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“They've reproduced the flavors of grandma's cooking”
Review of Bridgewater Bistro

Bridgewater Bistro
Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$39
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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 21 October 2017 via mobile

So delicious that we thought to offer a double grace for the food. Fantastic server, warm fireplace, Thursday night live music, spell - binding views as we sat overlooking on the waterfront. And, should you wish, you are invited to nibble from their fresh garden out front.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

What a treasure in the heart of old town Astoria! This large, airy restaurant with sweeping views of the Columbia River and Astoria-Megler Bridge offers a very large menu of delectable options from appetizers and small plates to fresh salads and soups, entrée`s and desserts, with nice wine pairings. The service was friendly and very efficient. Prices were moderate. The extra small Willapa pan fried Oysters were to die for. The Butter Fish (Black Cod) was the special of the evening and was very tender and sweet. This would be an easy place to miss, but it was fortunately walking distance from the Cannery Pier Hotel.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Bridgewater Bistro is a well appointed, cozy, perfectly situated elegant bistro open all day. The food is locally sourced and service is attentive. Soups are all tempting as are the salads. The view under the bridge is everchangingly stunning. Prices are reasonable for what is offered.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had a wonderful dinner our first night in Astoria. There was a piano player and the sunset filled the dining room.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Forget that most of the menu is gluten-free – the food is great! The service is great! The location is great! Eating out when you eat gluten free can be challenging unless you encounter a gem like Bridgewater Bistro! We cannot say enough good things about this place! Our server, Steve, was friendly, personable and professional. We enjoyed the clam/mussel chowder, seafood cakes and fried oysters. The Italian bread was outstanding. Everything was wonderful including the rum julep cocktail we ordered. We recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Enjoy!

Thank dirion
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