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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
+1 503-325-6777
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Ranked #5 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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Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place due to atmosphere, staff, view, and delicious food. Had a nice romantic dinner with hubby, shared a bottle of Flying Fish merlot (how appropriate!), crab dip, and Poisson St Jacques. Afterwards, we took a walk on the nearby boardwalk through town.

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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful. They had a pianist playing when we arrived. The atmosphere for me made it a great experience. Our waiter was also fantastic. We ended up waiting close to an hour to get our food but the staff made sure we were compensated for that. The adult food was ok. My kids'... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the staff of the Holiday Inn Express, where we stayed, and it's just a short walk from the hotel. The pan fried oysters were the best I've ever eaten. The staff is wonderful, too.

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Larkspur
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Had lunch (fish and chips and pan fried oysters) both fantastic...had to repeat the place so for dinner tonight I had the salmon which I almost didn't order as I can eat salmon at home all the time, but this one was out of the ballpark...hubby ordered oyster shooters and a cheesecake with crab..wasn't very big but this was on... More

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Brenham, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went in for dinner without a reservation (highly recommend having one!) and ended up eating dinner at the bar. We opted for wine, appetizers and desert.....smoked salmon & brie, smoked gouda-roasted tomatoe mac-n-cheese and dinner salad with housemade raspberry-chocolate ice cream for dessert. Every morsel was mouth watering delicious! The barkeep (Natalie) was excellent as well, managing not only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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