Bridgewater Bistro
Bridgewater Bistro
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Bridgewater Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bridgewaterbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5033256777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lynne "Red" Pelletier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: View mezzanine level seats up to 55. Adjacent riverview banquet space can accommodate seating dining up to 225 with dance floor and bar
  • Private Party Contact: Ann Kischner 5033256777
  • Entertainment: Local live jazz Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights & Sunday brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Industry
  • Public Transit: Local riverfront trolley stops 100 yards from restaurant entrance.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Paved parking for 40 vehicles in private building lot; adjacent public parking available for 150 vehicles, including RV's.
A word from Bridgewater Bistro
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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Bridgewater Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The Bridgewater Bisto had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    The Bridgewater Bisto had a fantastic view right out over the water. The smoked tomato mac and cheese was very good. My husband got a burger and I got the Poisson St. Jacques. Both were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Reserved a spot here to celebrate a birthday. Only one other couple in the restaurant, as it was between lunch and dinner. Nice menu choices, good service and and ambience. It was an excellent meal. The view is fabulous, too! Next time we are in the area we will experience dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting, Top-Notch Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Our evening at Bridgewater Bistro couldn't have been more delightful and satisfying! The wine list is impressive, and their menu options are wonderful. Dishes were well-presented, fresh and flavorful. We found the Poisson St. Jacques and the Clam & Mussel Chowder to be equally delectable. Service was friendly and professional, and the owner spent quite a bit of time visiting with us the evening we were there. He is clearly proud of his establishment, and he has every right to be! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely gem on the Columbia River
    Michael
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    This is a great restaurant for all of those who love good food, ambience, an incredible wine list and an wonderful owner/host in Tony. My wife and I spent a weekend in Astoria and went to the Bistro three times and on each occasion enjoyed all that it offered even more. The view of the river is spectacular and makes for a glorious setting to accompany the food. Tony is a masterful host and knows every detail of the amazing wine list that offers multiple selections from the region as well as countries around the world. If one is in Astoria and needs a place for a special occasion or just a delicious hamburger, Bridgewater is the place to go. Best to Tony Kischner and his wife Ann who is the pastry chef and creates heavenly desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible lighting
    DineAroundWA
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food was fine, we weren't blown away. The lighting was atrocious. They were on full blast way after 9:30. No candles on the table, and we could see our reflections in the windows rather than the sunset. Once the piano player was finished, the restaurant didn't put on any music, so the ambience was totally dead. We felt like we were in a cafeteria. The restaurant gives the impression they are high-end (given the prices on the menu....which reminds me....there was a typo on the menu) as well as plastic over the paper menu (which gave an 'off-the-highway' type of vibe) The service was mediocre, nothing to write home about. It's these details that really add up. We were pretty disappointed with the overall experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was outstanding (the
    Shari
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food was outstanding (the crab cheesecake is to die for), the service was excellent, the view - incredible! We'll be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unlike many restaurants on
    macaroniVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Unlike many restaurants on or near the coast with a nice view, this one has great food and service. Don't miss it! Definitely have dessert too--the berry cobbler was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'm not sure why they accept
    Wstoller
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    I'm not sure why they accept reservations if they seat people without them ahead of those with reservations. We had a reservation at 7 and were told we would be seated once a table opened up. Didn't take too long, so we enjoyed a drink at the bar. The restaurant is well renovated. The staff was friendly, but somewhat inattentive. There was a family reunion sectioning off half of the floor space that was apparently a top priority for the establishment - I find it odd that one group would feel comfortable making speeches to an entire restaurant when only half of those seated were a part of their group. The food was equivalent to that which you might find at a Ruby Tuesday's or Applebee's. All in all, not terrible. Not great either.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second and last visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Dined at Bistro while staying at Cannery last year. Great time,then! Made reservation, days in advance. Looking forward to dining. On arrival told we had to wait until server got caught up, because had two large groups being served. Could have told us when reserv. made. No suggesting we have a drink while waiting.. Another server asked if we had been helped,hostess suddenly could seat us after all. Downstairs full with big event , upstairs, we were place at a table next to rail, near stairs and kitchen area behind display so only part view. Takes awhile to get order for mineral water, served in child's mug. Guess they ran out of glassware. Appetizer cold, dinner served not what described. Too much for staff, food, dishes, depleted?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with a view
    MandM
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    We enjoyed lunch and both the waiter and the maitre 'd asked about and confirmed that our specified sensitivities would be avoided. Our meal was very tasty, with the Hungarian mushroom soup very pleasing to the palate. The kitchen was kind enough to split a Mayan salad for us, and the resulting two plates were generous in portion and very good. The salmon was done very nicely, although perhaps somewhat unimaginative as there was no "wow" factor (however, in fairness, the menu did not play it up to be something different, either). We saved room for dessert and enjoyed the Chocolate "bete noir" and lemon-white chocolate fudge brownie sundae. The setting is very pleasant with a view of the bridge and the Columbia river. But, why the skeleton?
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Surprise at Astoria
    Hollykins
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I was expecting Bridgewater to be stiff, formal nd overpriced, plus a place that required dressing up, something we Oregonians know little about. T as warm, friendly, with great service and food worth goingg back for. So we spent our two nights there doing just that. Also loved the ambience. As fish lovers, we will be back! Also the price was right! I didn't expect such a lovely, high quality establishment. I'd like o go back for lunch sometime and sample the fish and chips. Can't wait!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Go To Restaurant in Astoria
    bistrobabe
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    If you are heading to Astoria you simply must stop by Bridgewater Bistro for one of your meals. Great view, lovely ambiance and oh what food. If you're like us and really enjoy small plates to share this is the place for you. We will be back and back and back time and time again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful on the river
    sbsally
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Hard to beat the huge windows on the river that affords views for all. Lounge area by a fireplace was inviting. Ravioli was not homemade but my sauteed oysters were tasty and there were nice wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very friendly, knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    very friendly, knowledgeable staff. every visit we try something new. pleasantly surprised with great product each time. good location and great night views
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beth our server went above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Beth our server went above and beyond, our bus person Bri the same. Food was outstanding and we enjoyed the view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the sole special &
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    We had the sole special & it was so over!!! cooked to be unedible. Owner & waitress tried very hard, but the cooking is highly overrated. We will never come there again. It was recommended by a local, but i will set her straight.............
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, nothing on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Excellent food, nothing on our plate went untouched. The food was fresh and cooked with care. Thank you so much!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure to dine
    SyrahGirlVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Always a pleasure to dine in what we think is the most beautiful dining room on the Oregon Coast! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good depending on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was good depending on what was ordered. Pan fried oysters were " too fried" making them crunchy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • everything here was just wonderful:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    everything here was just wonderful: food, drink, ambience, attentiveness of the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    While the food and service were great, the cavernous space made our meal feel somewhat less personal. The two story space is a little overwhelming, especially in comparison to the previous location at the Shelbourne Inn. Perhaps a table by the window or in the upstairs area would have been a better choice for a party of two. As for the food, the duck continues to be our favorite- spiced and cooked to perfection. This alone is worth the trip to the Bridgewater Bistro. The wine list, too, has a good variety, both in terms of types of wine and price ranges. My dining partner had the Korean Beef - when I tasted it, the spice was wonderful, but I found the texture to be a bit mushy. The kim chee was fairly mild but flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We stopped at the Bridgewater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We stopped at the Bridgewater on our way down to Cannon Beach and very much enjoyed our experience there. The food was quite good, nuanced and well presented. The server was helpful and prompt. The winelist is quite impressive, specializing in Oregon wines, but with many selections from WA and other places. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet