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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
+1 503-325-6777
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a stay in Astoria on Saturday March 19, 2016. We made a 7:00 pm dinner reservation at Bridgewater Bistro. The front desk lady at the hotel we stayed in suggested three seafood restaurants we might enjoy. We spent a few...More

Thank Trav42CA
Tony_Kischner, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review of your recent experience at our restaurant. I am very sorry we missed the mark in so many ways on your visit. We were, as you indicated (and we anticipated), especially busy on the...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have not had better service EVER in a restaurant. Our server, Gilly, was STELLAR! I had the prime rib; my husband, the poisson st. jacques. Both were superb. The roasted brussel spouts & vegies were excellent. My cocktail and his wine were just right....More

Thank Susie J
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We go there for holidays and celebrations. Cozy and warm. View is great and love the white table cloths.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had a really lovely meal in the Bistro. Relaxed service, very friendly waitress and a great wine list. Food was good rather than great, but the location and ambience more than made up for any downsides.

Thank Fuzzmeister
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Chose this based on trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. We had the fisherman sandwich which was an open faced salmon sandwich and the Asiago chicken salad sandwich. I had never had a sandwich with the cheese on the outside but it was...More

Thank JVLD
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect! Helpful suggestions, fun atmosphere, great view and absolutely delicious food. We started with light, fresh Calamari Bites and the soft, warm (slightly rye flavored) bread. For entrees, we had the Northwest Seafood Dashi and Vietnamese Shellfish Stew. The spices and flavor combinations were a...More

Thank Dee D
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I came here for lunch based on online reviews. The decor was high-end, and I feared they put all their energy into the ambiance. I was ready to not like the food, but it was very good. The mussel/clam chowder was great and my salmon...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Came here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend who is local. The Hungarian mushroom soup is as delicious as boasted about! The lunch menu had many selections I would have loved to try - I settled on fish tacos which were delicious. The...More

Thank HJF1990
Reviewed 5 March 2016

While the town of Astoria is nothing to write home about one has to appreciate the quaintness of it all and try to appreciate what it does have to offer. The Bridgewater Bistro is in what most likely used to be an old fish processing...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Often when you get a great view from a restaurant the food is not equal to it. Here, while you enjoy beautiful views of the Columbia river you will also enjoy outstanding food. The house salad is tasty combination of greens and nuts and the...More

Thank Cathy C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a happy hour?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Tony K | Property representative |
Sure is! 3-5 Monday through Friday
Do you take reservations ?
20 February 2017|
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Response from edeaton | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do take walk-ins but a reservation is recommended.
Do you take reservations ?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Tony K | Property representative |
Yes we do - in fact, they are always recommended as we get very busy during peak meal times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
  • Public Transportation: Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-325-6777
  • E-mail
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
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