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Bridgewater Bistro

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20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235 (Industry)
+1 503-325-6777
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for light meal. Enjoyed the cleanliness throughout the place and the relaxing views of the Columbia. Try their crab, artichoke and brie appetizer - amazingly delicious!!!

Thank alamedafrances
Columbus, Georgia
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an outstanding meal at Bridgewater Bistro. We called hoping to get a table for the first seating and eat early and all worked out perfect, good service and good food. I had the duck and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had scallops which were a special that evening, agreed, they were a bit pricey but they were... More 

Thank Rhonda R
Westlake Village, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at Bridgewater this week with a large work group. We have an annual dinner here and they can accommodate large groups very well upstairs. Although the food was good, i do have to say that last year was a bit better. I had the steak (a bit dry but not awful) and those who had fish enjoyed their... More 

Thank Cmass123
Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for sharing your concerns, which I have posted for our kitchen and dining staffs to see. I'm sorry your experience this year was not as good as last, and hope we can do better next year! More 

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250 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just can't beat the location on the water. Outstanding. The place was neat and clean. Food was at best average and very overpriced for what it was. They really should price things relative to the quality and effort. If it was about 20% lower in price I probably would have rated the food as very good, but if you're going... More 

Thank RC30319
Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is our intention to offer exceptional food and service at all times, to justify the higher cost of offering top-quality ingredients and professional preparation and service, which we seem to achieve in most cases. I'm very sorry your did not feel you received the value you paid for. We... More 

Olympia, Washington
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are spectacular since it's built over the water and has huge windows. I sent back the baba ganoosh. It was ice cold with tomatoes and raw garlic mixed in it. I'm used to having it very creamy with a puddle of olive oil on top. I ended up with a dinner salad with crab on it that was... More 

Thank Kathleen2cats
Tony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your input. It is our intent that the duck be served medium-rare, and I am very sorry it if didn't come to your table at that temperature. We are always happy to correct mistakes like that, and would happily have cooked you a new entrée if you had mentioned your dissatisfaction. Our baba ganoush is a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband had the ahi tuna, not really seasoned at all.... I had Dungeness crab and artichoke chèvre melt.. ok nothing to write home about and the chili lime prawns were more like regular small shrimp, didn't taste chili or lime for that matter... for the money check out something else, not impressed, pretty disappointed. I thought it would be more... More 

Thank SeanaRay
Tony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you were underwhelmed by your dining experience with us last week. We feel as though the ahi preparation is simply packed with flavors--fresh NW corn cut from the cob and roasted with heirloom tomatoes and served with a very flavorful parsley pesto. The chili-lime sauce for the prawns is also made from scratch here in... More 

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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice. The first night we went without reservations and got a table quickly. The service was attentive and friendly considering that the place was quite busy. Great view of the river. We both had pasta special of the day. Mine was the seafood medley and my wife had the prawns. The sauce on my wife’s was much... More 

Thank jengled
Tony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sending us your feedback! The detail you included is very helpful to us in our efforts to ensure that all of our line cooks are preparing every dish in exactly the same way. We have been training a new line cook on that pasta station, and your comments have allowed us to hone right in on... More 

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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Cannery Pier Hotel makes this an each choice to try--about a two minute walk if you're slow. So we did. We loved it enough to cancel the reservation we had at another highly rated restaurant for the next night and go back. Our table looked out over the water both evenings, for a beautiful twilight view. The... More 

Thank rjmartintx
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy, but the meal was very good - even later in the evening!!! I recommend eating here if you are in Astoria!

Thank KC3766
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food - awesome views. Amazing service. My wife and I frequent this restaurant yearly. A must place to stop by and enjoy a nice romantic dinner.

Thank Rob-Kim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $32
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
  • 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
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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