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Bridgewater Bistro

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Spanish, 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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11:00 am - 9:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Pricey, but good view and food

We arrived on a Monday night at 7:30 PM and still had over an hour wait. Make reservations if you eat here! We spent the hour having drinks on the back patio which is on the water, the bridge going to Washington very nearby. The service was impeccable and food excellent, although very pricey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
travel627
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wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a Monday night at 7:30 PM and still had over an hour wait. Make reservations if you eat here! We spent the hour having drinks on the back patio which is on the water, the bridge going to Washington very nearby. The service was impeccable and food excellent, although very pricey. I had the salmon with a... More 

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Ocean Park, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Love this place!!!!Such ambience, art, music. Panoramic view of the Columbia and busy river traffic, barges, ships and Cruise Liners. Staff friendly and helpful. Fish & Chips beyond compare. Calamari also awesome. One of my favs is the Hungarian Dill soup. I get it every time. Fried artichoke hearts, Sweet potato fries. There Prime rib is the BEST. Once there... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our very large family group decided to gather here for dinner. The manager made it very clear that he was not happy with our impromptu decision and ever-growing numbers (ended up with 30 people) even though we made it clear that we were in no hurry and understood that we would not be seated/served immediately. The service and food were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals, and I apologize if I seemed unwelcoming by the last-minute arrival of your large group without reservations on a busy summer evening. I must admit to being a bit flustered as I tried to figure out how and where to accommodate your party, especially... More 

atlantic beach,fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, nice atmosphere in a restored riverfront warehouse. Service timely. Short wait for dinner.

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Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to go hear sort of last minute, not really knowing anything about Astoria. So took Trip Advisor recommendations (the good ones) and went with Bridgewater. Even though we had a stated 45-60 min wait, it was more like a little over 30. We waited in the bar with a drink in the meantime & chatted with another couple... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate there twice during our stay in Astoria and both lunch and dinner were delicious. The chowder is not to be missed. The menu is a nice mix and was hard to pick just one thing. I wish I could have gone back another time to taste the beet and quinoa salad. This is a great stop in Astoria,... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food (we ordered several small plates and shared) and wait staff. Try the savory crab cheesecake for a delicious treat. I took lots of photo's and enjoyed every moment. Right on the water with stunning views.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went in and the place was a little more high end than I was expecting but we decided to wait for a table and give it a go. It's the kind of place where you can go dressed up a bit or go more casual if that's your thing. Sat down to wait for a table and went up... More 

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Memphis, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I ate here during a visit to Astoria. The atmosphere was delightful and the view of the river was beautiful! We loved the friendly server and the fresh baked bread (we tried three different selections). I had s delicious clam pasta and my husband had a steak. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Spokane, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After last night's less than stellar dinner in Seaview, we were in Astoria and hoped to find a good lunch. It was after 1:00 so they weren't busy. We ate outside, a bit windy but still a beautiful day. I ordered fish tacos, my husband and daughter ordered fish and chips. Everything was absolutely wonderful, great service too. I hope... More 

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Additional Information about Bridgewater Bistro

Address: 20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: +1 503-325-6777
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 32
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?