Relaxing experienceWe celebrated Mother's Day at Quartet. First timers. The musicians were a great addition. We weren't rushed and the food was very good. Their portions were perfect but if you are a big eater, you may be dissapointed. I loved all of the natural sunlight filling the restaurant and the river view was a definate plus. We will definately be going back. In fact i sm heading there Wed to try their Happy Hour. Will report back5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulEverything was great but it is pretty pricey... definately a high end place for special occasions. I took my Mom and Sister out for Mothers Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGemWe were very impressed when we dined at the Quarter. We met the owner and had nothing but incredible service from the moment we were greeted to when we left. Quarter is a Portland Gem!!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Delight!I had asked friends on facebook to tell me of great restaurants to try out in Portland. Quartet was one of them. and after reading reviews and seeing menu and photos, I made reservations. So happy that I did! What a Delight!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMQuartet for a birthday celebrationLovely space with a dedicated Portland theme and one of the best restaurant views of the Willamette in the city. It's hard to imagine a better setting for an evening meal in the summer. The menu was diverse and extensive, with a nice wine list, and there was a talented pianist/vocalist. Great choice for a special occasion or to take out-of-town guests. A small table on the south end of the dining room might be the best seat in the house—if not the city.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeed a Great view with great musicThe view is great on a Portland Spring Day, the music duo and the pipe in is a uplift,the waiter was exceptional, the food was good as well. You need to go there before its too late.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday nite...Food and ambiance was OUTSTANDING. Will definitely return again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time visitingThis was our first time visiting this new restaurant. We will definitely be back. Our waiter, Marc, was outstanding! I will also be bring my entire office staff for Happy Hour.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice service, beautifulVery nice service, beautiful view. artistic presentation of main selections but their Q salad could use a little additional "something". It was pretty blah considering the price. Very expensive and we knew this going in so would not routinely go there except maybe would try happy hour. My Husband and I only had wine, our friends had several cocktails before and after dinner so it was a vey expensive tab and the waitress did not ask if we wanted separate tabs and it was too awkward to ask her to separate it. Our friends make a lot more money than we do, so the high price took a little of the enjoyment out of the evening for us4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWould recommend & I will retunVery elegant high end restaurant with attention to detail. Service was just right. No hovering and was able to sit back, relax, enjoy my guests and the ambiance. The table side services were carried out without bothering everyone around them. The music was soft and a nice addition to the experience. We were next to the window that I requested through open table and it was honored. The food was good. We all got something different and everyone cleaned their plate. The duck,gorgonzola ravioli,the pork medallions and salmon all were presented beautifully and tasted great. The only flaw I saw was the lava cake didn't ooze out. It was a little overcooked. It had a rich chocoholic flavor and the coffee was tasty and smooth.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great! Our waiterThe food was great! Our waiter made recommendations to us and he choose wisely.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMService was awesome from valetService was awesome from valet parking to coat check, and everything in between. This is the kind of restaurant that re-folds your napkin every time you leave the table. Water was always replenished. The manager was friendly and checked on us several times. The food and drinks were exquisite, they carved the chateaubriand at our table. The dessert was worth the splurge, we shared the chocolate kahlua lava cake. The prices were high, but they do not have a cover charge for the live music, unlike the place we ate at last. This is a restaurant for special occasions. There were prom goers eating when we arrived for my birthday meal. The artist known as Prince again was supposed to eat there that night, but his plans changed to later.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Quartet. FoodFirst time at Quartet. Food and Service were very good. A bit pricey, so not a "regular" hangout, but lovely for those occasions when one wants to splurge. Only issue: for some reason bar tabs have to be closed at the bar, cannot transfer to dining room tab. This is a very inconvenient and unusual for such an upscal restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThsnk you for a very amazingThsnk you for a very amazing night the staff was very nice and our waiter was the best and went out of his way for us .4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience.Excellent dining experience. It's on the spendy side, so expectations to deliver are higher as well.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good. I haveThe food was good. I have nothing bad to say about it, but also there was nothing that stood out. However, the excellent service made the evening the fabulous experience it was! We have already recommended this restaurant to many.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried it for Sunday brunch.We tried it for Sunday brunch. I highly recommend the hicken and waffles. To die for! Their corn muffins and praline butter was a nice appetizer as well. Great place to watch the dragon boats practice.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAppealing, welcoming placeAppealing, welcoming place with a nice, varied menu and warm, attentive servers. Spacious and quiet, so that one can carry on a conversation too! Excellent food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were their for our anniversary.We were their for our anniversary. Spacious interior design and subtle colors let the view of the river be the focus. The staff was attentive and friendly. Beautiful food presentation, with a broad choice of entrees, focus on seafood. Live music added to the ambiance. A more extensive beer menu would be nice.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience!Had a great meal and fun celebration of two birthdays. From the pre dinner martini with blue cheese stuffed olives, to the complimentary chocolate soufflé it was a wonderful dining experience. We all ordered different entrees which included steak, fried lobster, halibut and pork chops. Everything was cooked to perfection and extremely delicious. Was surprised to even been served a "palate cleanser" of grapefruit sorbet....who does that anymore??
The service was very attentive and personal. They seemed to take a personal interest in our experience and in the restaurant as a whole.
We will most definitely be back. I'm looking forward to happy hour in the bar this summer!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch at QuartetWe had the most amazing dining experience. The view, complimentary Mimosa on Easter, brunch options and the great staff made this a memorable day!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion Gem!Beautiful décor and atmosphere, nice menu with large variety, good food. Music combo was a nice addition but was so loud it drowned out table conversation.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new resturant is beautifulThe new resturant is beautiful with detail to elegance. The view amazing and the seating confortable. The wine list was over priced in my opinion compared to other resturants in the area of this quality but good choices for wine by the glass. The service was fair; our waitress started out good but got overwhelmed as the night progressed and she got busy. We were left sitting with no attention for about 15 minutes after our meal had ended and we were waiting to order desert. Overall we enjoyed our evening out and the food was delicious!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect Dining Experience!This is a fantastic new restaurant with an excellent menu and delicious food, great drinks and wine list, lovely ambiance with a beautiful view of the Willamette River, outstanding service, and live music that is enjoyable and not too loud. I am so impressed and can hardly wait to go again! My friends that I was with loved it, too. This is a restaurant that is about as perfect as possible, and once you go, you will want to keep going back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner excellent, bar kind of slowI had a group of seven people. Everything about the dinner was excellent. The happy hour before dinner was very slow. Frank Taylor stopped by our table to say hi. We explained the slowness of the bar and he said he would take care it. This is a great new spot. I will be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love it when a restaurantI love it when a restaurant underpromises and over-delivers! Everything was delicious, from the tuna appetizer to Frank's Fried Lobster (not to be missed!) Will be back to try the steaks. The Fried Lobster entree, while expensive at $55, it is definitely big enough to split (2 large lobster tails per entree. It was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time. The lobster was PERFECTLY cooked.
Quartet management really care about the diners, lots of special attention and truley appreciate feedback. My only concern is that this restaurant is a bit on the fancy side and I'm not sure Portland diners will support this high-end restaurant in this location. Is it too formal? Maybe, but we'll go back and tell our friends about this gem!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 25th weddingWe celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Quartet and had a wonderful evening. The service was attentive. The chef even visited us to check on our meal and made us a special anniversary dessert. The piano music and view of the Willamette River made for a romantic setting. Our only suggestion is to move the display boxes in front of the windows; they blocked some of our beautiful view.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific service and uniqueTerrific service and unique variations on traditional dishes. Food was excellent.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findWe tripped over this restaurant on our first visit to Portland - my wife saw it while out on a walk, the stories about it opening looked interesting and it ended up fitting in with our next day's itinerary. I don't think we could have done better. The service was attentive and assured, the menu had variety and imagination, and the wine list was deep enough, with some unexpected choices and a pretty broad price range.
The food was gently prepared, good local ingredients and without too much presentation fuss. The view is great, even on a cloudy March day. It wasn't full, but if they keep on this track it'll be hard to get a table by the time we come back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLocated at the corner of theLocated at the corner of the Waterfront park, it is difficult to find another dining place with such a view. Come here close to sunset time and you'll be treated with a view and a meal, and live jazz. The dishes were delicious, but presentations for some of them needed some work. Wine list was quite mundane as well. However, I would still go to Quartet for a nice meal with a view anytime. Hopefully, it can only get better.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a delightful restuarant.What a delightful restuarant. The restuarant is lovely as is the view. The service was terrific. IWe would have liked a few more choices on the menu, but our food was well prepared .3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM