We go to Swiftwater a lot.
We go to Swiftwater a lot. The food is always amazing and the service is excellent. We often get the same waiter and he remembers our favorites. We dine out a lot and the incredible service and great food at Swiftwater makes it one of our favorites.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Swiftwater Cellars' Hoist
Swiftwater Cellars' Hoist House Restaurant has superior location. great food, wonderful staff and owners, and a great live music scene!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great lunch while
We had a great lunch while enjoying the views of the golf course below. We also had an opportunity to meet the owners of Swiftwater Cellars and personally compliment them on the food/wine selection in addition to the great service. We were treated with great care and service by the staff from the moment we arrived. It was very enjoyable.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and outstanding
Great food and outstanding service. Entire staff went above and beyond to ensure we had the best time possible.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit. Loved it. Chris
First visit. Loved it. Chris Skoglun was a great server. Knew the food menu and the wine and special drink menus well. We will be back. Thank you for a fun evening with delicious food and drink.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my brothers
We celebrated my brothers 60 th Birthday and it was wonderful! Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Excellent food. Thank you! Rita Ficks
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place that doesn't disappoint
My wife and I have visited The Hoist House every year since it opened and have always had a great time with delicious food, great wine and amazing service. Brian in particular goes out of his way to make the evening great.
On our most recent visit we enjoyed some delicious lamb with the recently released 2010 Syrah (which was so good that we bought a bottle to take with us). The lava cake for dessert took a while to prepare but was well worth the wait!
If you're staying at the Suncadia Lodge the restaurant can call a shuttle to take you back (you may need to wait 15 minutes). I'd also recommend making a reservation for dinner several days before to increase your chances of being near the windows.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great spot off the path.
Our corporate group decided to try dinner at Swiftwater. I had been to a happy hour there before, so we knew that the building and the scenery were awesoem. I had heard good things about the food, but it surpassed those reports! We were pleasantly surprised at the amazing quality of the food. From tasty appetizers (tuna and calamari) with unique sauces, to the incredible entrees (we had salmon, lamb, and pork chops), we enjoyed evry bite! The dining room is a great balance of casual and upscale. We felt relaxed and had a great time enjoying the views, wine and food.
We came back for lunch the next day after golf, and were equally impressed with the burgers, and flat bread pizzas. We will be back again!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food & Service
We plan to always stop by this restaurant whenever crossing WA State & recommend to our friends, family etc
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and service
We visited the winery and restaurant and were met right away with fantastic service. We enjoyed a wine flight then headed over to the restaurant were we had amazing food. Our server suggested we enjoy our wine outside while we waited to dessert and lit the firepit for us. He even offered to give us a short tour of the winery which we thought was a wonderful way to wrap up our evening.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem
We stopped by Hoist House on our way to Eastern Washington and were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was great and the service topnotch. We will definitely make this a stop on future trips.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio dining is fantastic
A beautiful PNW summer evening on the patio, with extraordinary small plates and quality wine...near perfection for launching the long summer weekend!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting the Ronald, WA area and went to Hoist House for dinner. We loved the Gorgonzola cheese appetizer, which was coated in macadamia crust and came with roasted garlic and a fruit compote. I enjoyed my barbecued chicken and my husband had a flatbread with artichokes and chicken which was very large and tasty. The only thing we weren't crazy about was the somewhat expensive Pinot noir we ordered. It wasn't fruity, just kind of bitter. We thought it would get better with time, but just didn't feel it was worth the price.
The restaurant is in a lovely setting and there were many families enjoying the patio in the nice weather.
Service was very friendly and quick.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a pleasant experience! The food was delicious!
The place was beautiful! My mom ordered the blanco flatbread, I ordered the wagyu burger which was outstanding!!! The No. 9 Riesling was the best wine!
My mom enjoyed her experience so much that she will be returning to Hoist this Friday with her spouse! She's coming all the way from Olympia :)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was good, though way too expensive....owner seems to be taking advantage of the high-end clientele who live nearby...for those of us on moderate incomes traveling from other locations, a $78.00 lunch for three is too much money. So, if cost is not an issue, this is the place for you!
Service was the best I have ever experienced in all my dining out, which is quite a statement I know; kind, sincere, helpful, attentive without being overbearing, generous thoughtful.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Dinner Celebration
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.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent- extremely tasty and portions huge. Service quick and attentive.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Hoist House
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.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Surprising Restaurant
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.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and plenty of it!
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.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just love this place. Food is excellent service is outstanding
We bring every relative visiting here at least once
They too reave
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM