Celilo Restaurant & Bar
Great food and fantastic service. Best restaurant in Hood River!
The vegetables and fruit were farm fresh. The prime rib was very tender. Overall the meal was amazing.
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.
Great find in Hood River. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding. If I lived in Hood River I’d be there every night.
Our entire party was very disappointed with the quality of the food, especially for the price
We love Celilo. Always a great meal and fantastic service.
great food and server. we had a wonderful time celebrating our second wedding anniversary.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Our server was very helpful. The food was perfect. Nice laid back place with a patina of upscale.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Awesome food. Awesome service!
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.
Wonderful food; very nice staff and good atmosphere. Good value too!
Nice restaurant, good food, and great service.
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.
Really delicious food. Nice atmosphere and good staff. The food was the highlight!
One of my favorite restaurants in beautiful Hood River. The food and service are always excellent.
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.
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!
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
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.
Helpful server with questions about the area and the menu. Quiet and casual nice. Food was very good. Smaller portions .
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!!!
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.
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!
Excellent service. Timely and friendly. The wait staff were fun and engaging. We will defiantly be back.
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.
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.
Great Happy Hour Special!
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.
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.
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.