Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.6
654 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.

We take your health and our teams health and safety very seriously. Our privately owned establishment requires face mask for all individuals. If health conditions limit your ability to wear a mask, we are happy to do take out food for you Monday -Thursday, with family style meal options available Friday -Sunday. You will not be allowed in the facility without a mask. Please help keep us open by following the guidelines!

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 654 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool property. Nice menu. Good people.

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Barbara
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn/carrot bisque was extraordinary! You can never go wrong ordering the yummy Steelhead (as we BOTH did!). Perfect meal and our server was friendly, quick and knowledgeable. Wonderful dining experience.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you very much for letting us know about your experience at Swiftwater Cellars! We are very happy that you really enjoyed everything from the food to the service you received! We work really hard to try to deliver those types of experiences for our guests! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipBobD
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and spread out during the Covid crunch, but the prosciutto wrapped dates are to die for. Pastrami sandwich and the grilled cheese super choices.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

We are happy that we provided a safe and delicious experience for you on your visit! Our chef does a great job of creating new and tasty options with every new menu and we were excited to launch this new menu not to long ago. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipJoanRN
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the Pear Lemon Drop and the Calamari appetizer! Both were delicious!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks you for your feedback on your experience with us at the winery! You definitely picked two of our more popular orders! I'm glad you enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service were all top notch. My grandkids enjoy visiting as well.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

We are so happy you could join us with your grandkids! We definitely strive to provide a great experience for our guests and are very happy we provided one for you. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

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TERESAP
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved Swiftwater Cellars/Hoist House Restaurantwas . We shared the $35 red wine tasting for 3 of us, which was perfect. The wines were quite good (we ordered a bottle of the red blend). Hubby and I loved the pinot noir, as it was more complex/deeper than most pinot noir. Our server was attentive, helpful and friendly! The food we ordered was very tasty ( the pear bacon Flatbread, the prosciutto wrapped figs and the Kung pao calamari ). We especially thought the calamari was unique and quite delicious! We order the side of brussel sprouts, which we thought were okay, but a bit on the bland side. We would definitely return here!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback on your experience with us at the Hoist House! I am very happy that you enjoyed some of the new items we have and also a popular one we will continue to serve! It always makes for a great time when you can combine good food and wine together! Hope we get to see you again sometime soon!

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Parker
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Initially we were very happy to experience the food and enjoy a nice evening. The service is wonderful and the staff are kind. The food seemed to just make the mark. I ordered The mushroom Wellington and gnocchi with broccoli. The Wellington did meet the mark and was full of flavor. The gnocchi showed up as an afterthought and could have used some seasoning or sauce. My husband enjoyed the flatbread and it was as expected. I was eager to try the pumpkin and since it was highlighted on the menu I was excited--that was short loved as the pie was frozen and house-made cream melting 😮 overall I left underwhelmed and the staff left their mark when they didn't follow through with the call for our ride back to the Lodge. Perhaps the meals are better when you've had some wine and are looking to offset the alcohol 🤷‍♂️

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback on your experience with us. I am happy to hear that some of your time went well. We always strive to provide a great time for our guests. I am also appreciative that you took the time to let us know where we can improve. It all helps. I'm also sorry you had some issues with the shuttle. This is something that we are not in control of minus making a call or a text. Suncadia normally does a great job with this and we are grateful for that and is unusual when it is off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went two nights in a row while staying at Suncadia resort. Great food and service. Wish the restaurant was closer to Seattle!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

I'm so glad you took the time to let us know about the 2 different visits you had with us. We strive to provide an excellent experience for all of our guests and are very thankful you gave us 2 opportunities to do that. Hope to see you again sometime soon, even with the distance.

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KerriU
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was awesome and the chef accommodated a special menu request that made the evening just perfect!!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about some of the great workers we have here. The team works really hard to make your experience one to remember and its great to hear from you what we already think about them. Jake is a valuable member of our team and I'll make sure to let him know you enjoyed your time because of him. Our chef makes and preps our menu every day which is a huge bonus when it comes to special requests. I'm glad he was able to make your experience perfect!

