Wild Abandon is located in the Belmont district of Portland. We went there with friends who have been going to Wild Abandon since it opened, and they raved about it. Upon walking in, we had the impression that this was an Elk's Club trying hard to be baroque, cool and trendy, but failing miserably. It's stuffy, overcrowded, the decor is tacky, and it's too noisy. Our waiter brought a tiny serving of dry bread and hummous to the table, that was not enough for 4 people to taste. I ordered the salmon pasta, which was a disappointment. The salmon was dry, overcooked and wasn't fresh - it had definitely been sitting in the freezer for a few days and had that defrosted 'fishy' salmon taste. The pasta was ok, but unimaginative and poorly presented. We ordered Tiramisu and the Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte for dessert. The Tiramisu was average - a little bland and thin. The Chocolate Oblivion was nice, but nothing special. The biggest failure was the coffee we had afterwards. It was watery, stale and looked like dishwater. Overall, this was a most unpleasant experience, the prices were too high for the poor quality of the food, and the owner will need to think of ways to improve this place because there is a lot of competition from restaurants in the same area with better value for money, far better fare, and a pleasant ambience.
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