Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.swiftwatercellars.com/
  • Phone: (509) 674-6555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00 Am - 2:30 Pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Paul Cotta
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our facility will service small, medium and large groups.

    Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking the brand new Rope Rider golf course.

    Crush Pad: this area is used for the first step in wine making.

    Our “Crush” area will service 30 - 75 guests. This area comes with your own private patio and fire pit!

    Our processing area Is memorable venue among the winery equipment, barrel aging rooms and the aroma of wine and food. This area will service up to 250 for large banquets, rehearsal dinners and corporate functions

  • Private Party Contact: Jami Parks 5096746555
  • Entertainment: Swiftwater Cellars offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also check us out at www.swiftwatercellars.com for upcoming events at the winery.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Suncadia Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (19)special occasion (16)notable wine list (14)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)fit for foodies (12)vibrant bar scene (11)romantic (10)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (8)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Yumcity
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Amazing views in a lovely setting. Tasty food in a family friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    RestaurantVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We love the food. It's amazing every time. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a post hike bite to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I make this a regular stop after hiking or snowshoeing. It is a great summer or winter spot. In the summer there is a beautiful patio overlooking the golf course. In the winter, the lodge atmosphere and big fireplace make it warm and welcoming. The menu offers a variety of options and the food is reliably good. The only downside is having to get back in the car to head back to Seattle!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Newfiegirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was good but service was slow. Our waitress spent a lot of time at the tables of "regulars" gabbing and paying little attention to other customers she did not know personally. We were waiting over an hour at the table from time we sat until our appetizer showed and another 45 min until dinner arrived. Our meal for 3 with 2 glasses of wine was almost 200.00 without tip. We really expected better service. The bus staff did an excellent job. Our water glasses were never empty. My husband had to ask for coffee refills as they were never offered. Next time I might think of taking him elsewhere for his Birthday Celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    CDgolf
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a great setting for a wonderful dinner after a great day of golf!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXQUISITE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is exquisite! Presentation is beautiful. Our dinners looked like pieces of artwork. Even more importantly, the flavors are magnificent. Our dinners were as delightful to look at as they were to eat. We drove from Yakima to celebrate my husband's birthday and were completely happy with our experience as we love Hoist House Restaurant. Our only disappointment was to not be able to have the outstanding clam chowder. One Saturday last fall, I continued to think about its rich taste, so I hopped in the car and drove to Cle Elum to enjoy a bowl. Extraordinary! The foyer and bar with the majestic fireplace, inviting chairs, and scenic view is the best ever! We could sit there for hours. Thank you for a divine place with everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Had a good meal at hoist. The name of the restaurant almost made us not go but there aren't many options in the area. We are glad we did. Steak was great, flatbreads were excellent. The service was very forced and not particularly good but given the location and size of the community I'm not surprised. The prices were absurd even for a destination resort restaurant. I'm not a local but if I were, I wouldn't dine there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Love this place for all the notable reasons above. Service seems to always be the problem. On this last occasion, we had a very nice young lady who was (in my humble opinion) overworked. She was constantly running. As a result when she came to our table I felt rushed. Each time she arrived we didn't get a chance to request exactly what we wanted. Even though we arrived at 7:15, we were the last ones in the Restaurant. Long dinners are ok/enjoyable, if you're not always trying to figure out where the waitress is. My frustration was reflected in the gratuity I left. It's a few days later that I'm filing this form, & I can tell you I feel bad & guilty where this young lady is concerned. She tried. Maybe poor mgmt. is responsible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    RestaurantVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We keep coming back because the food is fabulous. Would highly recommend. The kids love it as well. You can't go wrong with any dish there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual environment, food marginal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Casual environment, should have asked for a window table or outside. Food was marginal, had salmon and steak. Desserts were amazing and made up for main entree. Support staff was great, always filling water glasses. Would try again next time we visit. Lisa the manager was very pleasant and kind.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!!!!!
    LynnVVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is simply amazing. Stunning views from inside the restaurant or outside on the expansive patio with fireside tables. Staff is friendly and efficient. We had everything we needed but were not pestered while visiting. The food was creative and cooked to perfection! Everyone had something different and with 6 people dining not one was disappointed. Worth a repeat visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great
    NotSoTough2Please
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fine wine, great food in a family friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere. The service was friendly and efficient. Nice views and a great room too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dinner
    mmdiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always have a great time when we come here. "The place to be" in Suncadia. Everyone is welcome and everyone can find something they like.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and wine
    Rattlhed
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had dinner here 2 nights in a row while staying the weekend at suncadia. Menu had a lot of variety. Could spend $35-$45 per meal and eat really fancy or go modest for $15-$20 and still get a great meal. Wine is outstanding and service both nights was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars reviews archive.
  • Not for families...
    Miramere
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have enjoyed Hoist House on many occasions. Sitting outside and eating great food is wonderful. Except when we recently had dinner for my 15 YOs birthday, we were faced with a few drunk customers - - one who inappropriately approached and touched one of my daughters friends (also 15 YO). I so did enjoy visiting Hoist House for many years; not sure if I can, in good conscious, return. Seemed as if staff wanted to 'do the right thing' and remove the drunken party, but wasn't sure how to do so. Didn't really address the touching issue, except to agree it wasn't ok.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sitting at the bar
    BobT
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We made a reservation on line and only when we arrived were we told that reservations done on line did not guarantee a table. We had to sit at the bar which was fine but somewhat stilted conversation. If can't guarantee a table this should be made clear before we arrive. There were at least two tables open during the time we were there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BroadmoorFarmsInc
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have been to the Hoist House many times and will definately be back! Great food and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Salads
    FoodieJJ
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I very much enjoyed it here. We had dinner one night and then went back for lunch the next day. The salads were wonderful. We weren't as impressed with the soup, roasted cauliflower, or the desert, chocolate ganache cake. It can get pretty noisy when it fills up but it's a comfortable atmosphere. The staff were friendly but a tad slow when it got busier. We're not wine drinkers but it looked like they had a nice sampler available.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really fantastic.
    Unforgettable
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    When we arrived for our reservation, our table was not quite ready and they asked if we would like to pick out a complimentary cocktail while we waited. SO nice! Who cares to wait a minute with a free first drink? Great service right at the start. The food was over-the-top fantastic. Ambience was rustic/ski challet lodge like. The only thing I would have changed is...they happened to have a live band that night out by the main fireplace in the adjacent room that was a bit too lound, and carried into the dining room too much. Not too bad though. Overall a truly fantastic birthday dinner. Crab cakes were some of the best around (with a little spice). Thai sea bass was out of this world. And, warm peanut butter cake was to die for.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At the Chef's Table
    mmdiner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I had a great dinner sitting at the Chef's Table - watching them work while being part of the dining experience. We enjoyed the show and dinner. The restaurant and winery were both very busy and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The use of of flavored butters
    Ironmonarch
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The use of of flavored butters is a new experience. The special of crusted halibut on a bed of pea greens and heirloom tomatoes was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time!
    skarn
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Food was great, wine was delicious and the view was amazing. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love going there always friendly
    luvmywine
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Love going there always friendly staff and good food. never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    linda
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. We ordered the filet or tenderloin. It was overpriced for the qualiry! Not melt in your mouth tender. The waiter was from New York and was very stuffy, not friendly at all! Wonderful setting and building!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheap Scate
    Birthdayboy
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great food--on the expensive side particularly for the area. Fantastic view that would be better in the summer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    There were 4 in our group and 3 of us had never been to Hoist House before. The one person who had been there before was having the birthday. It was great to start in the bar and not cash out, it went forward to our server. (very convenient) The group could feel comfortable and not pressured to hurry and leave or get to the next food stage. Our birthday girl had a great time and the 3 new customers will be back. Thanks so much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Lamb
