good for groups (47)late-night find (34)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Superior Dining!
    Rico
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We've been to Ringside a number of times and have never been disappointed with the food or terrific service. Well worth the expense for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • billie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    it's always good. I met my husband here 27 years ago. Cristina is a GREAT server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 42nd Anniversary dinner..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The whole restaurant and waiter and food was an A plus...My only complaint is that our table for four was small. Seemed very crowded with wine glasses water glasses and plates food etc..Our waiter was top notch. Made our anniversary a special event for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    ringside
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is a place to go to feel like you are treating yourself or someone special
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak House
    FavSteak
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My favorite place to have a great steak and to celebrate a special occasion! The Ringside is awesome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Portland Icon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Have not been here in years and thoroughly enjoyed our meals and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a good Steak
    GampaBob
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our waitress was very patient with the customer in our group who has several food restrictions. Food was great, maybe a took little longer than it should have to be served.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ringside never fails
    Tigermama96VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is perfect when you want to celebrate a special occasion and have an amazing meal!!! We've been going here for 15 years and the service and food are consistently top notch. What a great way to have a leisurely dinner and enjoy great food, wine and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Quite expensive, food and serive were beyond excellent. Well worth it for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was very correct and did nothing technically wrong, but I would have appreciated a little more genuness from him. We don't eat out that much, and especially not at the caliber that this resturant is, but a little more warmth from him would have been nice. Other then that the food and ambiance was superb.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time...top notch food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding
    Dewey
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Another enjoyable evening with business guests. Service and food quality are always of the highest grade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden Oldie
    PutzVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It goes without saying the steak (20 oz. bone in rib eye) was grilled to perfection and delicious and the side dishes were excellent but what really makes the Ringside so special are their personnel. From the host to the waiter in the bar and on to our dinner waitress...all were out standing at making us feel comfortable and as welcome guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!!
    DuckDiner
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I had a client make his first visit to Portland from the East Coast. As always, The Ringside was the perfect place to show off the best of Portland. Everything was outstanding. Mission accomplished!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed with the food
    Katsaeng
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I ordered pork chop medium rare and got it well done. The server was very nice and taking care of it. He brought me a new dish which disappointedly also well done. Since my server did not charge me for it and brought complimentary shrimp cocktails, i didnt want to say anything. My friend ordered lamb and it was very chewy. We miss your lack of lamb, though :( I will still recommend your restaurant. It is just this time that I don't have any good Thing to say about the food. My server was very nice though.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Joint but a usual Wait!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love Ringside but we joke about it every time we go there, you ALWAYS wait for your table, in the last 6 yrs have gone to Ringside dozen or so times when in Portland on business and you walk in the door, at reservation time for a little after and get the same answer" table isn't ready yet" Food is great, wonderful independent steakhouse…but a big fail on my point I would like my Aperitif sitting at my table with colleagues, business associates or friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - great service
    29Anniv
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We chose Ringside to celebrate our anniversary. I have special dietary needs which we let them know aboout ahead of time. It was fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made sure my dietary needs were met. Food was delicious. Highly recommend The Ringside!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter Nick/Jose attendant..
    WaiterNick
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a great time; my date asked so many questions and Nick was very patient and Jose helped her with her Spanish lesson cards..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They Know Too Much...
    Waltwolf
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Almost all restaurants in the US say that they are The Best. With this one here they know, that many people who visited and many Portlanders who heard about this place say it too. Hence a certain smugness in the service and the offerings. Oh, they are very good, no question about that, but they are not as good as they think they are. I have this yardstick that is almost never wrong: a look at the washroom. They could improve ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat lover
    Deltadiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Classic steak place. Great service, good cocktails, meat done exactly as requested. Fabulous wine selection. Happy 70th!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands down best meal ever!
