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About Celilo Restaurant & Bar
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!
Hood River, OR 97031
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Fri/Sat/Sun: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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...
Private Party Facilities:
We have a curtained off room that seats 8 people. We also are open to closing the restaurant for certain functions.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Celilo Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
As usual the Food and service were excellent. I am not much of a lamb fan but thought I would try the Lamb shoulder special since I have had about everything else on the current menu. There were two pieces of meat one a lamb burger-like Pattie and the other the shoulder joint, the shoulder joint was delicious but the Pattie was sort of flavorless and a bit dry. My girlfriend had Chanterelle, Sweet Corn and Pepper Pasta which she said was "divine". Chef is creative and always uses the freshest ingredients and local produce. Its always a pleasant experience to have dinner at Celilo and we recommend it for any occasion.
This was almost good. The pasta said it was homemade, yet it was white, overcooked with no seasoning. The flavors were there, it just lacked proper seasoning.
The housemade charcuterie was good except for the prosciutto type meat had no flavor, everything else on that ate was quite impressive.
The Blood Orange drop was absolutely yummy! Especially with the habanero vodka.
We really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. My husband had grilled salmon, which he said was very good. I had a salad with tiny local shrimp that was big enough for my main course. We split a delicious clam chowder as our starter. Excellent deal on wine by the bottle. Our waitress was excellent! We would go again!
Great vegetarian options. I had the summer vegetable dish which was outstanding (5 star) and my husband had corn/chanterrelle pasta ( 4 star). Server was friendly, gave us good suggestions, and professional. But she was too busy ( covering so many tables) so service was a bit slow.
Overall, a very lovely restaurant.
Warm reception with prompt service. Meal was well presented, generous proportions and tasty. Our table was in a relatively quiet section where conversations among all guests at the table could be heard with normal volume. Restaurant became very busy as the evening progressed, but with plenty of help for good service.
A very good experience.
My wife and I received assorted rolls and butter that were largely ignored. We decided to share an arugula salad topped with smoked salmon belly that was delicious. My wife's entree was also very good - wild salmon with greens with a vinaigrette and romesco sauce. I was not so fortunate, the paella proved to be mediocre - not a hint of saffron, little in the way of seafood other than several small clams, a solitary piece of chicken confit and no discernible chorizo. For a restaurant that tries to be upscale with upscale prices, I thought the meal should have been better. The last straw was the fee for splitting the salad even though I specifically requested it be served on a single plate in order to avoid such a Mickey Mouse charge.
Did a little research to try and find a decent vegan meal in Hood River area. We decided to try this restaurant and vegan friends and non vegan friends loved it. There is one vegan entree and you are able to leave cheese and pesto off another entree to make it vegan. I added a side of black lentils that they had as a side with lamb and wow, so delicious ! Would highly recommend.
The atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice. The menu is very limited and it is expensive. That said, my husband had the grilled salmon atop a kholrabi salad and I had the paella. The portions weren't huge,but more than sufficient; and everything was delicious. Our service was great.
We had a group of 7 on a biking vacation in the River Gorge/Columbia River. We have 1 vegetarian and 1 who is allergic to shellfish. This restaurant menu suited all with their fresh local ingredients , fruits, vegetables and seafood. We lived the soups and the clams were amazing! We sat in a little private booth and the service was excellent. Great martini and wine selection too!!
Very good restaurant. Unusual menu with a very interesting selection of preparations and seasonings. Wine list included many local high quality choices that you could purchase by the glass, half bottle or full bottle. Cocktail menu included several drinks unique to this restaurant that were interesting and tasty. We stopped in Hood River on our way to/from the Oregon Coast and enjoyed it so much we visited it twice. Paella was my favorite.
My wife and I had a reservation for a Sunday night dinner. Upon arrival we were immediately given a nice table. Our waitress came within minutes to let us what the nightly specials were. She explained them in detail and very accurately. She was extremely friendly, attentive and informative.
We ordered the skillet with clams as an appetizer. It was very good. Our main dishes were salmon and the octopus, the nightly special. Both dishes were great. Together with a great bottle of local Chardonnay it made for a lovely dinner.
We have met Ben the Chef a couple of times at wine pairings, he is creative, he know his local ingredients and is probably the best in the area.
We eat at Celilo about once a month except the winter months, it a great dining experience.
The food presentation is always excellent. The food is foodie-worth. The server knew his dishes and was enthusiastic when explaining them. The bar drinks are range from the usual to the exotic.
This would have been a four star experience except for the fact there were no table cloths which for us completes the presentation.
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