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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

16 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2310
541-386-5710
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Ranked #10 of 112 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Celilo, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable future. Our menus feature Pacific Northwest cuisine made with fresh and local ingredients.We hope that you will join us in our dining room’s warm atmosphere, created by local artists and craftsmen.
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We shared an amazing dinner with an out of town guest. Each sip and bite were pure Oregon Bliss - from the ChamPear and local ale, to the bread, pear soup, skillet roasted mussels with fennel, baby back ribs, lamb two ways on baba ganouj, hanger steak, and hazelnut cake with ice cream). The pear soup - simple, subtle, and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Celilo on a gorgeous sunny evening in Hood River. We showed up half an hour early, but were seated to our table immediately. Service was exceptional the entire evening, the food well worthy of our celebration, and ambience artistic and casually elegant. I don't think you can get food of this caliber anywhere... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Passing through the Columbia River Gorge, we happened upon Hood River just as our tummies were telling us it was lunch time. We found this attractive little restaurant on a hill above the main part of the town and well away from the noise of the Interstate below. While not large, it did have a small outdoor eating area as... More

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Berkeley, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely dining room, great service, but at a late lunch after a long bike ride, the meal did not deliver as we hoped. What can go wrong with a locally smoked trout salad? the fish was exquisite, but for a main course, what amounted to less than 2 ounces of fish on a plate of greens left us disappointed and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

After reading lots of glowing reviews we expected much more. We called to reserve a table on a week night which was no problem to get. We were seated right away at a nice table by the window. Service was slow. When my daughter ordered a steak the waitress pointed out that the steak would take a while. Really? It's... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We tried eating tapas style with small plates, but they were all pretty average. The mushroom pasta was ho-hum, the steak-frites was just okay, and the mussels with cucumber in the sauce were creative, but a miss for me. I am especially bothered when offered a Caprese salad that doesn't have buffalo mozzarella, just cheaper bocconcini. Server was energetic and... More

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Warrington, UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had dinner at Celilo, having walked from the Best Western (about a mile). It's a great place, nice decor and good service. I had the burger which was really tasty. We would go again if we were in Hood River.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

During our last trip to Hood River we dined at Celilo's (August 14, 2014) and as always it was a wonderful experience. There were 4 of us and every course from the bread through to the desert was delicious, there was not a single weak point. We have eaten here several times before and have never been disappointed. Our server,... More

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york, pa
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176 reviews 176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This place has lots of potential. The service was great, the list of wines by the glass was varied. The salad that went with our sandwiches was simply amazing. The sweetest lettuce imaginable with a super light dressing. And my husband's turkey sandwich, with lots of turkey and bacon, was very good. But my salmon burger was burned to a... More

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Interestingly, during a chance visit to Hood River last week, the waitress in one restaurant clued us in to try Celilo - and when we did, we were very impressed! The restaurant is simply and tastefully appointed, the service was quite friendly, helpful and accommodating, and the food was simply outstanding. I had a banh mi with succulent slivers of... More

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Genevieve S, Public Relations Manager at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you came in! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Hood River. ~ Celilo More

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