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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.6
343 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Hello and thank you for choosing the Hoist House at Swift water Cellars, your ultimate destination for fine dining, great wine and exceptional service
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday through Sunday 11:30am - 5
Dinner: Wednesday Through Sunday 5pm to Close

Happy Hour: Wednesday Thursday Friday 3pm-5pm
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Phone number
(509) 674-6555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Taylor Widrig
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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.
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Private party contact
Gaby Dufault: (509) 852-7312
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Suncadia Drive
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 343 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Thank you for making our girls weekend special. Our food was amazing and so was our waitress.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had the muscles and clams, the clams were extremely gritty.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overpriced, less than mediocre

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was top notch. Food was incredible. Ambiance was spot on. I will definitely return at some point in the near future.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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! :)

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service and food was excellent!! We have been to the Hoist House at Swiftwatercellars several times! Never disappoints!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food and wine were excellent -- presentation, flavors and quality. Trevor (our server) was great and helpful with the menu and wines!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Nothing disappointed, every course was delicious. Excellent, attentive service.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Gabe was fabulous with all his recommendations! Thanks for the birthday dessert.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Celebrating the new year

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Family Christmas vacation

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was fantastic! Loved the calamari . Would not get the fried ravioli again. Always a pretty setting.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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...

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5.0Dined on December 6, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 1, 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.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 13, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 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.

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