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Bridgewater Bistro


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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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). Kid'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
US$ 9 - US$ 36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was located very close to our hotel, so we decided to give it a try. The food was fantastic. The service was great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank P D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the burgers here. GF buns, also DF if you wish. Fries are cooked in rice oil and no cross-contamination. The owners are very informed on GF and go out of their way to protect their customers. Also, great view of the Columbia River, river...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jan N
Reviewed 6 days ago

First let me point out that the venue and servers were fantastic; that night a pianist provided a truly great ambiance as well. However, the food was overpriced and left us disappointed and hungry for something else. For example the smoked mushroom cassoulet was extremely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AxelSA12
Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review. I'm happy you were pleased with our ambience and service, but very sorry that you were disappointed in your meals, which is not usually the case here. I have shared your comments with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dinner with a wonderful selection of cocktails and microbrews. Great view of the river and live guitar music in the background.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cheri_l_martin
WinerdinerSeattle, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Mayan salad was the best thing I have eaten in a long time - beets, yams, avocado, tomato, quinoa, lettuce and bean - the flavors combined beautifully. I ordered the grilled shrimp with it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AdventuresofLisa
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Always a momerable dining experience & creative mixologist await! The wonderful natural light & views make this a must stop on the N OR coast Reservations are recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank I7448JZmargaretm
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

One of the better all around meals I’ve had in a while, right down to the Brussels sprouts that came with my steak. Crispy Stealhead was crispy and delicious. The chowder is unique. There was even great live music (Brubeck, Getz etc.).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank southbysoutheast
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Upon arriving in Astoria, we had lunch here. I had the clam/mussel chowder and my husband had the Hungarian mushroom soup with Caesar side salads. All was wonderful. I was particularly taken with the chowder. I will be trying to recreate that recipe at home....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank yachats70
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

My family and I came here for Christmas Eve. We were seated right by the fire and next to the Christmas tree with beautiful views of the river. The pork belly was to die for, the service was great and the ambience was wonderful topped...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the efficient, super friendly staff. Good wine list, but way overpriced. The fried oysters were good: nicely cooked and not over breaded. The salmon was terrible: previously frozen, over cooked, or both. The atmosphere was not tranquil due...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank viajeracuandopueda
Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

We are so sorry that you were not completely happy with your dining experience. We take you comments seriously and will do our best to address the issues to mention. At this time of the year there is no fresh wild salmon season so we...More

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22 July 2017|
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Response from Tony_Kischner | Property representative |
Reservations are not required for lunch or dinner, but always recommended during the summer season, especially for groups of 6 or more
28 March 2017|
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Response from WinerdinerSeattle | Property representative |
Sure is! 3-5 Monday through Friday
20 February 2017|
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Response from edeaton | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do take walk-ins but a reservation is recommended.
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