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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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427 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Celilo Restaurant and Bar is located in the heart of downtown Hood River, Oregon and our doors open to the town's center on Oak Street, which is lined with boutiques, galleries, sports shops and hotels. At Celilo, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable future. In all that we do, our focus is on the local community, and that hasn't changed in the 20 years we have been in the restaurant business in Hood River. We source high quality, fresh food grown miles from our doorstep. Our menus are built in response to what is in season and at its peak at any given day in the Gorge. Therefore, they are always changing. Our guests have come to expect something new and surprising at every visit. Our long-held partnerships with local farmers, foragers, ranchers, wine growers...is unmatched and our menus show off the bounty they bring to the Gorge. Dine in casual elegance in a room built by local artisans. Come see for yourself what the Hood River Valley has to offer!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 427 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJayC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Past meal since start of pandemic
I miss good food and dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JenniferH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Would come here again. The halibut was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a hidden gem in Hood River! The service is superb, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is excellent! Fine dine at its best and I would DEFINITELY recommend this great establishment to anyone! Thank you for showing us, Washingtonians, what great places to do fine dining in in Oregon!

MJ
MartyJ
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The staff is doing a good job keeping everything thing clean and being positive during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely. There was a leisurely pace to our meal and the servers were very helpful and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service has improved. Drinks came or a bit faster. Good is always good

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Vodkabuzz
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very good service. Nice wine list. Will definitely return.

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vipLorenB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our go to restaurant in Hood River. Always great food and superior service. Reservations are recommended otherwise it can be quite a wait.

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LelandH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the kind of restaurant I favor - short menu, tightly executed. In keeping with our emerging sensibilities, there are more than a few vegetable and grain forward options. As in no meat necessary or even to be missed. The meat influenced dishes are also sublime. At our waiter’s suggestion, I had the pork schnitzel with spaetzel and choucroute. Perfect for a cold winter night on the Columbia River gorge!

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CampbellClan07
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celilo is our favorite restaurant. Chef Ben Stenn creates a wonderful selection of dishes focusing on local, farm to table ingredients. I appreciate the variety of vegetarian conscious options as well. Our server, Jessica, was very pleasant and efficient and the entire hostess, bar and serving staff are super friendly and wonderful.

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loriw
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The guys loved their flank steak but my salad and pasta was so so...throw a handful of lettuce on a plate and charge it up I guess...

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johnh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, we had a wonderful dining experience, great atmosphere and place to be.
The staff are great and finally, and the food was perfect.

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Will
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but not terribly inspired. Wine list all local, which I understand; but variety is good. Also no published wine list online—we could not be sure the one bottle we brought was not already on the list, which one should research first out of courtesy. Service ok, but server was pretty snotty and inhospitable. Seemed miffed we brought wine; if they’re going to act like that then perhaps not allow it? Overall good, but expensive for overall experience. I hope someone better opens in Hood River soon. Having one game in town for fine dining means that game can get too comfortable for quality.

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Jake
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Creative flavors and amazing presentation.

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diva
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour could make a light meal in itself. Variety of choices that sounded appealing.
As my husband is very hard of hearing, noise level can be an issue. It was not. Too noisy not good for him.

We had a lovely birthday celebration with great food, service, ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pasta Bolognese was very good. Ravioli was also very good but it was small portion, not an issue just a comment. Mellow clean place. Chopin vodka martini excellent. I do recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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JessS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, knowledgeable staff that made great recommendations!

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PamelaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining at Cello. The resteraunt has such a warm appeal and I always love running into my local friends. It would be a restaurant where I would love to work.

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vipcmcnew
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and service as always. We enjoy coming here for special occasions and just a quiet dinner.

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ginnyssandiego
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sadly they fell short on delivering our first anniversary meal, the food was over salty and they were way understaffed... when we did see our server he was friendly, but clearly, the only server on staff for the entire restaurant. With so many other great restaurants in hood river, we wish we had gone elsewhere to celebrate our special first wedding anniversary.

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BirdsNestBites
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Salmon Cake appetizer was delicious, as was the Kale Salad and Squash Soup.....and then we waited poor at least 30 minutes for our entrees with no word of apology or explanation - and there were only a few other tables in the entire restaurant filled. Pretty much spoiled the evening.

