The Bent Brick
The Bent Brick

The Bent Brick

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebentbrick.com/
  • Phone: 5036881655x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Mead
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: THE FEAST $75 (FAMILY STYLE, CHEF’S CHOICE)
    Bread service
    3 appetizers
    3 starters
    3 entrees
    1 dessert

    FAMILY SUPPER $60 (FAMILY STYLE, CHEF’S CHOICE)
    Bread service
    2 appetizers
    2 starters
    2 entrees
    1 dessert


    CLASSIC DINNER PARTY $55 (PLATED, HOST CHOICE. DINERS HAVE MENU AT ARRIVAL)
    Bread service
    2 appetizers
    2 starters
    2 entrees
    1 dessert

    BASIC DINNER $40 (PLATED, HOST CHOICE)
    Bread service
    1 starter
    1 entree
    1 dessert


    SEATED LUNCHEONS Available from 11AM-4PM as well
  • Private Party Contact: Chevonne Ball 5036881655

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW 17th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Street Car stops at NW 18th, one block away. Many bus options available.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Bent Brick
The Bent Brick is housed in an iconic ivy covered brick building in a quirky and laid back section of Slabtown, nestled between the Pearl District and NW 23rd. The Bent Brick offers an exceptional experience, including house butchered roasts and steaks, homemade pasta, scratch sides and charcuterie as James Beard Nominee Scott Dolich sees it. Cocktails and libations are crafted entirely from domestic suppliers. Sixteen wines on tap are sourced exclusively from small producers in Oregon and Washington. A well curated selection of Oregon microbrews is always on tap.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Bent Brick reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (15)romantic (4)special occasion (4)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere. Service was great, we received a bonus sampling from the kitchen while we sipped some pre-dinner wine. We decided on the small plate tasting menu. It was great mix of items and flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our dinner was fun and very good. I really like the interior of the restaurant. Really nicely done, especially the windows. Only negative thing - parking in that neighborhood is very very bad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    SanPride
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has a very nice, pleasant and cozy decor. Food was very good as was the service. When we got our bill, noticed the high price and that we were charged for a club soda refill, our satisfaction with our overall dining experience rapidly declined. The all ala carte menu really added up to a much higher price than what was expected. Appreciated that all the food and even spirits were local but a fresh tomato is only worth so much. Might be a good place for an innovative drink and appetizer but not for am entire meal. If you chose an entire meal with sides, be prepared for sticker shock at bill time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful dinner
    BruceB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    All five dishes my wife and I chose were tasty, well-presented, and promptly served. Dishes featuring albacore, eggplant, zucchini and pork were delicious. Service was great. I highly recommend the Bent Brick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Service
    SomethingPretentiousVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really enjoyed our time. Our door dining area was very warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    krislarsVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Start to finish, very creative and absolutely perfect marriage of flavors. Even the local after-dinner brandy was a hit for the foodie. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ericka Arowcavage
    ErickaA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I like the bent brick. It was pretty convenient to Rose Quarter event and the parking was easy. A few thoughts, no A/C and it was 80's outside so it was bordering hot inside. They were very accommodating to my gluten free diet, and even made changes to existing menu items to make them work. Also they serve 1/2 glasses of wine if you don't want a full glass or only want 1 1/2 . The clam appetizer was really nice and the salmon entree was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the Chef's Tasting Menu!
    alixeats
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We went the The Bent Brick as recommended by a friend who use to live in Portland. The chef's tasting menu was amazing. We got so much food for our money ($49 per person) and the staff was so wonderful. For our tasting menu we had: oysters, steak tartare, carrot salad, asparagus salad, sourdough spatzle, squid ink pasta, salmon, hanger steak and chocolate cheesecake. All of which I would order again. The family style dining was really fun. The atmosphere was really great and the interior was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful patio on a nice evening
    joaneousVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We shared several yummy small plates but especially enjoyed the carrot salad. And their home made ginger ale was fabulous! Save room for the chocolate cheese cake...four can share.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent apps and main course
    Sethro
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I ate here with my girlfriend and we loved it. The grilled squash with pesto appetizer was great. Their old-fashioned is on tap and I quite enjoyed it. My girlfriend had that lamb, which itself was good, but not excellent. The lamb meatballs and the snap peas that came with it were great. My entree, a grilled pork shoulder, housemade bratwurst with leek bread pudding and morel mushrooms was divine. They butcher their own meet, which is great, and allows them to have multiple preparations of meat in one entree. It's definitely on the pricey side, but worth it. We were outside, so that's why I rated the noise level moderate. It seemed quiet inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 138 reviews are from the The Bent Brick reviews archive.
  • Tasting Menu
    2girlsnightout
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    There are so many dishes to try on the menu, the tasting is the way to go. Perfect portion sizes, amazing flavors, great value. Fabulous drinks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mentor