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MeaganS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was prompt and environment pleasing. However, I ordered the tenderloin with mashed potatoes and the potatoes were cold. By the time the server came back to check on us it was too late to do anything about (steak would have gotten cold). Not quite what I expect for $47.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 29, 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us! We are really happy that we provided you with great service and a environment to be enjoyed. I wish we could have delivered better on our food end of things and is something I wish we could have caught before it got to you, and definitely shortly after it had arrived. I hope you give us another opportunity to show you we can deliver at a higher level then what we did.

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had the worst service ever. We visit this restaurant every year for a girls weekend. We weren’t told at the time of arrival that we had a 2hr time limit. We got kicked out of our table and still had drinks to finish. Didn’t even get a 15minute warning.
Our server would hover around our table in a creepy way. When he took our food order, he only only took half of our tables orders then walked away. We had to call him back to finish placing our order. His response “Oh, I thought you were done”. He would also clear away glasses and plates without asking if we were done. We still had wine In them and food on the plates. The hostesses were also not very friendly, but are used to that because they never are. We usually have an awesome fun server. This time was very disappointing.

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MaryW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed. The wine was lovely and the appetizer very tasty!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Food,wine,service and the outside fire pit was the end of a perfect dinner.
Thank you!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us at the winery. I happy that we were able to make every part of your visit with us wonderful and am glad we could get you outside by one of our firepits even with the weather starting to turn cold very quickly on us. We look forward to having you join us again in the future!

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SeemsB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy place with cheerful ambience. Family loved it.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the winery! We hope to see you again soon!

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AudreyB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing charcuterie and delicious cocktails! Great atmosphere and views.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your food and drink experience with us! The view is definitely something we try to compliment by the atmosphere we provide at the winery. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s always a challenge to rate your experience with the virus scare- menus are limited, seating is limited- the ambiance is different and uncomfortable at best. Food was good- but I may have been overly hungry after our round of golf at Prospector. It’s a cool facility and might be a better experience in the summer post SARS freak out days.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

We are really happy that you visited us even with all the new challenges we face to deliver a great experience for you. Since you last visited we have a brand new menu with lots of new, delicious options to bring you into the new season of Fall. I know I speak for all of us here that we are looking forward to things being back to a more normal again soon. We look forward to seeing you again!

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the view and the food. Drive is always enjoyable from North Bend.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

It's great to know that you have always enjoyed your experiences when visiting us! The view is definitely something that is hard to get used to with the 4 seasons changing it throughout the year. Drive safe on your next visit to the winery and we look forward to seeing you again.

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GayleS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Purchased flat bread -14.00, 2 starter salads @7.00/salad $14.00, two diet cokes ??

Total bill was ~38.00. Added 8.00 tip. I see my credit card was charged $78.84. Something definitely wrong.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your issue with your bill. If you could please reach out to us at 509-674-6555 we would love to make sure you have been charged the correct amount for what you received. Please ask for Joel, the restaurant manager, and he will be happy to take care of you. On a different note I hope your experience before that was wonderful and we look forward to having you join us again sometime!

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for dining and food and drink were great!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

We are very happy to hear that you really enjoyed your experience with us across the board. We really work hard to deliver an experience that makes you feel welcome and we hope this becomes a regular stop for you in the future!

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late lunch at Hoist House. We requested an outdoor table, which we got. The server was very pleasant and thorough. The food was excellent! We highly recommend the pear lemon drop!

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

It's great to hear that you had such a great time when you visited us. The outside definitely brings a really great option when the weather cooperates and the view is definitely a great addition. With the new season the outside becomes very difficult to use so we are happy that you had a great opportunity to enjoy it before it gets too cold. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipfarr76
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience was wonderful. We started with Kung Pao Calamari, which was delicious. I had the Grilled Sea Bass and my husband had the Lobster Mac and Cheese. All were outstanding. Will definitely be back on our next visit.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

It brings us great joy to hear that you had such a great time with us. Our chef works really hard to deliver a variety of delicious food to all of our guests. Since you were here last we have launched a new Fall menu with a lot of new, seasonal options that we hope you come back and try sometime soon!

