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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
+1 503-325-6777
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Ranked #4 of 83 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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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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214 reviews 214 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

On a rainy Monday evening I dined at this riverside restaurant. The restaurant is located in a hard-to-locate "Red Building" on the mouth of the Columbia River, a spectacular view, especially in daylight and during the summer months. The restaurant decor is quite attractive, with a very high ceiling, a loft, and an inviting fireplace. My soup of the day,... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When our first choice in Astoria was closed for the holidays we give the Bridgewater Bistro a try and were very glad to have found it. The location near the bridge and the Columbia River is a little difficult to find, but worth the effort. Mother-in-law raved about the deed fried oysters. Wife and I loved the fresh fish of... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just a short walk from the Holiday Inn Express, is this river front restaurant that serves fish entrees in the dead of winter. They are a little heavy on the sauces but palatable if a bit over salted and over priced. Stick with the appetizers which I found were just the right size for small eaters like myself. It's a... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This place lived up to it's reputation as a great gluten free place to eat. Everything was very tasteful and portions were good sized . Will go again when in Astoria.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food, the view, the service, the ambiance were all good! The location right by the mighty Columbia River is perfect for watching shore birds and river traffic. Outside dining in the summer would be great. The mushroom soup was delicious!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were here over the Thanksgiving week. Had stopped off in Astoria on way back to Seattle. We arrived for early dinner & though we had reservations, none were needed. The lady that served us was incredibly helpful. We were very interested in the history of the restaurant building and she brought books to the table. Because... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were the last people in on a rainy weeknight, just making the last seating. We were welcomed warmly, though, and shown to a window table right away. Our waitress was attentive without hovering, and she was entertaining and informative. My salad was a tangy mix of greens, and the house balsamic honey dressing was a good complement. The duck,... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Walking distance from an amazing place, Cannery Pier Hotel, this inviting restaurant fit the bill for an evening dinner. With an excellent and friendly staff, a warm and inviting holiday atmosphere, and a varied menu, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Brisk on a weekday, the meals were hearty, tasty, and representTive of the great Pacific Northwest. An excellent And enjoyable... More 

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Newberg, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a great place to go eat, great view, foods good and service, Love it always go when in Astoria

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Seattle
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is nicely located, with view of night lights in the evening. Overall it had a huge tall ceiling, very spacious feeling, but not particularly appealing to us. Waitresses were very slow. The food tasted good, but was lukewarm. Overpriced for what the experience was. Not likely to go back.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am very sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience. I have posted your response for our service and kitchen staff to review, as slow service and lukewarm warm are definitely not up to the standards to which we constantly strive. If you will e-mail me directly (tony@bridgewaterbistro.com)... More 

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Additional Information about Bridgewater Bistro

Address: 20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
Phone Number: +1 503-325-6777
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
Average Prices: USD 5 - 32
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips

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