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“never got seated” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro
20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
+1 503-325-6777
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Ranked #7 of 82 restaurants in Astoria
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
Astoria, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“never got seated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Went to Bridgewater Bistro for lunch today. Stood at the hostess stand for 7-10 minutes. No one came to seat us. There was only one visible staff onsite - a bus girl who clearly saw us yet never got anyone out to seat us or even acknowledge us. There was another couple behind us with a kid so, in all, there were 5 people waiting to be seated. We finally gave up and walked out. The couple behind us followed. Money out the door,.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
I am very sorry you missed the opportunity to dine with us because nobody seated you, It turns out that we were unexpectedly WAY busier than we expected that day, plus our hostess called in sick that morning, so our staff was stretched very thin taking care of those who were seated and obviously were not able to keep their eye on the door. Unfortunately, I was also away on vacation until yesterday. I have since spoken to the young bus girl (a recent hire) and reminded her of the need to greet incoming guests even if she didn't know how to seat them. I hope you will return on a future occasion so we can offer you a more "normal" experience of our restaurant.
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Bellevue, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food and great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Excellent food, great views and a nice dinning atmosphere. Well worth a try during your visit to Astoria.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Anselmo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Relaxed Waterside Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is very good, the views are excellent, the serving hours are extended with a good bar menu. Dishes are uncomplicated and well prepared. The light, bright modern interior is within and old brick industrial building once used for boat repairs. There is an attractive fireplace seating area with river views. Service is very friendly and helpful. Prices are moderate to moderately expensive. Located along the river walk makes it easy to reach on foot. Astoria Riverwalk Inn and another hotel are quite close by. We particularly liked the "drop in at any time" relaxed atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great spot! but kind of hard to find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Went for lunch one day and had a difficult time finding where it was located. Maybe more signage?? We sat at the bar and the bartender/waitress was very friendly and helpful. I had the clam and mussel stew which came with bread and my husband had the salami pannini with fries. Had some craft beers also. Our food was wonderful! Would go again if ever in the area. Great view of the river to boot!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Smith River, California, United States
2 reviews
“Excellent food, old wharf atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This very recently was a working dock for fishing boats, the evidence is still there. And no, I can't say more because I don't want to spend all day on your dumb review. Take what you get

Visited October 2012
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