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“Would never go back!”
Review of Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro
Ranked #2 of 102 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 November 21, 2013

We had lunch there one day. I ordered fish and chips. When I got my order the server gave me some story about how they use a gluten free coating so it doesn't leach the flavor out of the fish. Well, no wonder, the coating had such an off taste you couldn't taste the fish. Why eat gluten free anything if you don't have to. My husband ordered a burger and said it was okay but nothing outstanding. The burger at Dooger's was much better..

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Thank nomorep
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Anthony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

I was very sorry to read about your recent disappointment with our fish and chips. In an attempt to accommodate the growing number of people who have discovered that they are gluten-intolerant, we have developed, among other things, a gluten-free batter for our fish and chips which has been generally well received by our customers. I'm sorry it was not to your taste, and will be sure to have our chef check that the batter is being properly mixed by his staff. I hope this experience will not prevent you from returning to enjoy the many other items offered on our menu.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

This restaurant and bar was the closest to our hotel. Service was friendly, food good and promptly served. Large menu and full bar with local tap beers.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The food and drink was marvelous and not expensive, despite the location right on the water. I had the chili-lime shrimp and a large house salad for dinner, along with a Basil-tini which was perfection.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

While staying in Astoria in early November my sister and I asked for restaurant recommendations at our hotel. We were directed to the Bridgeview Bistro. It was walking distance from our hotel (Cannery Pier) and the food and service was excellent.

The prices were reasonable and they had an extensive wine list. We both had the fish and chips and everything about the meal was excellent.

Our waiter was very attentive without being bothersome. For some reason most waitstaff have difficulty achieving this happy medium.

If you get the chance, have dinner here while in Astoria. You won't be sorry.

Thank JeanetteDavidson
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We picked the restaurant because of mostly good reviews and its location near our hotel. We were not disappointed. This is a busy well organized place, geared to tourists. It is not intimate, nor local (from what we could tell). We had no problems with our reservation, and were seated in a booth on the edge of the room. The food was very good, not subtle but not overdone either. We had fish which was quite fresh. Essentially if you are on a road trip, as we were, and aren’t expecting a big city gourmet experience, you will very likely enjoy your experience here

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