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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
+1 503-325-6777
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Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $32
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Cuisines: American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Industry
Transit: Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
Description: Enjoy Pacific Northwest casual and fine dining in a beautifully-restored cannery boatyard on the Astoria riverfront, with full views of the impressive four-mile-long Astoria-Megler bridge and the busy Columbia River shipping channel. Eclectic menu of small plates, fish "n chips, gourmet burgers, house-made soups, salads, local seafood and fine regional meats. House-baked breads and desserts. 90% of menu available gluten-free (including desserts). Children's menu. Full view bar, regional beers on tap, 300+ wine list with regional focus (40 wines offered by the glass). Dog-friendly deck dining, weather permitting. View mezzanine level available for groups up to 55. Adjacent riverview banquet space can accommodate seating dining up to 225 with dance floor and bar. Retail wine and gift shop onsite. Open daily for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Happy hour 4-6 pm Monday-Friday. Local live jazz Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights; Sunday brunch. Dinner reservations advise
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a delicious dinner here as we were stopping in Astoria as part of a road trip. This restaurant was recommended by the hotel who made our reservation for us. Despite having a 7pm reservation, we weren't seated until 7.30pm. It was difficult to get anyone's attention to order wine and the food took quite a while to come.... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped in on a road trip and found this to be in a lovely location, right by the big bridge over the mouth of the Columbia River. The building is modern, with high ceilings, wood and glass. The food selection was quite inviting, and our choices were exactly to our taste.

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jtbldb
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Soup, salad and bread we're delish and the service was great. love the interior and ambiance. Unfortunately my dinner review will not be as stellar.. That's why I say ... go for lunch! You will love the chowder! My husband was happy with his burger as well.

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Anthony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us, but sorry your dinner experience was not as positive. If you are able to take a minute to e-mail us directly (dine@bridgewaterbistro.com) with more details, we would very much appreciate it and the opportunity to address whatever problems you encountered More

Falls Church, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice experience. The servers were very nice and knowledgable - especially nice to our young children. We had pasta and seafood - all very nice. They had a nice jazz guitar musician.

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California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

and very friendly and funny waitress. However the food was sub par and portion sizes are extremely small. Be sure to make reservations. We had called 30 mins prior and made reservations. Upon arriving, we were seating immediately. The restaurant was almost empty yet they were still making people without reservations wait for quite awhile. So in short-if you aren't... More

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Anthony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I'm very sorry you were not pleased with the quality and portion size of our food. We would appreciate it if you could find a moment to e-mail us directly (dine@bridgewaterbistro.com) with more detail about what you had and did not enjoy so that we can respond and address your... More

Louisiana
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187 reviews 187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Poisson St. Jacques had a delicious sauce, and the salmon was tender and perfect. However, the other fish was tough and hard to chew. The Bread Pudding is not pudding, it is a sweet roll with drizzle icing; good, but, not really bread pudding. The second night, I had spinach salad: perfect. smoked salmon pieces were (tough, as they... More

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Anthony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is very much appreciated and helpful. I have brought your comments to the kitchen's attention and the preparation of the Poisson dish and bread pudding will be reviewed. By the way, I was born and raised in Brazil, which may help explain why Caipirinhas are on our bar... More

British Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious and there were several gluten free options (two Celiac travellers, no contamination happened). The servers were very attentive and friendly. The view is spectacular. Nice atmosphere. All in all a great restaurant, especially if you want gluten free fish and chips!

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Food is delicious and very well presented. Service also very good and attentive. Views from the windows are spectacular.

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New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This place is big and busy but with good reason. The views are sensational, the history of the building is really interesting and the service is good. With all this, the food could be lacking. My meal was really good and the wine selection esa great. Highly recommended.

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Erie, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went for lunch after the guys got done salmon fishing. Everyone enjoyed their lunch and the dining room was all glass so you got great views. It felt very open. It also wasn't very noisy so you could hear each other talk. The server was great and very personable.

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