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  1. Distance: 1.51mi
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About Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

Hello and thank you for choosing the Hoist House at Swift water Cellars, your ultimate destination for fine dining, great wine and exceptional service

301 Rope Rider Drive
Cle Elum, WA 98922
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday through Sunday 11:30am - 5
Dinner: Wednesday Through Sunday 5pm to Close

Happy Hour: Wednesday Thursday Friday 3pm-5pm

Cross Street:
Suncadia Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(509) 674-6555

Website:
http://www.swiftwatercellars.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Taylor Widrig

Private Party Facilities:
Our facility will service small, medium and large groups. Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking the brand new 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.

Private Party Contact:
Gaby Dufault: (509) 852-7312

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (14)
Special Occasion (10)
Live Music (9)
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Good for a Date (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The only thing I would change was the bread, one of the worst I ever had. I was so craving carbs and looking forward to the brad and was disappointed... Our waiter took care of us though and brought us something special.

The only other thing was small but a better desert presentation would have been nice but tasted good...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at Swiftwater. We enjoyed our meal, drinks and wait staff. We would recommend it highly and look forward to returning for another occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

It is always an amazing experience. We visit Swiftwater at least every month and it does not disappoint.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went there for our 40th anniversary, were told to expect a special dessert by our waiter, it never came. Our son had called earlier in the day leaving his credit card number so that any drinks and or wine were paid for my him as a surprise for us, it never happened. We were placed by an outside door that was constantly opening to an outside patio by children running in and out when the temperature was only 30 degrees, making for a very disruptive and cold dining experience. All in all very disappointed considering the cost.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The bar has live music on Friday and Saturday but there is no buffer between the band and the restaurant. When we went, on a Saturday, the music was so loud that we could barely hear our dinner conversation. The restaurant must find a way to buffer the level of music blasting in from the lounge.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were having a nice evening and booked this time as a retreat for a friend who is going through a very tramatic time in life, apparently we over stayed our welcome, we were told that they only allowed 2 hours for their "big top" tables. I was talked to like I was a fellow waitress or something not like a guest. We got up and left and then I told the "assistant manager" that I have never been asked to leave like that, we have dined at like restaurants and some much more renowned and never had this happen before. The waitress was wonderful and the food was good but beware not to over stay your welcome. We were offered a complimentary bottle of wine to take home on my way out the door but that didn't really make up for what happened.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this place, and always find a reason to go back when I'm in the area. I always remember how good the food is, how beautiful the building and the surrounding areas are, how nice the people are that work there, and how cute the little shop is in the building. The thing I always forget is how SLOW the service is there. Whether we are there with a small family or a large group, their service is just so slow. I am ok with this when I'm sitting enjoying wine, but when I just want to go in for a nice lunch and it takes 2 hours (with my little kids), that's a bit much. I will still go back because I love it I will just TRY to remember how long it takes to get your food and eat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to Swiftwater many times and it is always great. This time we brought two friends with us and it was their first time. They both loved the food, one had the steelhead and the other had the tomahawk steak. They also raved about the wine flights, we had the number 9 flight and the red flight. Staff was friendly and attentive as usual.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A warm, casual atmosphere to celebrate special occasions. Excellent food and service. Good wine list. Lively music in the lobby.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal, the steaks were perfect! A bit loud but for such an nice meal it also made it feel informal which was a great combo.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

the wait staff and food was excellent even though they had a capacity crowd. The menu is excellent and the Sea Bass is outstanding. I would recommend Swiftwater to all my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We enjoyed the lobby area first and then we were seated in the dining room. Prices a bit high, but we enjoyed the food and view as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 29, 2017

another great experience at Swiftwater. They literally serve the biggest martini's anywhere. Had the calamari appetizer - super good. Entrees were solid as usual. They seemed to be a little understaffed for a Thursday night, but several people chipped in to serve us while our waiter was detained with other tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our first visit to Suncadia Resort. We decided to try Hoist. We had no expectations as we were there on a whim. What a wonderful surprise! We enjoyed everything about the place. Food was delicious. Service was awesome. We had Gabe as our server and he was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome service, beautiful view, charming restaurant , great food - nice place to join friends for memorable dining experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very disappointed in the quality of tonight's dinner. Plates and meal were cold and when the issue was raised, the team attempted to re-warm, but meal came back cold and with no cutlery. Mentioned this to the wait staff and while they did discount the meal, it didn't solve the problem.

Very disappointed with the overall experience for the table (forgot coffee order, different flavors of gelato served versus description, overall lack of concern with quality - only band-aid solutions).

