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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
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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Highland Park, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Now here's our experience. Being from Texas, we made reservations for our 4th of July weekend stay in Astoria. Reservations was made and confirmed on-line. Ann & Tony the owners were very punctual in email reservations. Our food and service was served excellent. This is the best restaurant option for a sleepy town of Astoria. The seafood selections was excellent... More

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clearwater, fl
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A lovely setting around the pier for a bustling restaurant. The food is good and the service was friendly. No Michelin stars were being one but the food was well prepared and the wine list is good. We at there twice and had decent meals both time.

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Astoria oregon
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698 reviews 698 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is comfortable and inviting modern restaurant under the grand Astoria Washington bridge with great menu choices. Seafood always tastes best when sitting on the dock over looking the river. This is an awesome and must do dining experience when visiting Astoria. Recommend? Yes. Return? Yes and frequently for both lunch and dinner.

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the seafood chowder, fish cakes, smoked tomato mac & cheese and watching the sunset. Really superb food!

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New York City, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In addition to the view and the great atmosphere, the food here makes it an excellent choice. I had the Poisson St. Jaques and it was one of the finest dishes I've ever had. For desert, the flour-less chocolate cake is divine. The have an excellent assortment of beers, ciders and a good wine list. Quite likely the best restaurant... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended the Bistro for lunch the day we arrived and we were pleased with the food and ambiance so arranged to come back with friends for dinner the next night. The food is very good and best of all everything on the menu can be made gluten free! What a treat to be able to order g-f fish... More

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Marietta, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here recently with my wife while passing through Astoria on the way to the coast. The restaurant has a beautiful and fresh atmosphere with great views of the river and Astoria bridge. The service was excellent. My wife was a little disappointed with her hamburger which was a little small and overcooked but the fish and chips was... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We at here at sunset so we had a beautiful show outside for a moment. Our meals were excellent and the service was just as good. Their desserts however were so disappointing. We had the habenero cheesecake, layered lemon cake with choc icing and a cobbler. The cheesecake literally made us cry and grab our waters when the waitress said... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your overall experience of our restaurant. We are sorry, however, you did not enjoy your desserts. Some member of our service staff has obviously not tried the cheesecake, as it has never been mild (habaneros just aren't!). I have posted your review so the servers are clear about what to tell our guests. We hope you... More

Portland, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is well located--just under the Astoria bridge near the river. Good selection of food on the menu with reasonable prices. They even let dogs sit with you on the patio.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent dining. Great food. I especially enjoyed lunch there. excellent hamburgers and sandwiches. An awesome view of the Columbia river.

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