We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bridgewater Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Fish & Chips, Tapas, Wine Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221 (Industry)
Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
+1 503-325-6777
Website
Add hours for Bridgewater Bistro and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
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
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 710 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 390
    Excellent
  • 209
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
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, but seriously, full price for drinks during Happy Hour?

This place has great promise. Great location right on the water with a good view, high ceilings and a promising menu. I guess it is a quibble, but we arrived too late for lunch and too early for dinner. No problem, Happy Hour starts at 4pm with a good assortment of small plates on offer and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
canadiancraftsman
,
kingsville ontario
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
Add Photo Write a Review

710 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
kingsville ontario
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This place has great promise. Great location right on the water with a good view, high ceilings and a promising menu. I guess it is a quibble, but we arrived too late for lunch and too early for dinner. No problem, Happy Hour starts at 4pm with a good assortment of small plates on offer and the expectation of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I have found the best fish and chips in the Northwest at Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria Oregon. Perfect preparation, complete understanding of how to deep fry food is made obvious by the very crisp thin coating of batter with no oil left on the fish. The chips are golden and crisp, free of oil, with soft fluffy potato inside. Worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hope, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We checked into the Best Western and asked for a recommendation for dinner. We got great reviews by the lady who checked us in. We could walk to this restaurant from our hotel, so we decided to go. This is a beautiful restaurant, on the water with great views of the Astoria Bridge. We didn't have reservations, but because it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redmond, Oregon
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Not sure why I only gave it a 4... maybe it deserves a 4.5?... but it didnt have that special thing that takes a restaurant over the top for me. Food was good but we didnt rave over it. Service was adequate but not sincerely welcoming. The place is large and loud and very full ....with perhaps too few servers?... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McMinnville, Oregon
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It’s disconcerting when the best thing about a restaurant is that it is within walking distant of your hotel. They’ve got a great, innovative menu, the place is beautiful, the wine list is amazing, but the execution of the food is one-dimensional. We were staying at the CPH, so it was an easy place to go for snacks, but over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a diamond hidden amongst the gems of Astoria! Everything about this place is amazing. Food, service, ambiance - the best!! I would suggest the pasta seafood medley. If you want some fries, try the lime aeoli dipping sauce!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Townsend, Washington
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

some reviewers talk of poor service here, but our server could not have been better. Imaginative menu of good food, and a huge wine list. And just a short walk from the Cannery Pier Hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed the experience we work hard to provide all of our guests every day. When our service (in the dining room or from the kitchen) occasionally flags, it is almost always due to our finding ourselves surprised by the number of customers that come in... More 

Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent food and wine pairings. I had calamari and a local salad, portions aren't huge but are satisfying. The ambiance is relaxed in a funky warehouse setting with a 2 story ceiling, thick wood plank flooring and a great view. There is a fun feature of a window in the floor with a skeleton holding a sign saying it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Promptly greeted and received friendly service throughout. The food delivery was slow likely due to quality cooking. The staff were knowledgeable and careful about food allergies. I had to wave down a server to order second drinks and the restaurant seemed under staffed. Piano player helped to provide pleasant ambiance. My teenagers and I were there 6-8pm and it was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edwards, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

....but for $30/plate I expected it to be exceptional. The talented piano player and the cool, ocean-themed paintings did make for good ambience, though. My boyfriend and I shared a cup of chowder and the smoky tomato Mac-n-cheese with crab (the best thing we ate in the meal) for an appetizer. For dinner I had the signature burger with bacon,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bridgewater Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Bridgewater Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Fish & Chips, Tapas, Wine Bar

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bridgewater Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?