This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - 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.
Hostess was rude. Even though the place was mostly empty at an early hour on a Tuesday, she would only seat us in the most uncomfortable table right next to the galley. Once we saw there were only 4 entrees on the menu (none of which really seemed that exciting) we decided to walk out and dine elsewhere.
Food was just ok and dessert was downright meh. I love the idea of this restaurant, though, and I'm sure that some of the seasonal dishes are exceptional. Our party of 6 just didn't find any of the ones we tried worth seeking out again.
Dined as part of Portland Dining Month... Food was ehh, highs and lows. Although courses were very slow and 2 of 3 entrees were luke warm. Cocktails were excellent and imaginative. Doubtful we will return for full price dining.
The food was excellent and the drinks always superb. We were there on a Friday night and the place was packed. There were only 2 servers and one of them was the bartender. It took a while to get our food but worth the wait.