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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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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
Good for a Date (87)
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Romantic (84)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Business Meals (65)
Notable Wine List (60)
Cozy (57)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Authentic (36)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Happy Hour (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Comfort Food (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Late-night Find (17)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Seasonal (10)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Steaks are absolutely amazing. I had the bone in ribeye and husband had a bone in filet. Both so tender and cooked perfectly! The lobster mash potatoes were just out of this world. The regular mash were really good too. We also had onion rings to start and the root beer float with warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert. All of it was perfect! We will definitely be frequenting this place more often when we are up for treating ourselves.

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and food! We had an excellent time!

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·Dined 2 days ago

I only have a couple of comments. First, it is my wife's favorite steakhouse and we always have a solid meal. We had a friend join us and my wife had the filet..she said was it was wonderful. Our friend and I shared the Ribeye for two. It looked much better than it tasted. The outer portions were well done and the middle was rare..we both agreed and ordered medium rare. For $114 for one piece of beef it should have been better..I will avoid in the future. There was a medical emergency on the next table as an older woman passed out. My wife, in the medical field, jumped into to assist. Her meal had just arrived and she was assisting for a good ten minutes..I was surprised no one thanked her jumping in to help or covered her plate to keep it warm. Minor issue, but an area to improve on.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

First time and very impressed with everything.. Don’t rush enjoy every bite.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner. Best steak in town

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The folks at RingSide are top-notch, service-minded individuals who want to make sure you have the best experience possible. And it's all backed up by the best steaks in the Portland metro area. I've enjoyed coming here my entire life, and it's great to see that some things don't change over time. In this case, RingSide has managed to maintain a "customer first" point of view in everything they do... from the food to the experience and to the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

All of the food was very good. My husband had steak

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

My birthday dinner turned into a marathon wait, indifferent service and frankly lousy food, sorry Steve but a gratuity you did not earn. I ordered the bone in rib eye for two, asked for medium to medium rare that I was assured possible. After an hour and 40 minute wait the meat arrived blood red rare and cool in the center. By then I was exceedingly hungry and had given up. I thought what the heck, it’s a rib eye the tastiest cut (IMO), i tried it and it was tough and tasteless. I tried my wife’s smaller rib eye and it was an order of magnitude better. I will think twice before coming back.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great old school atmosphere. Food was excellent. Service was great. Price is very very expensive. I knew that going in. If you want a high end steakhouse in Portland this would be a great choice.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went to Ringside Grill to surprise my brother on his birthday. I mentioned to them before hand that we needed to be seated at the reservation time and my brother would be arriving five minutes after that. Unfortunately that didn’t happen and my brother walked in while we were waiting to be seated. Not 100% their fault but it was still a shame.
As for the food, meh. Don’t get me wrong it was tasty and the flavor was amazing, we’ve just had better elsewhere and for cheaper. It wasn’t anything special, which should be expected based on the price.
Our waiter had an attitude. We didn’t order wine with our food and some of us had soda, which seemed to throw him. A couple of us also had french fries with our steak and he snobbly asked if we wanted ketchup when he brought the food. Maybe that’s just how he operates, either way I found him off putting.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Old Portland feel to this restaurant. Great service and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I wish I could say I enjoyed my experience but, alas, I cannot. The food was exceptional, the staff members (valet, coat check, server, auxiliary staff) were ALL attentive and excellent. But unfortunately, my husband and I were seated next to the owners and guests who were a bit loud for the intimate atmosphere and one owner in particular was rude and demeaning to a staff member. My husband and I were thoroughly taken aback by this behavior.

For this reason alone, I will no longer bring my friends, family, staff or clients to this establishment.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Total experience - AWESOME. As always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Best food we've had in a long time.. excellent. Thank You..

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was, as expected, very good! The service was fine but rather mechanical. We did have to request bread multiple times, soups/salads brought to the table we not quite right. They fixed it but the issue seemed to be order taker, servers, water refillers, were all different people and didn't get to 'know' our table.
We were celebrating a birthday and they didn't really do anything for it even though I noted it on our Open Table reservation, told the hostess when we arrived, and told our primary server. What we got was, "Oh, you'll get your dessert for free". For a $600 dinner bill, that's not trying very hard. We certainly would not expect nor want a sombrero and staff sing along but put a little effort into showing you care about your clientele. While we would dine there again, it would not be tops on our list for a special occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

like what i imagine 50's vegas was like, but in a good way! not a hipster in sight

