Celilo Restaurant & Bar

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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!
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LB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

RS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Celilo was to celebrate our anniversary and simply wonderful. The meal was simply spectacular, the service excellent, and our cocktails and wine perfect.

XY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Hood River. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. If I lived in Hood River I’d be there every night.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Our entire party was very disappointed with the quality of the food, especially for the price

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Celilo. Always a great meal and fantastic service.

DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and server. we had a wonderful time celebrating our second wedding anniversary.

K
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative was OpenTable gave us reservation options before 6 or after 8pm. While we were there from 5:45 to 7 pm, we saw many available tables which we could have reserved for later dinner time. However, once there, we truly enjoyed the service and food.

LH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was wonderful! When asked for suggestions and help deciding his recommendations were Spot On. The food was delicious. I highly recommend it. We would be regular customers if we didn't live 4 states away!

LI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you enjoy fine dining, this is a great choice. Friendly service, nice bar and lots of interesting menu options. We tried both of the evening's chef special offerings, smoked beef rib and succotash. They were excellent! Gnocchi was also great.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling with California family members who’d never visited the Gorge, we stayed three nights in White Salmon and dined in Hood River. Celilo was our favorite restaurant because of the ambience, service, meals and wine. We’ll be back!

AV
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hospitality, the steak and salmon were perfection. Love the space and the touches. The Panorama of the river in the hallway was a piece of history for me personally, so very much loved this place.

RK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dinner a Celilo in two weeks. We have appreciated our waiter, John, as well as the delicious specials for appetizer and entree...fig appetizer and wonderful halibut. The wine selections were perfect. We will return soon!

CP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful. The food was perfect. Nice laid back place with a patina of upscale.

J
Palm Springs
125 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As was true of our first meal here a year ago, the fish entrees were excellent, well prepared and attractively presented. What stood out this time was the unusually attentive and cheerful service. Any complaints? None that were the fault of the restaurant. But we’ll just never learn much to like halibut, at least not as compared with the salmon alternative that is always available.

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so very delicious and as good as in any fine restaurant in a major cosmopolitan area. A real gem in Hood River!

AK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner ar Celilo. Started with the clams appetizer (flavorful and delicious) and had the pork chop (juicy and tender very good sized portion). My husband had the gnocchi and loved it (they were nice and light not heavy) and finished my dinner for me as well! We split a volcano cake (yum!) for dessert. We both really liked the house margaritas and dinner was surprisingly affordable for such an upscale place. Would definitely recommend.

KW
Montana
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

There were six of us. I ordered their current pan-seared pork dish that was unbelievably good, with so many flavors. One in our party ordered a cheese, nuts, fruit starter that consisted of a platter with scattered very small pieces of cheese, small bowl with a few olives and a small bowl of Spanish almonds. Skip that. Eat the bread instead. Three had the Columbia River salmon which presented as very small sections of fish; skip that if you are hungry. My husband ordered the sausage and broccolini pasta which would have been perfect if he could have 'found' the sausage. With careful inspection, he discovered 3 molecular pieces. Ridiculous. Don't order their pasta. We did not order dessert. I have to say, I watched the bartender as I had a bird's eye view. If you order wine by the glass, accept the fact that you will not receive one drop more than he/she deems excessive. I have never seen anything so carefully measured and this was not my first rodeo. Don't order glasses of wine; bring your own special wine and pay the $15 corking fee. If we are in the area once again, we will return, but we will take our own wine, and we will both order their pork.

L
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Awesome service!

PD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celilo was just downright great! Really fresh, local food that was just outstanding, and our waiter was terrific, recommending a great wine to go along with our meal. Wish we had room to try the desserts.

AD
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food; very nice staff and good atmosphere. Good value too!

GH
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food, and great service.

D
Portland
145 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to dine at Celilo when we are in the Hood River area. Salads are fresh and seasonal, and the pasta dishes never disappoint! The wine list is well-appointed, cocktails are well-crafted, and service is excellent.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food. Nice atmosphere and good staff. The food was the highlight!

TH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in beautiful Hood River. The food and service are always excellent.

DA
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always a fantastic meal, excellent cocktails (although the Habanero infused Tequila was somewhat of a surprise) and unbelievably superb service. I am looking forward to finding the marinero paella on the menu.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selection. My husband had the pork, which he said was delicious. I had the salmon, which was super good. The wine selection is quite incredible. I was pleased to see they had an assortment of “mocktails”. I enjoyed the Thyme one. For dessert, the chocolate volcano was the best I have ever had. Highly recommend!

A
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was bomb, different, creative and good. I wouldn’t recommend the rabbit however my girlfriend loved it, I thought it was ok. Service was great, the story behind the name of the restaurant was brilliant, I liked how the server explained the story. Cocktails were good too

OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Have to knock it down a couple of stars. The last three times I've been, the service has be good but it takes so long. Especially to get drinks. Each time I was able to get a cocktail before my meal yet that was it. After that no more. So no drink with my actual meal even though the order was in. This time the excuse was a wedding party (of six). Last time was during the week with only three or four of the tables occupied..?? The food is still great but they need more bar help.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Helpful server with questions about the area and the menu. Quiet and casual nice. Food was very good. Smaller portions .

LB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite server Amanda wasn’t working tonight but Jonathan took good care of us!! We had a fantastic dinner and drinks and, omg Amanda, that dessert!!! Oh yeah, the wine list is awesome; so many choices. Can’t wait to go back again!!!

NK
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The only problem was the pace of the meal, which took over 2 hours to complete. It was also very loud. Otherwise, the food was very good and it was an enjoyable - if slow - evening.

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Hood River many times and I have tried to get recommendations on where to eat that is beyond a casual hamburger or nachos. Oh my goodness! CELILO IS IT!

Wow! I started with a cheese board, then had the butter lettuces on a bed of celeriac purée, and then finished it off with the best steak that I’ve ever had, with a wonderful reduction sauce. I am quite the foodie and I like to eat out and have a nice elegant meal!

Everything was outstanding, and they also had my favorite Fortaleza tequila which you can’t get just everywhere.

Service was terrific, and I wasn’t neglected because I ate alone, which can often happen when I go out.

Would gladly drive an hour from Portland to Hood River just to have dinner at Celilo! I’ll be back!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Timely and friendly. The wait staff were fun and engaging. We will defiantly be back.

s
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, good service, good food. Everything we had was well prepared and creative. The service was attentive and ambience was cool. My only criticism would be the menu was a bit small. A few more choices would be nice.

LW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It certainly busy and a reservation is recommended. A comprehensive menu will likely please most diners and a lengthy wine and cocktail list to reduce any risk of dehydration. Centrally located so parking could be a challenge.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour Special!

SR
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything was at Celilo. We loved how local and seasonal all of the dishes were and the cocktails were delicious too. Next time we visit Hood River, we will definitely visit Celilo again.

MP
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were in Hood River with friends and booked dinner at the much-recommended Celilo to kick off the weekend. It was disappointing on every level. The service was inattentive, and the food was uneven -- and overall not the quality we would return for. Fortunately, our amazing experience at Ferment the following night made up for the bad start at Celilo.

CT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. We were here on a road trip to Hood River and found Celilo on Yelp. We are real fans of Celilo.
On this recent visit I had fresh mushroom ravioli in a homemade mushroom broth and all I can say is Superb!!!
Wait staff is friendly and helpful with suggestions. Wonderful place.

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