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Bridgewater Bistro

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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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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11:30 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, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Good food, great service, stylish space and wonderful location.....

Ate here after reading many positive reviews on TA and weren't disappointed. Good food, friendly service and a great location looking out over the water. Just down the pier from the Cannery Pier Hotel where we were staying so very convenient too. Definitely worth a visit if in Astoria but busy so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jo W
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Enumclaw, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and views were pleasant and nice. Nice list of items on the menu. The reuben sandwich was just ok. The meat was a bit dry and had a shredded texture. I enjoyed the entire cup of clam and mussel chowder, occassionally dunking my fresh buttered bread, but to me, its not really a clam chowder. Its more like... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here after reading many positive reviews on TA and weren't disappointed. Good food, friendly service and a great location looking out over the water. Just down the pier from the Cannery Pier Hotel where we were staying so very convenient too. Definitely worth a visit if in Astoria but busy so best to make a reservation although they will... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had Sunday brunch at the Bridewater Bistro and it was a great experience. The view is tremendous and the food was very good. The included muffins and lemon curd was a great way to start our meal, and the live musicians they had were excellent.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar, the place has great atmosphere, great food and ice cold beer. The service was quick without being rushed, and the seafood chowder was thick, tasty and plentiful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went here after bailing on anger place which had a long line. The interior was decorated in a chic light wood, the view of the bridge was excellent, and the fish and chips came promptly. Both the fish and the chips were crispy outside and moist inside, and the tartar sauce was great. Nice wine selections as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very nice space and view of the water. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was delightful and they had a robust wine list with a page full of Pinot Noir (the 2012 is supposed to especially good). The only down side is that the desserts are too small to share.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wow! I haven't had fishnchips since I was diagnosed w/celiac disease. Image my joy when I saw so many possibilities, all clearly marked on the menu😀. The cole slaw was delicious, with just enough red pepper flakes to make it zingy. And the dill tartar sauce went perfectly with both fish & slaw. Yum!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lunch - only request was for crispy bacon on the BLT. Came out totally limpy and the servers response was essentially that the chef was going to prep it their way. Too bad. The rest, tasty. The attitude, they can keep it but won't find us returning on our next run through!

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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I am very selective as to where I eat and most often I return home with at least one gripe whether it is service, noise, food quality, etc. Today I took my friend to lunch at the Bridgewater Bistro here in Astoria (we are locals). I had the wild salmon with aioli sauce, rice and a small coleslaw; my friend... More 

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Castlegar, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is one of those places you should make a reservation which we did but others that didn't had to wait. I had the New York medallions with a mushroom Demi glaze. Asked for medium rare but came as medium. Have come to expect this at most resteraunts.probably go back to ordering rare and getting medium rare. My brother in... 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

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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