Introducing Executive Chef Kelley Cook

Basalt is proud to have Kelly Cook serve as our Executive Chef, and menu visionary. Cook studied at the acclaimed culinary arts program at South Seattle Community College and has been a longtime restaurateur with her husband in the Kittitas Valley for over 15 years. Cook combines local aptitude with high-end flair, developing a unique menu that tells the story of Ellenburg to travelers and locals alike.

Basalt is the blending of old and new, country and city, and simple yet unexpected. Located at the base of Hotel Windrow’s towering atrium lobby, Basalt is an extension of the reinvented Elks Lodge where the character of the historic building comes through in décor and an ethos that honors community and roots where everyone is welcome.
Basalt defines elevated Ellensburg dining that is perfect for a special occasion but casual enough for a weekday meal. The activity and energy set the tone, along with the friendly and down-to-earth service that recognizes neighbors by name. Hotel Windrow guests, locals and passers-through will be delighted by the unexpected quality of food and flavors, showcasing house-made artisanal breads and scratch desserts and the best steak in town. Pair any meal with our seasonal menu of craft cocktails and settle in where our small-town hospitality will ensure you are truly a guest at our table.

Basalt Restaurant

Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-8pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm-9pm

Top of the Burg Rooftop Deck

Friday – Saturday
3 – 8 p.m.


Interior of BASALT restaurant
Basalt Menu
Rooftop lounge furniture at Top of the Burg
Top of the Burg
Pulled pork slider with beans and mac n cheese
Back 40
Thanksgiving 2021 $51/adult, $25/children 12 and under
Christmas 2021 $59/adult, $27/children 12 and under

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Located inside Hotel Windrow, at 502 N. Main St. in historic Downtown Ellensburg.

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