Celilo Restaurant and Bar features a weekly menu of fresh ingredients, complimented by an extensive wine list that promotes locally grown and naturally raised products for a sustainable future. Located in downtown Hood River, Celilo regularly features farmer, winemaker, and special dinner events. Come taste the best of Oregon.
“ Not in our system”
We love Hood River, have been going there for 30 years, mostly the night before Thanksgiving on our way to Cannon Beach. We have enjoyed the ambiance and food at Celilo before our visit tonight so we were not prepared for our surprise tonight. We checked in with the hostess and told her we wanted cocktails and dessert. We enjoyed dessert and multiple cocktails to round out the evening. Three of the drinks we ordered were on the cocktail list but the last drink, a Smith and Kearns, which is crème de cocoa, cream and soda water was “ not in the system” so we were charged for a specialty cocktail for $14.00! When we asked our server ( who was fantastic) why she said it was a special order. So if you’re going to Celilo in Hood River and you don’t see your drink on the menu, ASK IF ITS IN THE SYSTEM or be prepared to overpay and have your night ruined
Excellent service, great enviroment
The servers were very attentive and professional. The tables inside had good space among them, so it was easier to walk between the tables, also you felt like you have your own pace and some privacy. The restaurant looked nice and pleasant. We were on a trip, had been to fine dining several days in a row. Maybe that was the reason we didn't feel the food was standing out, but the food was good.
Our server answered our numerous menu questions and made suggestions based on dietary restrictions. The food was delicious! The drinkers were refreshing and the dessert was a sweet treat. Definitely dine here, you won’t be sorry!
Still a favorite.
Service and cuisine were excellent, as always. Pork and salmon, yum. I will return often. It is a great place for locals and visitors.
A Near Perfect Experience
From the reservation process (they squeezed us in), to the ambiance — tranquil and elegant, with beautiful art by a local artist (Ellen Ditlerbrandt, who has since passed away) featuring trees, to our terrific waitress Lindsay, our experience started out flawlessly. Then the food came. The appetizer featured artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, watermelon radishes, and burrata cheese. Next, perhaps the best asparagus soup we have ever had, light and delicious. Then came the entrees. My wife’s loved her lamb. The dish’s included asparagus and an unusual presentation of chickpeas, apparently baked and then finished in an air fryer. My shiitake pasta was unexpected; not heavy, not light. Just right, and excellent. For me it’s difficult to find “really good” pasta. This was excellent. Finally, because their expresso machine wasn’t working, Lindsay made us pressed decaf coffee and went to the trouble of making the froth as well, which she put into two small creamers. Wow. We will be back every chance we get.