Incredible food and really great service! The food was so amazing that we went back the second night as well. The Chef, Taylor, provides several gluten free options on the menu. My husband has Celiac, so it was refreshing that he had multiple choices. Can't wait to go back!
Thank you for making our girls weekend special. Our food was amazing and so was our waitress.
I got the crab stuffed chicken breast. The flavor wasn't great, the crab tasted more like canned tuna fish. But, the mashed potatoes were delicious! The waiter was ok, not the most attentive. My son's kids cheese pizza did not have good flavor.
Calamari was great with Thai flavor.
Disappointed with the desserts. Gelato flavors were served in one bowl instead of separate frosted glasses. The chocolate brownie cake did not taste freshly made and was not like their previous dessert brownie.
Had the muscles and clams, the clams were extremely gritty.
Beautiful restaurant. Great service. My daughter’s steak was tough was only complaint. If you’re staying at Suncadia I recommend going here instead of the lodge
We went for Easter dinner. Beautiful view and ambiance but very pricey. I asked about a burger that I have had there before. Server said that it wasn’t on the dinner menu. So I ordered a steak ($47) instead. About 20 minutes later the table next to us all ordered and received burgers. Very confusing since I specifically asked about a burger, especially for my teenagers. Everyone at our table did enjoy their food. We loved the gelato on the dessert menu too.
Overpriced, less than mediocre
We were given a nice table right by the window so that we could enjoy the food. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. So good in fact that I finished my meal before sharing any with my date! I have been to the Hoist House several times and it never disappoints. I hope to be back again very soon.
Service was top notch. Food was incredible. Ambiance was spot on. I will definitely return at some point in the near future.
Staying in Suncadia? The Hoist House offers very well prepared and presented food and drinks, with excellent, attentive, and friendly service. Make reservations. The meal was above average and we all enjoyed our entrees. The only minor disappointment was the wine - Hoist only seems to serve their own Swiftwater Cellars wine, and all the bottles of red except a reserve bottle at $85 were bland and flavorless. Aside from that, Hoist is wonderful and we'd gladly go again and again...except we'd bring our own bottles of wine! :)
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.
We brought 2 couples with us to our cabin and we're showing them around Cle elum and the area. We brought them here -to our favorite restaurant on the east side of he mountains. It didn't disappoint us. Love this place. Thanks for great service, great food and the best 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.