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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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Hoodsport, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great food and atmosphere. Menu was varied, but leaned toward NW seafood. Service was prompt and courteous.

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Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff who knows their food and drinks. Interesting decor and great waterfront views. The menu is original and imaginative. It's a showcase for great local products. We had a selection of seafood and vegetarian appetizers with some tasty wine and local beer. Be sure to check out the history of the building. The brown pelican is a statue!

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Wilsonville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's tough to go wrong at the Bridgewater. We've dined there ~ a dozen times over the years for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, and it's always been very good. It's right on waterfront, but it does not follow the general rule of food quality being inversely proportional to view. Full wine list and very well-stocked bar (including a full... More

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WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We make every effort to offer consistently great food and service, and we really appreciate hearing from frequent guests like yourselves that we are doing a good job. We look forward to seeing you again soon--and I (with my dessert baker hat on) expect you to leave room for one of our small desserts! We... More

Gearhart, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Bridgewater Bistro is the best. We kept hearing about this place and since we were in Astoria we decided to try it out. THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!! I had the mushroom and dill soup and it was wonderful and I also had the dinner salad. Very fresh and was just the right portion. My husband had the burger with cheese... More

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WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in for lunch, and for taking the time to write. I'm so sorry that you weren't greeted at the door when you arrived, but glad that your experience was a good one once you found yourselves at a table! Our hostess was puzzled that she missed you at the door, but she'll redouble her efforts... More

Carthage, IL
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has lovely views over the Columbia River and has nice atmosphere with good service. There are affordable as well as higher-priced items on the menu. I'm sure my teenagers will remember this meal with a view for a long time.

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Peoria, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was our second favorite dinner on our seven day Oregon seacoast trip. Dined here July 2, 2014. Great atmosphere and view and excellent food! We started with soup - my wife had Hungarian Mushroom Dill and I had the Clam and Mussel Chowder. We shared tastes - both were excellent. We had also ordered the House-Smoked Salmon and Brie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went here looking for a nice lunch and we're glad we did. Sandwich tasted amazing. After reading the desert menu we decided to come back later that evening and get desert. The best thing we did in Astoria period. The habenero cheese cake was to die for. Will go back every time we go through Astoria.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Recommended by our hotel which was nearby. Nice menu, good service and well prepared dishes. We had soups, salads and seafood and were very pleased with everything. Reasonably priced considering the quality, service and atmosphere. Much more than we expected.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had lunch & dinner. This is the best place in Astoria no question. The local, food & service is all a good restaurant should be. The owners are nice too!!

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Yakima, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First of all, if gluten free is your thing, this place has tons of selection. They even had gluten free fish and chips! We had a large party (5 adults, 6 kids) for lunch and we were able to get in right away. The kids menu portions were very large, but pricey (8.50 for a hamburger and fries). Everyone really... More

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