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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (106)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
Romantic (88)
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Good for a Date (83)
Good for Birthdays (74)
Business Meals (73)
Notable Wine List (66)
Cozy (59)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Worth the Drive (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Authentic (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Happy Hour (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Bar Seating (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Local Ingredients (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Seasonal (14)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (11)
Casual (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Same great service we have always gotten in the nearly decade we’ve been dining at Ringside

Great job

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food. The onion rings were among the best we have ever had
Wayne our server was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

The Ringside never disappoints. Service, food, ambiance -- all top notch. Can't wait 'til our next meal there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Always outstanding!!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was wonderful. I don't like that you have to pay extra to get a vegetable. Many people have a low carb lifestyle for health reasons. While I love potatoes, I can't eat them. You should have a vegetable option on the menu besides potatoes that come with the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent meats. Service is first class. Will always be on my list

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

I'll preface this review by saying we've dined at Ringside on several occasions and had stellar service by career servers. Unfortunately, last night for our 20th anniversary we can't say the same. It took 18 minutes for someone to take our drink order. We were 2 minutes away from leaving. The server was cordial, but he didn't provide that top-notch experience you expect from a fine steakhouse. In fact, I don't believe he even introduced himself by name. He may have been overworked because he had several large tables, which were clearly more important to him. I understand - that's where the majority of his tips would come from, but it was our 20th wedding anniversary so I felt cheated. We picked Ringside out of all the other steakhouse options in Portland for this special night because we thought we'd get great service in a romantic location. On top of that, our order was wrong. No, I didn't say anything at the time because I didn't care to deal with it and it wasn't an egregious error. But again, I have a higher expectation of service when you pay over $50 for an 8 oz. steak. The food is wonderful at Ringside (their special lobster mashed potatoes was to die for), but the whole package is what has us returning time after time. I've learned that the next time we go I'll be sure to request one of their long-time servers.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service is impeccable, the food is mostly excellent, but some items are just “good”. I’m satisfied with almost everything except the exorbitantly high prices; regardless of who you are, it’s very difficult to justify $35 for good fried chicken. Or $60 for 8oz of the lesser cuts of steak.
I might not find better steak quality in town, but I can easily find better value. Most $35 steaks at similar establishments will be at least close to the same quality.
Ruggero

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·Dined 4 days ago

Dave was our host tonight, but the entire wait staff was terrific! We will be back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

one of my favorites in p town! Old school ambiance missed in new places around town.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Was a fun evening with friends celebrating Valentines Day. Valets were good, Derek our server was excellent and the food was wonderful.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The best onion rings, great steaks and lobster mash potatoes. Our waiter, Wayne was excellent. A five star night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was amazing. I was 45 min late on Valentine’s Day and they made my reservation work. The wait staff are always amazing and very knowledgeable about their menu items. Of course the onion rings are the best ever lol, but the steak, lobster, and pork belly are absolutely a top pick for anyone coming to ringside. Wait staff very friendly and know how to make you feel comfortable. The ambiance is impeccable, the lighting and decor is just what you want from a steakhouse.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was not as good as it used to be. Overpriced for quality for sure. Steaks had no flavor at all. Not sure why they would not at least season with salt and pepper. We will not be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

This marks the 3rd time my wife and I have been able to go here. This time was the best, so far! Melt in your mouth steaks, cool ambiance, great service, and a great place for that expensive, tasty meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Having my steak cooked right the first time is always a plus, and the lobster mashed potatoes are well worth the extra cost.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was great. Our server explained the menu and offered suggestions. She was friendly and the timing of the courses was perfect.

Drinks: I had wine, he had two cocktails. All were satisfactory, but very overpriced (~$15 per cocktail).

Food:
Onion rings - The hype around the onion rings is all true GET THEM. Do note the small onion rings are absolutely huge for two people so you may not need an additional appetizer. We only ate 5 pieces and took home a full large box of the rest.
Kurobuta Pork Belly - melts in your mouth, delicious! Note in only comes with two pieces and two gyoza. But this is perfect for two as the rest of the meal is huge.
Lobster mashed potatoes - absolutely amazing. They are not on the menu, but when you order a steak they give you the option to upgrade to these, I would suggest only one person between two upgrade because they are very rich and you can share.
Dry Aged New York - Delicious steak, I ordered 12 oz medium rare. It was much rarer than I expected, but probably my own fault. Ask the waiter if you are unsure. I ate 1/3 of the steak and took the rest home.
Peppered Dry Aged New York - the peppered crust is a fantastic touch, he ordered 12 oz medium well. He liked it, I tasted and thought it was a bit dry. Verdict on this steak is order it medium. Bearnaisse sauce was fantastic, not too rich.
Fries - he ordered a side of fries and we ate 2 of them. They were delicious but we were so full.

