Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.6
863 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 863 people are saying
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vipSeattle
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Olivia as our server. She was friendly, efficient and professional. She made our experience very enjoyable. The food was excellent. We ordered several appetizers, drinks, and dinner. The wine flights were fun and very good. Everything was outstanding. We will definitely come back!

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our lunch was very good and so was the service. We left a good tip for our server because she was so attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food, service. Even the neighboring tables were amazing and fun. Absolutely incredible energy!

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Smiles
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy, large pours on tasting but definetly noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find and will go back!

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vipReneeL
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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charisee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the back patio even though it’s October right next to the fireplace. It had a couple sprinkles and the staff quickly closed the top so we could still sit outside and eat in the beautiful Outdoor setting. Our waiter was incredible very knowledgeable. We had the street tacos and a flight of wine and it was all delicious. I highly recommend this place. We will definitely be back

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Katie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing experience at Hoist. The service and food were amazing. Appetizers, salad and our entrees were coursed so we never felt rushed. It was a little noisy, lots of families with children, and people watching the football game.

We arrived in the daylight and left in the dark. The walkway to the parking area was extremely dangerous. Very poorly lit and uneven pavement made for a treacherous walk to our car.

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RonaldH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia was our waitress, and she made our experience outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere. The wine flight was impressive. Ordered the tenderloin, but told they were out of the garlic mashed potatoes. Tried the wasabi mashed potatoes which were pretty good.

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vipKimberlyM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Can't beat the setting. We are regulars and always enjoy ourselves.

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SherrieF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Always love our time here!

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CarolB
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to ask for bread twice… just to have them come back to say they were out, none left.
We then asked for dessert menu… came back said they were out of 2 of the 5 desserts . We ordered gelato… came back to say they were out of dishes, the dishwasher was broken.. I’m sure they weren’t out of every dish. We said we could take it in coffee mugs, wine glasses… they said “the owner is all about presentation” they couldn’t serve it that way. Not sure why they couldn’t wash a dish by hand. We just felt like they were trying to get us out of there. We were one of the last tables for the evening. I have eaten there a number of times, this trip was a disappointment!!

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JustinM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was extremely impressed with the food and service. Gabe was awesome! Highly recommend! A bit spendy, but great for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sat on the patio. Staff made us feel considered and normal (which is great for newish parents with a 16 month old who is unpredictable, sprawling and a bit of a tornado). The food, most notably the Moroccan Chicken was truly noteworthy. My wife actually paused and made me try a bite it was that good. Our server claimed to be an expert on wine, I was skeptical, but his recommendations were accurate, well supported and neither snooty nor bland. Overall an EXTREMELY good experience we did not expect given the lack of competition and incredible views upon which the restaurant could rely for steady business.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are three main long time servers at Hoist House.. they are amazing and we always enjoy our experience.. special note- all staff is great but when you retain great servers customers come back often👌

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kindred
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for our Anniversary and enjoyed the stunning views and atmosphere. Had the tomahawk steak (shared) was a bit salty but cooked perfectly.
The white flight was enjoyable. Would go again hands down.

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DMitz
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & our server Olivia was fabulous. Best dinner we’ve ever had. Wine was amazing as well.

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Smm76
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great time, great service and quality! We got the rose and red flight. Steelhead salad, bbq flatbread and steak salad. Everything was wonderful! Sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful fall colors on a nice sunny day:))

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waiter was not attentive. Never asked if We wanted another drink.

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KrisW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was friendly and accommodating and atmosphere was very relaxing. Definitely will eat there again!

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Bigcountry
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and great wine. The best thing was our great waiter.

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DeeJay
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place. It was an anniversary dinner. Everything was so enjoyable. My wife and I will be returning soon.

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JimS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoist House never disappoints us. We had an awesome celebration of our 38th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent. However the restaurant was not following state mandates regarding Covid. We asked the hostess why guests were allowed in the restaurant without masks when not seated or eating. We were told they don’t enforce it except for staff. Because of this policy we will not return to the establishment.

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NancyH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Huge room but friendly service makes it less cavernous. The steelhead is exceptional. Portions beyond generous.

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MaddyK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors the staff was great and accommodating, friendly , attentive. The Ribeye with the whipped wasabi mashed potatoes was perfect! This was our 2nd time we will continue to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The food was delicious and fresh. Loved the flatbread and burrata salad!

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JerryY
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with a group of 9. Ate outside---needed a jacket or sweater, but it was beautiful. Service was very good, food was excellent. and wine was very good. Try the cauliflower tots.

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Stebby
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great server, blah ambiance and a lot of flies and gnats

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NancyJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening as usual...
White wine flights are wonderful! What great wines!
Service was superb!
Only negative was that the chocolate mousse dessert was too sweet.

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susans
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and a great evening. They had a special and unfortunately when I ordered they were out of it. The steaks and seafood were wonderful. The clam chowder needed some help and potatoes were hard. Needed a little more flavor. Service was wonderful. Definitely will come back.

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WayneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service, the food was excellent. Wish more entree selections were available. The setting does not get any better.

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HollyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little overpriced but excellent service and great food and drinks!

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SteveH
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not great. Supposed to be the upscale Suncadia restaurant but it’s not. Nothing new or inventive about it. Overpriced for basically the same menu we had there two years ago.

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Maria
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun times, good food, beautiful view! A must stop when visiting Suncadia.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

They have a beautiful location for outdoor dining. Unfortunately, they allow cigar smoking on their outdoor dining area so our dinner was ruined by cigar smoke. We won’t be returning until this policy is changed.

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RodinaT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, ambiance was beautiful and serene. Food was delicious!

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JanisD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Always a beautiful view and good cocktails!

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Renee
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary celebration. Sitting outdoors on a beautiful day was a great start. The generous wine flight and charcuterie board were a surprise. We did not expect that much quantity and quality. He had the Japanese ribeye I had the halibut. It was all topped off with a complementary dessert. We could not be happier and would recommend Swiftwater to anyone, especially for a special occasion.

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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars is rated 4.6 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.