About RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

2165 W Burnside
Portland, OR 97210
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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

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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Come celebrate Mother's Day at RingSide! Mothers will receive a celebratory toast of Sparkling Wine. We will be opening an hour early at 3PM,
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

Details
Mon - Wed 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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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4.6

service

4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect for any celebration

Dined 3 days ago

Perfect for any celebration

food5
ambience5
service5

Ringside is our neighborhood hangout and ...

Dined 3 days ago

Ringside is our neighborhood hangout and a classic old time Portland steakhouse. Leave the chains aside and make the trip uptown for an authentic experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great high class service and excellent food!

Dined 5 days ago

Ringside never fails. The service is excellent and the food is awesome! The lobster tail was enormous and cooked perfectly, and the prime rib was too! Even the baked potato was spot on.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

SO MUCH FUN

Dined on April 25, 2016

We had Karen as our server and she remembered us from last December. Great time, great food, great fun. very impressive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Steven was great. I asked about an item ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

Steven was great. I asked about an item that was no longer listed on the menu, chicken livers, and he was able to get them for me. Thank you Steven and kitchen staff. Our meal was awesome!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great experience

Dined on April 24, 2016

Ringside never disappoints. The onion rings are super yummy and the wedge salad is too. Then, the steak and sides are delicious. Everything is good. I wish I could afford to go more often.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Only thing that was average was vegetable medley.

Dined on April 23, 2016

Outstanding 40th birthday dinner for our son. Waiter Scott was excellent.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best steak!

Dined on April 23, 2016

Steak was top notch as always. I recommend trying the beet salad it is amazing!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Yep.

Dined on April 21, 2016

The Ringside doesn't really need my review. Pretty much defines old-school and hasn't gone downhill.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service4
value1

$75 steak had no flavor. SeaBass was like trout.

Dined on April 18, 2016

$75 steak had no flavor. Ordered Sea Bass but it was more like Trout. When asked, they brought out a receipt from their fish market. The receipt didn't show it as Sea Bass either. The plate was covered in grease and food didn't have much of flavor either. Recommending Onion Rings and desserts.

food5
ambience2
service5
value4

Everything was great, but the two tables ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Everything was great, but the two tables in the rear were so loud that I could not hear anything my wife said or the server. This is not the way it used to be. Very sad; we hope for a better experience next time. WLD

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Not so good

Dined on April 9, 2016

Sadlythis timeour foodwas notso good:( The fillet mignon was dried and no flavor to it, our Cesar salad was drenched inway too much dressing so the lettuce was no longer crisp, but it took so long to come that we decidedto not say anything and just eat and go home Pretty disappointed with the dinner that night, we were on a date and ended speding over $200 for a dinner that was just not worth it

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Steak

Dined on April 6, 2016

The experience was incredible. Went there for my one year anniversary with my gentleman, I knew what the prices were like but it was a complete shock to my boyfriend so I wanted to treat him. I got a $60 fillet minion atop garlic mashed potatoes with lobster on top.. and never before have I had a steak literally melt in my mouth. Complimentary parking service was a big hit to my boyfriend. Will absolutely be dining there again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for special occasions

Dined on April 5, 2016

The Ringside is a great place for a quiet special evening out with that special someone. The onion rings are something iconic as an appetizer. The steaks are always magnificent. Parking in the neighborhood can be an issue, so I would recommend using the valet service.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

Awful

Dined on April 4, 2016

Gristly tenderloins. At $65 a person. Avoid this place.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Once again, GREAT lobster!!!

Dined on April 3, 2016

Food and service is always very good! It's a great place to meet friends and enjoy a wonderful meal. Thank you!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent steak dinner

Dined on April 3, 2016

The dining experience at the Ringside was fabulous. The waiter was polite, professional and attentive. The food was divine and the steak was out of this world.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ringside scores again

Dined on April 2, 2016

If you want consistently well-prepared meat and gracious old-school service staff, Ringside is your place. Be prepared to pay though, top shelf ain't cheap.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent food...outstanding service!!!

vip
Dined on April 1, 2016

We went to Ringside as part of the Portland Dining Month experience. The food was incredible, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was terrific. Our waiter, Wayne, who has spent twenty years there was outstanding. His professionalism, wit and humor added to the delight of the evening,

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Dining month favorite

Dined on April 1, 2016

We enjoyed 5 different restaurants in Portland's March dining month. Ringside was our favorite for food and service. We were not rushed or encouraged to order from the regular menu. This happened in some of the other restaurants we tried. The food was plentiful and delicious, attractively presented, and it seemed like the staff was proud of their establishment. We would go back again.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Not Your Typical Portland Restaurant

Dined on March 30, 2016

Dining at the Ringside was an excellent experience. How nice it was to be in a comfortable environment where you could relax and enjoy yourself. The service, the food and the ambience are all fantastic. It was a real treat.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We were celebrating a milestone birthday ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

We were celebrating a milestone birthday. Ringside did not disappoint. The steaks were excellent and the french onion soup was outstanding. Perfect birthday evening.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great food and service once again!

