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About 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

2165 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
NW 22nd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 223-1513

Website:
http://www.ringsidesteakhouse.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary on-site valet parking. Street parking is available although limited

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

Executive Chef:
Beau Carr

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Allow us to help you plan your event for family, friends, clients and colleagues. Our managers will assist you with the details of The Barrel Room, our private room.

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (124)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Good for a Date (92)
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Romantic (90)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Business Meals (68)
Notable Wine List (67)
Cozy (49)
Authentic (38)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Fun (16)
Casual (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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Healthy (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our reservation time came and we were immediately told that it would be a longer wait as our reservation for (7) people required a larger table to be vacated prior to our being able to be seated. After 15 minutes we were told that they were sorry, but the party had not vacated but was expected to shortly. We had ordered some drinks from the bar and were told that that bill would be taken care of. In the next 45 minutes we received no less than 3 apologies, and at 1 hour we were told by the manager that the party was courteously asked to vacate to allow for our being seated. We were seated approximately 15 minutes afterward, and arrived to a lovely table with complimentary champagne and appetizers. We appreciate the staff's efforts to make us happy with an unfortunate set of circumstances.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

The Food was Great!! Our 'server' William was excellent. The Ringside is always Awesome!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a lovely dinner for my husband's birthday. The wait staff are the best! The dress code was casual and comfortable. Check out the autographs on the walls of former patrons.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Very busy, we were seated 20min after our reservation, but the food and service was definitely worth the wait.

Great steaks and exceptional side dishes!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful every time we come!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Ok if you don't mind the staff clearing the table while you are still eating.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always! I have been coming here for 50 years!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently top notch. I typically frequent this restaurant for special occasions. My last visit was for moms 76th Birthday and she (we) enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

I had only been to Ringside for happy hour, so I decided to try it for my birthday dinner this year. While very spendy, the food was incredible! I’d definitely go back for other special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had reservations and it took them 35 mins before they sat us the guy that was seating everyone walked up to me and asked me what I was waiting for I said are table he looked at the book and said he forgot about us that was my first there and my last time going there Im from California and a nice restaurant just don’t forget about you like they did to me

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is a temple of meat and gracious service The steaks were perfect, the wait staff attentive but not intrusive. And of course the onion rings simply amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The steaks and service were wonderful, but unfortunately they were out of several items.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went here to celebrate a birthday during a long weekend trip to Portland and RingSide had been recommended. Everything was fantastic! Delicious steaks, excellent service and the lobster mashed potatoes are positively out of this world! Love the old school ambiance. Would definitely recommend having a meal here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! One of our favorite places to dine while in Portland. The staff has always gone above and beyond to make our dining experience a pleasure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ringside is just doing everything right. The service (thanks Scott!) was impeccable, the food delicious, and the entire staff could not have been nicer. Sure, it's small and it can get crowded, but that's part of the magic of this place. We all had a great time, and this restaurant is one of the true jewels in Portland.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never disappoints - great food and wonderful service!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely awesome. The atmosphere was great, food was amazing! I highly recommend. Order the lobster mashed potatoes. They aren’t on the menu but you will be so happy if you get them!!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were excited to try Ringside for the first time. The bar was sadly outdated, as well as the bathrooms. The Bartender was so busy with fulfilling table orders our drink glasses sat there, empty. Our server was robotic and insincere. The steak was not trimmed properly, it had a large tendon down the side of it. I wanted a different salad dressing and was told to “try it”. The table lamps are dusty and sad. After a $240 bill, I believe I should receive my salad dressing of choice and a properly trimmed steak. The other food items were delicious but it didn’t balance out; too many negatives overall. We will not return, nor would I recommend this establishment.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ringside west is a great steakhouse restaurant, probably one of the best in the country,, certainly a top 3 in Portland
Service is great, atmosphere is great and quality of food is excellent. Great selection of steaks, appetisers and salads, good wine list. Each time I go here, I enjoy the meal and experience immensely,, its one of my favs for steaks. Menu is equipped with plenty of non steak choices,,, great place

