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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

16 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2310
541-386-5710
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Ranked #3 of 105 restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Tacoma
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The sun beats down, the wind howls up the gorge, the streetscapes recall settlers with wagons -- and in Celilo Grill all is elegant, cool, with a varied menu, good food, reasonable prices and excellent service. Who turn out to be willing helpers in solving our tourist problems. I would return.

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Portland, OR
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We always eat here when in town for dinner and want something a little nicer than pub food. The atmosphere is relaxed and quite pleasant in the nice weather when the front walls are open. The food is simply prepared and delicious using local ingredients. Great wine list.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stopped for lunch on our way through, and we very pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and the decor was very up beat. The best Jerusalem Artichoke Soup I have ever eaten. It was terrific. I would make this place a habit it I lived in Hood River.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there a couple of times--both times, the food was delicious, and interesting. Good service and a lovely ambience!

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White Salmon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The ambience here is truly delightful. Not so the food, or the prices. My wife and I were here with a group of friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. Our first experience and our last at this restaurant. While we applaud the use of local ingredients and support of our local growers (we are local) we find it difficult... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great food, inventive mix of ingredients without being too gastronomically clever. Locally sourced ingredients when possible. Ambiance is great - nicely appointed dining room - not too loud, not too stuffy - made you want to linger. The bar area is lively and inviting as well.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words, Kris - sourcing our ingredients locally is so important to us, we are glad to know our guests care about it as well. Thanks! More

Seattle, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and excellent food. I've attached photos. We were very happy with our experience and will return again when we return. Our server took extensive time to explain the menu and again described each dish on delivery. The photo is of the roasted duck with wild rice and tart cherries. We also had the pork, grilled oyster salad and... More

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

Thank you so much! More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The food was mediocre at best. The service was absolute sheit. I watched as people who were seated at least ten minutes after us were served at minimum ten to fifteen minutes before us. I make every attempt to give the benefit of the doubt. Our order was taken by a woman that after she took our order was never... More

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

Thank you so much for the feedback. We are really concerned that you had this experience, it is definitely not what we are striving for. It would be so helpful to us to know what day and approximate time your visit occurred. We have a staff meeting today and we will definitely discuss your review and see where we went... More

Tigard, Oregon
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197 reviews 197 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were wandering around Hood River and came upon this gem. Had not eaten here before, but menu was enticing. Both had the pappardelle which was house made pasta with lamb, squash and herbs topped with their own ricotta cheese and it was excellent. We topped off the meal with a fresh fruit tart, which is made on the premises.... More

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

Wonderful! Thank you for the kind words and yes, please do come again! More

Whistler, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I recently ate at Celilo. The place is very nice and the staff was great. I had the roast pork. It was very tasty. After dinner I ordered a drink called a "new fashioned". Normally I would have a scotch or bourbon but the waiter suggested I try it. I recommend it to any whiskey drinkers. They used a local... More

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