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ZacW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing dinner! Flavors to perfection, staff had perfect service, and Jacqueline made our night special. Thank you to all

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed excellent food, atmosphere, and service at Celilo!

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and ambiance were good. The wine and entree were delicious. We were let down by the dessert and coffee. We ordered the dessert special, a fig tart, which was just a generic puff pastry shell that was too tough on the bottom to cut with a fork. Might have sent it back for something else but it was quite busy by then and the server didn't return after dropping the dessert off. Last little disappointment was old-tasting coffee. Still, we would return.

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WendyJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here for his birthday as part of a special get-away. Our experience at Celilo's was memorable. Exquisite food - we had the beet appetizer with horseradish sauce (who knew that beets and horseradish are so good together?) and the salmon dinner. The salmon had a crispy skin and the inside was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Accompanying vegetables were perfectly cooked, al dente, and complimented the salmon. Dessert was one of my husband's favorite treats: a rootbeer float (how many upscale restaurants offer that - very fun!). The service was impeccable, attentive but not overbearing. Ambience, which I am very picky about, was relaxing with candlelight, just enough ambient lighting and soft jazz in the background. Yes, it's expensive, but well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
290 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I went on a Sunday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. It took a while before a server showed up to take drink order. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Gris. After about 10 minutes the waiter came back and told us that they were “looking” for the wine. Instead of waiting any longer we ordered a different bottle of Pinot Gris that arrived at the table within a minute. It was very good. We asked for a wine cooler to keep it cool. That only arrived after we asked about 15 minutes later about it again. That was not the best start to an otherwise great dinner.
Food was excellent. We had the beet and green salad as appetizers and then the wild salmon.
Other than the service issues with the wine our waiter was nice and helpful.

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Skye
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Loved the ambiance at Celilo and was greeted warmly by host. Service was good enough and food decidedly so so. I was hoping for a much better experience based on reviews and initial feel of the restaurant.

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Richard
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The service was great! And the location was ideal since we stayed at the hotel directly across the street!

MJ
vipMJ1954
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcoming and embracing at Celilo!!!
Cuisine par excellence. Service exceptional.
A must-go restaurant!!!!

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Charm
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Daughter-in-law out for her Birthday...service was great and food delicious!! The desserts are the best!!

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AlyS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place! I had them make me
a French 75 and it was so good, my husband ended up ordering one too (and is usually just a beer drinker!) Food was spot on. I had the clams and the mixed greens and we shared prawns. My husband had a burger. Our waitress was great and very attentive. Overall great experience for us as we were visiting from out of town. 10/10 would recommend!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner on 9/21/19 - each an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. The skillet clams were delicious and a very generous portion. The other appetizer was a caprese salad made with burrata, heirloom cherry tomatoes and a bit of melon. Not sure the melon improved the salad, but it was an interesting variant. Mains were a pork chop and a succotash made with local vegetables (we added 3 grilled shrimp for protein as suggested by our server). Both were well made and presented but it's a little hard to justify the menu price of the succotash. Desserts were both outstanding - volcano cake and a chilled lemon yogurt concoction (reminiscent of lemon cheesecake, but lighter) topped with a plum compote. Oh - 2 cocktails as well - both excellent. Spring Fling and Smoked Thyme Paloma I think were the names of them.

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Ryen
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time! From the appetizers to our dessert, everything was exceptional. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipsharonl
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waitress, Stacy, was knowledgeable and personable! We ate there two nights while in town and both experiences were exceptional.

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vipJoAnne
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is such a nice restaurant, but we were disappointed in our food. The jerk chicken dish was good, not too spicy, with lots of tasty corn and green beans. But the vegetarian gnocchi dish was way too spicy - so much so that all the vegetables had the same flavor, and the gnocchi was mushy with no flavor except spice. To give great credit to the restaurant, they ask detailed questions about why I didn’t like the dish and gave me credit for my wine. We hope to return and try a different entree.

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Cheri
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the menu and each dish was beautifully conceived and executed.

LB
vipLorenB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and fantastic service. Best restaurant in Hood River!

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RebeccaS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegetables and fruit were farm fresh. The prime rib was very tender. Overall the meal was amazing.

FAQs

Celilo Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 386-5710.

Celilo Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

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