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was unique, creative and very well prepared. The interior and setting is really cool, the sliding garage door was open and the weather was nice. The outdoor seating looked great. It's small enough to be intimate, and yet energetic. We brought our own bottle of wine, which was fortunate because the selection was limited, and the markup was "sticker shock"! The service was oddly like a restaurant on opening night. Gracious, enthusiastic, but confused. It seemed like the two people that stopped by our table during our visit were "hosting" and not "serving". Neither one asked to take our food order; one asked if we wanted drinks, but left and never came back, so we asked the other person if we could get wine/champagne.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our fave go-to restaurants
    JaymiVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    On a rainy night it's so warm and cozy. The ambiance is casual and charming. On a warm night the huge garage-type door is open to the restaurant or sit on the patio among the flowers and small vegetable garden. Wonderful friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad I went
    poneill878
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This spot has been in my neighborhood and I had never gotten around to going super great all around. We shared roasted chicken, new york strip and hanger steak which were all perfect and very flavorful. The new york was one of the best I've had in town. I like the number of wines by the glass and the bar is very cool as well. Now that I know, I'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forgettable meal
    pdxdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This place had been our list for a while and we left unimpressed. Much of the menu centers around sausages and they were salty and not particularly memorable. Usually a small menu with local, seasonal fare does each dish really well but this restaurant did not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a great place in the
    Sunshine
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Such a great place in the middle of a neighborhood. Appreciate that we were able to have a dog with us sitting out on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great but not bad 1st time
    Hazel
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The location is convenient, between the too crowded areas of NW and the Pearl. The room is attractive but not unique. I didn't sit outside, but it looked nice. The menu is unique, to the point of being weird, a lot of things I like though. The grilled octopus salad with seaweed and potatoes was great. My green chile soup was tasty. Drinks could be cheaper or better, same with the hotdogs. If there were more patrons they could charge a little less or give slightly bigger portions., a chicken and egg thing maybe. I'll go back when I'm in the neighborhood to see how they are doing and see if they still have goat stew.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice gem, service ... Blah
    SDfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Enjoyed our trip to BB (first time), smart, cool dishes. Nice beer list (could be longer but like local craft options) and a very good wine list (wine to go, as well). Service (server) was not super attentive. Late with drinks (nearly empty restaurant), top quick to clean plates (when not finished). Hate that. Otherwise, a wonderful visit. Will return next time in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend this restaurant!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We were so delighted to find this restaurant. Unique drinks and food. We shared several plates so we could experience as many as possible. We also have been to the other restaurant owned by the chef, Park Kitchen, and it is also fabulous. Give both a try. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but something missing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I really enjoyed the outdoor dining and general atmosphere of the place. Service was great. The food all tasted good, but I felt like they were trying just a little too hard in the foodie department. Also when I'm spending $14 on a hotdog (best one I've ever had) it would be nice to have a more interesting side than plain potato chips. That being said everything tastes good, just missing some of the small things. Also a few more wine options would be an improvement too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great evening patio expereince
    ericasb
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    had the most amazing poached chicken - my friend had a delicious octopus salad. our server was adorable, sweet and knowledgeable. the patio is really charming - flowering vines and wood enclosures. inside looked pretty well designed as well. will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strange service, food OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    The food was decent, the service was odd. 1. The hostess was over attentive about getting our drink order in 2. The server then took a very long time to come to our table for the first time. probably about 20 minutes. 3. The food came out BY PERSON. That is, diner 1 received her appetizer, long enough break for her to finish the whole thing, diner 2 received her appetizer, same long break, diner 3 received her appetizer. Then there was a VERY long break. The same pattern oddly repeating for the entree course. We had to request dessert after our server never came to the table. We were given no menu, just a pause while she waited for us to order as if she expected us to know what was on their dessert menu. She wasn't rude, just very odd.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I checked out the menu before we went and I was a little dubious of all the sausage options. Fortunately, my misgivings were unfounded. Everything our group ate was yummy, interesting, and well-executed. I had the mushroom salad and the chorizo taco and they were both delicious. This is my second time here (first time with the new chef) and both times I was taken by the building and decor. It's a lovely location and very inviting. We will most definitely return for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck fat jojos!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary. We love trying new to us restaurants and decided on The Bent Brick. The Jojos in duck fat were the only thing we had that was memorable, and perhaps even the best potato dish we have ever encountered. The pork was a little bland and, the creamed greens were coated with too many bread crumbs, the hazelnut "baked beans" were interesting because of the preparation of the hazelnuts. The rhubarb crisp was disappointing because the crisp was a soggy mess. But I might come back just to have more jojos!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the end of Portland dining month
    debk
