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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars, Cle Elum, WA

Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

4.7
4.7
1096 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

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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 1,096 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Northwest

  • East of Seattle

    Best Overall

  • East of Seattle

    Best Food

  • East of Seattle

    Best Service

  • East of Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • East of Seattle

    Good for Groups

  • East of Seattle

    Great for Lunch

  • East of Seattle

    Notable Wine List

  • East of Seattle

    Romantic

  • East of Seattle

    Special Occasion

  • East of Seattle

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • East of Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place! Always delicious and amazing drinks or wine.
  2. DB

    DebbieB

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food!
  3. m

    mykris10

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are here for a friend’s wedding. While everyone else was at a rehearsal dinner elsewhere, we spoiled ourselves at Hoist! It was amazing!! Joel rocks!!
  4. K

    Kathy

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky us!! Our family group had lunch on the first day of the new menu! Everything was yummy and the new drink names are very clever!
  5. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very good experience at Swiftwater! Our family enjoys the yummy food and the service was amazing!
  6. TB

    TrishB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did a Ladies Night at Swiftwater’s Hoist House and we had so much fun!! The atmosphere and the staff were fabulous as always!! Hoist House is hands down is my favorite restaurant in the Cle Elum area!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and food as always. Very good portions for the price. The steelhead never fails to amaze!
  8. TS

    TravisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our server Joel was spectacular. Food was good but we missed having our favorite dessert. BRING BACK THE BUTTER CAKE DESSERT!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so kind and did a great job. We were sat on the couch in front of the fireplace during the Seahawks game and we really enjoyed our experience. We will definitely go out of our way to visit House House again!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  11. UP

    UncleP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very helpful, the food we ordered were must orders, the veggie ravioli and the truffle Mac and cheese, you can’t order those anywhere else. I would recommend to anyone Thank you
  12. KW

    KimW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still our favorite go to for many reasons. Service, atmosphere, food and wine Never lets us down, over the top!
  13. KO

    KevinO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Olivia did a great job. Our food was excellent, the special was outstanding. Our guests had not been and loved the experience. You can tell it’s well managed.
  14. MH

    MelissaH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and always a great night here. Special occasion dinner this time and the only disappointment in the evening was that the table couldn't be decorated fir the big event (I was told when I booked that I could bring confetti, but when we arrived the manager said confetti was too messy). Most notable: We had 5 tenderloin orders and EVERY SINGLE order was cooked to absolute perfection!
  15. MB

    MarkB

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant was loud. There was a fly buzzing around our table. But food, service and ambiance were 5 out of 5
  16. SH

    SammyH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Server was rude and overbearing which colored our experience. Very noisy so not he place for an intimate dinner. Recommend the steelhead as the best value for the $$
  17. JH

    JoyH

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parking outside was very challenging! Definitely room for improvement there! Curious as to why in late October they were still using a “summer” menu? Was looking for those fall vegetables! Shared the Caesar salad and steelhead and was very impressed! Our server Joel was very friendly and attentive!
  18. CN

    ChadN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Great ambiance. Very relaxed atmosphere for a 5 star restaurant. Not too noisy, not too quiet. Great restaurant
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch today and it was delicious!! We both had prawn cocktail. Big fresh juicy prawns. Then I had a steak flatbread and my husband had the kobe burger. Both meals were outstanding. We finished off with tiramisu and New York cheesecake. Our server ,Trevor was great. Attentive and very personable. It was an all round great experience
  20. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Joel, was fantastic! Helped walk us through the menu and made great wine recommendations. My wife had the pork chop and I had the sea bass succotash. Both were delicious! We will be back, and will request to have Joel again
  21. NG

    NicoleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible evening! The food, the wine and the ambiance far exceeded my expectations. I was dining solo and it still exceeded every expectation.
  22. JB

    JessicaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great service and yummy food.
  23. j

    janw

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome waitress, very personable. Sat outside with heaters and lingered a bit for the Mariner game. Drink prices seemed fair but the food prices were high. We settled for flatbread and salad.
  24. KM

    KikiM

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Took 15 minutes for someone to greet us. Otherwise underwhelming for price. We are used to much better service
  25. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Wonderful wine. Great views. Only wish they were open 7 days a week and had a location closer to Seattle!
  26. JS

    JohnS

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but over priced. Strange comment by hostess
  27. B

    Boobear

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside, on a beautiful evening and enjoyed wine flights and excellent flatbread pizzas. The steakhouse one was great but the grape prosciutto flatbread was exceptional and so unique. Very creamy with Brie then the saltiness of the prosciutto, combined with the sweetness of the grapes. Great way to relax with friends. Also shoutout to our server for friendly and efficient service. Loved her!!
  28. L

    Lana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've gone here for my birthday dinner for the past 3 years. It doesn't get better than this.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch this weekend, sat outside, and they turned on the heater overhead it was perfect. The special brie melt was also outstanding. We have come here many times, and it never fails to be a great experience.
  30. I

    Ironmonarch

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. F

    Francine

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an injoyable experience. Food was superb. We both had the Steelhead dinner. Over the top as far as taste! Highly recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff were very accommodating with my carnivore diet which required modification to their menu item. They were gracious and understanding. We were having lunch with old friends we had not seen in a while so had a lot to talk about. The wait staff were patient and did not hint that we had been there almost 3 hours, even though they were clearly cleaning up. A stellar team, thank you.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Definitely makes a difference with who is taking care of your table. We have a our favorites and on this occasion we had somebody not familiar with us. She checked on us very seldom.
  34. HR

    HopeR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely! Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and wait staff! Cannot get enough of the suncadia area!
  35. EV

    EricV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They did a great job of greeting us with birthday wish. Very nice. Would have been a nice touch to have a little candle on our dessert
  36. M

    Maria

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    while it took awhile to get the burgers - they were DELICIOUS! Worth the wait!!
  37. QA

    QADiner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We called to ask if we could add two to our reservation and were told there was no room, but when we arrived there was plenty of room, and tables for six, so our entire party could have been accommodated. Very strange. Had cocktails (fine), ordered our meals and started with charcuterie, and strangely huge starter salads. After finishing the starters and right before two meals came out, the waiter told us that the other two of us needed to pick new entrees as they had "run out" of what we ordered 30-40 minutes earlier. Never had that huge of a delay happen before saying need a new meal, not great. So, two of our group started eating their meals while we waited. A third meal (steelhead) arrived but the final meal took forever and wasn't ready until everyone else was almost finished as she insisted we not wait. We asked to order two meals to go for the people they said they couldn't accommodate and they couldn't do that either. Prices are sky high too, $100 plus dollar steaks and it isn't the Metropolitan Grill! We've gone to Swiftwater for a decade and enjoyed it, have had large hosted dinner there at times (planned in advance), but the current menu is less appealing, prices are incredibly high, and service is not great based on belatedly saying we needed new entrees. It was a disappointing experience and has been rough in other ways the last few visits.
  38. LS

    LindsayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and we loved everything!!! The staff was so nice and friendly and made you feel welcome!! 5 stars to the chef!!
  39. DC

    DotC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful retirement celebration with girlfriends . Would recommend the seasonal flight above the white flight . Red flight was also very good. Excellent food. Great service. We closed the restaurant down!!
  40. C

    Courtneyb

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, staff was friendly and accommodating

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 1096 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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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