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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars, Cle Elum, WA

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.8
4.8
1118 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Hello and thank you for choosing the Hoist House at Swiftwater Cellars, your ultimate destination for fine dining, great wine and exceptional service.
Please keep in mind that when you book an outdoor table, we will be unable to move your reservation inside as table availability is limited. We look forward to serving you soon and we appreciate your understanding!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (509) 674-6555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We are able to do catering for home gatherings. Email info@swiftwatercellars.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our facility will service small, medium and large groups. Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking Rope Rider golf course. Crush Pad: this area is used for the first step in wine making. Our “Crush” area will service 30 - 75 guests. (During Covid we are not doing private dining)

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Comeree: (509) 852-7312

  • Neighborhood

    Cle Elum

  • Cross street

    Suncadia Trail

  • Parking details

    Swiftwater Cellars does not offer valet service, we have to parking lots with ample parking along with spots along the building. Please me mindful of areas that clearly state no parking, or fire lane.

  • Entertainment

    Swiftwater Cellars offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also check us out at www.swiftwatercellars.com for upcoming events at the winery.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East of Seattle

    Best Overall

  • East of Seattle

    Best Food

  • East of Seattle

    Best Service

  • East of Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • East of Seattle

    Good for groups

  • East of Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • East of Seattle

    Romantic

  • East of Seattle

    Good for special occasions

  • East of Seattle

    Lively

  • East of Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. DP

    DanielleP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great, but very expensive, they only let you use two credit cards per party and, automatically charge 20% gratuity. Waiter was not helpful or attentive.
  2. B

    Brian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Visit for a nice special event. The prices are very high but the food is very well prepared. They were moderately busy but service was slow. It seemed like our waiter had too many tables to watch over. The food came out quickly but was incorrect on two orders. However, what we had was absolutely delicious. 8 people in our group and everyone enjoyed what they had.
  3. CS

    CindyS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great fun place to dine or socialize. have a fleet of wines and enjoy the views.
  4. m

    melr

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food
  5. NK

    NikkiK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience there! The food and service was great with amazing views!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Up to have a girlfriend getaway so we came in for lunch. Olivia, our server was attentive and really nice. The chicken and wild rice soup was exceptional (chef’s kiss) Thanks Swiftwater!
  7. S

    Shauna

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my birthday. We ordered the tomahawk steak, mashed potatoes & smoked salmon dip. It was all incredible! Only downfall was there was wasn’t a kids menu (or at least not one presented to us). We also did a wine flight & my husband ordered some cognac.
  8. LN

    LindaN

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seahawks game Suggestion: football baseball soccer game days have more appetizers or munchies - smaller dinner lunch items Slider’s. Quesadillas Veggie platters chips, and dip.
  9. DC

    DawnC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, vibe, food and service! Always on point! Great place to meet with friends, family, colleagues and clients!
  10. GB

    GeorgiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was incredible. He made sure to remember that we were celebrating a birthday and made it very special. He got us in for dinner even though we had early reservations, let us know about when they needed the table but never rushed us. Would come back here again and again.
  11. DK

    DK75

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Joel served us, he was great!
  12. CB

    ChaddB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Our reservation was early - 4pm. We didn't realize the dinner menu would not begin until 5pm, but our server worked with us to get our order for dinner into the kitchen at 5pm. From 4-5 we enjoyed an appetizer and bottle of wine. We had plenty time to enjoy the appetizer and our dinner without rushing. Both the food and wine were excellent, and of course the setting is beautiful. Server (Olivia from Ellensburg) was truly excellent, cheerful, and helpful. The only 'negative' comment was that the parking lot and walkways were very icy and slick. I know we can't control the weather, but a little extra deicer in walkways would be great.
  13. S

    Shoedawg

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Clare was fantastic juggling orders for our 8 adults, meals were all well prepared and well presented. Overall an excellent experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Have been going to this restaurant for years, but had a very disappointing experience this time. Quality of food has degraded over the years. Really poor customer service this time. Very rude treatment by front of the restaurant staff and the lady who claimed to be a manager when we tried to make a simple change to the reservation time.
  15. PC

    PaulC

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food, Service, Holiday Ambiance, all top shelf and made for a perfect family night out
  16. MC

    MikeC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy going to Swiftwater Cellars, the Hoist House restaurant has a great atmosphere, great service and I just enjoyed the absolute BEST Prime Rib dip I've ever had...
  17. S