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    My first time here, my husband's second. It was a hot afternoon so looking for a quiet spot for a bite. Food was great but the AC wasn't to efficient...There was outside seating available but unfortunately it was on the west side of the building so in the hot sun. We chose to sit inside but not sure it was too much cooler. The wait staff was very quick to bring lots of water to each table. Overall a positive if not cool experience. Really felt for the kitchen staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A GREAT NIGHT OUT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    There were four of us for dinner. We picked the restaurant because of an article in Portland Magazine. We were not disappointed. Three of us tried the housemade sausage and one of us had the tacos. We all loved our dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • side asides
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We had the monthly special and a carafe of wine for three. The pork was superb, but we particularly enjoyed the pureed garbanzos and creamy kale. Innovative and tasty. Rhubarb cruunch was as good as mine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to meet friends
    PDXBOSVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Enjoyed our meal. Had the chorizo tacos which were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Neighborhood Spot
    GrandmaD
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We took advantage of Portland Dining Month to try the Bent Brick. The food was wonderful. The oyster mushroom salad with celery and crispy wild rice was unexpected and very good. The roasted pork with green apple and fennel relish and a side of smashed chickpeas was to die for. And oh my gosh - the scoop of buttermilk and malted barley ice cream on rhubarb crisp - so good. Makes me wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could eat here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    It wasn't crowded and many customers were outdoors that evening, so the noise level inside wasn't as bad as many restaurants around Portland. Portions were small, especially for the price, but the food was excellent. Mixed drinks were both good and unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discreet charm
    jean
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Bent Brick is a treasure: chic/whimiscal decor (industrial meets woodsman with stuffed ducks), great, inventive food, good drinks (all local), excellent service, and moderate prices. Best of all, it was full (all but one table occupied), but not crowded or loud. A relaxing, convivial place to actually talk with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was such a cute place!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    This was such a cute place! I was surprised I'd never seen it before. Loved sitting outside. The food was really great and the wait staff had the perfect amount of attentiveness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great dining
    dinwfriends
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    This restaurant has a great ambiance and food to return for. The mussels are a delicious appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is still a challenge
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    The former "edgy" menu almost put the place out of business, so we returned with a sense of positive anticipation. Ultimately, the new menu is a mixed bag of very good choices (the soups are great) to a strange conglomeration of sausages, some of which were dry and tasteless. We will be back to try some of the other choices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We had a good not great dining experience on a recent Saturday night. All five of us thought our meals were ok but nothing stood out except the mandatory 20% gratuity that was added to our check which was completely inappropriate for a reservation of five people on what was a very slow night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice experience
    TomG
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    My wife and I went to this place on the basis of nice reviews on open table. We were not disappointed. The food was excellence and the atmosphere trendy. Service was excellent and delivered with a smile. And, of course, reservations were easy with Open Table!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Unfortunately I took my family here to celebrate my sisters graduation, I figured it would be good because we had about 14 people. They were accommodating for our large group & the servers were friendly. However I am so bummed we wasted a special occasion here. Bottom line it was a WAY OVER PRICED not great hot dog stand. I'm all for paying for food - even hot dogs & sausages if they are good, but out of 14 people we had, not 1, HONESTLY NOT 1 person liked what they ordered but by the time we got our food (the service was incredibly slow for just hot dogs) we were all starving and were so happy to see food we just ate it. We all left feeling very disappointed - with all the great food options in Portland we were so sad we wasted time here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you're into a cozy old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    If you're into a cozy old brick walled place, tucked into a neighborhood, that somehow manages sound to conversation level despite the din of a full house...with an eclectic but first rate menu and service that's friendly and un-rushed...ya gotta go here....I sure will again, and again... Look out Portland... this is one place that can rival a lot of much pricier and "sophisticated" eateries while leaving the attitude behind. The menu is somewhat eclectic, but thoroughly satisfying with a surprise or two.... do not pass on the salmon chips or roe sandwiches to start...and their home made sausages....most tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thursday at Bent Brick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The offerings are limited but very good. The duck breasts were beautifully done, although the side of parsnips was quite small. We were informed by the waitress that the dishes were meat centric and a side dish was advised. I had the creamed kale with breadcrumb topping, my friends had the grilled radichhio with cherries and baked beans. The beans were somewhat of a surprise as the friend ordering them anticipated boston style beans and not chickpeas. limited wine selection (nothing bottled) but different house drinks that were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i was disappointed - expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    i was disappointed - expecting much more after reading the reviews. quirky menu. just ok food. too bad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate