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“Great views and food”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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 August 9, 2014

My husband and I have dined here twice now and had great experiences both times. The service was prompt, attentive and our server was full of suggestions. The prime rib is excellent and they always have unique interpretations of ordinary dishes on the menu. This most recent time had more seafood options and I enjoyed the seafood cakes made with salmon and cod. We also have enjoyed their desserts both times and like that you can have a small single serving or 3 sample sizes if you're not sure which one to settle on.

Great views of the water and a beautiful, open dining room. They have a fireplace that they use when the weather gets cooler.

Great selection of Oregon and Washington wines too!

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1  Thank Christina T
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant is a hit. It's always nice to find well cooked food when you're traveling. This food was good, really good. Wonderful views. Open friendly atmosphere. Romantic. Very good service.

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1  Thank CaliforniaCricket
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Arrived after the lunch rush, placed our order around 155pm: fish and chips, chowder, cranberry salad. Requested that the soup and salad be served at the same time the fish was served. Beverages were delivered promptly by a friendly waitperson. Then we waited, and waited. We did receive one update toward the end of our wait - "they must have 15 orders of Fish and chips back there in the kitchen". A half hour after ordering our food was delivered. The fish was hot but the fries were cold. At this point we were ready to move on with our day, so we did not send them back. Cranberry salad tasted OK but looked like it had spent several hours in the refrigerator after being prepared. The "house-made bread" did not strike us as special any more than Pepperidge Farm product would be. Great location and view, but our experience with food and wait time left us disappointed..

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1  Thank Taybeh
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WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2014

We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your experience yesterday. We have so many great comments about our fresh every day ciabatta, birdseed bread and Cuban buns and sliders, but perhaps they were simply not your style. Our cranberry salads are tossed to order by our servers for their tables so I'm not sure what about the salad gave you the impression that we were making these salads en masse. Perhaps you could give me an email directly to help us solve that puzzle.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This was the Opening evening of a girls trip and I can't think of a better way to start! The food was excellent and the service friendly. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend this fabulous restaurant!

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here and consider this "a find." The owner greeted us as we came in and, after a short wait, seated us at a window table. The lunch menu is varied and affordable. I had a burger with cougar gold cheese and a berry blend mustard. Delicious. Their fries are definitely above average. I had a silk pie for dessert that was creamy and delivered in an artful presentation. They have draft beer available from the Fort George Brewery. If you like beer, you will see something you like. A full bar is available. We will be back.

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1  Thank jeremiahred
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