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Bridgewater Bistro

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American, Fish & Chips, 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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, 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
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 61
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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
Just as good as we hoped for

....after reading the reviews. Beautiful space, great service. Our choices of food were prepared perfectly. Would definitely recommend. Also enjoyed the artwork and the small shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

....after reading the reviews. Beautiful space, great service. Our choices of food were prepared perfectly. Would definitely recommend. Also enjoyed the artwork and the small shop.

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The menu was filled with imaginative choices. The crab, oysters and smoked salmon appetizers were terrific. We mopped the plates clean with delicious bread. The setting on the Columbia River with passing ships has no contenders.

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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Food, Service and View...I'd go back in a heartbeat! We enjoyed soup of the day, salad, calamari, and homemade vanilla ice cream w/lemon ice cream infused...unreal!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading wonderful reviews in Oregon Winepress and Wine Spectator we thought we would try The Bridgewater Bistro. This was definitely the right choice. We had a nice table on the main floor by the windows overlooking the river. It was a perfect place to watch a beautiful sunset. I started my meal with their creamy tomato clam and mussel... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited Bridgewater Bistro for Sunday brunch at the recommendation of a local...there wasn't a single thing to criticize about our experience. It's a beautiful place with gorgeous views of the river and bridge...but the highlights were the food and service. Our waiter was friendly (but not too friendly), knowledgeable about the history of the building, and he knew exactly... More 

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Burnaby BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The ambience!! The service!! Definitely the battered fish and chips! Will definitely eat there next time as well. I also has a very superb menu with a good variety of seafood and steaks.

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Davis, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way to Seaview, and were pleasantly surprised. They have a nice menu with a lot of variety, including half sandwiches which can be paired with soup or salad. We split a salad, soup and salmon sandwich. Everything was delicious. The salad and soup were both large enough to split, however the... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were looking for a nice place for dinner that was on the Columbia River. We stumbled upon this place when walking the riverside trail. It is located in a remodeled warehouse and fronts on the River near the Astoria-Megler bridge. Water traffic is part of the "entertainment". Service is timely and food choices are varied. Food is well prepared... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stumbled upon Bridgewater Bistro by accident; stopping in Astoria on the way down to Newport. After driving from Seattle for my birthday weekend, we had been in the car too long and were hungry, so we looked up reviews of some local eateries. We chose wisely! The restaurant is right on the river and has a great view of... More 

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Mendocino, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was so pleasantly surprised that Astoria had such a fine restaurant. Lunch was outstanding even though it was only a 1/2 Ruben and cup of chowder. Both were excellent. Others had a burger and salmon sandwich. Each sandwich was carefully designed by the chef to offer an extra-special taste. Everyone was happy. The desserts were a real treat. For... 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
  • 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, Outdoor seating, 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
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?