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Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
+1 503-325-6777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussel chowder” (42 reviews)
“mayan salad” (25 reviews)
“salmon” (92 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Basin St, Ste. A, Astoria, OR 97103-6235
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this very much. The salmon was perfectly cooked, the sauce delicious. Good salads. The bread was bland. Lamb Popsicles & chimichurri were very tasty. Bread pudding and chocolate dessert both wonderful.

Thank Fathorsemama
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a gorgeous sunny day. We ate lunch outside with a view of the bridge over the Columbia River and Washington state beyond. The service was A+ and the lunch was delicious. I had a chicken salad sandwich grilled with Asiago...More

Thank rswfmChicago
Reviewed August 27, 2016

It may take a bit of poking around to find this red building nestled under the impossible to miss bridge, but it is worth any exploration needed to get there. Entrance is near the "bridge end" of the building. Reservations recommended. They have a very...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I live locally and a group of us girlfriends get together each week and have lunch someplace new. The Bridgewater was a great find. It's situated right under the bridge and it has a great view to go along with your meal. I can see...More

Thank TheNWTammy
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Good, free parking near front door. Walked right in and sat down. Server Erica was pleasant and informed. Food was reasonably priced and served quickly. Usual fare and very good Bloody Mary's.

Thank sonnybear47
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Stopped in for a bite of lunch. Received excellent service and food was hot and excellent when it was served. Will definitely stop in when we return.

Thank rdwar58
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Annie helped us select the right items for Lunch at the Bistro. On of the best restaurants on the coast and with great views under the big bridge. After two days of average to below average dinning in Seaside it was a true pleasure to...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We did not actually eat here. The young gentleman taking names to seat people was rather snobby and boorish. We left and went to Bouy Beer Company and found the staff much more welcoming and friendly.More

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Tony K, Owner at Bridgewater Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

I'm very sorry to hear that you did not get the opportunity to enjoy a meal with us because you did not feel welcomed by our host (which is definitely not usually the case here). I'm not sure what was going on at the time...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by at the recommendation of a frequent visitor to the Oregon coast. The beautiful weather gave this dockside restaurant a special ambiance. The clam and mussel chowder was delicious, with just a hint of curry. We both had the fish and chips, prepared...More

Thank edeaton
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stopped in for lunch at the Bridgewater Bistro while passing through Astoria. This was a beautiful, classy-casual restaurant that had great views! The food was very good. The menu wasn't too overwhelming, but had some good variety to offer. This little...More

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Questions & Answers
July 21, 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
March 27, 2017|
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Response from Tony K | Property representative |
Sure is! 3-5 Monday through Friday
February 19, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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