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Bridgewater Bistro

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American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips
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20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221 (Industry)
Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
+1 503-325-6777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
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  • 29
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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
Most recent review
Yummy brunch

We had a river view table. I had the best grilled tuna sandwich that I have ever had! Their house clam with mussels with tomatoe and a touch of ginger was delicious. Service was good too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Karen N
,
Kennewick
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kennewick
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had a river view table. I had the best grilled tuna sandwich that I have ever had! Their house clam with mussels with tomatoe and a touch of ginger was delicious. Service was good too.

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Nice building. Service average. Food average. Pricy! Great if you are into gluten-free. Probably will try someplace new next time.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations on this visit and can only hope you will give us the benefit of a second chance to live up to our reputation, which our kitchen and service staff works very hard to maintain. If you will send me an e-mail... More 

Astoria, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant is designed to show off the amazing view of the Columbia River waterfront and provide a modern, relaxed approach to fine dining. The dishes are creative and beautifully prepared. I would suggest calling ahead for dinner to avoid a lengthy wait. You can usually grab a spot with little difficulty for the lunch service. In addition to the... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The catering of a friends memorial was top notch. All the food was presented well and was easy for everyone to get to. The Restrooms were very clean and the view was beautiful.

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Seaside, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My friends raved about the yummy food and gorgeous view at Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria! We loved everything we ordered, and we ordered a lot! However, my two favorites happen to be appetizers - the Dungeness Crab Cheesecake and the House-smoked Salmon and Brie. They're so yummy that I've been known to order them as my entree! Also, the river... More 

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Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Although the service was a bit spotty (we had 11 women at our table) the waitress was fun, friendly and helpful with suggestions. A couple of orders were mixed up, but that got straightened out soon enough. The selection of food was great. Lots of fish, salads as well as pastas. They accommodated us when we asked for separate checks... More 

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The hotel staff at Cannery Pier Hotel recommended this restaurant and we were happy that they did. The food, service and overall ambience of the restaurant was exceptional. My wife and I ordered the Blackmouth Salmon for dinner and enjoyed it very much. We couldn't resist ordering a few desserts because they sounded so delicious and we were not disappointed.

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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were staying at the Inn at Skamokawa Landing and wanted a fine dining experience in a restaurant with a gluten free menu. We found the Bridgewater Bistro online and discovered almost their entire menu was gluten free. It was a ferry ride and 30 minute drive away but well worth it! Lots of options and the food was delicious!... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had dinner here with friends; the restaurant had been recommended to me by another friend as well as the hotel where we stayed. Service is casual but competent, and the menu was very good in terms of diverse food and drink offerings, as were our meals.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
    (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
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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