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Ringside Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood
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2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210 (NW 22nd)
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
(503) 223-1513
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can be spectacular!

I've been eating here for over 30 years and while pricey it's worth it's rating as one of America's top independent steak houses. The food is top notch. Because it's Portland the seafood is excellent (I live on the coast so I'm a seafood snob) and the service is usually personal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
coastda
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Astoria, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Woodstock, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ambiance was good and staff very friendly. Our server, Liz, was very knowledgeable and cheerful. We were seated within 15 minutes of arriving at a perfectly sized table for 5. Service was prompt and professional. Disappointed with the crab cakes, though others at the table liked them. (They're from Ohio, so not sure they know a good crab cake!) It... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've been eating here for over 30 years and while pricey it's worth it's rating as one of America's top independent steak houses. The food is top notch. Because it's Portland the seafood is excellent (I live on the coast so I'm a seafood snob) and the service is usually personal and charming. Those who say it "isn't what is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner Sunday night and great service. Got us in and feed in time so we could get to our Broadway show and still didn't make us feel rushed. Plus still had time for coffee. As alway great steak and old school Portland.

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Lebanon, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While on business in Portland, we had an opportunity to hit Portland's best restaurants. Certainly, Portland can boast the country's most diverse and inspired food scene. For our final evening, we chose the Ringside. Old school steakhouse dining at its finest. Valet attendant was professional and host and waitstaff are well-trained and attentive. The menu was what you expect from... More 

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Kilcock, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Waited in bar for an hour for a table while Barman Jimmy entertained everyone there, he's a tonic! I ordered from set menu $49.99 for 3 courses, had gorgeous french onion soup for starters, and steak with prawns & garlic mashed potatoes for main course which was terrible, both the steak and prawns were totally overcooked and bone dry. Dessert... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Been frequenting Ringside for 40+ years since a child. Had not visited since their renovation and to my shegrin not much has changed other than they have created more room for seating in the dining room and bar and the portions have gotten smaller and more expensive. Business is business and to stay in business you have to make money.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ringside Steakhouse is awesome and never disappoints, and I have been there MANY times, as well as recommended it to many people. The food is always superb; the service excellent by the real professional servers and bartenders, and the ambiance is cozy and intimate, especially in the main dining room that has the old, homemade river rock fireplace, built by... More 

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Portland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This longtime Portland restaurant never fails to impress. My first visit was over 50 years ago with my grandfather. My most recent visit was last evening. From the valet to bus person, every staff member was genuinely welcoming and polite. The Ringside is known for their steaks. However, the lamb chops and duck breast are also wonderful. Indulge in a... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're looking for primo service and incredible food, make a reservation at the Ringside Steakhouse. Waiters in tuxedos, exhaustive wine selection (let your server direct you, they are very knowledgeable, ) top class all the way. I strongly suggest the lobster mashed potatoes. Not always on the menu but they will prepare it for you. And their onion rings... More 

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Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Donned in our finest crossfit apparel and fresh sweat... we find parking and take to the streets to find a good steak and nice adult beverages. We are HUNGRY NOW .. Siri knows this and finds Ringside asap. Immediately through the doors we realize that perhaps this was a reservations only establishment and better dress attire. Lovely older but quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
    (NW 22nd)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 223-1513

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?