RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

4.8
5501 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
For more than 7 decades we have been offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. With 75 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse 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. Choose a steak from a menu offering a variety of USDA Prime selections that are aged a minimum of four weeks and hand cut on the premises. Choose a wine from more than 900 labels. Wine Spectator has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its Best of Award of Excellence since 2001.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5501 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
A
Alfonse
Portland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

For decades I’ve ordered medium rare rib eye…….always well prepared. Last night my steak came back screaming red……it was sent back which unfortunately upset the cadence of the meal with my table mates.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor area was beautiful but almost too warm with all the heaters. Very attentive service which I am not used to.

HD
HollyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inviting and wonderful

P
Partyof6
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ringside never disappoints! Food is hot and delicious, excellent service and we love the ambiance anywhere you sit from bar to outside and everywhere in between. Excellent for special occasions or a drink and apps in the bar! A family favorite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my GF there for her birthday and she and I enjoyed the food. Prime rib was devine. Jake was an amazing person and we enjoyed it! The best prime rib ever!!!!

n
nancyl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went Oct 16th, 4 people. Ordered 4 prime filets, appetizers, cocktails, and salad. Awesome service by wait staff and food was excellent. Went back yesterday (Wednesday for Prime Rib night). 3 of us went. 2 of us ordered the prime rib special with the extra Ceasar salad and the other ordered the dinner Ceasar salad with crab and shrimp. The waiter was told up front that we were celebrating a birthday, but he was so preoccupied (yukking it up) with the parties (including a larger party of 6) next to us that we were made to feel like the poor relations. No crumbs cleaned up and completely forgot the birthday. It was just an odd feeling that he wanted us to hurry and leave and that maybe we should apologize for only wanting the prime rib dinner which, by the way, was not that good. Very disappointing more medium than medium rare and full of gristle and fat in the middle of the slice. Had I noticed this before I got to the middle of the piece, I probably would have sent it back for a medium rare piece that was more meat than fat and gristle. We've been coming to Ringside since 1993 and this was just a disappointing experience.

GS
GSKVKK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, with exceptional service.

PF
PaulF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The singular finest experience you can have of you like old world, NY style steak houses with fantastic service.

B
Brad
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for a great meal and great ambiance!

G
Greg
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food - but restaurant is SO loud you cannot have a conversation with anyone at your table, because you can't hear them.

g
vipgatorjoe
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse I've ever been to. I've been all over the world and a steak from Ringside is what I compare all other places to. First visit since COVID shutdown so we were happy to be back.

C
Canim
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Large party placed in the middle of the room got loud and obnoxious as they became inebriated.

Suggest those parties be placed in a less trafficked part of the restaurant for the sake of other guests.

TC
TalonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner! Good was delicious and our waiter Collin was great!

RB
RandyB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed our dinner and experience at Ringside. Looking forward to visiting again!

MB
MikeB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food was wonderful. Our server Jordan was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations! Will definitely visit again when back in Portland.

G
Gamble
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, for the price of the steak I expected better flavor and a more tender steak. The onion rings were great, as well as the service. I don’t mind paying high prices for a great steak, but I felt like the steak wasn’t as good as what I could get at New Seasons and grilling myself. Definitely needed some salt and the steak wasn’t cooked as I requested the first go and I had to send it back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a patron of the Ringside since the 1960s, when I worked at KPTV Channel 12, whose studios were just a few blocks distant, and lived at NW 24th and Johnson, not much further away. And I have eaten at various steakhouses of repute in many other cities of the U.S., and the Ringside is still the best in my view. Service is always exceptional, the cuisine is exceptional too, and the overall ambiance is wonderful. My only complaints are that (1) getting one's pre-dinner drink can sometimes take a bit longer than it should and (2) parts of the restaurant can be a bit noisy (due to the brick ceiling). There are two or three other old restaurants in Portland (Hubers, Jake's) that are comfortable for old Portlanders, but even though I lived in Seattle from the late '60s until last year, nothing there can compare with any of them. And the Ringside bar (in its pre-convid state) was always a great place to have dinner if one was by oneself.

l
viplesterk
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! The atmosphere, the cocktails, onion rings and the meal itself. Never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent if not slightly over cooked NY strip. A Portland staple for years.

