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Celilo Restaurant & Bar

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16 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2310
+1 541-386-5710
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chef Ben Sten has made this restaurant into a destination, a reason to go to Hood River. Seasonal, locally sourced, all natural and served by an excellent and professional wait staff. You will not be disappointed.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to write a bad review. But our experience last night was not good. Even with it being New Years I wanted to give some lead way but I still walked away disappointed. We will start with the service it took 10 minutes or so to get a waiter to the table. We were not offered a wine selection... More 

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1 Thank Robert J
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Robert J for your feedback. We are truly sorry that you had a less than satisfactory time at Celilo. We strive to make every meal, every experience excellent and obviously we did not meet that criteria for you, on your visit. Every customer is important to us at Celilo and we will keep your criticism in mind, how... More 

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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan for a long time. Love the bar. Sometimes eat there 4 times a month. The past 3 times have been marginal. I like to dine out and hate to see a good spot slipping. Slow service while staff gab together, mixed up wine varietals, poorly prepared and presented plates of food. I hope they start paying... More 

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1 Thank Lisa R
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa R, We appreciate your feedback at Celilo Restaurant and are sorry if you had anything other than exemplary service and food choices. We are always looking to improve and keep everything at Celilo excellent, every day. Please feel free to come back soon, I think you will find that our service, wine choices and food are up to... More 

Edmonton, Australia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was a great surprise on a rainy day at noon: an interior that is textured with beautiful fabrics, colors, and muted lighting. This would be perfect a romantic dinner. Their lunch menu consists of imaginative salads, soups and populated with local seafood; if you go on a weekend there are also unique and mouthwatering combinations of burgers and sandwiches.... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks scuba86girl, Everyone at Celilo works hard to make sure your time here is as good at it can be. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back again for dinner and let us show you our superb evening fare. More 

Madison
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful menu that shine in the biggest cities! Farm to table ingredients . Great wines and skilled bartenders. If you don't have a reservation you might get lucky and sit at the bar. Chef butchers the meat and creates own sausages.

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Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much Wisconsincheese, we work hard at Celilo to bring you the best the area and the season has to offer. Glad you had an amazing visit and we hope you'll be back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious quiet anniversary dinner at this quaint restaurant. They have about extensive wine list and interesting food. The salmon was very tasty. The service was excellent.

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Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lisa K for taking the time to write a review. We value your input. Celilo Restaurant takes great pride in offering some of the best wines there are to offer, often local and source local food whenever possible. Please join us again anytime, or let us know if you're coming in for another special meal. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice dinner after a day on the road with an overnight stop in Hood River. We were warmly welcomed and had really well crafted cocktails at the bar during the short wait for a table. Our server was lovely and our dinner was really delicious. I'd be happy to return there anytime.

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Thank Ruth F
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Ruth F for joining us at Celilo Restaurant. We pride ourselves on great food and service, so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please stop by the next time you are in Hood River. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful salmon burger--not normally burger people but sure glad we tried this creation; generous greens with yellow tomato heirloom; jesus, dont miss the cauliflower soup!

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Thank Randy L
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Randy L, We are honored that you would choose Celilo Restaurant for your first meal in Hood River. We source all our produce locally and work with the farmers to grow some of the best vegetables out there. Please join us again whenever you're back in town. More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Six of us stopped in for Happy Hour while enjoying a weekend in Hood River. Very nice small plate appetizer selection for a good price. Really liked the clams and the house ground burger was excellent, with fresh cut fries. Bar staff was really fun. Enjoyed a couple of signature cocktails they made us. If you like beets- try the... More 

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Thank wbratt
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks wbratt, Glad you could enjoy our happy hour during our stay in Hood River. The beet infused gin martini is one of my favorites too. Please join us again the next time you are in Hood River. More 

Damascus
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Two gal pals and I celebrated a birthday dinner at Celilo recently. I had lunch several times previously, and this was my first time for dinner. Celilo didn't disappoint. Food is locally sourced when possible, fresh ingredients and a twist on the usual preparation is evident in all of the dishes we had. My mixed seafood entree was perfectly cooked... More 

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Thank Cheryl H
Ben S, Owner at Celilo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Cheryl H, We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Ever since we opened, we have made a point of sourcing local food and wines whenever possible. It's a great community here in the Columbia Gorge and the food we grow and raise here is world class. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Please join us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: +1 541-386-5710
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?