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Simon's at the Columbia Gorge Hotel

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4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-5428
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great way to celebrate!

On a trip to Hood River, my girlfriends and I stop by Simon's for lunch. Lunch was fabulous! The view was great from the dining room. One friend is gluten-intolerant and the staff was very helpful in pointing out the gluten-free options. She even checked the kitchen for any leftovers from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Emilie M
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Clackamas, Oregon
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended eating in the restaurant, and I'm glad he did! The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Our view was of the Columbia River. The portion of our sandwiches and fries was generous. In fact, we brought some back. The hotel is on the national registry for historic hotels, providing the atmosphere of a by-gone era. The Wah... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect food, perfect wine, and the best omelette we've ever had! Beautiful settings for all meals (different locations available around the hotel). Breakfast area had some of the original furniture so it felt as if you were walking back in time a bit. Great experience.

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Clackamas, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a trip to Hood River, my girlfriends and I stop by Simon's for lunch. Lunch was fabulous! The view was great from the dining room. One friend is gluten-intolerant and the staff was very helpful in pointing out the gluten-free options. She even checked the kitchen for any leftovers from breakfast. The Monte Cristo was wonderful - just enough... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We chose Simon's for our Valentine's dinner this year. Most of the staff was very warm and helpful. Our waitress, however, was distracted and never really connected. The location is beautiful, but not so much so after dark. I ordered shrimp which were okay, but the potato and vegetables that came with them were lukewarm at best. My wife ordered... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had a great fixed price lunch. Decent value, a ton of food. All delicious! Lovely views of the Columbia River Gorge while dining.

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lvoregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My mom and I were having a mother-daughter weekend and ate here for dinner. Although some would say the decor is "dated", for us it had character and charm that's hard to find in the exposed beams of modern dining. We were greeted by our host as soon as we entered, and due to Jon our waiter/server had a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a classic place to eat and was on our "must do" list. We were here for breakfast, and the food was fabulous (french toast, potatoes, fruit). No so great was the place itself - yes, I know it's old and classic, but you could fix the burned out light bulbs and dust occasionally (really dirty by the windows... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

While some hotel restaurants leave a lot to be desired, our dinner at Simon's was refreshing and scrumptious. The scallops were firm and nicely seasoned and sweet. The cedar planked steelhead was a treat to be enjoyed again. While the restaurant is located on the cliff overlooking the river which alone would attract guests the food is equally attractive and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our party went here for lunch. The hotel is impressive, with lovely 20's period wood work, paned windows, and an unbeatable view of the stunning Columbia River Gorge. We all had sandwiches, including a Reuben, Big Wind Burger, and a Monte Cristo. All were nicely prepared, not too large, and included really delicious sweet potato or garlic fries. As we... More 

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Chatham, NJ
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were traveling down the road at lunch time and just got off the road and stumbled on this restaurant. The view from the dining room was lovely. We ordered a Phillie cheese steak sandwich to share and a glass of wine. The sandwich although good was not the traditional Phillie cheese steak if you have been to Philadelphia and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: 541-387-5428

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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