Celilo Restaurant & Bar
Lunch: Fri/Sat/Sun: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Our server was really attentive and gave good suggestions.
Excellent service by Rachel! Spinach salad...best spinach I've every had. ...chicken with cherry reduction sauce. Awesome!
Thank you cello. 😀😀😀
Great in all aspects except for the ubiquitous noise level found in almost all dining places these days.
Celilo is without any doubt, the best restaurant and value in Hood River. We live locally and go often. This time it was for a wedding anniversary. But, special occasions are not needed. Go early and get reservations...on weekends.
Another wonderful birthday dinner for my awesome wife served up by Chef Ben Stenn and his great crew!! Thanks Celilo!!
We had a really nice dinner at Celilo - our server was very friendly and had some excellent wine suggestions for us that we really enjoyed. The restaurant is romantic and nice for a special occasion, but also laid back and comfortable. Will definitely be returning.
Excellent food, great wine selection and outstanding service. Our server even helped us find one of Hood River's rare taxis back to the Columbia Gorge Hotel
This was my first time in hood river and I thought I was going to have a great meal. To my surprise my meal and others at the table were absolutely horrible. We ordered the asparagus soup and it had absolutely no flavor it was disgusting. Nothing made it taste any better then when it came out of the kitchen. Next our entrees. These weren't any better. I personally had the blue corn pasta with the meatballs. The pasta tasted like sawdust literally no flavor once again! I have to say the meatballs were delicious. Someone else at my table ordered the fettuccine with mushrooms and once again no flavor. I don't know what they cooked these meals in but this restaurant needs to learn what spices and garlic are because there flavoring needs some work. For a bill that ended up being $180, this place is not worth this kind of money. If you do decide to go here stick with proteins don't get the pasta.
This is a real gem. Attentive service without being intrusive, truly excellent food, a fine wine list and an atmosphere conducive to quiet conversation. If I didn’t live in Southern California I would make this a regular treat.
Salad was great! Our food was inventive and very good! She forgot yo put in our desert ahead of time, so comped it...love this place!
My boyfriend and I found Celilo online and decided to give it a try while on a scenic drive to Hood River. We were delighted by the quality and taste of our meals. While I was quite pleased with the asparagus and oyster mushroom fettuccine my boyfriend ate the best pork of his life. The wine was delicious as was the cheese platter. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and accommodating from the moment we entered Celilo. We are already planning another visit to the area, so we can return for another fabulous meal.
Besides our delightfully gregarious, articulate waitress (forgive me, I cannot remember her name), the atmosphere, creative menu and presentation, and sheer quality of food made this an unforgettable experience. Well done, folks!
We'll be back. I promise!
PS: we'll definitely be telling friends about this place.
great meal, had fresh pasta with farm fresh sauces
Once again, Amazing. Our favorite place to eat in Hood River. It's worth the 40 minute drive just for the dining alone. We know it will all ways be exceptional......
Again, a dreamy sojourn at Celilo. Who could ask for more than to be embraced as soon as we enter and to be treated like royalty as always? THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!!!!! XOXOXO
Looking forward to in season carrots and the return of the carrot cake!
Celilo? The most welcoming home away from home. I have my own "universal center" which is my kitchen at home. When we wish for a sojourn elsewhere, we choose CELILO!!! Organic, home-prepared, local goodness. More important than the food, the entire staff welcomes us with open arms. Who could ask for more????
Drove out to Hood River on a nice Saturday and had lunch at Celilo. It's a rather large restaurant, and attractive enough, but very few patrons were there while we ate our lunch. I had a mushroom pasta dish that was one of the Specials while my companion ordered a salmonburger. Unfortunately, neither dish had much flavor! We shared a panna cotta dessert that was, like the entrees, nothing much to write home about. Next time we get out to Hood River we are likely to try something else.
