You guys totally didn’t do the simple birthday request I had for my wife. We’ll try again next April.
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.
Celilo is the number-one place to go in Hood River. Food and service beyond excellent. We are always treated like royalty.
Superb, creative, seasonal fare, great service, extremely reasonable prices, nice wine list.
We continue to savor Celilo, the ambiance, the exceptional cuisine, the stellar staff, the way we always feel at home and welcomed every time we visit.
Ambiance is great, and the service is excellent. And many times the food is also great but it can be uneven. I got some food there recently that was not prepared all that well -- kind of tasteless and bland.
But there have been times when the food is delicious.
So you take your chances on the evening, I suppose depending on the chef's attitude that night. You can always find something good to eat. But it is not always worth the high end price, IMHO.
New Years Eve dinner. It was busy. Food was great and the service was excellent.
The hanger steak was superb and the service was outstanding. Wonderful wine and nice ambiance. They use local ingredients and the menu changes seasonally - my only big issue was that about 70% of the menu included squash - a lot of squash. It would have been nice to see other seasonal vegetables on the menu. Overall - it’s the nicest restaurant in Hood River.
My hubby and I went for a date night. The atmosphere is very nice. The drinks were really good. But the food was not great. We started with the Assorted Cheeses and it was a nice variety. For our entree, I ordered the Fettucine with Squash and Pearl Onions and it was really lacking in flavor. It wasn't terrible but I was disappointed. My husband ordered the Pasta Bolognese, which was better and had more flavor, but neither of us thought the entree was worth $26.00. We will probably go back and try the lunch menu but I don't think we will be back for dinner again.
Food was great, service was great. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere.
The only thing we commented on was -- the sign on the outside was not observable enough. We're from out of town and we had a little difficulty finding it (although it was right there on the corner). Great food!!
My wife and I were visiting family but had the night to ourselves. We choose Celilo as one of the many Hood River options. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent. the food was exceptional from the sweet cracker bread to the lovely apple tart and Pannacotta deserts. If the lamb special is available, it is highly recommended. I had the Ciopino and all the seafood was well cooked and the broth had lovely Mediterranean flavor. We will be back at the next opportunity.
Our first time here and won't be the last! Creative menu, attentive service, and nice Hood Rivber vibe!
I was very happy with the high quality food prepared with local ingredients. Great wine list including local wines!
Great service. The paella and steak dishes are yummy.
Seasonal, creative cuisine; convivial, warm atmosphere (from lighting to table arrangements to acoustics); I have never been disappointed, always satisfied, and often delighted and surprised by the offerings. Worth the drive (about an hour and quarter for me) every time.
We had a great meal with very good cocktails (with and without alcohol) for my husband's birthday. Loved the choices, the specials and the ambiance of Celilo. And the people are great too!
Celilo never disappoints, and has been a reason for visiting Hood River (from Seattle) for several years. I have not just recommended it, but have brought friends many times, and I enjoy the looks on the faces of my friends as they discover just how good the food is. The service complements the food, and while there is gentle music in the background, there are soft furnishings which absorb most of the ambient noise, and that means I can have a conversation across the table with the friends I brought!
Celilo is a great restaurant for discerning adults, and the prices are extraordinarily reasonable.
The Cast Iron paella was super delicious, with a cast of seafood featuring mussels, shrimp, squid and prawns, as well as chorizo, chicken confit and a great crust. Literally served in a cast iron pan that kept it deliciously warm throughout the dining experience.
Next to my own, their Old Fashioned cocktail is one of the best I can recommend, served nicely with a large cube.
Everything our party of four tried was simply wonderful.
Great atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive staff all made for a wonderful evening!
WE loved the restaurant. The French/Italian food and selections were awesome.
Also loved all the Washington and Oregon wines.
We've eaten here three times in the past ten years and like it very much: Good choices; pleasant atmosphere; and decent service.
Food was well-prepared although my husband's eggplant entree was not exactly what he had expected by the written description. Both his eggplant and my salmon dish were plentiful and flavorful. We had eaten here six years previously on our first Oregon trip and were happy to return.