RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

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For more than 7 decades we have been 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 75 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. 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.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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R
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was the absolute best. Food was excellent. Ambiance was very good to. Despite being quite full the level of sound was very low allowing us to have good conversation.
We decided to split the bill instead of separate checks. Each of us got a bill for the full amount and ended up unwittingly tipping 40% instead of 20%. No problem: our server was exceptional, Service was the best I’ve ever had. But I had to call in to make sure our cards were not charged each for the entire bill. Confusing and upsetting. ASK FOR SEPARATE CHECKS.

P
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Never been to Ringside - very pleasant server; noise rather distracting.

For being an old line steakhouse I was surprised and disappointed with the thin cut style of the NY and the filet mignon - I’m used to thick cuts of prime steaks; felt like what I would get at a chain of lower price eateries.

The wait staff was wonderful!

K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have gone to this Ringside for over 10 years for our anniversary. This time, we were seated in the larger room and a larg party was in there celebrating a birthday. They were very loud so we asked to be moved which Ringside staff were more than willing to do, thankfully... Then, our steak was just not that flavorful. We order the Rib eye for 2. We ordered the spinach this time and that wasn't very good and even the lobster mashed potatoes weren't as good as we remembered. Overall, we were disappointed esp when you are paying $150.00 for a meal for two! I don't know if we will be back, unfortunately. Very disappointing...

RJ
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a professionally served, delicious meal to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was excellent.

B
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend

NS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. It's a bit spendy, but fun now and again.

DS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always GREAT! Been doing this restaurant once a year for 15 years! Onion rings are superb. See you next September.

CT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For old school ambience and great steak, this was the perfect place to take our guests from South Africa who love meat. The service was also exceptional.

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. We love it here, and I'm sure we'll be back!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always above and beyond, and steak cooked perfect.

OG
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant for our birthday celebration. Exceptional service from our server, Willie!

M
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ever since the remodel the rib eye has been a huge disappointment. I don’t know what changed but the steak is not good. I’m going to Morton’s next time. I’ve eaten twice at ringside since they remodeled and both times it’s been bad.

d
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional dining experience. It's appropriate and fun to dress for the occasion.

JD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great especially the onion rings. Service was outstanding.

EA
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to ringside my whole life for many many occasions and this time the service really tried to rush us out of there. It was not a good thing.

JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was beyond amazing. The sear on the steak was perfection. This is what dreams are made of. It was as if god himself blessed that steak. Our server was amazing and made the experience that much more enjoyable. Give that man a raise!

Jesse Rios

OT
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steak and lobster. Appropriately attentive service.

M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From walking in the door until we paid the bill, everything was outstanding. Everyone working there is friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely come back again.

BA
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ringside is my go to place. Dining alone in the bar or bringing friends. This time I brought a friend who was visiting from Germany. They were totally blown away from the moment we arrive. Valet parking is unheard of in Germany. And then the wait staff. Superb. French onion soup = 100% perfect. 12oz New York steak = 100% perfect, garlic mashed = 100% perfect, Mango sorbet = 100% perfect. He was amazed that a person came to crumb the table after main course. And , when he returned from the restroom, his napkin has been folded and placed on the table. From beginning to end, this was a very memorable evening.

HL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always great. Sometimes the place is running so busy, so it is occasionally hard to find servers.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best restaurants in Portland!

a
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You won't find a better prepared steak anywhere. Generous portions and always a meal for the following day at home. Excellent wine selection, but they are priced on the high side, and could provide better value.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Can never go wrong with a night at Ringside.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambience. Great food. Scott was attentive and intuitive to our needs. Fellow food snobs, if any doubt, just go.

TS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

I would normally recommend RingSide to all of my friends and family, but unfortunately our last dinner experience was unpleasant. The reason being was that my husband and I were celebrating our eighth anniversary on a Friday evening and unfortunately a group of men who were intoxicated, obnoxious and extremely rude were seated right next to us (directly in front of table 29). Two of the men were from Santa Rosa, CA and their host was local. The host was not intoxicated or rude, but did not settle his "friends" down or choose to leave the restaurant due to his "friends" behavior. One man fell asleep at the table and the other guest proceeded to use profanities while describing his steak/entire meal to the server. The host should have removed his friends from the restaurant (one could barely stand up when he left - the same one who fell asleep at the table). My husband and I felt terrible for the staff and ourselves who should not have been subjected to this behavior. I should have demanded we be moved to a different table, reimbursed for our meal and/or had the party of three be removed from the restaurant. I know it is extremely difficult to handle these situations, but they must be handled by the staff, not the other guests of the restaurant.

