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“A newer restauant on bridge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bascule Bridge Grille

Bascule Bridge Grille
Ranked #4 of 70 Restaurants in Ashtabula
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Niles, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A newer restauant on bridge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Service was a bit slow due in part to new wait staff. Smaller inside than it looks but very clean and comfortable.Chicken was a bit dry but coffee was great. Just a short walk to the harbor or the Cahill Bed and Breakfast.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Roger B
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John S, Owner at Bascule Bridge Grille, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for the review! I apologize that the chicken marsala came out dry. We strive to satisfy our customers and take great pride in the quality of food that we serve. Sometimes we make mistakes. Please stop back again and see us. Hopefully we can make everything perfect for you.
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food but slow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Unfortunately, the very slow service ruined my first visit to Bascule Bridge Grille. The sirloin steak tasted great but we waited a long time for appetizers & meals. We finally paid at the bar since we could not get our checks at the table after several requests. Maybe service is better on the weekend than on a Thursday night. Too bad.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tambagborie
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Alta Loma, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“5 star food at 3 star prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Relatives in Ashtabula highly recommended Bascule Bridge Grille and we were not disappointed! Not only was the food outstanding but prices were affordable. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and shown to our table. The restaurant is small but is full service, nicely decorated and clean. The wine list is fairly short but everything on it is high quality. The featured wines were $6 to $8 (and drinks were very reasonable - Crown Royal and Grey Goose were either $4 or $5; beer $3.50-$4). As for food, our group mostly tried the specials and each person raved about the succulence, presentation and flavors of their entry. Featured were a 1/2 chicken special, $22; duck confit, $19; and lamb steak, $24. Regular menu selections were mostly less expensive (chicken picata, $16). I would not hesitate to brings guests to the restaurant and wish I could return. But even for great food, southern California to Ohio is a long trip.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hawk5645
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Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bascule Bridge Restaurant Ashtabula Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Happy to have a new restaurant in the harbor. The food was exceptional! Chicken Marsala was wonderful and the creme brûlée was out of this world! Would definitely go back

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank OHPatches
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Boston
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Like other reviewers, we were so delighted to find this new restaurant in Ashtabula Harbor. Fine dining restaurants are few and far between in this area and the Bascule Bridge Grille fills the bill. Both our dinners were delicious--salmon with mashed sweet potatoes and chicken piccata with whipped mashed potatoes. I particularly loved the haricot verts which were perfectly cooked. The dining rooms are pleasantly decorated and the service was prompt, professional and pleasant. The prices seemed reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food. The wine list was broad and reasonably priced. The desserts sounded tempting, but as it was a birthday celebration, a surprise cake and ice cream waited at home, so we will have to sample them on a return visit. We will definitely be back as this is a find in Ashtabula.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank nylorac63
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