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another lovely birthday celebration, which was enhanced by our server Monique. She is the perfect blend of personality and professionalism!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I hate to say this because we have been loyal customers for years however our experience was not very good. We went for my husbands birthday and our waitress Kelli was absent most of the night. Once we got our second drink we were about done with our meal. We even had to take the check up the front to pay it because she never returned. When we told the manager up front he didn’t even act like it was that big of a deal. Disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My boyfriend wanted steak for his birthday... I wanted to bring him somewhere where I know the steaks are top notch and the ambiance cozy. Needless to say, he raved about his meal. I had ordered the special of the evening... filet with roasted cauliflower and fingerling potatoes and it was fantastic as well. Dave, our waiter, was attentive and made excellent recommendations. It was a wonderful experience, and we can't wait to come back. Thanks for making his birthday THAT much better!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

If you love a cozy place with a warm ambience, you might love Ringside. The steaks are always delicious and cooked as you requested. I love the warm bread they bring , the cocktails and the house salad dressing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Best steakhouse in Portland! The lobster mashed potatoes were amazing. Our waiter was great. I love the valet parking. Everything about RingSide is awesome!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Simply the best steak in Portland!! Incredibly paired sides and an unbelievable wine selection! Leave your cheap at home and treat the lady in your life to a night out she deserves!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed New Year's Eve dinner at Ringside. They were running a little bit behind in getting us seated but it wasn't horrible. The restaurant feels pretty intimate (the tables weren't as crowded in as some restaurants). The ambiance/look of the place is very nice. The food was very good! My lobster and shrimp cocktail were excellent (I don't like the aioli they pair the cocktail with but I just stuck to the cocktail sauce). The lobster mashed potatoes weren't as good as they've been in the past...so between that and an ok desert I gave the place 4 stars (also our server was very nice but she wasn't on top of things like you would expect - and forgot to put in an extra order).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very attentive and excellent service. The steaks were superb! Thank you, Ringside!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Ringside. The food is always amazing and the wine selection is impressive.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always excelent would highly recomend this restuarant in fact I always do

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have come to this restaurant frequently, over the last several years, for family birthdays. Our last visit made us question if we would come back. Our bar service was exceptional, our waitress was gracious and charming; she had a wonderful knowledge of the bar menu and helped us navigate the menu quickly. We were moved to dinner service only to be absolutely forgotten. We brought a bottle of wine, paid the corkage fee, and had it sit on our celebratory table. He didn't pour one glass of that wine. Our food was expedited by others. His co-worker Scott , was The one saving grace of our experience. Still the steak was poorly cooked and serviced lagged between courses. Sadly, I don't know if I'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Poor tasteless food. A disappointment!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrating

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We took our son to Ringside to celebrate his birthday. He is very fond of a good aged steak and Ringside did not disappoint. It has been many years since my wife and I had last been there so we were also pleased that after all these years Ringside has maintained their reputation for a quality product and quality service.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good , hold school and amazing drink

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent, And fabulous service. Excellent wine list and cocktails. My only complaint is it is crowded and loud! Still we will go back as you cannot beat the beef!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

First visit to the ringside after 60 years living in Oregon.Great service and I’ll put you on the must go list for all visitors to our home. Have a great and prosperous 2018!


Steve Mathisen

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steak was just too rare when I asked for medium. Otherwise perfect meal.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Ringside has been our destination for our anniversary (48 years) for many, many years. It is our favorite place to eat - always great food and awesome service. There is nothing better than the sound and smell of the steak when they bring it out on the metal platter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best meal ever at Ringside

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always excellent, but expensive. The old saying applies to the RingSide: "You get what you pay for". You leave lighter in the wallet, but full of great steaks and fond memories. We were celebrating my wife and my 46th anniversary the previous week and my sister in law and her husband's 50th anniversary which will be in February. They live in Nevada and this is probably the only opportunity we had to celebrate their anniversary while they were visiting us for Christmas. We never thought twice about where to take them. The RingSide of course.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Sadly the quality of the steaks are not what they once were. A shame at their high prices. The special lobster mashed potatoes were fantastic. The service was great and the ambiance wonderful. Though I wish they would institute some sort of a dress code to prevent patrons from dining in sweatshirts with sports logos. I will be looking for another restaurant for special dinners.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a wonderful family meal. The onion rings, steak and lobster were all amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had the filet & lobster tail, outstanding. Best Steakhouse in town. We enjoyed a bottle of Woodward Canyon red wine from Walla Walla Valley, excellent. Best wine list in town. Mary was our server, she is awesome. Thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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