Basalt

4.8
14 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Ellensburg, part of the historic Elks building and now the Hotel Windrow, Basalt features a fresh and unique take on new american cuisine offering delicious menu items, a full bar, extensive wine selection and an in house pastry chef who makes mouthwatering, freshly baked bread and decadent desserts.

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving

    $51.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Come join us for a delicious, family style prix-fixe menu: $51/adult, $25/child Starter: IPA Apple Soup Roasted Beet Arugula Salad Sides: Squash, Mushroom and Root Veggie Hash Green Bean Casserole Sage Stuffing Whipped Potatoes Turkey Mushroom Gravy Cranberry Sauce & Pickled Apples Protein: Bourbon Glazed Salmon Turkey Thigh Confit Dessert: Pumpkin Pie - cinnamon whip, caramel brittle Pecan Pie - chantilly cream, pumpkin caramel macarons
  • Christmas Eve

    $59.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Come join us for a mouthwatering prix-fixe menu featuring Chef Kelly's take on the holidays. Adults: $59, Children: $27 Starters: Shrimp Cocktail Wild Rice Mushroom Soup Smoked Salmon Bruschetta Entree: Smoked Pork Chop Prime Rib 7 Fish Stew Cassoulet Dessert: Orange Chiffon Cake Chocolate Cake Gingerbread Cake

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 people are saying
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ChrisC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good menu and great cocktails and wine! Nice ambiance and lighting.

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Smm76
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time I have been here. We came in for a date night. The wine and drink selection is really good!
The menu is limited and depending on the day you go there are different specials. I had the roast beef sandwich and it was amazing. My husband had a prime rib and it was cooked perfect! We did get wedge salad appetizers and it was a little strange because for the price it was just a wedge of salad dressing bacon and a few tomatoes just three ingredients it was a little plain especially compared to other cheaper restaurants?… but the view from the top was amazing we got to see the sunset you can go in the elevator and take your glass of wine to the top of the burg it’s beautiful!!!!

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GenevieveG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basalt is always such a treat to go to. The food is amazing and changes seasonally which is fun. If you see the smoked trout potato salad, order it…its amazing. The ambiance is wonderful and it is a beautiful spot.

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grace
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is superb! Service is excellent! Ambiance could use a little help.....lower the bright lights, put candles on tables....a little more work on the environment would motivate me to go here more often....a bit too cafeteria like for me. Food is too good to serve it in a less than perfect environment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Basalt is an Ellensburg gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tyler was a great server. The meal was excellent!

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Mark
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak with the special almond and blue cheese dressing and the rack of lamb are superb as is the house salad and desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is good and the atmosphere/decor is very nice. Menu variety isn’t extensive but varied enough that most people should find something the like.

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RyanR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great addition to Ellensburg eats. Food was very good and fair portions. They bring out the dessert tray after dinner, making it impossible to say no!

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Dorydoo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed everything about our visit. Food was amazing. I do feel bad because the tip we left on our receipt never got charged to our card. I guess we had to sign in to places for this to happen which we have never run across. I wish our server would have pointed this out to us.

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ReganB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, very reasonably priced upscale restaurant in a hotel. Good variety of entrees and excellent desserts. Cocktails were good as well!

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MaureenR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special night out with a good friend. You can’t go wrong with any of the halibut dishes.

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GuyE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Great service. Good wine. Definitely will come again.

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AmandaO
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and starters were unbelievably good. Really solid, attentive but not intrusive service. I'll be back for sure!

FAQs

Basalt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (509) 962-8000.

Basalt is rated 4.8 stars by 14 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.