Expect more from what is typically a top notch restaurant.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We celebrated my Mothers birthday and it the service was excellent.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was ok. We ordered the beer salad and street tacos. I had to keep spitting out gristle in the street tacos. The beet salad was good but not extraordinary. What we really enjoyed was the wine tasting. Get the charcuterie to go with it. 3 meats, 3 cheese and rosemary flatbread. Highly recommend. Very friendly bartender.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The steelhead was just as fantastic as other reviews have suggested. So good, we went back a second time during our stay. Our service was excellent the first evening when we booked on open table. Service was average our second afternoon. Best finer dining available at Suncadia.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

the service was great. the food was lacking, my halibut tasted like ammonia & when I mentioned it to the chef he said it smelled fine to him when he cooked it. Sorry but why be arrogant . I wasn't asking for a free meal, just a heads up. He could have said thanks i'll check it out. since this is the second below average meal in a row, I will give them a few months to get their act together before I go back. there are plenty of below average options in
Cle elum for a lot less money.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice place to visit as a business dinner. Attention to details where very well done. Views are outstanding.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I was disappointed in the food and table this time. My fish was over cooked which the waitress apologized and took it off which was very kind. My husband's 47 dollar steak was just okay he said. I put that it was our anniversary and we had a table in back with all the traffic and tons of noise. Nothing special. We love Suncadia/swiftwater for the scenery and venue. We probably should have just stayed in bar.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful as always - good food, great people/service and always a pleasure to wine and dine here!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Swiftwater is a short drive from ellensburg but a world away. The food is great, the views are better, and the ambiance sitting on the patio overlooking the course can't be beat!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My sister and I took our daughters here as part of a girls weekend and we loved it! The service was exceptional and the food was enjoyed by everyone. Portions were large especially the desserts - recommend sharing the desserts!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Because this Winery Restaurant is in the famed "Suncadia" resort, we thought it would be a great place to go for dinner for my sister's birthday. The only thing that was amazing were the food prices - on average $35.00 a plate. Here's what we got for our $120.00 bill: 2 glasses of wine, a plate of hummus with costo-like vegetables, an iceburg lettuce salad with 5(!) small prawns and some crab meat, and the sea bass plate. The sea bass plate was good (but not that good), the lighting was dim to the point of depressing, as were the furnishings, the place mats were plastic, the silverware was cheap and the maitre d was wearing a polyester polo shirt.
To their credit - they gave us a free dessert because it was my sister's birthday, but nothing was high class. We wouldn't recommend this place at all.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Sports
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2017

As always, food and service excellent. Most of us had the special, pulled pork flat bread. So good!

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great lunch! Took friends from the U.K. They loved the Bison Burger!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Lunch or dinner on the patio at the Hoist House is a summertime "must do." Lovely setting and service, the wine flights are a fun tasting adventure. The food is good, not stellar, which may meet the expectations of this customer base. Caveat is pricing- it's an all day menu and super pricey for lunch, even by Seattle standards.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Swiftwater is always a gastronomic feast regardless of what you choose. The appetizers are great and varied, salads all extra good and a great selection of entres' with something for everyone/anyone.
Staff is attentive but not hovering. Never feel rushed although it's always bustling, especially on weekends.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great customer service and a great meal. The steelhead is amazing.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Have dined here many times and have enjoyed the food and atmosphere each time. Kids rave about the mac n cheese.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Love the consistent service, food, and wine/liquor. All the servers are prompt and provide great service. Keep up the excellent customer service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Outdoor seating from the bar area is very nice. It is quiet, great views, full food, service, and wine/liquor menu. I would recommend it to everyone. Our servers were always smiling and kept the water glasses and wine glasses full!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Tough night at Hoist House. Must have been short servers, so attention and service slow and spacing of appetizers/salads/entree's poor.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We love the Swiftwater! Good food and atmosphere. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

An amazing meal! We went for my boyfriend's birthday and it was money well spent in my opinion. The tenderloin and truffle Mac and cheese were to die for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food and wine was good as always. Waiter/service was very slow and it wasn't even that busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 10, 2017

While the view was spectacular, the food and service was anything but. Nothing seemed to be seasoned properly, and some of the dishes were downright unpalatable. I recommend that you not get the halibut: the fish was okay, but the sauce tasted sour and the rice was gummy. I also caution you about the Wagyu steak if it's the special of the evening. It's about $75, less than 6 oz and again, had no flavor. The service by our primary waitress was extremely slow, however, the bus boys were prompt and attentive, so we always had water and bread For a $200 meal, I would expect more.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great spot to eat. Awesome cocktails. Have been here several times and it never disappoints

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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