Overall, the dining experience was really lovely. We spend most weekends in the Cle Elum area and it is wonderful to have a solid option for great food and wine. The filet and rack of lamb were cooked to perfection, the cassoulet and veggies really well executed. The Caesar left a little to be desired from a flavor standpoint (we both found the dressing a little lackluster), although we recognize that may be a personal preference thing. It was still perfectly acceptable. The restaurant is SUPER family friendly, which is great unless (like us) you were there celebrating an anniversary, and may have enjoyed a little more mellow atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back to try a later seating- as well as bringing the fam back during the summer to enjoy the deck and the live music.
Service and food was excellent!! We have been to the Hoist House at Swiftwatercellars several times! Never disappoints!!
For all occasions you cannot go wrong! We’ve been here with children and without and it never disappoints! Cheers and thank you for always a fabulous time!
The evening from start to finish was divine!
The band and crowd noise was a bit loud, but not a problem for me.
I cannot wait to return again.
Food and wine were excellent -- presentation, flavors and quality. Trevor (our server) was great and helpful with the menu and wines!
Awesome bartender who took great care of us before our dinner reservation. Excellent food - the flatbread pizza was ginormous, but full of flavor (great for leftovers the next day)! The manager was super sweet and stopped to chat with us for a few minutes. The staff is extremely friendly and try very hard to make everyone’s experience a good one. Would highly recommend!
Nothing disappointed, every course was delicious. Excellent, attentive service.
Great service and food. The live music was a bit disappointing and not in the same room as the dining area where our reservation was. However, overall had a great time.
Gabe was fabulous with all his recommendations! Thanks for the birthday dessert.
This place is outstanding! From the location, ambiance, food and wine to the service, they have a winning combination. We love it so much we ate there 3 times in 2 days and never got tired of it! Highly recommended and look forward to trying their new location!
We had tenderloin steaks, they were prepared very well. Our server was Trevor and he was exelent offered good advice on menu and didn't over serve witch is always good. We are new to the community and plan on returning often.
Nice place in a nice resort area, not to far off of I-90. Overall a good place to stop to have a nice lunch in a resort atmosphere.
The house salad was wonderful and I enjoyed the pear w/brie flatbread as well. Our server was great too! Nice to hear the live music form the lounge as well. Fun evening!!
Celebrating the new year
We had the clam chowder which is New England style and chucked full of clams as all great chowder is. Steak and chicken dishes were great too.
Family Christmas vacation
Service was fantastic! Loved the calamari . Would not get the fried ravioli again. Always a pretty setting.
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...
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.
It is always an amazing experience. We visit Swiftwater at least every month and it does not disappoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A warm, casual atmosphere to celebrate special occasions. Excellent food and service. Good wine list. Lively music in the lobby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome service, beautiful view, charming restaurant , great food - nice place to join friends for memorable dining experience
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.
We celebrated my Mothers birthday and it the service was excellent.
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.
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.
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.
Nice place to visit as a business dinner. Attention to details where very well done. Views are outstanding.
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.
Wonderful as always - good food, great people/service and always a pleasure to wine and dine here!