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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars, Cle Elum, WA

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.7
4.7
989 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Hello and thank you for choosing the Hoist House at Swiftwater Cellars, your ultimate destination for fine dining, great wine and exceptional service.
Please keep in mind that when you book an outdoor table, we will be unable to move your reservation inside as table availability is limited. We look forward to serving you soon and we appreciate your understanding!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (509) 674-6555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    We are able to do catering for home gatherings. Email info@swiftwatercellars.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our facility will service small, medium and large groups. Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking Rope Rider golf course. Crush Pad: this area is used for the first step in wine making. Our “Crush” area will service 30 - 75 guests. (During Covid we are not doing private dining)

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Comeree: (509) 852-7312

  • Neighborhood

    Cle Elum

  • Cross street

    Suncadia Trail

  • Parking details

    Swiftwater Cellars does not offer valet service, we have to parking lots with ample parking along with spots along the building. Please me mindful of areas that clearly state no parking, or fire lane.

  • Entertainment

    Swiftwater Cellars offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also check us out at www.swiftwatercellars.com for upcoming events at the winery.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 989 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East of Seattle

    Best Overall

  • East of Seattle

    Best Service

  • East of Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • East of Seattle

    Good for Groups

  • East of Seattle

    Healthy

  • East of Seattle

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East of Seattle

    Special Occasion

  • East of Seattle

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East of Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. NG

    NatashaG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selection of flatbreads, chicken confit dish was fantastic and wonderful selection of wines.
  2. DV

    DonnaV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Our servers were amazing. Delicious food and drinks.
  3. JB

    JayneB

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always had a great experience here but this time was the best. Trevor is an amazing waiter and made our evening one not to forget! Thanks for indulging us with our bourbon flights! Your recommendations were spot on!
  4. GD

    GailD

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. Loved the Martinis Food was excellent. The location is beautiful
  5. JS

    JeremyS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, nice atmosphere and the food was fantastic!
  6. JE

    JeffE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Will be back.
  7. M

    Marsha

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meals and our server. A beautiful spot for a special lunch or dinner!
  8. V

    Valentine

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice environment Some of the food a but overpriced for quality received
  9. F

    Freebird

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    got a great outdoor table on a surprisingly nice early evening. Terrific server. Tasty drinks, good salads (house and Caesar) and delicious Porterhouse Steak for 2. Not cheap, but nothing is anymore. Stayed for a drink in the bar afterwards, and got great service there as well
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On our way to graduation ceremony in Ellensburg. Stayed at the inn
  11. G

    Gigi

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia our server was lovely and a great server. Dinner was delicious.
  12. S

    Susan

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was absolutely the best! Friendly, kind and and they food was excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    In Eastern Washington for a golf vacation. Enjoyed an evening out to dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Great atmosphere. The chicken on my salad was a little dry but otherwise very good.
  15. CM

    ChristyM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice time. Will be coming back again……………..
  16. JB

    JoanieB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with friends!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great meal!
  18. AK

    AdrienneK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We have eaten here several times. I don’t know if it was because there was a wedding going on at the same time, but the food was pretty bad. The pizzas are fine. But my nicoise salad was completely unseasoned and tasted like nothing. Honestly, really underwhelming, especially for the price.
  19. m

    mefrenchguy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host and waiter were excellent. The atmosphere was just as good. And the view was amazing. We had wine and appetizers and really enjoyed ourselves.
  20. RM

    RMPSEA

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I've been to this restaurant several times pre-covid and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Sadly, quality has declined and we were disappointed with the the food. It was bland and unimaginative. Additionally, prices have gone up considerably beyond standard inflation. They have a captive audience where they're located, but I most like will not visit again. I can cook a much more interesting menu for a fraction of the cost. The only real highlight was the cinnamon old-fashioned. A must try.
  21. g

    greenkat

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service celebrating a birthday!
  22. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was excellent, everyone was very kind. Food was wonderful!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful, as usual. We always love our time at Swiftwater and the incredible staff that always makes you feel welcomed.
  24. B

    Bguckiran

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    They changed the floor and now it feels like a cheap cafeteria. I could have picked a closer location for cafeteria atmosphere. Food was good but nothing special to drive all the way from Olympic peninsula to suncadia
  25. S

