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Bridgewater Bistro

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20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103 (Industry)
Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
+1 503-325-6777
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Enjoy Pacific Northwest casual and fine dining in a beautifully-restored...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing soup!

Their Hungarian mushroom dill soup is amazing. I love a cup of it with a half asiago grilled chicken salad sandwich. if you go with a bowl of the soup it is a very generous sized bowl. Located right on the Columbia River shore!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their Hungarian mushroom dill soup is amazing. I love a cup of it with a half asiago grilled chicken salad sandwich. if you go with a bowl of the soup it is a very generous sized bowl. Located right on the Columbia River shore!

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Thank OregonScooter
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great meal, very accommodating for my allergies. Tasty w out being overly done. Great local wines and cocktail options. Leave room for desert. Make reservations.

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Thank TravelKats1234
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is quite expensive so you must be aware of that. Everything is separate which adds to the expense. The food WAS good though and the service was great! The view is nice as well, the wine was good. Try it out. They also have brunch starting at 11:30.

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Thank teri1352
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night. We enjoyed it. the view from this place is wonderful if you go during daylight. It is on the water's edge and very close to the bridge to Washington. There is an upstairs that has tables with white table clothes, but we were seated on the main level. Wooden tables, wood floors, high celling, and... More 

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Thank Beenthere1950
Portland
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for that special place to close 2015, we decided for the Bridgewater Bistro for its reputation and location. It was a very busy evening with life music at the bistro. Seating was prompt at the time of the reservation with the promised sea view. Bridgewater's wine list is long and the knowledgeable staff will help to find the perfect... More 

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Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your New Year's Eve dining experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed most of our food, our wine selections and your waitresses' service, but very sorry your main course left so much to be desired. If you will e-mail me directly (tony@bridgewaterbistro.com) with a mailing address, I would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding selection of local brews, caution they can sneak up on you. Great food with good service. Can't go wrong.

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Thank Owen J
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view and their salmon was very fresh. I also enjoyed their bread. Good wine selection with a lot of local wine.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in because of the proximity to the Astoria bridge. Weren' t we surprised when we found the food was good and the service was excellent. We recommend the Bistro very much. The plus is a beautiful view.

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Thank John B
Astoria oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and relaxing views of the Columbia River to Washington shores. Sophisticated mixture of fine hardwood floors, industrial old Astoria cannery and modern updated decorator touches to complete the on the water experience. Good food, good friendly hospitable service. Very nicely executed.

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Thank Journeyman644
Ocean Park, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We love this Bistro for the ambiance and especially the food. The service is always prompt and served with a smile. Yesterday 8 of us arrived for Brunch. Diane was our server and she made our day. So witty, friendly and efficient. We were served almost immediately and were treated to a very good pianp player close to our table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103
    (Industry)
  • Public Transportation: Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-325-6777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Soups, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?