Portland >Restaurants > Ringside Steakhouse Downtown
2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.523359 -122.695863
Thurs-Sat 5pm - 12am
all evenings from9:30 to close & Sunday 4pm -5:30pm
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest
The Happy Hour menu is available in the small bar, so you may have to wait, but the cheap eats are worth it. Tender bites of Ringside’s signature steak, a "fork and knife" Caesar salad, twice-baked potato skins with cheddar and bacon, or a classic hamburger are only $2.25 each.
First Time Disappointed – Well I have to call them today. Been nothing but satisfied with them for 55 years and OOPS!! last night wasn't good for me. Garlic mashed potatoes with lumps the size of Don's thumb and wadded up potatoes skins in the mashed potatoes. Then - the fried chicked was med. rare around the bones. Yuk! I hosted birthday dinner for Don and didn't complain in front of the others but - they will get an ear-ful this morning. No excuse for this lack of quality control. But the onion rings were the epitomy of PERFECT.
Wanted it to be great – My wife and I have dined in the past at Ringside on many occasions. Last Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010, marked my eldest son's birthday at the Fox Tower location. My wife and I hosted my son and daughter-in-law. I am both fair and objective when giving reviews. On this occasion Ringside failed on the signature element of our meal, i.e., the steaks. On this night they were not the best in town by a country mile. All else went well, long story short.
Our 8 ounce filet mignon steaks at $33.50 a piece were ordered medium rare. They arrived medium to medium well. All three were overcooked, had very little flavor and no juices to be seen and enjoyed. I was truly surprised, very disappointed and upset. I wanted to have them all sent back but this was my son's birthday. My son without saying anything didn't even finish his steak.
I wrote a very objective and mostly complimentary email to Ringside management but have not received the courtesy of a response. I presume they don't have to care about one customer. Presumably I have been blamed and "poo pooed."
I wanted to order a bottle of a red wine with dinner. The wine list may win accolades from critics, but when most all the wine prices start at well over $100 per, I couldn't justify it. As it is I felt gouged at $265 for this meal.
Had the management made any decent attempt to respond to my most fair email I could recommend Ringside. They didn't so I cannot.
Thank you Ringside for a perfect dinner – Going out for a night on the town started at Ringside, the menu , appetizers, drinks and of course specialty cut steaks were perfect. The new restaurant is much nicer than the old set up in NW. I liked the valet service in the front so an easy entrance and exit made the night seemless. They did an outstanding transition to the new location.
Rinside Knockout! – Very good food! exelent porportions, and wonderful service! if ur looking for a great steakhouse with reasonable priceing, this is the best place to go in Portland! and the signatures by Cerleberties was cool! to see Nicolous Cage's signature was Amazing with a capital A!
Great Service & Onion Rings – Wanted to impress my daughter with a great steak dinner. Ringside!
The restaurant is elegant with most guests being older, or apparanty there on a business expense account. Service was consistently polite, professional, and helpful. We started with their famous onion rings, and they were impressive, cooked perfectly, served with ketchup and french dressing (with bleu cheese). Coffee was not as good as many instant coffees. This is surprising in a coffee town like Portland. I ordered the carmelized onion salad. It was not very carmelized, and had large thick slices of tomato that were difficult to cut. The bleu cheese with it was good. For entrees we both had the 12oz filet mignon with baked potato. The filet came with a knife, and for the 1st time eating a filet, I used it. The steak was very thick, with more gristle than I have ever seen in a filet, or any steak. The flavor was good, but the chewiness was not consistent with this most tender steak cut. Dessert was creme brulee, crunchy and creamy combined. Nice.
Overall, the most impressive aspects were the service, the view of the light show outside the window, and onion rings. Not what I had expected from what is "one of the best".
love the new location – We got a chance to go to the opening of the Fox tower location of the Ringside and we were really impressed. I have been going to the Burnside Ringside my whole life and know that it would be difficult to move such a Portland icon to a new location but the owners have made a seamless transition combining the best of the old location with this one. I am excited to see the remodel on the Bside location and hope the owners choose to keep a restaurant in the Fox tower as well. I could rave about the food as well but anyone who has been to the Ringside knows that they make one of the best Steaks anywhere. Great job Ringside welcome to the neighborhood.
What a difference a few windows makes! – Ringside just opened in Fox Tower during their remodel at Burnside and the menu/food/service is just like it has been for the last 60+ years - perfect. I have been going to Ringside for decades now and loved the Burnside location, but it was pretty great to have the same incredible food and service with the ambience at the Fox Tower. Parking is easy, there is valet service right in front of the door and for once you can see how clean the restaurant is when there is some natural light coming in. It overlooks the new downtown park which also has some beautiful lighting at night.
I didn't know this place could improve on itself but it has...the bar is much bigger and the energy is phenomenal. I have a feeling they are going to be very busy at happy hour and attract a whole new younger crowd. Ringside is a place we used to go for special occasions only but we will definitely make visits more frequent now.
Absolutely Perfect! – Enjoyed another fantastic night at Ringside...we were immediately greeted with smiles by the young woman at the hostess stand. We were a few minutes early for our reservation so we made our way to the lounge. Naturally it was crowded at 8:15 on a Friday evening, but we had no problem receiving our martinis. After a short wait the hostess told us a table was open, but she said it was not the "best" table in the house and she invited us to check it out before we decided to sit. We told her we were not in a hurry so we would wait for a better table. Sure, the dining room is small and there isn't a huge difference from table to another, but the fact we were given a choice really made an impression on me! A few minutes later our table was ready...moments later our server arrived to check on cocktails and to introduce himself. The server was extremely polite and friendly without being overly familiar. Our starters were delicious but of course, the steaks are the star. Both steaks were cooked perfectly and arrived at the table sizzling. Just a perfect evening.
Favorable Impression – My wife and I recently went to Ringside on Burnside to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Even the Valets were prompt and courteous.
I thought the Halibut was excellent. Avoid the fries though. They were the only sub-par item in relation to everything else.
We shared an orange infused cheesecake for dessert. It was good but did not have the classic cheesecake texture.
I can't speak for the entire wait staff, but we had an older gentleman and he was great.
Great Food, love this place – I have cravings for the onion rings with spicy ketchup at ringside. Then I start to think about the crab cocktail and the delicious filet mignon. I have tried other cuts of meat, however; the filet is the best. The bartenders make some good cocktails as well. The only thing I would suggest is not to take a servers recommendation on wine.
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