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Bridgewater Bistro

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American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips
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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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Today
11:30 am - 8:30 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 29
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  • 21
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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
First time, a charm, second...not so much

We had dinner here both evenings of our stay in Astoria. Wonderful tables, both evenings, right rby the windows and an elevated booth. First night we shared a delicious salad with cranberries and feta, an appetizer of their crab cheesecake pie and an order of fish and chips. Our server was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Toadhollowtravellers
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PA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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PA
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here both evenings of our stay in Astoria. Wonderful tables, both evenings, right rby the windows and an elevated booth. First night we shared a delicious salad with cranberries and feta, an appetizer of their crab cheesecake pie and an order of fish and chips. Our server was excellent and knew the menu well. The second night... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We saw all the good reviews on Trip Advisor, so we decided to try it. It was clean. Nice atmosphere, and had a beautiful view of the boats coming in to port. The view of the bridge was awesome! NOW THE FOOD! Some things seemed a little pricey, so instead of the prime Rib ($30) I decided to try the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I can't use enough superlatives to describe our meal here in late May. Not only was the food perfect but the wait staff operated like a well oiled machine. I am so impressed! We had the clam and mussel chowder which was unusual and delicious. Then we had the fish and chips and seared ahi tuna. The fish and fries... More 

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Longview, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came into town and went there for early lunch. The food is all local and hand crafted. Is is absolutely delicious. It rivals restaurants in Portland. I loved their clam chowder. It is in a very convenient location and is very clean and open . Very good with many local choices of wine and meats. I highly recommend this... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We actually had reservations for a different restaurant for the second night of our recent visit to Astoria. But the Bridgewater Bistro was so good that we canned the other place and came back to Bridgewater a second night. For appetizers, we shared several of the small plates. All were excellent, particularly the steamed clams, Crab-scargot and Swedish meatballs. Entrees... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A great airy, clean look greats you as you enter the dining area which is capped off by a sitting area around a fireplace that can take a chill off on a cool, damp day. We were there for lunch - I would highly recommend the open faced salmon sandwich.

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Olympia, WA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The service was great, the menu is impressive, and the food was excellent! The wait person was flexible and allowed some substitutions, which is nice. Everything was great, but the desserts were amazing (and not too big)!

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Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were a group of five and we all ordered something different. All was absolutely terrific. We also loved our server. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. The Crab Cheesecake appetizer is a must.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate dinner here with our son, his fiancé, and her parents. We all had different menu items and each of us were thrilled with our dinner. I had fish and shrimp baked with mushrooms and a very light cream sauce. It was soooo delicious. Their wedding reception will be here in September. The owners met with us to discuss... More 

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monmouth, or
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm having withdrawals as the shoalwater burger was amazing. Great customer service and nice, clean atmosphere. Will defiantly be back!

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?