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“Good Food”
Review of Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro
Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The waitress was very knoledgeable, the menu had numerous selections and the food was very good. Also withing walking distance of the Cannery Pier Hotel.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We ate here based on the recommendation of the front desk clerk at our hotel. It was a great experience. The setting was wonderful-a converted cannery on the Columbia River so we could watch the boats sail under the bridge as we enjoyed dinner. Our server, Chris, was attentive and knowledgeable. As others have said, there is a wide array of food and prices here so most people should be able to find something to their liking. We split 2 dishes (for a $2.50 fee) and there was more than enough food. We started with a Mayan salad (beets, yams, quinoa, tomatoes, black bean relish etc ) with a side of delicious bread. We also split the Alaska cod fish and chips (4 pieces of cod-lightly breaded and deep fried; not a typo, there really were 4 pieces of cod). And if you like pale ale, try the Fort George IPA. Wonderful.

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Thank MesaMac
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were a little worried as even though the listing said family friendly, it seemed a little too fancy for lunch with our two year old. But, they were very accommodating and it was just great. The food was very good and I appreciated allowing half orders. We enjoyed the creative offerings and found the food reasonable and tasty. Added bonus, WA's Gov Gregoire was there so it was fun to tell her hello!

Thank luca74
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The chef has won a regional Iron Chef competition, and it shows. Loved the adventurous menu and stunning setting on the Columbia River in a refurbished cannery building. My husband bravely ordered the sturgeon special (caught right here in said river) and pronounced it delicious. I had a new Korean barbecued beef dish that was also delightful, and we enjoyed a 1/2 carafe of Oregon pinot gris (at $24 for barely three glasses, a little pricey, though). When we expressed interest in the building's history, the friendly waitress brought out a couple of picture books for us to browse. And we enjoyed a live jazz trio on this Thursday night. Highly recommended.

Thank bbanks8
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Located in a stunning old industrial space, this is a charming place with an interesting mix of somewhat pricey gourmet entrees and reasonably priced deluxe burgers, fish and chips, etc. I had the fish and chips (Alaska Cod) and it was flawless. Nice jazz piano in the background. Spectacular bread. Fabulous cobbler for dessert.

Thank Patrick D
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