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Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar

501 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-436-0800
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Ranked #24 of 109 restaurants in Hood River
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bar, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Featuring an imported Italian wood fire oven, the cafe specializes in rustic and inventive pizzas, seasonal chef's entrees, hearty soups, a grilled burger and salmon, crispy wood-fired chicken and our famous Moroccan Beef Stew. The cafe also serves culinary-inspired cocktails, 11 rotating local microbrews, ciders and house wine on tap. Patio seating and kid's play area too!
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English first
Washington state
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I was a regular at Solstice before it moved across the river from Washington to Oregon, where the owners can take advantage of the tourist trade and a more affluent clientele. We Washingtonians were very sad to lose our favorite restaurant to "the beautiful people," and I stubbornly refused to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign that made the exit possible.... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Despite reading the reviews on service, my husband and I tried the Solstice. My pear salad was great but then we waited forever for the next dish. We had another appointment and asked about the dish and a server (we had three different ones) stated that there had been a mix up with the kitchen and it had gone to... More

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Solswoodfire, Owner at Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try. I am sorry that your experience was less than stellar. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I totally understand your frustration and will address it both with our management team and with the servers. Service has been a HUGE challenge for us in our new location- we have been immensely blessed by the support... More

White Salmon, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have recently visited Solstice twice in the past month. We have taken guests. The ambiance is wonderful. Upbeat, urban feel with the gorge in front of you. The first night we had the blueberry, arugula, fresh mozzarella pizza. AMAZING. That should be a regular during the blueberry season. Our second meal was as equally delicious. Both times we visited... More

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Washougal, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We recently met friends from out of town here for dinner. It was a Tuesday evening and we had a reservation for our party of 5, but they weren't ready for us when we arrived on time. We ended up standing up by the bar for 10-15 minutes while they rearranged tables, which wasn't horrible, but they neglected to serve... More

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Mpls.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

After a strenuous day of hiking, we were really hungry. We stumbled across Solstice while checking out the kite boarders across the street. It took a long time for the sever to take our order. Then it seemed that she kept forgetting what she was doing. Once the food arrived, it was delicious. We had margarita pizza and wood fire... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I chose Solstice based off of internet reviews and I am sad to say it didn't live up to its hype. We had a group of 6 and expected a wait because it was 8 pm on a Saturday in July. When we went to the host/hostess they looked like I had just asked them to perform brain surgery. It... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Hood River has some great food options and ultimately I am not sure this one will measure up over time. The site on the river front is nice and it can be a great place to hang out. But the pizza was pretty average. The place is fairly new and the location attracts a strong crowd. But they just seemed... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was such a great pizza. Everyone tried different ingredients and we all loved it. Great service and lots of good energy. Can't wait to go back!!!

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Hood River, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful Sunday night, seated right away as it seemed to be winding down. Was not greeted for over 5 min. Could of been longer, had great company and we had lots to talk about. A heavily tattooed server finally shows up to take our drink order, then disappears for awhile. We ordered the large crimini pizza, took forever to... More

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Mills River
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pizza was good, but eight of us spent half an hour trying to sort out our receipt, as our waitress said she'd divide the check after our meal rather than writing up separate checks. What a mess! Had us all write our names beside what we ordered on this tiny little ticket. Totally unnecessary and one party got charged twice... More

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