Quartet is a new fine dining restaurant that is just steps from the Willamette river in downtown Portland on the South waterfront.
Their opening night was Valentine’s Day 2013 with their first brunch service this past Easter Sunday. The space looks like something you would see on the Las Vegas strip with grand with two story glass windows surrounding the entire bar and dining room leaving never a bad seat in the house and walls lined with marble and abstract warm colored accents. You cant miss their multiple large over-sized chandeliers that look like that are rustically made of wood which are an art pieces just as itself. One of the more unique features inside is the indoor canal that zig-zags it’s way around the dining room and adds just the right amount of a nature element in an ultra modern design.
We visited Quartet on their first brunch service this past Easter Sunday! Our waitress greeted us with a complementary champagne mimosa each which started off things nicely. The mimosa was made with fresh squeezed tangerine juice, quite refreshing and shows their attention to detail already. I like it. Their menu is pretty simple with your regular breakfast fare, prices reasonable especially for a front row seat of the Wilamette River you cant beat that.
WHAT WE ORDERED:
South Waterfront Eggs Benedict with country ham ($14)
Crunchy French Toast served with pure maple syrup and praline butter ($13)
“Goosebumps Martini” HOUSE INFUSED GREY GOOSE AND LEMON ZEST, ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR, FRESH MINT AND WATERMELON.MUDDLED AND SERVED UP. ($9)
Old Forester Bourbon Fizz made with bourbon, egg white, ginger brown sugar syrup, fresh lemon, and chocolate bitters. ($10)
I have to give a shout-out and say that my asparagus on the eggs benedict was cooked PERFECTLY. They were a nice bright green with a fork tender bite that was not wilty or soggy. With asparagus there is a fine line between aldente and wilty weird. So thumbs up for getting it right which is what you would expect of a place like this. The french toast syrup has a nice citrus note, possibly Grand Mariner? I would definitely crave this dish with the perfect crispy crunchy outer crust that was not burnt or soaked in grease. I’m excited to come back and try their Happy Hour menu. Quartet is a great addition to the waterfront, I highly recommend you bring your special someone here for a memorable time because WE DID!