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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Awesome place to celebrate. Food, service ambiance can't be matched!"
    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
  • "This is a great restaurant for a special night out to celebrate anything"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Loved the food and the service ! The steaks were excellent as advertised. We were also pleasantly surprised that the mushroom appetizer was excellent as was the wine. Service was a little delayed because they were slightly under-staffed. But this was handled very deftly and gracefully by the waiter. Definitely planning on returning!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We've been going to the Ringside for over 35yrs and it is still our favorite steak restaurant in Portland! The staff is great (ask for Les) and don't forget the onion rings! They also do a great seafood salad."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A great place to celebrate an anniversary or any other special occasion. Fantastic food and great service in a relaxing inviting atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Warm and inviting with that classic A-One service. The food is always top quality too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Steve our server was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time celebrating a birthday. Definitely will be going back to Ringside West."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I took my father to the uptown for fathers day. I was concerned as he had been to the east side, and found it a bit lacking. From the moment we arrived my concerns turned out to be completely unfounded. The ambiance at the uptown is miles ahead, and the food was amazing. As far as upscale steakhouses in Portland go (and I have been to them all) the portions at the Ringside UT were very generous. For my father and I, the one thing that impressed us more than the food was our waiter Rob. He was what I picture in my head when I think of a perfect steakhouse waiter. Friendly, and Jovial with a wealth of knowledge on both steak, and just as important to me their great selection of fine scotches. A great experience that exceeded expectations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Salads are generous and reasonable-priced. Main courses are expensive, so we've made this a "special occasion" restaurant. Service is fantastic and the wine list is extraordinary."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "As always the food at The Ringside Uptown is outstanding. Our waiter Steve was very professional and accommodating. He didn't rush us through our dinner and encouraged us to enjoy our evening. It was my husband's birthday dinner and The Ringside surprised him with a wonderful chocolate toffee desert, a very nice ending to a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Always a pleasure. My favorite in portland took my friend who had never been. He agreed that this was the best steak he had ever had."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "great service, reliably good food, comfortable pacing to the meal---never felt rushed"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was the first time for my 3 guests and 2 of the three said it was the best steak they have ever had. the third said it was great also just not the best.I am not an onion ring lover but when I take new people I always make sure they try the rings. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was our first time at RingSide and it was outstanding. We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and it was the perfect restaurant to visit for our special night. The food is fabulous and our waiter was PHENOMENAL! Well worth the $!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This place is consistently outstanding for food and service. My only "beef" would be that by the end of our meal the room was very stuffy and warm. I have noticed this on prior visits also. I would definitely go back regardless."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Had an excellent experience tonight. Chris our waiter provided us excellent service and commentary on the menu and wine list. Got to meet the new GM also! The food was prepared spot on and their ice cream sundae is amazing. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate. We sat at the bar with great service from Jim the bartender. We split everything and still had a doggie bag to go."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "A pricey meal, but definitely worth it. The sort of place I go every few years or so. Beautiful steak; can't imagine a better one in Portland. The wait staff is fantastic and really makes you feel you are someplace special."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The Ringside - Uptown consistently has delicious food and top notch service. The only time I'm ever disappointed is when they run out of prime rib - which is usually on the later side. Service. Service. Service. I love a waiter in a tux who knowledgable about the menu, attentive to our needs, but doesn't hover too much. Steven has been doing it a long time there and like the nice Burgundy we ordered, I'm sure he gets better with age. Not that he needs to. A great evening at a restaurant that knows what's up."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very slow service took 20 min just to get someone to take drink order then another 45 to get entree in as weell"
    Dined on 5/27/2014