We passed on dessert (they offered complimentary creme brûlée for his bday, but we could not fit it in) she brought us chocolate toffee brittle to take home in a box. If this is on the menu GET IT. I would go back just for this.

I would recommend going to the bar area (it’s nice with booths and bar seating) for happy hour because the prices here are just too much. While we did enjoy our meal, the items we loved the most were not the steaks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great steaks. Always great service. My wife and I had our first dinner date at The Ringside in 1962. It was a classy place with amazing service and it was a perfect place to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous, the only issue is that it was incredibly warm where we were sitting~

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·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food and fairly priced. Great service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great had there Monday special three coarse meal for $35.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated a birthday and two couples engagements. We introduce this group to the Lobster Mashed Potatoes and the amazing dining experience that is Ringside! A great night and, as always, amazing meals and service; thank you Susan and the gentleman making sure the water and used meal dishes were cleaned before even asking. And thank you for making it extra special with the champagne & toffee!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Best steak in Portland. Steaks rival those from the best steakhouses in the country.

Jimmy the bartender makes the best cocktails, he especially makes a killer old fashioned.

Best wine list in Portland.

Best happy hour in Portland with great a great menu of happy hour food...try the steak-bites.

Killer onion rings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything about our experience was great with the exception of one of the waiters we caught a couple times walking out of the kitchen licking his fingers. At one time he went directly to the firmware station and started thumbing through the utensils. If this would have been my server I would have said something at that point. To say the least it was not professional or sanitary.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

As always, great food and friendly servers. Easy parking with the complementary valet service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was excellent.
I hate to say it, but we were disappointed in the Rib steak and the prime rib that we ordered:
not much flavor to either one.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a family favorite. Never a bad experience here. We have gotten to know a few different waiters and bartenders that always make our time here even more special. Tried the crab cakes for the first time as an appetizer.. AMAZING. It was hard veering away from the traditional onion rings I must say!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Ringside is a ICONIC establishment, never disappoints!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We go here every year for our anniversary and are never disappointed. The service, food and atmosphere was absolutely the best. If I could eat like this every day, I would go every day, but unfortunately, my ever expanding waste line in not cooperating. The value for your meal is excellent and the steak just melts in your mouth. Love, love, love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

My first experience at this place was great except one detail. One of the gentlemen helping bring our food out misgendered me. Our server however was very attentive and the food and drinks were perfect. Bravo!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was great that our request was met even after we pushed back our reservation by 45 minutes. Very accommodating! And a free bday desert! Food never disappoints and the ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We come to Ringside on our birthdays as we love a good steak. And although we are financially well off, we find the expense a bit high for casual dining. In other words, we only think of coming to Ringside for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our experience was not as good as in years past. The food tasted a little on the bland side. My steak was a little under cooked, but not bad enough to send back. Our drinks were a little watered down and my second drink was never delivered (although our server was apologetic about this). Compared to other steakhouses, I don’t think we had the best experience for the amount of money we spent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ringside is a very special place for my family. We take a trip to the coast every year and always eat at Ringside as our family tradition. We love it there and we always try to get Derrick as our waiter. He is a great guy- fun, great service, kind, engaging, and knows just the right amount of time to spend with us. Love that the Ringside has the dark wood interior with the fireplace and that the waiters wear their suits. It is such a throw back and so very special because of that. We can always count on great food, great ambience, great service and a wonderful time!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Said yes on recommend only from previous dining experiences. Travel to Portland on business 3-4 times a year and take customers out. Been frequenting Ringside for many years each trip.
Chalking it up to a bad night - 3 out of 8 dinners wrong or overcooked. Other people uncomfortable when meals are not presented and eating at the same time. The manager did remove from our check. Even the quality of the beef seemed out of sorts. Sure we will try again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always wonderful.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

As good as always. Love the Ringside and its commitment to service and great food.
Not too many restaurants around anymore that can make a good drink, have good professional service and great food. It is becoming a lost art.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The service is the best in town!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is the fourth year we've been going for our son's birthday. The three previous times the food and the service were outstanding. This time the service was not good, and the food was not memorable. In particular, the garlic mashed potatoes were more bitter than garlicky. And the side dishes came out well after our meals were served.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great steakhouse, traditional and consistantly excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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