Photo of Quartet courtesy Avila/EPDX
The South Waterfront's grand fine-dining experiment Quartet has called it quits, after an admirable 14 months in business. WWeek breaks the news this afternoon, with co-owner Frank Taylor confirming the restaurant's closure is effective "as of today."
During its run, Quartet was a magnet for controversy: After making its debut in February 2013, the restaurant enjoyed several unfavorable reviews/non-review blog posts slamming the cuisine (opening chef Adam Kekahuna departed by September 2013). By that fall, Quartet and its owners at the Taylor Hospitality Group were on the receiving end of multiple lawsuits, one of which — filed in August 2013 — claimed that by then, the concept was "in imminent danger of insolvency." The opulent Quartet space was also famously home to another expensive industry flop, Lucier, which shuttered in 2008.
· Quartet Finally Closes [WW]
· All Previous Quartet Coverage [Eater PDX]