Our waitress didn’t realize that she did not put in 2 main entree orders until after we flagged her down to ask her why we were still waiting for them- after 3 others in our party had practically finished their entrees. We ended up canceling one of the missing entrees and opted to go ahead and get the other entree after she told us that it would take 10 minutes to come out from the kitchen. The entree took longer than 10 minutes to come out. She demonstrated minimal regret for her major service error and didn’t offer any compensation for our delayed meals or her error. Then, she seemingly left the restaurant (but, did not inform us that she was leaving) and passed our party on to another waitress for the remainder of our dinner experience. Disappointingly poor service considering the price point of the menu items for this restaurant.
My girlfriend and I have been going to Celilo when we have a chance for 6 years, that means summer and Fall when we dont have to drive back home in the dark since our eyes aint what they used to be.
The food is always creative and Chef uses local ingredients. If your idea of a great place to eat is gauged by the quantity of food and how much you will have for lunch tomorrow Celilo probably isn't for you. If you appreciate a meal that is visually inviting, served at a table with linen table cloths, taste divine then I suggest you give Celilo a try. I have not eaten at all the restaurants in the North West but I have eaten at some of the best and Chef Ben is, in my humble opinion, one of the best Chefs in the North West and certainly the best in the Colombia River Gorge area.
Celebrating a bday after climbing dog mountain 😊
You guys totally didn’t do the simple birthday request I had for my wife. We’ll try again next April.
We eat at Celilo often and have always enjoyed great meals and wine. This visit was no exception. Our favorite spot in the Hood River area for a nice dinner experience.
Excellent service from beginning to end. We had the Spaetzle and the Pork two ways specials. Both were amazing. Tried the lamb salad as an appetizer and the bar tender made fantastic cocktails.
Good food and very nice wine list! Strong recommendations!
Ben was our server. He was fantastic! Celilo is our favorite restaurant in the Gorge.
Our first time at this restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the delicious food options, excellent wine list and service. Will definitely be returning.
Have been going to Celilo for yrs. our first & fave go to in H.R. however On 4/13 was our first time disappointed. I had the fettuccini w/ 2 types of mushrooms(not the special) and it was watery with little flavor. My husband had the lamb (was the special) & he was disappointed in that it didn’t have much flavor & too much fat.
awesome and highly rec for a special treat out of PDX!
We are not in Hood River often. When we are Celilo is a must. Never disappoints.
This place is consistently good. We have been coming for years and we are always impressed with the meal and the service.
Celilo never fails to knock it out of the park!! Chef Ben Stenn is an artist and committed to quality!! Stacy Birch is an awesome server!! There for my birthday. Always a go to!!
Every trip my wife and I take to Hood River has to include dinner at Celilo! It's always the highlight of our trip! The menu is varied, the portions generous, the desserts divine and we've always had great service. We're by no means foodies, but we know what we like and Celilo never fails to satisfy!
We had an amazing dinner here - really excellent food and just the right portions for three of us not interested in too much food. We also wanted a less sweet margarita option and asked if the bartender could do a spicy tart version for us - oh my, he made us the BEST margarita ever!
Incessantly pleasing in every way. Celilo is the castle at which we are continually treated like royalty.
Love this place. Came back two times in a weekend. Loved everything we tried.
Great food. Ordered the steak.
Had an issue with the glassware used for drinks: there's a common odor when glassware isn't washed well. I received a drink with a funky "dog" smell emanating from the glass. I asked for a replacement glass, and, unfortunately, the glassware smell the same, perhaps less funky.
I am very familiar with this smell when restaurants have dishwasher issues. Please correct this, or guests will leave the restaurant not feeling completely satisfied.
Always a great spot for dinner in Hood River.
A lively environment upon entering, however we were seated in a small niche where there were three tables. Could not see the environment. For the price the food was only good. I think the experience would have been better if we were not placed in the "little" room.
It's always a joy to visit Celilo. The food is consistently excellent, as is the service. We almost always eat there when in Hood River.