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ringside is not just “a” Portland steakhouse, it’s “the” Portland steakhouse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved the onion rings and the tasting board! The lobster mashed potatoes were also very good. The restaurant is so much bigger than it looks from the outside. Lots of cozy spots and a crowded bar that looked like fun.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seared pork belly was buttery and delightful, 28 day aged porter house was decadent and delicious. All the sides were superb as well. Add top notch service and it was an exemplary dining experience to remember.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Top end old school steak house with excellent shell fish and a number of unexpected specialties such as their duck sausage with French toast.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We went to Ringside to celebrate my Mother's 75th birthday and it was an excellent experience as it always is. Our waiter - Wayne - was very attentive and friendly. My brother and I had the three course supper of surf and turf and the food was very plentiful and delicious. With that meal choice, we received a salad, our meal consisting of steak and three prawns that were so large, they were the equivalence of having six prawns, and a nice size baked potato. For dessert, we had crème brulee. We also ordered as an appetizer Ringside's famous onion rings. The meal was very filling and so very satisfying! I look forward to going there again for the next special occasion in our family.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always an amazing experience from start to finish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved our table for 7 in a quiet area of this lovely place. Our server, Dave was fantastic. He knew exactly what to do and say. Food was outstanding. A really special dinner

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Rare sibling reunion so we decided the retro vibe would be perfect for a splurge. We were right! Lovely table viewing fireplace without getting too warm. Server Susan was spectacular! Highlights were Dirty Martinis, onion rings and entrees. (I will make slight complaint that the Prime Rib cut has changed since days gone by and not quite as luscious as before.) Sommalier recommended a fantastic Zinfandel that didn't break the bank. We had a grand evening and it lived up to expectations. May return next time. Thanks to all!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was great. Good food and good service. We had a wonderful time.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Karen, our server, is the best. She makes the experience special for everyone. So professional but also friendly.

Consistently is the hallmark of any good restaurant and the Ringside has maintained consistency better than any restaurant

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Where do I even begin to rave about Ringside? I brought my lovely mother here for her 70th birthday dinner. We were seated at a booth across from the fireplace as requested. I had previously ordered flowers to be delivered from Sammy's, and asked for a small seafood platter be on the table, as well as champagne, upon arrival. Ringside delivered; the flowers, the seafood platter, and Veuve Clicquot were waiting for us at the table. We both ordered the special; that night it was a Delmonico steak, on a bed of cheesy risotto, accompanied with seared scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. We also had a side of my favorite lobster mashed potatoes, and baked, creamy spinach. By the time dessert rolled around, we were just barely able to split a crème brulee with a birthday candle in it. Ringside knows how to do crème brulee, that's for sure. My mother was so incredibly happy, the meal and the ambience ere perfect. A very special thank you to our server, Colin, and also to Kalani for making sure everything was perfect. I'll be back next time I'm in Portland.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

James was our waiter. Good Dude, good food, would do it again 10/10.

Lobster mashed potatoes are too good. Not safe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance that has made it famous in Portland....we’ll be back

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was our 34th anniversary, we were welcomed with Happy Anniversary, the service was excellent, the food over the top. The prime rib was the best we can remember ever having. The filet medallions were perfectly cooked. The valet parking service made going uptown a pleasure instead of a hunt for parking spaces. Be prepared for paying for this excellence, however it was worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Aged beef, whatever. I age my own beef at home, and true the steak was tender but it had absolutely not flavor whatsoever.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My son's friend, a Buddhist Priest from Japan wanted to have authentic American cuisine, so this steakhouse came to mind. We had a fabulous dinner, with great food and the best service I can ever recall. Our server kept me from ordering too many appetizers and I appreciate that. All the servers were patient with our friend since his English is limited. The noise level is a little lower than the popular trendier places which is a huge plus for me. We could actually talk around the table without shouting. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant for the last 35 years. All family celebrations, out of town guests or a special drink after a hard week!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Steak delivery/ sizes were mixed up making an uncomfortable situation.

Service was at the all time slowest we have ever received. Our family visits regularly, off night for a Thursday!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was my bfs and I anniversary and we had Mary. Mary really made it special

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Can’t beat the Ringside. The food, ambience, service, wine and drinks are the best there is in town. Been going there for over 40 years for fine dining and NEVER been disappointed. Onion rings a must! Don’t waste your money going to other steak houses - they can’t compare!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful food in an elegant atmosphere. Always upstanding service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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