KO
KimO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Colin was absolutely THE BEST! We were celebrating our son's 21st birthday and he made the experience unforgettable - truly the best service we have ever encountered our entire lives! Grandma called me today just gushing over how incredible the experience was at dinner :-) An amazing night for all!

1
vip11goose19
Portland
203 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Never disappoints with good quality steaks and onion rings. Service is always excellent.

HL
HannahL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners me and my associates have had!!!

CL
CassieL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet Jordan at screen door and recommended the place. We made sure to make some reservations and asked to be where he would be working. Wow. Tyler, our server was so nice and helpful. Listened to my allergies concerns and Jordan was going above and beyond and made my husband virgin cocktails. It was just overall amazing to be treated so well, having a lovely conversation with staff and just made more memories. Will def come back again when we visit again. So far the people we are encountering are having us plan a trip back. Just when it is a bit warmer.

d
drutah
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ringside is the gold standard when it comes to steakhouses. Start your experience with a gin martini & blue cheese olives, onion rings, and a crab cocktail. Move forward with an impeccable wedge salad before devouring your bone-in ribeye with baked potato side while enjoying a delicious cabernet. Close with single-malt scotch, order an uber, and sleep peacefully with a full belly. Kudos to the Peterson's for maintaining this true gem of an establishment!

NB
NickB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Service staff took care of us very well.

AS
AlfredoS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a really nice and elegant restaurant with delicious food. The prime rib was really good as was a drink I had called Great Pumpkin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing.

RF
RebeccaF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful, memorable evening in which we were able to celebrate a special birthday. It was made all the more special by our sever, James. Steak was wonderful as always.

JC
JanC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the outdoor dining. Good air circulation, very comfortable/warm, nice spacing between tables, very nice (unexpected) decor - so perfection when it came to social distancing. That, with the usual Ring Side stellar food and wonderful service (thank you Jessica and wait staff!) - a memorable evening!

B
vipBobo
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I requested a table in the barrel room and confirmed the request when Matt called before our dinner to confirm the reservation. We arrived early for our 5:45P reservation; but with no explanation we were seated in the front room. When I requested that we be seated in the room I’d asked for, we were told there were diners lingering at the table - no guarantee when we could be seated there. So we agreed to the cramped table in the front room. Table 20-the WORST seat in the house. The service door from the kitchen was directly adjacent and physically connected to our backs. Every single time servers came and went our backs rattled, as well as the glass divider above our heads with each and every swing of the door.I felt we were being punished for reducing our seating from 4 to 3 people due to a last minute cancellation. Considering this was a last night in town -and belated birthday celebration- I was extremely disappointed with the restaurant for seating anyone at such a physically uncomfortable and disruptive table. Our family has enjoyed many memorable, delicious and expensive meals at Ringside. Sadly, this will be our last.

SS
vipSueS
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. The food and service were both excellent. Brought us back to pre pandemic. Much needed outing

JW
JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was tasty. Service was great. Noise was perfect. I could have a private conversation without being deafened.

m
marycayes
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve ever taken our own wine to be corked at a restaurant. They handled it beautifully. Drinks were great. Steaks were cooked perfectly. The sauce on my steak was a little salty, as were the garlic mashed potatoes. But not terribly and I didn’t bother to mention it. Prawns are always the freshest and large. Very good dinner and lovely evening.

b
vipboltguy
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way possible!

s
vipshawn
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! We always have a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Anniversary dinner. First time I. Two years we could go out to celebrate, and picked the right spot. Everything was perfect. This WILL be our Anniversary destination going forward!

S
vipSteppster
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at the Ringside - it's what dinner out used to be -- actual service where you can hear your dinner partner without yelling over a cacophony of sounds and reliably, perfectly, delicious food.

JG
JeffG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been coming to Ringside for 20 years, they never disappoint.
They always know what the occasion is and do something special for us.

R
vipRoland
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, delicious drinks, perfectly prepared steaks, and superb service by our server Tyler made the dinner exceptional. I highly recommend Ringside a family owned restaurant since 1944. Support locally owned and independent restaurants.

KC
KellyC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school steakhouse with great ambience!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown using the Order Online button. RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 223-1513.

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 5501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown