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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
503-325-6777
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Ranked #7 of 81 restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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English first
Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's hard to find words to describe amazing things. This restaurant was so incredibly amazing. Just go there. I'll explain why. But regardless, just go. I was torn between choosing this place and Baked Alaska for our dressy night out in Astoria. (I really only wanted Baked Alaska for baked Alaska desert, which I didn't even know if they had.... More

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Astoria, OR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fantastic hand crafted cocktails made by the charming Mimi behind the bar & attentive, informed service by Jillian & Debbie on the floor. Great Team!

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Tigard, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After a great cruise on the Columbia River Eco Tours, we got back a little late and headed over to Bridgewater Bistro. We were the last seated and just about the only ones there, but the service was great, full of attention, and everything was very good. I will be back.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

we hadn't tried this restaurant yet while visiting astoria, and wanted to check it out. i had a heiniken, and my partner had a maker's mark and coke. we shared the smoked salmon and brie appetizer. i had the organic mixed greens and prawns, and my partner had the halibut cheek with veggies and rice. we hsared the chocolate silk... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As the previous reviewer stated, we have also followed the owners from the Shelbourne Inn and eaten with our families at Bridgewater several times. Our recent experience there was also terrible and the only redeeming factor was our server. Our kids have love the fondue so we ordered it as an appetizer. It was so infused with rosemary that our... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Love this place for the ambience and view of the Astoria bridge. The food is pretty good but not great.

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Mission, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have enjoyed great food at the Shelbourne Inn and then followed the owners to their new restaurant. Our last experience was less than optimum because service was terrible however we decided to give it another try. Lunch was just plain awful, my husband had the Fisherman's Sandwich and the salmon was overcooked on a very tiny piece of French... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were seated quickly at a window seat and ordered several items. The stars of the night were the anchovy boquerones and the gorgonzola burger. We had eaten several appetizers, salad, and soup by the time the burger came out, and I honestly thought I was just going to pack it up to go... I was not hungry any more.... More

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Kit Carson, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The cod fish and chips are the best we have ever eaten. Great service, nice restaurant, beautiful views.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the best gluten free food I've had in many years. Fish and chips were divine. The food is fresh with so many great dishes to choose from. Next time I will have the Mayan salad. I wanted to try one of their desserts but was too full. The service is great and I love the history of the... More

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