RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

4.8
5540 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 5540 people are saying
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Seahawk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service and such a cool experience

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Elijah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently my favorite restaurant in Portland and always impresses

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StephenW
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old standby still worth a visit. Food is simple, but done with excellence. Service is absolutely top notch.

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momg
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of Portland's best outdoor dining areas and the food and service is excellent

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were great. We were seated in the bar area at one of the tables. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu, was very attentive but not overbearing and let us enjoy our meal. The food was cooked perfectly but the only problem was it was a bit too dark and was hard to see what we were eating.

Will definitely be going back again.

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vipTimmy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It was my 94th birthday and they generously gave me free dessert. We are longtime frequent customers.
However, it must have been chef’s night off, because all three filet mignon steaks were overcooked. Manager replaced mine but it still was not rare. Disappointing.
Requested broiled tomato was raw. Not like “the olden days.”

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Karit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat wonderful, mouth watering steak and celebrate a special occasion with good friends. Even though this is quite the distant for us to travel it is always well worth the trip and never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is warm and very inviting. We had an excellent dinner out there tonight.

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Unhappy
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My husband loves the Ringside. We dined there for his birthday. I was disappointed that they have made no effort to protect diners from covid. Did not require vaccines. The tables were quite close together with no effort to provide distance. They say they have improved ventilation but who knows? Our octopus appetizer was overdone and disappointing.

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jdavini
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What an amazing experience. Food was amazing and staff was next level. From beginning to end there was nothing but a positive experience.

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vipManche
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ringside offers outstanding service, great cocktails and world famous onion rings. The menu offers a variety of steaks, both "choice" and "prime" grades. This is a good but not outstanding steak house.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and our seating was 10/10! We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner with family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary each year at Ring Side because it’s guaranteed to be extra special with their amazing food, service and ambiance. Thank you !

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vipSuzy
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always my go to restaurant when visiting Portland

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was very nice. The food was not what it use to be. Very disappointed.

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DarwinW
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

From the onion rings to the creme brulee the food was amazing!!! Oh and the old fashion was one of the best I've had in Portland. So if budget is not your concern this is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still the best steakhouse in Portland! The prime filet mignon was perfectly cooked and had the best flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was good. Service was lacking as our drinks were close to empty a few times.

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DiningDiva
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our prime filets were exceptionally good. Done to perfection. Our server was friendly and helpful but we took exception to the service. Food came too fast. Didn't have enough time to enjoy our cocktails. Service was spotty. Have dined at Ringside many, many times but last night it lacked consistency.

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Newks
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ringside has been a favorite of mine for over 40 years.
Even during my very first visit when I was 10 (1957), with my parents, I was impressed.
We came last night for a late dinner after the traditional New Year's Eve Winterhawks Game with the Seattle Thunderbirds (Hawks won 2 - 0).
We had a fun experience at the Bar chatting with folks over a cocktail. Seated at a Bar Table, we had another exceptional (as expected) experience of High Quality Service, and Excellent Food.
An observation - in years past, Ringside was developing kind of an over done high brow, at times stuffy approach to customers. I'm sure the high ticket and Higher income clientele had led to that behavior.
I must say the last few visits are showing a more naturally friendly, down to earth, genuine hospitality type of approach. As a retired restaurant Executive of nearly 50 years of "Service" I applaud the change, and appreciate whoever started the cultural change. It's a very good thing.
I must, in good faith, continue to criticize the prices of the overall menu. I realize Ringside is a "Premium" feeder, but I know enough about food costs etc., that there is room on the menu for items with lower prices, or even shaving a couple of the prices on current items.
I love the meal packs you have been offering for carry out. May I suggest that you look at Canlis and the Met in Seattle for some of the things that they've done.
Your work is excellent, but again, room for some better value for those who would appreciate a Ringside Meal without the high price on some items.
All being said, we thoroughly enjoyed our 90 minutes with you.
Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Be Safe - Be Well - Be Kind - Have Fun

Oh, bring back the full Bar Menu for 4 PM on Weekends please. We miss that.
Jakes has better value and more offerings. You guys used to have both.

Thanks so very much.

All the best,
Brian Newkirk
Salem Oregon

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OregonGuy
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and excellent service. We were welcomed by the great staff the minute we arrived. Our server (Willie) was friendly, attentive and took excellent care of us.
Our steaks and prime rib were prepared perfectly, and the onion rings were first rate. We look forward to our next visit.

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LindaL
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's dinner in the bar. Excellent experience and a fabulous server, Jenah C!
Ambience was terrific with great lounge music, lighting and warmth. Food was excellent and all around great evening.

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BethanyM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food! The perfect ambiance to ring in 2022!

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vipStevenJ
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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vip921Blueeyes
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been here around 10 times. NYE was a little bit of a disappointment. Our server was fantastic, as was the entire wait and host staff, however, we ordered the Prawn Cocktail and Octopus appetizers to start. The Prawns were severely undercooked, almost raw... and the Octopus was overcooked. I've had the Octopus here three other times and it was cooked perfectly and delicious but not tonight. So chewy, we could hardly chew it. The server graciously took it off of our bill. The Lobster Mashed Potatoes and steak were amazing. The lobster we ordered for dinner came two per plate (again, I've had these here before too) and it seemed that they were almost undercooked as well. :( Drinks from the bar were great and our server gave us a champagne and a Sparkling Cider toast at the end to make up for the under/overcooked meals. We didn't complain about the lobster. One out of two on each plate were fine, but it will still a let down. We have ordered these meals during the start of Covid to-go, and the lobsters were cooked better to-go, which was a surprise.

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jamesb
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, and the whole staff was very welcoming.

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Jkeid9702
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner! Excellent food, service, and ambience! An amazing Portland staple. We love Ringside!

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Michael
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very attentive, courteous and informative. Everything was cooked to order and hot, fast, but overall taste of the steaks and sides were not what would be expected relative to price.

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BobE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Excellent service.

The amount of crab in the Steak Oscar was a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have ever eaten! Amazing service!

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JeffG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was an excellent server and accommodated all our needs.

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vipMaureenB
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food good as always.
Service was superior.

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AaronR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looked amazing and inviting decorated for the holidays. Our waiter Scott was fantastic, and made us feel so welcome and seemed genuinely engaged in making sure we had a good time. The food was delicious. My bone-in ribeye melted in my mouth, and the lobster mashed potatoes were fantastic. I love this place.

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Sharonl
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

incredible meal. I thought the parmesan on the caesar salad lacked flavor but that is my only critique. What a fabulous experience. Would return over and over.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three adults shared one steak and multiple appetizers. Wonderful flavors. Best oysters ever. Did I mention the onion rings. Service was excellent. Never intrusive but there when we needed something. Great restaurant experience. We were in a booth with high glass walls. Felt very safe.

MB
MarcB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was the perfect place for a birthday date and the service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday and it was our first childless date night in a while.

JM
vipJMAR10
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Xmas eve tradition. Exegete service and delicious.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the best steak in Portland. Spinach side was only so so.

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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown is rated 4.8 stars by 5540 OpenTable diners.

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