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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.


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Diner Reviews
  • "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
    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
  • "A local landmark and a constant winner. Superb in every respect."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was my first time eating at Ringside and I was very impressed. I like the atmosphere, great location and the food was awesome. One of the best steaks I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Their premium cuts are well worth the extra money. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "an old favorite for many years with quality food and excellent serviece"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Outstanding steak and service. Ample drinks and good wine selections. Attentive service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday as it is his favorite restaurant. I am a vegetarian, and going to a steak house was not exactly something I was excited for. The service and the quality of the food more than made up for it. Our waitress was friendly, and seemed genuinely interested in us having a great experience. When she suggested the famous onion rings and we had to sadly decline due to budget, she gathered up a small sampling plate (4 rings) from the kitchen unprompted and unrequested! If that wasn't enough, she, or the restaurant, gave my boyfriend a delicious cheesecake dessert on the house. All of the food was, shut-your-mouth-no-small-talk-just eat, delicious. I'm still a vegetarian, and I'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I have dined here on numerous occasions and keep coming back. It is worth it."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food and ambience was great, waitress brought evening satisfaction rating down. Non progressional, slow and lacked charm. After being seated it was 15 mins before she even checked in with us and it was a slow night. When she did she lacked charm and polish you would expect for a $1000 dinner. Normally tip 20% but wanted to leave zero. Felt bad for those on her team."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We chose the Ringside to celebrate our anniversary. The seafood sampler was as if the chef reached into the ocean that day and grabbed all the freshest morsels. Next course was our salad, my wife had finished her mix greens by the time I finished cutting up my Wedge! I guess her salad was good! my salad as it was on the small side. The final course was the steak. She had a 6oz filet-Blue. Rare to find a place that will serve their steak Blue. They nailed it! I enjoyed the 8oz filet with blue cheese crumbles melted on top. Every bite was better than the previous one. An absolutely fantastic dinner! William was our waiter and he made sure we were very well cared for on our special evening. Thank you Ringside!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I make it a point when I travel to try and find the best steak house. A place in Vail Co. held my number one spot until now. Ringside was great in so many ways. ...dry aged beef is awesome."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I've been going to The Ringside for decades, though it had been some time since I was last there. A few years ago they did a major remodel and I must say the effect is spot on. It was good to see a familiar face or two (Bartender Jim and Richard). The food and service were superb. Karen, our Wait Staffer was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been coming here for 55 years now, should have owned it by now! It has always been, and still is, THE place for fine dining, beef-centric though it might be. So many happy late night steaks,, slashing January rain outside, the lovely warm fireplace enhanced ambience in side. The service has always been superb, intelligent, sophisticated and friendly. Every visit I still occasionally make, even in my dotage, I feel like I'm revisiting old friends. And they make me feel I am an old friend. The 2010 renovation was brilliant; all the old atmosphere remains in, for me, a very happy space."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We hadn't been in since the remodel so we came to check it out as my boss was buying dinner. The wine list is literally a whole book. Actually found something decent in our budget. The steaks were great. I'm not a huge onion ring fan so I didn't see what the big deal about those was."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service was friendly and efficient, food was fantastic, staff took special care of our birthday guest, altogether a great evening at The Ringside Uptown. We will return, hopefully soon!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We don't do this kind of dinner often but everything about our dinner was really good. Truly an excellent way to send our son off to his first real job after college. Everyone's steak was perfectly done, seasoned to perfection and very tender and savory. The waiter was young and needs to learn mire about both food and wine but he was very nice. Overall a send off our son enjoyed."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great Food as always, The Lobster mashed potatoes were outstanding. Great service as always, my favorite spot to take visitors since it is a hometown spot."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was very good but the service was even better. First time back since the remodel and it is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "When making the reservation we had requested a quiet table for two. We were seated in the Barrel room which wasn't anything near quiet. We had the dry aged New York and Rib-eye (not dry aged). The steaks were good, not great...and the Rib-eye might have been a touch better, which was a little disappointing. Service was good, if a bit over exuberant. Good food, but we probably won't hurry back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Totally enjoyed a very special anniversary with my wife because of the experience with Ringside. Truly one of the GREAT restaurants of Portland!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A good dinner needs to be based on good food & on the choices of wines. In that sense, the variety of wines is good enough."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Myself, my wife and parents ate at Ringside to celebrate a special occasion. The service was some of the best I've ever had. All of the came out perfect and was delicious. The atmosphere was the old school steak house vibe that I love. Although pricey, you definitely get your money's worth. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We returned to the Ringside for our 32nd anniversary. Having lived down the street in 1979, we wanted to see if the classic and memorable onion rings were still up to snuff. They did not disappoint. Back then all we could afford were the rings and a beer. Although we have moved upscale and are able to afford dinner, the prices have gone up astronomically as well. The wine list is voluminous, 22 pages. We had the rings first with the house Thousand Islands with Bleu cheese on the side. Next was an excellent salad followed by prime rib for me and a small filet for my wife. Great Pinot from Oregon and a Columbia Valley Cabernet paired well. We finished with the crème brulee. All in all, well worth the drive down from Seattle."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Awesome place to celebrate. Food, service ambiance can't be matched!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've been a customer of The Ringside for over 40 years!! Fabulous food and wine list and OUTSTANDING customer service!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Dining is always a pleasure at The Ringside. The food and service are unsurpassed in the Portland area. Celebrating 70 years at the original location is testimony of delighting generations of patrons.My family has seen 4 generations of Ringside believers........we toast you and wish you at least 70 more."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Did a great job with its remodel a few years back creating excellent ambience, high ceiling and quiet lighting. Couldn't be a better choice for special occassions. Beautifully done. Service was also excellent, the waiters perfectly attentive and personable. We had the Porterhouse for two. Don't mind the higher prices but do expect "prime" in return and don't think we rec'd it on this one. Good but not great. The rest of what was ordered was terrific."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "You just can't beat the food and service at the Portland icon. We have never been disappointed. Great date night spot or special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for a special night out to celebrate anything"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed a special birthday dinner at the downtown Ringside. Service was great, the ambiance was dark and quiet, and the food and wine were very good. This was my first visit. What an pleasure to have waiters and staff who totally focus on the diner's dining experience. Nice!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014