    Susan

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nothing is ever perfect in my mind - but this was close! Thank you Swiftwater Folks!
  18. SS

    StacyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire Staff at the Hoist House at Swiftwater Cellars was absolutely outstanding! I was very impressed with their hospitality, and will go out of my way to recommend the dining experience to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion. The food, wine and ambience was fantastic! Kudos to the entire team at Hoist House at Swiftwater Cellars! My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 1 year anniversary at your establishment, thank you kindly for the hospitality of your entire team!
  19. DS

    DominiqueS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, atmosphere. Thank you for having us!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Prior to arrival, we were told our tables would be away from the bar. We were placed next to the bar. We asked if we could move our tables closer together prior to the event, the answer was yes. When we arrived, they said it was an absolute no. They had to maintain spacing which was not even i We would have opted for the private event room had we known this. Otherwise, the waiters were excellent. They apologised and said if it were up to them, they would have made it work.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitstaff and the food is very good. Prices seem high but they are high everywhere close by. Nice atmosphere.
  22. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was amazing... brie. steelhead, truffle mac 'n cheese, mushrooms.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place! Always delicious and amazing drinks or wine.
  24. DB

    DebbieB

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food!
  25. m

    mykris10

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are here for a friend’s wedding. While everyone else was at a rehearsal dinner elsewhere, we spoiled ourselves at Hoist! It was amazing!! Joel rocks!!
  26. K

    Kathy

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky us!! Our family group had lunch on the first day of the new menu! Everything was yummy and the new drink names are very clever!
  27. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good experience at Swiftwater! Our family enjoys the yummy food and the service was amazing!
  28. TB

    TrishB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did a Ladies Night at Swiftwater’s Hoist House and we had so much fun!! The atmosphere and the staff were fabulous as always!! Hoist House is hands down is my favorite restaurant in the Cle Elum area!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and food as always. Very good portions for the price. The steelhead never fails to amaze!
  30. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our server Joel was spectacular. Food was good but we missed having our favorite dessert. BRING BACK THE BUTTER CAKE DESSERT!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so kind and did a great job. We were sat on the couch in front of the fireplace during the Seahawks game and we really enjoyed our experience. We will definitely go out of our way to visit House House again!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  33. UP

    UncleP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very helpful, the food we ordered were must orders, the veggie ravioli and the truffle Mac and cheese, you can’t order those anywhere else. I would recommend to anyone Thank you
  34. KW

    KimW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still our favorite go to for many reasons. Service, atmosphere, food and wine Never lets us down, over the top!
  35. KO

    KevinO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Olivia did a great job. Our food was excellent, the special was outstanding. Our guests had not been and loved the experience. You can tell it’s well managed.
  36. MH

    MelissaH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and always a great night here. Special occasion dinner this time and the only disappointment in the evening was that the table couldn't be decorated fir the big event (I was told when I booked that I could bring confetti, but when we arrived the manager said confetti was too messy). Most notable: We had 5 tenderloin orders and EVERY SINGLE order was cooked to absolute perfection!
  37. MB

    MarkB

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant was loud. There was a fly buzzing around our table. But food, service and ambiance were 5 out of 5
  38. SH

    SammyH

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Server was rude and overbearing which colored our experience. Very noisy so not he place for an intimate dinner. Recommend the steelhead as the best value for the $$
  39. JH

    JoyH

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parking outside was very challenging! Definitely room for improvement there! Curious as to why in late October they were still using a “summer” menu? Was looking for those fall vegetables! Shared the Caesar salad and steelhead and was very impressed! Our server Joel was very friendly and attentive!
  40. CN

    ChadN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Great ambiance. Very relaxed atmosphere for a 5 star restaurant. Not too noisy, not too quiet. Great restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars is rated 4.8 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum, WA 98922

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Suncadia Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Cle Elum

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Swiftwater Cellars does not offer valet service, we have to parking lots with ample parking along with spots along the building. Please me mindful of areas that clearly state no parking, or fire lane.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Swiftwater Cellars offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also check us out at www.swiftwatercellars.com for upcoming events at the winery.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (509) 674-6555

  • Catering

    We are able to do catering for home gatherings. Email info@swiftwatercellars.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our facility will service small, medium and large groups. Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking Rope Rider golf course. Crush Pad: this area is used for the first step in wine making. Our “Crush” area will service 30 - 75 guests. (During Covid we are not doing private dining)

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Comeree: (509) 852-7312

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