    swede
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I went for the tenderloin, which was prepared absolutley perfect as per my request, my husband choose the lamb chops. As we often do, test the ohters meal. Oh my gosh, the lamb was AMAZING. Tasty, tender, and totally outstading. Our server Sarah, pleasent and knowledgeable, added to our satisfaction. We broughth my husbands parents (my in-laws) and they wer equally pleased. We were a bit bhtered by the noice. We were looking for a time to visit, but that was hindered by the noice level of the band.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in
    dmar62
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My favorite restaurant in the Suncadia area. Love the location, food, and wine. During this visit we enjoyed the food but were surprised by the increase in prices from our last visit. $67.00 Ribeye seems a little steep. OpenTable should change price to $$$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    EatingoutisspecialVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    A great Caesar salad. One of the best anywhere. Combined with a tenderloin that Was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    EatingoutisspecialVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This restaurant continues to improve. By far this was our best experience yet. A cozy resort-next-door feel. The Proprietary Red 2008...excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    RestaurantVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had a great time, great food and great staff. Highly recommend. The portions were generous. The kids really like the pizza. Will for sure go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We just love this place. Food is excellent service is outstanding We bring every relative visiting here at least once They too reave
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and plenty of it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We had to wait about five minutes to be acknowledged at the entrance to the restaurant area, there wasn't anyone posted at the desk on the way in. We sat in a booth that must have been under a vent, a bit of a breeze. I didn't remove my coat. The food choices were numerous, very generous servings and delicious. I had the scallops and the peanut butter cake for dessert. I'm not sure if bread was part of our meal, but the server brought it when we asked for it. I have lived in Ellensburg for almost 20 years, and had yet to find a nice place for special dinners. We went this time to celebrate two birthdays in our group of four. This restaurant will become our first choice for the next special occasion. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations!
    DTMB85
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Excellent food and service...the attention to detail was noticed and appreciated. They accomadated our group and made sure the kids were taken good care of, too. I had the steak and my wife had the flatbread pizza and salad. We always look forward to dining here when we visit Suncadia. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Surprising Restaurant
    TUTZ103VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    It was my husbands birthday and we thought this would be a more intimate setting but when it was all said it done it did not matter. Our experience was unbelieveable. The service was superb and the food was FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sumcadia dining option
    MABJVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    My wife and I dined at the Hoist House which represents the only other Suncadia dinner option to the Portals restaurant at the Suncadia Lodge. The dining room is large with an open kitchen offering bar seating as well as booths along one wall. The service as is the case throughout Suncadia was uneven ranging from disinterested to professional. There were several large groups and the atmosphere is upscale sports bar. Food and drink preparation was generally good. We were puzzled by the portion size when my wife was presented with her steelhead order on a slab bearing what appeared to be about a 32 ounce side of fish. A peach cobbler desert appeared to have been thrown together from canned fruit . Overall a work in progress.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to Hoist House
    Alfred
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I have been to Hoist House Restaurant many times before. This time took some newbies. They had a very good band in the bar next door and it was very difficult to talk with our friends over dinner because of it. But the food, wine and friends trumped the music and we enjoyed ourselves. The other nights we have been there did not have such loud music and we had a more personal experience. None-the-less, I truly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snowberry
    snowberry
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Food was excellent- extremely tasty and portions huge. Service quick and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but too loud
    lovetoshopVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Entrees are at a minimum of $30 but the quality and quantity of food was great. The issue we had was that there is live music (with a plugged in amp:) making it impossible to carry on any sort of conversation during dinner. Even the busboy apologized a dozen times for how loud the dining room was. The atmosphere is more of sports bar kinda vibe-large screen tv etc...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner Celebration
    Dodie
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Our food was fresh, beautifully prepared and presented, and it was superb! When the staff realized we were celebrating a wedding anniversary, many came to the table to wish us well and the chef provided a great dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.