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Simon's Cliff House

4.5
4.5
425 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casual, romantic and unobtrusive with the legacy of 1920’s elegance, Simon’s Cliffhouse at the Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa offers Northwest American Cuisine with a flair of Europe. We promote the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including its produce and wines. Surrounded by enchanted gardens and lawns, a dazzling view of the Columbia River, the Gorge and our very own Wah Gwin Gwin Falls, Simon’s Cliffhouse is definitely worth the trip to enjoy its every aspect. Simon’s Cliffhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with our Valentino Lounge. 

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Northwest, European

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (541) 386-5426

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Keith Potter

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining spaces are best described as historic, charming and elegant. With a dramatic clifftop setting in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, many of our areas overlook the beautiful Columbia River and our own 208-ft. Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall.

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Salata: (866) 650-7138

  • Neighborhood

    Hood River

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland / Oregon

    American

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  1. JR

    JimR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and service was the best! Not too much and not too little.
  2. BM

    BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Took my granddaughter and daughter in law out for a special ladies lunch out, it was a great outing. Thanks
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good! It's a little spendy but no worse than other fine dining in our area. I love the fireplace in the lounge, very cozy!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksging weekend
  5. RS

    RoyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My seafood pasta was tasty but over-sauced. Clams were great. Service was excellent.
  6. GD

    GregoryD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hotel and resturaunt are as beautiful as ever. The staff was very good and made us glad we celebrated our Thanksgiving dinner there. The dinner itself was traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings but not as good as mom used to make. Looking forward to going back to taste other dishes we saw on the menu.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It had been quite a few years since we had visited the CG hotel for Thanksgiving and we were totally shocked!! We used to dine here every Thanksgiving they always had a beautiful tree up, there were Christmas lights all over the grounds, this year nothing!! The furniture has been changed, does not reflect the ambiance and charm it once had!! Won’t go back, the piano player was great, but the bar leaves much to be desired, our waitress was super nice and she was the best part of our time there. The food was just ok, nothing special.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food was not the best. I ordered chicken curry and it was overly soaked with curry. The dessert, crème brûlée, was watery and clearly it was made from a box and not fresh ingredients.
  9. DP

    DanP

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always transports me back in time. I love the atmosphere and ambiance. At night you can't see the river but you know it's there and the small decorative lights outside on the patio make it cozy. The building is very old so it is a bit drafty on by the windows, just bring a sweater and enjoy a piece of history :-)
  10. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good food. Didn’t acknowledge my wife’s birthday that I wrote in the open table comments section. Everyone had a jacket on because it was so cold in the dining area.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 26, 2022Hello Scott. My apologies for the birthday mishap. we hope to see you again soon to make up for it.

  11. x

    xxxchipxxx

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We made a reservation at noon but we wanted to modify and asked if it's okay to arrive at 11:30 instead. We were told they are completely booked until noon so we decided to show up at 11:30 and wait until noon; however, the restaurant didn't open until 11:45 and we were the first customer! They didn't need to lie like that. They could tell us they don't open until 11:45 anyway. Food was good and waitress was wonderful, so I gave them 4 stars.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 26, 2022Frankly I am little puzzled. We open the restaurant for lunch at 11:30, therefore, no reason for anyone to tell you 11:45 opening time! My sincere apologies. We hope to see you back.

  12. DJ

    DanielJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I went on our honeymoon. Such a beautiful hotel and restaurant.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Much happiness.

  13. L

    Lena

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place to visit first time here celebrated a birthday. Food was good over all experience was great! One suggestion get the mussels they were so good !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I grew up in Hood River and the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Restaurant was where you went for a special night out. The location itself is still beautiful, the grounds could use a little work, the staff was friendly but the Menu completely lacked imagination and was wanting with the execution. The Lamb I had was cooked well, the potatoes were fine but I had the toughest asparagus of my life. My husband’s seafood pasta was worse. The scallops only existed on the menu, the clams were tiny and the sauce could have come out of a bottle from Safeway. The prices were high for the quality of food. There are much better places to eat at more reasonable prices in Hood River, in-fact we had dessert at one of them, because dinner was so disappointing.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We hope you'll give us another try.

  15. RW

    RalphW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though some of the staff were new the service was excellent. We enjoyed two breakfasts and a dinner while staying at the hotel. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait too long for it.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022sounds like everything worked out great for you. thank you for sharing.

  16. JD

    JudyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the BEST breakfast. Cooked to perfection.

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022thank you

  17. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so fresh, delicious and heated appropriately. Our server was delightful and piano music in the distance...Perfect!

