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Hoist House Restaurant at Swiftwater Cellars

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum, WA 98922 (Suncadia Drive)
+1 509-674-6555
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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284 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch while traveling through. We had the salmon sandwich and a glass of wine. Great wine and great food. Service was good.

Thank Jessie S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Drive from Issaquah was brutal with rain/snow and lots of it. Get to Swiftwater...sunny, beautiful, rainbow, good food, great service (thank you, Hannah!) and lovely atmosphere. If you are anywhere near here...visit. It will not disappoint. Wines, and service are spectacular! Linda Trotter, rocks.

Thank Robert D
North Dakota
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We dined here on a Friday night. Our group had dinner reservations. This place was Amazing!!! The food was SO Good and the wine was also Amazing! We had No 10 wine and another cab that I don't remember the name of. I had their cedar plank salmon. It was a HUGE portion and was out of this world delicious!!... More 

Thank Carlene M
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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284 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Must go! Make a reservation! Wines were fabulous. Steelhead entree was to die for...yum! My husband and I split the half entree. Nice atmosphere.

1 Thank Jessie S
Spokane, Washington, United States
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

A fun atmosphere...great bar, view, food. Had dinner there on December 30, 2015. Server (Jaimie) was incredible. A very busy night and she still found time to make regular visits to our table and engage in personal conversations.

Thank NWTravel023113
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Swift water has good food, maybe even better than Portals, and it has a very good selection of wine. Service is very good also. They also have outdoor concerts in the summer, which are usually cover bands and are very good.

Thank angelynaugust
Cle Elum, Washington
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166 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This was my 3rd trip to the restaurant. I live locally and try to use as many local establishments as possible, but our choice in the area is limited. The good stuff. Our waiter was wonderful and service was excellent! It is a beautiful restaurant with a very good vibe, but this is where the good ends! We travel for... More 

Thank ScottishDreamTours
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

One word sums of our evening and experience at Hoist House.....Perfect. We met some friends celebrating their birthday and anniversary for wine tasting and then dinner. The service was on point from the Cellar to dinner and they never missed a beat. Suggestions from their happy hour, their knowledge of the menu or wines, and their service was impeccable. I... More 

Thank Shannon M
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Walking into this building is warm, happy, and beautiful. I'm very fond of their upper tier wines. There's no place I'd rather be than sitting at one of the firepits on a beautiful day. The owners have done an outstanding job with the structure, the wine, and the warmest of welcomes. I don't understand why they haven't brought on a... More 

Thank jodimaca
dana point
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is our second time to this restaurant and both times, we had an amazing meal and service. They do an excellent job with fish. This time my husband and I shared the 32 oz steelhead. Sounds like a lot, but wasn't. My friend had the sea bass and wouldn't share, because it was so good. Service is always excellent,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum, WA 98922
    (Suncadia Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Cle Elum
  • Phone Number: +1 509-674-6555
Swiftwater Cellars is nestled on the historic Roslyn No. 9 Coal Mine in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Its unique location within a renowned resort makes it a destination within a destination offering premium Swiftwater Cellars’ wines and Pacific Northwest cuisine, mountain outlooks, championship golf and private dark sky observation. Swiftwater Cellars is the focal point of Northwest living with European style. It provides you with a natural sense of mountain elegance and is ideal for weddings or private parties, a venue to reinvent the team spirit of your business or simply, a home away from home to renew in the comforts of fresh air and outdoor activities. Swiftwater Cellars saddles the Cascade Mountains along the Interstate 90 corridor being the ideal location for a quick one hour plus drive from Seattle or the place to stop on the way to the other side of the state. The Swiftwater family looks forward to your visit and we ensure you and your guests the opportunity to take part in all the Northwest has to offer.

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