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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
7:30 PM
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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

4.5
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 221 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

You guys totally didn’t do the simple birthday request I had for my wife. We’ll try again next April.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food and very nice wine list! Strong recommendations!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ben was our server. He was fantastic! Celilo is our favorite restaurant in the Gorge.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

awesome and highly rec for a special treat out of PDX!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We are not in Hood River often. When we are Celilo is a must. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is consistently good. We have been coming for years and we are always impressed with the meal and the service.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Incessantly pleasing in every way. Celilo is the castle at which we are continually treated like royalty.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Love this place. Came back two times in a weekend. Loved everything we tried.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always a great spot for dinner in Hood River.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Celilo is the number-one place to go in Hood River. Food and service beyond excellent. We are always treated like royalty.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Superb, creative, seasonal fare, great service, extremely reasonable prices, nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner. It was busy. Food was great and the service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great, service was great. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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!!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Our first time here and won't be the last! Creative menu, attentive service, and nice Hood Rivber vibe!

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

I was very happy with the high quality food prepared with local ingredients. Great wine list including local wines!

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service. The paella and steak dishes are yummy.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Go there!!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive staff all made for a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

WE loved the restaurant. The French/Italian food and selections were awesome.
Also loved all the Washington and Oregon wines.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

We've eaten here three times in the past ten years and like it very much: Good choices; pleasant atmosphere; and decent service.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

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