In addition, our friends ordered a bottle of wine for us as a surprise and our server first thought it was for a different table and then was notified it was for us. There was no name as to whom gifted us this bottle as well. Also, it was mentioned to us that we were not charged a corkage fee for this bottle of wine, which seemed silly since it was a gift purchased from the restaurant.

The food and beverages were excellent as usual, but the three men ruined our evening. I am sorry for the disappointing review, but I feel it's important to notify staff that our evening was less than desirable.

B
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was unusually bad. My server didn’t pay my table much attention.

DL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasions. The steak was amazing. The wait staff was excellent. Highly recommend this place.

A
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ringside is hands down the best steakhouse in downtown Portland. Excellent service and the food is perfectly prepared.

a
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

William was fantastic. Food sublime.

BM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The RingSide Steakhouse is a MUST on your list to visit! It has a wonderful long history in Portland and I think many 20-30 somethings younger folks don't give it a chance. When you enter, it's like going into a fine dining venue where they really care about each of their diners. You are greeted by helpful staff who are dressed in suits and the ladies in dresses. I had requested a "booth by the fireplace" and when the hostess began to seat us, she went around the fireplace to the side, where we could not see the fireplace at all. I told her I had requested one of the booths where we could see the fireplace and she went quickly back to the scheduler who arranged for us to be seated at the correct booth. I was taking my 20-something God-daughter out for dinner and she was sooo impressed. She is also the President of the OMA (Oregon Marketing Association) and she was able to speak with one of the administrative representatives about how they could work together to draw in the younger crowd. We each had the 3 course dinner that included soup or salad (we had the salad with the house dressing that was amazing), the surf & turf (prawns and medium rare steak) with THE BEST MASHED POTATOES I've ever eaten!! Plus we got the creme brulee for dessert. It was EXCELLENT food and our server was great. They also seem to have a policy that if a staff person sees that a diner's plate is empty or water glass is getting low, they will come by and take care of you. They also use the rare table cloth "crumb scraper" between your courses. The 3-course dinner is only $45 but you'll feel like a king/queen by the time you leave. I highly recommend this dinner house - if you want to impress someone you love or a client ... THIS is THE PLACE to go!

JR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a long time favorite and I has never disappointed. Onion Rings for sure every time

R
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed our meal for the most part. A lot of honey on the fried chicken, seemed to take away from the meal. Prime rib was good as always. Service seemed lacking.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration. The food was outstanding but more important was our server made us feel very special throughout the entire evening. Her name is Susan and she was magnificent. These are the reasons we go to the Ringside for all of our special occasions.

m
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Should have been better. Think I might have experienced a bad reaction to the beef. I was sickened over the next 24 hours and feverish. Like a 24 hour flue. I feel better today, but think I’m done with the Ringside—maybe for good.

ML
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic and consistent in quality. Professional, yet friendly. Been going here for 20 yrs. The air was a bit warm for me, as the seasons changing and maybe some like the heat.

S
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our dinner at Ringside was way below what we were expecting. The ambience was great, service great as well. BUT, since this is a restaurant known for it's steaks we were beyond disappointed in our steak. Ordered "prime" rib-eye and could have gotten better at a sizzler. At a cost of $60 it was fatty, super gristly and unflavorful. The chef offered us a dessert to make up for it, but really would have preferred a great steak. Would recommend for the ambience and service, not the steaks. We also found the wine list to be overpriced and really not suitable for the average diner. Although extensive, the list contained a very few bottles under $200. Needed to order the house wine at $14 a glass or $64 a bottle. Not everyone wants (or can afford) that price range.

J
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have wonderful memories of Ringside from our high school days in the late 50’s. It was a very special restaurant then, and remains a very special restaurant today!!! Wonderful that some things stay the same!

SS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really nice time celebrating my son's birthday. We will definitely be back!

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