    Simon's Cliff HouseResponded on October 21, 2022Thank you

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch. Beautiful spot and gardens.
  19. R

    Reedrum

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was great, service was great, we did not like the lighting - they use a cool blue light in there as opposed to a warm gold or yellow light so it seems a bit stark. I was also surprised the decor was not in the theme or history of the house / period. So the modern fixtures and cool lighting in a classical 1920's house is a bit of a contrast. But that did not take away from the food or the service - it was just a bit odd is all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, the food was excellent and a beautiful view from our table.
  21. TF

    TerriF

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is outstanding and you can't beat the view. Be prepared for high prices and slow service but worth the wait because the view is stunning. Be sure to make reservations.
  22. MR

    MichaelR

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If you're staying at the hotel, this is a great dining choice. The menu has a nice variety of choices, prices are appropriate, and the food was delicious. The service was very personal, and the experience was memorable.
  23. AH

    AdamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. Very friendly staff. We had the mussels as an app and there were very good. They had a good wine selection. The seating arrangement was a little unusual. It wasn’t exactly clear where you were supposed to check in. There was a wedding going on while we were there so that may have had something to do with it. Our food was good. My lamb was cooked perfectly. Salmon was slightly over cooked. We enjoyed an after dinner drink and cheesecake that was very good.
  24. ML

    MelisaL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful start to finish Our server Ian was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor Great experience
  25. G

    Gwesty2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    uninspiring, overcooked food in a very quiet room
  26. N

    Nanou

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful meal and our server Ian was very helpful and attentive.
  27. JG

    JudgeGray

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant when visiting Hood River—excellent food, great service, beautiful setting! Always a “special occasion” when dining here!
  28. MK

    MikeK

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding and the view of the Columbia river was simply beautiful.
  29. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spectacular view of the Columbia River, well maintained grounds that create a calm and natural dining experience. Drinks were fabulous and the food was good, the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The entree was tasty and the portions above average in size which was a huge plus for my husband. The staff were friendly, professional, and accommodating with a smile.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service and breakfast was delicious!
  31. CI

    ChemicalIntelligencer

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Gourmet entrees return to the best dining venue in Oregon.
  32. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful historic hotel. Gorgeous views from the dining area of the Gorge. Food and service excellent.
  33. AW

    AllysonW

    Anchorage

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The positives, friendly staff from everyone we encountered. Our waiter was delightful. The setting in an historic hotel right on the Columbia River was exceptional. My lamb was perfectly cooked. The negatives, when we walked through the ballroom area of the restaurant to be seated, several of the tables were missing tablecloths which distracted from such an elegant setting. I had to ask for a napkin, the asparagus was overcooked, and my Caesar salad had two croutons. For a restaurant to provide a fine dining experience, attention to detail is important and was lacking. Thankfully, these shortcomings are easily remedied and would do justice to such a beautiful place.
  34. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were ten minutes early before the dining room was open. We were warmly welcomed anyway and seated at a river view window table. The wait staff was friendly and up beat and menus were quick to the table. The food came as we requested—I asked for the croissant to be left off my sandwich and the chef created a salad of the sandwich ingredients. Each meal was fresh, appetizing, and flavorful. A delightful luncheon for us all at Simon’s Cliff House.
  35. LT

    LindaT

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Had dinner and breakfast. Food very good. Service very inattentive
  36. ST

    ShannonT

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lights could have been dimmed more. Bright for a fine dinning restaurant. But overall it was great!
  37. DM

    DouglasM

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like Simon's Cliff House for a special lunch with friends or relatives visiting from out-of-state. The grounds, scenery, views, and the waterfall are all spectacular. The service and ambiance and food are always excellent. It is truly a special treat to come to Simon's Cliff House for a meal.
  38. DB

    DwaineB

    Portland

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Everyone was very friendly and trying their best, but it was apparent they are struggling to find experienced workers. Give them a few months and they will be up to a 5 star again.
  39. B

    Bert

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wine. Lovely service. Great view of the river. Pricey but lovely
  40. C

    Chad

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting at our window table and the food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Simon's Cliff House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 386-5426.

Simon's Cliff House is rated 4.5 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Simon's Cliff House

4000 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hood River

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Northwest, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Potter

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (541) 386-5426

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining spaces are best described as historic, charming and elegant. With a dramatic clifftop setting in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, many of our areas overlook the beautiful Columbia River and our own 208-ft. Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall.

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Salata: (866) 650-7138

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