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We took our son and his wife here for his 28th birthday and we all had a wonderful time and can't quit talking about the delicious meal we had! It was one of the best dining experiences we've had. I had the prime rib with lobster mashed potatoes and it was delectable! Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Great service, cozy setting, and delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite special occasion place
    Steaklover
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been coming to The Ringside Restaurant for over forty years when we have a special occasion to celebrate. Food and service is always the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long standing in food and service
    HungerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Ringside still remains our favorite steakhouse whenever we come to Portland.....not only their entrees are tops, but their onion rings are the best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful birthday experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service was outstanding from beginning to end. Our waiter (Derek?) was friendly and accommodating; he even suggested an off-menu cheeseburger for our son. The steaks were the best we've had in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak r us
    dvakva
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food and service was top level as usual !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Re-visited after 20+ years.......
    Katie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We moved out of the Portland area several years ago but this restaurant was always one of our favorites when we lived there. Had heard it had remodeled a few years ago, and we were anxious to see the change!!! Verrrry pleasant experience----the new interior design is fabulous. The notable onion rings are still fabulous as well !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pork Chop Ever
    alapoet
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I very much enjoyed my meal at Ringside... Divinely tender baked potato, and the perfectly seasoned pork chop was the best I've ever had. Sterling service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steakhouse
    VisitorfromCA
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One of the very best steakhouses I have ever been to. Old time charm. Wonderful service. Superb food. Expensive but can't beat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Four of us each had a different cut of steak and everyone was extremely pleased with dinner, all the way around.... Ringside is Never a disappointment! Really terrific meal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carnivore heaven!
    patforu
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Ringside is still the master of the Prime Rib dinner! We enjoyed the early dinner prior to the Symphony and the excellent server got us out in time without any stress. I do feel their salads could be better but their soup is divine..would like to have some small plates available when not ready for the big meal tho. Our guests loved it and raved...as Midwesterners they were Prime Rib afficiandos....Drinks ere excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    Kfoodiegal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Ring Side is a Portland tradition. I could not be more enthusiastic about the wonderful food, and service we receive each and every time we have the privilege of dining here. Go for a special occasion or just a nice gathering with friends...you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A classic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We live in the neighborhood so go to the Ringside frequently. The food is always good. The service is what you would expect from a top-notch steak house. We have never had a bad experience here and I recommend this place to friends always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice overall
    hyoo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the place has great atmosphere. but try to make reservation earlier time. mine was at 7:45 and I got there 5mins early. I had to wait at the lobby until 8ish to be sat. The service of waiter is great. food...I wouldn't go there again if my main purpose was amazing food. but few times a year for some occasions, definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fatastic Food & Service
    cmcnewVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    WE arrived late after a show and the service was fantastic. Steven our waiter didn't rush us and made us feel very welcomed. The food was great as always. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NorthrupStationDude
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here with a party of nine for a family get together. Front desk was very helpful and granted our request for an early seating. Our waiter, Daniel, was wonderful and fulfilled our every request and as we had a seven year old, there were quite a few. The food and steaks were nothing short of excellent, cooked and seasoned perfectly. This was my second visit here and I'm even more impressed this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    MarathonJessica262
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We dine at Ringside Uptown about four times per year and have never been disappointed! Excellent wine list, the food is always impeccable ... Never a complaint! We appreciate the consistency of excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jbirkh
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent dinner! Went there for my husband's birthday which they remembered with a free dessert--very nice,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to usual standards
    Pdxfoodnut
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been eating at Ringside for over 30 years, it has always been a family tradition to eat there for special occasions. I went on a Friday with my father, who was in town for the night and really wanted to go there. We sat at one of our usual tables, lucky number 13, and started with cocktails and onion rings. The server was great, until we said we were both ordering off the supper menu. His face fell, and we didn't really see him again until he brought our bill. Food runners brought our food, which was great as usual, and helped with anything we needed. We had a nice dinner, but felt a bit ignored and basically judged for going with the smaller supper menu. Will be back I'm sure, but we might also try a new place next time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic old school
    MerrimanVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Never had a bad time at this 60 year old restaurant. Old school steak house. A Portland classic. It's so anti-hip it's actually hip.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    CheapSkateDiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Although it is expensive for me, I make a concerted effort to get there at least once a year for an outstanding experience. The food is fantastic, waiters are great, and the atmosphere is rich. The wine list is all too expensive for me, but the glasses are more reasonable and very good. My annual trek there was again a dinner to remember!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic