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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
+1 503-325-6777
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Ranked #7 of 82 restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Wine Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Industry
Transit: Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
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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Albany, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Every facet of my dining experience was amazing and extraordinary. This is a true MUST VISIT!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

What a treat to stumble upon Bridgewater Bistro with our ipad and ChowHound recommendations. It was as good as it was supposed to be, but we were not aware of its gluten-free friendliness and awareness. The wife of the owner makes fabulous gluten-free bread. Those of us who are served 'gluten-free" bread never know what it is to be, and... More

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Clatskanie, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We have dined at the Bistro on several occasions and have found it one of the more enjoyable places to dine on the North Oregon coast. Owners, Tony and Ann, are on-site more often than not and are the backbone to a staff that treats diners with friendliness and excellent service without hovering. I had the best blackened sturgeon I've... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011 via mobile

Very kid friendly and casual. Good value for the quality. Over cooked the prime rib but replaced it very quickly. Great atmosphere and view.

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Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

This restaurant, in a renovated cannery building on the Columbia River waterfront, features great views of the River and the Astoria-Megler bridge. The main shipping channel is only a couple hundred yards from the Oregon shore here, giving diners up-close views of large ships entering/leaving port. The dining area is in a single large room - fully two stories high... More

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Seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

Lovely open, airy restaurant right on the Columbia River. A wonderful selection of "small plates" allows you to enjoy a variety of the amazing tastes the chef creates. Service is warm but never intrusive and the owner visits your table to make sure you are enjoying the total experience. I sincerely wish I lived closer.

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Ocean Park, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

As with almost every family celebration, we head over to Astoria, OR and the Bridgewater Bistro. This time it was for our 15th Wedding Anniversary. And as times before, the experience was fabulous! From the moment we entered the restaurant, with swift hostess attention, we were pampered with attentiveness throughout the evening from the wait staff and the servers; they... More

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Weston, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We came to celebrate a birthday We were charged a service charge for a party of 6 Additional charge of $7 to service small cake My salad was horrible and I was told " that is what I ordered" Atmosphere is beautiful....

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Atkisch, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, and wish that we'd known while you were here so that we could have attempted to change it! As stated on our menus, we (like many other restaurants) do automatically charge an 18% gratuity on parties of 6 or more. We also do charge a... More

N.W. Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

Very pleasant with good menu selection and attentive staff. Superb wine list. Food was excellent.

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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My husband and I got off our cruise ship in Astoria, Oregon. We toured around for a few hours then got off of the town's trolley near the Bridgewater Bistro which is not far from the port. We were seated at the nice table looking out over the bay and bridge. The waitress and the owner were very attentive and... More

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