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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!

16 Oak St
Hood River, OR 97031
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Fri/Sat/Sun: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
1st St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(541) 386-5710

Website:
http://www.celilorestaurant.com/

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...

Executive Chef:
Ben Stenn

Private Party Facilities:
We have a curtained off room that seats 8 people. We also are open to closing the restaurant for certain functions.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Celilo Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service. The paella and steak dishes are yummy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 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!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 23, 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!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 9, 2017

There were some really nice surprises in the wine list and we really enjoyed the food. We were there for a Birthday dinner and had a memorable and romantic evening together. If I am ever in the area again I would gladly visit Celilo again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is always delicious! Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Service was outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Exceptional food and serivce. Highly recommend while in Hood River.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I liked this restaurant a lot. It has been designed with noise absorbers in mind, i.e. Soft surfaces. You can actually have a conversation with your meal. The food was very good, the service was excellent. I'll go back for sure.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always exceptional!!! Everything you want from small plates to large to a vibrant bar scene...Celilo is your place!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Organic, Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We dined at Celilo while on vacation and found the food, service, and atmosphere to be exemplary.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We've always been delighted with the food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 2, 2017

If you are a Portland foodie looking for a great meal and atmosphere while in the Gorge-Celilo is the place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Amazing wait staff and a great meal. Would return again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great meal and vibe

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Always great but thought the chef might have changed as the sauces and amount of salt was much heavier than we remember

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Individual items of entre were good, but sauce overwhelmed the salmon. Seemed like spinach was substituted for arugula (as described on menu. Salmon was cooked nicely, but overall dish didn't quite work.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We make a point of eating here every time we are in Hood River. We can count on good food, good service, and a good time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food was okay, but not over the top for the prices. Meat was overcooked & quite dry as was the french fries. It was disappointing since this was a special occassion & we were hoping more for the prices...

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We haven't been to Celilo in several years but it never fails to impress! Still a beautiful place with excellent food and wonderful, attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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