Dined on March 28, 2016

This place does not disappoint if you want great service and a delicious and decadent meal!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

It was a little darker inside than I exp ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

It was a little darker inside than I expected but that didn't bother me that much. Food was great - the mashed potatoes was strangely different than what I usually had but I still really liked it. Would recommend if you want a quiet and romantic dinner.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best steak house in Portland

Dined on March 27, 2016

As always the whole dinner was amazing. I had prime rib with lobster yukon gold mashed potatoes.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic!

Dined on March 27, 2016

My husband and I were visiting from out of town and was beyond satisfied with this establishment. The staff was very friendly, professional and informative. The food was amazing & cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend to any of my friends!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
food2
ambience2
service3

This is an old school restaurant trying ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

This is an old school restaurant trying to look special when in fact the tableware is cheap, the servers don't even know their cheeses and the food is mediocre. Portland is filled with very good restaurants. Go there, not to this dinosaur.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Comfort and style...

Dined on March 27, 2016

We really enjoyed our last meal. I started with a Manhattan while my wife sipped a glass of Oregon pinot noir. Then, we tore into the onion ring appetizer. For our entrees, I had an aged rib steak, cooked to perfect medium rare. My wife had a filet mignon. For dessert, we split a creme brulee. You want classic steakhouse? Look no further. The Ringside fills the bill.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place to go!

Dined on March 27, 2016

Our experience, our meal and our waiter, Collin were Great! We will be back !

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

My boyfriend and I went here for the Por ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

My boyfriend and I went here for the Portland dining month menu and everything was perfect. The baked onion soup was tasty. It was a huuuuge portion and we also got sourdough bread with garlic and butter smothered all over it to dip in the soup! I was basically full after the appetizer, but then we had steak and potatoes with zuchinni as the main dish and I kept eating because it was delish hahah. Desert was a custard of some sort and also fabulous. The best part of the meal was the bottle of wine we got (twenty rows 2013 cab sav from Napa valley). It was so good we are going to hunt down another bottle of that stuff. The wine was a perfect combo with our meal so we had happy bellies by the end of the night. Service was also fantastic. I highly recommend this place especially for the dining month deal because otherwise it's pretty pricey.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Anniversary dinner was perfect

Dined on March 26, 2016

After 36 wedding anniversary dinners at the London Grill, we chose the Ringside as our alternative when they closed. We have been very happy with our decision and found the experience this year (our 39th) to be excellent . The service was superb (thanks, Wayne!) and the food was fantastic. This is "Portland traditional" at its best; a reminder of what really makes for a memorable dining experience. We'll be back for our 40th next year!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Portland First Timer

Dined on March 26, 2016

We decided to visit Portland and although the city is known for excellent food, we wanted to experience a fancy night out also. I ordered the Filet 8 oz and my husband ordered the Prime Rib. The prime rib blew my filet out of the water, not to say mine wasn't great, but that wow-that prime rib delivered some major flavor! We also had their carrot cake for desert, while it wasn't what we were expecting (traditional), it was absolutely delicious. It was light, not overly sweet, and the perfect way to end the meal. I'm a little sad I won't be able to make this a regular visit, but we certainly enjoyed it while we were there.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

The best service start to finish..and I'm fussy!

Dined on March 25, 2016

from the crab cakes in the bar (some of the best i've had, even in Baltimore) with great service from Kelsie to a fantastic filet and amazing service from Dave, it was a super night. gotta say that I would definitely stick with the meats over the fish...but you can't go wrong.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent experience!

Dined on March 23, 2016

We went there for March dinining month special. The portion was very impressive and server was very nice and service was excellent, too. Also their dining month special main menu was steak unlike other steak restaurant's other options. The dessert was excellent, too. Overall the special was great value. Our family of four had great time. We want to try other menus next times.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dining Out

Dined on March 23, 2016

Great place to eat for a special occasion or any time you want to enjoy Fine Dining

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

AMAZING!

Dined on March 20, 2016

4 of us in our party- everything we ordered was amazing! French onion soup was the best I've ever had! Can't go wrong with any of the steaks!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

ok, but nothing to write home about

Dined on March 20, 2016

nice restaurant, very friendly service, the meat is ok, but not that extraordinary. wine prices are MUCH too high ! I prefer Capital Grille in any ways

food2
ambience5
service5
value3

Our favorite place to eat when in Portla ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Our favorite place to eat when in Portland, but this time the $55.00 prime rib eye was way overcooked, not medium rare. Next time, I'll have the Prime Rib, it's always great. Other than this, it's a very good place to celebrate a special event, like our anniversary last Saturday.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Classic and Consistant

Dined on March 20, 2016

Have been going to the Ringside for many years and always enjoy it. Our server/sommelier Robert added the cherry on top to our dinner. A bit loud in the "barrel room" but nice to be around others enjoying a special dinner.

Tags: special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

The first item I have to mention is the ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

The first item I have to mention is the filet medallions, because they are amazing!! One is topped with a blue cheese and the other is wrapped in prosciutto. We often order the same items, however everything we have had had been fantastic. We were lucky enough to get Robert as our server again and he is our absolute favorite. His wine knowledge is amazing and he will always recommend and an amazing bottle. Last night we had a newer bottle they had just added which was the Plumpjack Syrah and it was fantastic, I highly recommend it.

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