    Smm76

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So I’m bummed they don’t carry the Poké anymore! that was my favorite! My favorite wine is the Chardonnay and the rosé! We Always get the best service ;) Sat at back patio and enjoyed the sun, perfect day!!!!!
  26. DW

    DanielW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    I went there to celebrate our anniversary and to try a different restaurant than driving to Seattle. My previous experience at Swiftwater was 8 years ago, and I don't know why I remembered being a bit more formal than the family restaurant ambiance I had this time. There was a wedding, so main salon was closed, so we ended up getting our table at the loft area, in front of the bar, in those high tables not really designed for a dinner. We felt way overdress for the crowd and I wish when we made reservations someone would tell us the main part of the restaurant was closed. The food itself was great, no complains there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the delicious French Dip. Our waitress was pleasant and very kind always attentive but not too much. Always a wonderful time at the Swiftwater at Suncadia especially bringing a close friend with me to experience the joy that I experience every time I’m there.
  28. L

    Liti

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We have been coming here for several years. Unfortunately, we have seen a decline in quality of food and drink quality. The atmosphere is pleasant and cozy and the service is always friendly. The servers are prompt but the bartenders are slow and the drinks not worth what they are charging. The food is always good but the menu limited and no indication when the lunch, dinner, or all-day menu is in effect. Not sure we will be back anytime soon.
  29. DM

    DonnaM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Menu was fall menu 2021. They used to change seasonally. Not much choice. No bacon available for cheeseburger. Server seemed to disappear after food was delivered. All in all not our past experience with the restaurant. I hear the chef is fairly new about a year) but doubt we’ll go back very often. Past 2 dining experiences have been sub par.
  30. LV

    LizVacca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. We ordered the Steelhead and it was cooked to perfection
  31. KD

    KennyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, waiter had good knowledge of food, great drinks, definitely worth going.
  32. c

    californiagirl

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would be great if they had more specials or added items to the menu. It is so limited when we eat there all the time .
  33. MG

    MichelleG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner here. The wine was very good and the service was fantastic!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch!
  35. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The negative is that it's noisy but because of the way its built I don't know if that can be changed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. It was all excellent.
  37. RG

    RayG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Marsala, Porterhouse, Steelhead and Caesar salads were all excellent. It is spendy, however, great for a special occasion.
  38. TJ

    TenealJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jason was awesome!
  39. AJ

    AhrenJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding wine in a cozy and beautiful setting. Food and dessert are good, and a good value if you're a black diamond member
  40. DA

    DAve

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Good food, service was lacking. Our waitress didn’t provide timely service. Another waiter delivered water and utensils. After quite a wait we have her our order. After our food was ordered and served she stopped by to ask if everything was good and then didn’t see her again for over an hour (this would be fine but we waited about 30 minutes after we finished our food/drinks for her return). Another waiter brought a box for leftovers and later the hostess brought our check. Only after we had paid did the waitress stop by again. It was ridiculous watching her sit down at other tables and holding dogs while we simply wanted to pay and leave. I wouldn’t be shocked if other customers gave up and left before a check arrived. It also appeared the owner and the manager had no interest in customer service. The owner sat on a couch and watched TV while the manager was sinking around on his laptop. It was sad that such a good meal and ambiance was hampered by lack of service. For the price of meals here I expect more impeccable service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars is rated 4.7 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Google Map for Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

301 Rope Rider Drive Cle Elum, WA 98922

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Suncadia Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Cle Elum

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Swiftwater Cellars does not offer valet service, we have to parking lots with ample parking along with spots along the building. Please me mindful of areas that clearly state no parking, or fire lane.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Swiftwater Cellars offers live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also check us out at www.swiftwatercellars.com for upcoming events at the winery.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (509) 674-6555

  • Catering

    We are able to do catering for home gatherings. Email info@swiftwatercellars.com

  • Private party facilities

    Our facility will service small, medium and large groups. Our private dining room ‘s elegant setting overlooking Rope Rider golf course. Crush Pad: this area is used for the first step in wine making. Our “Crush” area will service 30 - 75 guests. (During Covid we are not doing private dining)

  • Private party contact

    Emilee Comeree: (509) 852-7312

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