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bluefox
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited for my wedding Anniversary. Was seated outside around a gas fire which was quite nice. Inside seemed more bright and noisy - more family oriented with lots of small kids - so thankful we were outside! Food was great, but nothing memorable. Was surprised there was no chicken dish as a main entree, but was happy to see a vegetarian dish for an entree. We brought a bottle of wince from my cellar which resulted in a $20 corkage fee - fair price. I was surprised though that the waiter did not offer to decant it, nor give one of us a taste first ... just popped it and poured out large amounts for us both! Not what I would have expected from a winery restaurant! They gave us a free desert to celebrate our anniversary which was very kind and total bill was very reasonable. Overall, was a great evening and would definitely recommend it.

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AnneE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Great ambiance.

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Freebird
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently great restaurant. Great drinks and great food, plus great outdoor seating options

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Terry
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Jason our server was fantastic as was the food. He was very attentive and checked on us frequently.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately because of Covid the menu was very limited.

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars
Responded on October 22, 2020

Covid 19 definitely has created some challenges for us to deliver a consistent, quality menu for our guests. We are excited to tell you that we have launched a brand new menu with lots of great new options for you to try. Please come see us again soon to see what our Fall menu has to offer. Our chef put a lot of effort into delivering a very delicious seasonal experience with all the new choices. We hope to see you again soon!

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ScottN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, wine and service was Excellent. We went for lunch and dinner. Highly recommend. Great place to stop after golf!

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vipGalwaymom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family lunch time after a round of golf

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food overall, beautiful atmosphere. Had lunch and dinner there . The steelhead was absolutely perfect. Flat bread pepperoni was a bit dry. Cocktails amazing. Dinner mash potatoes were very cool but the rest of dinner was great . Service at both meals excellent.

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LisaV
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jason was excellent and funny. Loved Swiftwater when we are out here.

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JimS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoist House is a fabulous restaurant with fantastic food, beautiful view and a great environment. The food is as good as any of the best restaurants t in the Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma area.

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Islanders
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here twice. Once in the bar and once in the dining room. During Covid, it was very safe and spaced out. All four of us (adults) loved it. Drinks, and specialty drinks were terrific, and the food was delicious! The servers were also very fun and helpful.

We highly recommend the Hoist restaurant at Suncadia.

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Maria
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I usually love, love, love the Winery...but it must have been an off night. Service unreliable, YAP YAP YAP annoying dog, and food not as good as it usually is!

I will go back though - if they'll have me! LOVE the apricot margarita!

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SeattleE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service! Attentive wait staff & delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was ok and service and very slow. Expected more from a pricey menu.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was only ok but overpriced for quality. Service was great.

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WalterB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing for the price and location. Ultimate in resort food -blah
The ingredients were fine but no imagination , no creativity. I don’t know if this a management issue or just the wrong chef. For the 30-40 dollar range entree there are much better places in Seattle and even ellensburg.

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MarkD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful restaurant and I would encourage anyone to go there. I will definitely go back. But I was one of the few that had a poor experience. My tenderloin was cold and when I told our waitress she went back and talk to someone and her service recovery was a free dessert. I don’t eat dessert what I wanted was a steak that was warm and if they can’t do that then I should pay less for my steak. Again the waitress was wonderfulBut this falls on management. She was stuck trying to service recovery and the manager was so busy he couldn’t even come out and say hi to us and we spent $200 there. We will still go back.

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vipShellyL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Screaming child with oblivious parents was really a distraction.

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CAROLG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The view is beautiful. We sat outside. It was so relaxing.
We will be back.

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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars is rated 4.6 stars by 654 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.