Celilo Restaurant & Bar

4.6
317 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Fri/Sat/Sun: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(541) 386-5710
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Stenn
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Private party facilities
We have a curtained off room that seats 8 people. We also are open to closing the restaurant for certain functions.
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Catering
Celilo Restaurant and Bar has been honored to cater weddings, family gatherings, business dinners, team building events... at venues that simply take your breath away. From small, intimate farm dinners to large, corporate events atop spectacular vistas alike- these events in the Gorge are wondrous! With our focus on local, fresh and healthy foods, we count ourselves the luckiest caterers in the world to be located in this incredible food and wine producing region. We off full service packages, including bone china, Schottwiesel glassware, flatware, linens...
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Cross street
1st St
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 317 People Are Saying
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JP
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second year in a row we’ve chosen Celilo as a special Christmas dinner with friends and family. The food is excellent though not a great number of options. The service is outstanding!

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RK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great.

Food: a) main courses were real good, b) the appetizer salads were OK.

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GF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was spot on. Food was good. The salads and soups we ordered were fine-nothing wrong with them but lacked seasoning/dressing/flavor. The special-mushroom ravioli was outstanding. Our server was top notch and recommended a very unique and delicious local wine. I’d say the value of the bottle list is great with so many good selections at a less than standard restaurant markup. Overall we had a great meal but would opt for more interesting starters next time. I would highly recommend Celilo if you are in the area and want a more elevated dining experience.

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r
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always fresh and flavorful. Our server was extra friendly, patient and attentive. Without a doubt our favorite fine dining spot in Hood River.

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c
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spend special occasion evenings often with Chef Ben and his front of house partner Jacqueline. Our 27th anniversary dinner this evening was another of a series of awesome culinary experiences!! Thanks for a great evening to all at Celilo!!

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AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing drinks! Very good service. We had a very good time on our Saturday date.

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H
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celilo never disappoints! Creative and delicious menu using local and seasonally themed ingredients. Good wine choices and great wait staff.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday dinner for our son there. Always enjoy the food, atmosphere and well worth the drive from Portland.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous entrees and even better wine selection.

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l
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared, creative dishes in an extremely comfortable setting. Well done!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Friendly staff. Delicious food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent
Great waitress. But food came very slowly.

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CV
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! Decided to spend a day in Hood River for my guys birthday and we had a great time. Ended our evening at this farm to table reatuanrant and couldn't be anymore pleased! Would totally recommend for date night. Great atmosphere/ambiance.

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SS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Service and food exceptional. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. A pleasant experience in the heart of Hood River.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, fresh ingredients exquisitely prepared. Highly recommend.

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LS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great choice for my wife’s birthday with good friends! The food was great, and the tomato salad was the best she’s ever had.

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DM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing: from the home made crackers, bread and whipped butter, to the cocktail and seafood risotto: creamy but not heavy, seafiod was not over-done but juicy and fresh. Plum tart was just the right finish. I am an espresso snob but the double espresso was perfect. What I appreciate is that they asked me when I want my espresso served. I like it with the dessert, not after, so it was right on point. I regret not asking for the tart dough recipe, I’d lime to be able to make those tarts at home.

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AR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience was wonderful! Loved the atmosphere, staff and food.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the wine, the ambiance... Only surpassed by the wonderful, warm and personable service. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant is magnificent. This is the place to go in Hood River.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While the food and service was good, they love to have additional food items on the plate not listed. For me, I have an allergy to Collard Greens. Most of the dishes had those in them. So I specifically went for a dish that didn't have it listed. Well surprise, there were sauteed greens on my dish that weren't even on the menu. And it took a while for them to figure out if it was collards or just Kale. My husband finished about half his meal before they came back with an answer. Also the wine list is massive, but if you plan on getting a bottle, watch out for the corkage fee. I would think a typical corkage fee maybe 5$. Nope, plan to take on another 25$ into your bottle. That's just outrageous.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers 70th bday. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal from beginning to end. From steak to vegan it was excellent!

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KE
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice spot!! Not a noisy raucous frat party by any means

Civilized with terrific service second time there will try to work it in the theft time we’re
in Hood River

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time here and we enjoyed the Setvice which was very very good. The food (I had the veggie pasta and SO had the steak) was quite good. We had the mussels for an app and they were second to none) was good. The pasta had perhaps too much basil in it but it was done well.

We would go back.

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m
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A jewel of a place ! Great food and great staff!

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MT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Hood River for our wedding anniversary. A friend recommended Celilo for dinner and it was wonderful. The food and wine selection was superb. We will be back again when we head to Hood River for a visit.

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DA
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are sad that winter is upon us and from now on we would have to drive in the dark to get home so will have to wait until Spring to visit Celilo again as it is by far our favorite restaurant in The Gorge.
The food is wonderful as is the presentation and waitstaff, hard to ask for more. The bar offered a lovely array of original cocktails.

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu is very limited. But what they serve, they serve well

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MJ
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always stellar! ❤️❤️❤️

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BH
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celilo is a local treasure. The best restaurant in Hood River. Probably be good to keep it a secret from the summer mobs.

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SR
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good except for my husbands steak being over cooked. We were going to replace it but it took to long for our server to come around and by then I was almost done eating. He just ended up eating it but I felt bad.

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RG
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Ribs so dry they were inedible. Sent them back. Paella had small bits of meat and not a lot of flavor. Beet salad and gazpacho lacked flavor as well

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JE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. My wife ordered salmon and it was excellent. I ordered BBQ pork ribs. The bbq sauce was applied so heavily and was so strongly flavored, it was all you could taste. I would suggest ordering the ribs with sauce on the side. The green salad and Caesar salads were very good. Nice selection of beer and wine.

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r
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I both had the King Chinook Salmon. Perfectly done and nicely presented.

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MJ
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational Celilo, as always!!!! Celilo is the go-to place for any occasion. All organic, all welcoming, all professional, all delicious. THANK YOU!!!!!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Celilo for lunch and/or drinks, but this was our first dinner there. From walking through the door to be seated to departing after dinner, the experience was wonderful. The hostess, the wait staff and the chef (Jacqueline) were attentive, congenial and made us feel relaxed. Our meals were both very good, huckleberry cake sublime and the Brick House Gamay Noir, perfect. This was one of the nicest and memorable anniversary dinners we've had. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our 38 years!

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CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was good but the service was very poor. We had lunch on a slow Saturday. The server was not at all attentive. Pretty disappointing.

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DA
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Celilo is our default weekend date-night eatery during the summer months. Unfortunately during the Winter we cant eat there and get home without driving in the dark and the eyes aint what they used to be.

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LM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. A bit too noisy for him to really enjoy.

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r
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Celilo so much for dinner with visiting friends that we all chose to make the hour drive again three days later. Nothing else like it in the Gorge. Excellent food, wine and service. The chef was even willing to share a recipe with us. Very unusual and generous. Thank you. We'll definitely return. Next visitors arriving soon!

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